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Equity Calls L.A.'s Minimum Wage Opposition 'Shocking'

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The Actors’ Equity Association unveiled backing from Seiu as a local politician threw his support behind the group opposing the union's minimum wage plan for intimate theater in Los Angeles. Debate over the upcoming referendum on reforming the 99-seat plan is increasingly contentious, with Equity calling L.A. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s support for the intimate theater producers opposing the proposal “shocking.”  O’Farrell joined a group of theater artists including Tim Robbins, Noah Wyle, and Daniel Henning, founding artistic director of the Blank Theatre, at an ILove99 rally on Hollywood's Theatre Row Wednesday. “It’s important that I do all I can to do support this community,” O’Farrell said. “Small theater isn’t just about our freedom of expression, it’s also good for the Los Angeles economy.” Equity immediately fired back. “It is shocking that any elected official would support producers who are unwilling to pay their artists minimum wage, »

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Kristen Wiig Wins The Lottery In Welcome To Me Trailer

27 February 2015 1:12 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Kristen Wiig leads a solid cast, including Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, and James Marsden, in Welcome to Me as Alice Kleig, a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery. Off her meds and inspired by Oprah, she buys a talk show with her winnings, using it as a platform to broadcast her unique views on life to the rest of the world. Welcome to Me certainly has an interesting hook, and the trailer does have a nice line in gentle, slightly zany humour, but it all feels a little one-note, and I have to wonder if it can hold itself together for it's full runtime. Released: 1st May »

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L.A. Actors Divided Over Minimum Wage Plan

26 February 2015 10:31 PM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Film and television actors are lining up with intimate theater producers against Equity’s minimum wage proposal for L.A. performers.  Tim Robbins, Noah Wyle, Frances Fisher and Alfred Molina are just some of the prominent actors calling for local members of Actors’ Equity Association to vote no in the union’s upcoming 99-seat plan referendum. “The 99 Seat Plan gave me the opportunity, without doubt, to become who I am as an actor in every way,” Wyle, who serves as artistic director/producer at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, said in a statement. “Please do not eliminate the Plan. It would devastate the Intimate Theatre Scene in Los Angeles.” Speaking at a town hall meeting Feb. 23, Robbins, who holds a similar position with the Actors’ Gang, said: "I've gotten so much out of it, and so have the actors. Actors have launched careers. I would urge you all to vote no. »

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Welcome To Me Trailer

26 February 2015 6:44 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Welcome to Me ought to be one of the films you can’t wait for, or at least very high on your list of upcoming indies, and Kristen Wiig, hot off of The Skeleton Twins, is about to take over the world.

The story of a woman with a personality disorder, who obviously is off her meds, winning the lottery and spending the money to air her own talk show, Welcome to Me is indie gold, and Wiig is the person to deliver. Plus, the supporting cast is amazing, and if the trailer is a legitimate picture of the film, it should be brilliant.

Take a look below, and let me know what you think of this one. It hits May 1st.

Welcome to Me Trailer

Starring Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Linda Cardellini

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Kristen Wiig Stars in First Trailer For Welcome To Me

26 February 2015 5:36 PM, PST | | See recent news »

What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery?

In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.

Watch the trailer for Welcome To Me, directed by Shira Piven from an original screenplay by Eliot Laurence.

Wiig was intrigued by how real the bizarre and darkly-­‐funny script felt, which she says made the “comedic parts even more funny and the dramatic parts more amazing.”

She hopes that the audience will have the same love-­‐hate relationship with the character that she does. “You feel sorry for Alice and at the same time, you totally get why people are frustrated with her, and »

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Watch Kristen Wiig win the lottery in Welcome To Me trailer

21 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Kristen Wiig's comedy Welcome To Me has been released.

The film follows Alice Klieg (Wiig), a massive Oprah Winfrey fan with Borderline Personality Disorder, who wins $86 million in the lottery.

Alice decides to buy herself a talkshow with her winnings, and soon finds her fame increasing as she shares all of her thoughts and opinions on subjects from food to relationships.

James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack and Wes Bentley also star in the Toronto Film Festival hit, produced by the likes of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Wiig.

The film has been directed by Shira Piven, a writer-filmmaker who has also acted in Step Brothers and Bob Roberts.

Welcome To Me is released in the Us on May 1. »

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‘Welcome To Me’ Trailer: Watch Kristen Wiig Hit It Big In The Lottery

21 February 2015 12:41 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Welcome To Me stars Kristen Wiig as Alice, a fame-obsessed woman with borderline personality disorder who after winning $86 million in the lottery, decides to spend the money on a TV show about herself. Eventually she must decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness. James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wes Bentley and Linda Cardellini also star. Shira Piven directs and Eliot Laurence wrote the script for the pic, a Bron… »

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Watch: Kristen Wiig Wins the Lottery in ‘Welcome to Me’ Trailer

21 February 2015 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Wiig is self-obsessed, to say the least, in her new film “Welcome to Me.”

Wiig falls off her rocker in the film’s first trailer after winning $86 million in the lottery.

The newfound wealth inspires the fame-hungry Alice, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, to spend all the dough on a TV show about herself, stop taking her meds and live in an Indian reservation casino.

The movie also stars James Marsden, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack and Tim Robbins. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, is directed by Shira Piven (Jeremy Piven’s sister) and produced by Wiig, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, among others.

Welcome to Me” hits theaters on May 1.


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Kristen Wiig Buys Her Own TV Show In Trailer For Welcome To Me

20 February 2015 1:35 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You may recall a few weeks back we brought you the leaked teaser for Kristen Wiig’s latest comedy, Welcome To Me, which was shortly thereafter taken down by the studio. Today, we bring you news of its return! Millennium Entertainment has now debuted the first official trailer for the dramedy, and you can check it out above.

Welcome To Me is directed by Shira Piven and written by Eliot Laurence. It follows Wiig’s borderline personality sufferer, Alice Klieg, who wins the lottery. Bypassing typical human desires when faced with the onset of mass wealth, Alice buys her own talk show. As her medical condition persists, the nature of her show sees her becoming something of a cult celebrity, whose show slowly rises in the TV rankings.

After having seen that preliminary leaked trailer – which may have been intended for industry usage and not public eyes – this latest version differs in tone. »

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'Welome to Me' Trailer Starring Kristen Wiig

20 February 2015 12:57 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following its debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year, Blue Sky Media has released the first trailer for Welcome to Me, starring Kristen Wiig. The actress plays Alice Klieg, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, and though she manages it, and the accompanying medications and therapeutic care, fairly well, past tumult has left a broken marriage and strained familial relationships in its wake. She finds grounding in her daily routine, which includes memorizing every episode of Oprah and carefully monitoring her wardrobe and protein-laden diet.

One can't help but get the sense that Alice is straining to embrace bigger things, and when her numbers come up in the state lottery, suddenly she gets focused... on eighty million dollars' worth of possibilities. In quick succession, Alice buys a stretch of hours at a local television company, eschews her medication and therapy, moves into a casino, and creates her own talk show about - what else? »

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Watch: Kristen Wiig Is A Winner In New Trailer For 'Welcome To Me'

20 February 2015 9:39 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Coming out of "Saturday Night Live" and into the movie world is not an easy path (ask Joe Piscopo, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Norm MacDonald... you get the idea... ) but you have to admire how Kristen Wiig has used the opportunities that have landed in front of her. After the breakout smash "Bridesmaids," she resisted the idea of jumping into a sequel, and instead diversified with lots of indie pictures, hitting Sundance last month with two more ("Nasty Baby," "The Diary Of A Teenage Girl"). Oh sure, she's not adverse to big studio projects (hello, "Ghostbusters") but arguably, it's her work in smaller movies that's far more interesting. And so today comes another trailer for just one of those movies, "Welcome To Me." Directed by Shira Piven, and co-starring James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Alan Tudyk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and more, the story follows thirty-something, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kristen Wiig Wins Big in 'Welcome to Me' (Video)

20 February 2015 6:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What would you do if you won $86 million in the lottery? Well, if you're Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), you buy your own talk show in the hopes of becoming the next Oprah. Oh, you also quit taking your meds cold turkey, which is never a great idea. James Marsden, Wes Bentley, and Joan Cusack play some of her TV channel cohorts, with Tim Robbins as her shrink Dr. Moffat.

Although this is packaged like a comedy, and it's from Gary Sanchez Productions, it seems very likely that Alice's journey is going to go to a rather dark place. Wiig's known for her comedy chops, of course, but she's proven adept at drama as well, especially in last year's wrenching drama "The Skeleton Twins" with Bill Hader, and in the upcoming film "Diary of a Teenage Girl."

"Welcome to Me" will hit theaters May 1, 2015.

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- Jenni Miller

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Jaimie Alexander and Greg Berlanti team up for Blindspot

18 February 2015 2:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Amnesia TV show Blindspot will bring Lady Sif actress Jaimie Alexander and Arrow/The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti together…

Here’s an announcement that wins a fair few geek points just by telling you who’s involved – Greg Berlanti (one of Arrow and The Flash’s core writers and executive producers) will team up with Thor/Thor: The Dark World co-star and occasional Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. cameo-maker Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif, if you were wondering) for a new amnesia thriller called Blindspot.

As if you need more convincing, the set-up is thus: Jane Doe (Alexander) climbs out of a duffel bag with no memories and finds herself at the centre of an investigation in the middle of Times Square, New York. She’s covered in tattoos and entirely clueless about what’s going on. We’ve all been there, right? We're assuming she finds more than a few cringe-inducing »

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7 stars who won Oscars for the wrong movie: Kate Winslet, Martin Scorsese

18 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In case you haven't heard, there are a lot of reasons to get angry at the Oscars. In general, awarding a statuette to someone who actually deserves it isn't one of them.

But sometimes, a deserving nominee gets passed over so many times that they finally end up winning an award for something that's not their best work, in what amounts to a kind of unofficial lifetime achievement award.

Digital Spy looks back at seven times the Academy gave out the right award for the wrong movie.

Martin Scorsese (The Departed)

For decades, Scorsese was the most glaring example of an undisputed great who was somehow yet to win an Oscar. Despite being nominated a total of six times, beginning with Raging Bull in 1981, Scorsese was the perpetual bridesmaid and never the bride (a dubious honour he's since passed on to regular collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio).

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9 uplifting films on Netflix to get you through winter

17 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Winter is long and hard, and it seems to just get harder as we wade further and further in. The days keep getting colder and greyer, summer feels a long way off, and sometimes the only rational option is to hole up on the sofa and watch some feel good films to help you forget the world outside.

Here are some of Digital Spy's favourite movies - all available on to watch on Netflix right now - to help us get through the season that never seems to end:

1. Forrest Gump

The unlikely adventures of Forrest Gump, a man who trips with blissful unawareness through some of the most important events of 20th century Us history are endlessly quotable, totally hilarious and offers a look at the world through clear, innocent eyes.

This is Tom Hanks at his very best, and you can compare Robin Wright's performance in this »

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A Perfect Day to Pull a Dead Body Out of a Well

15 February 2015 9:35 AM, PST | | See recent Filmonic news »

A simple task, haul a dead body out of a well, becomes something of an impossible mission in this dramedy starring Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins. This is the first teaser for A Perfect Day. I don’t know if I’d categorize such a day as perfect, but that’s part of the film’s comedy, dealing […]

Read A Perfect Day to Pull a Dead Body Out of a Well on Filmonic.


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Trailer for A Perfect Day, with Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins

13 February 2015 4:31 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a trailer from the Berlin Film Festival for the upcoming "A Perfect Day," starring Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, and Melanie Thierry. Check it out below. Plot: The film follows five aid workers given the simple task of getting a dead body out of a well that's used for drinking water. But in times of war, even the easiest jobs are needlessly complicated. "A Perfect Day" is directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa (Princesas). It has yet to be picked up for distribution or get a release date. Trailer: »

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'Welcome to Me' Poster Featuring Kristen Wiig

12 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.&#160

The new poster for Welcome to Me has arrived, featuring star Kristen Wiig front and center as she symbolically transformers herself into a swan. This woman is going to be on TV whether you like it or not! And she might just break the Neilsen ratings record books. Vanity Fair has our first look at this one-sheet, which is quite a bit different from the first posters featuring Kristen Wiig as a dog walker, in her life before winning the lottery.

In Welcome to Me, »

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First Trailer For A Perfect Day Revealed

10 February 2015 4:02 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given recent international events, a comedy about aid workers in a conflict zone would appear to be a tricky prospect. And yet if this first glimpse is anything to go by, Tim Robbins, Benicio del Toro, Olga Kurylenko and director Fernando León de Aranoa have nailed it with A Perfect Day. Check out the trailer and see if you agree.The film finds Robbins, del Toro and their team in the Balkans. The farcical plot involves the various hindrances they encounter while attempting to purify a water supply by removing a corpse from a well.The Spanish de Aranoa (Los Lunes Al Sol, Princesas) makes his English-language debut with the film, which he also wrote. It was shot in his home country and will be in theatres there on April 28. There are no other release dates for the rest of the world so far, but deals are currently being done »

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Portlandia Renewed For Two More Seasons

10 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I knew you think you’re a fan of the best show on television, but unless you mean Portlandia, you’re just fooling yourself.

Well, I may be caught up in the excitement, and thus prone to overstating things a bit, But!

It is certainly one of the best shows on (and I mean the top three or four), and this is a good time to commit yourself to it, and binge the previous season, because you know it will be around.

The Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein show has always stood out as not only hilarious, but inventive, and frequently uncomfortable. As the seasons have moved on, we’ve gotten a fascinating look at the characters that hail from the soggy northwest, without sacrificing any of the genius behind the show.

Stay tuned, another few weeks, and more seasons may get ordered.

courtesy IFC


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