Sunday, June 13, 2010

15 Movies

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Just saw this posted by my friend, Jason, on Facebook, and I thought I’d take a stab at it here:

Fifteen Movies
Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen movies you've seen that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

In no particular order -

Spaceballs
The Shawshank Redemption
Lost in Translation
Beaches
The Princess Bride
Little Children
Rachel Getting Married
Shakespeare in Love
Raising Arizona
Airplane
The Notebook
Ghost
The Making of Miss Saigon (documentary)
Charlotte’s Web
West Side Story



These were the first 15 films that popped into my mind, with no editing. And now that I am done, more and more are coming to mind, like:

Austin Powers
500 Days of Summer
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Waiting for Guffman
Best in Show
Steel Magnolias
The Exorcist
Nightmare on Elm Street
(all 5 that were out when I was a kid)


I’ll consider adding more as time marches on...

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.erincronican.com.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In memory of Danny Aiello III

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Those of you who follow my coaching blog regularly may remember a blog I posted about the power of networking when on set. The subject of that blog “not sucking up” and referred to a great conversation I had with Danny Aiello III, who was the stunt coordinator over on “One Life to Live.” I just watched the season premiere of “Royal Pains” and at the end of the show, there was a “In loving memory of” placard for Danny, which is how I find out that he passed away May 1, 2010.

This has really hit me hard, because even though I only spent one day with him, he had a special spark that made everyone feel loved and valued. I was inspired by him, and my time at the studio was made better because he was there.

You can read about his passing here.

You can read about his life/credits here.

And you can read my blog post about when I met him here.

Rest in peace, Danny. And much love to your family and friends who have survived you.


Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.erincronican.com.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How Much Would They Pay...?

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I just saw this audition notice, and just HAD to share:

We’re looking for 2 Female patients. Both should be attractive and in shape. If you book this, you will need to use the product (syringe) with saline solution. It is completely packaged, medically safe, and non-painful (tiny needle) but you will have to self-inject needle. MAKE SURE HANDS LOOK GOOD. There'll be close up shots of you holding the product, and then you'll lift blouse to expose bottom part of belly only, pinch stomach and inject needle. On casting you will NOT be injecting a needle. Just giving the illusion that you are. Just on the shoot day if you book will you have to self-inject. NO copy. This is all MOS for you.

Um, yeah, so I hate needles. I wonder how much they’d have to pay me to make this shoot worth it?

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.erincronican.com.


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