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‘No Pay, Nudity’ Exclusive Clip: Gabriel Byrne Plays an Aging Actor Struggling with Love, Work and Life

13 December 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The life of an actor can be arduous and frustrating, considering the constant rejection and the inconsistent pay. The new comedy-drama “No Pay, Nudity” follows an aging actor as he struggles with work and life in his twilight years. Gabriel Byrne (“Miller’s Crossing”) stars as Lester Rosenthal who navigates the new realities of the world while continuing to pursue his dreams and dignity. The film co-stars Nathan Lane (“The Birdcage”), Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”), Donna Murphy (“Tangled”), Boyd Gaines (“Funny Games”), Valerie Mahaffey (“Sully)” and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Review: Joachim Trier’s Beguiling And Fascinating ‘Louder Than Bombs’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne & Isabelle Huppert

The film is directed by Lee Wilkoff, who’s best known as an actor for the screen and stage for almost 40 years. He originated the roles of Samuel Byck in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” and »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘No Pay, Nudity’ Review: Gabriel Byrne Shines as a Struggling Actor

11 November 2016 8:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ah, the actor’s life. For those who are smitten by the slings and arrows of mostly not outrageous fortune, the choice of a career is inescapable. It’s something they were born to do, something in their blood. Such a person is Lester Rosenthal (stage name Lawrence Rose), played with understated aplomb by Gabriel Byrne in “No Pay, Nudity.” (The unusual title refers to how a casting ad might read in a theater trade paper.) Crisply written by TV producer Ethan Sandler (“New Girl”) and directed by theater veteran Lee Wilkof with an eye for small details and a lifetime of experience, »

- James Greenberg

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Watch the trailer for comedy drama No Pay, Nudity

22 October 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, a trailer has arrived online for director Lee Wilkof’s upcoming comedy drama No Pay, Nudity which stars Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Francis Conroy; watch it below…

“Aging actor Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne) has lost his way. In this often humorous, yet warmly poignant story, love and friendship, jealousy and re-discovery, career, family, and friends (Nathan Lane, Frances Conroy) intertwine as Lester navigates the perplexing realities facing so many of us as we pursue dreams and dignity. A film about hanging out, hanging in, and hanging on.”

No Pay, Nudity is set for release in November in the States. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane’s ‘No Pay, Nudity’ Scheduled for November Release

26 August 2016 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monterey Media has bought all U.S. and Canada rights to Lee Wilkof’s “No Pay, Nudity,” starring Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy.

The film, Wilkof’s directorial debut, is written by Ethan Sandler. Tani Cohen is the producer with Cliff Chenfeld and Seth Greenland executive producing.

“No Pay, Nudity” premiered in July at the Stony Brook Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize Achievement in Filmmaking. The U.S. theatrical launch is planned for November.

“Funny and charming, and also infused with the emotions faced by so many of us as life doesn’t always deliver the hoped for rewards, were my first wonderful thoughts upon seeing the film,” said Scott Mansfield, Monterey Media managing partner.

Byrne portrays a middle-aged actor who has lost his way and how he relies on his friends (Lane and Conroy) in the Equity Lounge. He returns to his hometown in Dayton, »

- Dave McNary

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Rlj Grabs ‘Dog Eat Dog,’ FilmRise Picks Up SXSW Drama ‘From Nowhere’ and More

26 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Rlj Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Paul Schrader’s action thriller “Dog Eat Dog.” Based on the novel by Edward Bunker, the film was written by Matthew Wilder and stars Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook. The film first premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and will have its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The film “tells the story of three ex-cons who botch a kidnapping. They not only lose a rich payoff, but they get on the wrong side of the mob and become the city’s most wanted fugitives. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, things get completely out of »

- Kate Erbland

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Us Briefs: Concourse Media, Productivity Media board 'Impossible Things'

25 August 2016 9:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: ‘Anything’ wraps Los Angeles shoot; monterey media acquires ‘No Pay, Nudity

Concourse Media and Ontario-based funding partner Productivity Media said on Friday they have acquired Impossible Things, which they claim to be the industry’s first feature-length screenplay written by augmented intelligence.

Concourse Media’s Andrew Felts (pictured at left) and Matthew Shreder (pictured at right), Productivity Media CEO William Santor, and Greenlight Enterprise founder Jack Zhang will attend Toronto next month to introduce the augmented intelligence software to the industry.

The script was created by Greenlight Enterprise’s intuitive data and analytics tool that uses audience taste, plot attributes and industry trends culled from social media data points to shape storylines and target locations and cast.

Impossible Things centres on a grieving mother who begins to see visions.

Principal photography recently wrapped in Los Angeles on Anything, featuring Mark Ruffalo as executive producer alongside Great Point Media’s Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve. Timothy McNeil’s directorial »

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Nathan Lane at Stony Brook Film Festival, World Premiere of No Pay, Nudity - July 26, 2016

27 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Stony Brook Film Festival News Nathan Lane Among the Actors Representing the World Premiere of No Pay, Nudity - Q&A with Lee Wilkof, director; Zoe Perry and Loudon Wainwright III at the 21st Stony Brook Film Festival - July 27, 2016, Stony Brook, NY – Nathan Lane was among the actors representing the Stony Brook Film Festival’s World Premiere of the drama No Pay, Nudity in support of his long-time friend, Lee Wilkof.  On stage at the Q&A following the screening was No Pay, Nudity actors Loudon Wainwright III (who is also a Grammy-winning musician) Nathan Lane, Zoe Perry (who Lane noted is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry) and director Lee Wilkof. The film is Wilkof’s directorial debut. Wilkof was the original Seymour...

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