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Jul. 6th, 2019 | 02:00 pm

http://amazon.com/author/andreacalabrese

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HEY GUYS! I'M NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR ON AMAZON.COM

Jun. 22nd, 2019 | 09:07 am
mood: ecstaticecstatic

PLEASE SEARCH FOR ME, ANDREA CALABRESE, ON AMAZON.COM IN THE BOOK SECTION, OR CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.amazon.com/Cinematic-Critique-Roman-Polanskis-Film-ebook/dp/B07T1WW7KN/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=andrea+calabrese&qid=1561218937&rnid=2941120011&s=books&sr=1-2



THANK YOU AND HAPPY PUBLISHING!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

ANDREA

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Technological Advancements Have Added Value to Our Writings.

Apr. 9th, 2019 | 05:50 pm

YAY!!!!!

IN THE FUTURE, I WILL POST A LINK TO MY WRITINGS ON AMAZON PUBLISHING.

THANK YOU, ALL, FOR HELPING ME TO SAVE MY ESSAYS AND STORIES FROM THE PAST 25 YEARS.

I WENT TO COLLEGE FOR 13 YEARS. I BECAME A DEAN'S HONOR LIST GRADUATE WITH MULTIPLE COLLEGE DEGREES. THANK YOU, ALL, FOR HELPING ME TO PROTECT MY WRITINGS.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND I LOVE YOU ALL,

ANDREA CALABRESE
BestHollywoodProfessionals@gmail.com
626-676-0353

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SCREENWRITING COMPETITIONS

Dec. 29th, 2014 | 09:26 pm
location: Hollywood, CA

Hey guys!

I decided to get a brain, so I've been studying screenwriting the past two years--since earning degrees in Theatre Arts and in Liberal Arts.

I'm finding that screenwriting is a very exciting business! There are lots of prizes to be won and sales to be made!

I thought it'd be a good idea to start an open blog for anyone who may know of any great screenwriting contests that shouldn't be missed, throughout the year.

Please feel free to post them!

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Andrea


LA LIVE FILM FEST
#FILMFESTLALIVE
#RISINGABOVEFILMFESTICAL
RISING ABOVE FILM FESTIVAL
AMERICAN MOVIE AWARDS
LOS ANGELES SCREENPLAY CONTEST
HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTEST
CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS
NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL
WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING

Beverly Hills Film Festival
Creative World Awards
Page Awards
Catalina Island Festival
Action On Film Fetival

http://www.filmfreeway.com
http://www.withoutabox.com

If you know of anymore, please post! Thank you!

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NEW WEBSITE!

Apr. 24th, 2014 | 06:22 pm

http://www.imdb.me/andreacalabrese

Please visit my IMDb page! THANK YOU!

Andrea Calabrese
BestHollywoodProfessionals@gmail.com

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CONTACT INFO: UPDATED 08/05/2013

Sep. 21st, 2010 | 10:27 pm
location: Hollywood

CONTACT INFO UPDATED: 08/05/2013; Edited 07/08/2019

Please set any and/or all home pages to: http://www.imdb.me/andreacalabrese

If you send me your email to: besthollywoodprofessionals@gmail.com, I can send you a copy of my most recent screentest by email!



FACEBOOK: AndreaTheresaCalabrese

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bxR7FOovuQ

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/niceladyandrea

Voice Demos available at: http://www.joematters.com/VoiceDemos.html


Goal: To be cast in speaking roles in movies and on TV.

Quote: I've been on stage since I was three years old--in something every year growing up. I was Miss Wisconsin Pre-Teen 1983, Graduated Modeling School 1987, Won Best Actress in High School 1990, Won several Awards for Local Origination Television 1996-1999, Graduated Theatre Arts Degree With Honors 2008, Featured in July 2010 Players Guide for Casting Directors; Won Best Screenplay 2018; FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE SEE: http://amazon.com/author/andreacalabrese

Links:
Blog: http://andreacal.livejournal.com/
Facebook: AndreaTheresaCalabrese
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theultimateloudmouth
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/andreacalabrese


Available for screentests and/or auditions in Los Angeles!
Please contact: besthollywoodprofessionals@gmail.com

Thank you for your consideration!

PEACE AND LOVE

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For Your Consideration to the following story on Polanski

Dec. 23rd, 2008 | 11:17 pm

The previous post on Polanski reads to me "Field Full."

Therefore, I would like to add a few points:

Let's' all ask Jack Nicholson, "Would you prefer to have the cops at your house or not at your house?"

Who called the cops on Jack Nicholson?

I believe that Samantha Geimer was prostituted by her mother who then called the cops on Jack Nicholson. It may very well be true that her mother prostituted her daughter into Jack Nicholson's house, and then called the cops trying to get money out of Nicholson.

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More Essays on Movies

Mar. 5th, 2008 | 03:24 am

To read more essays on movies, click:

http://www.joematters.com/Movies2.html

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Stagecraft: Radio Ghost Stories

Feb. 12th, 2008 | 07:17 pm

RADIO GHOST STORIES


A Play Critique
Written by Andrea Calabrese
Professor: Doug Forsyth
STAGECRAFT
11/07/07



On November 2nd, 2007 at 8pm, I attended Radio Ghost Stories, performed on Santa Monica College’s studio stage. Written and directed by Terrin Adair, I thought Radio Ghost Stories—although long and drawn out at times—was a delightful and entertaining production.

The acting was great and the lighting was perfect. I really enjoyed the hair and make-up on these characters. I thought the hair and make-up was done so well that it helped to define the characters personalities a lot better. I especially liked the 1940’s costumes and hairstyles. The characters of Penelope, Fabritzio, Hester Willis and the Ghost of Louie Montelli could not have been so perfectly presented if it hadn’t been for the excellent job (work) on hair and make-up. I thought the comedy was well written. I especially loved the variety of character in Hester Willis’s costumes and make-up.

To mention a few things about prop details, I thought it was strange that there was not a telephone in the office on stage. It seemed very strange to have microphones, donuts and couches with no telephones in the room. I really liked the color coordination as well. There seemed to be a lot of bright colors being used which really helped to animate the misc-en-scene of the stage: the red jar, the blue light on the back wall, the pink donut box and the red and white polka dots on the costume.

I also really liked the foley table. The bells, whistles, chimes, pots and pans used as special effects helped to give realistic sound quality. I also liked how they used foley sounds as transitions from scene to scene. It helped to indicate what was going on during the transition to commercials and other significant aspects of the production. There would always be foley chimes to call in the jingle girls (to signify commercials), and I really enjoyed this because it helped the audience to believe that we were really witnessing a radio show being broadcast in the 1940’s.

Something I found weird and distracting was how the ghost of Louie Montelli was hanging out in the corner for a half an hour before he spoke any lines. I saw him come in right away, but he didn’t identify himself for a half an hour. I realized he was the dead guy, but I honestly found it distracting that this great character, well-dressed with white scary looking makeup was on the set, but no one knew who he was for a half an hour—until he announced that he was a ghost!

I thought Penelope did a great job with memorization. I don’t know if it was her mic or what, but at times she was talking so fast it was difficult to understand what she was saying and at other times her voice was so loud and at such close range that it came off as somewhat annoying and overbearing. There were times when I thought she was adorable and I really enjoyed her use of the props: the gun and the case file, both having very high energy and great drama.

One of the biggest problems I noticed with the entire play was with the costumes. There were several small holes in many of the costumes and it looked like Penelope had a run in her stockings. This I did not like at all. When the costumes are under the bright lights, even the littlest hole will stand out. Among the most obvious was the problem with Fabritzio’s green jacket. There was a hole in the back of his jacket showing his white shirt underneath—making the hole stand out.

I thought that other than these few mishaps, Radio Ghost Stories was superbly entertaining and a great story.

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Acting Critique: Burn This

Oct. 5th, 2007 | 01:02 am
mood: productive

Acting Critique of Burn This written by Andrea Calabrese, STAGECRAFT, 09/28/2007


On Friday, September 28, 2007 at 8:00pm, I attended the opening theatrical performance of Burn This at Santa Monica College’s Studio Stage. Directed by Aric Martin, Burn This is a ferocious comedy about the lives of four friends and how they cope with the tragic death of their friend and roommate, Robbie “the dancer.”

The scene takes place in a Manhattan Loft Apartment in New York City where Robbie (the deceased) used to live with his two roommates, Anna and Larry. The other two characters in the cast play visitors to the scene: Pale—the brother of the deceased, and Burton—a wealthy friend who seems to know something about producing performances for Anna and her deceased dance partner, Robbie.

The two and a half hour play is spent dealing with dramatics, emotions, problems, and developments of their relationships as they all begin to learn to live without (the third roommate) Robbie. The dialog begins to pass over as an episode from Seinfeld with provocative and obscene language allowed.

When Pale’s dramatic and emotional character comes into the scene, he enters the play by standing hidden in the dark pounding and screaming behind the door on the set. While we were all sitting in the dark waiting for Anna, played by Liz Federico, to turn on the lights—Pale, played by Brian Ramian, had come over in the middle of the night and waking Anna up—and he started yelling, “Annie!” so loudly that I swear to God I almost got up to see what he wanted because I thought it was Doug (Forsythe, the Technical Director) calling for, “Andi!”


There were many aspects of this play that I really enjoyed. First and foremost, the acting was excellent and not once did any of the actors flub any of their lines. I was very impressed by this considering the small cast and great length of the play.

Secondly, I really enjoyed the music and sound effects. Although there was no mention of, or credit given to, individual songs in the program, the selection of music was beautiful and appropriate ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bjork. Audience members really took a liking to the popular choices in music as I noticed they were dancing and singing along. I also very much enjoyed the excellent coordination of sound to the dialog and to the actors movements. At one point, when Pale opened the windows, the city noise could be heard as if it was really “city noise” happening in the streets of New York. This added a very cool effect and made the play a lot more realistic. The only thing I didn’t like about the music was at the beginning, while we were waiting for the play to start, they had “You make me feel so young” on loop mode, so we heard that one song about 10 times, over and over again, while we waited for the show to start.

Thirdly, the lighting was totally awesome and beautiful. The only problem I saw with any of the lighting throughout the entire play was during the first morning when Pale and Anna woke up together. We knew it was morning because of the very cool and great new gobos brought in from up above. However, it was difficult for the audience to recognize this transition from night to morning light because at this time—the light through the windows in the background (where the ladder/escalator was) did not change at all. This made it a bit confusing, but it helped the scene to have gobos from straight above with brighter light. From the audience, it looked a little strange because the background lighting did not change from night until morning. (It stayed dark on the back wall throughout the transition.)

Finally, I would like to add that in watching this awesome production, it was really neat to see how the lighting changed the appearance of the colors on the set of the props we painted. Mixed with the gold lighting, it made the grey look more appealable and it was cool to quietly think to myself, “Hey! We painted those tables! They look great!” Beautiful job on the sets, if I do say so myself.

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