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    THE CRAFT: Reality Check - Playing an actual historic figure, living or dead, requires more than imitation.

    When Lorri Holt and Amy Tung walked onto the Magic Theatre's stage as Hillary Clinton and Soon-Yi Previn Allen, respectively, at the recent opening of Michelle Carter's Hillary and Soon-Yi Shop for Ties, the audience burst out laughing. I think it was because Holt, in particular, looks so ...

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    SALUTING HUGHES MOSS CASTING: Side by Side With Hughes Moss - Gilburne & Urban Make Casting Coups and New Discoveries

    Jessica Gilburne has been working as a casting associate for Hughes Moss Casting Ltd. for more than 15 years. Ed Urban has served in the same capacity for more than five years. But working side by side for the same company is not the only thing that these two interesting ...

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    Acting Internships

    What do the Broadway casts of Mary Poppins, Wicked, South Pacific, Mamma Mia!, and Legally Blonde have in common? They all feature performers who were once interns at summer theatres.

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    Sonnenfeld Helming NBC Legal Thriller

    After losing out on the Sonnenfeld-directed medieval fantasy "Kingdom" to CBS last month, NBC has lured Barry Sonnenfeld to helm a legal thriller penned by Luke Reiter.

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    SKiNNY

    You see it, too: The first leaves are changing hue. Now that it's officially fall, it's a good time to get inside, get serious, and learn something new to propel your career. Here is a list of seminars and talkbacks taking place this week.

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    'Lying' Adds Sevigny to Young Cast

    Oscar-nominated Chloe Sevigny has joined the ensemble cast of "Lying," currently shooting in upstate New York, the producers said Friday at the American Film Market.

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    Carolyn Hennesy Pretty Funny

    I adore funny women. Each is funny in her own way. One thing you can almost say across the board, however, is that funny women rarely, if ever, remind you of Jackie Kennedy. The whole notion of combining emotional reserve and classic beauty with comedy almost seems antithetical. Usually the ...

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    "2ND CHANCE"

    Michael J. Holland (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for 2nd Chance. Prod. Bill Wynn. Performances run Apr. 3-29 at the Stella Adler Theatre. There is some pay.

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    Ovitz Selling Troubled Talent Firm

    One-time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, whose attempt at a comeback was a multimillion-dollar failure, is selling his troubled talent management company.

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    Actors Make Movies, Too: Sound Judgments

    Ever since 1927, when "The Jazz Singer" wowed audiences by combining sound with picture for the first time, filmgoers have demanded better and higher quality sound for their dollar. Today, viewers expect stereo—if not a 5.1 digital surround mix—as a given when they see a movie. For ...