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Acting and Actor News – Film, TV & Theater

Class-Action Lawsuits to be Filed in California’s “Pay-to-Play” Casting Director Workshop Fallout?

Lawyers in California are considering filing class-action civil cases against the charged firms on behalf of all the actors who claim to be victims

Sally Field Living a Dream in ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Landing the role in The Glass Menagerie has been a highly coveted goal for Sally Field.

Eddie Redmayne on that Time He Auditioned for Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars’

"With films that top secret, they don’t give you the actual lines. So they give you a scene from Pride and Prejudice..." - Eddie Redmayne

IMDb Sues California to Stop Actor Age Censorship Law

IMDb's suit calls the law unconstitutional for violating the site's free speech rights.

New California Law to Require IMDb to Remove Talent Ages by Request

On September 24, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-1687 into law which, in part, will require entertainment websites like IMDb to remove age information from a subscriber's profile within five days of a request.

Actors and Casting: It’s a Numbers Game

What are you doing to make sure you set yourself apart from the rest of the pack?

Casting Director Blames The Hollywood Reporter for ‘Dying’ Workshop Industry

Casting director Will Stewart wrote a now-deleted Facebook post accusing The Hollywood Reporter of writing a "hate piece" and that "workshops are dying" because of it.

Casting Director Workshop Industry Responds to Los Angeles City Attorney “Pay-to-Play” Probe

Casting workshop agencies have been contacting their clients asking them to sign a Change.org petition to stop the inquiry.

Alleged “Pay-to-Play” Casting Workshops Now Under Investigation by Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has appointed an investigator in order to address the so-called "pay-to-play" casting workshop scandal.

Matthew Morrison Files Lawsuit Against Former Acting Coach

The acting coach is demanding Morrison pay him $182,000, based on an 'oral agreement' between the two, dating back to 2011.

Casting Directors on the Difficulty of Casting and Why Smaller Roles are the Hardest to Cast

Two prominent casting directors offer some insight on the difficulty of casting and how some casting decisions are left up to people who carry a bit more weight

“World’s Loneliest Dog” Lands Role in the Latest ‘Transformers’ Movie

Freya was six and still hadn't found her forever home, until she caught the eye of none other than Michael Bay, director of Transformers.

‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold On How She Discovered Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Emilia Clarke

Gold acknowledges that one of the hazards of her job is that agents constantly want to introduce her to their clients, but each production she works on already know what they are looking for.

‘Criminal Minds’ Casting Director Closes Controversial ‘The Actors Link’ Business

David is closing The Actors Link and his partner in the business, Brett Weinstock, will rebrand and reopen as ACE Studios without David's financial involvement

Casting Society of America Forming Committee to Investigate “Pay-to-Play” Workshops

CSA President Richard Hicks told The Hollywood Reporter, "We have been in communication with the city attorney's office as things come up. At the end of the day, it's up to them to enforce."

‘Vampire Diaries’ Casting Director Cancels Georgia Workshop

Greg Orson, casting director for The Vampire Diaries, has canceled his late April 29 and 30 acting workshops that were scheduled in Georgia.

Dustin Hoffman Taunted Meryl Streep About Her Dead Boyfriend While Working on ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’

"While filming the first scene, right before their entrance, he [Hoffman] slapped Streep hard across the cheek, leaving a red mark."

‘Criminal Minds’ Casting Director Fired After Article on Casting Workshops

Is it a conflict of interest for a casting director of a popular television series to offer casting workshops to actors for a fee?

Actor Declared Brain Dead After Hanging Scene Goes Wrong

Raphael Schumacher was appearing in Mirages, described as an experimental six-scene immersive theatrical experience, which is staged in different parts of the theatre with the audience walking between them.