hollywood laurels

Congratulations to the super-talented cast & crew of The Spirit Room, helmed by Adam J. Ung.  The Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival awarded the short Best Horror Short.  I was honored to play the role of Peggy Wily in this award winning film.  Learn more here.

 

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Tell the FCC to Maintain Net Neutrality

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Net neutrality concerns all of us.  Actor friend Carl Bressler just gave me the scoop on Facebook on how to petition the FCC to keep the net neutral.

Here’s how to do it, courtesy of Carl:

1. On your computer, not your phone! – go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter under Proceeding the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality.

*Fill in the form carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose. 

Here was what I wrote to the FCC:

 I support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. I support net neutrality. Like the printing press of the 1400s, the internet fundamentally democratized the way we communicate, make it easier for everyone to have a voice–not just leaders or the wealthy. Any attempt to de-neutralize the internet is deeply damaging to our freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of assembly and no “free market” consideration should ever infringe on our freedoms of speech, press and assembly.

So many of us actors and other creatives are now really in the business of content creation, just as much as we are in the entertainment biz or the movie biz.  The neutral net has created immense opportunities for us to showcase our talents and a net that is not neutral will limit what audiences we can reach.  It is important for every creative to fight for net neutrality.

Please do this today!

Behind Hollywood’s Stereotype Hype

Powerhouse producers & directors came on What Women Want Talk Radio to show us what more inclusive filmmaking can and should be. Listen to this compelling interview with the teams behind two successful films, Murder in the Woods and Seeking Valentina.

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11.22 Behind Hollywoods Stereotype Hype

Scintillating conversation from Hollywood’s latest directors, filmmakers and actors about how they are breaking ground for ALL cultures and backgrounds to star in non-typical roles and become more mainstream.

Director Armin Nasseri from the movie “Seeking Valentina” and the creative team behind “Murder In The Woods,” Yelena DeLeon and Luis Iga, come together to define how the meaning of “casting against type” and promoting cultural significance in leading roles for films is revolutionizing the film industry.

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In Thanksgiving for Our Bodies

If you’re dieting right now, you might be dreading the next few months.  As soon as the pumpkin spice lattes start getting poured, it seems like the season of packing on the pounds begins.  The word “festive” alludes to feast, and it’s a time of year that people with weight concerns experience a lot of added pressure.

I recently spoke with Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin about being body-positive, no matter what size we are.

Read More on Mogul.

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Who knew “Upping Your Game” can start with failure?!

Failures pave the road to success and these two ladies really upped their game to get there. So happy to have had the opportunity to learn their stories!

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Love this show and how it is such a mystical dichotomy of failure leading to success, and how to handle it afterwards. A lot of times we view failure as just that – falling down, but Amy Lyle, bestselling author of “The Book of Failures” tells us differently, how she used “failure” as her success tool. And finance expert Meredith Jones also joins us with her story of ups and downs leading to finally becoming a leading expert in the one industry people tend to cringe at – FINANCE, and she gently shows us how to manage your dollars to lock in your success.
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