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  • VIDEO: Orit’s Adventures in Hollywood: Extra, extra—view all about it

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 26, 2008 | 7:07 pm

    My initiation into Hollywood has begun—in downtown LA where I booked my first acting gig as an “extra” for a Fox TV pilot.

    It was a 12-hour shoot, consisting mostly of walking up and down an office set looking busy.

    I met a nice man named Kurt (aka EZ), an aspiring filmmaker, who I was privileged to commission as my personal cinematographer for the day.

     

  • Not-So-Nice Jewish Boy

    By Jonathan Kesselman

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli producers came to America to audition Jewish men to star in "Nice Jewish Boy," their upcoming Bachelor-type reality show, I decided to throw my hat in the ring. After all, who better than me -- a commitment-phobic, ardently secular, anxious, heavily medicated, pale glass...

  • ‘Raising’ the Bar on Teen Comedies

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Peter Sollett's ebullient romantic comedy, "Raising Victor Vargas," about Hispanic teens in the East Village, began as a short film about, well, himself.

    While tackling his NYU thesis film five years ago, Sollett imagined a semiautobiographical piece about a "10- to 13-year-old...