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We recently caught up with successful acting coach and teacher Paul Parker, who founded AIDA (Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts) — and is now going into his 32nd year of teaching (both in Australia and the US). We spoke to him about some of his career highlights and passion for teaching his students to be at their best to succeed in the acting world. Here is what he had to share:

Hi Paul. First of all, it’s so great catching up with you again. How has everything been going for you during the pandemic?

Okay thank you. Not so bad…


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I recently caught up with musician/guitarist Mark Dalbeth to talk about the new Rav Medic album, staying creative during the pandemic, as well as other projects he has coming up. Here’s what he had to say:

It’s awesome catching up with you again Mark. How has everything been going for you during the pandemic?

It’s been a very interesting time and I also had a full-time job that I lost due to it all. I was a chef at a local bar called the Slidebar (owned by Jeremy of rock band LIT) and had to scramble to find another job…


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Where would we be in today’s world without cameras? Perhaps a more interesting and precise question in the context of who we are writing about should be: where would movies be without cameras and directors of cinematography? Since we are briefly exploring the award winning cinematographer Ernesto Pletsch, this seems to be a very appropriate question. The answer, of course, is we wouldn’t have movies to go to or to watch on our TVs, computer screens of smart phones. And, incidentally, Ernesto would not be the great cinematographer that he is simply because there would be no cameras


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Singer, songwriter and producer Sheléa has just released her uplifting and inspiring new single “Grace” which of course, is nothing less than amazing. With her powerful voice and incredible vocal range, the newly married Sheléa describes going into 2021 as “excited to be singing her own songs again”. After 2020 put a dampener on most artists plans for touring and not knowing when their next show would be — Sheléa continued releasing music and keeping her fans affectionately known as the “Shay Babes” inspired during quarantine.


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Some actors have it all: good looks, talent, great timing and having what it takes to get the job and then actually being able to do the job once it’s theirs! Demi Mann, the British actress is one of those fortunate people. Her talents are mighty and plentiful. She becomes whatever persona her role calls for, that is, she can magically transform herself into the character she is portraying while leaving her day to day personality behind. She can play the superhero, the romantic, the spy, the innocent, the bold and strong woman. …


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It’s interesting how many times actors take years and years to actually make it in the entertainment industry. They get up each morning, go out on auditions throughout the day, either get rejected or get a small part in a film or commercial that will build up their resumé, go home, go to bed and then get up the next morning and do it all over again, and again. Then there is the actor Andres Alcocer, who has done all his due diligence as far as immersing himself for several years in all things acting, including attending the famous Stella…


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Some people have the drive and the talent to accomplish many things in their lives. Koushik Chattopadhyay, for example is not only a Medical research scientist, he is also a gifted and working professional actor. He has drive and ambition and an enormous amount of talent that keep him constantly moving forward and constantly improving his acting skills.

He started out in India, where he was born and raised and then earned several advanced degrees and began lecturing. His scientific work brought him to the United States where he worked in Pennsylvania for a short time. He knew early on…


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Hi Louisa! First of all, it’s so awesome catching up with you again! Since our last conversation, how have you been coping with everything during the continued pandemic?

Thank you so much, it’s such a pleasure catching up with you too. The pandemic has definitely been a major adjustment. It has been a wake-up call for all of us to appreciate the small things we have in life. I’ve been learning how to cook better, I’ve been reading all the books I wanted to read and catching up on the good TV out there! I am currently binging on The…


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“You have only one life, so, Just Do It!” Great advice from actor Christopher Capito. And that’s exactly what the actor from Ecuador did, he just did it! He realized early on his life, at age 7, after being cast in a commercial, that acting was the life he wanted. After he got that real taste of the entertainment industry he continued on and entered the world of theater in his home town. There was no stopping him once the applause began and once he discovered he loved being different characters on stage and in front of the camera.

As…


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US Owned company “My Protect Kit” which provides essential safety products during Covid-19 such as masks, gloves, hand gel sanitizers and wipes — would like to welcome aboard Mr. David Kovacs as Managing Director, to the team. Mr.Kovacs specializes in investment banking, private equity and venture capital and has extensive experience in both mature and emerging markets, having analyzed hundreds of deals and executed both buy and sell-side engagements. Mr. Kovacs served as the Head of Investment Banking, Research, and Private Equity for North America for Fitch Learning (Fitch Ratings). …

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