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Article Archives from the early years:

November 2004

Mona Lee on Actor Demo Reels
Mona Lee


The Total Man Package: Phasers on Stun -- I'm on Star Trek!
Dan Murphy


CLOSE SHOTS: The Hollywood Plastic Surgery Disease Playing into the Insecurities of Stars and No-Name Actors
Michele Deradune


The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Reality Television
Phil O'Hearn


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


September 2004

Total Man Package: Mike Judge & The Museum of FART?
Dan Murphy


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Acknowledge Fans' emails? • Need Script supervisor - how-where? • High School screenwriter - help! • German actress has 4 questions • Join SAG? Franchised agents?
Ms. Bubbette


CLOSE SHOTS: Musings on the Wild World of Film and Actors Who Get the Parts
Michele Deradune


Could You Care Less, Y'all?
Phil O'Hearn


Oh My God, a Singing Audition!
Lee Coleé-Atnip


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


June 2004

Total Man Package: World's Fastest Reader Meets World's Greatest Columnist
Dan Murphy


CLOSE SHOTS Special Edition: An Interview with Austin Music Network's Louis Meyers
Michele Deradune


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Senior Comedy and Drama
Phil O'Hearn


Taking Care of the Voice Pipes
Lee Coleé-Atnip


CLOSE SHOTS: Anecdotes and Misadventures at Auditions
Michele Deradune


March 2004

Ms. Bubbette Revealed!
Ms. Bubbette


Entering our Fifth year as an Austin Film and Theatre Community Service
Brad Koester


CLOSE SHOTS: Can Forgiveness Be Entertaining?
Michele Deradune


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


The Austin Film Industry: Where It Is Now and What Can Be Achieved
Jeff Nightbyrd


The Total Man Package: Elvis, Ghosts, Crispin Glover, Aliens, Raccoons and Palmer Auditorium
Dan Murphy


Children in Theatre: Not What many Expect
Lee Coleé-Atnip


January 2004

Total Man Package: Working with Tommy Lee
Dan Murphy


CLOSE SHOTS: Acting and Culture: What's Responsibility Got to Do With It?
Michele Deradune


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Note from Ms. Bubbette • Kudos from a reader • Houston actor looking for Austin agent • Broke actor wants to study at LA school • Stage Moms – is this a bad rap? • Arlington student wants Austin agent...
Ms. Bubbette


November 2003

CLOSE SHOTS: Interview with "Secondhand Lions" Casting Director Ed Johnston
Michele Deradune


Playing a Dead Guy with Dead Guys
Dan Murphy


SAG and Technology
Jeff Nightbyrd


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Being an Extra in Film
Katrina Cook


August 2003

Dear Ms. Bubbette: August 2003
Ms. Bubbette


CLOSE SHOTS: For the Love of Film
Michele Deradune


Do Like Chazz, Do Like Madonna
Marcos E. Gonzalez


365 Days (and two weeks) in LA
Pilar Walsh


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


You Never Know When Someone May Need to Puke
Phil O'Hearn


The Total Man Package: PSA Auditions With A Romulan?
Dan Murphy


June 2003

CLOSE SHOTS: Dazed and Confused at the 10th Anniversary Reunion
Michele Deradune


The Total Man Package: I'm Living in a Famous Guy's Apartment
Dan Murphy


Dog Eat Dog
Step Rowe


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


The Theatre, Sexual Orientation, and Chewing Tobacco
Phil O'Hearn


May 2003

Propaganda and Dentists
Phil O'Hearn


Economic Development and the Austin Film Industry
Jeff Nightbyrd


CLOSE SHOTS: A Russian Accents is Fun to Do!
Michele Deradune


Trash Guitar Meets Kirk-O-Matic
Trash Guitar


The Total Man Package on SXSW: Out With The GEEKS & In With The COOL People
Dan Murphy


Dear Ms. Bubbette: May 2003
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


February 2003

CLOSE SHOTS: The Glories of Mature Men and Women in Film
Michele Deradune


Two Trips, a Play and a New Appreciation for Home
Sarah Jean Fry


The Best Is Yet To Come!
Mamie Meek


The Total Man Package: Trent Lott Unreconstructed Nazi Android!
Dan Murphy


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


January 2003

Close Shots: If I Could Lay Eggs
Michele Deradune


Reality TV - Get Paid!
Jeff Nightbyrd


Hunter Gatherers
Phil O'Hearn


Dear Ms. Bubbette: January 2003
Ms. Bubbette


The Total Man Package: The Empire Strikes Back!
Dan Murphy


Acting on Inspiration
Ron Tatar


November 2002

Close Shots: Interview with Gary Chason
Michele Deradune


Actors Bill of Rights
Gary Chason


Dear Ms. Bubbette: November 2002
Ms. Bubbette


A good time to explore some superstitions of our craft
Mamie Meek


I'd Like to Thank My Dentist
Phil O'Hearn


The Total Man Package: The Talent is Here
Dan Murphy


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


September 2002

Close Shots: September 2002
Michele Deradune


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Acting, Comedy and Cats
Phil O'Hearn


The Total Man Package: Christian Character Actor?
Dan Murphy


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How does one market musicals • What is a realistic cost for a demo reel? • What does it take to get that BREAK? • Louisiana asks: Should I act in my home state & should I change my name? • Talented 12 year old needs vocal coach, musical theatre in Austin • Should actor send headshots to out-of-state auditions? • Comedy troupe needs to market itself around Texas • More thanks from grateful actor • Fleecing scandal at out-of-town acting school • Boston actor - should they return to Austin for acting work? • Versatile entertainer needs help with resume
Ms. Bubbette


August 2002

Dear Ms. Bubbette: August 2002
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Stand-Up Comedy and Acting
Phil O'Hearn


Close Shots: Mona Lee on the Muse, "Method Acting," Unions and Why We Choose to Act
Michele Deradune


The Total Man Package Meets Billionaire
Dan Murphy


July 2002

Miss Congeniality
Marco Perella


Dear Ms. Bubbette: July 2002
Ms. Bubbette


Close Shots: Getting and Staying Healthy in the 21st Century
Michele Deradune


The Total Man Package: Tarzan, The Ultimate Underachiever
Dan Murphy


Warning: Parental Advisory
Dan Eggleston


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


June 2002

Dear Ms. Bubbette: Teenager needs auditions • When should an actor make the move to LA? • How to find extra work • Acting school frowns on outside acting work?! - Beware! • Can one have more than one agent per city? • Quelling the jitters and returning to acting
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


The Total Man Package: "High Tech" Bowling for Dollars
Dan Murphy


May 2002

We can't pay you, but it would be such great exposure!
Sian Rees-Cleland


The Total Man Package: My Statewide Political AD
Dan Murphy


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Close Shots: Quotes, Proverbs and One-Liners
Michele Deradune


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How should Headshots be composed? • 13 year old wants to get into acting • A letter from the Netherlands • Recommendations for children's agent in Austin • Dallas actor needs agent, classes and or acting coach
Ms. Bubbette


April 2002

The Total Man Package: My First Audition
Dan Murphy


Close Shots: LA Style Acting in Texas
Michele Deradune


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to expand a young actor's horizon.
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


March 2002

Filmfest Scams and Other Fun
José Lauro Mata


Close Shots: Introducing the Austin Film Commission
Michele Deradune


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to get started in acting in Austin?
Ms. Bubbette


The Total Man Package: Albert "Huff" Huffstickler - Great Man Right Under My Nose
Dan Murphy


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


February 2002

The Total Man Package: Celebrity Look-A-Like, The Best Job on the Planet
Dan Murphy


Dear Ms. Bubbette: What is the deal about "reels"? • How is marketing done in the movie industry? • How are actors selected & what happens from conception to filming? • How fickle is this business? • SAG eligibility from an Industrial? • Starcaster Network - is it for actors? • Classes in Austin. What is available?
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Close Shots: "Women in TV and Film Show American Bondage to Stereotypes"
Michele Deradune


Jesus Has Left the Building
Dan Eggleston


January 2002

Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Close Shots: Acting as Therapeutic
Michele Deradune


Austin Film -- A Perspective
Jeff Davis


G-Rated Porn
Dan Eggleston


The Total Man Package: On The Set of Lonelyland
Dan Murphy


December 2001

City of Dreams
Kirk-O-Matic


The Total Man Package
Dan Murphy


Close Shots
Michele Deradune


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Hair styling on movies
Ms. Bubbette


How Do I Keep the Passion in Acting?
Luis Olmeda


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


November 2001

Dear Ms. Bubbette: Casting director workshops - to do or not • Allen Larson casts local teens • What value showcases/expos with LA 'scouts'
Ms. Bubbette


The Total Man Package
Dan Murphy


Close Shots
Michele Deradune


Directing Tigers
Sharon Cave


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


October 2001

The Total Man Package: On the Set of Vince Del Rio
Dan Murphy


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to encourage Casting to audition you? • Managers in Texas? • Where to go for demo reels • Dallas audition connections • If actor doesn't fit the "star mold" what then?
Ms. Bubbette


Message from a Texan Actor in New York
Kristina Fleming


Close Shots
Michele Deradune


Why I Love Auditions!
Mamie Meek


You Really Can Get Discovered in a Restaurant
Liz Atherton


August 2001

TOELESS ON TANGIER (Soon to be a Major Motion Picture!)
Marco Perella


ACTING: A WORTHY PROFESSION IN AN OVER-INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD or SEPARATING MAN FROM MACHINE
Michele Deradune


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Should young 8 year old go to LA? • Voice overs • How busy is the Austin market?
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


The Role of My Lifetime
Step Rowe


The Total Man Package -Or- Dan's Dirt: 10th Anniversary of the Austin indie Slacker
Dan Murphy


July 2001

Living My Dream
Jeremy Denzlinger


Movie Starring Austin Actors Wins "Best Independent Film Comedy" Award
Michele Deradune


My Whiz With Fame
Roger Kunshick


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to find reputable agents • To take young son to LA or not • Headshots • Acting exercises for young actors
Ms. Bubbette


Questions From a Newcomer
Jeff Davis


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


June 2001

From Nudity to the Military
Sarah Jean Fry


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


May 2001

Drowning, Tacos, and Pantyhose
Roger Kunshick


A Professional Acting Philosophy
Kingsley Martin


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Becoming a Serious actor • Allen Larson from Prodigy
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Defensive Driving
Brad Koester


April 2001

Smokin' Crack, or The Natural High: Indoor Skydiving
Step Rowe


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


A Slipping Down Life - will I ever see it?
Dan Eggleston


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Finding monologues • Inexpensive Headshots
Ms. Bubbette


March 2001

Why? Cause that is the way it is.
Kirk-O-Matic


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Austinactors First Anniversary raves • Correction on SAG eligibility reply (Feb)
Ms. Bubbette


The Crystal Palace of Sin
Marco Perella


Happy Birthday to Us
Dana Morris


A Big One-Year Thanks
Brad Koester


February 2001

Derailing Streetcar
Marco Perella


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to become involved in theatre & film • Benefits of SAG & AFTRA • Resume resources, tapes and CD's • Biz Directory • Dan's audition e-mail hot line • More Hot lines
Ms. Bubbette


26 Tips for Movie Extras (i.e. Comfort Survival Pointers) by Jack Ortman and Dan Eggleston
Dan Eggleston


January 2001

Starring in Lesbian Musical Theatre
Step Rowe


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Retouching Headshots - more • Local Headshot photographers
Ms. Bubbette


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


How I got to be an extra in Hope Floats
Dan Eggleston


December 2000

Dear Ms. Bubbette: What is the role of an acting Manager? • What is a demo-reel - do we need it? • Value (or not) of workshops from out-of-State "casting directors"
Ms. Bubbette


Stalking Helena
Marco Perella


Acting On Inspiration
Ron Tatar


Ode to CICADAS
Jerry Delony


What We Learned & Achieved from the Strike
Mona Lee


Setting Sun
Steve Curran


Working for 8 days as an Extra on Miss Congeniality
Dan Eggleston


November 2000

The Lesson of The Valve Stems
Roger Kunshick


My First Experience Doing Shakespeare
Paul Theron


Minutes from the October Actor's Meeting/Party
Dana Morris


Ode to the Obsolete Commodes
Helen Griffiths


Mastering the Techniques of Acting
Ken Farmer


October 2000

Dear Ms. Bubbette: Re "Miller Lite Commercial" during SAG strike - correcting erroneous statements • How to start in film acting • Acting classes • Are Headshots necessary?
Ms. Bubbette


Internet Casting Lists for Texas Films
Dan Eggleston


Funeral Industrial
Marco Perella


Going for the Gold!
Step Rowe


September 2000

Show Folks
Bob Cawley


Actors Acceptance
Bob Cawley


Compadre
Bob Cawley


A Random Act
Bob Cawley


Beautiful Tears
Christopher Lee


Dear Ms. Bubbette: John Borrowman President of SAG, Houston writes • Texas - a right-to-work-State • To SAG or not to SAG?
Ms. Bubbette


Your Invitation to an Exciting New Slant on Acting
Jerry Delony


Geek Fest
Marco Perella


August 2000

Dear Ms. Bubbette: SAG Strike questions • "Producers pay health benefits - not SAG". Linda McAlister - Dallas Talent Agent
Ms. Bubbette


From an Austin Actor now in L.A.
Chris Bonno


AustinActors.net Meeting/Party, July 19, 2000
Dana Morris


Generation Xers...not as lost as you think
Maxine Shapiro


(Michael) Jordan to Judy (Garland)
Maxine Shapiro


More Lessons Learned
Luis Olmeda


Rites and Wrongs of Passage
Marco Perella


Don't Quit! You Can Act!
Ryan Davis


My First Nude Scene
Roger Kunshick


A Strange Breed
Step Rowe


July 2000

Dear Ms. Bubbette: Any well-known actors not SAG? • What is Financial Core? • What happened to the movie "Just Sue Me?" • Is SAG eligibility through extra work possible??? • Improv. classes please • Are Non-union actors scabbing during strike? • Did many roles in "Miss Congeniality" go to LA actors? Texans?
Ms. Bubbette


How Do You Get Your Auditions?
Desiree Williams


BLEACHER BUMS - A Review
Jerry Delony


Maniac in the Mirror
Marco Perella


June 2000

Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to get into the acting scene - "Does being an extra help?" • Does stage-work benefit an actor wanting film work?"
Ms. Bubbette


AustinActors.net Meeting/Party, May 23, 2000
Dana Morris


Head Shots = Opportunity
Desiree Williams


Keep the Writing Faith
Luis Olmeda


Keeping in Touch
Mona Lee


Oliver the Actor Eater
Marco Perella


Whip The Actors
Phillip Ayliffe


The Child, An Old Man, and a Frisbee Dog
Step Rowe


May 2000

SXS Hollywood
Anonymous


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Stage actor wants to work in film - where to start? • The Cage. UT/RTF student film submissions - how to...
Ms. Bubbette


AustinActors.net Meeting/Party, April 26, 2000
Dana Morris


New York's a Lonely Town When You're the Only Surfer Boy Around
Marco Perella


To Be or Not To Be . . . An Extra!
Step Rowe


The School for Scandal
Lady Teazle


April 2000

Hey!
Brad Koester


Dear Ms. Bubbette: How to get the gig - tongue-in-cheek! • SAG rules re casting directors asking for your age • Writer's question - difference between an Outline and a Treatment
Ms. Bubbette


Darbi, Inc.
Darbi Worley


Hankster and Gibby Entertain Hank Hill's Crew on ACAC
Kirk-O-Matic


It's My Way or...I'm What?!
Luis Olmeda


A Thought About Auditioning
Michael Costello


Death in the Wankatorium
Marco Perella


My War Story
Raj Vats


The Whole Point
Sean Corrigan


The School for Scandal
Lady Teazle


March 2000

Welcome to AustinActors.net
Brad Koester


Texas Production Business Blames Law for Inequity
Bill McCright


Dear Ms. Bubbette: Welcome
Ms. Bubbette


Hopes and Dreams
Christopher Lee


Darbi, Inc.
Darbi Worley


My Real Life Wife
Kirk-O-Matic


Actors Writing Successful Scripts
Luis Olmeda


Facing a Prime Fear in Acting
Michael Costello


Smash Cut
Marco Perella


Desperado
Step Rowe


The School for Scandal
Lady Teazle


February 2000

Meeting Minutes from Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000
Brad Koester


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