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In the Casting Chair: Annie Mulhall

1 Feb , 2012 | Written by Donna Sorbello | Posted by:

For all that Rhode Island native Annie Mulhall embraces change, this casting director has gone full circle to become a fixture in her home state, and it appears she is planning on staying.

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In the Casting Chair: Carolyn Pickman

1 Jan , 2012 | Written by Donna Sorbello | Posted by:

Behind every great movie, there are usually great actors. And behind every great actor is the casting director that put them in that role. In this new series, we take a look at New England’s casting directors: how they got where they are, and what they’re looking for in an actor.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Background Actor

30 Jun , 2011 | Written by K. Correia | Posted by:

Boston Casting Inc., the leading casting director in New England, provides insights into the etiquette of being a Background Actor.

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Acting | Interviews | Local Industry | Massachusetts

Act Now: Actor Chuck Slavin Champions Local Filmmaking

5 Jun , 2011 | Written by Michele Meek | Posted by:

Local actor Chuck Slavin takes matters into his own hands as an activist to sustain the local film industry. As founder of New England Talent & Crew and the man behind the monthly Filmmaker Shindig meetings, Slavin has a mantra: film tax credits bring jobs and money to our region.

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Acting | How to Be a... | How To's

Extra, Extra: How to Become a Background Actor

31 May , 2011 | Written by K. Correia | Posted by:

With film and television crews descending on the region this summer, locals are finding they’ve been bitten by the acting bug. But what exactly is a 'background actor'? Learn what it takes to become an extra -- union or non-union.

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Industry News – May 2011

30 Apr , 2011 | Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

Cameras are rolling this month as a feature and a web series begin production, and there are plenty of finished films to take in via festivals across New England. Read on for opportunities, industry buzz and happenings in the local industry. To submit news, email news@newenglandfilm.com.

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Acting | Film Analysis | Filmmaking | Interviews | Local Industry | Massachusetts | New England | Reports | Screenwriting

The Who, the Whereuntofore, and The Why

31 May , 2010 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

The principal players not meeting until the day before production, The Why epitomizes the new type of collaboration in independent filmmaking.

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Acting | Local Industry | Reports

To Pay or Not to Pay: The Debate over Casting Fees

1 Feb , 2010 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

When Mullen/Kalivoda Casting (M/K Casting), an established Florida-based company arrived in Boston a few months ago, they never anticipated the mini-firestorm of debate that greeted them. At the center of the debate was a $25 fee that M/K Casting was charging at the open calls they were holding. NewEnglandFilm.com talks to them and several other casting directors across the country to help gain insight into what actors should look for when registering with a casting company.

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The Restaurant: Tasty, Talented, and Local

1 Dec , 2009 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

Filmmakers Bobby Scali and Ted Sherman unveil their short film featuring the talents of 40 local SAG actors.

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Acting | Filmmaking | Interviews | Massachusetts | New England

Not Just Pulling Stunts: Leo Kei Angelos Charts His Course from Stunt Coordinator to Writer/Director

30 Sep , 2009 | Written by Kerry O’Donnell | Posted by:

From Vietnam to the United States, and from stunt coordinator to writer/director, Leo Kei Angelos charts how he has made it so far so fast.

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