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Managing Hollywood

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Kyriaki Chonacas

Alex Gittelson is adventurous, sharp, knows what he wants and certainly knows how to go after it. At the classic chic Sunset Tower Hotel I found mys...

"How To Get Away With Murder" Star, Aja Naomi King, Has The Best Advice For Young Actors

Quora | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

The advice that I was always given when asking for advice about acting was that if I could imagine myself doing anything else, anything else at all, then go do that. It is a brutal industry filled with so much rejection and heartache, you constantly go out of your way to figure out what someone else wants you to be in an audition room and still be authentic to your own instincts as an artist, and it feels like you're completely in the dark.

Robert Rodriguez's Directing Career Has Been All About Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez has kept her promise to highlight Latino talent in Hollywood through her weekly "Movement Mondays" posts on Instagram. The "Jane The Vi...

Actress/Singer Meital as Seen Through the Eyes of Famed Photographer Henry Diltz

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What I have here is a combination of talent. Meital is an actress and singer who took Israel by storm. She has toured the world and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music.

What's the First Thing Actress Olga Fonda Does When She Arrives On Set of TNT's Agent X?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You know how we tend to follow actors we enjoy? That's what happened with Olga Fonda. You'll recognize her as Nadia, daughter of Katherine (played by Nina Dobrev), in The Vampire Diaries. Olga was just so damn good. It's no wonder TNT scooped her up!

Are Media Mergers Good for Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.31.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

A study found that the percentage of Hispanic actors onscreen increased from 6.6 percent before the merger to 7.3 percent afterward. That's good news, right? Well, even that mild improvement comes with a caveat. Basically, more shows were hiring more Hispanics to appear as servants and thugs. Yay for progress!

Gina Rodriguez Starts Online Movement In Response To The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.26.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez has always been vocal about the need for diversity in Hollywood, but now the "Jane the Virgin" star wants a little less conversation an...

Few Roles, Few Statues: #OscarsSoWhite

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

While popular culture and social media rightly discusses and debates the absence of black nominations for the 2016 Oscars, another, largely invisible, subaltern people are routinely disparaged by the motion picture industry and exploited worldwide: Asian Americans.

Actress Christina Jackson Discusses Her Audition for the New Series Outsiders

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I must say, I love Christina Jackson, and not just because she studied and graduated from the Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey, but because she totally corrected me when I goofed up about her HBO Boardwalk Empire seasons.

Actress Isidora Goreshter -- 'My Audition for Shameless Was One of My Worst Auditions!'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

'My audition for Shameless was one of my worst auditions! I remember calling my manager right after and apologizing in advance if she got really bad feedback from the casting directors.'

A Candid Interview with Actress Necar Zadegan of Bravo TV's Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Necar Zadegan plays powerful lawyer "Delia Banai" on Bravo TV's Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. Necar Zadegan's Twitter: @zadegan You know the sayin...

What's a Play or a Musical Without Actors?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.

Love or Confusion?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Stop being confused; come out of the darkness and into the light. It's a bit scary at first, but don't die with your talent still inside you. What you share with the world stays forever!

Actor Chazz Palminteri Opens A Classic Italian Restaurant in NYC

John Mariani | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Back in the '70s a style of Italian restaurant emerged in NYC that set itself apart from the dated "red sauce" restaurants with checkered tablecloth...

Actress Jacqueline Piñol of Seth MacFarlane's New Comedy Series Bordertown Talks About Her First Pregnancy -- Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jacqueline Piñol plays Pepito in Fox's new animated series Bordertown Jacqueline's Twitter , Jacqueline's Website Photo by Elisabeth Caren. I love...

Take Action Against Lung Cancer

Jack Huston | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Huston

Having been a smoker for 15 years, I realize that now is the time for me to stop acting and to take action -- to follow my own message and do my best to avoid becoming another lung cancer statistic.

The Heartwarming Way Eddie Redmayne Supports Struggling Actors

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

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DeafTalent Everywhere! Part I

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Talented Deaf individuals in fields across the board are working to defy social expectations, remove barriers, and prove that there are NO limits to what people who are deaf can do.

Actor Lendale Johnson Talks About the Culture Shock from Being Transferred to a Predominately White Student Body

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ilana Rapp

Who exactly is Lendale Johnson? He's a positive force in this world we call home. He beat the odds growing up in an almost all white neighborhood. He came out on top after being made fun of as a child. He does charity work with a passion.

Meryl Streep and Other Actor's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Auditions

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 12.20.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Peterpaul

It's humbling to hear that even an Oscar-winning sensation hasn't always had directors barreling down her door. Unfortunately, terrible auditions are a common thread weaving through Hollywood.

Discovering the Magical World of NYC's "Dr. Shoes"

Yvonne Russo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Yvonne Russo

As Dr. Shoes whisks the shoe to the back of his shop to begin the intricate restoration process, I look around with fresh intel and begin to decipher what lies behind the veritable hall of fame represented by the signed playbills, headshots and theatrical posters.

2016 Golden Globe Nominees, Surprises, and Snubs

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

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.