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    Bryan and Sean Furst

    Who they are: Sean Furst is the founder and president of Furst Films, producing feature films, made-for-television movies, and television series. His younger brother, Bryan, joined the company in 2000 after graduating from NYU Film School.

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    Sexaholix's Workaholic

    "I love when my work can be really dark and sad and really hilarious, when I hit all those notes. And I think I'm getting there," said actor/comedian John Leguizamo of his latest one-man show, Sexaholix... a love story, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A ...

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    Lili Fini Zanuck

    Where you've heard of her: In 1989 producer Lili Fini Zanuck was the second woman ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture with Driving Miss Daisy. Before that, she discovered the screenplay and produced Cocoon. Together those two films grossed $200 million, garnered six Oscars, and helped ...

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    Lisa Bonet

    Where we saw her first: Bonet started auditioning for commercials at the tender age of 9. "At that point my dream was to act," she said. "But the business was so different then. There was little opportunity for young people of color. Now it seems like everyone is an actor ...

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    Director's Cuts

    The name Martin Scorsese has become synonymous with great filmmaking. Ask any actor what director they dream of working with, and the name that pops up time and again is Scorsese—no first name necessary. In a career spanning more than 30 years, there isn't a genre he hasn ...

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    Kids in the Picture

    Mitchell Gossett is a rare breed. Equally talented as an agent and performer, he might be the only agent in town with a Back Stage West Garland award for performance on his desk, won for his virtuoso performance in Mac Wellman's demanding language play Terminal Hip. Not only is ...

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    Taking the Lead

    Christopher Walken walks by fellow guest Sam Rockwell, slumped in a couch in the rear corner of the hotel lobby at Chateau Marmont, a Hollywood haunt of the hip and famous. Walken doesn't notice Rockwell, who has long been one of the best-kept secrets in cinema.

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    John Cameron Mitchell: From Hedwig to Head

    When your first film as a director, writer, and star is the hit of Sundance and snags you countless awards and accolades, what do you do for an encore? If you're John Cameron Mitchell, you hold an open casting call for actors to participate in a workshop for a ...

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    The Hustler

    It would be easy to dismiss James Franco as lucky. After all, he was blessed with the chiseled good looks of a matinee idol and cheekbones that could cut diamonds. One could easily make the mistake of lumping him in with other young actors who seem to fall into acting ...

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    What's up with... Roger Kumble

    Why you've heard of him: Roger Kumble is a screenwriter and director of several major motion pictures. And he uses his insider view of this world to write sharp, insightful satires about the movie industry for the stage, including Pay or Play, which won an LA Weekly Award, and ...