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    Don't get scammed by an agent, manager, or service.

    Many actors new to town and hungry to succeed make the mistake of trusting illegitimate agents or talent managers. For a small fee, these money-hungry scammers promise actors exposure, roles, and stardom. Too many actors fall for these promises because they don't know what qualities a legitimate agent or ...

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    Armchair Critic

    Forget strip clubs or seedy bars: To celebrate Bob Martin's impending nuptials, his friends gave him the gift of theatre. The couple's friends--headed by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, writing lyrics and music--decided to stage a mini-musical as a gift.

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    Zemeckis Lauded with Career Nod at ShowEast

    Warner Bros. Pictures unwrapped its eye-popping holiday offering "The Polar Express" on Tuesday night at ShowEast, where its director, Robert Zemeckis, was honored with a career award.

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    Caught on Film

    When one hears the names Penn Jillette and Steven Banks, and discovers that they've written something together, one doesn't automatically think "love story." Jillette, the bigger and louder half of magician team Penn & Teller, is usually known for his brashly funny onstage persona. Banks, critically acclaimed for his ...

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    Charles in Charge

    If an actor ever disappeared into a role, it's Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles. He does it not only by his talent—the extent of which audiences may be shocked to discover—but also by a fortunate set of circumstances: He's got the right look, the right cultural ...

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    Petrie, Hughes face off in WGAW election debate

    The only debate preceding the WGA West election drew a stronger-than-usual turnout for what members described Thursday as a thoughtful and civil discussion of the most pressing issues facing the union.

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    The Architect Of Destiny

    Mark (a very amiable Simon Helberg) is a pathetic, twentysomething nebbish who thinks his life is a mess.

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    Cabaret

    "Cabaret," presented by and at The Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Jul. 1-Aug. 14. $22-40. (714) 777-3033.

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    'Sideways' Leads Nominees for SAG Awards

    "Sideways" led contenders Tuesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including honors for lead performer Paul Giamatti and the ensemble cast.

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    Action Pics Lack Kick

    In any other summer, "The Island" and "Stealth" might have struck box office gold because they represent the kind of fare that has come to define the lucrative moviegoing season.