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    "STEELIE"

    Jasen Lewis (dir.) is accepting submissions for Steelie, a sync-sound digital narrative short for Art Institute of L.A. about an old man rediscovering his youth through a game of marbles with St. Peter disguised as a child. Prod. Robin Chen. Three-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals ...

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    What Is Phase One?

    Phase One is the 1981 agreement between the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild to jointly negotiate their shared jurisdictional contracts. These include contracts regarding motion pictures, television, industrials, and commercials.

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    In election year, unions stump for universal coverage.

    Three years ago Meredith Kaunitz was getting ready for the next phase of her acting and dancing career. She had worked steadily in regional theatre up and down the East Coast, but nonunion pay wasn't enough to live on. So she updated her headshots, learned new monologues, and began ...

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    SCREENWRITER, "HEROES"

    Martin Lam (prod.) is seeking a screenwriter, with expertise in writing spiritual and religious elements a plus, to adapt a treatment for Heroes, into a medium-budget feature-length screenplay with martial arts and some CGI. There is deferred pay. Send resumé and samples by Mar. 27 to Imagine Dreams Entertainment, 1118 ...

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    Actor David Arquette in Rehab: Reports

    Actor David Arquette, the estranged husband of former "Friends" star Courteney Cox, has checked into rehab to deal with alcohol and depression issues, according to news reports on Sunday.

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    SAG Voter Guide: Cast in a Motion Picture

    Welcome to Back Stage's exclusive guide to this year's Screen Actors Guild Award nominees in film, where you will find a write-up of every nominee for SAG Awards in 2011.

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    Mia Farrow Chosen for Marian Anderson Award

    Actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow will be the 2011 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity.

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    Teenaged Nebraskan Takes Miss America Crown

    A 17-year-old Nebraskan too young to cast a ballot has captured enough votes to win the Miss America crown, kickstarting her hopes of going to law school and eventually becoming a politician.

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    Spirit Awards Nominations: Part 1

    Here are the Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best First Feature, and Best First Screenplay