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Success or Fame – What gets you out of bed in the morning?
by: Natalie Lipka When I was in seventh grade, I can remember leading the cheerleading squad in this cheer: “S-U-C-C-E-S-S. That’s the way you spell success.” What did that even mean and how was telling the basketball team how to spell success going to encourage them to win the game? Meaning of Success I’ve struggled […]
Movie Preview Part Two: Summer
by Wayne Frazier Well my friends, it is time to talk about summer movies. That’s right, with the blockbuster season in full swing, it is time to break down the hits and misses so far and what is down the movie road. In Movie Preview Part One: Spring I mentioned the beginning of the true […]
Using the Force: My Star Wars Intervention
by: Natalie Lipka When I first revealed to the world on The Movie Guys Showcast that I had never seen Star Wars, two time Hollywood Close-Up guest Paul Preston of The Movie Guys very quickly put me in “movie jail.” He would not accept any excuses for why I had not yet seen it. Honestly, […]
The end of an age: Goodnight, Mr. Letterman
by Wayne Frazier All good things must come to an end. In my lifetime I have seen many TV shows come and go. Some have left an impressive mark, (M*A*S*H*, Friends, Cheers), while others not so. All iconic programs have a full beginning, middle and end. To date, there have been two particular finales that […]
“Look At My Instagram”
by: Natalie Lipka It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…I joined Instagram! @NatalieLipka07 I know! Finally! It’s only been around since 2012. This social media enthusiast is just a bit of a late bloomer sometimes in the social media world. As you may remember from my blog, “Social Media For Those Looking Beyond Facebook […]
by Wayne Frazier On episode 84 Natalie Lipka and I talked about our recent opportunity to watch a live taping of a brand new comedy series. Not only were we able to see how a sitcom is put together, after the show we got to tour the set. This is why Natalie and I do […]
A Sure Way To More Auditions: 3 Simple Steps!
by: Natalie Lipka At the beginning of 2015, I set a goal to get at least two auditions a week. While the breakdown by week has varied, by the end of each month, on average, I’ve achieved, if not exceeded my goal. Since I am currently seeking new representation, this goal has been set with […]
Star Wars 7: Is the Force Strong with this One?
By Wayne Frazier Star Wars Celebration 7: Like a kid in a candy store, I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Star Wars convention this past weekend. It was everything and more as my eyes lit up, my heart pounded in anticipation and my mind was soaked with the amazing amount of fans. Three […]
Top 5 Inspiring Actresses
by: Natalie Lipka Recently on Hollywood Close-Up, my co-host, Wayne Frazier, claimed that I don’t watch movies. Although, I may not have seen as many films as my partner in crime (who sees almost every new movie opening weekend), I’ve seen my share. There are many films with incredible acting performances that have helped pave […]