Creating Comedy Characters – Advice from TV Stars

Here’s some comedy advice from cast interview segments recorded at the Paley Center segments from shows such as The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, Parks and Recreation and Entourage. View the Playlist on YouTubeRead More

Character Breakdown: Alex from “A Clockwork Orange”

Jason Cuthbert breaks down the character of Alex DeLarge, the anti-hero of Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” In 1971, screenwriter/director/producer Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange gave evil a new makeover: one set of long black eyelashes circling the right eye like a boxer’s shiner; one demon-possessed gaze that seems to be communicating with unseen heathens; one pair Read MoreRead More

The Insane Things Joseph Gordon-Levitt Did to Become Bruce Willis in Looper

In the film Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays an assassin who has to kill his future self (played by Bruce Willis). “Looper was probably the most transformative of any movie I’ve ever done,” Gordon-Levitt told us. His “whole character” is based on Bruce Willis, and he was determined to go beyond a simple Willis impersonation. Said Gordon-Levitt: I Read MoreRead More

Featurette for “Les Miserables” shows Actors Singing on Set

On most film musicals, the musical portions are recorded in a studio prior to production and played back on set. The upcoming film of “Les Miserables” has actors performing their songs live with the music dubbed in afterwards.

This isn’t the first time this has been attempted since the “golden days” of 30s and 40s musicals. Peter Bagdonovich attempted it in 1975…Read More

I Know That Voice!

The names may not be recognizable, but their voices are household staples. Even in an era where Animation studios are trying to insure their films with A-List celebrities as voice actors, there’s something unique and wonderful about those behind-the-scene actors who really elevated voice acting to another level. “I Know That Voice” explores their work including appearances by Billy West, John Di Maggio, Tara Strong, and June Foray.
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