Industry Topics Blog Posts

Sep 23, 2018

Claire Foy’s Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II Honored with an Emmy

English actress Claire Foy can now place a shining Emmy award next to her Golden Globe statuette. Indeed, the 34 year old was honored as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for… Read More

Sep 17, 2018

Jessica Biel Distinguishes Herself as a Producer and Emmy-Nominated Actress with ‘The Sinner’

Jessica Biel is being celebrated for her gutsy work as both a risk-taking actress and an executive producer in the USA Network’s 8-episode drama series The Sinner. The 36-year-old star delved into the dark, emotional lead role of Cora Tannetti,… Read More

Sep 15, 2018

Tom Hardy’s Battles with Addiction Informed his Creative Choices in ‘Venom’

English actor Tom Hardy, who stars as the beastly Marvel character Venom in the highly anticipated film Venom, says his past experiences with addiction informed his nightmarish performance as the infamous antihero. The star sat down with Esquire to talk… Read More

Sep 9, 2018

Goodbye to Burt Reynolds, ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Star

The charismatic superstar Burt Reynolds passed at the age of 82 while in a Florida hospital on Thursday, September 6. According to reports, he went into cardiac arrest, and members of his family said although he’d had health issues, his… Read More

Sep 3, 2018

Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ to Be Released At Last

Orson Welles’ final film The Other Side of the Wind has finally been completed–after 48 years! The legendary Citizen Kane director shot the unconventional satire from 1970 to 1976, but the footage remained only partially assembled for decades. Indeed, the… Read More

Aug 27, 2018

Remembering the Legendary Playwright Neil Simon

Legendary comedic playwright Neil Simon died at 91 on Sunday due to complications with pneumonia according to his publicist, Bill Evans. After a six-decade-long career, he passed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and will go down in… Read More

Aug 20, 2018

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder May Have ‘Actually Got Married’ While Filming ‘Dracula’

The list of wild things that can happen during movie shoots is long and varied, and now we can add a new one to the list: Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves may have actually been married on the set of… Read More

Aug 19, 2018

Controversy Over Disney Casting Jack Whitehall in Historic Gay Role

The casting of English actor and comedian Jack Whitehall as Disney’s first major gay character in the upcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise has been stirring up controversy on social media. While the role is being praised as a “turning point”… Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected Mark Hamill’s Career Advice

Star Wars star Mark Hamill recently humbly confessed via Twitter that, several years ago, he gave some bad advice to an up-and-coming Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hamill wrote: “Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting… Read More

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Aug 8, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Kalmenson & Kalmenson’s Strategic Guide To Voice Over Jobs

People are drawn to storytelling. Of course, the device has been used in entertainment for thousands of years. But a recent Harvard Business Review study found the neurological reasons why we enjoy hearing stories. The investigation exposed a group of… Read More

Demi Lovato to Enter Rehab Facility for an Extended Period of Time
Aug 6, 2018

Demi Lovato to Enter Rehab Facility for an Extended Period of Time

It’s been about two weeks since singer, songwriter, actress Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital due to an alleged overdose. While it’s unclear which substance threatened the life of the 25-year-old star,  a 9-1-1 call was placed after an… Read More

Michael J. Fox’s Determination to Combat Parkinson
Jul 30, 2018

Michael J. Fox’s Determination to Combat Parkinson’s

Among the many celebrity actors dedicating themselves to philanthropic causes is Michael J. Fox whose goal is to “Eliminate Parkinson’s in our lifetime.” The Canadian-American actor founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000–nine years after being diagnosed with the… Read More

California TV Production Down, Commercials and Film Shoots Up During Second Quarter
Jul 21, 2018

California TV Production Down, Commercials and Film Shoots Up During Second Quarter

California hopes to lure television and film production back to the state with last month’s extension of the California Film and Television Tax Credit  Program 2.0. But, according to production coordinator FilmL.A., 2018’s second quarter saw a 5.2 percent drop… Read More

Scarlett Johansson Withdraws from ‘Rub & Tug’ Transgender Role Amidst Controversy
Jul 15, 2018

Scarlett Johansson Withdraws from ‘Rub & Tug’ Transgender Role Amidst Controversy

Scarlett Johansson has changed her mind and “respectfully withdrawn” from playing the role of a transgender man in response to an ongoing streak of casting controversy. The Tony Award-winning actress was set to portray the role of Dante “Tex” Gill… Read More

California Extends State Film Tax Credit Program to 2025
Jun 30, 2018

California Extends State Film Tax Credit Program to 2025

On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to extend the state’s tax credit program to 2025. The bill is recognized as a major win for the local film and television production industries. The incentives were set to expire in… Read More