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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Power of 2 Words....THANK YOU!

As an actress, sending thank you cards is one of my favorite ways to reach out.  Thank you Tweets, FaceBook messages, emails and hand written cards to Casting Directors, Agents, Managers, Directors, Producers....  I have done it all and here is my favorite thank you story. 

I was on set as an actress in a movie shooting in Seattle and I remember after a long day of filming I was riding an elevator with one of the producers and he smiled at me and said, "you know what got you this part Christina?"  I was surprised to hear this and said, "My talents?" He laughed and said yes that too but do you know what separated you from all the rest of the actresses?"  "Tell me" I said.  He said, after your audition and callback you wrote a handwritten thank you card to me and the director that was so thoughtful and generous and I thought, "That's a girl I want to have on my set."  He said, it was between you and one other actress for this role and your thank you card sealed the deal for me on you.  WOW.  I had a tear in my eye as he said this and thought.  I will always send thank you cards no matter what.  That meant so much to me.  For all the times, I sent a thank you card and never got acknowledged this made up for it and made me realize the power of a thank you card. 

Send a thank you card to anyone this week and watch how good it feels!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Power of Saying NO!

An an actress, it's not every day an offer comes along (although I pray and hold the space for that to happen) so when an offer does come along, it might sound crazy to say "NO" right?

Well, here's the thing (my little secret)

When an opportunity for a casting or an offer for a role in a project flows to me, I have to feel Grateful for the opportunity but then ask myself:

1.  Is this in alignment with my target goals?

2.  Will this role be a career building role for me?  (Will I be working with collaborators who inspire me? Will this look really great on my resume?  Will this be a step up from the roles I have done before?)

3.  How will this role make me feel?

One of my favorite mentors, Dallas Travers taught me, "If it's not a Hell YES, it's a Hell NO"

Sometimes it really just does not feel right in my gut and I have to trust that.  At the end of the day, you know best!  Trust yourself.

Living Mantra :  (repeat after me)  I trust myself to be myself and to make the best decisions for my highest good and the good of all concerned.

Have fun making decisions!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I Believe in Miracles!

I Believe in Miracles and I can tell you why!

I went through a little time this year were I felt down, attached to what was NOT Happening in my career, measuring myself by the amount of TV shows and Feature film credits on my resume and feeling disappointed, frustrated and sad around how hard I felt I HAD to work.  Well, that "Stuck" place was not serving me and I know when I appreciate what it, what I want shows up even faster so I knew who to call on ASAP.

A Miracle Worker.  A true angel, a prayer warrior, a peacemaker, who specializes in tapping (EFT) out those yucky unconscious beliefs that never serve and are not mine to believe EFT and someone who can lead me through a hypnosis session that feels as good as a full nights sleep.  Someone who gets it, has been through it and is ALWAYS working on improving herself and knows just what to say to get me to see the light.

 This Miracle Worker is Jaime Kalman of Inspired Healing and Awareness.

I have been calling on Jaime's healing services for a few years now and as an actress in a pretty crazy business and as a spiritual being who constantly wants to improve, I will call on her again and again.  I will share, (for those who want to hear the quick fix).....I did see miracles after just one session.  Wow.  The amount of love, light, laughter increased in my life, the amount of people (angels) who showed up to help me increased, my heart opened to unexpected good, my awareness of gratitude expanded (and I thought I was already grateful enough, lol) and I BOOKED an acting role on a new TV series.

Here's to miracles happening for YOU because if it is possible for me, it is possible for you.
I pinky promise!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

There is no Love like the Love from a Mom!

This Throwback Thursday, I am posting a picture of my Mom and I, celebrating life at one of our favorite beaches together.  I think I was in my junior year of High School at this time.  There is no love like a mom's love.  One of my favorite traits in my mom is how she treats FUN as important as FOOD.  She knows how to throw a party and be the life of the party and she has taught me to do the same.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Emmy's are Coming, The Emmy's are Coming...

As some of you know, I am a happy active member of the TV Academy, and as a voting member of the TV Academy, I take my duty seriously.  So, for the past few months, I kept receiving all these wonderful gifts from Showtime, HBO, History Channel, ABC, NBC, FX, etc.  Every day when the door bells rings, it was like Santa Claus was at the door.  When I opened the door, there he was, the mailman, handing me another brown box and I would open it like a kid on Christmas Day and behold inside, there would be this Colorful box with screeners of many many shows.  And, I would allocate as much time as possible between auditions, coachings, consulting, and classes to watch all of them and some were not just two or three episodes, some were entire seasons.  I just would watch Entire seasons like Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven who I met on Entourage and in Mr. Selfridge, he was truly a Mr. a Gentlemen, showing acting skills and then when the Netflix Box came, Orange is the New Black.  I had no idea how good the show was and the day that I put that DVD into my player, ready to watch oh, maybe 2 episodes, I found myself 13 hours later, wanting to subscribe to Netflix, so I can watch the next season, wow, what a show.  Truly a leading edge, majestically written and performed new golden age TV show.  And then, after all my hard work I had the joy of proudly casting my vote for all these shows.  Thank you TV Academy.

Thank you TV Academy for giving me the opportunity to cast my vote on many new shows, it was an honor and a privilege. I look forward to the 25th!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Me on TV!

Hey TAXI BROOKLYN Fans, if you missed me as Laura in 

Luc Besson's new NBC  series, you can catch a clip from Episode 4, "Precious Cargo" here

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You Know what Always Brings me Joy?

You know what always brings me joy?  Looking at the pictures of the two little boys I sponsor in Vietnam through The Mulligan Project.  
Tonight they are hosting a fun night, benefiting The Mulligan's Drag Queen Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's at 9PM 8288 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA. 90046 and I will be there with bells on!  You just showing up will help support these beautiful children!

See you tonight my friends!
Love and Light!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tonight is the Night!!

Tonight is the Night, the Premiere on NBC of Luc Besson's new Series, TAXI BROOKLYN 10PM/9c starring Jacky Ido (pictured above) and Chyler Leigh.  Watch the Premiere tonight where this Cabbie (Jacky Ido) and Detective (Chyler Leigh)  team up for some Street Justice.  I will be in Ep. 4 "Precious Cargo" and keep you posted on air dates!  Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

California Entertainment Industry Needs Your Help!

As an actress in California who moved to this great state to thrive as an ACTRESS.  I invested my morning writing numerous letters to Senator Knight, Senator Beall, Senator DeSaulnier, Senator Hernandez, Senator Liu, Senator Wolk, Senator Walters, Staff Director, Colin Grinnell and Republican Consultant, Scott Chavez in support of Assembly Bill 1839, to expand the current CA Film and Television Tax Credit program.

The entertainment industry is a vital part of California’s economy. Over 500,000 jobs and more than 50,000 California small businesses depend on a thriving film and television production industry.  But with the pressure of incentive programs in other states and countries,  California’s share of the top grossing feature film market has slipped from 68% to just 8%.  Production of one-hour television shows has also left the state – dropping from 64% to 28% over the past 8 years.   

AB 1839 invests in California’s future economy, and would help return our state to its rightful place as the home of the entertainment industry.  

Please consider writing your own letter today or emailing one or two in support.  Thank you in advance for any letter you write or email you send!  I have listed the email addresses below:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Why not UP the GRATITUDE?

You heard it before, GRATITUDE is the BEST ATTITUDE.  So, between you and me, I started to get stuck in my mind set last week and noticed myself slipping into a state of "I'm not enough" or "I am not where I want to be," so I knew I had to take immediate action to UP my GRATITUDE.  I decided for one month, in addition to my GRATITUDE JOURNAL, I will email one person per day to say, thank you and specifically share with them all the reasons why I love and appreciate them in my life. 

Trust me, since starting this gratitude practice, I have experienced even more abundance, because Abundance is in harmony with gratitude.  I received email replies back from the people I was reaching out to, writing all the reasons why they appreciate me and I have been experiencing more and more unexpected, wonderful news.  I invite you to try it and let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lucky Me....He's a STAR!

I am so grateful to be a member of the Television Academy.   Through the TV Academy events I get to meet incredible actors like Bob Newhart and Jon Voight to name a few, and hear incredible producers speak like Michelle Ashford (creator/EP of Masters of Sex) and Alex Gansa (EP and Showrunner for Homeland).  I always leave the events inspired and with even more advice I can implement into my own career.

It is such a JOY and an Honor to be a member.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Want to Help me, Help the Children?

 If you know me, you know how much I LOVE and ADORE children and what children mean to me.  When I see a child smile I see JOY and agape LOVE and all my so called problems melt away.  When I saw the opportunity to get involved raising funds for these children, I jumped to it and said YES.  Please join me in creating more sunshine in this world by supporting the children at St Jude's Hospital.  I am teaming up with Yoga Works and St. Jude's Hospital to raise money to find cures for cancers and save the lives of children.

Please go to my page, here and help me, help the children of our world!

Love, Light and Miracles

Christina DeRosa

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Want to Live Up to Your Highest Potential?

Daily Rituals:

I recently read an article on creating daily rituals into your day to help reach your highest potential.  Sounds good huh? The article is here


Here were my 3 takeaways:

Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Sounds simple right?  Oh boy, sometimes, I am thirsty in the middle of the night, now I know why.  Look like our bodies lose water while we sleep, so we are naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh. When do you drink your first glass of water each day? Thirsty yet?

Define your top 3. “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?”  What’s your "Top 3" today?  Sometimes I have 50 things on my to do list and get overwhelmed, what if there were only three most important things?  Could be to send that one email you have been putting off, or make that scary phone call, or for me it could be that important audition I gotta prepare for!  Get to it!

Express gratitude (Now, this one I do and can't imagine my life without!!) Gratitude fosters happiness, which is why I write every morning, (After a glass of water) what I am grateful for and why. What are you grateful for today? Why are you grateful for that in your life?   I would love to hear it so feel free to share below!

Now, here's to living to your HIGHEST POTENTIAL!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Guess Who is on TV this Saturday?

 I am delighted to share I will be playing Mrs. Fimble in the Nickelodeon TV show, "Sam & Cat" alongside, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on Saturday, 3/15/14 at 8PM on Nickelodeon.  Episode Title:  #FresnoGirl

Thanks for tuning in!

Jennette McCurdy (Sam) Christina DeRosa (Mrs. Fimble) and Ariana Grande (Cat)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Want to Book a National Commercial?

This is the year, 2014, I set the intention to book a national Commercial Campaign so I knew I had to step up my game.  I found the guy who has booked over 40 national commercials.
I took one free class with Bill Coelius in January 2014, started applying what he teaches and BOOM, callback, callback and an avail!  Then, I signed up for his class in February and had a blast!  He is the kind of guy you want to invite over for dinner and cook him a plate of pasta with marinara sauce, and listen to his stories.  I learned a ton from him.  He really gets an actor to be present and come from a place of service and have even more FUN in casting rooms.  Bill is awesome and I am looking forward to level 2 with him!  Run to his class, actors!