Saturday, March 29, 2014

Blunt, strait forward and direct, yes I am. And most of the things I post here in Facebook are either form experience or learned from others whom I trust it's worthwhile spreading their knowledge. Many readers may find it offensive, others entertaining and others even useful. If you'd rather not be exposed to the material I write, please do ourselves a favor: Un-friend me. 

This is my entertainment business page and shall continue to write things that may or not may relate to you. To some people harsh reality, to others refreshing advice. Either way, if the shoe fits, either wear it or un-friend me; this is today's advise. Thank you for reading, Alvin Hysong - Actor: SAGAFTRA

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My First Motion Picture with Al Pacino!

AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day.
But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.

Friday, February 7, 2014

DO you know What is your UCP?

One of the basic premises of all marketing (a fancy word for sales) is the USP. It stands for Unique Selling Proposition.  For instance Avis "Tries Harder," or Pepsi "Hits the Spot."  I like to promote an idea to actors, called the UCP or ... Unique Character Presentation. Beat the casting directors to the punch -- decide on your "type" yourself. Learn the basic types -- and how they are sold -- and then choose what fits you best.  Pay particular attention to that word "unique." It means that the product must be differentiated from other products. Here are the types -- and the components used to sell them - in hopes that this list will help you develop your own Unique Character Presentation.