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Ask Me!: How does direction work?

QUESTION FROM: Annie I was just wondering. Does director tell the actor that in that scene he will come across the room, take a mug with coffe and sit on a couch? Or maybe an actor do it by himself? I mean, does someone tells him what to do or he has to imagine it […]

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Chris Gethard – The Chase is the Thing and the Thing is the Chase

Find 15 minutes to grab a coffee and read this post from UCB staple and comedian-extraordinaire Chris Gethard. It is so worth it. ———- For Chris: I’ve always really wanted to get into acting and/or comedy but I’m terrified of failing at it. How do you get the courage to perform? – Anonymous Here’s a […]

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Kenneth Branagh relied on Sir Laurence Olivier’s advice to play great actor

Linda BarnardMovie Writer Actor-director Kenneth Branagh once turned to theatre legend Sir Laurence Olivier for advice when he was a teenager at drama school and struggling with a role. He was surprised when Olivier replied to his letter and simply advised him, “to have a bash and hope for the best.” Today, Branagh feels the […]

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Sinking her teeth: Olivia Colman on Drama and Comedy

The Daily speaks to Olivia Colman about her meaty ‘Tyrannosaur’ role BY RICH JUZWIAK SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 Like Christmas, Oscar buzz comes earlier every year. One actress who already has tongues wagging is Olivia Colman for her role as Hannah, a battered woman who befriends the arbitrarily rage-filled Joseph (Peter Mullan) in actor Paddy Considine’s […]

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Anecdotes on the job: Where are all the good makeup artists?!?!

This is an actual transcription of a real conversation that happened over a lunch break on a commercial shoot I did recently. At one point this makeup artist told me that she was using techniques she learnt on Kim Kardashian. This all begs the question: Where, oh WHERE, are all the good makeup artists, dammit?!?! […]

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