Wednesday, October 7, 2009

D'Onofrio & Erbe's deafening silence...., 10.07.09
by Terra King

Law and Order:CI Vincent D'onofrio Kathryn Erbe. A deafening silence

First phone call of this morning was to Bill Butler's office at the Gersh Agency in New York, they represent Kathryn. I called them last week and received a curt "no comment." The call today went to the same office, the same person answered. I asked several questions about...announcements forthcoming, New films, Negotiations, the jars of fluff fans are sending to USA. I got in answer "No Comment" "No Comment" "No Comment" and "We had a meeting and were told to say 'No Comment'". No fear rep at Butler's office, you did your job well.

Now we know something is difinitely up or there would be something more than "No Comment," there would be, "an annoucement is coming," or something similar. Why not just say Kathryn is moving on, whatever.

Since there was a meeting where people were told to say "No Comment," one must logically think there is something Gersh agency doesn't want to talk about. The big secret is probably negotiations are ongoing. Full article
From allthingslawandorder, 10.8.09

Rene Balcer on Producing Law & Order

...When I briefly touched on the recent news and resulting turmoil about the mass exits at Law & Order Criminal Intent, and I mentioned that the “whole gang” was leaving he commented, “Well, we’re not sure if the whole gang is going to leave so who knows?

Thanks river!
Movieline, 10.9.09
by Julie Miller

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Loyalists Unleash Deadly Fluffalanche

With great sadness, Movieline reported two weeks ago that Law & Order: Criminal Intent was discharging several key characters from its force including Goren and Eames, the beloved lead detective team played by Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe. Instead of sitting tight while Criminal Intent writers transition Jeff Goldblum’s ivory-tickling, ethnic food loving, matinee-catching detective (and whichever actor they recast as his straight partner) as the program’s top bananas, Goren/Eames fans are banding together. On October 16, USA Networks will be deluged with jars of marshmallow filling, the same Fluff fans allege they will be watching if the network does not renew D’Onofrio and Erbe’s contracts. Full article


SnarkAngel said...

Here's a petition to sign!

auroragyps said...

The thot plickens. ;-) I don't know what to believe, but I do know that as long as Vincent & Kathryn are going to be okay (which I really hope is the case), then I'm ok with things.

Sharon said...

I was going to ask if anyone had heard any comment from Katie regarding the whole thing.

My understanding is that Vincent is going to be in the 2-part opener - but Katie's name was never mentioned. Perhaps that is why her people are not commenting.

Everyone sign that petition and get everyone you know to - yesterday there were only a little over 100 signatures.

Not that I think this will do any good (or the fluff campaign), but at least we can vent and Vincent and Katie will know we will miss them.

USA made such a huge mistake - I'm dumping their network. I'm only watching Goren/Eames or some of the Logan episodes - no Nichols in my house!

And this is tough, since most of my TV watching was on USA. I usually watched SVU and NCIS - and I did like In Plain Sight, but the network has no one to blame when their ratings drop - to paraphrase Alex Eames "All Their Wounds Are Self-Inflicted!!!"

Anonymous said...

If you want to join in OR just to follow what is going on - here are the three main links -

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to believe anymore, but do we know if this person works for a legitimate newspaper or magazine? By that, I mean this is a website she's writing on, and she recently took a comment someone posted elsewhere and reprinted it, word for word, without checking the source, or that the information she was reprinting was correct, which seems very strange behaviour for a professional journalist. Maybe she's getting 'No comment' from everyone because they have no idea who she is, and they're not going to give some kind of a 'scoop' to someone they're not sure about? Just a thought ;0)

val said...

Vincent's sister said in her blog that he had told her he was not renewing his contract, but she put a date in 2008.

It's different from the story that came from the NBC insider. I think they've been peed on from a great height.

Bunny said...

WHAT IF??: Family Values should have been Vincent's last episode, but he was asked (begged) to stick it out one more year while they got someone better than Chris to carry the show, the theory being that Jeffs hollywood, could lure new fans and appease old ones??

Just a theory.

janethyland said...

Balcer gave an interview on that site? So he casts the net of uncertainty and doubt to catch a silver fish. Very existential!

I see Southland got cancelled because NBC NOW consider it "too dark and gritty", when once it wanted it because it was "dark and gritty".

Methinks there is a sea change at NBC, thats it becoming a light entertainment cable channel of chat/reality show/sports etc. Its specializing and even the Law and Orders may go. After all Balcer has other projects lined up for 2010 which will enable him to be more creative.

Decisions about LOCI may be part of all this bigger decision making.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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