Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Update on short film "Crackers" starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Brenda Vaccaro

We have learned that Gregory Principato's short film "Crackers", which filmed in New Jersey in September, will be submitted for consideration to the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and The Academy. The film is currently being edited (by David Barkan) and a trailer will be released in the upcoming months. We'll post updates when available.


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09-17-10 Crackers - Bonner - D'Onofrio - Vaccaro - Images by Sue Coflin


“Crackers” is a dark comedy about an Italian chef named Gus whose life is turned upside down after a mishap during a Sunday dinner, when Jack, his father in law, chokes to death on an ossobuco bone. Gus is happy living in his smallparadise surroundedbyhis younger wife,his vibrant garden,his kitchen, and his opera music. This all changes when his overbearing, loud, large and obnoxious mother in law Bidelia invades his home. Gus slowly loses his paradise and his sanity as Bidelia methodically destroys everything that is sacred to him.

Vincent D'Onofrio is Gus
Brenda Vaccaro is Bidelia
Dan Hedeya is Jack
Anthony Laciura is Frank
BethAnn Bonner is Cat
Sal Richards is Blind Willy
Vincent Mora is Luke

Thank you to April Smith, Director of PR and Marketing for Exit 135 Productions.

Click on "Crackers" from our 'labels' list on the right to retrieve more articles and information on the film.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kickstart Kathryn Erbe's "Worst Friends"




Message from "Worst Friends" star Richard Tanne--
We have only six days left before our campaign to raise finishing funds for our film ends on Kickstarter. We are a few thousand dollars short of our goal. In order for this movie to be properly seen, we have to pay for color correction and sound design, among other things. I ask you that you and your readers visit our kickstarter page, watch the trailer for the film, and should you deem it a worthy cause--make a pledge in any $$ amount to help fund the finishing of our film. Let's get this Kathryn Erbe movie seen by the world!!


Kickstarter

Thank you for your help and happy holidays,

Rich Tanne

Tracking Santa!


From Norad

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!


Hawk D'Onofrio in slasher "Axe Murderer"



The film's synopsis:
"We follow Steve, Veronica and a group of their friends as they spend their college vacation at a rented house in the woods. Foolish foolish college kids...when will they learn? Of course they encounter an axe wielding lunatic and are forced to prove themselves capable of surviving such a stunning and unexpected attack.

Continues...

As they flee this lunatic they start to notice some strange things. Are those drawings in blood on the walls? Was he carrying a tennis racket last time he attacked us? Did he break my new iPhone?!

Axe Murderer is everything you'd expect it to be, but also nothing like you thought" (1220 Productions).

Release Date: July, 2011.

Director: Daniel Bulger.
Writer: Dan Bulger.
Cast: Jeremy Levy, Alyssa Mann, Gwen Sisco, Adrian Winther, Madeleine James, Hawk D'Onofrio, and Skyler Pinkerton.

Source: 28dayslateraanalysis.com

Visit "Axe Murderer" on Facebook


/jenn

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Photos: Career Day with the Woodstock Film Festival



Photo gallery


Vincent D'Onofrio receives a "Sleebie

Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio receives a "Sleebie," a mock film award only give to SLC Film Committee members and a few of their closest friends.

Vincent D'Onofrio
By reptilelingerie

March 2010: Vincent D'Onofrio samples food from the Springtime Tallahassee Festival.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vote for Toni at RealityWanted.com



Rib City Grill Utah: Please get your Votes in Today so we can be the next Utah reality show!!

Vote for Rib City Grill's Toni Jorgenson.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Photo: WRXP Yule Rock Concert Series Florence + The Machine

Idolator.com, 12.15.10

Florence + The Machine Bring Dog Days To Freezing New York Fans At Irving Plaza
The only thing that could bring New Yorkers out in below freezing weather last night, was a white hot performance by Florence + The Machine. The Best New Artist nominee rocked NYC’s Irving Plaza with her The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack hit “ Heavy In Your Arms “, “Howl” and closed the show with her ( now Glee -ified ) hit “Dog Days Are Over”. Click through to see highlights of Florence Welch and her machinery—as well as a surprise from Law & Order ’s Vincent D’Onofrio who took the mic to thank the concert’s organizer and promoter, radio station WRXP. Random!

Photo by Loren Wohl

Photo

/jenn

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Video: Center for Communication: Job Tips- Vincent D'Onofrio



Thanks Kate!


11.22.10: Center for Communication, NYC
L-R: Brad Balfour (moderator), Sam Bisbee, Cassandra Walker, Joe Vinciguerra, Vincent D'Onofrio.

Friday, December 10, 2010

"High Midnight" Poster


Posted on Facebook by Treasure Entertainment

Check out the first teaser poster for High Midnight (our Vampire Western with Liz Hurley & Vincent D.)

It's a little on the raw side of sexy, but should get the job done...

Thanks Misty!

**We are told that this film will begin filming next year after financing is complete.

/jenn

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Trailer: "Kill the Irishman"


KILL THE IRISHMAN

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off anyone who went after him in retaliation, Danny Greene’s infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.

* Starring: Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Steven R. Schirripa, Vincent D'Onofrio and Paul Sorvino.
* Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh.
* MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
* Release Date: March 11, 2011

Written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and also starring Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino and Linda Cardellini, KILL THE IRISHMAN is inspired by Rick Porello’s true crime account “To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia.”


"Mother's House" starring Kathryn Erbe in need of backers



About this project

SYNOPSIS:
 When Catherine and Thomas begin to empty his late mother’s home, they unearth secrets in the cluttered rooms. What happened there, years ago? Dreams, memory, and reality do battle in the disturbing world of “Mother’s House”.

BACKGROUND: 
Our real-life experience clearing out the home of Davis' late parents inspired a series of “what if” questions... What if a long-forgotten mystery lay waiting under layers of family possessions? What if all your childhood memories proved false? What if nothing was as you remembered it? And could you tell this story in under thirty minutes?

With Kathryn Erbe and Tim Guinee leading the cast, the project quickly gathered speed. A nine-day shoot in idyllic Stone Ridge involved a talented crew of over forty people, from high school students to professionals with decades of experience in the film industry. A 150-year-old house provided a location with enormous personality, and film-friendly upstate NY gave us the perfect mix of bizarre and beautiful.

Directed by Davis Hall and produced by Ingrid Price (former costume designer at Law and Order: CI and a friend of Kate's).

The ambitious shoot didn’t come cheap. The cast worked under the SAG Short Film Agreement, the crew generously donated their time and expertise, but we paid for equipment rentals, transportation, location rentals, housing, local law enforcement, meals (!), craft service, set dressing, wardrobe, props... you get the picture.

GOAL: 
We’ve got a gorgeous film, with terrific performances from Kathryn Erbe, Tim Guinee, Eddie Schweighardt, and Denny Dillon. The Sony XDCAM HD cinematography is spectacular, the sound is outstanding. We’re in the final stages of editing, adding music and sweetening the final audio mix.

This is a good film; we want people to see it.

The funds we receive here at Kickstarter will be used for the following:
• Studio time for the final sound mix
• Transfer costs to HDCAM and other festival-friendly screening formats
• Entry fees and associated costs for film festivals
• Marketing and publicity


The ultimate goal is to have “Mother’s House” seen by as many audiences as possible. You can make that happen.

Project location: Stone Ridge, NY

Pledge $100 or more -- The Silver Screen: a “special thanks” mention on our website, plus the DVD as soon as it’s available, and your name in the “special thanks” section of the credit roll of the film itself.

For other pledge amounts and more details, please visit Kickstarter.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chris Brancato Taking Over 'Criminal Intent'

Hollywood Reporter, 12.6.10
by James Hibberd

Chris Brancato is taking over showrunning duties on USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The writer has a list of credits that include episodes of Law & Order: SVU, Boomtown and the original Beverly Hills, 90210.

L&O franchise veteran Walon Green is stepping down from the top post and leaving the show.

The showrunner shakeup is the latest in a series of changes for the CI's tenth and final season. Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe are returning to the show, but Jeff Goldblum and Eric Bogosian exited the series.

The final eight episodes of CI will air on USA starting in April.

Thanks Sharon!

Erika Hampson's "Worst Friends" raising funds for completion



-About this project-

We are looking to raise money so we can finish our film and submit it to festivals. We hope to hire an editor, do a color correction and sound mix. We have completed the offline, using favors and an in-home system. Now that we are ready to move to the last phase of post, we would love to be able to pay people for their time and efforts. This movie stars Kathryn Erbe, Larry Fessenden, Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly, and Sarah Wynter, among others.

Project location: New York, NY

Worst Friends on IMDb

Academy Award-winning producer Erika Hampson (The New Tenants, 2010) has also produced "Five Minutes, Mr Welles" (2005) with Vincent D'Onofrio, "The Vanishing City" (2009), "Ipso Facto" (2009), "Don't Go in the Woods" (2010) with Vincent D'Onofrio.

If you want to help or be listed as an associate producer on the film,
visit Kickstarter.com


Friday, December 3, 2010

Stage & Screen: Woodstock Film Festival's December events

By Timothy Malcolm
Times Herald-Record
12/03/10

With three events over the next three weeks, the Woodstock Film Festival is keeping busy heading into the winter.

The fun begins Saturday, when three accomplished vocalists will serenade using "Songs From the Silver Screen." Ann Osmond, Dennis Yerry and Robert Burke Warren will sing a cabaret-style revue of songs from movies including "The Graduate" and "The Blue Angel." The full repertoire couldn't be revealed, however.

I think it's going to be a real beautiful event," Blaustein said.

All proceeds go toward the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission's capital campaign to secure a home in the Town of Woodstock for the Film Center, a facility for events, screenings and workshops.

Also approaching is a screening of a documentary about Wavy Gravy. "Saint Misbehavin'" will be shown at 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at Upstate Films Woodstock. The film looks at Hugh Romney, the iconic hippie-era clown who made his mark at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair and has spread goodwill throughout the world ever since.

The festival screened an unfinished "Saint Misbehavin'" years ago while the film — directed by Michelle Esrick — was still in production; obviously, Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy ice cream and plenty of red noses were part of the festivities. This time around, Wavy Gravy's wife and members of the film crew will be present.

"The message of the film is so much in line with what we do and who we are," Blaustein said. "(Esrick) has put years and years of nonstop work into the film."

The third event, Youth Day with Vincent D'Onofrio, is a rescheduled event from the festival occurring Dec. 17 at Onteora High School. D'Onofrio and a host of others — including filmmaker John Bowermaster — will speak with the region's students about life in the film industry. A screening of the Woodstock Film Festival's "Teen Films" selections will follow.

"I'm very happy and proud that we can give that to the area youth," Blaustein said. "We want them to go out there and succeed. It's such an exciting field."
Full article

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Onteora High School
Woodstock Film Festival Youth Career Day & Teen Shorts Event

CAREER DAY & TEEN SCREENING - RESCHEDULED!

Due to the unfortunate flooding during the fall festival, Career Day and the Teen Screening were postponed. Well now they're rescheduled and even better than before!

On DECEMBER 17, students from the region will enjoy a full day of one-on-one interactions with filmmakers, actors, producers and writers. Highlights from the schedule include:
# Explorer/director Jon Bowermaster with his film Sola: Louisiana Water Stories
# WFF board member, writer and Haiti's Cine Institute instructor Annie Nocenti with a selection of Haitian student films post earthquake
# Stop-motion Animator Beck Underwood (Perfectly Perfect)
# A representative from BCDF production studios in Kerhonksen, NY (Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, The Art of Love)
# And a very special visit from actor/director Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order)
# More TBA

At 7pm that same evening, the Teen Screening will be held at Onteora High School's Harry Simon Auditorium. This event will be open to the public. Please check back for further details.
/jenn

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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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