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    SAG's Pisano Is Touring Branches and Gaining Insight

    Two months ago, when Robert Pisano took the reigns as the Screen Actors Guild's new national executive director and first chief executive officer, he made it clear he wanted to hit the road and meet the members face-to-face at SAG branches nationwide. Since then he's combined the beginnings ...

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    Director Arthur Penn to Receive Filmmaking Award

    Arthur Penn, director of such legendary films as Bonnie and Clyde, The Miracle Worker, and Alice's Restaurant, will be honored with The Joseph L. Mankiewicz Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the fourth annual Director's View Film Festival (DVFF).

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    Canadian Director Found, Dazed and Confused

    Authorities have located Terry Costa, the director of a Canadian theatre troupe who came to New York last month and never returned home, prompting a police investigation and widespread fears for his safety.

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    BC/EFA Simonizes

    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the entertainment industry's preeminent AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization, will salute Neil Simon Mon., June 26 at its second "The Playwright's the Thing" fundraiser. Walter Bobbie will direct a cast that, even in these days of all-star fundraisers, is exceptionally star-studded. They will ...

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    Afghani Director Wins Prize for 'Osama'

    Afghani director Siddiq Barmak's "Osama" has won the top prize at the International Festival of New Film and Media in Montreal.

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    Paper: Winfrey Backing Broadway's 'Purple'

    "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will have Oprah Winfrey as a producer and investor when it opens on Broadway in December.

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    No Tea At This Party

    Lookingglass Hosts Fundraiser

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    NEW! 24 Hour Casting Is Here... Coast to Coast!

    BackStage.com Members are used to getting casting notices a day or two before the paper comes out, in addition to the full listings later on.

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    PGA re-elects Kennedy for 2 more years

    The Producers Guild of America said Monday that interim president Kathleen Kennedy has been re-elected for two more years. Results of the guild's annual election were announced Sunday night during its annual general-membership board meeting.

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    SAG Educates Actors on Membership

    The Screen Actors Guild will host "Ready on Cue: Everything You Wanted To Know, But Didn't Know Who To Ask" July 13, 6:30¿8:30 p.m. in the James Cagney Room at SAG's Los Angeles office.