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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.

Industry News

Variety

Shanghai: Previously-Banned Producer Nai An Now Hails Chinese Film Funding (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
At a panel on indie film production at the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival, Chinese and foreign producers discussed the shifting funding landscape for their projects over the years. Nai An, the longtime collaborator of controversial sixth generation Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye, kicked off the talk with a look back at her producing career, which has […]
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Shanghai Film Review: ‘My Dear Friend’ (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
Like a slow-acting hallucinogen, Chinese director Yang Pingdao’s audaciously strange and sorrowful feature debut works its magic so gradually that it’s with a slight surprise that halfway through you glance down and realize you’re high off the social-realist ground, suspended surreally in the air. At first a gritty tale of feckless men abandoning their families […]
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Dick Wolf Plots ‘First-Ever’ Cross-Network Crossover (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the “Law & Order” franchise, is eyeing what he believes will be the first-ever cross-network crossover. The crossover would be between his CBS freshman procedural “FBI” or its in-the-works spinoff “FBI: Most Wanted” and one of his NBC shows, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims […]
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HollywoodNews.com

Box Office Report For June 14-16 (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
A very Happy Father’s Day to all your dads out there, and welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a pair of sequels entered the marketplace, along with the latest work from an independent auteur. The sequels in question were Men in Black: International and Shaft, while The Dead Don’t Die was the high profile indie offering. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that… Taking the top spot was Men in Black: International, though to continue the trend of the last couple of weeks, this sequel took in only a fraction of what the last installment did/what it was expected to do. With a large budget of $110 million (though arguably less than you might expect), it will struggle to make that back, at least domestically. At number two was last week’s champ The Secret Life of Pets 2. Another $23.8 million makes for a total so far of $92 million. This sequel won’t be the smash that the first one was, but it’s proving to be solid entertainment for children. As such, dreams of a third one may still be alive for the powers that be… Only able to open at number six was Shaft, turning in a hugely disappointing $8.3 million for the weekend. Despite a solid Trailer, audiences just were not interested in this one. It probably didn’t help that reviews were poor, much like they were for MiB. This wasn’t the week to chase those who follow the critics, now was it? Breaking into the top ten was Late Night, which expanded wide and made it to ninth place with a haul of $5.1 million. This is a far cry from the crowd pleasing hit that Amazon Studios expected when they bought the movie back at the Sundance Film Festival, but it’s not terrible either. At the very least, it was the option that had the best critical buzz this weekend! Hitting on 613 screens for the largest opening of Jim Jarmusch’s career, The Dead Don’t Die opened up outside the top ten. Taking in $2.3 million, it was number twelve overall today. It’ll wind up being the most successful Jarmusch work, money wise, but that’s basically just by virtue of opening [...]
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“Deep Murder” Mixes Comedy And Horror With Soft Core Porn (Sat, 15 Jun 2019)
Many filmmakers, even including Kevin Smith on a recent podcast, have spoken of how the tools used to make someone laugh are similar to those used to scare. So, it makes perfect sense how well comedy and horror go together. Especially with a novel concept, horror comedies can be a lot of fun. In the case of this week’s newest effort of this ilk, Deep Murder certainly has a terrific hook. Far more funny than it is anything particularly scary, it’s the sort of film that has a ton of fun with its silly concept. High art, this is not, but it’s more than funny enough to recommend. The movie takes place within a soft core porn video. Literally. It opens with an old fashioned VHS beginning and everything. At first, characters like Babs (Katie Aselton), Doug (Jerry O’Connell), Hugh (Quinn Beswick), Jace (Chris Redd), and of course, Babysitter (Jessica Parker Kennedy) are just spouting bad dialogue and finding excuses to have sex. There’s even the arrival of Dr. Bunny (Stephanie Drake), Science Doctor. Then, Doug is murdered. Slowly, the characters snap slightly out of their sex crazed mindset, though not fully. Throw in a bumbling detective in Cross (Josh Margolin) trying to solve the case, and it’s a recipe for comedy, as they all avoid becoming the next victim of the slasher. Nick Corirossi directs a script that Beswick and Margolin (also the editor here) co-wrote with Benjamin Smolen and Nikolai Von Keller. Cinematography is by Daniella Nowitz, while Zachary Dawes and Nick Sena composed the score. Christopher McDonald rounds out the cast. Much of the comedy comes from the ridiculousness of porno characters struggling to break out of their predetermined roles. It works better than you might think. Less a Scary Movie type parody than a satire of pornography, mixed with the requisite slasher elements to make this a horror comedy. Director Nick Corirossi really leans in to making this look like a video someone could have found under a friend’s bed or the like. It’s cheesy looking and sounding in all the right ways. Moreover, the screenplay, credited to Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Benjamin Smolen, and Nikolai Von Keller, is occasionally very clever. It’s always funny, though more often than not, it’s aiming at low hanging fruit. Deep Murder arguably runs out of steam before the end of the third act, but that first act is fairly hilarious. The second [...]
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Updated Oscar Predictions For June (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
It’s time for a brand spanking new look at Academy Award predictions, ladies and gents! With the Cannes Film Festival in the rearview mirror, a new crop to titles are up for potential nomination grabs. Of course, Quinten Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the highest profile movie playing at Cannes, though new work from Terrence Malick and others could also compete for attention. They won’t necessarily be in play for Oscar voters when all is said and done, but right now, as blockbusters are on everyone’s mind here in the middle of June, they offer a potential refresher down the road. For the most part, this is just a polish, with a more substantial update to come soon. Some of the below the line categories have been filled in, while Best Picture now lists 25 contenders in total. Next to come will be next in line listings for the technical categories, so look for that soon. Right now, we’re debating how Cannes flicks and baity trailers for things like Ad Astra and Ford vs. Ferrari might fare in 2019. Nothing is known right now, but it’s interesting to speculate. This update tinkers with some of what I’ve previously predicted, but a larger makeover is planned for next time. Here now are my newest Oscar predictions: BEST PICTURE 1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2. The Irishman 3. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 4. Untitled Noah Baumbach Project 5. 1917 6. The Report 7. Lucy In The Sky 8. The Goldfinch 9. Harriet 10. Knives Out Next in line: 11. Ad Astra 12. Untitled Roger Ailes Project 13. The Laundromat 14. Ford v. Ferrari 15. Untitled Todd Haynes Project 16. A Hidden Life 17. Little Women 18. Dolemite Is My Name 19. Rocketman 20. Toy Story 4 21. Parasite 22. Cats 23. Star Wars Episode IX 24. The King 25. Avengers: Endgame BEST DIRECTOR 1. Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2. Martin Scorsese – The Irishman 3. Noah Baumbach – Untitled Noah Baumbach Project 4. Marielle Heller – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 5. Rian Johnson – Knives Out Next in line: 6. Sam Mendes – 1917 7. John Crowley – The Goldfinch 8. Scott Z. Burns – The Report 9. Noah Hawley – Lucy in the Sky 10. James Gray – Ad Astra BEST ACTOR 1. Timothée Chalamet – The King 2. Adam Driver – The Report (or Untitled Noah Baumbach Project) 3. Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4. Eddie Murphy – [...]
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