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VIDEO: Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Lange & Reese Witherspoon #interview #acting

Oprah Winfrey (‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’), Jessica Lange (‘Feud: Bette and Joan’), Chrissy Metz (‘This Is Us’), Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies’), Reese Witherspoon (‘Big Little Lies’) and Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) discuss acting at this Hollywood Reporter Roundtable.

VIDEO: Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart (SAG Foundation)

Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart. Photo by Andy Gotts.
Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart. Photo by Andy Gotts.

We all remember the amazing “bromance” (as it got labelled) that received worldwide attention between Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen – fueled by rather wonderful photos that the two of them took during their tour of the UK & USA with “Waiting For Godot” and “No Man’s Land”, which likely goes down in history as the most successful social media campaign for a theatre company – ever.

Well, this Saturday, we revisit these two friends and actors as they chat together about their shows, the pressures of producing as well as acting, their careers to date, their influences, why plays should be experienced and played – not read in school, their film work, the importance of keeping theatre ticket costs reasonable for students and much more, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.  Enjoy!

VIDEO: Creative Spark Series: Casting Director, Marci Liroff

Happy Monday!  It’s March already and the year is in full swing. So, today we thought we’d bring you a video, courtesy of Academy Originals, featuring US Casting Director Marci Liroff.  Marci has worked in casting for many years and is a font of information about the biz.  She writes a regular column for Backstage (among other publications) and has cast many, many film and TV projects, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade RunnerMean Girls, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, St Elmo’s Fire, Poltergeist, Footloose, Pretty In PinkThe Spiderwick Chronicles and Gothika to name a few.

In this video, Marci talks about the role of the Casting Director and the creativity involved in doing her job.  It gives a great insight into what a Casting Director actually does and how they see their role in the filmmaking business.  Enjoy.