Become a Star Through Casting Call Auditions for Reality TV by Antony Maina Have you ever wanted to audition and become famous? Well then, this is the right article for you to read. Casting call auditions are scheduled nearly every single day for a variety of programs. Most people at some point in their lives, especially when they are young, aspire to be actors or actresses. It is a dream job to many that becomes a reality for very few. Sheer hard work and dedication is what it takes to make it in the filming industry. All Casting Calls: An In-Depth Look by Antony Maina The success or failure of all casting calls depends on the impression made. The casting agents want to see someone who is confident in himself or herself, yet are simultaneously able to take on an entirely new identity. At a call, you want to represent yourself as such. If you are a canvas on which the layers of your character are to be built, your clothing, shoes and accessories should reflect this. Extra! Extra! Life As a Movie Extra in New Mexico by Michael McGuerty Have you ever wanted to be a movie extra in a Hollywood movie production? Did you know that Hollywood has moved to New Mexico? What are the motivations and advantages to becoming a movie extra? Is it for the fame, the fortune, the departure from the everyday life routine, the extended family bond you find among other fellow movie extras, or for the great stories you'll tell for years to come. Discover what life as a movie extra is like in the state of New Mexico. Key Places Where "The Hunger Games" Filming Occurred Near Asheville, NC by Sandy McLeod The new movie, The Hunger Games, was filmed in wilderness areas around Asheville, NC such as Dupont State Recreational Area, near Craggy Mountain, and close to Coleman Boundary road in Barnardsville. This article gives an overview of filming locations. Best Films of 2010 by James Hallon If you are looking for some great films to watch, then don't worry as this article on some of the best films of 2010 will have you enjoying a great film in no time. These films come from a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone. Movie Review: Bully (2012) (Not Rated) by Chris Pandolfi The documentary Bully opens with footage of David Long of Murray County, Georgia watching home video footage of his son, Tyler. Initially, David claims, Tyler was a bright and vibrant little boy. But as he grew older, something in him changed. He became more and more withdrawn from other kids his age, preferring to be alone. Gradually, David and his wife, Tina, became aware that he was being picked on in school. In all likelihood, they didn't know the full extent of their son's physical and emotional torment until after he committed suicide in October of 2009. He was only seventeen years old. "If there is a heaven," says David, bravely keeping his emotions in check, "I know that Tyler's there. What keeps me going is the blind faith that I'll see him again. That, and my wife and my other kids." The Longs take action, organizing a town-hall meeting to address the ways in which the school system failed to protect their son. AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers by Kit Gillson The American Film Institute celebrated the most heartwarming movies of all time. In this top 10, you'll find your favorites. Come along for a look back. Horse Racing Show Is Out of 'Luck' by John I Byrnes A comparison of the horse deaths that lead to the canceling of HBO's drama Luck with the fatality statistics of horse racing as a whole. Also a commentary on the politics of PETA. 5 Green Movies to Watch on Earth Day by Paul B Murray Earth Day is almost here. Celebrate the planet you love and enjoy special time with family or friends by watching one of these green movies. Observe Decorum at Casting Calls For Movies by Anthony E Maina When you get casting calls for movies after submitting your profile, you may be scared and nervous as to what to expect. If this is your first movie audition, you may even be discouraged into not going because of all your fears. Well, before you miss out on your shot at stardom, you should know what to expect so you do not go in without a clue. Finding Information on Casting Calls for Movies by Nelson D Shirima In the past, people usually waited for their agents to call first and inform them on upcoming casting calls for movies. However, this has recently changed due to technological advancements, mainly the internet. The internet has made searching acting casting calls much simple. Anyone interested in being part of a movie or acting industry can now access thousands of TV and movie auditions listed in numerous websites. What's The Secret Of Movie Casting? by Anthony E Maina Movie casting is a long and difficult procedure for those involved in the casting. Performers are not hired by the production company; instead, they are hired by the casting company that works for the production company. There are two types of casting directors for every audition, the principal casting director and background casting director. Each has their own specific duties. The principal casting director fills all of the speaking roles, while the background casting director fills the non-speaking roles, also known as the movie extras. The Trophy Case - Classic LDS Film by Trent Bowen The Trophy Case was a film produced by the LDS church through the Brigham Young University films department in the year 1980. The movie is about 26 minutes in length. This film begins with a teenage boy who gets into a lot of trouble with the law while with some friends on night. Although it appears that the boy has it all, the truth is that he does not. The boy is a very popular, very talented athlete who has won many awards at his local high school. His father has dedicated a whole room to the trophies he has acquired. Though the boy still feels that something is missing. French Cinema - A Short Introduction by Mark Kroon A short introduction to the Cinema of France. Here you can read about how it all started to where it is now. From French directors to French movies. Movie Agent Vinod: Gripping Espionage Thriller! by Chinmay Chakravarty Indian movie hero Saif Ali Khan's most ambitious movie 'Agent Vinod'-the title borrowed from the spy flick made in 1977-- got released all over on March 23, 2012. The movie till its second week was not declared a hit and its business was not overwhelming. It had earned quite a few bad reviews and caustic comments from Indian movie goers. Ads by Google Samsung Galaxy Y Duos www.samsung.com/GalaxyYDuos Hybrid Dual SIM With Full Touch Andriod. Get it Now! Tithing Ebook, Notes, Mp3 www.pastoralhelps.com/tithe/ How to Increase Tithing for Church. What Happens When People Tithe? Maya Dynamics Training www.vfxlearning.com With Luis Pages FX Artist on Avatar Level 1 & 2 starting on April 14th Max Channels, Max Benefit www.videocond2h.com Max 333 Channels and Services. Get Videocon d2h @ just Rs 1590 Your House Could Star in a Movie by Kit Gillson Could your house be used in a movie? Production teams might feature your house in the filming of a movie or TV show. Then they'll return your house to its original condition. Make your house a star! Top Ten Kung Fu Movies Of All Time - What Do You Think? by Robert S Franks This is a list of the top ten kung fu movies of all time. This top ten kung fu movie list includes karate, and martial arts, from Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan to Billy Jack and the Karate Kid. Each of these films has a special place in martial arts history. Fearless, with Jet Li is considered one of the best representations of classic Kung Fu. What are your top ten kung fu movies? Comic Book Review - Has Hollywood Destroyed Comics or Brought Them New Life? by Tom L Coad Over the past decade (if not longer) we have seen so many of our most favourite comic book characters come to the big screen. But what have they done to improve them? In the begging the most loved DC and Marvel characters were ruined (for most anyway). But what about now; with the long awaited Avengers out in Cinema's later this year are we excited on the new arrival of comic heroes to centre stage or are we placing our heads into our hands at the fact another beloved character has been destroyed. Worthy to Stand - Classic LDS Film by Trent Bowen The film Worthy to Stand will be remembered by LDS church members, who watched it back in the 1980s, as the film that had Mike Farrell from the hit television series MASH. Mike Farrell despite popular rumors within the LDS faith, is not a member of the LDS church. Mike Farrell played an elder quorum president who is trying to help a well meaning home teacher in his district to see the value of his home teaching. This home teacher is a lawyer and has very little time for anything but his work, he feels like his efforts to visit the families are worthless and so he decides to ask for a release as a home teacher. Movie Review of The Hunger Games by Crista White Unless you've been living on the remote outskirts of civilization, you've undoubtedly been seeing and/or hearing coverage about the latest best-selling book turned movie, "The Hunger Games". As someone who, on the advice of a good friend, read the entire trilogy and who looked forward with some hesitation to the film adaptation, allow me to tell you if they made a successful jump from page to screen. Interesting Little Known Steadicam Shots in Film History by Justin John Woods When filmmakers, film students and film fans talk about famous and memorable steadicam shots, there is a narrow list of shots that always come up, like for example the Copacabana shot in "Goodfellas", the chase sequence of "Carlito's Way" or the title fight shot of "Raging Bull". But now the steadicam has been used in movies for more than 30 years and directors have been getting better in incorporating it as a storytelling tool in a more subtle and artistic way. Here we take a look at 10 less talked about steadicam shots that are however very interesting either for... Movie Review - Wrath of the Titans (2012) (PG-13) by Chris Pandolfi I think what I appreciated most about Wrath of the Titans is that, unlike its 2010 predecessor, I wasn't forced into making comparisons between versions. Clash of the Titans was, of course, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. Many people thought I was insane for liking that film. Many more were angry that I had the gall to say the remake was better than the original. As much as I don't like to fan flames, there's really no getting around this: It was better. It utilized actors capable of real acting, thereby giving performances that were decent. Its plot, while silly, was vastly more entertaining. And there's absolutely no convincing me that Ray Harryhausen's crude, amateurish claymation effects can even remotely hold a candle to the slick, smooth CGI available to us today. The 1981 film was thirty years too early. Movie Review - Mirror Mirror (2012) (PG) by Chris Pandolfi Mirror Mirror reinterprets the Snow White legend as a whimsical, lighthearted comedy appropriate for the whole family. Some will inevitably be turned off by this approach, but I found it to be quite pleasant and entertaining. It certainly is easy on the eyes; directed by Tarsem Singh, known for his beautifully offbeat visuals, the film is a triumph of art direction, set decoration, and costume design. The latter is especially prominent. All of the characters are adorned in bold and colorful garments, some flowing and beautiful, others unique and eccentric, all strangely and unexplainably organic-looking. Costume designer Eiko Ishioka, who died in January at the age of seventy-three, may be deserving of a posthumous Academy Award nomination for her efforts. This Dumb Thug Is a Really Nice Guy by Chris Pandolfi There is nothing innately entertaining to me about two men beating each other to bloody pulps in a hockey rink. Although Goon contains numerous scenes depicting icy carnage, violence is not what it's really about, and for that, I'm extremely grateful. If you want to break it down into essentials, it's a quirky, darkly funny story about finding your place in the world and the value of fidelity. That this comes through in a film where the actors use foul language and obscene gestures as if being paid by the minute is nothing short of miraculous. And I don't think too many filmmakers would have the nerve to highlight scenes of blood spraying and teeth flying with passages from "Nessun Dorma." Of course, the aria is about the prospect of victory, which is appropriate for this story. Movie Review - Intruders (2012) (R) by Chris Pandolfi The perpetually frightening atmosphere of Intruders is continuously challenged and ultimately defeated by a confusing structure, gaps in logic, and a twist ending that raises more questions than it answers. Before we know the real secret of the film, we must blindly work our way through a plot that repeatedly blurs the line between reality, dreamscape, and pure fantasy. When the secret is revealed, we're somewhat disillusioned, as it forces us to reprocess the entire film and come to the conclusion that it could not have unfolded the way it did. That's assuming, of course, that I didn't miss something along the way, which is certainly possible given the difficulty I had sorting through facts, characters, and events. What really eats away at me is that, short of me issuing a spoiler warning, I can't be any more specific than that. Dream Big - Classic LDS Film by Trent Bowen Dream Big was a film produced for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio in the year 1987. This film begins with a team of little league football players playing in a scrimmage game. The host of this film is none other than the legendary quarterback Bart Starr. Bart Starr played for the Green Bay Packers and helped lead his team to win the first Super Bowl. From American Expatriate in China To Hollywood Movie Deal - With Alan Paul, Author of Big In China by Elizabeth Shim Moving to China with a job waiting for you around the corner is one of the more familiar routes to take as a newly arrived expatriate, but what happens when you leave home with not so much of a salary guarantee but a sense of adventure? And what kind of willpower does it take to start a cross-cultural blues band that tours China, and later honored as 2008's Best Band in Beijing? Movie Review: Wrath of the Titans (2012) by Joel Massie In an attempt to outdo 2010's Clash of the Titans, the sequel Wrath of the Titans introduces larger, more insidious foes for the noble warriors to battle. Yet the bigger the monsters get, the smaller the story becomes. Wrath presents an overly simplistic, straightforward plot that rarely utilizes its potential for awe, trading a few moments of impressive special effects for genuine adventure. Movie Review: Mirror Mirror (2012) by Joel Massie "A little too much" sums up the entirety of Tarsem Singh's whimsical fairy tale Mirror Mirror. From the lavish costume designs and bizarre CG creations to the over-the-top acting and points of monumental silliness, the latest reimagining of the Snow White fable confronts its zenith in every facet and intrepidly breaches it. The film's inability to show restraint in its slapstick visuals and madcap gags causes a predictable repetition of puerility. The Church in Action - Classic LDS Films by Trent Bowen Back in the 1970s and early 1980s the LDS church produced a series of films called The Church in Action. These films were produced on a yearly basis, by BYU. The narrator was Rex L. Campbell a professor at the University of Utah and former broadcaster for KSL radio, a station owned by the LDS church. Rex passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 79. These films were each about 22 minutes long, each film showed the significant events that happened in the LDS church during those years.