Casting Director Jen Rudin

Casting director Jen Rudin discusses her new book, CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR, with Tommy G. Kendrick, actor and host of ACTORS TALK PODCAST.

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I MARRIED A CAJUN – AND NOW I LOVE GUMBO

by txactor on April 12, 2014

I’ll admit it. Before marrying into a family with Cajun lineage, I wasn’t a big gumbo fan. The only time I’d had it a distant relative had made some gumbo and it didn’t strike my fancy.

But then…when I got some REAL CAJUN GUMBO, I saw the light. So for a bit of fun I’ve created this custom Tee for all us Gumbo lovers in the world. For you to like this shirt it probably wouldn’t hurt to also be a LSU Tiger fan. Just sayin. Here’s the shirt. It will be available for a limited time only through Teespring.

If the minimum of 20 shirts aren’t ordered, then no one is charged and the shirt won’t get printed. But if 20 or more are ordered, the credit cards get charged and the shirts (printed in the USA) are shipped within 14 days. Get one. Cause I want one and I can’t get it if enough of you don’t.

Buy a Gumbo Shirt

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For The #Hearties – Fans of When Calls The Heart

April 10, 2014
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WHEN CALLS THE HEART Did you see the first season of Hallmark’s WHEN CALLS THE HEART? The show is based on the 1983 novel by Janette Oke. For the #Hearties

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I Do Have A REAL Job I’m An ACTOR

March 19, 2014
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IS ACTING YOUR JOB? Here’s a tee shirt I had made up just for us actors. An actor shirt. It says just what we have so often told family and friends. “I DO HAVE A JOB – I’M AN ACTOR.” This is a limited time offer from Teespring. Pre order and if we get 10 […]

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ACTORS TALK Podcast – Conversation with Actor Gregory Walcott

June 12, 2012

A top-flight character actor and sometime leading man, Gregory Walcott has managed to bridge the tail-end of the studio system, the heyday of series television, and the boom years of the post-studio 1970s, and carve a notable career in the process. He was born Bernard Mattox in 1928 (some sources say 1932) in Wendell, NC, a small town about 10 miles east of the state capitol of Raleigh. After serving in the Army following the end of the Second World War, he decided to try for an acting career and hitchhiked his way to California.

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ACTORS TALK PODCAST with Tommy G. Kendrick – Join Me There

May 7, 2012

ACTORS TALK PODCAST is for actors of every level. Interviews with actors, writers, directors and other creatives who are taking control of their careers by producing their own projects!

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The Still Acting Blog – That’s A Wrap

December 26, 2011

, it will allow me to bring in other actors, writers, directors, casting directors, agents, producers, union reps, etc. for interviews. That part is very exciting to me and I think these interviews will be very beneficial to all of us actors. I’ll also have the opportunity to interview filmmakers about casting opportunities and/or about the process of making independent films.

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Scam Alert: Texas Deregulates Talent Agencies

June 27, 2011

With no licensing and no bonding required for talent agencies, expect an influx of rip off ‘agents’ who will steer new comers and wannabes to ‘their’ photographers, ‘their’ demo reel or ‘slate’ producers, ‘their’ acting coaches or ‘schools’ etc. And don’t forget the ‘upfront fees’ that the scammers often charge.

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How To Boost Your IMDB STARmeter Ranking

June 1, 2011

Not to overstate. No casting person has said ‘we’re casting right off the IMDB’ so you’d better have a subscription to IMDB PRO and you’d better have your photos and resumes there and you’d better be sure all your credits are there and that they’re accurate AND YOU’D BETTER BE AWARE OF YOUR STARmeter ranking. No one has said that. Yet

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My Thoughts About Soul Surfer

April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday seemed like a good time to check out Soul Surfer at the local cineplex. Before I spend a few minutes wandering in the wilderness of my own messy thought process, let me say up front that Soul Surfer is a good movie. It works. Remember I said that. Now on to the wandering… […]

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