Showing posts with label FILM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FILM. Show all posts

Saturday, June 28, 2014

INDEPENDENT FILM SNAPSHOT GIVES SOCIAL MESSAGE

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INDIES
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Joyce DeWitt



Zach McGowan
Snapshot is an independent film with a timely social message and an unexpected ending worth the wait. An edgy opening introduces us to Thomas Grady (Zach McGowan - "Shameless" “Black Sails”) the story’s central character; a paparazzo. Grady was pushed out of the business with a death threat after he crossed the line, yet finds himself in a position to catch a revealing photo of the First Lady (Joyce DeWitt - "Three's Company"). Of course The President (Michael Pare -"Eddie and the Cruisers", “Lincoln Lawyer”) wants to get the photo back before it enters the public domain. The drama unfolds as Thomas Grady struggles to make a decision which will end his already strained relationship with his father (Robert Loggia - Academy Award nominee; "Scarface", “Big”, “Independence Day”) and destroy a great relationship with his brother (David Chokachi – “Baywatch” “Witchblade”) while his girlfriend Angela Gots (“Sex and a Girl”, “Dark House”) thinks “maybe” he should take the highest offer. Jack Adams (Martin Kove – “The Karate Kid” “Rambo” “Cagney & Lacey”) is The Presidents henchman and it’s his job to ensure the photo never sees the light of day.



According to Director Eric Etebari (“2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Lincoln Lawyer”, Cellular”) Snapshot “focuses on and explores the current issues of our privacy rights when dealing with social media, paparazzi, tabloids and the news”. The writer, Robert Borneman says Snapshot was inspired by the tragic deaths of Lady Diana and more recently Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after his sexuality was exposed by a fellow student online. Borneman adds “I tried to draw a parallel between the damage that can be done by shooting someone with a camera and shooting them with a gun”. Snapshot is produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio, a well-respected veteran in the independent film world who has worked with Executive Producers Robert and Joyce Borneman on multiple projects including “Rock Story”, “The Great Fight’ “The Life Zone” and others.



Monday, January 14, 2013

SINISTER MINDS JOIN FOR THE 'GRAVEDIGGER'

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GRAVEDIGGER WILL SCARE YOU SO MUCH
YOU WILL WISH YOU WERE DEAD!
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Keith Collins



Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally… 


Currently filming, is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear & fright "Gravedigger." A sinister collaboration between the minds of Award Winning Actor Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone & Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”), comes a horrifying shock fest that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.


A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing and burying those he has judged guilty and anyone in this corrupt town could be next! Murder, Mayhem, Blood, Deception & NO way out are a few ways to describe this disturbing new heart pounding thrill ride.




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

AFTER THE FALL BEGINS FILMING IN CONNECTICUT

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AT THE MOVIES
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Hope Davis




Principal photography has begun on “After the Fall,” a forthcoming film based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, who found solace after the death of their young daughter Maria, by building the world class Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.



The film, starring David Duchovny and Hope Davis, and Timothy Hutton, written by Carroll Cartwright (“What Maisie Knew”) , directed by Anthony Fabian (“Skin”), and produced by Anthony Mastromauro’s Identity Films, is currently shooting on location in Connecticut.



After Maria died, the Fareris learned that their daughter had made a special wish "for the health and well-being of all the children in the world," as part of a school project. With Maria’s spirit guiding them, her parents, family and 20,000 other members of the community worked together to create a state of the art children's hospital, making Maria’s wish a reality. Today, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a place where families are welcomed into the healing process as partners with the staff in the care of their loved ones. This hospital, inspired by Maria’s wish for children’s global health and well-being, not only keeps Maria’s memory alive, but has also gone on to help thousands of children and their families, while becoming the template for future children’s hospitals.



Thursday, October 18, 2012

THEY CALL IT MYANMAR RETURNS TO NEW YORK

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PLAYING AT LINCOLN CENTER
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They Call It Myanmar






“THEY CALL IT MYANMAR” back by popular demand to Lincoln Center after 80-city triumph. Starts this Friday, October 19.

“The result is eye-opening and insightful.”
- Critics’ Pick: New York Times

“The documentary is as quietly enthralling as Myanmar’s people. Variously tough and poetic… Lieberman possesses a warm and genuine curiosity.”
-Los Angeles Times

“They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain is a thing of beauty; its cinematography, music and contemplative words make it not an angry documentary but more a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia. With the new election news, the film has taken on an unexpected buzz.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Previously the film was sold out, so get tickets early HERE:


Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Showtimes: 

Friday (10/19), Monday (10/22) & Wednesday (10/24) at 3:30, 7:15, 9:15; Tuesday at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00; and, Saturday (10/20) & Sunday (10/21): 12:00, 7:15, 9:15



They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain, the historic documentary film featuring an exclusive and extended interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, was shot clandestinely over three years by Cornell Physicist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman. To see at trailer visit theycallitmyanmar.com

This stunning and unprecedented view of Burma offers a unique look at a country that has been off limits to the world for decades. Interviews and interactions with hundreds of people are woven together with rich, poignant imagery of this fascinating land that has been held hostage by a brutal military regime for 48 years. An extensive and rare interview with Aung San Suu Kyi guides the film through the millennia as she narrates the story of her people for the world to hear.

Friday, September 21, 2012

ONE WEEK FOR 'THEY CALL IT MYANMAR' IN NYC

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THEY CALL IT MYANMAR
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LINCOLN CENTER
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Fisherman In Burma




“They call It Myanmar” premiers this Friday for one week at Lincoln Center. It features Aung San Suu Kyi with personal appearances by the director, Robert H. Lieberman

The screening coincides with the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s historic arrival in NYC and CNN’s interviews with Lieberman, whose visually stunning movie has been hailed as “the definitive Burma film.”



The film opens in Los Angeles on September 28 and is currently playing in theaters around the U.S.

Monday, August 06, 2012

KEITH COLLINS TALKS ABOUT 'MEAT PUPPET'

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THE TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP INTERVIEW
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 Keith Collins



Keith Collins is by far becoming the hardest, working man in show business. Producer, Advocate & Award Winning Actor, Keith is wearing all hats for his latest project “The Meat Puppet”. In this new horror / psychological thriller that is currently filming in New Jersey, Keith plays Andrew Shelton, a handsome playboy with an insatiable appetite for women and meat. He also is the movie’s producer and the premise of the film came from his deep seeded mind.

In a career that has spanned over a decade with way over thirty films under his belt, and many accolades, Collins feels “The Meat Puppet” will be his breakout role. In a recent chat with the veteran actor he revealed why he believes in this movie and what the future holds.

TSG: The Meat Puppet has a very original premise. Where did the idea come from and how did you get the project off the ground?

COLLINS: (laughs) I had this crazy idea in my head for years about a successful guy who seems to have it altogether but has this really dark secret where he is in search for the perfect meal and the only thing that will satisfy him is killing, cooking and eating beautiful women. So I just kept it in the back of my mind for a while I didn’t want to rush anything until I was ready to get the right people on board to do it right. I reached out to Joseph and Billy Pepitone who wrote a hilarious comedy I was in called “Stuck in the Middle”. I really liked their style and how they didn’t shy away from controversy and I thought they would be perfect for this. They turned in a first draft in about a week and I was amazed and loved it. I knew I was on to something.

TSG: Once you had the script, how did you move closer to getting the film made?

COLLINS: I wanted people with the same passion for this project as I had. Joseph and Billy definitely did. I reached out to Joe Valenti (Valenti Vision Films), a director I worked with on a movie called “Echelon 8” and Blaze Kelly Coyle (Silver Phoenix Entertainment), who produced it. That was the best decision I made. Valenti and Coyle jumped head first into this project and it really came together. Valenti added those extra needed elements and came up with some amazing twists in the story. I can’t tell you what an outstanding job he is doing shooting this film. He has a good eye and incredible vision in filmmaking. I always believed that “The Meat Puppet” could be a good horror movie, but working with this team, I believe it is going to not only be a good horror movie, but just a great movie all together, period.

TSG: The cast is very eclectic group. How did you go about casting this movie?

COLLINS: I was able to get a lot of my friends on board really early on in the process. They believed in me and what my vision was and they all loved the script and wanted to be a part of it. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns and Roses), Geri Reischl (The Brady Bunch Variety Hour), Billy Garcia (Survivor), former (New York Yankee) Billy Sample, Erick Chopin who won (The Biggest Loser), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s The Man Whose Arms Exploded), Jason Prager (Beauty and the Geek), Gary Garver formerly from (The Howard Stern Show), Brandon Ruckdashel (CO-Ed Confidential), Theresa Galeani (Cross the Line), Gervase Peterson (Survivor, Season One), John Fields (A-List DJ Unique), Jamie Kovac (American Gladiators), April Hunter (WCW / TNA), Cindy Fox (The Naked Cowgirl), Faith Stanek (Star Trek Phase 2 Web Series), Emilio Masella (Oxygen’s Love Games), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), and the list goes on and on. We had then searched for a while and casted for two of the lead roles and Daniela Rivera & Chris Wilkes landed them to join our cast. Everyone has been terrific so far and every day of filming has been a pleasure.

TSG: We’ve seen a change in horror films over the last ten years. There seems to be a heavier emphasis on gore and shock. Every film tries to out do the last? Is The Meat Puppet going to try to top other horror movies?

COLLINS: The way “The Meat Puppet” is going to out do other horror films is by having an incredible story. There is a lot in this movie that horror buffs will love but this is also a great psychological thriller that will take your mind on one heck of a ride. People are really going to be totally blown away by the story, by how great this film looks and the acting. I truly can’t wait for people to see this film and for me to see all their reactions. 



Saturday, June 30, 2012

STAR PREMIERE OF THE 'AMAZING SPIDERMAN'

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP MOVIES
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Always Stunning Sally Field


Andrew Garfield


Emma Stone


Nathan Fillion


Martin Sheen


Denis Leary


Carmen Electra


Tricia Helfer


Jason Mewes


Mason Cook


Spencer List


Dustin Brown


Karina Smirnoff


Chris Zylka


Peter Fonda


Cuba Gooding Jr. Family


Matthew Gray Gubler


Andy Gladbach


Cheech Marin


Embeth Davidtz


Alex Lombard


C. Thomas Howell


Sophie Simmons


Billy Unger


Peyton List


Reeve Harvey


Todd Lincoln


Hannah Marks


Nolan Gould


Max Charles


Leif Gantvoort


Bret Lockett


Rochelle DeAnna Karidis And A.J. McLean


Amir Khan


Phillip Phillips


Colton Dixon


Shaun Robinson


Danielle Vasinova


Noah Dahl


Quinton Aaron And Liana Mendoza


Carly Steel


Andrew Goudelock


Anna Friel With Rhys Ifans


 Chris Harris



The stars came out for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Amazing Spiderman' at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. This is one movie that is sure to break records!


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