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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Cannes Diary: May 20

    If you follow critics on social media, you may notice that when they attend film festivals, they’ll talk about the movies they’re seeing and their first impressions right after a screening.

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    5 Tips On Being an Indie Film Darling From Jess Weixler

    Weixler stars in “Free Samples” as Jillian, a bitter law school dropout forced to pass out free treats in an ice cream truck. The offbeat comedy is available on video on demand May 21 and hits theaters May 31. The versatile actor spoke to Backstage about forging a career in ...

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    Zachary Quinto Talks ‘Star Trek,’ Coming Out, and the Return of ‘Heroes’

    The movie Vulcan has had a buzzy year, with turns on “American Horror Story: Asylum” and the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness”—but he spent years worrying about his career.

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    Study: Opportunities Down For Female Actors in Hollywood

    For all the talk of a post-“Bridesmaids” boom, opportunities have not increased for female actors in Hollywood films. That’s according to a new study released May 13 by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.