The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Oscar, all over bar the Shouting

Well.... 12YEARS A SLAVE won its so deserved best picture Oscar and having voted for it, I for one am delighted.   It's an extraordinary story and as usual taken from the words of a man who was actually kidnapped into slavery, it has so much the ring of truth, that few fictional accounts can have.  The real story is so often more moving and thrilling than a fabrication.   Some people have said to me that they are ...

Posted on March 4, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects

OSCAR AWAITS YOU!

  Oscar will be awaiting your pleasure tomorrow night friends and frankly every film and every person involved in all the films should win this year...the standard is very high at least in the main categories.  I have said this before but I will say it one more time, I was very disappointed that WADJDA...the Saudi Arabian film did not make it into best foreign film category, nor GLORIA the wonderful Chilean movie.  However I have no doubt it will ...

Posted on March 1, 2014 and filed under My News & My Kind of People

newchillingtales.com A NEW FILM

  I am delighted to tell you that a  New Chilling Tale, THE DAMNED THING is finished and has been accepted into the Sun Vally Film Festival as an Official entry!   I am thrilled, it is a wonderful story, written by the  great Civil War writer Ambrose Bierce.   At the moment the first three films are available to purchase on a DVD, soon we will add THE DAMNED THING.   THE DAMNED THING tells of a man, a ...

Posted on February 26, 2014 and filed under Recent Projects

Projects from friends

  Not so much a recent project, more a new one for this site....I want to help you to find some of my friends, who are doing interesting work at the moment and, if I can, help promote their work.  Here is Charlotte Durie, artist, whose work I like and whom, I have  know for a few years now.   Charlotte lives in a wonderful converted barn in the wilds of Wales.    Charlotte has been painting and drawing for ...

Posted on February 24, 2014 and filed under Recent Projects

JANE MERROW ACTS, BLOGS and waits

Waiting is a large part of Acting...you are either waiting for an audition, news of an audition, news of getting a job, a job to start, a call to start, waiting on set and my favourite saying Hurry up and wait.   You're making a movie/TV whatever and your call to make-up is at 6am...6am at location or studio...into the makeup chair, made beautiful or ugly ...

Posted on February 17, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!