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    NYSCA Awards $7.8M; Emerging Theatres Benefit

    The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded $7.8 million in performing arts grants. Theatre groups reaped $2.1M, of which $74,000 went to emerging theatres under the new Theatre Advancement funding

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    TALENT BEAT

    Warner Bros. started shooting The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a live action and animated film, in L.A. in Oct. Cstg. Marci

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    LETTERS

    Wilson-Brustein:

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    Laughing Matters- Advice From the Comedy Brokers

    IN WRITING AN ARTICLE for the upcoming Hollywood Reporter comedy issue, I recently had cause to interview many knowledgeable and formidable people in the comedy and TV industries. They had a tremendous amount of valuable things to say on a variety of topics and I would love to pass some ...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Styles of Acting - Through a variety of "methods," actors can hone their craft.

    Did you make a New Year's resolution to hone your craft this summer? From Meisner to Method, from Stella to Steppenwolf, studios across the country offer intensive acting programs, with a menu of options ranging from conservatory-style approaches to à la carte classes. So if you want to pick ...

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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS

    Olivia Ol

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    Our "Enteractive" Future: High Market Value for Entertainment

    Some say the day of true interactivity looms near, about 18 months away, but others believe that the widespread assimilation of interactive media technology will take between three to 10 years to take place. Most experts believe that when interactivity does arrive, the economic value of entertainment and that of ...

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    Independent Casting Directors

    The following is a list of independent casting directors in the New York City area. Casting directors request that initial contact be made by sending a picture/resume through the mail, so do not

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    Judge Clears Path for Director's Rights Trial

    The question of whether stage directors can claim their work as copyrightable intellectual property has come one step closer to trial. A federal judge in Florida has denied a motion by Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company and its artistic director Michael Hall to dismiss a complaint by director Joe

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    bedded, "Will I see you again?" the actress responds, "Not as this character!"

    Thirteen doors lined up against the back wall play a big role here--at moments transformed into beds or screens for shadow-puppet plays; sometimes rolling about the stage like comic-strip characters, usually chasing the feckless K, but occasionally dipping down to the footlights to block the audience's vision for one ...