"Total Recall, Top Gun, currently: 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
TORONTO STAR ARTICLES
|JANINE MANATIS - TORONTO STAR
Entertainment 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:
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."
Janine's site, he wrote:
"Like Janine, her Labyrinth 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
Exclusive excerpt from new book about iconic Canadian Television host Brian Linehan in
the Toronto Sun - Sunday, Sept.23, 2007. Taken 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 effortlessly authortative."