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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.

Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed Recalls Working With Disney Legend Dean Jones

Jim Hill | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

20 year ago, Peyton wasn't who Studios hired to helm their effects-filled franchise films. He was the guy you hired to create the Special Features that then got tacked on to the VHS version of these sorts of movies.

Reality Show Production Companies Provide Networks High-End Casting

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media
Jacquie Jordan

If you are paying close attention, you can spot the next trend. They come in waves of police shows, brides, unusual people, survivalists to psychics. So the question here is: Have we simply become one uber-sized casting department or are we still producing story and television?

Yi Zhou: Body Memory (VIDEO) | Posted 07.07.2015 | Style

Fingers, noses, lips, ears, breasts and even belly buttons are covered with resin and then plaster bandages to create unconventional, quirky jewellery pieces and accessories.

This Thing of Ours, Scandinavian Style: Netflix Series Lilyhammer Deserves Much More Attention Than It's Getting

Holly Cara Price | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I know many people who don't even own a television anymore and likely so do you. For the first time since TV was invented, one does not need to own one to watch great programming.

Into the White White Woods

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

I don't mean to suggest that problems of systemic racism can be solved in a movie theater. But I do think that sharing observations about the casting of our movies is a great place to start.

'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

If you've had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of Eleven, you may not imagine that 'transfixed' would be your reaction. But the story line is so well-conceived and so well-executed I'd say chances are pretty good it will be.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

Joshua Bastian Cole | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Joshua Bastian Cole

Another list felt necessary -- a list that not only clearly identified transgender inclusion in the conversation, but shifted the focus to transgender playwrights, with the same intention as The Kilroys: to show we exist.

Does College Name Prestige Matter for Actors?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Students and families about to enter the college audition process would love to know if having a highly-recognized school's name on their resume will really make a difference. So, I asked three show biz industry decision-makers to find out.

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

What's Right With Disney's Broadway Adaptation of Aladdin

Safa Samiezade-Yazd | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Safa Samiezade-Yazd

What you may not know is that the hugely popular film was also roundly criticized for relying on stereotypes and clichés at the expense of the cultures in which the fairy tale is set.

Timothy Stenovec

Roku's Answer To Chromecast Is This $50 Stick | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

In the fight for your TV set, the weapons keep getting smaller. On Tuesday, Roku, the maker of the popular set-top boxes that stream video and musi...

What Really Happens At A Fashion Week Model Casting

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style

Over the course of two days, about 300 to 400 models walked through the doors of the BCBG showroom to try and get cast in the BCBGMAXAZRIA and the Her...

WATCH: Nasty Little Bugs Create Beautiful Art (With A Little Help)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

Fire ants get a bad rap--and for good reason. The pesky little brutes are notorious for their biting, stinging ways--and, as millions of Americans dis...

How To Break Into the Glamorous World of Commercial Acting

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

Don't start daydreaming yet about buying that new house, deep in the Valley. You'll have to go to a few (hundred) pesky auditions first.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Actress/Singer America Olivo on Being Multi-Racial in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.

'Doctor Who' Origins Movie Finds Its Second Doctor

Posted 04.21.2013 | TV

The "Doctor Who" movie is finding its origins with Reece Shearsmith, Entertainment Weekly reports. According to EW, Shearsmith will play actor Patr...

'Fame,' 'Celebrity,' 'Stardom' and Other Dirty Words

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Perhaps if the media didn't kowtow to the cult of celebrity, if they realized how theater is a launch pad for many, a homecoming for others, and a career for vastly more, theater might be valued more.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Frankie Muniz To Visit 'Apt. 23'

Posted 08.08.2012 | TV

While James Van Der Beek might not be able to facilitate a full "Dawson's Creek" reunion on "Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23," the quirky comedy will...

Show Set In China Features Barely Any Asian Actors

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

A new workshop production of "The Nightingale" by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at the historic La Jolla Playhouse in California is striking nerves in...

Is Anne Hathaway a Good Choice As Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's Upcoming Movie, The Dark Knight Rises?

Quora | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger I think people are considering this with assumptions ...

Louie, Louie, Louie

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Phoebe Robinson

Much like when a baby scans a room with his/her eyes in that I-think-I should-be-crying-about-something-right-now, the average person's default action is being offended.

Breaking Down Stereotypes

Robert Ulrich | Posted 08.12.2012 | TV
Robert Ulrich

We in the entertainment industry have the opportunity and even the responsibility to broaden people's horizons to include others who may appear "different."

Who Passes Into The Hunger Games' Future?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Some fans have launched a campaign to see that actor Jesse Williams gets cast as Finnick. This happens all the time in Hollywood. So what's the big deal? Well, to begin with the character's color, or lack of it, depending on how you see him, is striking.