Dear Jackie: I have seen more than 70 casting directors in workshops and classes and have never had any of them bring me in for auditions. However, I have always done extremely well during these workshops, and I even had one CD tell me, "Wow! You are so talented; you ...
Rodrigo Garcia's "Nine Lives" will screen as the Centerpiece Premiere of the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival, which is taking place June 16-26. The film, which depicts nine characters at emotional crossroads, stars Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Sissy Spacek and Robin Wright Penn.
"The Silence of the Lambs" Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins will receive the UCLA Medal during the School of Theater, Film and Television commencement on June 17.
The League of American Theatres and Producers has launched its Destination Broadway tourism initiative by unveiling its first-ever multilingual Broadway website, ILoveNYTheater.com. The effort is targeted at New York City domestic and international tourists, which the league figures to be a $24 billion industry for the city.
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"Modigliani," presented by Circus Theatricals at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu. 8 p.m. May 12-Jun. 9. $15. (888) 811-4111.
Triggering and sustaining spontaneous laughter night after night onstage, or take after take on-camera, can be an intimidating prospect. For many actors it's even more difficult than crying on cue. Yet it's something you can learn to do.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson will receive The American National Theatre Arthur Miller Founder's Award for distinguished achievement.