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  • News from Ivan Abreu

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    by Ivan Abreu As the year is drawing to an end,  I would like to share some of the professional projects I recently did and take this opportunity to thank those of you I collaborated with.   Documentary Film ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ is a new short documentary film by Robert Godden (Rights Exposure)  […]

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  • Getting An Acting Role in Hong Kong – by Nicky Cheung (IAFT HK student)

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    by Nicky Cheung How does an actor get an acting job in Hong Kong?  First of all, you’ll need a comp card, which is your business card. It is a 148 mm x 210 mm card that typically includes one headshot and four other active shots, showing the range of your personality and casting type. At […]

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  • DIRECTOR ISAAC FLORENTINE – Industry Interview

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    by Michael Chasin   Isaac Florentine has successfully paired his passions for the martial arts—and film—having become a legendary director of martial arts/action films. Mr. Florentine has worked with a diverse group of actors including Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Dolph Lundgrend, Jean-Claude Van Damme , James Brolin, Antonino Sabato Jr., Amy Smart and Scott Adkins, […]

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  • INDUSTRY INTERVIEW – Casting Director Lori S. Wyman, CSA

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    by Michael Chasin “More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting.” – Martin Scorsese. Casting Director Lori S. Wyman’s vast and impressive credits include TV’s Miami Vice, The Glades, and Burn Notice – the films Dolphin Tale, Striptease, and Hoot, Florida casting for Ali, Up in the Air, Speed 2, and […]

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  • ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY BARRY CHASE – Industry Interview

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    by Michael Chasin   Fresh Harvard Law School grad Barry Chase found himself a witness to history – in the courtroom as Vice President Spiro Agnew pled nolo contendere and resigned his office. Since then, Mr. Chase has gone on to represent media giants such as CBS, Time, and PBS, where he subsequently served as […]

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  • BROOKLYN – Review

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    by Michael Chasin Brooklyn—is about the promise—of more. Young Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) lives a small life in a small town in 1950’s Ireland. She is a shop girl who dreams of being a bookkeeper—if not an accountant—while living with her sister and mother. With the support of her sister, Eilis immigrates to Brooklyn for a […]

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  • WILLIAM SCHALLERT

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    Character actors are such an invaluable breed. You should know the term character actor. It refers to those actors, both male and female, who aren’t playing the lead. They’re playing supporting characters in the story. Could be a character with a lot of lines or somebody with just one or two lines. They don’t have […]

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  • EYE IN THE SKY – Review

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    by Michael Chasin   Great films—are entertaining—exist on multiple levels—and provoke thought. Eye in the Sky takes on this challenge. After years on the hunt for a terrorist, British Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) finally has him—and his British-national wife—in her sights—in Kenya. Working with a multi-national task force of American drone pilots and Kenyans […]

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  • SICARIO vs BLACK MASS – Review, Part 2

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    Part 1, posted on Monday, 4/25, focused on Sicario.   BLACK MASS, which also came out last year, is a crime thriller cut from the same cloth as Sicario, but it’s the opposite in delivery. It’s well made. The performances are all first rate. And the cinematography is superb, by Masanobu Takanayagi, who also did […]

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  • SICARIO vs BLACK MASS – Review, Part 1

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    No question. SICARIO is one of the best films of 2015. The raw and relentless direction of Denis Villeneuve, coupled with Roger Deakins’ framing and the indelible music of Jóhann Jóhannsson. All to underscore the progression through brutality of the three standout central characters, complex people at the pinnacle of the story, immersed in a […]

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