Monthly Archives: December 2017

David Merry: Magician, comedian, writer

Episode 84, Dec. 19, 2017





Are you a risk taker? Have you managed to find a balance between the creative process and earning a good living?

As a writer, David Merry has written jokes for legendary comedians including Joan Rivers and Rodney Dangerfield.

As a magician, he’s invented some spectacular tricks

And as a comedian, he’s one the most “in-demand” performers I’ve worked with doing hundreds of shows each year.

Through all of this David’s taken risks and he opens up about the ups and downs of his many ventures.

David’s a lifelong learner who’s in the process of meeting the requirements to become a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, but most impressive is that through all the ups and downs and transitions in his entertainment career he’s been a great husband and father.

David’s Website
David Merry on YouTube .
David’s New Year’s Eve show in Ottawa with Ben Miner and Jessica Holmes. Info and tickets.

Bethany Joy Lenz, actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker

Episode 83, Dec. 15, 2017

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Are you a creative soul? Learn from successful and emerging artists who will inspire you to create your best work ever!

Bethany Joy Lenz stars in the new movie “Snowed Inn Christmas” premiering on Lifetime, Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm. Canadian viewers can see it on W Network Sunday, December 17 at 6 pm.

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Bethany Joy Lenz in Snowed Inn Christmas
The Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free Press picked “Snowed Inn Christmas” as a TV highlight of the week with the latter adding it’s a “feel-good movie… about a woman (Bethany Joy Lenz) and man (Andrew Walker), who have nothing in common – until they’re called upon to help save the historic town inn located in Santa Claus, Indiana.”


Snowed Inn Christmas with Andrew Walker and Bethany Joy Lenz
Lenz plays a button-down journalist who, like her character in “One Tree Hill,” is smart and knows who she is – at least until she gets trapped on assignment with a colleague she’s competing with to save her job.

The setting, a gorgeous turn of the century Victorian home in Santa Claus, Indiana (a real town), provides a romantic and mysterious backdrop where the journalists discover the stories of their lives.

Check out this charming video of Lenz and Walker.

As well as appearing in “Snowed Inn Christmas” Lenz recently joined the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In the podcast, we cover everything from her appearances on the daytime soap “Guiding Light” to “One Tree Hill” and her new role in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She opens up about the time she auditioned for “Once” on Broadway, it didn’t go well, and a new Broadway musical she’s written.

Bethany Joy Lenz on Instagram
Bethany Joy Lenz on Twitter
Bethany Joy Lenz on iTunes
Bethanj Joy Lenz’s Jewelry on Stilnest

Snowed Inn Christmas on TV
Lifetime – Saturday, December 16 at 8pm.
W Network (Canada) – Sunday, December 17 at 7pm.
Twitter – @LifetimeTV
Instagram – @LifetimeTV
Facebook – LifetimeTV

Ilana Levine, actress, producer, podcaster

Episode 82, Dec. 9, 2017

Ilana Levine




As well as playing lead roles on Broadway, Ilana Levine has worked with iconic film directors including Sydney Lumet and Robert Altmann.

We talk about her experiences working with, and learning from, actors who have won Tony Awards and Academy Awards.

She has also appeared in many television shows including “Law and Order” and “Seinfeld.”

As you’ll hear, Ilana is married to an actor and they have two kids.

Ilana is very candid about the struggles they faced as they worked to create a stable, loving environment for the kids to grow up in while pursuing the mercurial success of careers in show business.

Click here for her podcast “Little Known Facts.
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