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  • Interview

    Ethan Hawke On the Cover of Backstage This Week!

    Ethan Hawke stars on this week's cover just in time for the release of his latest film, "Before Midnight"! Hawke chats about what he loves about doing film and theater and how he stays sharp as an actor.

  • News

    The Cannes Diary: May 24

    Note: Film critic Tim Grierson is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. For Backstage, he’ll be filing occasional diary entries about his thoughts and impressions of the granddaddy of all film festivals.

  • Advice

    How To Become a Film Producer With Dogfish Accelerator

    Dogfish Pictures founder James Belfer and COO Michelle Soffen have founded Dogfish Accelerator, a three-month program geared to training would-be film producers in how to get their filmmaking ducks in a row.

  • Interview

    4 Acting Tips From 'Fill The Void's' Hadas Yaron

    "Fill the Void" star Hadas Yaron shares the story her journey from the Israeli army to a coffee shop to winning Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Interview

    5 Tips From Dave Franco on Carving out Your Own Career

    The younger brother of James Franco has managed to carve out his own niche with Funny or Die videos and memorable turns in films like “21 Jump Street” and “Warm Bodies.” He will be seen on the big screen this weekend in the magician-themed caper “Now You See Me."

  • News

    The Cannes Diary: May 23

    Film critic Tim Grierson is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. For Backstage, he’ll be filing occasional diary entries about his thoughts and impressions of the granddaddy of all film festivals.

  • News

    Asian-Americans Given Film Opportunities With 72 Hour Shootout

    Playwright David Henry Hwang, ABC executive director of casting Marci Phillips, and Fox Entertainment Japan producer Dan Smith are among the judges for this year’s Shootout competition, in which filmmakers have three days to complete a five-minute-long short.

  • Interview

    4 Tips On Creating Your Own Work From Katie Aselton

    Calling the film the most challenging of her career as both director and star, Aselton shared ways in which she managed to bring "Black Rock" to light.

  • News

    The Cannes Diary: May 22

    During my time here in Cannes, I have to say I’ve really come to enjoy the early-hours routine. Then again, I confess to being a morning person.

  • News

    The Cannes Diary: May 21

    We’re about halfway through Cannes, which means that about half of the festival’s Official Competition films have now been screened. And a few possible contenders for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, have already established themselves.