Acting coaches

Is it conceivable that Jason Alexander could be a mighty benefactor for established and professional Los Angeles acting coaches who are dedicated to helping beginning actors to hone their technique and to sharpen the skills of trained actors (“Professor Alexander,” Nov. 17)?

Most acting coaches in Los Angeles do not enjoy a good standard of living income because it is difficult to compete with the alluring and splashy ads of pay-to-audition individuals that indisputably lure actors, many who are naive regarding the ultimate reward.

Recently, Alexander appeared on ABC’s “20/20" and said that paying industry miscreants for a connection results in nothing but "...a chance in hell of getting a job this way.”

One can only hope that state officials will be able to end the long era of paid auditions.


Ned Manderino

Los Angeles