10 items from 2017
Every year, celebrities, filmmakers, journalists and movie fans flock to the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan for the Tribeca Film Festival, an illustrious celebration of film and television that features some of the most exciting projects and panel discussions of any media festival in the country.
Founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the festival has helped revitalize the city and remind both filmmakers and fans alike of New York City’s valued place in film and TV while becoming a welcoming community for voices and perspectives from all over the world. “It’s also a fabric of our city. So whether or not it’s a film from Israel or Palestine or something for kids, our festival was about community and it still is,” Rosenthal tells Et. “It’s about bringing community together.”
The 2017 festival, which runs April 19-30, continues to expand beyond film and TV with »
Before I even begin, have you looked closely enough at the photo above? Who cares what movie this is? Look at Luis Guzman! P.S. Luis Guzman is one of my favorite “That Guy” actors of all-time. My history liking this guy goes all the way back to Crocodile Dundee 2. He made all of us love him in Boogie Nights but Guzman has been doing his thing for decades. Ok, back to the subject at hand: Dwayne Johnson. Fewer people in Hollywood have stories as amazing as Dwayne Johnson. He’s about as “Arnold Schwarzenegger” as you can possibly get in
Check Out the Evolution of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Career in One Supercut »
- Nat Berman
Code Black finished it second season last month, but CBS has still not announced if it will return for another season or not. What do you think? Would you watch a third season of the TV series?A medical drama, Code Black takes place in a Los Angeles ER plagued by a staggering influx of patients that often outweighs the limited resources available to the devoted doctors and nurses who work there. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Rob Lowe, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Harry Ford, Luis Guzman, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Boris Kodjoe, and Jillian Murray.Read More… »
Exclusive: Tim Roth, Nick Nolte and Luis Guzmán have been tapped to star in Darius Films’ forthcoming drama The Padre, with Jonathan Sobol directing from a script by Stephen Kunc. Colombian actress Valeria Henriquez also is set to co-star in the film, which is shooting in Bogota, Colombia. It tells the story of the Padre (Roth), a small-time con man on the run from his dogged pursuers, U.S. Court Justice Nemes (Nolte) and local police officer Gaspar (Guzmán). When the… »
Telemundo telenovela performers have voted to join SAG-aftra in a 91-21 vote conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
The union called the election “a momentous step toward ending the double standard that has existed for decades between Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and their English-speaking colleagues at NBC.”
Actor Luis Guzman said, “Very proud of all those who took a step forward towards equality and the fundamental right of being represented by SAG-aftra. In unity y siempre p’alante mi gente!”
Telemundo is the largest employer of Spanish-language talent in the United States. The new bargaining unit will cover actors, stunt performers, singers, and dancers working on telenovelas produced in the United States.
“I congratulate Telemundo performers and welcome them to our family of actors and professionals,” SAG-aftra »
- Dave McNary
The actor’s Elysium Bandini Studios produced the projects in association with Los Angeles film schools.
Cinedigm Corp. has acquired all North American rights to The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards and Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha, produced by James Franco, Jennifer Howell and Vince Jolivette’s Elysium Bandini Studios.
The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards was produced in conjunction with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and stars Franco, Tyler Labine, Kate Mara, Jim Parrack, Natalie Portman, Rico Rodriguez, Abigail Spencer, Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Mann and Kristen Wiig.
The film has a unique structure comprised of a series of vignettes that run the whole gamut of emotions as the film delves into universal themes of memory, longing and loss.
Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha was produced in conjunction with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and was written and directed by students in Franco’s USC graduate »
The Oscars may have come and gone—some even slipping right out of a recipient’s grasp—but that doesn’t mean awards season is over. We mean, it mostly is, but there are certainly other accolades to be distributed, other cinematic achievements to be lauded. Take the All Def Movie Awards, a Russell Simmons creation, which were held on February 22. That ceremony also handed out many prestigious prizes, including Most Out of Place White Person, which was awarded to all of the nominees, astoundingly enough. Tiffany Haddish picked up only the second ever Bad Ass Boss Chick award for her role in Keanu, while her costar Luis Guzman won for Best Latino Not in a Service Industry Role.
- Danette Chavez
Widely known as “Bip the Clown,” his chalk-faced stage persona, Marceau had a fascinating life. He performed around the world for over 60 years, was friends with Michael Jackson, even reportedly inspired Jackson’s famous moonwalk dance moves. Born into a Jewish family, Marceau escaped deportation during WWII but lost his father in Auschwitz and became a French Resistance hero.
Marceau gave his first show after the liberation of Paris in August 1944 and later won a flurry of honorary awards, including France’s National Order of Merit, an Emmy Award, and even a National Treasure nod in Japan. Marceau was highly celebrated in the U.S., and appeared on Broadway several times, and toured across the country as well many times. Marceau, »
- Elsa Keslassy
If you’re Paul Thomas Anderson, how do you follow up a succession of sprawling epics like Boogie Nights and Magnolia? Why, you make a small-scale rom-com, of course. Except this is PTA, so it’s not that simple. On the surface, Punch-Drunk Love looks like the runt of Anderson’s litter – perhaps not helped, in retrospect, by Adam Sandler’s steady decline since 2002 – but looking again, it has a good deal to offer.
Sandler plays Barry, a blue pill guy in a bad blue suit. He owns a warehouse company that sells … well, who knows? Plungers, certainly. Barry is socially awkward and thoroughly single, and he’s under the thumb of his seven bullying sisters. One day his one vaguely agreeable sibling, Elizabeth (Mary Lynn Rajskub), introduces Barry to »
- Rupert Harvey
The movie focuses on three families -- one Hispanic, one African American and one Caucasian -- who all end up sharing the same camping ground when all of them refuse to leave. And Et has your first look at the chaos in the woods, when a colony of bats swarms the area, sending everyone -- Leah Remini, Finesse Mitchell, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Charlotte McKinney, Chanel Iman (Dope), Barry Shabaka Henley and Tiffany Haddish -- on the run.
The film, co-written and directed by Fred Wolf and executive produced by Sheen, is the latest in Crackle’s growing slate of original content, including Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, The Art of More with Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, and the return of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee hosted »
10 items from 2017
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