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Industry Topics Blog Posts

Mar 30, 2020

England Adapts to the Hardships of the Coronavirus

As the entertainment industry is shut down across the United States in attempts to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases, people living across the pond are likewise struggling to adapt to the new reality of social distancing as it pertains… Read More

Mar 29, 2020

The Casting Society of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Central Casting Release Statements During COVID-19 Outbreak

The growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the shutdown of the movie and television industry across the nation. Casting, which normally involves lobbies full of performers who wait their turn to audition, has taken an enormous blow… Read More

Mar 24, 2020

Jordan Grubb Produces ‘One Day More’—A Quarantined Lip-Sync’ Featuring Broadway Performers

When there’s so much grief in the news presently, leave it to Broadway performers to find a way to bring a smile to the faces of homebound individuals across the nation.  As the number of people afflicted with COVID-19 climbs,… Read More

Mar 22, 2020

The U.S. Entertainment Industry Takes Hard Knocks Due to COVID-19 Fears

The U.S. entertainment industry continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as productions, studios, and theaters come to a halt across the nation. Netflix stopped the production of all its series and films in the U.S. and Canada; shows… Read More

Mar 20, 2020

‘Lost’ Actor Daniel Dae Kim Tests Positive for Coronavirus

On Thursday, Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim made the following announcement on his Instagram and Twitter accounts: “I wanted to let you know that yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.” While quarantined at his… Read More

Mar 17, 2020

Actors Reveal Which Wardrobe and Prop Items They Took Home

Movie studios and producers are deliberate about what happens to the iconic costumes and props featured in their films once the shoot wraps. Many times, items are meticulously documented, boxed up, and stored as the productions’ accounting departments track them… Read More

Mar 15, 2020

Guilty-Pleasure Shows to Watch in Quarantine

While shooting Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film Elvis in Australia, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19, and both are currently hunkering down in a state of quarantine. As a result, Rita created a playlist for all who are… Read More

Mar 14, 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Reach Out to Fans While Quarantined

In an Instagram post, actor Tom Hanks surprised the world last week when he announced he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  “Hello, folks,” the Forrest Gump star wrote. “Rita and I are down here… Read More

Mar 8, 2020

SXSW Film Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The city of Austin along with county officials canceled its South by Southwest March events this year in the wake of concerns about the novel coronavirus. The annual film, music, and tech festival had been scheduled for March 13-22 this… Read More

Mar 7, 2020

Edward Norton’s Breakthrough Role Made Possible by a Fax Machine

Presented annually by the Casting Society of America, the Artios Awards celebrate excellence in casting film, television, and theater. This year at the 35th Artios ceremony,  Casting Director Deborah Aquila (La La Land, Shawshank Redemption, Dexter, and Sex, Lies, and… Read More

Mar 4, 2020

‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Host James Lipton Dies at the Age of 93

James Lipton, the iconic interviewer and host of Inside the Actors Studio passed away at the age of 93 at his Manhattan home on March 2nd. He’d been suffering from bladder cancer. Lipton was both the founder and dean emeritus… Read More

Mar 1, 2020

Movies and Shows You Must See Before They Leave Netflix

Netflix is doing some serious Spring cleaning during the month of March. Although the streaming giant will be adding tons of new original movies and shows, it will be discontinuing a lot of great content including Marvel’s Black Panther, Men… Read More

Feb 29, 2020

‘The Jesus Rolls’ – Movie Review

In just about anyone’s world, a list of top-ten cult films would have to include the 1998 crime comedy The Big Lebowski; and most likely it would be near the very tippy-top of said list! Indeed, The Big Lebowski is… Read More

Feb 25, 2020

The Coronavirus Hits China’s Film Industry

China halted all of its film releases, closing every one of its 70,000 movie theaters, over the Lunar New Year holiday due to concerns about the fast spread of the novel coronavirus. The deadly virus reportedly first surfaced in the… Read More

Feb 22, 2020

Eddie Murphy Had Only One Audition 

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, comedic superstar Eddie Murphy made an astounding statement, especially for an actor who’s starred in over 40 films over the course of four decades. “I’ve only had one audition my whole life, you know,”… Read More