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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have released the list of 178 “artists and executives” who they are inviting to become members. Membership is opened up annually and generally include around 150-200 names. Receiving an Oscar nomination the previous years helps, but is not a guarantee. As an example from this year’s list, Ellen Page now has an invite to join even though she received a nomination all the way back in 2008 for “Juno”. Joining her are some favorites of ours here at Up and Comers, includingRead More
The name Bella Heathcote first popped up seemingly out of nowhere in December when she was shortlisted for the title role in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”, a role that unfortunately the producers decided to miscast with a more famous actress instead. But Heathcote didn’t disappear back into the ether (or back to her native Australia), landing the lead in “Twylight Zones” and then the even more highly anticipated “Dark Shadows” opposite Johnny Depp. She was able to do all of this because she had the financial backing ofRead More
Featuring the biggest group of up and comers in one shoot – Jennifer Lawrence, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Garrett Hedlund and Noomi Rapace – as well cover stars (and more established actors) Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, Vanity Fair magazine’s 2011 Hollywood issue has gone “back to basics … [with] just the most exciting actors and actresses of the moment.” And here at Up and Comers, we couldn’t agree more with their pick of the talent.Read More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Tamara ManneIn Film Festivals, Lists

“7 Fresh Faces in Film” at Sundance

This year marks the 2nd Annual “7 Fresh Faces in Film” celebration. All seven of the up-and-comers honored at the event by 7 For All Mankind and Gen Art, are starring in films premiering this year at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Amy Seitmetz Amy Seitmetz’s performance in The Off Hours received impressive early buzz at Sundance. At twenty-nine, she’s already built herself a nicely rounded career in the film industry, a career that includes writing, producing, and directing, along with acting. Still, it’s acting in indie filmsRead More

Posted On January 7, 2011By Linda GeIn Interviews, Lists

Elizabeth Olsen: V Magazine’s New Ingenue

Elizabeth Olsen steps out from the shadows of older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley and poses for a feature in V Magazine’s “The Discovery Issue”, nominated as the “New Ingenue” by feature debut “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding” co-star Chace Crawford. Eschewing her older sisters’ child-acting road to success and refusing the many built-in connections that would get her to the top through the “who you know” route, Olsen took the high road. She did children’s theater and school plays, studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and even studiedRead More

Posted On December 14, 2010By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2010

Every year, a new batch of youngsters (and not so youngsters) come out of nowhere to capture the attention of the world with their talent, charisma and onscreen presence. This is the first year Up and Comers has been online, and 2010 truly has been a great year to watch Hollywood’s rising talent get noticed, land awards and high profile roles, and solidify their paths to becoming the stars of tomorrow. Given the focus of this website, you can imagine how excited we are to bring you our favorite BreakoutRead More
Up and Comers favorites like Andrew Garfield, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and more are on The Hollywood Reporter’s 17th Annual Next Gen list, honoring the young guns who are running Hollywood, from agents, publicists and managers to on-screen talent. Of course, the actors and actresses are what interest us most, so without further ado, here is who made the 2010 list: Jennifer Lawrence, 20 Actress, ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ Zoe Kravitz, 21 Actress, ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story,’ ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Rooney Mara, 25Read More

Posted On November 15, 2010By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Breaking down THR’s “New A-List” list

The new issue of The Hollywood Reporter features Chris Pine on the cover and a list of young male actors who are “pushing – or being pushed” into taking over Hollywood as the new “A-List”. With most established movie stars all well into their 40s, it does seem high time to start forecasting their successors. But how on target is THR’s list? Are the nine young men the studios putting their money and tentpoles on talented, likable and versatile enough to take over for the likes of Tom Cruise, WillRead More
Covering a topic that is near and dear to our hearts here at Up and Comers, The Hollywood Reporter puts rising action hero Chris Pine on the cover of its second issue and headlines “The Hot New A-List: Which actors are landing the roles and why”. It promises to profile five or six actors who are leading the charge in taking over Hollywood from more established movie stars, starring in movies that will push them into the A-List between now and the summer of 2012. One studio producer tells THR,Read More

Posted On November 4, 2010By Linda GeIn Lists

“Dragon Tattoo” Girls on Elle’s Power List

They play the same role in different adaptations of the same book and the internet seems intent on pitting them against each other, but Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke puts Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara, both portraying Lisbeth Salander in separate adaptations of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, on equal footing in Elle Magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood Power List. Here’s what Finke had to say about the two Salanders: Rapace is Hollywood’s new It Girl. As the hard-ass-on-a-Harley heroine in the Swedish version of Stieg Larsson’s book trilogy, mostRead More