Category Archives: Acting

Red Dragon Script Writing Blog

https://www.reddragoncreativeawards.com/post/your-characters-are-speaking-are-you-listening
Karen Goeller’s 2nd Red Dragon Film Festival blog post on screenwriting is up. Your Characters are Speaking. Are You Listening?

Script Writing Blog on Red Dragon Film Festival Website

Great news!!!

Red Dragon Creative Awards film festival asked Karen Goeller to write a monthly column on script writing. This was where she won Best Debut Script Writer for her feature film, Missys Voice.

Here is the link to the first article, https://www.reddragoncreativeawards.com/post/script-writing-tips-tricks-by-karen-goeller?fbclid=IwAR3qlZZ8gplvxygkPRnvLViDleNuDUCMX0sGWZrSbWXQw6x2jQ0dFt71uTs

Karen Goeller on Danny Whitman Podcast

Danny Whitman talks with Karen Goeller about life as a New York Actress. Karen has been on many TV shows we all love like Billions and Law and Order. They also talk about sports and gymnastics as she is a former gym owner and still teaches gymnastics.

Karen Goeller on Tweed Talk

Karen Goeller on Tweed Talks
Karen and Pedro Tweed go way back. Pedro, Crystal, and Karen talk about Karen’s books, the quarantine, bullying, and other subjects. Karen and Pedro have known each other for over 30 years through the gymnastics world. Goeller and the Tweeds all work in the film industry too. Listen to this relaxing and fun interview. And check out Karen Goeller’s books on Amazon.

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Karen Goeller’s Latest Interview

Screenshot (107)In this interview with Mindy Sheier of Gamut Management, Karen and Mindy discuss how working in the film industry with a disability is very challenging,  books, health, sports coaching, and other topics.

Karen is a signed Actor/Model with Gamut Management. She is available for film, tv, photo-shoots, book signings, consulting, and more.  Here’s the interview,  https://youtu.be/oVitWpxhmN8

Contact Mindy at Gamut for film, tv, and modeling projects. www.gamutmanagement.com. Click on the Contact tab.
Contact Karen for book signings and consulting work.
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Goeller Acting Reel 4

A little more than the 3rd acting reel…


Goeller Acting Reel 4
Karen Goeller acting reel, includes clips from tv and film projects. Pandora’s Box, Young-Hot-Crooked, and indie films.

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Karen Goeller Acting Reel 3

After a couple of hours of editing, I finally have my third reel… A few short films and a few tv shows. Projects include Monsters Inside Me, Young Hot Crooked, Giggibutt, Ode to Cats.

See more video clips and film credits at www.imdb.me/karengoeller.

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Goeller Hosts at Film Festival

Karen Goeller was one of many hosts at the Festival of Cinema in Queens, NY on August 10th.

She enjoyed asking film industry people questions. “They are a unique bunch, all working towards creating high quality films in different capacities.”

Goeller has been interviewed countless times on television, radio, podcast, web shows, and publications such as newspapers and magazines. She was finally able to turn the table and learn more about some people at the film festival.

“It was really interesting. I hope I asked the right questions. And it was a bit more nerve-racking than I expected!”

Still waiting for the footage of these interviews. When it pops up somewhere we’ll share. Contact Karen to help out on your film project as an actor, script supervisor or host. Her film and TV credits are on the “Filmography” section of this page, www.imdb.me/karengoeller.

Film Industry…

I just saw a trailer for a movie that I bet will be a hit. I only saw 3 females in the entire trailer with what looked like over 100 males. It is typical of the industry, dozens of male roles for every one female role. That is why I am glad New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) exists.

The real world is more equal in numbers as far as male/female ratio and films should reflect that. I have seen at least 10 guys get into SAG in less than a year of work and one female get into SAG after many years of work. I’m happy for these guys, but I think there should be more balance to reflect the real world.

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Tips for Brand New Actors

I am a Script Supervisor and Actor. I am not an acting coach, but I wish I had these tips when I first started as an actor. After watching many new actors this weekend I decided I should share.

Here are a few tips…

Do not look at the camera. It’s hard to do in the beginning, but you’ll get the hang of it.

Do not call cut. That is the director’s job. The director calls the shots. And do not try to explain what the director is telling other actors. Do not tell the rest of the crew how to do their jobs either.

Do not sit in crew chairs or crowd the village. The director, script supervisor, producer, and many other crew member must be in there and must be able to concentrate on their jobs.

Do not take photos or videos on set and post them online. Many productions warn that you may be fired or even sued for doing this. You cannot give spoilers!

Listen to the wardrobe rules, usually no logos! So bring what the wardrobe department asks you to bring. And bring a pair of comfortable flats or slides for walking to set or in between shots. Who wants to wear high heels for 15 hours?!?!? Bring a comfy hoodie during cold months while waiting to go to set. And bring hand warmers and adhesive body warmers to put inside your coat for exterior scenes during winter.

Be on time and ready to work. Do not disappear right before you are needed on set. And expect to be there ALL day, even 15 hours if necessary. Filming often takes longer than expected.

Be prepared. KNOW your lines and your body language. Do not show up to set after having a script for three months without knowing what to expect or your lines! And do not try to change lines or improv if you have been given a script.

There is often plenty of time during camera changes. bring something to read to keep yourself occupied during down-time.

Bring water and a snack. You never know when you are going to eat, especially if you are non-union. It’s worth carrying the extra weight in your bag!

Bring toiletries that you may need. With wardrobe changes you will need to refresh the deodorant. And maybe some mints!

Again, I am not an acting coach. This is just a list that I wish I read when I first started, especially the one about shoes. I see alot watching a monitor all day long as a script supervisor. I hear the director and see the actor’s behavior all the time. I figured those just starting may appreciate a few tips.

Listen to all of Karen’s quick podcasts here, https://karengoeller.wordpress.com/karen-goeller-podcasts/

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