The cast for “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” reunited for the 40th Anniversary of the film and I have never felt so old.Read More
For some first time directors, the world of the actor is a foreign place full of strange words like “motivation”. Here’s a breakdown of some of the terms an actor must think about when they are preparing for a scene.
The New York Times put together this video gallery of 14 of today’s most iconic actors acting in small vignettes. The videos were shot by Solve Sundsbo, a Norwegian fashion photographer. The music was composed by Canadian musician Owen Pallett.Read More
“World’s Greatest Extra” by Wilhelm Hempel is the reel of Hollywood’s unsung actor Jesse Heiman who has spent the last 10 years of his life being the background geek in everything from American Pie to Glee.Read More
Here are auditions and screen tests for maybe the best cast film in history, “Gone With The Wind”. Over thirty women were given screen tests for the part of Scarlett. You can see some of them here along with other cast members. Read More
Judith Weston, author of “Directing Actors,” in a skype video conference with directing students at Tisch Asia/Singapore on Jan 28 2010 responds to the question, Why is it important for filmmakers to understand Subtext? She discusses the importance of knowing “what the script is about” using the movie “Forrest Gump” as an example, and referencing Sidney Lumet’s book “Making Movies.”Read More