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Sep 27, 2020

COVID-19 Gives Rise to a New Genre of Film

After a few months of COVID-19 lockdown, health expert Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. did some extensive research on the history of the psychological effects of prolonged quarantine. Her research is summarized in a Psychology Today article entitled, “What are the… Read More

Sep 20, 2020

Remote Table-Reads for Charity Are the New Thing

There’s a new twist on table-reads during these long, drawn-out days of lockdown: Celebrities are gathering virtually for read-throughs of classic movies and TV episodes to benefit charitable causes.  Take, for example, the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World… Read More

Sep 20, 2020

3 Horror Movies to Kick Off the Halloween Season

The last six months have been like something out of a horror movie. The isolation, anxiety, fear and dread of COVID-19 has left many of us a little estranged, paranoid, with empty pockets, and even grieving. 2020 has been a… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Maya Rudolph Wins 2 Emmys for Her Performances in ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘SNL’

What a week actress, comedian, singer Maya Ruldolph is having! The Groundlings alumni won not one, but two Emmys during the 72nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.  On Thursday, September 17th, during the fourth remote evening of the event, Maya… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

Halle Berry’s Directorial Debut in the MMA Drama ‘Bruised’

On the set of the 2019 action thriller John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum, then fifty-three-year-old Halle Berry had a serious health scare. In the course of the incredibly physical and dangerous shoot, the Academy Award-winning actress said she suddenly couldn’t breathe,… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles Talk Cinema in the Newly Restored Documentary ‘Hopper/Welles’

Have you ever had a deep, introspective, even fascinating conversation with a friend or colleague over a few glasses of wine and an Italian dinner and thought, “I wish we had that on tape?” Well, that’s the premise of the… Read More

Sep 9, 2020

Nail Your Zoom Audition: How To Wow Them Virtually

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good? Our industry is finally getting back to work after months of shut down. Productions of all types and sizes are up and running which means more castings are popping up every… Read More

Sep 6, 2020

‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’

In 2008, Mickey Rourke shocked the world with his portrayal of the down-on-his-luck wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson in Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning drama The Wrestler. Mickey was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 2009, and his career skyrocketed after… Read More

Sep 5, 2020

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on His Bout with COVID-19

It appears the novel coronavirus doesn’t care about how much money you have, how famous you are, how much pull you have in the boardrooms of Hollywood, or what kind of an influencer you might be. Nor does it discriminate… Read More

Aug 29, 2020

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

The world received startling news this week: Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer.  Boseman reached international fame for his performance in the title role of Marvel’s Black Panther. The South Carolina… Read More

Aug 28, 2020

AT&T Commercial Star Breaks Her Silence About Online Sexual Harassment

The cheerful, charismatic actress Milana Vayntrub, popularly known as Lily in the AT&T commercials, has been enjoying a successful run of national commercials advertising the multinational communications company’s upgrade to 5G. Indeed, she’s garnered over 740,000 Instagram followers. However, Vayntrub… Read More

Aug 23, 2020

Drive-In Movie Theaters Make a Comeback

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who… Read More

Aug 22, 2020

Commercial Actor Turned YouTube Star

In 1964, Pierre Brassau exhibited a number of abstract paintings at the Gallerie Christinae in Göteborg, Sweden. Rolf Anderberg, a critic from the Göteborgs-Posten wrote, “Brassau paints with powerful strokes, but also with clear determination. His brush strokes twist with… Read More

Aug 18, 2020

Why Harvey Keitel Was Replaced by Martin Sheen in ‘Apocalypse Now’

Have you ever been fired? Not from a job in the real world, which is difficult no doubt, but have you ever been taken off the set of a movie, from the stage of a theatrical play, or even jettisoned… Read More

Aug 15, 2020

Demi Moore on Her Struggles with Sobriety

In Season 9, Episode 6 of the totally bonkers Showtime series Shameless, now showing on Netflix, Courtney Cox plays a famous actress who employs a “sober companion” to keep her off the booze before an important shoot the following morning…. Read More