Friday, April 30, 2010

VINCENT D'ONOFRIO'S WORST APARTMENT

TRIBECA 2010 EXCLUSIVE: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO'S WORST APARTMENT

The Plus admits having 22 seconds with Colin Farrell was pretty exciting. But getting two minutes with Vincent D'Onofrio really made our night!

The native New Yorker, who stars in the thriller "The New Tenants," winner of this year's Oscar for best live action short, almost told us about his most horrible NYC apartment experience.

"I lived in some pretty bad places when I was a kid. I don't think I can talk about the worst one that just popped into my head," he told with us at the movie's Tribeca Film Festival 2010 premiere.

We think it's kind of sweet Vincent thought it might traumatize us like the couple in the movie if he recounted that story, but he did spill about the studio on Fulton Street that he shared – with four other people!

"Our ceiling was 15 ft. high and I built these walls of plywood that only went seven feet up," he exclaimed. "It was horrible."

Yes, New York City apartments are notoriously small. So what's Vincent's best piece of advice on making your tiny abode livable?

"Live alone," he said with a laugh.

We have to agree with you on that one!

Tune in next Monday for more Tribeca 2010 celeb coverage!

http://www.celebritygoodlife.com/blog/2010/04/tribeca-2010-exclusive-vincent-donofrios-worst-apartment-.html

Vincent at "Don't Go in the Woods" screening

Re: our previous post on 'Don't Go in the Woods' screening at Joe's Pub on May 28th.

We have confirmed that Vincent will indeed be performing with Sam Bisbee at the show on the 28th.

George Gerkie at Joe's Pub in July

Vincent D'Onofrio presents 'The George Gerkie Cowboy Experience' with special guest Sam Bisbee in a benefit for The Heroes Health Project at Joe's Pub in NYC.

July 22, 2010
Price: $40; $100 VIP

$100 VIP tickets includes preferred seating and meet & greet

VIP TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BY PHONE (212-967-7555) OR AT BOX OFFICE WINDOW ONLY!

The Heroes Health Project is an extraordinary foundation set up to provide unique help through a successful detoxification program to uniformed personnel who suffer as a result of toxic exposure while in the line of duty. Thousands of police officers and firefighters exposed to toxic methamphetamine labs and soldiers exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering.

It is our intent to help those who have put their lives on the line for their community and country and who have put the welfare of others before their own. They were the heroes we looked to whenever help was needed and who, in providing that help, lost their own health and quality of life.

It is time to give back. We owe them. Please join us in this worthwhile endeavor by donating to the cause.
Featured Artists

* George Gerkie
* Sam Bisbee

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Watch "The New Tenants" on Youtube





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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video: TFF 2010 "The New Tenants" director Joachim Back and Vincent D'Onofrio



Vincent D'Onofrio and director Joachim Back sit down with AMC News Correspondent Jacob Soboroff to talk about what drew D'Onofrio to their Oscar-winning short, The New Tenants.

Clip from "Brooklyn's Finest"


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Vincent in cameo role in "Brooklyn's Finest". Clip is the first 3 minutes of the movie.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Don't Go In the Woods" screens at Joe's Pub

Don't Go In The Woods, directed by Vincent D'Onofrio and featuring music by Sam Bisbee at Joe's Pub

Price: $20 * 11:30 PM - May 28

Show Description
PLAY THIS FILM LOUD presents slasher musical Don't Go In The Woods, directed by Vincent D'Onofrio and featuring music by Sam Bisbee. The screening will be followed by a live musical performance with the cast.

Thanks Tricia!

/by Jenn
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Craigslist

4/21-5/5: D'Onofrio Acting Workshop (New York City)

Renowned Acting Coach and sister of Actor, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elizabeth D'Onofrio will be conducting her Annual NYC Acting Workshop on June 12th from 1-5pm at Simple Studios, 134 W.29th (2nd floor b/t 6th & 7th).
Please sign up or visit, http://www.donofrioe.com
The workshop will consist of,
Cold Reading Technique
Cold Reading on tape
Relaxation and Sense Memory Exercises
Improvisation
and Monologue Study.

All based on Elizabeth's studies with The American Stanislavski Theater and with Sharon Chatten of The Actors Studio, as well as her 30 years experience in auditioning and work as an Actor.

/by Jenn

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TFF 2010 Portrait Studio At The FilmMaker Industry Press Center


New photos added to slideshow

(L-R) Actor Vincent D'Onofrio, producer Erika Hampson, actor David Rakoff and actor Jamie Harrold from the film "The New Tenants" attend the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 portrait studio at the FilmMaker Industry Press Center on April 27, 2010 in New York, New York. Photos found at Zimbio.com

Thanks Heather!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vincent D'Onofrio and Kate Erbe at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival



April 23: Vincent D'Onofrio arrives for the Tribeca Film Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in NYC for the screening of "The New Tenants".
Click photo for slideshow

Shorts: Hard Core

Sometimes it takes an antihero to clean up the streets in Something in the Air. A young man finds a safe space between the present and the afterlife In Space. The 1940s jazz milieu sets the stage for a composer and his consequences in Billy and Aaron. The situation: three boys from Queens, a missing wallet and a prostitute named Cookie. In Bedford Park Boulevard, 15-year-old Byron struggles to outwit a school system that seems against him. Discover where the location is in F--K. Being a good neighbor brings about some bizarre consequences to a couple of The New Tenants.

Thanks Jenn!

More photos here and here

Also on Getty Images

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Undies! at the Sarasota Film Festival

Stalking Stars at 2010 Sarasota Film Festival

Solo Travel Girl | 4.22.10
by Jennifer Huber

OK, I’m not really a stalker but I did have a fun time playing amateur paparazzi on the red carpet of the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival last weekend. Check out this blog post with my observation about Patti Smith’s red carpet appearance.

A burning question many fans may want to know, does Mr. Vincent D’Onofrio wear boxers or briefs? Well…

First, be sure to check out these two articles, “2010 Sarasota Film Festival Conversation with Vincent D’Onofrio” and “Vincent D’Onofrio’s ‘Don’t Go in the Woods”.Actress Patricia Clarkson, Sarasota Film Festival April 17, 2010

Looking for more photos? check out my 2010 Sarasota Film Festival Flickr stream and this YouTube video of Vincent D’Onofrio.

So, does Mr. D. wear boxers or briefs? During Sunday’s “In Conversation With” series, Vincent said he wasn’t wearing either! Hmm…

Article

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Video: Vincent D'Onofrio on the Red Carpet at Sarasota Film Festival



Thank you to Jennifer Huber for sending the link!

Jennifer said it's "not the best - I was trying to take photos, too, but got some Vincent goodness :)"
It looks great to us. Thank you for sharing it.

Video: Tribeca Film Festival 2008


Vincent D'Onofrio At Tribeca Film Festival May 2008
Uploaded by CottonJan. - Full seasons and entire episodes online.

Vincent with his wife and son at Tribeca FF in 2008.

Thanks Jenn!

In Conversation with Vincent D'Onofrio at SFF 2010

Suite101.com | 4.20.10
by Jennifer Huber

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio discussed new movie 'Johnny and Me", offered advice to aspiring filmmakers, answered questions about "Criminal Intent" return.

Vincent D'Onofrio was one of the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival's several celebrities during the event’s closing weekend April 16 – 18 in Sarasota, Fla. He appeared at the screening of his directorial debut, a slasher musical movie called Dont Go in the Woods Friday and Saturday nights. Steve Persall of the St. Petersburg Times posed questions to D'Onofrio during the "In Conversation Series" at Florida Studio Theatre on Sunday. Over the course of the weekend, D'Onofrio answered questions ranging from his new film project called “Johnny and Me” to guest appearances on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and advice to aspiring filmmakers.

Vincent D’Onofrio Discussed New Project, Johnny and Me

After reading an article in Brain, Child magazine about an 8-year-old girl with autism who learned to communicate through the world of Cinderella, Vincent D'Onofrio was inspired to write Johnny and Me with Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee. He will direct the film about a fifty-something-year-old man with Asperger's syndrome who communicates through the history and music of Johnny Cash. The lead character's 18-year-old daughter enters his life and the two bond as father and daughter while traveling through the Southern United States and connect through Johnny Cash.

According to D'Onofrio Johnny and Me is a $3 to $5 million movie and although he has the financial backing, he has not found the right actor to cast the lead character. He told the audience he wrote the part for himself but does not have the time to handle the financing, direct and act. The Johnny Cash Estate granted permission for D'Onofrio to use Cash's history and music in the film.

Vincent D’Onofrio Offered Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers

Aspiring filmmakers asked D’Onofrio for advice. He suggested they "keep the budget low as possible, don't take 'no' from anybody" and "remind your crew and people around you when asked if something can be done the answer is always 'yes.'"

Vincent D’Onofrio encouraged aspiring screenwriters to "write" and "stop talking about it and do it. It's not what people say it's what people do," he continued. "The only true artists that I have ever met in my life do not procrastinate, ever. They do instead of say."

He then suggested having friends and family read the story to ensure people can understand what is being said. Once a script is complete, D’Onofrio said to write another one. As for selling it, he recommended attending a film festival with a complete script and find a way to connect with producers and have them read it. According to the actor, "It doesn’t matter who you are, producers like material. It doesn't matter who wrote it they don't care as long as it's good and it’ll make a good movie."

Does Vincent D'Onofrio Think He’s Sexy?

Dressed in a black dress shirt, black slacks and black flip-flops during Sunday's conversation, D'Onofrio was asked whether he considered himself sexy. No, he does not but considers himself "talented."

Full article
Thanks Heather and Linda!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vincent D'Onofrio's Don't Go in the Woods at Sarasota Film Fest

Suite101.com | 4.20.10
by Jennifer Huber

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio screened his directorial debut movie, a slasher musical called Don’t Go in the Woods during the closing weekend of the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival April 16 and 17 in Sarasota, Fla. Following each screening, D’Onofrio answered audience questions regarding the horror film.

Synopsis of Don’t Go in the Woods

An indie rock band of five young men heads into the woods for a weekend of creative inspiration away from modern distractions. New songs are sung and written but female groupies crash the creative jam session causing distraction. In traditional slasher movie style, characters begin disappearing and are violently killed by a crazed murderer. Unlike a traditional horror film, Don't Go in the Woods is a musical with scenes of characters singing while being murdered. The film oozes with thrills and a dark sense of humor complemented by a solid rock soundtrack. The end's twist left filmgoers asking, "Who was the murderer?"

What’s Next for Don’t Go in the Woods

Vincent D’Onofrio is confident the horror flick will be distributed in movie theaters. He told the audience following Saturday's screening, he has "Made a deal with Jason Blum who put out Paranormal Activity…he really liked it and thinks he can get it out there."

Full article

Vincent D'Onofrio at SFF Night of a Thousand Stars


Photo courtesy of Peter Le


VSarasota Film Festival Night of a Thousand Stars - Friday, April 16th, 2010

Thank you Heather!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Photo slideshow of Vincent D'Onofrio at the Sarasota Film Festival


Photo by Jeannette Pepe. Click photo for slideshow.
Some photos included in slideshow are courtesy of Jeannette Pepe. Thanks for sharing them.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chatting on stage with Vincent D'Onofrio

TampaBay.com | 4.18.10
by Steve Persall

Vincent D'Onofrio charmed an audience -- and yours truly posing the questions -- as part of the Sarasota Film Festival's A Conversation with... series Sunday, as the 10-day cinema showcase drew to a close.

For 70 minutes, D'Onofrio proved himself as intensely focused on his craft as his Law & Order: Criminal Intent character Det. Bobby Goren. Yet with loose-lipped candor that you'd expect from anyone wearing flip-flops to a public appearance in a chic town.

That role, which recently came to an end, was obviously what drew most of the 160 people in attendance at the cozy Gompertz Theater -- including one woman named Jeannette who came dressed in L&O:CI gear, with handcuffs hanging off her purse. She made D'Onofrio a bit nervous, I think. But he made it out safely.
We got around to that but I was more interested in his movie work, zeroing in on his films with great directors like Stanley Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket) and Robert Altman (The Player) -- making fascinating comparisons between the masters -- and the two occasions he played Orson Welles, in Tim Burton's Ed Wood and his own short film, Five Minutes, Mr. Welles. We got into some of his indie work, like The Whole Wide World, and in one funny section he described how he built his Men in Black character of a farmer infected by an alien bug.

D'Onofrio spoke of buying a pair of athletic leg braces and binding them with duct tape with the joints splayed in drastic positions. He stood up -- which takes some doing since he's 6-4 -- to mimic the spastic gait the best he could. He said the voice ("More sugarrrr!") evolved into a blend of George C. Scott and John Huston.

"The thing was, when I showed up on set and started to do it, it was like this, I mean they stopped shooting. They were like (strokes chin) 'Hmmm. Let's take a break.' They were nervous, very very nervous, like, you know, getting fired nervous.

"But it worked out. And what happened was, it worked out so well that after two weeks of shooting the bosses came into my trailer and said: 'Well, we have to get rid of the (alien) puppets that they made for your character because they can't make them move as interesting as you're moving.' Honest to God truth.

"I tell you, every single time you try to pull off a unique performance, and you do your homework, it causes problems for everybody else."

Source

Thanks Tricia!

Photos: 2010 Sarasota Film Festival







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Thanks Rainie!
More photos here: http://www.elevationphotos.com/ximagi/search.php?people[]=VINCENT%20D%27ONOFRIO#page=0&view=preview&key=

Vincent at Sarasota Film Festival

Herald Tribune |4.17.10
by Jay Handelman


Director John Landis peered through his computer screen to see the 2010 Master of Cinema Award he received Saturday at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Landis, who has been working on his latest film in London, was unable to fly to the United States this weekend because of the volcano in Iceland that stopped almost all air traffic out of Europe.

...The Filmmakers’ tribute evening began with awards presentations for narrative, documentary and independent visions features, youthFEST awards and audience favorites, which included the documentary “For Once in My Life” and the narrative feature “The New Year".

Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson were among the presenters, and Vincent D’Onofrio introduced a 35-minute montage of Landis films, which began with a dance troupe doing a live version of Jackson’s “Thriller” video.



Full article: http://aande.blogs.heraldtribune.com/11987/sarasota-film-festival-john-landis-accepts-award-via-internet/

Thanks Linda!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"The Irishman" due out late summer/early fall

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland - Mike Trivisonno Show

April 13: Lyndhurst Police Chief Rick Porrello and "The Irishman" producer Tommy Reid talk with Triv about their upcoming movies based on Porrello's book: To Kill the Irishman

-excerpted-
Triv: When do you think the movie will come out?

Tommy: It's going to be coming out late summer/early fall. They're just finalizing the distribution deals now for that.

Listen to the interview

Thanks Jenn!


Vincent as John Nardi in "The Irishman".


Movieset Interview with Tommy Reid. Vincent appears briefly.

"The Irishman" screens at Cannes on May 15 & 16

Photos from the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival

Vincent's film "Don't Go in the Woods" screened at the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival. Photos from the Sarasota Film Festival found here.

Photos also found here.

posted last night on Twitter by mySFF: Vincent D'Onofrio is loving Sarasota and our film festival! Didn't make it tonite? Join us for our Wrap party tomorrow! get your tickets ...

Friday, April 16, 2010

What's holding up production on "Down and Dirty Pictures" ?

Hollywood Outbreak | 4.16.10
“DOWN AND DIRTY” WITH THE WEINSTEINS

Filmmaker Ken Bowser has been working hard to get his pet project, Down and Dirty Pictures off the ground, but there are forces afoot keeping the flick in development. He’s got a script (based on the book of the same name), a stellar cast headed by Vincent D’Onofrio and nearly all the funding, so what’s the holdup?

The story revolves around the rise of the independent film industry during the 1990s and who better to feature prominently than former Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein, whose pics from The Crying Game and Pulp Fiction to Clerks and Kill Bill, have received more than the average share of recognition over the years.

And there in lies the rub. Bowser is convinced Weinstein doesn’t want Down and Dirty Pictures made – and considering the nearly legendary anecdotes about the famed producer, it’s understandable why Weinstein would want the movie killed.

Weinstein is known for outbursts and for browbeating his employees. In fact, the ruthless studio head in Tropic Thunder was supposedly fashioned from his personality…with liberties taken of course.

Miramax was founded in 1979 - sold to Disney in ’93. And after an acrimonious split between the Weinsteins and the studio, the brothers formed The Weinstein Company, a successful venture in its own right. Late Thursday the Hollywood Reporter issued a report that the Weinsteins are set to take back control of their former company with the help of a few financial backers, who funded a rumored $600 mil for the transaction…though the studio has yet to officially confirm the deal.

Note to Ken Bowser…don’t count on a production deal of Down and Dirty Pictures with Miramax Films anytime soon.

Go to the article and click onto media bars to listen to audio files on:

-Ken Bowser going through the cast who is set to star in Down and Dirty Pictures.

-Why Bowser thinks Harvey Weinstein is putting up roadblocks to getting Down and Dirty Pictures made.

-How close Bowser is to start filming Down and Dirty Pictures.

Weinsteins to take back Miramax

THR EXCLUSIVE |April 15, 2010
By Elizabeth Guider and Carl DiOrio

It looks like the Weinsteins have managed to fashion a winning bid in the Miramax auction and will take back control of the company they founded in 1979 and sold to Disney in 1993 for $80 million.

Running the process internally, the Burbank studio for months has been soliciting offers for the recently shut specialty-film unit and its 611-title library.

Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein had been building enough financial muscle to put together an offer of $600 million or thereabouts, seeking to top bids from such rival suitors as businessmen Alec and Tom Gores and a more controversial one from Hollywood wheeler-dealer David Bergstein. Full article

** Vincent D'Onofrio will portray Harvey Weinstein in an adaptation of Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures, scheduled to begin filming in Fall 2010.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

From Sarasota Film Festival — THE INSIDER: Vincent D’Onofrio interview

From Sarasota Film Festival — THE INSIDER: Vincent D’Onofrio interview for DON’T GO IN THE WOODS – FRI @ 9:15pm & SAT 9:30pm!

Vincent D’Onofrio is one of the most talented and startlingly original actors of our time. He burst on the scene as Private Pyle in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Full Metal Jacket. He later played Orson Welles in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, and appeared in an array of films for directors ranging from Oliver Stone to Robert Altman and this year’s Oscar winner for best director Kathryn Bigelow. His turn as Robert E. Howard in Whole Wide World with Rene Zellweger was truly amazing and his performance is Men in Black as Edgar absolutely astounds.

Mr. D’Onofrio’s directorial debut is called Don’t Go in the Woods and SFF 2010 is honored to be showing it! Your friendly neighborhood Insider had the great pleasure of asking him a few questions about his movie—and this is what he had to say!

THE INSIDER: I found Don’t Go in the Woods to be so much more than a slasher film—to me it was a story about ambition, creativity and perhaps even madness. Would you tell me about the themes you set out to tackle with this film?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: I like everything you said about it and think your words sum the themes up perfectly. When you make a film, I think it is important to let people think what they want to think and feel what they want to feel. All the best filmmakers that I have worked for and learned from always explained to me that it is not for them to describe what their films are about. Rather, it is for the audience to take from it what they will.

THE INSIDER: In the film’s opening, were you the singer on the radio? If not, who performed that song?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: Yes, I was the singer, performing as the character George Geronimo Gerkie.

THE INSIDER: What inspired you to go the route of a true musical and have characters break into song to reveal their feelings ala Across the Universe?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: I thought it would be cool to have everybody sing and everybody die.

THE INSIDER: The film is saturated with rich wonderful music—what drew you to this type of music in particular?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: Sam Bisbee is a friend of mine. I have always liked his music. I thought his way of writing and his compositions were perfect for this type of thing.

THE INSIDER: What were some of your favorite moments from the making of this movie?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: I liked watching all of the first timers (in the cast) go at it and try to do their best and get excited or depressed over their daily work. I liked going though the whole thing with them.

THE INSIDER: If you could have funding to shoot anything at all, what is the dream project you most like to tackle as a director?

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO: The next one on my list, Johnny and Me. It is about a man with Asperger’s Syndrome who is fixated on Johnny Cash’s music and life. His daughter comes to meet him for the first time and the only way they can bond and form a relationship is through the iconic spirit of Johnny Cash.

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/the941/2010/04/15/from-sarasota-film-festival-the-insider-vincent-d%E2%80%99onofrio-interview-for-don%E2%80%99t-go-in-the-woods-%E2%80%93-fri-915pm-sat-930pm/

New Film: High Midnight

We have confirmed that Vincent has the role of Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire in upcoming horror western titled "High Midnight". IMDb lists the film for 2010 but we are told that the movie has not started filming and probably won't begin till next year.

Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste.

Synopsis: “Unforgiven” meets “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” The story centers on a washed up sheriff who joins forces with an obsessed Victorian vampire hunter in order to stop an evil undead force from consuming a frontier town in 1892 New Mexico.

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, William Baldwin, Thomas Kretschmann, Ted Raimi, Taylor Nichols, Emilio Rivera, Kevin Weisman

Posted on Facebook 4.21 by Treasure Entertainment - Looks like the blogosphere found out about Vincent D'Onofrio joining the cast. Glad they're as excited about High Midnight as we are!



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' recap: Are you missing Goren and Eames?

EW.com |4.14.10
by Ken Tucker

Last week, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian were ushered out of Law & Order: Criminal Intent with all the finesse of a bouncer at a cheap nightclub. In a lumpy hour that forced D’Onofrio’s Goren and Erbe’s Eames to act as supporting players to Jeff Goldblum’s Zach Nichols and Saffron Burrows’ Serena Stevens, Goren and Eames had a brief farewell scene together (Bogosian was in a body-bag by then), and the new era of L&O: CI began.

Last night, we saw the first full-fledged Nichols-Stevens edition of CI, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio taking the position of their new captain, Zoe Callas. It was an ungainly hour. Guest stars Kevin Conway and Marin Hinkle starred as residents of an Irish enclave of Queens involved in a murder that was so easily solved, extra air-time had to be given over to long close-ups of Goldblum looking soulfully into space, and all of it was framed by a perfectly awful song sung by someone with a gravelly voice meant to convey a grit that wasn’t present in the script.

If I’m being hard on Criminal Intent, it’s because I feel a little cheated — I’ve always liked this Law & Order franchise. D’Onofrio became too much of a self-conscious showboater as the seasons progressed, but Erbe was never less than first-rate, always undervalued and kept in D’Onofrio’s big shadow. CI also, over its run, has featured some of the best female characters in the L&O franchise. Julianne Nicholson and Alicia Witt were terrific in the show. At its best, CI has possessed the leanness of the original Law & Order’s crime-solving first half, and without the blubbery emotionalism that makes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit almost unwatchable for me. Full article

Thanks Linda!

Showrunner Sounds Off on 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' Cast Shake-up

BuddyTV.com | 4.13.10
by Glenn Diaz

Law and Order: Criminal Intent fans are perhaps still reeling from the dramatic exit of three major characters on the show's two-part season premiere, but showrunner Walon Green insists that they have tried their best to give them a good send-off.

"We certainly made an effort with the first show to [allow] people who were huge fans of Vincent and [Kathryn] see them go out with a couple of good episodes and in a dignified fashion," he tells CNN. "And also to bring in Jeff and Saffron in a way that seems legitimate that the baton would be passed to them."

Major Case detectives Goren and Eames, played by Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, quit following an altercation related to the other major departure: Captain Ross (Eric Bogosian) killed off in the line of duty while working undercover with the FBI on a RICO case.

Jeff Goldblum, who joined the show last season to replace Chris Noth, is thankfully staying put, onboard to welcome new additions: Saffron Burrows as his new partner Det. Serena Stevens and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Capt. Zoe Callas, Ross' replacement.

On last night's episode, in fact, Law and Order: Criminal Intent began with absolutely no reference to the departed Goren, Eames or Ross. Nichols alongside newbie Serena Stevens and Zoe Callas quickly gets to work on a case.
Full article


Thanks Linda!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sam Bisbee at The Living Room & Sarasota Film Festival

by Sam Bisbee--
Hi everybody,

first of all:

thursday night, APRIL 15TH, 9:30PM
Sam Bisbee w/ Jason Molina (of longwave) on drums, Nick Thorpe on bass and special guests AT

the living room
154 LUDLOW STREET
FREE!!!
we're going to play even more new material that we are very very excited about, and some old stuff as well.

and then, THE NEW TENANTS (our oscar award winning short film) will be showing at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL next week:
http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/new_tenants-film28013.html

AND, on friday and saturday the slasher musical DON'T GO IN THE WOODS will be premiering at the SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL. this movie was directed by Vincent Donofrio and i wrote the songs and co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Vinciguerra. we are very excited the film will finally get its premiere! we are flying to sarasota friday morning, so if anybody happens to be in the florida area...

http://filmguide.sarasotafilmfestival.com/tixSYS/2010/xslguide/eventnote?EventNumber=1025&

alright, i hope all is good. and i hope you can come to thursday's show!

sam

Monday, April 12, 2010

Liz and Vincent at the Utah Meth Cops Project

Liz met Vincent at the Utah Meth Cops Project on April 10th.



I'd like to tell you all about how amazed, and impressed I was by Vincent's eloquent presentation, and his obvious sincere dedication to this project. Sure, I was thrilled and excited to see him - it would be dishonest for me to deny that. But I was so moved by his speech - very moved and I made an additional donation. The men who bust these Meth Labs save lives and are brave, brave men but suffer terribly and need our help. I think that Vincent is a very kind and honorable man to devote his time and energy to this cause. The strong impressions I picked up at this event were all so very positive - all very loving, healing, no infighting, nothing political. There were no fans clamoring for attention. It was all about the importance of the cause. Sure, fans wanted to see Vince - but it was all done in a way that was so friendly, very organized and loving. So "laid back", not rushed. I had the best time of my life. It was an honor to participate!





Thank you, Liz, for sharing with us!

A longtime love of Law and Order

Alan Chartock's blog | 4.10.10

Each of us, at some time, may become addicted to something. OK, I admit it. I had to wean myself off of Diet Pepsi — and yes, I sometimes fall off the wagon.

That battle is now largely over, but the most serious addiction in my life continues to be “Law and Order” and all of the various spin-offs. How do you know when you have LaOA (Law and Order Addiction)? You know when you have seen each episode at least three times and have to make deals with yourself not to watch them yet again.

....Another spinoff, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” is terrific. Vincent D’Onofrio has been superb in the role of Detective Robert Goren. Like a fine wine, he’s grown better as he put on too much weight and got grayer.

For a brief period I worked for the New York City Police Department, and I have to tell you that D’Onofrio looks like a cop. One of the things I hate about the new cop shows (post-”Law and Order”) is that cops don’t look like these people. They look like D’Onofrio. Kathryn Erbe, Goren’s TV partner, is a good enough actress to make you believe that she was the daughter of a cop herself.
Full article

Thanks Linda!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sarasota Film Festival - News Flashes and Recommendations!

The Insider: SFF 2010

Remember, the amazingly talented VINCENT D’ONOFRIO will be appearing at the screenings of his directorial debut DON’T GO IN THE WOODS for Q&As from the audience.

Don't Go In The Woods screenings-
Fri, Apr 16th 9:15pm
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 12
$10.00

Sat, Apr 17th 9:30pm
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 10
$10.00

Tickets to our FILMMAKER TRIBUTE TO JOHN LANDIS are also going fast. STANLEY TUCCI, VINCENT D’ONOFRIO and PATRICIA CLARKSON will all be there to present awards. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the funniest directors in Hollywood EVER (he made ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, Michael Jackson’s THRILLER and is about to shoot a new film with Simon Pegg!) The way cool PATTI SMITH will also be in attendance!

Farewell, Detective Goren

posted on Sling Words, 3.23.10
by Joan Reeves

The new Law and Order: Criminal Intent season begins with a 2 parter that has Detective Robert Goren leaving the show. I knew this was coming, but I'm going to miss the character played so expertly by the brilliant Vincent D'Onofrio.

Why I Like Goren

What's not to like about a man who is smart, well-read, moral, and good at his job? Goren could match wits with anyone and come out on top. I loved the puzzle aspect of CI, and the way Bobby always managed to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Of course, it's the writing that makes or breaks any entertainment vehicle, but actors bring to life the larger than life characters created by excellent writers.

Why I Like D'Onofrio

What's not to like about an actor who is talented, smart, and good at his job? I assume he's smart, and I like to believe he is well-read also. I base those assumptions on his interest in the life of Robert Howard of Cross Plains, Texas, and his subsequent producing of the movie The Whole Wide World about Howard, the author of the pulp fiction stories about Conan the Barbarian.

I love that movie, and not just because Howard is from the same part of Texas as my husband. In case you don't know about Howard or the movie based on his life, here's the gist of it. Full post

Thanks Linda!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Vincent in the Studio



Vincent visits The Stubbs Show on 101.5 The Eagle.

Thanks Rainie!

Vincent on Good Things Utah



Thanks Jenn!

Kate Erbe Lives Life with Passion


Click side arrow to turn pages.

Kate Erbe appears in the May 2010 issue of The Boulevard Magazine.

Thanks Drew!

Tricia and Vincent at FSU

Tricia met Vincent when he appeared at The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival at FSU in March. She has previously shared her photos and videos with us, and now has shared her details of the day.

Read her story

Thanks, Tricia, for sharing the event with us.

Vincent at X96

'The Radio from Hell' show on X96

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Photos from 'Ride for a Hero' ticket signing

Photos of Vincent taken at a ticket signing for the Ride for a Hero event, to support the Utah Meth Cops Project, are posted here by ema and sara photography.

Thanks Linda!

Vincent on 'The Stubbs Show"

Vincent will be on 'The Stubbs show' on 101.5 The Edge in the morning.

Streaming online: http://www.streamaudio.com/player/player.aspx?station=KEGA_FM&OptIn=yes#

Thanks Rainie!

Interview with Dan Ireland

The Sunbreak | 4.8.10
Of Passionada, Porn, Plowright, and Palfrey: An Interview with Dan Ireland, Part 2
By Tony Kay

A few days after interviewing director Dan Ireland (see Part One here), I attend the SIFF Twelve-Hour Marathon on March 21. The director's in attendance to introduce the screening of his beloved debut, The Whole Wide World. I introduce myself, and sure enough, in person he's as gregarious, focused, and cheerful as he was on the phone. He thanks me profusely for the interview, and enthuses about introducing the night's final film, Trouble in Mind.

-excerpted-
....In Part Two of his interview with the SunBreak, Ireland speaks in detail about the rest of his body of work, about the pleasures and pains of being a truly independent moviemaker, and about the role his mother played in forming his passion for cinema.

I wanted to ask you about the development of The Velocity of Gary...was that another situation where D'Onofrio had a lot of input?

Well, Gary was the script that I read that I thought, "This is probably going to end my career [laughs], but I have to do it!" And it was one of those scripts that you can't say no to. And I literally fought, every single breath of the way to get that movie made. And it was probably the wrong movie to make at the time, in retrospect...originally Viggo Mortensen was supposed to play that character...

Valentino [the bisexual porn star played by D'Onofrio in the film]...

Yeah, it would've been an interesting choice, because it would've given [Valentino's character] the beauty, the youth. He was more right for the role than Vincent was, in a lot of ways. But Vincent is such an amazing actor, that when Viggo dropped out, I told Vincent about it, and Vincent said, "Let me read the script," so he did. And he phoned me up and said, "I want to do this." And what do you say to someone who's your mentor? I was like, "Okay, absolutely." The rest of it was an amazing struggle all the way.
Full interview

Thanks Linda!

Vincent will be on-the-air tomorrow

--in from Rainie. Thank you!

++ Vincent will be on 'The Radio from Hell' show on X96 (http://www.x96.com/rfh/), tomorrow morning at 7am (utah time!) They do daily podcasts and also broadcast live on the internet.
Streaming: http://www.streamaudio.com/Player/Player.aspx?Station=KXRK_FM&filename=&Optin=

Facebook
: Radio From Hell "Vincent D'onofrio will be on the Radio From Hell show on X96 tomorrow at 7am" Then post here to win something great from under my desk. I have alot of somethings...so there will be lots of winners.


++ Vincent will also be on Good Things Utah on Friday morning, from Sweet Home Chicago Pizzeria.

George Gerkie update

Vincent is currently working on another Gerkie show at Joe's Pub. It will be a benefit to replace the one cancelled this weekend and will probably be in May, although it's not finalized yet.

Thanks Rainie!

Law & Order: Epatha May Stay, Meloni In, Erbe Back?

Showbiz411 | 4.8.10
by Roger Friedman

It’s spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to the soap operas at the various “Law & Order” shows.

I can tell you that sources say S. Epatha Merkerson may not be leaving “Law & Order” so fast. Even though Merkerson announced that she was exiting her role after 20 seasons, I am told that this is just a negotiating ploy. “L&O” grand poobah Dick Wolf is notoriously tough on money. But Merkerson is the show’s only tie to its past. She started there in 1993. Next season, if it’s renewed, “L&O” would become the longest running series ever. It doesn’t seem possible that NBC and Wolf won’t make that p.r. hook happen. And they can’t do it without Merkerson. So hold on. Lt. Anita van Buren may yet play out a final record breaking season.

And there’s more: Chris Meloni is now saying he’s staying with “Law & Order: SVU.” In February, he gave some quote that he was out. But “SVU” can’t function without Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, who’ve become savvy negotiators themselves. Merkerson probably took a page from their book. See how this works?

And finally: the word from the set of “Criminal Intent” is that Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows are not getting along, that Burrows may not be working out, and the stage could be set for Kathryn Erbe–whom I reported exclusively months ago was purged along with Vincent D’Onofrio and Eric Bogosian–might be brought back around Episode 5.

Hold on, because it’s all volatile, and anything could happen. One thing’s for sure: fans continue to write this column saying they are agree that D’Onofrio and Erbe are gone, and that they won’t watch a Goldblum-only show. Full article

Thanks Linda!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Loyalty" Part 2 Screen Caps


Click photo for slideshow


Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode "Loyalty, Part 2" on
Amazon Video on Demand

Law & Order Criminal Intent: Det. Robert Goren's Last Episode

Examiner.com | 4.6.10
by Linet Amirkhanyan

If you're as big of a fan as I am of the entire Law & Order series, you know that Law & Order: Criminal Intent is unique in it's approach to the crimes and criminals it highlights.

For 8 years, Detective Goren, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, has brought a psychological approach to solving major cases that has helped the show stay riveting and dramatic. Tonight marks an important shift in the show as Detective Goren solves his last case. He will be leaving the series after a "final bow" on tonight's conclusion of the 2-part premier.

Not so long ago, Jeff Goldblum replaced Chris Noth and, after tonight, I doubt the cast will look even remotely familiar. As a huge fan of Vincent D'Onofrio, I'm wondering how the series will survive. He brought a sort of crazy edge to the more straight-laced characters that made every episode intellectually intriguing. His character also made 'Criminal Intent' stand out from other Law & Order shows. His amazing portrayal of a man teetering on the edge of sanity made him a more believable and relatable character than ones that always stay on the "right side of the law."

It remains to be seen if Goldblum can carry the show but I'll be looking forward to reruns that include D'Onofrio. They will be running on the USA Network, channel 50 for Charter Cable users in the Glendale area.

Thanks Linda!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Goodbye



Caps tomorrow

Kate Erbe out and about





Kathryn Erbe with her son Carson Lincoln Kinney, and her mother Elisabeth Magnarelli, walked in the Meatpacking District in New York City.

More photos found here

Thanks Heather!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Greatest Detective: DETECTIVE GOREN!

Detective Goren is the winner of THE GREATEST DETECTIVE poll by the Hallmark Channel (UK)--
Thanks Val and Bobbybegood1!

"2010 is a big year for Law & Order - it's been 20 years since Dick Wolf first brought the series to our screens - and what a 20 years. Inspired by the huge success of the original, two fantastic new Law & Order series were created: Special Victims Unit and Criminal Intent. All 3 series have been full of drama and have featured extra special guest stars...however, the real stars of the shows are the detectives.

Without a doubt Law & Order has the finest crime cracking talent on our screens today... but just who is the greatest of all?

We have shortlisted 10 detectives from all 3 shows and are letting you vote on who you think is the best.

Thanks to every one who took part in our Law & Order at 20: Greatest Detective Poll. The poll is now closed, but you voted in your thousands for your Greatest Detective.

This Easter weekend self confessed Law & Order fanatic Ben Shephard (GMTV) will host a very special countdown featuring exclusive interviews with Law & Order cast members.

The countdown kicks off at 8pm this Saturday night, continues on Sunday and concludes on Bank Holiday Monday from 8pm when Ben will unveil your Greatest Detective.

Kate Erbe attends Atlantic Theater Company Gala

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA
MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010 • GOTHAM HALL

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, Atlantic School Executive Director) is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Spring Gala on Monday, April 12, 20010 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway).

The Gala will feature appearances and tributes by a star studded crowd of Atlantic Theater Company Ensemble Members and friends including F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Jonathan Cake, Bob Balaban, Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Erbe, Giancarlo Esposito, Siobhan Fallon, Clark Gregg, Jennifer Grey, Brian d’Arcy James, Kristen Johnston, Julianne Nicholson, Mary Beth Peil, Martha Plimpton, Duncan Sheik, Michael T. Weiss, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Mare Winningham and Frank Wood toasting the accomplished history of the award-winning Off-Broadway theater company.

The evening will begin at 6:30p and include cocktails and music, followed by dinner at 7:30p and a star studded performance and live auction at 9:00pm.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Atlantic Theater Company Productions and Arts Education Outreach programs including “Atlantic for Kids” children’s productions and Atlantic’s in-classroom “Students and Educators” series, which serves over 3,000 New York City public school students annually. Atlantic’s goal is to help teachers cultivate the next generation of theater artists, audiences, and most importantly, critical thinkers and writers. Full article

New photos added from Stanley Kubrick Film Festival

Tricia has sent more photos that were taken by her friend, Mandy. Thank you to both ladies for sharing these wonderful photos with all of us.

Here is the slideshow with additional photos added.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Utah Meth Cops Project concert cancelled

Posted on Facebook by Utah Meth Cops Project

Due to unforeseen circumstances the concert for the Utah Meth Cops fundraiser on April 10th has been cancelled. However, the ride is still on as well as a chance to draw to roll the dice for the Harley Davidson motorcyle. There will also be an auction for very cool items donated by Ops Gear. You can check out that website at www.opsgear.com

Thanks Heather!

Photos from The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival at FSU

A wonderful Easter treat from Tricia972. Thank you again!


Click photo for slideshow.

Happy Easter!



Hope everyBunny has a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Even More Video from The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival!

More treats from Tricia! Thank you to Tricia972 for sharing them with us.


by BriarRose920 -
Vincent discusses symbolism in Kubrick's films. Short one.


by BriarRose920 —
Vincent was asked how Private Pyle got the bullets used to shoot the drill sergeant. He was also asked what do you need to major in to become an actor. Cute one.


by BriarRose920 —
This was hilarious! Before the movie they were showing various pictures across the screen. One was Vincent sitting at a table with a puppy in the middle of the table (from a CI shoot). He was asked what kind of animal it was but he had no idea what picture she was talking about. He mentions the "furry animal" again the next night when he was trying to get them to stop the film (refer back to An Evening With Vincent D'Onofrio @ FSU 1). The man is a TRIP!


by BriarRose920 —
The question was about how they aquired the music for FMJ and about the Mickey Mouse theme. Mainly Jan Harlan was talking while I was staring at Vincent :). Last question of the evening.


by BriarRose920 —
This was taken outside after the event. Poor Vincent went outside for a minute of peace and everyone just sort of followed him out there. But he is so gracious and sweet that he just kept answering questions anyway. It was pretty dark and I wasn't that close to him so this one isn't as good, sorry. But I figured some people might want to see it anyway.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Utah Meth Cops Project Photos



More photos on Facebook

Thanks Jenn!

"Loyalty" Part 2 - Preview Clip



More Video from The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival


from BriarRose920-
Vincent said Stanley Kubrick set up his career. Someone asked him HOW Kubrick set it up. I missed the beginning when Vincent said "Uh, he put me in his movie, end of story".


from BriarRose920 —
Vincent tells a cute story about the British extras they used for fliming FMJ. Sorry, I haven't got a clue what question Vincent was asked. This one is funny though.


from BriarRose920 —
Vincent discusses Adventures In Babysitting and The Cell. He's so cute in this one. Does anyone else notice that his prep work for The Cell sounds alot like the CI episode "Vacancy"? I'm SURE he must have helped write it.

Thank you to Tricia972 who filmed the event and links.
Thanks, as always, to Heather who also provided links.

Also, Tricia will be sharing her written account of the event with us soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Criminal Intent Binder Project

Suzanne and the Binder Project crew (of SavingGorenandEamesNow) are collecting fan letters to include in Goren-type binders to send to the departing actors of Law and Order Criminal Intent.

You may email or snail mail your letters. Don't wait too long! We want these binders stuffed full of tributes/love/well-wishes/thanks so we can ship them not long after the final Goren and Eames episode! There is an entry for Tributes on the blog which we will be copying and including, too, if you're shy.
Please visit http://SavingGorenandEamesNow.blogspot.com for all the details.

Vincent D'Onofrio at The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival at FSU


from BriarRose920-
Vincent discusses how he got the part in FMJ. I have to apologize for the shaking camera. This was the first night and just seconds after he first came out. I'm lucky I wasn't on the floor in a dead faint!


from BriarRose920-
Vincent's thoughts on Lee Ermy from FMJ. Also his favorite memories of Stanley. This one is cute! Again, sorry for the shaking camera.

Thanks Heather!

'L&O' fanatic corners terrified actress for pic

NYPost.com | 4.1.10
By MURRAY WEISS, Criminal Justice Editor

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Kathryn Erbe reluctantly posed for a picture with her lovesick stalker after he dragged his young daughter to the show's Bronx set and accosted her during a break, The Post has learned.

Charles Nagle had already spent two years penning disturbing love letters to Erbe, the popular actress who plays an NYPD Major Case squad detective, when he made the unwanted appearance last year.

The honey-blond performer, who plays a cop hellbent on getting into the minds of criminals, became terrified when Nagle introduced himself -- realizing immediately the Philadelphia man asking for a picture was her creepy superfan, sources said.

Disgusted and clearly anxious, Erbe somehow managed to keep her cool and play the part of accommodating star -- flashing half a smile for the camera with the repulsive fan by her side, the sources said.

It was the first time the slick-black-haired Nagle -- a self-described romantic songwriter and crooner who goes by the stage name "Chaz Rose" -- caught up with the actress known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames for nearly the past decade.

Erbe, a mother of two who lives in Brooklyn, alerted NBC and the show's security to be on guard about Nagle as a possible problem. But for Nagle, who is married with two young daughters, the photo became his money shot.

He soon cropped his daughter out of the photo -- leaving behind an image of him with his arm around Erbe's shoulder -- and used it as his Facebook image.

On MySpace, Nagle maintained a blog entry devoted solely to Erbe and her show where he chatted about how much he adored her.

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[CURRENT PROJECTS]

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

"TENN" [TBA]

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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