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

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!

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I've been doing a lot of writing, of late. To make things easier to remember, I've changed my Facebook page to ...

Posted on February 14, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!

OSCAR SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES, FOREIGN, ANIMATED

  The Oscar race is on and the finish line approaches, Sunday March 2nd.  It's all good and exciting.   One of my favourite parts is here viewing all those nominated in Best Foreign , Best Animated, Best Short, Best Documentary Best Short Documentary.   I get to see such great films from all over the place and with the advent of YouTube etc, many of these films will available online.  This is where some of the best viewing is to be ...

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OSCAR NOMINATED FILMS AND THE ACTORS

Last time I wrote about the Nominated Films, I included AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY, which was not nominated.  I wonder why.  There are usually ten nominations for Best Picture, this year there only nine.  My mistake.. So to the remaining four...from an Actors viewpoint. 1.   THE WOLF OF WALL STREET directed by the incomparable Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.   This is a bit like Mr Toad's Wild Ride;  the story runs on the edge of control and finally runs out ...

Posted on February 7, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Dead.  So sad, such a loss, a great talent gone and in such a wasteful way.   When I was a child, my grandmother, who had worked in theatre, had a picture of a famous actress of her day, with whom my grandmother had worked...Meggie Albanesi.   I asked about her and Nan said she died of a drug overdose.   It was reported as an intestinal illness, you did not talk about drugs ...

Posted on February 3, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!