Understudies Step Into the Spotlight in a New Web Series

In a world where a major Broadway revival of “cat on a Hot Tin Roof” included a ghost version of Skipper during previews, could a mash-up of “Twilight” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” really be that outlandish? At least, that’s the premise of new Web series “Understudies,” which follows “professional actor” Astoria Bagg as she first lands the understudy gig for Holly Golightly in "Twilight at Tiffany's" and then proceeds into rehearsals for vampire movement. Created and written by Elisabeth Gray—who actually did understudy Holly Golightly earlier this year during the Broadway run of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”—and Daniel Zimbler, the cast includes Tony nominee Alison Fraser as Astoria’s Tony winner mother, Aaron Costa Ganis (one of Backstage’s 30 on the verge last year) as Astoria’s fellow understudy, and Neil D’Astolfo as Astoria’s agent. With the first three episodes completed, the team is
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Tina Alexis Allen...Got the Part

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For Tina Alexis Allen, the road to "In Masks Outrageous and Austere" was long and winding, and it really paid to keep her eyes on Back Stage.Allen first auditioned for Tennessee Williams' final full-length play three years ago, when an acting coach who was one of the original producers on the project recommended her. "I had heard that they were in development on it, so I got an audition and then was told I had a callback," she says. But the production was delayed, and she moved on to other projects. Then this February, she came across a casting notice for "Masks" in Back Stage. "It resurfaced, so of course I reached out to make sure my callback was still valid after three years," she laughs.At that point they were seeking understudies. Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser had already been cast, and Allen was brought in to read for a.
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First Look at Demi Moore's Daughter in 'Love, Loss' Unleashed

Rumer Willis is currently starring in an Off-Broadway show after she was attached to join a star-studded play; "Love, Loss, and What I Wore", earlier this March. Just Jared has posted "first look" pictures of her participation in the show with the other current cast of the play.

Daughter of Hollywood senior stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore was all smiles when performing in her premiere show on March 23. She is acting alongside Donna McKechnie, Fredi Walker, Sonia Manzano, and Annie Starke from March 23 to April 24 at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan, New York City.

Beside Rumer, many actresses are lining up to take part in the play, there are "Two and a Half Men" star Conchata Ferrell, American socialite Marla Maples, supermodel Emme, "American Heiress" actress AnnaLynne McCord, and two-time Tony Awards nominee Alison Fraser. Ferrell and McCord were set for the May cast (April 27 until May 29), Emme will
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Movie News: Telefilm Canada's Partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival

From a press release

Vancouver, September 18, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is announcing its support of the 28th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival (Viff), taking place October 1 to 16, 2009. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Telefilm’s partnership with Viff and of Telefilm’s Western Regional Office in Vancouver, established in 1984. A total of 17 Telefilm-financed films are being screened at Viff this year.

“Telefilm Canada’s Western Regional Office opened its doors 25 years ago, and from the very beginning the Vancouver International Film Festival has been an important partner in developing Western Canadian talent and in building Canadian audiences for Canadian films,” said Sheila de La Varende, Director, International and National Business Development, Telefilm Canada. “A rich programme of Canadian films is on offer again this year, a testament to the diversity of our cinema. Women filmmakers are prominent in this year’s line-up, with Canadian directors such as Sherry White
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