In Episode 283, Trev and AJ discuss the term “meatspace,” venture into rant-land over the current state of click-and-submit services, and respond to a listener question about working on set, what to include on your resumé, and how to position it all with a bit of industry parlance.
Then Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with veteran actor, writer, and director Judyann Elder (Murphy Brown, Family Matters, Martin) to hear stories of her early years of success in and around the stages of New York City.
There are a lot of variables at play in a creative career—a lot of stuff outside of our control, and a lot of stuff on which we could (however rightly) place blame for a lack of results.
But there is one thing that’s a hallmark trait of every successful artist we’ve ever interviewed: mindset.
And Judyann is no exception.
What strikes me is simple her commitment was and continues to be. It never crossed her mind, not once, that this whole acting thing might not work out. She’s quick to thank her parents for instilling strong principles… but it takes a powerful person to show up and see the job through.
From her early days in New York City winning awards to working as a Playboy bunny cocktail waitress to make ends meet before her work started paying the bills, this one’s part history lesson, part timeless wisdom from a woman who knows and lives the values of conviction, commitment, and community.
We truly hope you enjoy the first part of our conversation with Judyann.
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Picks of the Week for Episode 283:
- Wikibuy (Trev) – a Google Chrome extension that alerts you to online shopping savings
- Prey by Michael Crichton (AJ) – a techno-thriller from one of the late, great novelists of our time
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