In the last gasps of summer vacation, 9-year-old Wang Jiarun – whose English name is Jerry, after the cartoon mouse – is careening through a two-story spiral model of the Milky Way at the Beijing Planetarium. Sweat shining on their
In Los Angeles they line up for Hollywood cattle calls. In New York they attend countless auditions in the theater district. Here, they linger on the sidewalk outside Beijing Film Studios as traffic rushes by on the Third Ring Road.