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

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

Straight Outta Compton Casting Agents Apologize For Allegedly Racist Casting Ad - 411mania.com

Straight Outta Compton Casting Agents Apologize For Allegedly Racist Casting Ad411mania.comThe casting company behind seeking actors for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton have apologized for a casting call that implied they were only looking for darke.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 18th, 2014

"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

"Straight Outta Compton" -- Casting Agency Admits Mistake ... Not All Poor People Are Fat and Dark

The people behind the "Straight Outta Compton" movie say they're NOT just casting overweight, dark-skinned black girls to play "poor" people in the movie ... telling TMZ the casting ad was an "innocent mistake."The ad went viral -- with the casting&hellip.....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJul 17th, 2014

Television Academy Lauds Casting Director Marion Dougherty with Governors Award

The late casting director Marion Dougherty will be awarded the Television Academy’s 2014 Governors Award. Dougherty will be feted for her more than 50-year legacy as a casting director in film and television, starting with NBC’s “Kraft T.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 31st, 2014

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

Locarno: Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon Win First European Casting Director Award

LOCARNO, Switzerland — The Locarno Film Festival’s innovative European Casting Director Award has spawned its first winner(s): France’s Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon for discovering first-timer Rod Paradot and casting him as the lead in Em.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2016

Prominent Lebanese poet Akl dies at over 100 years old

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Said Akl, one of Lebanon's most prominent 20th-century poets, died on Friday at over 100 years of age. Born in the eastern town of Zahle in 1912, Akl published his first play in his early 20s and went on to write epics, poetry and lyric.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooDec 15th, 2014

Venice: Steven Okazaki Directing Doc on Legendary Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

Prominent Japanese/American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot “Mifune: Last Samurai,” a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema. Mifune made nearly 170 movies, 16 of which with Akir.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 3rd, 2015

Casting Society Of America Moves 30th Annual Awards To January

The Casting Society of America has moved its 30th Artios Awards from its previous annual November slot to January 22, 2015, to take place a week after the 2015 Oscar nominations are announced. The theater, television, and film casting org is also splittin.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJun 1st, 2014

Drake -- Police Investigation Launched ... Stripper Says Drake"s People Threatened Her ... Post Sex

A stripper claims Drake's people threatened her after the singer had sex with her ... and now there's an official police investigation ... TMZ has learned. The Houston PD confirms to TMZ ... they've launched an investigation ... but the official&hell.....»»

Category: hook-upsSource: tmzOct 9th, 2014

20th Century Fox TV Ups Lindsey Kasabian To VP Casting

Twentieth Century Fox Television has promoted Lindsey Kasabian to Vice President Casting, effective immediately. She reports to EVP President, Talent and Casting Sharon Klein. Kasabian has risen through the ranks since joining 20th Century Fox TV nearly .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 18th, 2016

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story casting is hideous

Yesterday, I posted the cast photo for Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story, and I thought that casting was the worst. That casting was spot as compared to the job that Lifetime did for The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. I mean,.....»»

Category: topSource: seriouslyomgJul 24th, 2015

Former Fox Casting VP Brehan Fitzgerald Joins Resolution As Talent Agent

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Berg's Resolution has hired new agent Brehan Fitzgerald from the ranks of 20th Century Fox's casting division. The former VP of Fox feature casting is starting to make calls around town as she transitions into her new gig repping talent at.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineDec 2nd, 2014

Casting Company Apologizes for Offensive "Straight Outta Compton" Casting Call

Sande Alessi Casting put out a call for "D girls", describing them as "poor" African-American women with "medium to dark skin tone."read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJul 20th, 2014

TCA: Casting Directors Say They’re Color Blind When Choosing Actors

Amid gripes from American actors about the lack of diversity in TV and film, as well as the industry’s penchant for selecting British and Australian thespians for prolific roles, the casting directors at FX’s “Casting 101″ TCA panel as.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 19th, 2014

Jessica Chastain Caught In "True Detective" Casting Rumors

Fans of True Detective are anxiously awaiting the casting of season 2, and now an Oscar nominee's name has just been thrown into the mix.Following Brad Pitt's casting rumor, Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain has also been linked to the HBO minis.....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineMay 21st, 2014

New Message from Sony Hackers Mock FBI Investigation as North Korea Demands Joint Investigation with the U.S.

Because they essentially got what they wanted, the cyber terrorists responsible for The Interview‘s cancellation have gotten even more brazen in a new message mocking the FBI’s investigation into their handiwork. Journalists received the note .....»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 21st, 2014

Adrian Peterson -- SECOND Child Abuse Investigation ... According to Report

Adrian Peterson is under investigation for a SECOND child abuse case involving one of his other children ... according to a report.This new investigation involves an incident that allegedly went down last June. According to KHOU ... Peterson was….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 15th, 2014

JUSTIN BIEBER Cleared In FAA Investigation

Star news has reported that JUSTIN BIEBER was cleared in an FAA investigation. Finally! Justin Bieber’s plane was stopped for investigation last February when he was on his way to the Superbowl. There were rumors that Bieber had pot with him and he .....»»

Category: topSource: anythinghollywoodJul 4th, 2014