Industry Topics Blog Posts

Apr 10, 2019


Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams recently gave a TEDx Talk aimed at creative people entitled “Don’t strive to be famous, strive to be talented.” The English actress can boast being an Emmy nominee as well an entrepreneur even though she’s just 22… Read More

Us Cast
Apr 10, 2019


Jordan Peele’s horror film Us has raked in over $174 million worldwide since its opening, and critics are describing it as “fiercely scary” and “truly terrifying”—and a large part of the credit goes to Lupita Nyong’o’s uniquely spine-chilling performance. The Academy Award-winning actress is proving… Read More

Mar 26, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Reveals Her Battle with Brain Hemorrhages

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke launched a charity this week after revealing she nearly died from two brain aneurysms that required emergency surgeries. The frightening series of events left her fearful that her life could end at any moment… Read More

Mar 16, 2019

Playing Captain Marvel Was Life-Changing for Brie Larson

Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson plays the first lead female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. And portraying the flawed-but-unapologetic heroine has inspired Larson in her own life. Indeed, she wants to hold onto… Read More

Mar 12, 2019

Ray Romano on Constructing a Joke

Stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter Ray Romano shared a taste of his creative process in a recent Off Camera Show interview. Being nominated for 16 Emmys and winning three for his work on his long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Romano… Read More

Mar 9, 2019

Lamenting the Death of ‘90210’ Star Luke Perry

Riverdale star Luke Perry died in a Burbank hospital on March 4 at the young age of 52. He’d been hospitalized a week earlier as he suffered a massive stroke in his Sherman Oaks home. Several of his family members and… Read More

Mar 4, 2019

Should Netflix Films Be Eligible to Compete for Oscars?

When it comes to films contending for the Oscars, legendary director Steven Spielberg is campaigning to keep streaming services like Netflix out of the prestigious competition. Rather, he hopes the Academy Awards will only honor conventional, made-for-theatrical-release films—all the while,… Read More

Mar 2, 2019

Rami Malek becomes first actor of Arab heritage to win Oscar for Best Actor

At the 91st Academy Awards, Rami Malek won for Best Leading Actor thanks to his widely celebrated performance in Bohemian Rhapsody—and in doing so, became the first actor of Arab heritage to win the category. As far as being given… Read More

Feb 25, 2019

Olivia Colman Defies the Odds and Wins an Oscar for Best Actress

British actress Olivia Colman received an Oscar for Best Actress at the 91st Academy Awards over the weekend. She was honored for her performance as the frail, sensitive, and needy Queen Anne in the Yorgos Lanthimos-directed historical comedy-drama The Favourite…. Read More

Feb 23, 2019

5 Actors Share Their Auditions Gone Bad

Being an actor is full of adventure, wonder, and purpose, but it also comes with some unwelcome realities. There’s the rejection one must be able to endure, and then there are the inevitable auditions that take a turn for the… Read More

Feb 22, 2019

The 10 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar

Every year as the Oscars roll around, Hollywood is abuzz with the biggest contenders and snubs, and critics have their lists ready for “who will win and who should win.” But what about the performances that weren’t even nominated? Below… Read More

Feb 16, 2019

Will Smith Explains Why He Passed on ‘The Matrix’

On his popular YouTube channel, Will Smith recently expressed regret for having turned down a pivotal film role in the mid-1990s. Specifically, the megastar passed on the opportunity to portray the computer programmer/hacker Neo in The Matrix; and thus, Keanu Reeves… Read More

Feb 4, 2019

Actor Crushes That Went Nowhere

Have you ever been cast alongside an actor with whom you had a giant crush? It’s not hard to imagine, especially as actors tend to be quite a charismatic bunch. Perhaps you had to rehearse with your heartthrob for a… Read More

Jan 26, 2019

Shia LaBeouf Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance for His Biopic ‘Honey Boy’

Shia LaBeouf’s world premiere of the indie biopic Honey Boy received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night. The Borg vs McEnroe actor wrote the screenplay while in rehab, basing it on his childhood and unstable… Read More

Lady Gaga
Jan 15, 2019

Lady Gaga: From Fear of Auditioning to Award-Winning Acting Career

At the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied in the best lead actress category for their performances in A Star Is Born and The Wife respectively. As the Edge of Glory singer… Read More