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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 … Continue reading

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Basil Hoffman and the Power of the Monologue: Next on TVC

Film and TV actor and noted acting teacher Basil Hoffman (All the President’s Men, Ordinary People, The Artist, The Practice, The Baker’s Road Killings, Acting and How to Be Good at It) will join us, plus we’ll play Part 1 … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Film and TV actor and renowned acting teacher and acting coach BASIL HOFFMAN on the power of the monologue; the difference between “actor first” directors and “camera first” directors; and why Peter O’Toole, Peter Falk and James Garner were among the most accommodating actors he has worked with. 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.

UPDATE July 20, 2020: 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. ALBUQUERQUE, NM … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 482 with guest Joan Van Ark is now available online for listening on demand

Joan Van Ark on the character arc of Valene Ewing Original Airdates: Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020 TVC 482.5: Ed welcomes actress and voice artist Joan Van Ark (Knots Landing, Dallas, Spider-Woman). Topics include Joan’s background as a stage actress; the … Continue reading

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Joan Van Ark: Next on TVC

Actress and voice artist Joan Van Ark (Knots Landing) will join us, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with author and screenwriter Steve Stoliar (Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House). All this weekend on a brand new … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Joan Van Ark on her stage background and the “bag of voices” that she draws on as a voice artist (including the voice of Spider-Woman); how the costumes of Joan’s on display at the Hollywood Museum are, in a way, an example of how Valene Ewing evolved as a character on KNOTS LANDING; and the advice that James Garner gave Joan early in her career. Both KNOTS LANDING and SPIDER-WOMAN celebrate their 40th anniversaries on television this season. The KNOTS LANDING lobby exhibit at the Hollywood Museum continues thru Wednesday 4/1. SPIDER-WOMAN is now streaming on demand on Disney+

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via Hot Ice Media: The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place to Eat celebrates the 100th anniversary of the legendary Hollywood restaurant, including stories about beloved celebrities, recipes for classic dishes, and a look at the world’s most famous martini. Written by Michael Callahan, with an introduction by Michael Connelly, The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place to Eat is available at MussoandFrank.com, and at the restaurant itself

THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD, CA — It was a simple idea. Two gentlemen—one named Joseph Musso, the other named Frank Toulet—decided to open a restaurant that would feed the growing number of denizens who had come to Hollywood at the … Continue reading

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This being #WorldPalindromeDay, did you know that the first name of the character played by Conrad Janis on QUARK, Otto Palindrome, was itself a palindrome?

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Richard Benjamin on always taking his “director’s hat” off whenever he acts so that he can focus on his performance

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 478 with guest Richard Benjamin is now available online for listening on demand

Richard Benjamin on Buck Henry, Neil Simon, and Why The Last of Sheila is Really a Game Original Airdates: Jan. 24-26, 2019 TVC 478.4: Ed welcomes Golden Globe Award-winning actor and director Richard Benjamin (The Sunshine Boys, The Last of … Continue reading

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