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Walter Bernstein At New York Screening Of "The Front" (1976, New York City, Thursday March 6- Free Seminar

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Hollywood Blacklist, with Screenwriter Walter Bernstein\

When: Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm

Where: The New School, The Auditorium at 66 West 12th St (between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Register: visit www.cencom.org, e-mail info@cencom.org or call (212) 686-5005

In the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out a witch hunt for Communists that led to the creation of the infamous Hollywood blacklist, resulting in 150 directors, actors, writers, and others in the entertainment business, being banned from making a living for over a decade.

Don't miss our screening of The Front, written by Walter Bernstein, who received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay in 1976, and directed by Martin Ritt. Both were victims of the blacklist themselves. The movie takes a comedic look at what happened during this dark period in American History. Screening to be followed by a conversation and Q&A.
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Alfre Woodard makes history with 17 Emmy nods for 16 roles

Alfre Woodard makes history with 17 Emmy nods for 16 roles
This year's Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress nomination for "Steel Magnolias" brings Alfre Woodard's career Emmy tally to an impressive 17 bids. Because these nods are for 16 different roles, Woodard enters Emmy's record book as TV's most versatile performer. Without a doubt, Woodard is one of the industry's favorite actresses. Besides winning four Emmys over her career, she also earned an Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actress, "Cross Creek," 1983) and a Golden Globe (TV Movie/Miniseries Actress, "Miss Evers' Boys," 1997). The fact that she has appeared in six different Emmy races -- including all three Drama categories (lead, supporting, guest), both of the Movie/Miniseries categories (lead, supporting) and one Comedy category (supporting) -- makes Woodard's distinct haul even more impressive. But even though Woodard has amassed a record number of Emm...
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Actors Casting Directors Love: Part 1

Ellen Lewis on Michael ShannonWhen I was asked to write about an actor I love, Michael Shannon immediately jumped into my mind. It probably stems from the fact that I'm from Chicago, where Michael lived and worked for many years.In 1998 Paula Muzik, an agent in Chicago, called to tell me about Michael, who was coming to New York in the play "Killer Joe." There was an intensity and disturbing quality to Michael's performance in "Killer Joe." Combined with his physical presence and dark humor, he slightly frightened you. He was unlike any actor I had seen before, and it was exciting to think about the roles one could try him for.Years later I was casting "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" for Sidney Lumet. Sid's office at the time was at Sound One. Casting for Sidney, as other casting directors can attest, is an amazing experience—and unusual,
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Cheers & Jeers: What's It All About, Alfre?

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Jeers to Memphis Beat for saddling Alfre Woodard with another one-note role.

The 14-time Emmy nominee (she's won four — for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice and the HBO film Miss Evers' Boys) has lately been wasted in throwaway authority-figure parts on subpar shows like Three Rivers and My Own Worst Enemy. TNT's new cop dramedy is no exception, as Woodard's by-the-book boss mostly stands around scowling at Jason Lee's maverick Tennessee detective...

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Welcome to the Theater

Alan Filderman has his own casting company, Alan Filderman Casting. His Broadway credits include the musicals "Once on This Island," "Grey Gardens," and "Marie Christine," and the play "33 Variations," starring Jane Fonda. His Off-Broadway work includes the current Transport Group revival of Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band," "Langston in Harlem," William Finn and James Lapine's "A New Brain," "From the Mississippi Delta," "Sin," "Listen to My Heart," "Here Lies Jenny," "Miss Evers' Boys," Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," "Song of Singapore," Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' "Dessa Rose," "The Sum of Us," and "A Beautiful Thing." He has worked in regional theaters across the United States and on the films "Ice Age," "Broadway Damage," and "Anastasia."Pleasing the GodsThere are no rules. If there were rules, everybody would follow them and everybody would be a star. An actor can come in and audition, and
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A conversation with actor Joe Morton

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Jason Anders/Starlog: So let's talk about your childhood and what it was like to grow up with your father serving as a U.S. army intelligence officer; what was it like for you to spend parts of your childhood in West Germany and Okinawa, how did that impact your life, and do you remember at what point you considered acting a pursuable passion?

Joe Morton: First off, my father was not an intelligence officer. He was a captain in the artillery but, essentially, his job was to integrate the arm forces overseas. We are speaking about the years between 1951 to 1958. That means my father showed up, with my mother and I in tow, to what ever post he was assigned to ... racially unannounced. That time of my life was fiercely strange and difficult. My father was constantly battling his white superior officers as well as the white enlisted
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Guy, Carson, And Lee Star In Miss Evers' Boys At Southwest

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce its production of Miss Evers' Boys by David Feldshuh, directed by Kenny Leon, featuring Jasmine Guy, Tc Carson and Eugene Lee. Performances will take place at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center, March 4 - 21, 2009; performance times vary and are listed on the True Colors website, truecolorstheatre.org. Cast also includes Bart Hansard, Eric Little, Enoch King and E. Roger Mitchell.
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