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28 Reasons Kids Are Awesome - Scary Mommy

kids-are-awesome. 1. They make friends fast. “Do you want to play?” That's it. As adults, it's much more difficult to form a relationship so quickly. Unless you are in a bar at closing time. 2. They don't hold grudges.
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Shirley Temple's passing points the spotlight today to children and why they're wonderful.  Here's a delightful post that does just that.

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Under Milk Wood

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Directed by Sara Sugarman, starring Kate Burton, Laura Evans, John Francis, Jason Hughes, Chris Monger, and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) ) Honoring the 100th anniversary of author Dylan Thomas’ birth, this landmark production of Under Milk Wood...
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Good way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of poet Dylan Thomas' birth!

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Oscar Buzz Builds At Toronto Film Fest - NPR

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Oscar Buzz Builds At Toronto Film Fest
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The biggest film festival in North America is in full swing.
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'Stand by Me,' 'The Karate Kid' and more special movie screenings this week in ... - San Bernardino Sun

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'Stand by Me,' 'The Karate Kid' and more special movie screenings this week in ...
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School's out and it's time for adventures, falling in love and a crime or two — at least for teens in movies.
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What a fantastic film festival!  Great films from youth.  Good excuse to go to San Bernardino.

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Film Review: 'Cut Bank' - Variety (blog)

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Film Review: 'Cut Bank'
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Watching an estimable quintet of character actors do their thing is the chief pleasure of “Cut Bank,” a largely routine thriller dressed up as a quirky small-town morality play.
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Another good review for Bruce Dern.  (This is a really nice still from the film.)  Congrats to director Matt Shakman.

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How Old is Too Old to Start an Acting Career - Acting in London

How Old is Too Old to Start an Acting Career - Acting in London | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Many actors at an older age believe they are too old to start an acting career. But is there such a thing as being too old to act? Let's talk about it.

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Great topic!

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The question of how old is it too old to start an acting career gets answered

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Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

They roamed the earth as unknowns, before their big breaks. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 acting debut...
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Interesting to look back, isn't it?

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Audra McDonald makes Tony history, Cranston wins acting prize - Reuters

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Fox News Audra McDonald makes Tony history, Cranston wins acting prize Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Audra McDonald made Broadway history on Sunday, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and Bryan...
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Bravo to all new Tony winners!

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Cannes Film Festival: Director Asia Argento on Giving Up Acting - New York Times (blog)

Cannes Film Festival: Director Asia Argento on Giving Up Acting - New York Times (blog) | Acting Training | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Cannes Film Festival: Director Asia Argento on Giving Up Acting New York Times (blog) Set in the 1980s, it centers on a 9-year-old, Aria (Giulia Salerno), the underloved daughter of two monstrous narcissists, an actor (Gabriel...

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Today's Spotlight on Female Filmmakers:  Asia Argento.  Her film, "Misunderstood" features modern favorite Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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Rodriguez Rocks The Greek Theatre | KTLA 5

Rodriguez Rocks The Greek Theatre | KTLA 5 | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Oscar winning film 'Searching for Sugarman' Rodriguez played to a packed house at The Greek tonight. Doug Kolk talked to Rodriguez himself right before he hit the stage.
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Way to go, Rodriguez!

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One of Ireland's most popular Actor's Brian Carroll - Examiner.com

One of Ireland's most popular Actor's Brian Carroll - Examiner.com | Acting Training | Scoop.it
One of Ireland's most popular Actor's Brian Carroll Examiner.com My third part of acting training was at Theatre of Arts Acting School in Hollywood where I also learned Meisner& Chekhov, Stage Combat, Fencing, Classical Scene Study and also...
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California's Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Cleared By Assembly - Deadline

California's Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Cleared By Assembly - Deadline | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Production is flowing out of the home of Hollywood as politicians seek to expand California's 5-year old $100 million Film and TV tax credit program. Next week, new applicants will be picked by lottery for the upcoming year.
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Theater review: Ensemble Theatre's 'Voodoo Macbeth' misses performance mark - The Morning Journal

Theater review: Ensemble Theatre's 'Voodoo Macbeth' misses performance mark - The Morning Journal | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Theater review: Ensemble Theatre's 'Voodoo Macbeth' misses performance mark
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During the great depression of the 1930s, the U.S. government attempted to stir up the economy by creating various works projects.
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Sometimes we learn things from not-so-great reviews.  Interesting background about the Federal Theatre Project and Orson Welles directing the famous "Voodoo MacBeth" when he was only 20!  Unbelievable.

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Scratch an Actor - The Weekly Standard

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Scratch an Actor The Weekly Standard In the annals of villainy, Laurence Olivier's portrayal of Richard III holds a special place: In the 1955 film version of Shakespeare's play, Olivier's Richard brims with malevolent energy, all the more lethal...
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Today's Most Entertaining Read for Actors....

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The Theory of Everything review: Hawking's story packs powerful punch - The Guardian

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The Theory of Everything review: Hawking's story packs powerful punch
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On Sunday it was the turn of Eddie Redmayne, appearing as Stephen Hawking in a film based on a memoir written by the physicist's first wife, Jane.
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Looks like this could be an interesting performance.  Has anyone seen it?

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The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Venice Film Festival - Indie Wire (blog)

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The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Venice Film Festival
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The accepted wisdom among Venice Film Festival attendees was that this year's lineup was not one for the ages.
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Shah Rukh Khan: My entire childhood was spent in the laps of India's finest actors - Times of India

Shah Rukh Khan: My entire childhood was spent in the laps of India's finest actors - Times of India | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Times of India Shah Rukh Khan: My entire childhood was spent in the laps of India's finest actors Times of India The fact that in theatre an actor stands bare, performing live in front of an audience, makes it the toughest form of acting as it...
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"In theatre, just like in life, there are no retakes."   

Interesting interview with Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan.

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The Broadway.com Show 6/18/14 - Theatre News on "Hedwig," James Franco and More

The weekly news program written by and starring the editorial staff of Broadway.com! This week, theater news featuring Andrew Rannells replacing Neil Patrick Harris in "Hedwig and the Angry...
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A little theatre news today.

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Stella Adler Studio of Acting: An Inside Look

(www.stellaadler.com) Since 1949, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting has trained some of the most important American actors in New York City with a world-clas...
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One of the greatest acting teachers, Stella Adler.

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The 25 Best Drama Schools in 2014 - Hollywood Reporter

The 25 Best Drama Schools in 2014 - Hollywood Reporter | Acting Training | Scoop.it
"Booking a movie before graduation that leads to an Academy Award is obviously anomalous," says Yale School of Drama dean James Bundy, "but every acting graduate in the past 10 years has acquired an agent within a month." Nyong'o had YSD ...
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Good list.

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Acting teaches you empathy: Gopal Barot - Times of India

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Acting teaches you empathy: Gopal Barot
Times of India
He has spent seven years in the Gujarati showbiz industry and 26 year old actor Gopal Barot has enjoyed every bit of it.
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Acting teaches empathy.  And encourages you to find your own personal style. 

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Griffin Dunne rediscovers acting after directing - Los Angeles Times

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Griffin Dunne rediscovers acting after directing
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The actor-director-producer's daughter Hannah, now 24, had moved out. His father, former Hollywood producer turned bestselling writer Dominick Dunne, had recently died.

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 So memorable in "After Hours."

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How 'The Fault in Our Stars' became a cult sensation - New York Post

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How 'The Fault in Our Stars' became a cult sensation
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As word spread through the theater that one of the actors from the film had entered the building, shrieks shook the room. In all directions, teenage girls ...
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"Befuddling phenomenon."

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Tonys Actor Roundtable: 6 Male Broadway Stars on Crazy Auditions, Rapid ... - Hollywood Reporter

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Tonys Actor Roundtable: 6 Male Broadway Stars on Crazy Auditions, Rapid ...
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Wonderful video for a Sunday!  Check out the first segment especially -- each Tony nominee recounts what made him decide to become an actor.  Good stuff!!

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Nikki Reed's Film 'Think Normal' To Show At LA Film Festival in July ...

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“Excited to announce that my film 'Think Normal' will be premiering at this years Los Angeles Film Festival as a part of the 'Power of Women' series!” Nikki excitedly tweeted the news. She continued, “My directorial debut is ...
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Theater review: Cleveland Public Theatre's excellent 'Ancestra' examines fight ... - The Morning Journal

Theater review: Cleveland Public Theatre's excellent 'Ancestra' examines fight ... - The Morning Journal | Acting Training | Scoop.it
Theater review: Cleveland Public Theatre's excellent 'Ancestra' examines fight ...
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... examines fight for women's equality. Cleveland Public Theatre.
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From our friends in Cleveland...

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