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Wamg Interview- Joey Dedio: Writer and Star of Tio Papi – Sliff 2013

Joey Dedio is a veteran of film, stage and television. As a youngster, Dedio appeared in After School Specials and on the NBC soap opera Another World; portrayed the title role in the NBC Series “The Karate Kid”; and served as the voice of “Wheeler” on the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” As an adult, Dedio has worked as a regular in the serial “Sunset Beach”; guest-starred on such dramas as “Law and Order” and “Chicago Hope”; originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play “Skin”; and appeared in more than 15 films, including the Sundance competition drama Strays. Taking on additional roles, the multitalented Dedio wrote, produced, and starred in Downtown: A Street Tale and produced the award-winning documentary “The Providence Effect.” Dedio plays the title role in Tio Papi, which he co-wrote and produced.

Joey will be in St. Louis to screen Tio Papi as part of The St.
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'Pulling Strings' review: Jaime Camil gets a Visa in Mexico City with romance

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"Pulling Strings" takes a bit of a hit by being the third Latin single-dad comedy to roll into American theaters in a month. And though it is funnier and out-charms "Tio Papi," it lacks the whimsy, magical realism and kid-friendly sentiment of the sleeper hit "Instructions Not Included."  

But this tale of a mariachi singer denied a visa, who then tries to trick and charm the American embassy staffer who turned him down, is a winning vehicle for singer / actor Jaime Camil

Alejandro (Camil) is raising his 9-year-old daughter alone, and fears what the Catholic school nuns are telling him is true -- that he's botching the job. She needs to go spend time with her grandparents. In Arizona.

Having no property, permanent address or passport, he gets little more than the no-eye-contact dismissal from U.S. Embassy functionary Rachel (Laura Ramsey of "No One Lives" and "Kill the Irishman
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Tio Papi Cast On The Independently-Made Latino Film

Meet Joey Dedio, an independent filmmaker and actor, whose passion project Tio Papi makes its way into movie theaters September 6. CineMovie is with the star/writer/producer and his two young co-stars.

Not everyone waits for Hollywood to come calling. Joey Dedio has been producing films independently for a few years. His latest project, Tio Papi has the multi-hyphenate playing a bachelor forced to take in his sister’s six children after their parents die in a car accident. As Uncle Daddy, Ray Ray must decide over family or his own desires.

Joey Dedio along with Fatima Ptacek (Dora the Explorer's voice) and David Castro talk about the experience making the independent film and working with Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis.

Tio Papi was nominated for five 2013 Imagen Awards including Best Feature Film. The film also stars Frankie Faison, Elizabeth

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Exclusive Clip: Knock, Knock, Who's There? A Surprise Visit for 'Tio Papi'

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Another Latin family-friendly film will be making its way to a theater near you this weekend. Directed by Fro Rojas, Tio Papi (aka Uncle Daddy), tells the story of Ray-Ray Dominquez, a fun-loving uncle forced to take care of his sister's six children after her sudden death. The heart-warming drama stars Joey Dedio, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Fatima Ptacek and David Castro. Here's an exclusive clip of Tio Papi getting an unexpected visit by the Department of Children and Family Services. Turns out this former playboy needs to get his act together or he risks losing all six children.  

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Win Tio Papi Los Angeles Movie Tickets

CineMovie is giving away movie tickets to see the family comedy Tio Papi, a new independent film screening in Pico Rivera, CA on Thursday, September 5th.

It was a bachelor's life for hard-working and fun-loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That's until one day when everything changed ­and he became a reluctant Tio Papi to his sister¹s six children ages six to 16.

Now, in charge of raising this energetic (and expensive) clan, Ray Ray must make important decisions on what life really is all about. Combining heart-warming drama with light-hearted comedy, Tio Papi, directed by Fro Rojas from the original screenplay by Joey Dedio and Brian Herskowitz, is an upbeat story of life's unexpected surprises and ultimately what matters the most the love of family.

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'Tio Papi' review: Joey Dedio, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Kelly McGillis in family dramedy

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Maudlin and wholesome to a fault, "Tio Papi" is a family dramedy about a single guy who gives up his dream life when his sister dies and leaves him with six kids that he doesn't know how to raise.

It stumbles out of the gate by not showing anything of a "dream" life that New Yorker Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) is giving up. He lives alone and saves his cash, yet he's behind on his rent. Way behind.

The film finds zero laughs in the worn-out situation of a bachelor -- Puerto Rican, in this case -- who suddenly has to cope with kids. A strained romance with a teacher (Elizabeth Rodriguez) he split from because he didn't want to be "tied down" with kids doesn't work.

The financial struggle of being responsible for six fresh mouths to feed is skimmed over. And the third act is a litany
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Tio Papi (Uncle Daddy) trailer, poster and images

Check out the trailer, poster and images in the gallery for Fro Rojas' Tio Papi, starring Joey Dedio, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Kelly McGillis and Frankie Faison. Franky G, Vanessa Aspillaga, Jeffrey De Serrano, Jené Hernandez, Jack Noseworthy, Gabriella Fanuele, David Castro, Fatima Ptacek, Sebastian Martinez, Nicolette Pierini, and Dax Roy co-star in the Active Fox Productions film which opens on September 6th. It was a bachelor’s life for hard-working and fun-loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That’s until one day when everything changed – and he became a reluctant
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Tio Papi New Movie Poster and Trailer

Remember Kelly McGillis from Top Gun and Witness? The 80s star can be seen in an independent film Tio Papi as a social worker placing a family of six with their uncle after their parent's death. Take a look at the film and movie poster.

Don't be surprised if you don't recognize Kelly McGillis, but she's the white-haired character. In a case of "Where are they now," McGillis disappeared from Hollywood but returned to star in smaller fare after her success in the 80s co-starring with Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and Jodie Foster. She's starring alongside newcomers in this independently produced film.

It was a bachelor’s life for hard working and fun loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That’s until one day when

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Sliff/Kids – Children’s Film Festival Begins Tonight in St. Louis

Sliff/Kids opens tonight! I’m planning on attending tonight’s show and tomorrow night’s as well. This should be a great, Free, event and hopefully will turn into an annual fest.

Did we mention everything is free!!!

Cinema St. Louis introduces Sliff/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by Pnc Arts Alive. With a half-dozen presenting partners, Csl will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop as part of Sliff/Kids, which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013. A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s
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Wamg Interview: Joey Dedio – Writer and Star of Tio Papi

Interview Conducted by Tom Stockman July 24th, 2013

Joey Dedio is a veteran of film, stage and television. As a youngster, Dedio appeared in After School Specials and on the NBC soap opera Another World; portrayed the title role in the NBC Series “The Karate Kid”; and served as the voice of “Wheeler” on the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” As an adult, Dedio has worked as a regular in the serial “Sunset Beach”; guest-starred on such dramas as “Law and Order” and “Chicago Hope”; originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play “Skin”; and appeared in more than 15 films, including the Sundance competition drama Strays. Taking on additional roles, the multitalented Dedio wrote, produced, and starred in Downtown: A Street Tale and produced the award-winning documentary “The Providence Effect.” Dedio plays the title role in Tio Papi, which he co-wrote and produced.

Joey will be in St.
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Sliff/Kids – Children’s Film Festival in St. Louis Announces Guests of Honor

Cinema St. Louis introduces Sliff/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by Pnc Arts Alive. With a half-dozen presenting partners, Csl will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop as part of Sliff/Kids, which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013. A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience on the fest’s weekdays (July 29-Aug. 2). And on Aug. 3, a full-day animation workshop will be held at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Sliff/Kids film programs and camps will be offered free of charge; a
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Imagen Awards Nominate 'Chicago Fire,' 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' for Latino Portrayals

Imagen Awards Nominate 'Chicago Fire,' 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' for Latino Portrayals
The television series "Chicago Fire," "Dallas" and "Scandal" and the feature films "Bless Me, Ultima" and "Tio Papi" are among the nominees for the 28th annual Imagen Awards, which honor portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in TV and film. Among the actors nominated by the Imagen Foundation are Benjamin Bratt, Sonia Braga, Nestor Carbonell, Oscar Nunez, Jordana Brewster, Gina Torres for their work in television, and Eva Mendes, E.J. Bonilla and David Castro for feature film. Winners will be selected by a panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders,
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First Trailer and Still from 50 Cent's Things Fall Apart

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First Trailer and Still from 50 Cent's Things Fall Apart
Watch the first theatrical movie trailer for the upcoming film “Things Fall Apart” by director Mario Van Peebles (Red Sky, Redemption Road, Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy) from writers 50 Cent and Brian A Miller and starring Ray Liotta (Wanderlust, Field of Dreams 2: Lockout, The River Murders, Goodfellas), 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin, Caught in the Crossfire, Righteous Kill), Mario Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield (King’s Faith, Head of State, Madea’s Family Reunion) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Pound of Flesh, Cold Case, Tio Papi). Synopsis: A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest movie...
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Exclusive: Kelly McGillis Talks Top Gun 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

Exclusive: Kelly McGillis Talks Top Gun 25th Anniversary Blu-ray
Kelly McGillis looks back at director Tony Scott's blockbuster hit, on Blu-ray this Tuesday, August 30th

Top Gun is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this Tuesday, August 30th, with an all-new Blu-ray release. The number one movie of 1986 is set to return fans to the Danger Zone in Hi-Def, and it remains one of the greatest adventures of all time. We caught up with Tom Cruise's leading lady, Kelly McGillis, to reminisce about Top Gun and to celebrate its birthday. Here is our conversation.

Is this fun for you to reminisce about Top Gun? Where do you hold the movie in regards to your career?

Kelly McGillis: (Laughs) I don't think about it much. It was fun. It was great. I had a great time doing it. But I don't dwell too much on what I've done. I have to deal with what I am doing today.

So,
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