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Everything Actors Need to Know This Week 4/22-4/28

Everything Actors Need to Know This Week 4/22-4/28
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Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are totally down to make a heist movie together.
If this dream comes true, we’ll have Tumblr and Twitter to thank. (Gizmodo)

The Writers Guild of America votes to authorize a strike.
Unless a new deal is reached within a week, a walkout will commence May 2, the day after the current contract expires. (Backstage)

Season 4 of “Transparent” will get political.
At a For Your Consideration event on April 22, the Amazon series’ creator and showrunner, Jill Soloway, teased the upcoming season by saying, “...things will get more political than they’ve ever been.” (Variety)

Calling all young filmmakers!
Designed to encourage and foster up-and-coming storytellers by “showcasing and supporting the burgeoning talents of the next generation of filmmakers,” the 26th annual KODAK Student Scholarship Program is now open to submissions. (Kodak)

You can now watch a movie in an actual movie theater while you wait for a flight. 
The 17-sear Hollywood Theatre PDX just opened its doors inside Portland International Airport. All of the films are by Oregon filmmakers, and the screenings are free. (AFAR)

Equity and ITC reach a new deal to increase pay for actors.
Following negotiations between Equity and the Independent Theatre Council, a deal has been reached to increase pay by 2.4 percent for performers and stage managers working in the independent theater sector. (Backstage)

The Tony Awards are bringing back a category.
Starting with the 2017-2018 season, the awards will reinstate the Best Sound Design categories after being eliminated in 2014. (Broadway News)

John Waters wants you to join him at summer camp. 
The legendary director of cult classics like “Hairspray” and “Cry-Baby” is hosting an adult summer camp, complete with a costume contest, karaoke, and Bloody Mary Bingo. (Club Getaway)

This was a big week for Disney news.
Not only is “Frozen 2” officially happening, but the Jon Favreau-directed live-action “Lion King” has found its Timon and Pumbaa in Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen. (E! News, The Wrap)

Gal Godot is possibly actually Wonder Woman.
The actor reshot some of her “Wonder Woman” scenes while five months pregnant. (Entertainment Weekly)

Gorgeous movie scores are getting a documentary.
Featuring interviews with composers like Rachel Portman, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams, “Score” will be in theaters this June. (Jezebel)

Jeff Goldblum is coming back (again) to Jurassic Park.
As if surviving two trips to the island wasn’t enough, Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the next “Jurassic World” film. Let’s hope he brings that legendary laugh with him. (The Hollywood Reporter)

 

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