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3 Top Actors reveal career secrets at Sundance Creative Coalition Luncheon

Tim Daly (“Private Practice”), Evan Handler (“Californication”) and Richard Kind (“Spin City”) revealed acting career secrets at The Creative Coalition “Making a Difference with a Dream” Luncheon at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival last week. To bring you the inside scoop, we captured photos and three videos of the stars talking about mentors and moments that impacted their careers.

Richard Kind at Creative Coalition Making a Difference with a Dream Luncheon at Sundance 2014
Richard Kind at Creative Coalition Making a Difference with a Dream Luncheon at Sundance 2014
Liz H Kelly
Evan Handler (Californication) gave career secrets at Sundance 2014
by Liz H Kelly

This entertainment industry luncheon uncovered never-before heard stories from those who are living the Hollywood “dream” – unfiltered, unplugged and sometimes…..unbelievable.

Richard Kind (‘Spin City’) gave great advice to aspiring actors to do anything but act. Richard also shared advice from his professor at Northwestern, and how he went broke doing a play on Broadway (that resulted in a Tony nomination). We were lucky to have Richard there because he was in a film at Sundance called “Obvious Child” that just got picked up by The Exchange. VIDEO

Evan Handler (“Californication”) told two short stories about moments in his journey that had an impact. When he studied at the Juilliard School, he learned everything has to have a strong point of view. Evan also talked about feedback from a playwright that changed his career. When he was in the play "Master Harold and the Boys," Athol Fugard gave him notes after a performance that shifted his perspective. VIDEO

Tim Daly (“Private Practice”, “Wings”) confessed to pressures from his parents who were actors and gave him notes on his theater performance in the 4th grade. Tim also had a film at Sundance this year called "Lowdown," and is the President of The Creative Coalition that advocates arts education. Thank you Tim for your true confessions! VIDEO

Allie Grant (“Weeds” “Suburgatory”) and her mother were also there as a part two of the panels, and shared many laughs. The Creative Coalition advocates arts education, and many stars, producers and directors were there to support this cause. For more information on this group, visit

© Liz H Kelly, National Digital Entertainment Columnist and Goody Awards Founder

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