And The Nominees Are…


Early winter was freakishly warm and I’m not mad at the now normal chill in the January air. As the holiday chaos is behind us we can focus on moving forward with current and upcoming projects.

The most exciting news to open 2016 with is an Independent Spirit Film Award nomination for Jennifer Phang’s brilliant feature film Advantageous, Jennifer Phang’s ‘Advantageous’ nominated for a 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award!!!!! OTB_diane

Off Track Betty a short film literally shot on film by writer/director Clayton Dean Smith is already gaining attention before its official release,…the-lower-east-side-on-film-in-off-track-betty.html

We are looking forward to a successful festival run.


Moon Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest continues to receive its well deserved worldwide accolades.  Most recently winning best the Best Short Film Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival.








We continue to shoot more footage for our feature documentary in production, And…Scene a Woman’s Journey to Walk Again maintaining our commitment to tell this story no matter what.

We  captured the  making of the gala fundraiser for our subject Jamie Petrone’s inclusive conservatory Thisability featuring performances in the mixed abilityand Broadway communities.  To learn more, please visit

The joy of teaching flourishes as I’m happy  to continue classes for young , professional actors at The Performing Option , workshops for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation,  and as an audition coach.

My latest endeavor is  a course developer and adjunct faculty for NYU’s School of Professional Studies .


This inaugural advanced diploma course intends to capture the professional world of the entertainment industry within a teachable, academic context.

My colleagues Margaret Emory of SW Artists and author of Ask An Agent (we’re pictured together with our books at the Drama Book Shop)  Tammy Green of the Green Agency and myself are  creating  and teaching the advanced diploma course in Talent Agent Management. Class begins February 2016!


Thanks to you demand continues for  the second edition of Ace Your Acting Audition. Available at the iconic Drama Book Shop or on Amazon. AceCoverpic

I wish you all the  very best for a Happy and Wondrous 2016-