Delving into the African war machine that turns innocent children into murdering soldiers is not an easy topic to digest, despite expert direction and a pair of steely young actors.
As part of the SAG Foundation and Backstage Indie Spirit Award nominees series, the stars of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s actorly dark comedy chatted with Annette Insdorff about their philosophies and the challenges of shooting 12-minute scenes.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes a stunning turn in “Smashed,” hitting theaters Oct. 12 after acclaimed runs at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.
Casting director John Papsidera explains the art and intricacy of his close collaboration with writer-director Christopher Nolan, what led to casting Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, and how he finds child actors.
As states like New York, North Carolina, and Oregon strengthen their tax incentives for local film and TV production, actors may be tempted to leave L.A. for good.
When director Tom Hooper was looking to cast his Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables,” he quickly realized only one man could pull off the physicality, the dramatics, and the singing.
Gabriel Mann, who can be see on ABC's "Revenge," calls Naomi Watts' performance "brilliant" in "Mulholland Drive."
Casting Director Tracy Byrd was blown away by "Fruitvale Station" star Michael B. Jordan, and knew she had to find the perfect team of actors to perform alongside him.
Kerry Washington won acting awards for “Django” and “Scandal” at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards; Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis, Loretta Devine, Vanessa Williams also among winners.
Frania Del Carmen is just one of many actors who has been cast through Backstage!