From Being A Lawyer to Playing One on The Social Network With Denise Grayson
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Never before was the phrase "art imitates life" so precise. Denise Grayson began working as a lawyer but soon turned to being an actress and producer. She has a broad career in theater, television, and a prominent appearance as a lawyer on The Social Network, from David Fincher. Founder of Denise Grayson Productions, her films in development include the novel Killing Johnny Fry by Walter Mosley and Blood And The Rye by Rajiv Shah. Her most recent production effort is the Oscar 2021 submission, The Crossing, a short documentary directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, about the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Although Denise is steeped in her acting and producing career, she also trains actors, comedians, individuals, groups, and politicians with their acting, voice, and presentation skills.

Here is what you’ll learn:

  • What made Denise Grayson want to work in the film industry when she was a practicing lawyer.
  • How her business experience helped her become a producer and actress in show business.
  • The non-existent difference between smaller productions and larger productions as an actor because you need to have the same preparation and professionalism.
  • The importance of working on the lines and knowing why you say what you say, to whom you say it, and always being prepared.
  • What Denise looks for in her work as an actress; telling the truth and being credible.
  • Her experience in The Social Network; a movie with a big budget that felt very intimate.
  • The concept that time is money so how, as a producer, she avoids conflicts and always tries to mediate.

To learn more about Denise, follow her on Instagram, or visit her website.

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