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Your Handy Voting Guide to the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Actors

And the 2018 Oscar nominees are...20 extraordinarily talented film performers! In a thrilling and varied year for prestige filmmaking, the actors recognized for the industry’s top honor played paupers and princes, ice skaters and merciless mothers. Show More Summary

'Time Stands Still': Play about a war photographer is in good hands in Glen Ellyn

The gritty romance of the war photographer/correspondent has long cast a spell for writers and filmmakers. (Think “The Year of Living Dangerously” or “The Bang Bang Club.”) Often, they struggle to juxtapose the stories of those who record the horrors of war and famine with people who don’t have...

Inside Every Recent Oscar Winner for Original and Adapted Screenplays

You can’t have the year’s best films without the year’s best screenwriting. The Academy Awards, the moviemaking industry’s most visible and prestigious award ceremony, currently shines its spotlight on the scribes behind top featureShow More Summary

The 2018 Oscar Nominees’ First On-Camera Roles

Everybody’s gotta start somewhere...especially Oscar-nominated film actors! The 90th Academy Awards March 4 will ring in a new class of the most riveting and talented big-screen performers; for many, the road to the red carpet was peppered with bit parts, thankless jobs, and a steady building of on-screen credits. Show More Summary

Chef and theater fan Rick Bayless gives $200K, pledges more

At the end of last year, 20 Chicago theater companies received a seasonal surprise: quiet $10,000 checks from the newly formed Bayless Family Foundation. The only significant condition? A willingness to discuss their future needs with the philanthropic arm of culinary impresario Rick Bayless and...

L.A.-Based Talent Can Star in New LGBT Dating Show ‘Find Your True Love’

Are you sick and tired of the dating scene? Endlessly caught either swiping right on an app or dealing with clueless strangers at the bar? Then you are a perfect fit to star in a new LGBT dating show called “Find Your True Love,” created by Snapchat. The show is casting energetic and outspoken young people who are candid and effusive speakers. Show More Summary

NYC Now Casting: Short Film ‘Jay Meets His Father’ Seeks Male Actors + 2 More Gigs

Take a break from the grind of your week to apply for one of the great gigs in today’s roundup, New Yorkers! A short student film about an unexpected family reunion is shooting next month and needs a group of male actors to fill out the principal cast. Show More Summary

'The Wolves' is remarkable for being about real teenage girls, running in a pack

The Wolves are players on a fictional, under-17 girls soccer team, the scourge of their suburban league. But the play by Sarah DeLappe that created them isn’t so much a work about the world’s most beautiful game, notwithstanding some nods in that most worthy of directions, but an honest and sympathetic...

From the ashes of 'Birth of a Nation' controversy, a new playwright and 'The Light'

There was a standing ovation after the world premiere of “Birth of a Nation” at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film, about the 1831 slave uprising led by Nat Turner, was directed, produced, written by and starred Nate Parker. The title of the film, a nod to D.W. Griffith’s overtly racist...

Now Casting: Find Somewhere Exciting to Go As a Lead in ‘A Chorus Line’ + 3 More Gigs

God, we hope you get one of the gigs in today’s casting roundup! A production of “A Chorus Line” in Virginia is now seeking four sensations for is leads. There are also roles in a lifestyle video, a film for festival contention, andShow More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Bake Cookies for a Shopping App Promo

A shopping app is seeking a boy who has all the right ingredients for an upcoming online promo. Casting is underway for a video promoting Shopkick, a smartphone and tablet app that offers rewards for shopping activities, both online and in stores. Show More Summary

Murphy Brown Needs Talent to Take on Fake News

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Murphy Brown”Everyone’s favorite investigative journalist is back on CBS. “Murphy Brown,” the beloved and sometimes controversial series that ended in 1998, is getting a second chance at life. Show More Summary

‘Good Omens’ Shores Up Its Cast + More Industry News Out of London

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of news from across the industry. From stage to screens big and small, we’ve got you covered. It’s everything you need to know and all you can’t afford to miss. Screen industry launches principles...Show More Summary

'Steady Rain' writer Keith Huff once saw a CTA worker shot — that opens his play 'Six Corners'

Sometime in the mid-1980s, writer Keith Huff found himself at what is now the Brown Line station near Lawrence and Western avenues. As he was walking up the stairs to the platform, he heard a loud pop. When he arrived, he saw that a CTA worker had fallen onto the tracks. He was sitting on the rails,...

Everything You’d Ever Need to Know About the Oscars

Win an Oscar and you’ll forever be referred to as “Oscar winner so-and-so.” That’s because the Academy Awards are still by and large considered the pinnacle of success among film industry insiders and outsiders alike. You can reap the glory even from just a nomination. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Play Cop Convention Attendees for Netflix’s ‘The Good Cop’ + 3 More Gigs

In today’s casting roundup, portray cops at a convention up in Bear Mountain, New York, for Netflix’s “The Good Cop,” starring Tony Danza. Plus, get paid to use a new hairstyling device, the popular site PornHub is casting a PG-rated...Show More Summary

L.A. Now Casting: Play the Lead Alien Role + More in Student Sci-Fi Comedy Film ‘Eye Contact’

An out-of-this world acting gig is casting today in Los Angeles! “Eye Contact,” an arthouse sci-fi comedy student film from the Art Center College of Design, will follow a lonely alien on his last legs in the city, desperately seeking eye contact from various passersby in order to muster the strength to return home. Show More Summary

Past is still important, says dancer Misty Copeland ahead of ABT's Harris Theater debut

While growing up in the northwest suburbs, I have vivid memories of my parents bringing me downtown to the Auditorium Theatre to watch American Ballet Theatre. For a young student of ballet, it doesn’t really get any better than that — I was fortunate to watch Julie Kent perform Odette/Odile in...

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