Author Austen Courpet

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Talk “Mediocre” Theater and Why They Get On Stage

When LuPone was asked about the standard she holds other actors to, she says, “It’s always about the audience. I mean, I’m mad when I come out of a theater, and it’s mediocre, and I’ve spent over 300 bucks. I’m furious. It’s a higher-stake game now, and everybody has to be on top of their game. And you can’t have anybody go out there and dis the play, dis the playwright, dis the audience — you can’t. It’s unacceptable.”

Hollywood Managers Challenge Talent Agencies Act

According to the Talent Agencies Act (which is a California law), actors are only allowed to gain work through licensed talent agents. Managers on the other hand, are only allowed to provide advice generally on a client’s career.

Reddit Turned Actor Nate Dern into a Viral Star

Nate Dern, who posted on Reddit about a commercial he recently appeared in: “Hi Reddit. After three years of auditioning, I booked my first commercial. I say ‘Huh?’ in this AT&T spot. Just wanted to share.”