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At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Actors of Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

A few years ago, I met Carlos Espinosa, the founder of Holy Wood Acting Studio in California, and commented on one of his video blogs. I was struck by his wisdom and passion for opening an acting studio in California that is faith-based.

Big Voices in Small Theater -- Part 2

Susie K Taylor | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

Small theater is one of the most welcoming places for fresh new voices. In this series I will begin to prove why.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

What's It Like Working on a Film in Sub-Zero Temps Without Cell Phone Access?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Call these actors crazy or call them troopers - either way, their bravery in treading through harsh weather and barely any internet or cell phone access is what helped make Astraea come to life.

ReThink Review: Clouds of Sils Maria -- Actors Can Be Smart

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

An actor's preparation is one of the main subjects of the excellent Clouds of Sils Maria, where Stewart co-stars with the luminous Juliette Binoche in a film that reveals aspects of an actor's life few ever see.

Hollywood, The Police and Ourselves: A Shared Responsibility for a Better Future

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

Whether you are a Hollywood executive, a corporate sponsor, a progressive Police Chief, or a common Jane or Joe that wants to see a less divided society, we will all play a role in creating a new and better future. If we choose to cast ourselves in that role.

Are You Living Your Dream, or Are You Living a Wish?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Bernard Hiller

Having been an acting and success coach for the past 28 years, I've noticed that people, now more than ever, are confusing a dream with a wish. There is a BIG difference. It's like night and day.

'Black Bottom' Brings Audience to Their Feet

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 05.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The superlative performances in The Actors' Group production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom were so convincing during opening weekend that when Ma Rainey halted the recording session to demand Coca-Cola from her white producer, a theatergoer left his audience seat to hand her his personal soda can.

Dollars and No Sense

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

What I really have trouble getting my head around is how little our society and our country seems to value artists. Is it because we assume that anyone who would do anything for the love of it should believe that is compensation enough?

The Final Farewell

Shan Wells | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

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5 Famous Onscreen Couples Who Didn't Like Each Other In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty

At times, the chemistry between TV and film co-stars is so strong that it leads to real-life romances. Yet there are plenty of instances when famous c...

The Film Industry: Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Remember, you are not the only one who wants a career in film. The line behind you is long with people only too happy to step into your position should you falter. And remember the expression, "time is money." It is alive and well in the film business.

Michael Keaton Isn't 'Birdman'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Birdman is obviously a work of art, and more than that, it's a comedy, a fact that Keaton, who started his career as a standup comedian in Pittsburgh, couldn't be happier about.

The Show Must Go On

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Things go awry in life. Things go colossally awry in the entertainment business: Musicians cancel hours before televised concerts and screenwriters get creative cold feet. However, the two true tales below prove the entertainment universe rewards inventive action.

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

A New Play, Looking for Parcifal, Tackles Death -- With Humor

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Bernard Starr

If you heard that a play was about illness, death, and dying you would not be inclined to think comedy. But joining the two themes is possible.

Clare Foley - A Personal Chat with Gotham's Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy)!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I had a quick moment to speak with the ever-so-busy Clare Foley. It was hard to cut my list of 25+ questions down to under 10, but this girl is so worth it!

Shortage of Spotlights for Actors

Jillian Sanders | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Jillian Sanders

When I moved to New York in 2003 I had big dreams; acting in Broadway plays, scoring a breakthrough role in a small film, and generally becoming the next Meryl Streep. But after a few humbling auditions, I realized I couldn't pay my rent with my ambition.

You Grew Up With Actor Ray Iannicelli: Who Is He in the New Film St. Vincent?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sometimes there are no words to describe someone. Today, that someone is screen veteran Ray Iannicelli. This brand new grandfather brings so much talent and knowledge to the table, that it's breathtaking!

Note to Gay Actors: Closets Are for Costumes

Leon Acord | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

Like it or not, actors have a responsibility beyond ourselves. There are still too many young gay people growing up surrounded by hatred, and they need to see well-adjusted, successful gay people who thrive without fear. And there are too many ignorant bigots who also need to see us in all our diversity. Once they do, then maybe we really can do away with labels.

My Epiphany: Thanks to Renee Zellweger's Face

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Kaly McKenna

Next time you find yourself picking apart the flaws of the it-girl celebrity to falter in front of the world, realize it is just the lonely, imperfect part of you seeking a human connection with another. Sometimes we are all just looking for the sense of universal human connection that unites us all.

Are Blocks and Fears Great?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernard Hiller

Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.

Stars, Small Parts, and German for Scorsese: Michael J. Burg on the Working Actor's Reality

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Michael J. Burg whispers his wisdom conspiratorially to me across our luxurious table at the Russian Tea Room.

The Good Lie Actress Sarah Baker Talks Acting, Movies, and Working with Reese Witherspoon

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

It is my favorite thing. I'm never happier than when I'm part of an ensemble. The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship within that group coming together is such a special thing.