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Bill Stanitsas

President

Bill has been working in the entertainment industry since he was a teenager. He started his acting in Boston at age 15. A few years later he moved to Los Angeles California to pursue his passion. While working as an actor in Hollywood he also began writing which led him to start producing and directing his own productions. The last couple years before moving back to Boston, he started working as an acting coach. Actors really loved Bill's style of helping them take their acting to the next level. Spend a couple minutes with Bill and you will realize he truly is passionate about the entertainment industry and can talk to complete strangers for hours regarding all facets of production. Bill is truly unique in he actually enjoys helping others achieve their goals and will truly work hard to help make that happen.

Lauren Vaughan

Casting Director

Lauren is a Boston native who has moved back home from Hollywood. She comes to us with years of experience helping cast reality shows such as Mark burnetts the apprentice as well as many other award winning shows. We are truly lucky to have her join our team. She enjoys working with actors and will fight hard to bring more work to Boston.

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Brandi Carlile Takes Dave Grohl Busking in Seattle (Watch) (Sat, 20 Apr 2019)
Not all the surprise collaborations happened at Coachella this weekend. Seattle’s foremost male and female musical exports, Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl, teamed up for a mini-set Saturday afternoon in their hometown, setting up shop as buskers in front of the popular shopping site Pike Place Market. Unlike most of weekend 2 of Coachella, this […]
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Signs of Solidarity and Strain Emerge as Week 2 of WGA-Talent Agency Standoff Begins (Sat, 20 Apr 2019)
Hundreds of WGA members rallied solidly behind their union last week as the industry grappled with uncertainties spurred by the sudden break between writers and their talent agency representatives. But as the standoff heads into its second week, signs of strain among some WGA members are beginning to emerge. Shalom Auslander, author and creator of […]
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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Vegas Odds Reveal Wild Theories (Sat, 20 Apr 2019)
With “Game of Thrones” hype at an all-time high, Las Vegas may be raking in as much money as the Iron Bank. HBO’s fantasy masterpiece has seized the gambling world’s attention nearly as much as the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby. Fans spew countless theories on social media, such as which characters will be axed […]
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HollywoodNews.com

2019 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Is Announced! (Sat, 20 Apr 2019)
Earlier in the week, the lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was revealed. Every year, this announcement is hotly anticipated, as it’s one of the signifiers that we’re going to soon get some looks at potential Academy Award players. 2019 will be no exception, as a handful of possible contenders are poised to launch in France next month at the 72nd incarnation of the event. From May 14th until May 25th, the South of France will be home to some of cinema’s finest offerings, that much goes without saying. Some will be Oscar hopefuls, some will be flops, but all will contribute to getting us even more excited for the rest of the cinematic year. Cannes looks to premiere some very interesting titles this year. Some of the highest profile offerings include The Dead Don’t Die from Jim Jarmusch, which will open the festival, Frankie from Ira Sachs, A Hidden Life from Terrence Malick, Matthias and Maxime from Xavier Dolan, Pain and Glory from Pedro Almodovar, Parasite from Bong Joon-ho, Rocketman from Dexter Fletcher, and Sorry We Missed You from Ken Loach, among others. Plus, there’s a preview of the Nicholas Winding Refn show Too Old to Die Young, which should be exciting. Below you can see the full lineup for the fest, at least as it stands now. Here now is the complete Cannes Film Festival lineup for 2019: Opening Night Film “The Dead Don’t Die,” Jim Jarmusch (also in Competition) In Competition “Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar “The Traitor,” Marco Bellocchio “The Wild Goose Lake,” Diao Yinan “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho “Young Ahmed,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne “Oh Mercy!,” Arnaud Desplechin “Atlantique,” Mati Diop “Matthias and Maxime,” Xavier Dolan “Little Joe,” Jessica Hausner “Sorry We Missed You,” Ken Loach “Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly “A Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick “Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles “The Whistlers,” Corneliu Porumboiu “Frankie,” Ira Sachs “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman “Sibyl,” Justine Triet Un Certain Regard “Invisible Life,” Karim Aïnouz “Beanpole,” Kantemir Balagov “The Swallows of Kabul,” Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec “A Brother’s Life,” Monia Chokri “The Climb,” Michael Covino “Joan of Arc,” Bruno Dumont “A Sun That Never Sets,” Olivier Laxe “Room 212,” Christophe Honoré “Port Authority,” Danielle Lessovitz “Papicha,” Mounia Meddour “Adam,” Maryam Touzani “Zhuo Ren Mi Mi,” Midi Z “Liberte,” Albert Serra “Bull,” Annie Silverstein “Summer of Changsha,” Zu Feng “Evge,” Nariman Aliev Out of Competition “The Best Years of Life,” Claude Lelouch “Rocketman,” Dexter Fletcher “Too Old to Die Young” (2 Episodes), Nicolas Winding Refn “Diego Maradona,” Asif Kapadia “Belle Epoque,” Nicolas Bedos Special Screenings “Share,” Pippa Bianco “For Sama,” Waad Al Kateab & [...]
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“Fast Color” Refreshingly Blends Genres (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
There are surprisingly few attempts to do small scale superhero stories. Almost every time out, it’s blockbuster or bust. Even supposedly smaller scale offerings are still huge, like Deadpool or Logan. Even Chronicle was hardly an independent title. It’s a missed opportunity, too. So, when along comes something like Fast Color, an indie that explores similar themes and topics, it’s a breath of fresh air for sure. Armed with really strong work from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, you’ll often forget that you’re not watching something epic. Her chops more than make up for the occasional narrative shortcoming. This movie isn’t what you’re expecting, but that’s a compliment to all involved. The film is a science fiction drama/thriller, though in the way it’s presented, it’s essentially also a superhero origin story of sorts. When we meet Ruth (Mbatha-Raw), we can tell she has been on the run for some time. Escaping a captor, she moves from town to town, gifted with a superhuman ability that she doesn’t fully understand. Accidentally using it one night in a hotel, she draws the attention of government agents, in particular Bill (Christopher Denham), who wants her for reasons she can’t possibly fathom. Faced with no other option, Ruth heads home, a place she hasn’t been back to for years. When she arrives, it’s clear why. Though her mother Bo (Lorraine Toussaint) wants to protect her, and they have an unlikely ally in sheriff Ellis (David Strathairn), things may be moving towards a head that none of them can control. Julia Hart directs a script she co-wrote with Jordan Horowitz. Supporting players include Saniyya Sidney, while Michael Fimognari provides the cinematography and Rob Simonsen composed the score. There’s a lot to admire here. Even though the scale is small, there’s always a hint at something larger at play. Julia Hart keeps things intimate, even when Ruth’s superpowers are being utilized. The screenplay she wrote with Jordan Horowitz is contained, though also offers up a glimpse at what could be to come. Interestingly, while this is not meant as a franchise starter or anything of the sort, titles that clearly have that in mind have utilized some very similar narrative choices. It’s just one other way that makes this such an interesting work. Then, there’s the lead performance, which is the best part of the film. For a few years now, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been impressing with her performances. Here, in Fast [...]
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Judi Dench Is Led Astray By “Red Joan” (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
There are few bigger legends among actresses than Judi Dench. An Oscar winner, almost anything she chooses to be in is with your attention. Whether it’s a prestige Academy Award hopeful or a blockbuster like the James Bond franchise outings, she’s usually able to elevate the material and provide a reason to watch. However, that’s not the case here with Red Joan. This independent drama does her no favors and she’s unable to save it. This is the poorest use of Dench in some time. Boring, meandering, and constantly unsure of how to generate intrigue, it’s a tale that falters almost immediately. The film is a drama, though that posits that anything especially dramatic occurs. The first scene is interesting, as we see Joan Stanley (Dench) arrested by British police. What could they want with a little old lady? Well, it turns out she’s long been a Communist and Soviet sympathizer, one who is now accused of selling nuclear bomb secrets to the Russians. Outed as a long term KGB spy, she’s pulled in and questioned. As we see the older Joan dealing with this, we flash back to her younger self (Sophie Cookson), as she goes through the changes that will lead to her involvement with shady folks from Moscow. If it sounds like a potentially interesting spy tale, you’re reading too much into this. Trevor Nunn directs a script by Lindsay Shapero. George Fenton composed the score, while the cinematography is by Zac Nicholson. As for the rest of the cast, supporting players here include the likes of Kevin Fuller, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Stephen Campbell Moore, Laurence Spellman, Tereza Srbova, and more. Judi Dench does what she can, but this is a dull and plodding affair, devoid of anything even remotely compelling. Her role is also fairly small, as Sophie Cookson gets far more of the screen time. As you’ll see below, that’s a major blunder to me. With indifferent writing and direction, utilizing Dench as much as possible would have been the only right move to make. Alas. Her final speech is actually pretty solid, but once again, the film goes nowhere. This movie opts to end just as things are getting a little interesting. It’s incredibly frustrating to witness this go down, especially in how it wastes Dench. One can’t help but wonder about better versions of this movie. Red Joan makes a repeated blunder in heading [...]
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