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On Rejection and Resiliency in the Life of an Actor

Rebecca Strong | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Rebecca Strong

On the whole, it seems that actors spend more time looking for their next gig than actually working on one. It's one of the many peculiarities of ...

A Conversation With Homeland Actor René Ifrah

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

René Ifrah has some history that is verrrrry interesting. Most people have roots in one place; this guy has roots in several. How has this helped with his Homeland character?

Young Performer Rebecca Bloom of 'The Peanuts Movie' Gives a Candid Interview About Her Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Wah! Wah! If you're my age (cough), you'll remember the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy's famous way of talking. You'll also remember one of the Peanuts' gang, Marcie! In the recently released The Peanuts Movie, Marcie is voiced by Rebecca Bloom.

Watch These White Actors Attempt To Act Whiter In Fake Audition

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.18.2015 | Latino Voices

"Broad City" star Arturo Castro has experienced plenty of typecasting at auditions, and now he's turning the tables to prove how absurd it is ...

Actor Danny Sapani of The Bastard Executioner: An Inside Look

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Danny Sapani is in FX's The Bastard Executioner. Watch the finale tonight! Danny Sapani's Twitter: @DannySapani Danny Sapani is a gentleman, for su...

Dishes Your Life

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...

Young Performer Joshua Rush Voices Characters for Netflix, Cartoon Network & More

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

13 year old Joshua Rush is the voice of 'Toby' in Netflix's The Adventures of Puss in Boots and 'Breehn' on Cartoon Network's Clarence. Twitter: @Jos...

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Artistic Living in a Practical World

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.

Viola Davis Matters

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We must remember that in life and in art, letting new people in, however scary it may be, often brings huge rewards. It inspires us to expand our own potential. And so I'll say it again: onscreen storytelling is only enhanced by diversity, both in front of and behind the camera.

Cinderfella's Bon Bons

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

One of the things that keeps performers slogging away at careers that sometimes feel like a curse, rather than a calling, is the idea that your big break, is just around the corner. That an important person will see your show, recognize your genius and further your career.

What Does 9 Year-Old Actress Jillian Lebling Have in Common With Tom Hanks?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

9 year-old Jillian Lebling loves her job! Photo by Emily Soto. I love interviewing young performers in show business. It's so refreshing, you know?...

NBC's Blindspot Actor Johnny Whitworth Talks Behind the Scenes

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Johnny Whitworth made my job real easy because really, how does one write an intro for a guy who plays an un-named mysterious character on NBC's new series Blindspot?

Celebrities Tee It Up for Charity in Sacramento

Rose Tafoya | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Rose Tafoya

Northern California has claimed its rich history and is known as the heart of the Gold Rush. However, Sacramento, the capital city of California, is home to a brilliant community of people that make an impact for many non-profit and charitable organizations.

An Actor's Least Favorite Question

Patti Murin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Patti Murin

"Oh my goodness, the show was so wonderful! You are so talented!" "Thank you so much!" you reply, slightly shy at the outpouring of compliments from ...

Ray Donovan Actress Christy Williams Thinks Star Wars Is a Piece of...

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You know how I can't stop talking about Kenneth Johnson's 1983 mini-series "V"? Well, that's how Christy Williams is with Star Wars - and I just LOVE it!

Austin Basis of 'Beauty and the Beast' - Bouncer, Mets Fan, Actor - Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

We tackled some heavy and fun stuff in Part II of my interview with Austin Basis. Now for Part II.

Belief Days of Compassion

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.11.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

It has been a few months since the beginning of my journey with "Belief," a new TV series to be aired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Octobe...

The Personal Promise That Cost Morgan Freeman Acting Jobs

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

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Notes From a Dive Bar XXII

Alan Black | Posted 08.10.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

These days, the sun shows no mercy. And Shakespeare in the Park is on.

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

Theatre Nonprofit Opens Doors to All

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

Do you remember your first theatre experience? Quickly walking up to the play house and seeing the glowing marquee for the first time? Getting you...

Hollywood's Oldest Working Actor, 100, Reveals His Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty

After an 80-year career in Hollywood, Norman Lloyd is still making films at 100 and is showing no signs of slowing down. The centenarian can be seen o...

Omar Sharif: He Was Our 'Next Best Thing'

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Farewell, my brother. Like Ali in that iconic clip, you appeared on our horizon first as a distant glimmer of hope, gradually growing into the star you became and deserved to be. A good omen. And a harbinger of good things to come.