Hello, Tucson!

After an eventful day of driving that involved really good jerky, a wondrous place called Gem World, and some free-style operatic singing, Grant and I finally arrived in Tucson for our first-annual Actors Compass Retreat. The open road is always fun but the fact that we on our way to a weekend of creative pow-wowing and flexing of dev muscles with Shannon made the little journey all the more exciting.

Technology makes distance between friends and colleagues a non-issue in terms of keeping in touch and being productive but there’s nothing that can replace the real-life experience of Shannon’s magical breakfast cabbage-and-sweet-potato hash or midday tequila shots with plenty of snuggle time with Leo, the official AC mascot.


Gearing up for the Big Reveal

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It’s been a while since we shared any pearls of wisdom (we have oh-so many) or bits of AC news. That’s because we’ve been lazy our fish died we died busy.

Actually, we HAVE been busy, in the best way possible. Our Beta Test back in the fall of last year was exactly what we needed in order to hone in on the type of product and user experience we want to provide for the acting community in Hollywood and beyond. Since the close of beta, we’ve been diligently working to make Actors Compass the best website tool that a professional actor could wish for!

Now that we are so very close to the big reveal, Grant and I are heading off to Tucson tomorrow for our first-ever Actors Compass retreat. We feel very grown-up, very professional, and OMG, like, sooooo excited, you guys! Roap trip!!! We’re looking […]


To Blog or Not to Blog

Everyone and their dog has a blog these days. I actually have four blogs (here and here and here and, of course, Actors Compass). I know, I need an intervention. But we’re not here to talk about me, we’re here to talk about you! Or, more specifically, your actor blog.

A blog can be a handy way to showcase your personality, talent, and interests as well as to keep people up-to-date on your latest news. It can be a great tool to create community and build an online following but it’s only a great tool if used strategically and consistently. A haphazard or neglected blog becomes a liability, making you look out of touch or uninvested in your web presence. Having a blog simply to have more features on your website won’t cut it. It’s important to take a realistic, honest look within before you […]