The two actors will be recognized at the 35th annual Artios Awards in New York City and Los Angeles. The Casting Society of America will honor Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis as well as Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Audra McDonald at its 35th annual Artios Awards on Jan. 30 in Los Angeles, New York City and London. Davis will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the LA ceremony, named after the American casting director who cast Davis in her feature film debut, Tootsie. Davis won an Oscar for her role in The Accidental Tourist and was nominated for her role in Thelma & Louise. She's been nominated for Golden Globes for her roles in A League of Their Own and Thelma & Louise, winning for her role on the small screen in Commander in Chief. As part of her advocacy for women, Davis began the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and launched the Bentonville Film Festival. "Geena has shaped a remarkable career for herself, not only as an … [Read more...] about Casting Society of America to Honor Geena Davis and Audra McDonald
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The Casting Society of America said Thursday that Geena Davis will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement and Audra McDonald will be honored with the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award at the 35th annual Artios Awards, set for January 30, 2020. The annual awards honoring casting directors in more than 20 categories across film, TV and theater will be bestowed at ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. The Oscar-winning Davis, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, will receive the award at the CAS’ Los Angeles ceremony. It was Stalmaster who cast Davis in her first film Tootsie. McDonald, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner, will receive her honor which goes to “individuals who have made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors.” Related Story Jason Momoa Netflix Film 'Sweet Girl' Adds Cast “In a year that saw great strides in … [Read more...] about Artios Awards To Honor Geena Davis, Audra McDonald & More
When Warner Bros. announced their full DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) slate, the last movie on their release calendar was Green Lantern Corps., which hits theaters June 19, 2020. As of now, the studio hasn't announced any cast members, a screenwriter or director. But with more than four years left until this movie hits theaters, there is still plenty of time to find the right creative team. That hasn't stopped a slew of rumors from surfacing, and today we have another unconfirmed report claiming that there will actually be three different Green Lantern characters in this movie. There has long been speculation that Green Lantern Corps. will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart from the comics, who are both Earth-bound characters, along with several Green Lanterns from various parts of the galaxy. Today's report from Latino-Review claims there will be another Earth-based Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. This report also claims that the studio is seeking an actor within the same age range … [Read more...] about Green Lantern Corps Features an Unexpected Earth Lantern?
The world is just, quite simply, not nearly as funny a place now as it was just a few hours ago, before the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams. For nearly 40 years, the man kept us in stitches in ways only he could, with an impeccable delivery and an unmistakable charm that is often mimicked but never equaled. As the world mourns this comedy legend, we take a look back at our 16 favorite Robin Williams performances, some in classics that are beloved the world over, and some in overlooked and/or underrated gems that deserve to be noticed. 1 Popeye (1980) While some actors spend years paying their dues in thankless guest starring or supporting roles on film and TV, it didn't take Robin Williams long to find a foothold in Hollywood. His appearance as the alien Mork on one episode of Happy Days was so popular it lead to the Mork & Mindy spin-off series in 1978. Just two years later, the beloved actor landed his first feature leading role in Popeye, alongside … [Read more...] about 16 Robin Williams Movies That Defined His Legendary Career
Entering Tinder’s modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it’s not clear you’re entering the headquarters of an app with a billion-dollar-plus valuation. But a few floors up, beyond a security guard – “We’ve had a ton of people come off the street and try to get jobs,” says one Tinder VP – a cavernous industrial space spreads over a stunning view of L.A., with only one office with a closing door. That’s for the CEO, Sean Rad, a slender 28-year-old with sorrowful brown eyes and an earnest manner, who today is in a gray shirt, slim jeans and white Converse high-tops. Only two years old, Tinder has upended the way single people connect. It’s the first matchmaking app to hook deeply into our culture: creating a flirt scene between athletes at the Olympics, importing randiness to Coachella (traffic on Tinder spikes during big festivals) and spawning knockoffs like a … [Read more...] about Inside Tinder’s Hookup Factory