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Below-the-Line Artists Discuss Their Oscar-Nominated Crafts

Creating a tsunami, chasing SUVs and sewing bear pelts — it's just another day on set.

Oscar Eligibility Rules: Trickier Than Tax Code?

Limiting the number of producers named on nominated films has proved controversial.

5 Questions for John Wells

BACKLOT: The 'Company Men' writer-director on a second stint as WGA West president.

Backlot: Honors Focus on Actors

The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Virtuoso Award recipients share snippets from the making of their movies.

Backlot: Made in Utah

From "Thelma & Louise" to "127 Hours," Hollywood has had a longtime love for the Beehive State. Now lawmakers are stuggling to save the state's incentives program.

The Story Behind the Casting of ‘True Grit’s’ Hailee Steinfeld

With only a few short film and minor TV roles, she beat out 15,000: "Just the thought of it was kind of intimidating," she tells THR of auditioning.

Anatomy of a Contender: ‘True Grit’

First, Joel and Ethan Coen had to persuade Jeff Bridges to take an iconic role then they sifted through 15,000 audition videos to find a great unknown.

Anatomy of a Contender: Making of ‘The Town’

How Ben Affleck and company managed a prison visit, 10 days at Fenway Park, 'cowboys and Indians' gunfights and the stress of multiple endings.

Backlot: Made in the Caribbean

With a wealth of locales that can double for everything from Mumbai to Massachusetts, Hollywood has come calling to tap the Caribbean's versatility and production savvy.

Is Teaching Kids to Perform Worth the Money?

One-on-one coaching sessions run $50-$100 an hour.

Why the Business of Child Actors Isn’t Child’s Play

The earning potential of the typical "successful" child actor is not nearly as much as one might think.

How Avi Lerner’s ‘Expendables’ Gamble Paid Off

Israel Film Festival Honoring Nu Image/Millenium Film Co-Chair