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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thinking outside the box

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I just saw this on a website, which I discovered when my Google Alert for "Avy Kaufman casting director" emailed me. I am totally inspired by this "outside the box" thinking:

And Sunday used his new filmmaking skills, learned on the set of “My Suicide,” to land a role in Ang Lee’s new movie, “Taking Woodstock,” coming out in August.

“I didn’t get a chance to audition because the auditions were held in New York. So I made a short film playing one of the characters in the movie, this naked hippie dancing up in the hills of Topanga Canyon. I sent it into the casting office and (casting director) Avy Kaufman thought it was hilarious and showed it to Ang Lee and they offered me a role."

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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out http://www.theactorsenterprise.org.

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