Hollywood…Shmollywood. You don’t have to live in Hollywood to be a good actress or actor. In fact, there are probably many great actresses and actors that don’t live there. Perhapse, they all live in the Coachella Valley!

The Coachella Valley’s Desert Actors’ Network is a great way to link up with other actors and actresses, filmmakers, fashion/print photographers around the desert. In fact, Starr Casting Enterprises is now accepting submissions from talent of all ages, looks, shapes and sizes who would like to be involved in the entertainment industry.

If you don’t have your head shot yet, but you would like to give acting a shot, then you can head on down to the Indio Performing Arts Center this Saturday to take a two hour Acting in Commercials Workshop course. Cost: $60 for series or $25 per class. Ages 5 and up.

And if acting is just not your thing, but performing on stage is, then you have another option of taking a Dance Workshop for Singers course. Cost is $25 per class. Location is the Valerie Mahabir Academy71-711 San Jacinto Rancho Mirage 92270off Indian Trail (landmark Pink Elephant carwash). Inquire at rosannehb@dc.rr.com or call Rosanne 340-0005.