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VIDEO: Screentests/Auditions – Gone With The Wind

This is a fascinating look at a variety of actors who screentested for the now legendary film “Gone With The Wind”.  Not only do we see the actors who were eventually cast in the film, but you get to see just how differently each actor plays the same role – particularly in the case of Scarlett.

Featuring: Tallulah Bankhead, Susan Hayward, Margaret Tallichet, Frances Dee, Mary Ray, Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard, Anita Louise, Dorothy Jordan, Linda Watkins, Frances Fuller, Adrea Leeds, Jean Kent, Anne Shirley, Marsha Hunt, Mervlyn Douglas, Jeffrey Lynn, Joan Bennett, Jean Arthur, Hattie Noel, Hattie McDaniel, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Clark Gable.

Enjoy!

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors – Second Session (SAG Foundation)

Today, we present you with the last of the pilot season sessions where you get some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Patrick Baca (Alligator Point, Fashion House)
Amy Jo Berman (Independent Casting Director; Former Head of Casting at HBO)
Krisha Bullock (Victorious, iCarly)
Fern Champion (Hatfields & McCoys)
Howard Meltzer (Lab Rats, Life with Boys, Hannah Montana)

Enjoy!

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Directors (SAG Foundation)

Continuing on our pilot season theme (as it is that time of year), we thought we’d bring you some more information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this session includes the following Casting Directors:

Sharon Bialy (The Walking Dead, Vegas, Breaking Bad)
Wendy O’ Brien (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Sons Of Anarchy)
Richard Hicks (Zero Dark Thirty, Game Change)
Seth Yanklewitz (VP of Casting, Fox)

Enjoy!

VIDEO: Prepping for Pilot Season: Advice from USA Casting Associates (SAG Foundation)

It’s pilot season!  We know you all know this, but in light of it being that time of year (and with a few more hours until the Oscar nominations), we thought we’d bring you some information about how pilot season in the USA works, what goes on and what the various expectations are from those who are doing the casting for  various US TV shows, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

The panel for this excellent and informative session includes:

Gohar Gazazyan (The Walking Dead, Vegas)
Ty Harman (Warehouse 13)
Mike Page (Arrow)
Troy Daniel Smith (Life with Boys)
Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, The Mentalist)

Grab pen and paper, grab a coffee, get your acting focus head on and Enjoy!

SPECIAL EVENT: Golden Globe Awards 2015

So, yesterday we had the 72nd Golden Globe Awards hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

The girls hosted in their usual irreverent style in a year that marked a strong “girl power” orientated skew in both the speeches and the tone of the night generally, which we loved and say “More, please!”.

Our favourite moments?

This.

These two.

“It’s nice at last that men are getting the recognition they deserve for being good at comedy. You’ve come a long way, baby!”

This man.

“For the record: If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just… it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, ‘You know how to whistle, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’ And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home. But I sure remember “carpe diem” and, ‘Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.’ I never forget that. … And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day. There were millions of people that marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, Je Suis Charlie. Thank you.”

This woman.

“I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about the wealth of roles for powerful women in television lately. And when I look around the room at the women who are in here and I think about the performances that I’ve watched this year, what I see actually are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not; sometimes sexy, sometimes not; sometimes honorable, sometimes not. What I think is new is the wealth of roles for ACTUAL women in television and in film. That’s what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it’s what’s turning me on.”

And this guy … yep, this guy …

“This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated. I cannot f—— believe I won. I want to thank Netflix for their incredible support of this series. Ted (Sarandos), all of you guys have done an incredible job. I have an extraordinary time coming to work every day with brilliant writing from Beau Willimon and his incredible writing staff. An incredible cast … Kate (Mara), Robin (Wright), it’s a joy to come to work with you every day and all of those that I work with every day. The last time that I saw Stanley Kramer — one of the great filmmakers of all time — was at the Motion Picture and Television Home, and I was sitting with him and he was in a wheelchair. He was ill at this time. And, as I was about to leave, I realised that I had never told him what I thought about his work … how much his work had meant to me. And so I said to him, the films you made, the subjects you tackled, the performances you got out of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the face of the Earth, the Oscars you won … your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time. And I didn’t know whether he had really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand, and I looked at his wife, who was across the room, and I sat back down. And he said as clear to me as anything he had ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that. That means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’ And so as I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career, in large measure because of the people in this room, I just want it to be better. I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.”

For those who didn’t get to see the full broadcast, here is a chance to do some catch-up viewing via YouTube below (not our video and so we can’t guarantee the quality or how long it will remain online – just sayin’).  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_JWnS6KHfQ