"Total Recall, Top Gun, Terminator IV:
"Janine Manatis is and has been my
teacher/acting coach for over 25 years. Her mentoring throughout
my career, whether I was acting, writing or directing, has been an invaluable tool that quite
frankly I don't believe I could have done without. I've lived in Los
Angeles since 1982. When I first moved there I attended or monitored over a dozen of the notable
acting classes and found them all wanting. So
over the years, when Janine has graciously
found time, I've set up a number of actor/director/writer weekend work shops in Los Angeles so that friends and colleagues of mine could have the good
fortune of attending and receiving
instruction from Janine.
She has never received
anything less than rave reviews from anyone and everyone I've introduced
her to. The only fault I can find with Janine Manatis is that she insists on living in Toronto and I unfortunately
live in Los Angeles!
Her abilities and methods of teaching are world class. The absolute best I've ever experienced or witnessed. To
have this gifted person close at hand and available is a good fortune that I truly
envy you for having."
- Michael Ironside
Author/Columnist, "Starring Brian Linehan", Toronto Sun, CBC
George Anthony, former entertainment editor and
columnist for the Toronto Sun, wrote this about Janine in one of his papers when she was working as the first TV Film
Critic on CBC Television in the 50s:
And of Janine's
website, he wrote:
"I'm partial to breathtaking blondes like CBC critic Janine Manatis, over 21, who could
come out of a wind tunnel disheveled and without makeup and still be hopelessly gorgeous.
Janine is a no-fuss lady and an expert at male gamesmanship; she laughs when she wins and flashes
that enigmatic smile when she loses."
"Like Janine, her website is stimulating, provocative, fascinating fun.
Enjoy! ... and, hopefully, learn. And grow."
- George Anthony, Author of "Starring Brian Linehan: A Life
Behind the Scenes"
JANINE QUOTED IN "STARRING
Exerpt from George Anthony's book, "Starring
Brian Linehan: a Life Behind the Scenes", quoting Brian's friend and colleage,
acting coach Janine Manatis:
"'I would never have thought that Brian would
be a TV personality,' Linehan's friend and former acting teacher Janine Manatis
says. 'Absolutely not...What overcame that, in my opinion, was the brilliance of his ability,
which was to me absolutely unique. How he investigated, found out, looked into, and came up
with information. Information. Not gossip. Gossip is the conversation of cowards. What Brian came up with was not gossip!' When asked if Brian wanted to be an actor, 'No',
says Manatis flatly. Half a century has passed, but her voice remains clear, uncluttered and