At the Toronto Film Fest, "Paranoid Park" star Gabe Nevins stands with his hands in his pockets facing away from a one-sheet emblazoned with a giant photo of his face. "It's weird," says Nevins, not…
"August Rush" director Kirsten Sheridan had reservations about casting 15-year-old Freddie Highmore in her film's complex title role. August is a musical prodigy, a kind of transcendental figure on…
For some, the best thing about the "Harry Potter" films has been watching the parade of notable British thesps pass through its soon-to-be seven installments. Indeed, with the likes of Richard Harris…
"I like learning to do the stuff I've never done, like sword fighting," beams 11-year-old Abigail Breslin, who swashbuckles in her next movie, "Nim's Island." Another perk? "I get to climb a volcano."
Walden Media CEO Cary Granat's got a simple explanation for his secret in casting young performers -- he's a dad.
"When I saw Nikki's first audition from the open call of hundreds of girls, my laptop started to glow," says director Adam Shankman.
McLovin proved quite the McFind for Judd Apatow. Christopher Mintz-Plasse certainly wasn't the first under-21 actor that producer-director Judd Apatow has uncovered to star in one of his films or TV…
All the girls think he's dreamy -- and for once, their mothers don't mind.
What would a Disney Channel movie be without a talented, charismatic, yet wholly accessible star? A ratings flatliner.
Kenny Ortega, director and choreographer of "High School Musical" 1 and 2, credits several factors for his recent success, but chief among them is his ability to relate to the young performers he's…
Dylan and Cole Sprouse aren't afraid of the paparazzi.