At the Streamys: Illeana Douglas Hearts Ikea

With "Easy to Assemble," her company is catching the first wave of branded entertainment

By Maria Russo

Indie film icon Illeana Douglas has been busy these days with her web production company Brando TV. The company has finished the first season of its Ikea-sponsored series “Easy to Assemble,” in which Douglas, playing herself, takes a job at Ikea in an attempt to escape from after-40 Hollywood hell. But leaving showbiz behind is not so easy: Her celebrity friends, led by Justine Bateman, follow her and end up at Ikea as well.

She and her executive producer, Chris Bradley, spoke to TheWrap at the first annual Streamy Awards.

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Tribeca Photo Diary: Pittsburgh

[/link] Premiere Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and Labrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and outright self-parody improv in this deliciously deadpan comedy called Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh roll Call Directors Chris Bradley & Kyle Labrache Group Photo-op Cast: Actor Jeff Goldblum Cast: Actress Illeana Douglas Mr & Mrs. Goldblum Guest of premiere: Actress Jane Lynch Guest of premiere: Actress Kelly Lynch Lights out All pictures © of Pierre-Alexandre Despatis 2006. Tribeca Photo Diary #8 Tribeca Photo Diary #7 Tribeca Photo Diary #6 Tribeca Photo Diary #5 Tribeca Photo Diary #4 Tribeca Photo Diary #3 Tribeca Photo Diary #2 Tribeca Photo Diary #1 ...
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Tff 2006: Non-Competitive Selections

  • [ This is part two of our continuing Tribeca Coverage. You can read about the competitive sections of the festival in part one. ] Another day, another major announcement by the Tribeca Film Festival (Tff). The selection of a few non-competitive sections has been announced. The 60 films in the â€.Spotlightâ€., â€.Discoveryâ€. and â€.NY Specialsâ€. have been announced and represent a wide selection of established and new filmmakers from 16 countries. The Spotlight section contains new works by Kaige ChenChen Kaige
[/link], Claude Chabrol, Guy Maddin, Chris Marker and Sydney Pollack!! * * * Spotlight The Spotlight category was created to present distinctive out-of-competition films with established and international talent. From revisiting the New York soccer craze of the 70â€.s, to a daughter's unique and heartfelt tribute to her father, to an overweight and under-loved actor in search of his soul mate, the Spotlight category reflects the full spectrum of human emotions in 18 films from eight countries. The Spotlight category includes narratives and documentaries by or with some of the worldâ€.s highest profile film talent such as Chen Kaige,
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Docu filmmakers focus lens on Goldblum, play

Following on from their film Jon E. Edwards Is in Love, which closes the AFI Summer Doc Fest on July 21, helmers Chris Bradley and Kyle LaBrache have found their next subject in Jeff Goldblum. The directors have begun shooting a documentary on the actor and his fiancee, Catherine Wreford. The new production will chronicle their romance and their behind-the-scenes experience on the play The Music Man, which co-stars Goldblum's pals Ed Begley Jr. and Illeana Douglas and runs through the middle of the month in Goldblum's hometown of Pittsburgh. Moby, Bob Odenkirk, Douglas, Begley and other guest stars will appear in the docu, which the producers hope to take to Sundance next year. Goldblum, Patrick Bradley and Ryan Magnussen are producing. Industry Entertainment's Keith Addis and Bernard Cahill from Roar are executive producing. The project is a RIPE/Industry Entertainment production. Goldblum next appears in The Life Aquatic. Bradley and LaBrache are repped by Benderspink and Jen Leavy at Behr, Abramson. Goldblum is repped by UTA.

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