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    'Antwone Fisher' Feted With Nods From PGA, BFCA

    Both the Producers Guild of America and the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. are singling out Fox Searchlight's "Antwone Fisher" for special honors.

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    Vincent in Brixton

    There is nothing flashy or "theatrical" about Nicholas Wright's "Vincent in Brixton," the latest imported "snob hit" to arrive on our shores from Britain via Lincoln Center Theater.

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    "Gamma Rays" Playwright Paul Zindel Dead at 66

    Playwright Paul Zindel, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" died Thursday. He was 66.

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    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer

    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer is about the lives of Freudian psychologist Bruno Bettelheim and Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who designs more-humane slaughterhouses.

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    Destronelli

    "Destronelli," presented by and at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. Feb. 15-Mar. 30. $12-20. (323) 856-8611.

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    Albee Actors Speak Out

    As any Albee aficionado will tell you, the playwright's work is always a challenging and bracing experience for the audience. But we asked a few actors to share their feelings about performing in Albee's plays.

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    Alyson Hannigan: Discomfort Zone

    Many TV actors are justly accused of simply playing themselves (as if that's an easy assignment), and certainly the best TV writers tailor their long-running characters to their actors' strengths and weaknesses over the years. But Alyson Hannigan, who plays Willow, the lovable Wiccan sidekick to the title heroine ...

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    BITS & BITES

    "Victor/Victoria"'s Dark

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    Some Answers

    1. First off, any "no experience necessary" ad should be suspect. (Film casting directors sometimes look for untrained young children--but why would any other professional prefer novices to pros for quality work?) Call the Better Business Bureau to check out the agency. (Remember that a clean record may not be ...

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    The Cruelest Months

    Here's a challenge: to contact casting directors who are scrambling to start pilot season and ask them to take a moment to discuss what is great and not so great about pilot season. In assembling this piece, I encountered responses such as, "Can I get back to you after ...