Industry Topics Blog Posts

Jun 29, 2020

Two Impressive Yet Underrated Actresses

Sometimes while watching a film or TV show, it takes a while to realize you’ve seen this actress perform in other productions in the past but you may not yet know her name. While these amazing talents aren’t as well… Read More

Jun 28, 2020

Learning a British Accent

Have you ever noticed how British actors regularly come to America and start booking roles that would normally go to Americans? No hate, we love ‘em all, but it’s just a fact. And hey, these Brits seem to possess stellar… Read More

Jun 26, 2020

Directors Discuss What It’s Like to Work with Joaquin Phoenix

It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the duplicitous, peevish Roman emperor Commodus in Ridley Scott’s revenge epic Gladiator. At twenty-four years old, the blossoming actor… Read More

Jun 22, 2020

Famous Actors Struggle with Self-Tapes Too

All the love, time, and devotion poured into learning the noble and compelling craft of acting is not enough these days; today’s thespian needs to be ready to whip up a self-tape when an audition opportunity presents itself. But not… Read More

Jun 21, 2020

Do you like IMDb posting your actual age?

How old are you? What? Really? Oh, okay. See, here’s the problem—you can’t lie about your age anymore! No more shaving five, ten, fifteen years off of your real age. I know, I know, it hurts, doesn’t it? But there’s… Read More

Jun 20, 2020

Intriguing Yet Under-the-Radar Character Actors

It can be a little tiresome watching gorgeous, muscular, dazzling actors playing mundane, quirky, bullied, put-upon characters. It often doesn’t make sense to see a performer who could be a model or a Greek statue playing a janitor or desk… Read More

Jun 13, 2020

‘Bill and Ted’ Are Back to Face the Music

The Wyld Stallyns ride again! It’s been thirty years since William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan embarked upon a journey through time and space to score bodacious babes and pass their history exams. It’s difficult to understand… Read More

Jun 12, 2020

Actors Discuss the Movies That Changed Their Lives

For those intrepid movie and media fans who honor the history, present, and future of the greatest industry in the world, the entertainment industry, there is a podcast that must be checked out. Movies That Changed My Life, hosted by… Read More

Jun 8, 2020

‘Center Stage’ Turns 20

It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since the seminal ballet melodrama Center Stage danced into our lives on tippy toes and set the standard for the modern dance drama. Because before there was Step Up, Save the Last… Read More

Jun 3, 2020

Will Ferrell on His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Audition

In the early 1990s, Will Ferrell was still honing his craft doing stand-up comedy routines with little success at Orange County establishments. “Thank God I have a college degree,” he’d tell his mom after a night on stage. Although Ferrell… Read More

Jun 2, 2020

5 Actors with Uncomfortable Costumes

Many actors have tried to explain the thrill of finally getting into full costume after long preparing for a role and how the costume, in turn, draws the character out more completely. However, wardrobe and makeup departments have a way… Read More

May 24, 2020

Gavin Newsom to Announce Guidelines to Spur Production

California Gov. Gavin Newsom surprised many industry professionals when he recently announced he’d be revealing guidelines on May 25 to push film, TV, and commercial production back into action sooner rather than later.  “I don’t care what Newsom says,” one… Read More

May 19, 2020

Michael Caine’s Advice to Not Give Up Too Early

Michael Caine wants to encourage actors not to give up on their acting aspirations too early. He’s certainly glad he kept himself in the game. In the April edition of Interview magazine, the unpredictable, edgy actress Aubrey Plaza was matched… Read More

May 18, 2020

Legendary Improv Actor Fred Willard Dies at Age 86

Comedic actor and improvisational legend Fred Willard died of natural causes on Friday, May 15 at the age of 86. The This Is Spinal Tap, Anchorman, and Modern Family actor was often cast in supporting roles, but for over five… Read More

Allison Munn
May 15, 2020

Allison Munn of Netflix’s The Big Show Show On Comedy vs. Drama

Allison Munn of Netflix’s The Big Show Show is no stranger to the acting world. With a career spanning decades, Allison has performed on stage, television and film so is definitely versed to give us her perspective on comedy vs…. Read More