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Take Control Of Your Creative Output Without Losing Your Sanity

Take Control Of Your Creative Output Without Losing Your Sanity

The film industry is a minefield today, and the combined pressures of imaginative script creation and successful marketing leaves many of us feeling tired and discouraged. To eliminate the potential for burnout during the long and stressful process of film creation, keep these essential points in mind. Mental Health Usually considered an afterthought by busy...
Tell Me the Rules of the Room When the Audition Starts

Tell Me the Rules of the Room When the Audition Starts

The moment you step into The Room you are auditioning. You will not know who is important and who is not. It is wise to practice and remain mindful of project a good, positive attitude before you get out of your car or reach the property.  You never know who might notice you in either...
What’s It Like In The Audition Room?

What’s It Like In The Audition Room?

Excited and perhaps nervous, you are auditioning for an acting job; very precious indeed. The Room is a challenging beast to master. Often, it is someone’s office or perhaps a conference room. Regardless, it by no means resembles a set, sound stage, or the “location”. You likely will perform the scene alone and will definitely...
Film Releases: The Future of Theatrical Release

Film Releases: The Future of Theatrical Release

On the face of it, it seems as though the future of theatrical release through cinemas is a pretty tenuous one, ticket prices keep going up while the price of DVDs and online watching keeps coming down, it’s more convenient to watch at home, if you don’t like a film you watch at home it’s...
Film Releases: Who’s Watching?

Film Releases: Who’s Watching?

The points above are also tied to the fact that the main consumers of new films are young people, and young people as a group like to go out rather than staying in. People often ask why films are targeted so much towards the young, this is why, it’s because they’ll go out and see...
Film Releases: Home Entertainment

Film Releases: Home Entertainment

When film began there was only one way to see it; at a cinema. Once a film’s theatrical run was finished it was useless, like a stage play that had run its course, so used films were simply burned by distributors, which is why barely 20% of the films made during the silent era survive...
What I Should Do During My First Month(s) In L.A. or New York?

What I Should Do During My First Month(s) In L.A. or New York?

This section contains information to help you in your first month in your new home town. Take on-camera acting classes. Many of you might be newly graduated from schools that had strong theatre training programs, but offered little on-camera experience. It’s important to feel as comfortable on camera as you do on the stage. Participate...
I’m a Trained and Talented Artist Ready to Make My Living as an Actor; What Are the Practical Aspects to the Job?

I’m a Trained and Talented Artist Ready to Make My Living as an Actor; What Are the Practical Aspects to the Job?

Most young actors feel overwhelmed at the prospect of transitioning from theatre to on-camera work. Being a purist, I prefer theatre work to other medium. Though the facts associated with a working actor are a financially healthy career balanced among theatre, film, TV, and commercials. What City Will I Live In? New York and Los...
What kind of working actor are you or that you hope to be?

What kind of working actor are you or that you hope to be?

Regional Theatre Actors Regional theatre actors are people who choose a career in the regional theatre system. These professionals perform multiple shows at the Denver Center or at the Guthrie. They travel frequently going where the job is, perhaps performing one show at ACT in San Francisco then two shows at South Coast Repertory in...
Well Go Secures Rights To Kung Fu Sequel

Well Go Secures Rights To Kung Fu Sequel

The North American rights to Stephen Fung’s Action/Comedy ‘Tai Chi Hero’ have been picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment in a deal which includes theatrical, non-theatrical, home video, TV, digital and electronic rights! The release of Tai Chi Hero is scheduled for 2013, and the film is the second part of a trilogy. The...
Bello Joins Third Person Cast

Bello Joins Third Person Cast

Maria Bello has been confirmed as the latest thespian to join the ensemble cast of Paul Haggis directed romance picture “Third Person” which is set to begin shooting in Rome next week. Bello joins previously announced cast members Adrien Brody, Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger and Mila Kunis. The casting was revealed by producer Paul Breuls...
Jodie Foster To Helm Money Monster

Jodie Foster To Helm Money Monster

Jodie Foster is set to direct indie drama Money Monster at IM Global, with Daniel Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theater. The story, written by Alan DiFiore (Grimm) and Jim Kouf (National Treasure), is based on a TV personality who is a money guru on Wall Street thanks to his insider trading knowledge. However, a viewer who lost...
Sinister Kids Loved To Play Dress-up

Sinister Kids Loved To Play Dress-up

Director Scott Derrickson has spoken of how horror flick ‘Sinister’ came into being following 3am drinks at the Mandalay Bay with writer C. Robert Cargill. He indicated that the movie was complete within one year of the Vegas meeting! Sinister kicked of Hollywood’s Halloween season on Monday with a premiere at Westwood’s Landmark Theater. Derrickson...
Hitchcock To Join Oscars Race

Hitchcock To Join Oscars Race

Fox Searchlight have given ‘Hitchcock’ a November 23 release date which will through the film, directed by Sacha Gervasi into the Oscar race. The pre-Thanksgiving weekend is already heavy with releases including Open Road Films’ ‘Red Dawn’ and Dreamworks’ ‘Rise of the Guardians’. Searchlight are also releasing two more Oscar hopefuls in October with ‘Beasts...
Polanski To Direct Venus In Fur

Polanski To Direct Venus In Fur

This past week, Roman Polanski announced that he is all set to direct a big screen adaptation of Broadway smash ‘Venus in Fur’. The French language project is independently financed and will begin production in Paris in November with Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel starring. Venus in Fur follows an actress performing a sexually charges...
Alcatraz Star Lands Hangover 3 Role

Alcatraz Star Lands Hangover 3 Role

In an about turn from his most familiar role as the worden on Fox’s ‘Alcatraz’, Jonny Coyne is set to tackle a comedy role in The Hangover III, due for release by Warner Bros. On May 24, 2013. Coyne will join returning cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the latest instalment...
Del Toro Trailer Chills Web Viewers

Del Toro Trailer Chills Web Viewers

Apple have released an online trailer for Guillermo del Torro’s lastest chilling tale ‘Mama’ and it has sent a shiver down the spines of many! Starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Annabel and Lucas, Mama charts the couples decision to take care of two children found alone in the forest. The children have lived...
Lincoln Trailer Revealed

Lincoln Trailer Revealed

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2012. It has been almost a decade since Spielberg revealed his intent to take on a biopic of the iconic Abraham Lincoln, optioning the rights to “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” before the book had even been released....