It isn’t a secret the entertainment industry can be uncompromising and brutal at times. With the fierce competition in the business how does one successfully illustrate that for a viewing audience? The answer is A Place To Call Hollywood the new short form drama series, by Emmy winning Director and Producer Gregori J. Martin.
A Place To Call Hollywood looks at the grim realities and dark underside to the amount of struggle and rejection actors and filmmakers face on a daily basis. They are constantly going to auditions and meetings which are job interviews. The average person goes to a few dozen job interviews in their lifetime, actors spend half their careers auditioning and meeting.
Imagine going out on 150 job interviews a year? Each job is a little different so you have to memorize a new script for each interview. Sometimes you have the interview in front of a dozen executives and producers. Sometimes it is with casting, and other times you have to self-tape, after each audition (interview) there is feedback, that comes in from your agents and managers and most of the time the answer no. It is a lot of rejection and takes a tremendous amount of strength and self-esteem to keep at it day after day.
At the start of A Place Called Hollywood the audience is introduced to Charlie Law (Kristos Andrews) who is new to Los Angeles, naïve and ambitious he is an actor and wants to make a living in his profession. Like most people without any industry connections or friends or family members employed in the business, Charlie doesn’t have any idea what he is really in for and what he is about to learn, see, and experience, which is an absolute reality for almost all of the thousands of new actors who arrive in Los Angeles every year. Charlie is on journey, good, bad, and everything in between, the audience is invited to come along and share the ride.
A Place Called Hollywood is anchored by Kristos Andrew’s impressive and gifted performance and filled with strong supporting performances from Meg Foster, Derrell Whitt, Vincent DePaul, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Martha Madison and Celeste Fianna.
All 12 episodes of A Place To Call Hollywood are available to screen at: