Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 501.4 with guest Basil Hoffman is now available for listening on demand. NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution due to local government quarantine regulations, the two-day acting workshop that Basil Hoffman was scheduled to lead at Blue Light New Mexico on July 25-26 has been canceled

Basil Hoffman and the Power of the Monologue
Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020
TVC 501.4: Ed welcomes film and TV actor, author, and noted acting teacher Basil Hoffman (Acting and How to Be Good at It, Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It). In a screen career that spans five decades, Basil has appeared in two Academy Award-winning Best Pictures (Ordinary People, The Artist), plus he’s worked with fourteen Oscar-winning actors (including Jason Robards, Sophia Loren, Dustin Hoffman, Mary Steenbergen, Renee Zellweger, J.K. Simmons, Timothy Hutton, and Christopher Walken), two Oscar-winning cinematographers, and ten Oscar-winning directors (including Steven Spielberg, the Coen Brothers, Michel Hazanavicius, Sydney Pollack, and Robert Redford), while his television credits include such shows as Seinfeld, Square Pegs, Sanford & Son, The Rockford Files, Columbo, M*A*S*H, The Defenders, Kung Fu, Ellery Queen, Hill Street Blues, and The Practice.

NOTE: Late on Sunday, July 19, it was announced on Facebook that, out of an abundance of caution due to local government quarantine regulations, the two-day acting workshop that Basil Hoffman was scheduled to lead at Blue Light New Mexico on July 25-26 has been canceled.

Basil Hoffman on working with Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack, and Carl Reiner
Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020
TVC 501.5: Actor, author and acting teacher Basil Hoffman (Acting and How to Be Good at It, Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It) talks to Ed about the difference between “actor first” directors and “camera first” directors, plus he shares some memories of working with directors Sydney Pollack, Carl Reiner, and Robert Redford. Basil is one of just two actors to work with Redford four times—twice as an actor, and twice being directed by Redford.

Basil Hoffman on working with Peter O’Toole, Peter Falk, and James Garner
Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020
TVC 501.6: Actor, author and acting teacher Basil Hoffman (Acting and How to Be Good at It, Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It) shares a few memories of working with Peter O’Toole in My Favorite Year, James Garner in The Rockford Files, and Peter Falk in Columbo.

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