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    For the 14 years that I've been associated with

    For the 14 years that I've been associated with Actorfest, as producer of all its panels and workshops, I've watched the event evolve from just a few panel discussions to many panels and one-person seminars, from a few hundred attendees to almost 2,000, from a small exhibit ...

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ Accidental Death of an Anarchist, presented by New Crime Productions at the Evidence Room, 3542 Hayden Ave., Culver City. Through Dec. 20. (310)

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM Monday. (Note: Back Stage will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May

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    Lane, Broderick Prove Hard to Follow

    Can you bottle the magic of star performances, passing it on, for example, to actors faced with the daunting task of following Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers"?

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    Mary Small Helps Singers Find Their Own Voices

    "Singers come to me with Whitney Houston or Barbra songs and I tell them, you can sing their songs, but not with them." So asserts Mary Small, the New York actress and voice teacher who tutors actors and singers in musical comedy, cabaret, and how to make a demo. "You ...

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    Lloyd Webber Crew Poised for Land Grab

    (The Stage) LONDON-Andrew Lloyd Webber's £87.5 million takeover of the Stoll Moss West End chain is the start of a massive expansion that will see his Really Useful Group battle with entertainment giants such as SFX for venues in the domestic, European, and American markets.

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    SAG AWARDS VOTER GUIDE: Film -- MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    JEFF BRIDGES The Contender Jeff Bridges has a reputation as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. Admirers, critics, and acting cohorts have called him the most under-appreciated actor of his generation. And, over the course of his career, Bridges has always remained low-key about his talent. Nevertheless, he may ...

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    Pitt, Jolie Get Briefings on Refugees

    United Nations' goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie was joined by actor Brad Pitt for private briefings about refugee situations around the world.

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    Make Clear the New Year

    s we enter the last quarter of 2007, it's a good time to reflect upon the year that's nearly passed and the year that is to come. Are you satisfied with the strides you've made in your career thus far? What might you have done differently? It ...