Acting

Let the CRA help you get ready for your close-up!

February 28, 2015
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Editors note: This article was prepared by the Canada Revenue Agency. From Robert Pattinson vamping it up on the Vancouver set of Twilight, to Catherine Zeta-Jones showcasing her best jazz hands on Toronto’s Chicago soundstage, to the remote Newfoundland backdrop punctuating Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of a columnist in The Shipping News, some of Hollywood’s biggest […]

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The Importance of Equality

March 11, 2013
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I’m sure as you probably knew last Friday was International Women’s Day, a day when we remember the fact that it’s the responsibility for all of us to advocate and show equal respect to women in our personal and professional lives.  The film & TV industry is one of those places where there is still […]

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Background Performer update from Background Agents and UBCP

March 4, 2013
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I’ve talked to many actors and those in the industry who work with actors who don’t know much about what’s been happening lately. It seems to be kinda hidden, to some.  From the actors I’ve talked to, it seems as if those who are represented by a background agent, or are a UBCP member will […]

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Week in Review | Feb 25 2013

February 25, 2013
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I didn’t watch the Oscars last night. Did you? All the buzz I was getting through Twitter and friends early in the night surrounded two key topics: “Are we watching the Oscars or the Tony Awards?” and “Seth MacFarlane is sexist .” But by the time the end of the night hit, I was glad […]

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Interview with Claire Danes, Emmy Rossum, January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick and Mireille Enos

September 17, 2012
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A compelling interview with six established dramatic actresses: Claire Danes (Homeland, Romeo + Juliet), Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), and Mireille Enos (The Killing, Big Love).

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Spotlight Interview with Casting Director, Tiffany Mak

November 23, 2011
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The lovely and talented Ms. Tiffany Mak was born in “Winterpeg”, Manitoba and moved to Vancouver in 1998. She achieved a degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and planned to pursue a career as a lawyer. Even though Criminology doesn’t seem to have anything in common with casting, she says it’s helped her a […]

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Casting Director, Stuart Aikins on Directing Asymmetry

October 21, 2011
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Many of you know Stuart Aikins as the Emmy nominated and Casting Society of America Award winning Casting Director who is busy with many Film & TV productions that come to Vancouver. What you may not know is that he has a MFA in Directing and a faculty member at Capilano University’s theatre department. Stuart […]

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Spotlight Interview: Mother of young actor, Julia Stone

September 30, 2011
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Last week we featured the spotlight interview with 12 year old actor Julia Stone who stared in the feature film, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.  We are continuing the interview but now with Julia’s mother, Sue Chappel, about the reality of parenting a young film actor. How did you feel about Julia getting […]

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