Very few people develop extraordinary careers from reality TV show appearances — but Domaine Javier’s journey was different. She already had a budding Hollywood career as a an actress and writer when she signed up for a cooking competition show on the Food Network — a decision that proved to be life-changing — solidifying her status as a fan-favorite and further catapulting her into stardom.

You have been in the business for quite some time now. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

I’ve always known that I’d be in the entertainment industry to a certain capacity…


Kripa Susan Koshy is a California-based film and TV producer taking the indie film world by storm. She produced 12 short films over two years, three of which were created as prototypes for the cutting-edge streaming service, Quibi. Two others, Home and Flu, have been recognized by Academy Award and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Festivals. A third, Aurora, is currently being developed into an anthology feature film. Kripa has also won multiple producing awards for her films.

She did all this while finishing up a dual MBA-MFA degree in producing for film and TV and her day job as Senior…


Hi Alyssa, first of all, how has everything been going for you through the quarantine?

Everything has been amazing! The slowdown and quality time with my family has been especially nice. I also had time to focus on my original music and I just released my very first single “Collateral Damage” on March 26th!

I would love to hear about more of your background — when did you first get into music?

My mom would say I’ve been singing since I was a baby. I used to crawl inside her guitar case and sit there singing notes while she sang…


It’s amazing that artists have so many ways to express how they see the world: painting, sculpture, music, writing, sketching, photography and filmmaking, to name just a few. Each one can tell a story, animate long lost feelings and put a smile on viewers’ faces. Filmmaking, of course, is the one art that actually takes a collaborative effort to finish it. It’s generally never considered a solitary art form because it requires so many people with different skillsets, talents and creative abilities to contribute to the making of the film. …


Such an interesting success story. Anila Nugmanova, a talented and successful film producer, initially studied finance at the behest of her very practical and caring parents so she would be able to apply anywhere in the world and make a living. She earned a degree in Finance from the American Graduate School of Business in Switzerland and went back to her native Kazakhstan and worked for several companies and life was great. …


And so it was said that the young girl who watched the musical film Grease over and over and over again would be destined to become an actress and move from England to Los Angeles, California to work in the entertainment industry. Behold, the prophecy came true in the form of Nichola Fynn when she was old enough to travel from the land of the Angles to the land of the Angels.

The young Nichola always had an affinity to dancing and singing when she was growing up in Billericay, Essex in England. After her very first performance on stage…


Ruby Sumegi is definitely one of the most interesting, fascinating and unique models we’ve been fortunate to interview recently here in Los Angeles. Not only does Ruby possess a unique beauty, that translates easily on camera, she is also highly intelligent, humble and refreshingly down to earth. The Australian Native started modeling in Australia at age 2 when she landed the cover of and Australian children’s magazine, which in turn launched her career. She moved to Los Angeles from Sydney when she was ten and was discovered by her first agent. Ruby was then signed with a bi-coastal modeling agency…


“Learn your lines, find your mark, look them in the eyes and tell them the truth.” That is a very practical quote from the late, great actor James Cagney. The French actor Marc Dujarric always keeps in mind this concise advice along with his own prescription for success: “Work, work, and work some more.” He firmly believes that acting is a craft that can be learned, studied and improved upon by putting in the necessary work and effort.

Although some people may have more inherent talent than others, talent can only make the soul shine if it’s combined with effort…


What does a Production Designer do? Good question. Well, if you were a Production Designer like Reeti Narayan, and the director handed you a script, say of a music video, and the story had scenes that took place in different sets or locations, you would immediately start to envision what those sets would look like for the video. You and the director and possibly the producer would then discuss ideas regarding color schemes, mood lighting and what should be seen by the audience in the finished product. That is, if there is a window, what is outside that window? If…


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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