BLOG – LUCKY TO BE WORKING – DECEMBER 2020/JANUARY 2021

BLOG – LUCKY TO BE WORKING – DECEMBER 2020/JANUARY 2021

2020 was certainly improved when I booked a recurring role in a new TV series shooting in Europe at the beginning of 2021 and, at the beginning of December, I was back working on the video game that I'd been working on at the end of 2019, so that was a boost too! For...

BLOG – RECURRING ROLE IN MAJOR TV SERIES – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020

BLOG – RECURRING ROLE IN MAJOR TV SERIES – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020

It's been a strange couple of months with a reasonable amount of auditions and callbacks but then projects have been put on hold or casting directors, directors and producers have played it safe and used cast that they have already worked with so it's been very slow...

BLOG – ADVICE COLUMNS AND STOCKING FILLERS – AUGUST 2020

BLOG – ADVICE COLUMNS AND STOCKING FILLERS – AUGUST 2020

I continued to audition for various projects in August but most don't appear to be confirming casts as they are either shooting a long way ahead or finding themselves having to put everything back on hold. I also continued to promote my book, Surviving Hollywood – How...

BLOG – Auditions, Callbacks, Auditions – July 2020

BLOG – Auditions, Callbacks, Auditions – July 2020

For the Fourth of July weekend, I managed to get away to Palm Springs for a few days and it was great to swim and relax by the pool. I've had very little downtime throughout lockdown so it was wonderful to really switch off. Los Angeles has had to reverse some of its...

BLOG – FILM & TV INDUSTRY OPENS UP IN HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 2020

BLOG – FILM & TV INDUSTRY OPENS UP IN HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 2020

I arrived back in LA on 31 May and had to spend the next 14 days self-isolating so that was half of June gone. While I was in isolation, the TV and film industry was given the green light to reopen from 12 June so from 15 June, I was straight back into auditioning.  I...

BLOG – LOCKDOWN – March, April, May 2020

BLOG – LOCKDOWN – March, April, May 2020

I was in the UK when COVID 19 reached Europe and the US so I spent the first 10 weeks of lockdown in Surrey, England. Not much to do but sit tight and take each day as it comes. I have my book, Surviving Hollywood, to promote so I am getting stuck into that. At the...

Surviving Hollywood – Book release – April 2020

Surviving Hollywood – Book release – April 2020

  Book release April 2020. Acting is a tough profession. Making it in Hollywood is even tougher. British actress Julia Farino has survived in LA longer than most and here she shares her experiences and offers practical tips and advice on how to avoid the pitfalls...

Blog – A new decade – January 2020

Blog – A new decade – January 2020

I saw in 2020 in the UK happily catching up with friends and family and then returned to Los Angeles on 7 January. As soon as I landed, I had a flood of commercial, film and TV auditions and had interest from the production offices on a TV show in Altanta and a...

BLOG – Canadian Snow and Glow – December 2019

BLOG – Canadian Snow and Glow – December 2019

After a year of near misses, it was great to end the decade by booking a commercial which filmed up in Canada for four days before the holidays. There was snow to get me into the Christmas spirit and the added bonus was that the director was Oscar nominated Todd...