Monday, March 29, 2010

17 Industry Professionals See Elizabeth's Work

Last week's 5-day NY Connection was incredible. I left with a solid understanding of where I fit into the industry (the girl next door), strong confidence in the work I am doing, and a host of new industry relationships.


"When you smile, the camera lights up. It just lights up."
Lisa Lawrence, Headline Talent

"Very good at taking direction. You look good on camera as well."
Michele Bianculli, Stewart Talent New York

"That was delightful."
Eve Battaglia, Eve Battaglia Casting

"Thanks for being good. You are very well suited for [romantic comedies]."
Brette Goldstein, Brette Goldstein Casting

Casting Directors in Attendance
This list in addition to list of agents on March 9's post (minus Peter Kaiser, who was unable to attend).

Eve Battaglia
Independent Casting Director, Eve Battaglia Casting

Paul Fouquet
Casting Director, Elissa Meyers Casting

Brette Goldstein
Casting Director, Brette Goldstein Casting

Camille Hickman
Associate Casting Director, Lincoln Center Theater

Maria Higgins
Associate Casting Director, Tucker/Meyerson Casting

Ken Lazer
Commercial Casting Director, Ken Lazer Casting

Barry Shapiro
Casting Director, Herman & Lipson Casting

Tori Visgilio
Associate Casting Director, One Life to Live

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Patricia Mauceri

I have started going regularly to the Actors Group that is part of Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Center for Faith and Work. The group meets once a month at Ripley-Grier Studios on 8th Avenue in the Fashion District. Last night, we had a guest speaker: Patricia Mauceri, who spent 14 years working on One Life to Live and has a New York acting career that stretches back about 40 years. It was such an invaluable time as we heard about not only her creative journey, but the journey that God was taking her on that whole time, even before she became a Christian. Her wisdom really helped this room full of young actors, me included, to look at our own journeys and motivations for being actors with a fresh perspective: one in which Christ gets the glory, not us. In fact, the first question she addressed to the group was, "Why do you want to be actors?"

Another piece of wisdom that I pray will stay with me is something she heard from her agent: "The minute you start believing your press, your career is dead."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Theatre, Commercial, Film, oh my!

Preparing for NY Connection is a process of being stretched. The 5-day intensive includes work on commercial copy, theater sides, and film/tv sides, all of which need to be memorized and prepared, ready to be worked over with casting directors and then presented to agents.

The agents to which I will be showcasing are as follows:

Steve Maihack, Stewart Talent
Peter Kaiser, The Talent House
Lisa Lawrence, Headline Talent
Diana Doussant, Leading Artists, Inc.

Ben Sands, The Mine
Cynthia Katz, Gotham Talent
B. Lynn Jebens, The Krasny Office

Julien Bouscarel, Innovative Artists
Fatima Wilson, Bloc NYC
Michele Biancolli, Stewart Talent

These are representatives from some very well-established and prestigious offices. The praying and working continues!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monologues on youtube

I have posted two different monologue videos of me on youtube. Here are the links. Check 'em out!

Amanda from The Food Chain (Nicky Silver)

Marge from Split (Michael Weller)