Sunday, December 9, 2007

Episode 2 - Colleen Wainwright, Part 2, And One Possible Take On Hollywood's Digital Future

Episode 2 is part 2 of the interview with Colleen Wainwright, except owing to a mixup, Episode 1 actually featured part 2 of the interview, so ep 2 really features part 1.

Also, some opinion on how digital downloads may in fact be a really powerful thing for writers, a way to empower independent productions, based on the example of Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick's new series Quarterlife, and more specifically, based on an awesome piece Mr. Herskovitz wrote for the LA Times about it. (Full disclosure: I'm currently working for the LA Times.)

Anyway, after I recorded the podcast, a ton of links showed up on the WGA strike blog United Hollywood, all from people better-informed than me who seemed to think the same thing. It's always cool when that happens.


Download the podcast for insight and experience from Colleen, a former working actor, and some random thoughts of my own.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Hollywood Grit 01: Colleen Wainwright, The Communicatrix - An Actor's Marketing Plan

Colleen Wainright, the Communicatrix, gives Hollywood Grit an interview on her experiences as a working actor, especially the contrarian advice in this awesome column she wrote for

Work on making yourself the actor that has agents chasing you, rather than the other way around...your hire-ability gets you work, not your agent...break out of that mentality of waiting for your break to come to you. But the thing is, there’s no one break. It’s mainly a myth, and when it’s not, it’s never the thing you predicted it would be.

Download the podcast for some provocative thinking from somebody who's done it (part 1 of 2).