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  • A casting director’s dream

    February 16, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Casting director Heidi Levitt had to fill more than 60 character roles for “The Artist,” the Oscar-nominated film about a 1920s silent movie star (Jean Dujardin) in Hollywood whose career spirals downward with the advent of sound, just as his protégée (Bérénice Bejo) reaches...

  • Extra Extra: How to get a SAG voucher

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 5, 2008 | 5:16 pm

    So I was sitting in “holding” barely shaded by the hot sun in Long Beach where they were filming the TV show Dexter. I had woken up at 5 a.m. again, very tired, when some guy asks the AD (assistant director), “what’s the secret to getting SAG vouchers?” He’s been working...

  • Too Jewish to Play Myself

    By Annie Korzen

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    People see me as your "typical Jewish woman," and maybe it's true: I've got curly hair, opinions on every subject and I do not go camping. Plus, even after years of speech classes, I still have an identifiable New York nasality in my voice. When I walk into a room, someone always...

  • Reality of Their Own

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Reality TV is nothing new. Since the dawn of television, there have always been unscripted formats and game shows of one kind or another. However, the current incarnation of reality programming -- shows such as "Survivor," "The Bachelor," and "Fear Factor" -- may be the most durable...

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  • Celluloid Heroes

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I haven't given much
    thought to American movie stars in some years, by
    which I mean I've stopped thinking of actors as
    exemplars of national character, representatives of
    "us." My celluloid heroes defy national borders --
    they include Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Denzel
    Washington....