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Inspiration can be found in many places. For David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo,’ it was during a poker game. Both as a 1975 play and a 1996 dramatic film, the logline could easily read ‘betrayal and bit
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Every successful director has been asked at some point or another to share their wisdom with an new generation of eager hopefuls, and they all have their own take on how to get started in the business
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Completing the casting process is a pivotal milestone in pre-production, and one that will shape the entire project. Just as good acting won’t save a bad script, bad performances will kill a great mov