MovieActor.com presents the support the arts campaign!
Welcome to MovieActor.com Committed towards supporting the Arts!Helping build awareness and appreciation of the value of the Performing Arts and Arts education.While MovieActor.com have supported many arts project from arts and craft projects to art galleries, our focus mainly is with supporting the film industry and theater productions.
Welcome to MovieActor.com
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players" William Shakespeare
There are a lot of reasons why you should support the arts.Not only are they a creative outlet for thousands of people, but they are educational, informative and fun. Here are some reasons why films are so important to our culture today.
- Arts can support creative development. Just think of today’s famous leading ladies and men in popular movies or on cable TV—they all started somewhere. If you have a burgeoning actor or actress in your family, you can encourage them to explore their talents. Numerous acting workshops can help them to decide whether or not the stage is for them long-term. They can also help them decide on what genre to explore TV show performances or strive for a moviestar status.
2. Supporting the arts can also encourage education as a whole. Just think of all the things that go into making a film or TV show lighting specialists, directors, sound engineers, stagers, etc. There can be hundreds of workers on a set to make sure the entire project operates as planned. Each one of the participants has to know their craft and every situation is different. Consider a sound engineer for example—he or she likely has to know what sounds will pick up in what settings, how to drown out background noise and how to work a sound board.
3. Arts also can promote local revenue. Local stages offer productions that bring in needed funds. Sometimes part of the funds go to programs offered by the company, sometimes they go to building up the venue. Either way, money is diverted into the market to better programs and plans for future artists to enjoy. People who run the stages also benefit with salaried positions to maintain the show’s presentation. Local hiring always benefits the general market.
4. Supporting the arts not only benefits its own market, but it helps to develop minds for other applications. Even if a young performer doesn’t make it to Hollywood or top celebrity status, the discipline it takes to stay in the arts can serve them well. For example, someone who has trained in the arts, likely knows how to prioritize time and focus on goals. This is a highly desirable characteristic for any employee.
5. Arts can support healthcare. Believe it or not but the benefits of art and supporting it, can positively influence patients. Studies have shown that there are healing benefits to using the arts as therapy. Not only can the improve health, but they can shorten health care stays and help with pain management. The arts are definitely a positive aspect of the market. Not only do they help with personal development, but they also bring much-needed revenue in. Supporting them benefits a wide range of players on top of being an outlet for entertainment to the masses.
MovieActor.com have focus on donating funds to crowd funding websites such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com.
According to Wikipedia definition; crowd funding describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowd funding occurs for any variety of purposes, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support from fans, to political campaigns, to funding a startup company or small business or creating free software. MovieActor.com is not a fancy website with lots of bells and whistles, but we hope you will find it will fill you up with meat and potatoes of quality content.
Our goal is to bring awareness about the arts and let people know they don't have to be rich to support the arts. You can support the arts with as little as one dollar thru the crowd funding websites mention above. By crowd funding not only we can support the arts, but we have to power to decide what movies to watch instead of a corporate film executive. We just don't get to watch it, but we are also part of the production. If you do not have any funds, you can always volunteer and help out a low-budget film production for example. Many film students are looking for help to direct or create their film thesis or ducomentary. A great way for aspiring movie actors to get credit, experience and improve their craft.
"The Blair Witch Project" indenpendant film witch won many awards at the Sundance Film Festival may have not been discovered if it wasn't for the wonderful invention of the internet. It also shows that a low budget indenpendent masterpiece can become a worldwide blockbuster hit. Crowd funding websites can give filmmakers a platform in the internet to market their films and give us (the audience) a glimspe behind the scenes of what it takes to make a film project. While film distrubution remains one of the biggest road block for many filmmakers,a huge demand by the public thru crowfunding website can provide the green light for a distrubutions deal. I look forward supporting the next Sidney Pollack (director and actor) which I was honored and fortunute enough to work with. While Sidney Pollack outstanding talent and achievements can never be duplicated, may future Hollywood directors reach similiar success. Break a leg!
MovieActor.com Support the Arts Campaign Contributions
Currently we have contributed to over 50 fully funded kickstarter projects with a wide range from Arts & craft to performing arts with a focus on movies and theater project. To get a glimple of the projects we have supported, please check out my Kickstarter profile: www.kickstarter.com/profile/MovieActor
"Support the arts Campaign" internet awareness campaign have resulted in over 30 links in various directories.
Supporting Arts Education
While the Department of Education tries to put together a strong competitive national academy curriculum, many state and city officials cut funds in the education sector. As a consequence, school district's arts and sports programs are the first one on the cutting block. As a former honor roll student, I always enjoyed and looked forward to attending arts and music classes. At times, it felt like a nice and smooth dessert after a heavy entree!
In conclusion, when you are a movie actor and an arts advocate working on a supports the arts campaign, it is always best to lead by example. Whether you ultimately decide to follow me in my endeavors, it is up to you to decide.
"Patience is a virtue"
Did you know?
The oldest academy award (also known as an Oscar) winner was George Burns. He won best supporting actor for The Sunshine Boys in 1975 at 80-year-old (and 69 days). The oldest winning movie actress was 80-year-old (and 292 days) Jessica Tandy as Best Actress for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989.
And to think there is a preception that Hollywood leading roles are discriminated based on age. Go figure!
While this made be true in some cases, this may offer a glimmer of hope for those movie actors who have reached their golden years. In reality, while the odds are slim, it is still proof actors and actress can reach the pinnicle of success at a age "often considered" well past their prime. George Burns and Jessica Tandy simply did not rely on their beauty but continue working on their craft as actors. The road to Carnegie Hall might also be the same one leading to an Academy award!
Not to diminish any awards or accolades, in the end it is always the journey and following you passion that really matters. The award winners of the MTV movie awards and not always the same winner of the Acadamy awards. That being said, the art of acting will always be subject to interpertion. As an actor, being prepared and doing your best is what counts!
“All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Once again, "Patience is a virtue"
Note: During fliming, Spike was not harm and was rewarded with some healthy and tasty treats!
Great acting quotes worth mentioning again:
"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” Wayne Dyer
"Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.” Seneca
"Great acting is not easy; anyone who says it is either shallow or a charlatan. And one of the hardest things about acting is admitting that it is hard. For most actors, success is achieved through study, struggle, preparation, infinite trial and error, training, discipline, experience and work!" - Robert Cohen
"We talk and act a bit differently in bed than at work, or at a bar, or at a cocktail party, or at a PTA meeting. The idea of 'just being yourself' is a total abstraction, for we are many selves and we wear many masks." - Robert Cohen
"An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer." - Marlon Brando
"Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy." Clive Swift
"When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with. "
“Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.” Washington Irving
"Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.” Kate Reid
"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.” Cynthia Heimel
"Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It's not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it." Philip Seymour Hoffman
While MovieActor.com have supported many arts project from arts and craft projects to art galleries, our focus mainly is with supporting the film industry and theater productions.