Industry Topics Blog Posts

Jun 13, 2017

Elisabeth Moss on Using Her Instincts, Music, and Charts

Celebrated actress Elisabeth Moss has forged her own path in Hollywood, excelling in the craft even though she never received formal acting training. Moss is known for her acclaimed roles as Offred in the haunting Hulu original series The Handmaid’s… Read More

Jun 5, 2017

Terry Gilliam’s 17-Year Attempt to Film ‘Quixote’ Finally Achieved

“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler “Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home. After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of… Read More

Dec 30, 2016

Carrie Fisher and Her Mother Debbie Reynolds Die One Day Apart

2016 has been a year marked with much loss in the celebrity world, and this past week the passing of the beloved stars Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds has only added to the grief. Carrie Fisher was born… Read More

Dec 24, 2016

Underrated Holiday Movies

Have you been enjoying a few of your favorite holiday movies this season, but are in the mood for more? Not sure what to choose next? Here are a few underrated holiday films to consider during this festive time of… Read More

Dec 22, 2016

Riz Ahmed’s Determination to Land His ‘Rogue’ Role

Riz Ahmed plays the volatile Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook in the huge box-office hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In this BBC Radio clip, he admits to being relieved when he found out he landed a part in the… Read More

Dec 19, 2016

Remembering Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress and Socialite

“Dahling, just be yourself!” –Zsa Zsa Gabor The glamorous Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died today at the age of 99 from heart failure. She was surrounded by family and friends. In her youth Zsa Zsa attended private schools, and… Read More

Dec 16, 2016

Awkward Auditions

The uplifting musical love story La La Land pulled in seven Golden Globe nominations earlier this week. The film is up for consideration for best picture, best director, and best actor and actress awards for its stars Ryan Gosling and… Read More

Dec 10, 2016

Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant on the Entertainment Industry

Is entertaining large audiences or winning awards in little-known films more important for an actor? “Do you think acting is a kind of goal in itself, and almost a quasi-religious experience, and it’s like therapy and you’re trying to please… Read More

Dec 5, 2016

The Healing Power of Acting

Sometimes the process of acting goes beyond being more than an exploration, passion, or career goal. And it, in fact, has the power to transform its participants’ lives in a healing manner. Take Michael Shannon, for example. Shannon is known… Read More

Dec 3, 2016

Jennifer Aniston Stands Up to Years of Tabloid Abuse

It’s hard to stand in a market line and stop yourself from reading startling headlines like “FBI Captures Bat Child!” and “Dolphin Grows Human Arms!” And then in the midst of it all are the hysterical titles about the tabloid-favorite… Read More

Nov 28, 2016

‘America’s Mom’ Florence Henderson Passes On

Florence Henderson, famous for playing Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, died of heart failure on Thanksgiving night at the age of 82. In the 1970’s sitcom, Florence as Mrs. Brady would warmly give wise and sensible advice to her TV… Read More

Nov 18, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch on Character Development

“Yes, I do build up a backstory in my head even if it’s just for me.” –-Benedict Cumberbatch Marvel’s Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s resume includes a long, impressive list of awards and nominations for his film, television and theater… Read More

Nov 7, 2016

Mila Kunis Pens Gender-Bias Essay

Mila Kunis describes herself as “livid” in a recently penned essay calling out Hollywood on issues of gender bias. The essay was published on her husband, Ashton Kutcher’s website aplus.com. The Black Swan star describes her experience with an unnamed… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Mark Duplass Shares How He Made Films with Limited Resources

“If you really want to be in the business of being an actor, the days of thinking only as an actor are probably over. The most frustrated actors I know are the ones that are waiting for someone to give… Read More

Nov 1, 2016

The Top 3 Things a Hosting Agent Looks for in a Reel

If you want a successful career in broadcast hosting, one of the first things you need to do is find a great agent to represent you. It may sound simple, but it’s tougher to get your foot in the door… Read More