Tag line sample. This add made me think of you all.


A Tag Line Can Be long or short.  But it's always an image that you can nail in one frame.  It has to feel right to you.  They capture one of your essences.  They change over time.  You digital media should deliver on the promise of your tag lines.  Use them through out your marketing.

FYI.  Think of marketing as getting known or sharing your gifts, building relationships.  It's not as nasty as it can sound.  

Love ya

Still in the work, 


Made On iPhone Sneak peak

This is the film Alexis made.  It was made with available resources. iPhone 6 Plus. Filmic Pro App. We did use a mic and zoom recorder. She did set and costume herself. I did a basic edit. Nothing fancy on Final cut pro X.

I will be inviting you all to a screening of all 7 iphone films.  I am just showing you this one because I love it and she's a brand new actor and writing and content creator.  I am just so proud of what she was able to accomplish. It really shows off her abilities and interest as an artist.  So she has something to show people and that experience that the industry today demands.  

Tread lightly spark story warning.

Fixed the link.  So the transcript is  good to good to go.  In it I talk about the gut check. And that you want to reveal your truth but not abuse yourself.   People who have particularly emotional sparks tread lightly. You must have real world support to take this risk. IE. A therapist  (7 years myself) or life coach (in and out of life coaching myself) to have processed your stuff. If you have never come to terms with your past and it triggers you, it's probably not meant to be shared. 

Personally a one woman show emerged from one of my childhood sparks. Like the memior it's true, but would never hold up in court. We tell it so it's crafted and entertaining and mush characters and incidents together for dramatic effect. But the truth is there in a big way. It is the impact that we leave with the audience and it's also the foundation of the work.  It is at it's core writing like you act.  

Remember when you first started taking acting classes before you picked up a text and you did basic exercises getting to know yourself?   It harkens back to that time.  (This is if you of course for those who were trained in this way.)

Everybody: Eat the fish and spit out the bones.

You are the president of your artistic country. 

My bio

I put this on my about.me page...but i never sent it into the group. Can you give me your opinion on this?

I am an actress currently living and working in Philadelphia. As a child, I dreamed of being a "star" but my real love for the craft truly started when my father had the brilliant idea to enroll his very introverted pre-teen daughter in the theatre arts training program at the historic Freedom Theatre. It was there, under the tutelage of experienced artists, such as Johnnie Hobbs Jr and Dr. Walter Dallas, that I found my voice. That's when I realized that theatre could change lives and I wanted to be a part of that.

I went on to study acting at Temple University. Thru the incredible network of artists I met during my years there, I was given the opportunity to work in some extraordinary productions in Philadelphia such as Hairspray at the Walnut Street Theatre. I was also given the chance to bring theatre into inner-city schools thru my employment with the Philadelphia Young Playwright organization.

I'm making my way thru this business the best way I know how, passionately and fearlessly.

Good mornTing.

This was just me using filters and images and words to express my inner selfie.  That's what I hope you are up to this week.  

This was just me using filters and images and words to express my inner selfie.  That's what I hope you are up to this week.  

Hello.  Watch your movies...about have a the one's on your list.  You will need them for the video week that's coming up.  Talk to you on Monday. Until then,  happy to answer questions here. 


Jeremy Russial's Short Bio

Hi Everyone,

Here's my current draft of my short bio. This is the version I'd use as the welcome page to my website. Let me know whatchu think!

"I was born and raised in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, home of Yuengling Beer, John O’Hara, and good old-fashioned coal!

How I came from such earthy roots and ended up an actor navigating the streets of New York City sometimes astonishes me. But truth be told, my interest in acting was sparked very early in my life...(perhaps too early)...at the ripe age of 4...when I first watched the movie Jaws (I know, what were my parents thinking??).

From Robert Shaw’s haunting account of the USS Indianapolis, to Richard Dreyfuss’ energetic quips, to the sheer adventure of the shark hunt!...the movie utterly captivated me. I would act out scenes with my two younger brothers, even prop my mattress against the bed at an angle and pretend to slide down the slippery boards of the ship into the mouth of the shark...

For a while, I kept my dream of becoming an actor a secret. However, as I grew more confident, my secret passion for acting became my not-so-secret passion, and I ultimately went on to study Theatre at Muhlenberg College, which in 2011 was ranked as the Number One undergraduate theatre department in America by the Princeton Review. I’ve also had the pleasure of studying and performing Theatre in Italy and now New York City. I’ve had the opportunity to work with established veterans of the industry such as Judd Hirsch and Kathryn Kates, and I look forward to collaborating with others! Please feel free to check out my reel and reach out if you’d like to collaborate!"

Movies I love...

Sorry I'm late with this but these are just a few - network, diva, jean de florette, amores perros, magnolia, punch drunk love, godfather 1&2, Venus, a mid winters tale, room with a view, blade runner, la confidential, bicycling with Moliere, my favorite year, Gallipoli, breaker morant, Henry fool, local hero, lock stock 2 broken barrels, trainspotting, millers crossing, Barton fink, city of hope (John Sayles), mo better blues, do the right thing, jungle fever, crash, talk radio, platoon, apocalypse now, wings of desire...

Sent from my iPhone

James C. Stewart's ever changing list of favorite movies

Here are my favorite movies in no particular order, which is always changing depending on my mood:

Amelie Aladdin The Royal Tenenbaums Cinema Paradiso Donnie Darko Spaceballs It's A Wonderful Life (had to sneak one in there with the actor whose name I share) The Shawshank Redemption Dead Poet's Society Every Pixar Movie! - take your pick as to which one you want to slot in this space from their canon :-)