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Mom's Day Off: An Unscripted Daycation

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

My children are ALWAYS with me -- ALWAYS. Not since a year ago, when my father was flown to a hospital in Central New York for emergency surgery, have I been away from my hubby and children for any more than a couple hours.

On the Set of FX's 'The Americans': or, How to Survive Being an Extra on the Graveyard Shift

David Munk | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy
David Munk

Extra work can be easy or hard. Mostly it is just boring. However, my work on The Americans was an overnight shoot so it was, at least, certain to be lucrative. Here is a breakdown of that day and night.

"Just Look Busy!": On Life as a Background Actor

Zachary Stockill | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

You will see them mouthing fake conversations, pulling fake files, scribbling imaginary diagnoses, and generally trying to move about like people in a hospital do. They are, however, not in a hospital.