Prominent TV Casting Director: "Workshops Are Dying" After Pay-to-Play Investigation

Will Stewart, who worked most recently on 'Scandal,' deleted a Facebook page advertising his own casting workshop classes. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJan 12th, 2017

"Vampire Diaries" Casting Director Cancels $185 Workshops Amid Pay-to-Play Scrutiny

Greg Orson’s classes in late April asked prospective students in Atlanta to submit a “current headshot and résumé.”read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterApr 13th, 2016

‘Bleed For This’ Casting Inspired By Miles Teller’s “Spectacular” Work

Rhode Island boxing legend Vinny Pazienza's inspiring and seemingly improbably story is front and center with director Ben Younger's Bleed for This. Miles Teller who lost and gained weight to play Pazienza (the boxer moved up two weight classes during [.......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakNov 15th, 2016

Casting Workshop Compares Pay-to-Play Probe to Salem Witch Hunt

In a sharply worded appeal, workshop owner ITA slams the Los Angeles City Attorney's ongoing investigation: "This disturbing attack on businesses and casting people following the law has to stop!"read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterSep 27th, 2016

An Alternative Perspective On Casting Workshops: Open Letter

Ajarae Coleman is an actress and founder of, a listing and review service for casting director and talent agent/manager workshops.  Fueled by recent media attention, opposition to casting director (CD) workshops is stronger than ever......»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 17th, 2016

Maggie Gyllenhaal Was Told She"s Too Old To Play The Love Interest Of A 55-Year-Old Man!

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been hit by ageism in Hollywood already, and she's only 37-years-old. The actress was left reeling after a casting director recently informed her that she didn't land the rol........»»

Category: topSource: starpulseMay 23rd, 2015

Toronto: Kriv Stenders on Making A Killer Out of Simon Pegg

“I'm a big fan of casting against type,” says the Australian director on why he picked funny man Pegg to play an assassin in 'Kill Me Three Times'read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterDec 12th, 2014

‘Casting JonBenet’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

Not your usual whodunnit investigative documentary, director Kitty Green's blend of fact and fiction explores the JonBenet Ramsey murder through the eyes of actors auditioning for a docudrama about the case. read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporter18 hr. 48 min. ago

Ann Brebner, Casting Director for George Lucas, Dies at 93

The first dramatic reading of his script for 'Star Wars' was held in her office in San Francisco in August more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterJan 15th, 2017

Chris Messina: I gained 40 lbs., drank "lots of beer" for "Live By Night" role

Actor Chris Messina is starring in the new film "Live By Night," and he discusses gaining 40 lbs. to play his character Dion Bartolo, the movie's "bad boy," and the moment that his director and co-star Ben Affleck called him to offer him the role......»»

Category: celebSource: msnbcJan 5th, 2017

Review: As director and star, Denzel Washington builds powerful "Fences"

Viola Davis also rises to the occasion for the adaptation of the August Wilson play.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 16th, 2016

Denzel Washington brings "Fences" from stage to screen

Star-director-producer Denzel Washington brings August Wilson's play to the screen with considerable power if not much imagination......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 15th, 2016

"Ghost in the Shell" Director Speaks Out on Scarlett Johansson Casting Controversy: "I Stand By It"

Rupert Sanders talks casting 'from his gut' and the whitewashing backlash during a special event in Tokyo......»»

Category: moviesSource: etonlineDec 15th, 2016

"O.J.: Made in America" Director Teams With Jonah Hill for Richard Jewell Movie

Hill is attached to play Jewell and is producing the project with his 'Wolf of Wall Street' cohort Leonardo DiCaprio. read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterNov 16th, 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong heads to Broadway backed by JJ Abrams

West End farce The Play That Goes Wrong is on its way to Broadway - with a helping hand from American director JJ Abrams......»»

Category: topSource: 16th, 2016

Potter spin-off director defends Depp casting

THE director of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off has been forced to defend his decision to cast controversial actor Johnny Depp in a key role......»»

Category: topSource: news.auDec 17th, 2016

Sam Mendes to direct new Jez Butterworth play about The Troubles

James Bond director Sam Mendes is to return to London theatre with a new drama by playwright Jez Butterworth......»»

Category: topSource: 4th, 2016

Harry Potter play "shouldn"t be made into film", says director David Yates

Speakign to Newsbeat, director David Yates says there's something "unique and special" about keeping it as a play......»»

Category: topSource: 19th, 2016

"La La Land" director: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone casting was key to movie"s success

Damien Chazelle spent six long years trying to make his musical love story, "La La Land." But these days, he's thankful for the bumps along the way because they all led him to the two stars who would make his movie a reality -- Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.....»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 19th, 2016

AFM: Toni Servillo to Play Geppetto in Matteo Garrone"s Live-Action "Pinocchio"

'The Greaty Beauty' star is re-teaming with his 'Gomorrah' director on the classic. read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterOct 29th, 2016

Austin Film Festival: Paul Feig, Marta Kauffman, Nancy Meyers Call for More Diversity

The 'Ghostbusters' director said he was tired of seeing female characters "play second banana to a guy."read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterOct 17th, 2016