Producer Teresa Lee shares how she discovered young actors through Backstage for Ryan Hunter's short "Mr. Student Body," a "West Wing"-style comedy for Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's New Form initiative.
Shorts programs are popular at festivals (including HollyShorts), but the involvement of a smart casting director can elevate the film to the next level.
Last year, Sundance received some 8,000 submissions its short film category and 2,000 submissions for features and documentaries. While those numbers can be discouraging, there are ways to make your work standout.
NYU filmmaker Michael Lukk Litwak takes Backstage through the casting process behind his short “The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacy Danger.”
For Merlin Camozzi, a busy lawyer-turned-second-year UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television directing grad student, the 2014 Sprite Films® competition is proving to be a launching pad.
Here some auditions you might have missed this week!
Duhov Films VAS LLC is now seeking talent for its production of “Da Hustle,” a short film about the biggest mobsters in the world.
Awards season is just under way, but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s film festival circuit. According to some festival organizers, actors are now self-producing shorts and submitting them in unprecedented numbers, raising the bar for entry at the country’s top events.