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Bill Paxton Had A Way Of Sneaking Up On You

David Hinckley | Posted 02.26.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

You can walk down the street of almost any American town and see a thousand people who look like Bill Paxton. For someone aiming to be an actor, a fie...

Actor David Oyelowo on the Biggest Challenge of Working in Movies and What He's Doing to Help African Girls Get Educated

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Entertainment

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the...

Growing Up Smith: Q&A With Anjul Nigam

Jim Luce | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

"No explosions, no violence, no profanity!" is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company's latest project,...

Dominique Tipper Takes Charge

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2017 | Women
Lev Raphael

The Cold War may be history for us, but 200 years from now in The Expanse, it's heating up between fading Earth and her scrappy, wealthy former colony...

Syfy's Newest Hero Talks About His Role In The Hit Show "The Expanse"

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

NPR praised The Expanse last year as the best science fiction in a decade for its grasp of physics in a future unlike ours. The characters live two h...

Inauguration Of 4 Day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film And Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials And Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Alexa Corazón

An eclectic selection of the best new shorts along with rare gems that reflect the trans experience through film are expected to be showcased in the city of West Hollywood.

The Current State of Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Kate McClanaghan

Over the years, I've coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I've also worked extensively with scores of tale...

Inauguration of 4 day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film and Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials and Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

October 20th 2016 marks the official induction of the 1st Annual Trans Nation Festival, co-hosted by Amazon Prime. This 4 day celebration runs October...

Why You Need To Lead with a Commercial Demo as a Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession. But there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you're con...

A Glimmer of Hope in the LA Theater Wars

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's been a rough couple of years both for the Los Angeles theater community and for Actors Equity, the union that represents 7,000 theater actors in ...

How to Get a Hollywood Agent

Krista Parkinson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Krista Parkinson

Although I haven't worked as a talent agent in over a decade, people still ask me: "How can I get an agent?" My response remains the same, "You don't ...

Dear Actor (Or Artist Of Any Kind), What You Do Is Invaluable

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

After all one of our greatest abilities is to make meaning out of lives that don't play out exactly as we expect. No matter the circumstances of our scripts, we search deep to make our characters lives make sense. We can do the same for our own.

10 things you didn't know about The Vampire Diaries' Daniel Newman

Tom Falco | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Photo courtesy Daniel NewmanDaniel Newman is best known for his TV roles on The Vampire Diaries, Heroes, Home...

Equity's LA Plan Targets Minorities, Women and LGBT Theaters

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

There has been a great deal of attention and controversy surrounding a plan by Actors Equity, the labor union representing stage actors, that would de...

Anthony Abeson - Acting Coach to the Stars

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 08.01.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Peterpaul

"Do you intend to pay me?" he said smiling from a wooden chair in the center of the room. Half-way out the door, I mulled the question over in my mind. The last hour had been so personal and effective that it seemed to surpass being something I could pay for. Its value was beyond monetary. Of course, I had to and wanted to. Anthony Abeson's time is certainly worth every penny.

Actresses Alex Kapp and Tricia O'Kelley on Acting, Dating and Motherhood in Your Forties

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Changing jobs is one of the most stressful situations and actors change jobs more than anyone. Add a divorce, and things can really get nuts. On ...

The Best Time to Get an Agent

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Pursuing representation can be a tricky thing. After all, not every hat fits every head.

America Ferrera On The One Thing White Male Actors Never Have To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera knows first hand how limiting it is to work in an industry that offers so little representation for people of color and women, and she...

We Are All In The Same Struggle. #PrayForOrlando The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Actor Jai Rodriguez

Simonetta Lein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Simonetta Lein

We are all in the same struggle, we are all in this together. Simonetta Lein Gay, straight, white, black, Latino: when someone suffers a part of us ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play a Persian Poet. Seriously?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

There's been plenty of outrage about casting Leo as the celebrated Persian poet Rumi. Here we go, another example of Hollywood's quiet racism, of "wh...

I Was Wrong About Trump

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Once Trump had the Republican Party's nomination in hand, everyone understood that the next phase in his rise had to be bringing that Party together behind his leadership. Some of that unification wasn't going to be easy -- not after the ways he'd defeated his rivals (like Little Marco and Lyin' Ted). But that was the job that needed doing.

What It's Like To Be An Aussie-Brit-American Immigrant Actor In The Era of Trump

Kathryn Fray | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Kathryn Fray

On average, I get asked about where I'm from about 10 times a day.

EXCLUSIVE: The Top Secret Outline of GOOP's Next "Sex Issue"!

Em & Lo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

This week, Gwyneth Paltrow launched the first ever Sex Issue on her "much-discussed" lifestyle blog,  It's been a long-time coming from th...

Big Muscles and the Big Screen -- Bodybuilders in Film

ric drasin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Years before I started working out with weights, I would watch movies and see people like Steve Reeves and wonder how they got that way and got into m...

5 Ways to Bring Back the Romantic Comedy

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment

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