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Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks.

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Top Hollywood casting director Lisa London talks about her book From Start to Stardom. Lisa has discovered and/or cast such famous actors and actresses as Jennifer Aniston, Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus, Giovanni Ribisi, Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez, Megan Hilty, Ryan Phillippe, Mark Ruffalo, Mariska Hargitay and many others. Although discovering new talent for over 20 years, Lisa began experiencing Hollywood earlier during her childhood years when she accompanied her famous father, television director Jerry London, to the sets. Even then, she had an eye for talent as she watched well-known actors work. In her helpful book, Lisa lays out what one needs to know to have the best shot at stardom. Some of the questions answered in From Start to Stardom: The Casting Director's Guide for Aspiring Actors are: How do you get started as an actor? How do you make the most of your headshots and resume? When and how do you get an agent or manager? Which is more important, charisma or credits? What are the steps involved in auditioning? How do you find resources regardless of where you live? What does a casting director look for? Why do some actors get call backs and most do not?
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On-Demand Episodes

Actor Tim Reid and comic Tom Dreesen drop by to discuss their new book about their experiences as America’s first and only interracial comedy team. Film critic James Colt Harrison returns to help with the show.

Actor Barry Bostwick’s previous interview about the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be replayed with a new Live Chat plus an additional segment updating plans to remake this horror/musical cult film. Get ready for Halloween by joining... more

Movie fans and critics share their memories regarding Paul Newman's wonderful movies and performances. Special guests: film critic John P. McCarthy, publisher Denise Cassino, and Hayes Ferguson from Legacy.com.

Jazz Shaw, an avid Humphrey Bogart fan, and film critic James Colt Harrison drop by to pay tribute to the man voted “the greatest movie star of all time” by Entertainment Weekly and ranked number one on The American Film Institute’s... more

What do "Whale Rider," "Blood Diamond," "Dead Man," and "What Dreams May Come" have in common? Find out by listening to Mary Trainor-Brigham discuss her new book, "Deep Cinema: Film as Shamanic Initiation."

How does "Burn After Reading" stack up with other films from the Coen Brothers? Film critics John P. McCarthy and Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari drop by to help Betty Jo and Nikki answer this question.

Lorna Luft, Judy Garland's daughter, joins us for this special tribute to one of filmdom's greatest stars. Film critics James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger also return to help with the show.

Susan Granger and James Colt Harrison discuss MGM's golden age of filmmaking. Granger, whose father directed many MGM movies during the 1940s and 50s, appeared in some of his films as a child. Harrison has written a... more

Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari returns for a discussion of the best and worst DVD offerings released this month. "What Happens in Vegas," "Smart People," "Prom Night," and the "Hannah Montana" concert film are among movies to be... more

Tom Barnes, author of "Casablanca Film Trivia: Here's Looking at You, Kid," joins Betty Jo Tucker, Diana Saenger, Nikki Starr and Jazz Shaw for a tribute to one of America's favorite classic movies.

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