Thursday, November 29, 2012

Forced Hiatus

The good news? I finally got an iPhone!

The bad news? Less than a day after my new phone ushered me into the 21st century, my other vital device had a jealous fit and rendered itself useless in protest.

So even though I had a slew of new blog post ideas over Thanksgiving break, I'm still on hiatus until my laptop is repaired. I'm posting this via the Blogger app, hoping it doesn't look too wonky.

Thanks for your patience everyone! New posts coming soon about acting, writing, and my semi-sorta-glamorous life as a volunteering, food-loving nerdette!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Every End is a Beginning

Stephen Falk created Next Caller, a comedy that got picked up by NBC.

Then NBC took it away.

He tells the whole story with bracing honesty on his blog post "Advice To Young TV Writers (but really: What Happened To My NBC Show)" - a must read for all television writers!

Special kudos to Stephen for his postscript about hiring a gender balanced writer's room. That's how you do it, showrunners...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Money Monday: Theater for Cheap

I don't pay full price for anything if I can help it. And yet, I can't stop seeing live theater. Stellar acting performances and killer writing inspire me as an artist. And there's nothing like taking in a live performance with an audience...and occasionally crying my eyes out next to them.

Thank goodness for Goldstar! They offer discount tickets to live entertainment in cities all over, including theater, comedy, sports, music and even things like wine tastings, sushi making classes and harbor cruises. Most offers are half-price off!

Best of all, it's free to join. How much of a no-brainer is that? They often have tickets for big-time venues like The Greek Theatre and Cirque du Soleil, so you can save money and get inspired by the best.

Did I mention it's free to sign up? What are you waiting for?