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CASTING SCAM ALERT ISSUED TO ACTORS IN HOLLYWOOD

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A new casting scam is targeting actors in the Hollywood area where they are being asked to provide nude pictures of themselves to qualify for an audition. The scam alert was issued by one of the largest casting firms in Los Angeles urging actors to avoid any such contact with the individuals who […]

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Female TV directors make modest strides, but minority representation drops, DGA reports

By YVONNE VILLARREAL With all this talk of too much TV, there still isn’t an overabundance of female and minority directors behind the camera. That’s according to the Directors Guild of America’s latest report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of directors hired by prime-time television shows across broadcast and cable networks, as well as rising Internet networks such […]

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European Film Industry Declares New Commitment to Gender Parity; Your Move, Hollywood

by Carolyn Cox Talk might be relatively cheap, but that doesn’t mean it’s not cause for optimism. During a conference on gender issues at the Sarajevo Film Festival, attendees from various film funds and ministries of culture agreed to declare a new commitment to advocating for policies that will correct the current gender gap in the […]

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Opportunity in Film Industry (colorado springs)

A company called Casting 360 has posted over 450 different ad titles, multiple times in the past 9 months for “Extras” in Movies. They are scamming unaware people who are hopeful of breaking into the film industry. They claim you can sign up for their bogus “services” for only $2, but don’t tell you that […]

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Disquiet on the Set as Shops Try to Ignore Elephant in the Room: SAG Contracts

Demand for Digital Video Conflicts With Industry’s SAG-AFTRA Contract By  Maureen Morrison. When Olive Garden sent out a request for proposals in its ad agency search last month, it tucked an unusual item in among the boilerplate criteria: “Experience working outside of SAG agreements.” It was couched gently as “Nice to Have,” but it’s no casual […]

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List of Grants for Women Filmmakers & Screenwriters

By Fabien Hurelle From pre-production to filming and post, discover our detailed list of active grants for women filmmakers. Click on the name to discover the terms of the grant and apply, sort through criteria or search a specific query. http://hollywomen.com/grants/

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Actresses Share the Best Fights and the Worst Stories of Sexism at Comic-Con

Eliana Dockterman American Horror Story’s Kathy Bates, Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie speak at an Entertainment Weekly panel Some of the toughest women in the film industry shared their best war stories and spoke about the discrimination they still experience as women in Hollywood, during Entertainment Weekly’s annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at […]

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‘Diversity doesn’t just happen’: Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead

By REBECCA KEEGAN When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation. Sen. Barbara Boxer sent a note to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently, commending the studio on its selection of women to direct the films “Wonder Woman” and “Unforgettable.” In the letter, […]

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William Hurt In His Own Words On What Happened On Set Of ‘Midnight Rider’

by Anita Busch William Hurt says he had an odd feeling when they got on the Doctortown train trestle on the first day of filming Midnight Rider but trusted first assistant director Hillary Schwartz when she said they were safe. But what happened after that was a complete nightmare, he told Canadian Press this morning. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed when […]

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The film industry is on the precipice of a fundamental shift

MATTHEW SPEISER Revenue generated from electronic home video is expected to surpass that of the US cinema by 2018, making it the lead revenue generator in the filmed-entertainment market, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Electronic home video — which encompasses video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, premium-cable channels like HBO and Starz, […]

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