Friday, September 30, 2011

New Film: Sinister

Vincent D'Onofrio is listed as part of the cast of a horror film titled Sinister [2012] with Ethan Hawke.

Sinister - The film is about a journalist who investigates gruesome murders and then writes about them moves with his family into a house where a family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage which leads to clues about the murders.

Vincent has a minor role (2 scenes), that of Professor Jonas - a down-to-earth college professor. Principal photography began week of Sept 19. Filming in NY.

Michael Chertoff, Richard Belzer & Vincent D’onofrio to Headline the NLEOM 20th Anniversary Gala


Washington, DC — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will celebrate 20 years of honoring America’s law enforcement officers — especially the fallen heroes — at its 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday evening, October 12, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Gala benefits the National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction across the street from the Memorial and planned to open in late 2013.

The star-studded event is being chaired by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and emceed by Richard Belzer of Law & Order: SVU. Also joining the celebration is actor and National law Enforcement Museum National Spokesperson, Vincent D’Onofrio. At the Gala, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will bestow its Distinguished Service Award to Dick Wolf, producer of the Law & Order franchise.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial’s 20th Anniversary Gala

The Honorable Michael Chertoff
Former SecretaryU.S. Department of Homeland Security

Richard Belzer, Law & Order: SVU

Vincent D’Onofrio, National Spokesperson, National Law Enforcement Museum

Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Special Guests

Corporate sponsors, government representatives, members of the law enforcement community, Memorial Fund staff, and supporters

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Reception at 6:00 p.m. EDT
Program and dinner begin at 7:00 p.m.


Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The event will offer one of the first glimpses of the upcoming Museum’s Hall of Remembrance, an exhibit designed to tell the stories behind the names currently inscribed on the national monument in Washington’s Judiciary Square.

More details of the Gala can be found at:

American Express Takes TFF On the Road

TribecaFilm, 9.28.11

“Let’s take this show on the road!” That’s what American Express® said to Tribeca Film, and over the next six weeks, that’s just what we’re going to do. Won't you join us?

American Express invites Cardmembers to experience Tribeca Film Festival On the Road in Houston: October 14-16; Westfield, NJ: October 21-23; San Francisco: October 28-30; and Chicago: November 11-13. In each city, Cardmembers will enjoy exclusive screenings of some of the year’s best independent films, followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after each showing.

...Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, there will be individual screenings of six independent films, some of which will also be preceded by Mr. Stache. In addition to Janie Jones, TFF On the Road will include the following features:

Don't Go In the Woods
Don't Go In the Woods is sound advice, especially when there's a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension. Displaying the musical talents of a gifted ensemble cast as they sing songs penned by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Bisbee, the film unexpectedly veers from terrifying horror to musical moments that wouldn't be out of place on Glee, truly keeping viewers captivated, terrified and entertained in equal measure.

Screenings followed by a Q&A* with Vincent D’Onofrio (Director), Sam Bisbee (Composer)

Tickets for Houston (October 14-16) and Westfield, NJ (October 21-23) are on sale now. Tickets for the San Francisco series (October 28-30) will go on sale October 12, and for the Chicago series (November 11-13) on October 26. All tickets can be purchased through the TFF On the Road website.

Ticket prices are the same for each city:
—Opening-night screening and after-party with cocktails: $12.
—Weekend shows: $8 per screening.

Fine print:
—Tickets are exclusive to American Express Cardmembers
—Ticket limit: 8 per screening
—Tickets are not tax-deductible
—All sales are final
—No refunds or exchanges

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Video: Vincent on Stanley Kubrick September 25, 2011

Uploaded by BillieJean0902 on Sep 28, 2011

Vincent recounts the acting advice given him by Stanley Kubrick prior to filming the murder-suicide scene in Full Metal Jacket and talks about young actors needing to respect their talent and "shining" (no pun intended.)

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Vincent D’Onofrio to Speak at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

Law & Order's Vincent D’Onofrio to Speak at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
When Wed, October 5,12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 115 East 15th Street, New York, NY (map)
Admission Invite Only
StrasbergTalks is an hour seminar with Strasberg alumni speaking to current students as a working professional. Topics discussed include: what they found most useful in their training, the knowledge they have gained through experience about acting, what they wish they would have known then that they know now, etc. Past participants include Ellen Burstyn, Claire Danes, Jennifer Esposito and Michael Imperioli.

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photos: More from the Woodstock Filmfest

More photos found here

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Video: Vincent's stories-Marge & Hank and Marlon Brando-September 25, 2011

Uploaded by BillieJean0902 on Sep 27, 2011

Vincent tells two hilarious stories here, the first about two LO:CI fans he met in the West Village who love Bobby Goren's pauses.The second story is about Marlon Brando's technical problems on the set of "Don Juan DeMarco."

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Video: Vincent on creating Bobby Goren at the Actor's Dialogue Panel-September 25, 2011

Uploaded by BillieJean0902 on Sep 27, 2011

Vincent D'Onofrio describes how he went about creating the character of Robert Goren on LO:CI, including the famous Goren lean and his unique speech pattern and likens his process to creating a work of art. So true.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

[Video] Vincent D'Onofrio on Bobby Goren-September 25, 2011

Posted by BillieJean0902 - Vincent discusses playing Detective Robert Goren on Law and Order:Criminal Intent at the Actor's Dialogue Panel at the Woodstock Film Festival. He called his work on the show "an incredible achievement that I'll hold in my heart forever" and said that he would play Goren again "in a second."

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Video: Vincent D'Onofrio presents Award to Ellen Barkin at Woodstock Film Festival

Posted by BillieJean0902 - During the 12th annual Woodstock Film Festival the filmmakers were honored at the Maverick Awards Ceremony in Kingston, NY last Saturday evening. Vincent presented the first of four honorary awards to fellow actor Ellen Barkin.

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Barkin Becomes a Maverick at Woodstock Fest Over the Weekend

Indiewire 9.26.11
by Brian Brooks

Presenter Vincent D’Onofrio and 2011 Excellence in Acting Award recpient Ellen Barkin along with Woodstock head Meira Blaustein at Woodstock Film Festival 2011 Maverick Awards over the weekend. Photo by David Morris Cunningham, courtesy of WFF.

Thanks Linda!

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DVD Releases: 'Boys on Film: Bad Romance'

Cinevue 9.26.11
by Cleaver Patterson

Boys on Film: Bad Romance (2011), the latest anthology from arthouse distributors Peccadillo Pictures, is a selection of tender and sometimes shocking stories from such diverse directors as Christoph Scheerman and Tomer Velkoff. Starring - amongst others - Vincent D'Onofrio and Xavier Dolan, the ten short films mix love, mystery and twist-in-the-tail jolts (a la Tales of the Unexpected), and are probably at their best when dipped into one at a time.

As with all film collections, some of the shorts inevitably stand out, whether it's Just Friends? (2009) from South Korean director Kim Jho Kwang-soo, which starts with the Asian equivalent of a Euro-trash pop video, and follows the relationship between Soek and his soldier boyfriend Min-soo.

Another stand out effort is opening tale Curious Thing (2010) by American director Alain Hain, about two young New Yorkers coming to terms with their feelings for each other with poignant results.

Director Joachim Back's 2009 Oscar-winning short The New Tenants, finds crazed husband Jan (D'Onofrio) and tenant Zelko (Kevin Corrigan) caught up in a world of drug-dealing and lying lovers with a grisly Tarantino-style twist, whilst New Zealand director Christopher Banks' Communication (2010) is a virtual symphony to the tragedy of religion's often stifling restrictions on self expression and sexual acceptance.

If one story should be kept to the end, it's the entrancing Mirrors (Miroirs d'été, 2007) from Canadian director Etienne Desrosiers, which follows the confused young lead Julien, as he tries to make sense of his sexuality whilst surrounded by his promiscuous friends and family during a bucolic summer by the lake.

The intoxicating beauty of Mirrors and the innocence which Dolan lends to the character of Julien brings perfect closure to a collection of thought-provoking stories.

Thanks Linda!

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011 WoodstockFilm Festival wraps up

Times Herald-Record, 9.26.11
By Lindsay Suchow

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Film Festival's actors' dialogue panel on Sunday morning was the hottest ticket in town.

This year's panel, moderated, as usual, by local celebrity interviewer Martha Frankel, featured “actor's actor” Vincent D'Onofrio.

At the start of the panel, an audience member asked D'Onofrio how he was enjoying his visit – to which he responded coyly, “I live in Kingston.”

The 30-plus-year Method acting veteran first appeared on the big screen as the infamous Pvt. Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Stanley Kubrick's “Full Metal Jacket.”

“I wouldn't be sitting here if it weren't for Stanley Kubrick,” said D'Onofrio, later adding that the biggest myth about Kubrick “is that he was nutty. He wasn't, at all. He'd remind you of most artists you know here in Woodstock.”

D'Onofrio went on to star in a lengthy roster of films like “The Salton Sea,” “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” and “The Cell.” However, he has made perhaps his biggest mark on the acting world in his decade-long leading role as Det. Robert Goren in TV's “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Next on tap for D'Onofrio is familiar territory: another police drama, “Blue Tilt,” with Ethan Hawke, which has just been picked up by NBC, with the pilot slated for a December shoot. “Blue Tilt,” D'Onofrio explained, covers uncharted waters in the realm of TV cop dramas.

“‘Blue Tilt' is not a crime show, per se – it's about how the job rubs off on people,” said D'Onofrio. “Blue Tilt is a term used on the West Coast for how law enforcement (officials) are affected by their jobs, and how it rubs off on their families.”

Frankel confessed to D'Onofrio that her husband's favorite film is “Men in Black,” in which D'Onofrio plays the villanous Edgar, a giant cockroach-like alien who inhabits the body of a farmer. Frankel said she watches the movie at least once a month.

D'Onofrio revealed that to add authenticity to the role of “The Bug,” he locked his legs into braces and fastened wood to his ankles with duct tape. That helped him achieve the stiff, awkward movement of Edgar.

Elsewhere around Woodstock on Sunday, Best Student Short Film winner “The Recorder Exam” was screened at the Kleinert/James Arts Center, including a special Q&A with producer Zoe Sua Cho after the show, and renowned Blue Sky Studios animators discussed the film “Rio.”

The festival's closing film, “Detachment,” starring Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu and Blythe Danner, screened at the Woodstock Playhouse on Sunday night.

The film's director, Tony Kaye, whose other credits include his debut feature film, “American History X,” took home a coveted Maverick Award at Saturday's awards ceremony in Kingston – with an acoustic guitar performance as his acceptance speech.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Win copies of Kill The Irishman on DVD boxset courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

Released on Blu-ray & DVD

26 September 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment presents KILL THE IRISHMAN, an explosive gangster film depicting the true story of real-life Irish-American mobster Danny Greene, available on Blu-ray and DVD from 26 September 2011.

The film is inspired by Rick Porello’s true written crime account To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia, and written/directed by Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher). The action-packed story boasts an all-star cast including Ray Stevenson (Book of Eli, Thor) as Danny Greene, Val Kilmer (Heat, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA® winner Christopher Walken (King of New York, The Deer Hunter) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black). British gangster film star Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) also features alongside the legendary Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) and Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, American Gun).

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war rages between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Kill The Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighbourhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (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, 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.

Kill The Irishman transports the audience back to the 70s while telling the engrossing story of a man’s violent rise, fall and struggle to find his place in a far from perfect world.
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Photos: Woodstock Film Festival Artist's Panel

Vincent D'Onofrio at the Actor's Dialogue Panel with Mary Frankel at Utopia Studios this morning.

Vincent talks about "Men in Black" at the Artist's Panel in Utopia Studios.

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Vincent D'onofrio presents Ellen Barkin excellence in acting award

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D’Onofrio talks Kubrick in Actors Dialogue

By Lindsay Suchow | Published: September 25, 2011

Vincent D’Onofrio’s initial conversation with Stanley Kubrick was unconventional, to say the least. He shared the story of his first encounter with the legendary director at Sunday morning’s WFF Actors Dialogue panel at Utopia Studios.

Photo by Danika Atkins

D’Onofrio, who got his big-screen break as the unstable, overweight Pvt. Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Kubrick’s iconic Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket,” heard about the role after running into his friend Matthew Modine in New York City. Modine, who played Pvt. J.T. “Joker” Davis in the film, told D’Onofrio there was a character whose role had yet to be filled and that D’Onofrio should give it a shot.

D’Onofrio, standing on a stoop on 10th Avenue in Manhattan, recorded himself reciting a monologue from the play he was acting in at that time (no easy feat back in those days, D’Onofrio noted, as it required renting an expensive camera and various heavy equipment) and sent it in. He got a phone call a few weeks later from a man claiming to be Kubrick.

“I said, ‘Go (expletive) yourself,” D’Onofrio said, and he hung up on him. Later that night, Kubrick called back, and assured D’Onofrio he wasn’t joking. He then sent him a page of dialogue — “with no punctuation … in all capital letters” — and asked him to record it and send it back to him.

“I just put it on tape … and I got hired a few weeks later,” said D’Onofrio. He then spent the next four months in London gaining 80 lbs. for the role.

One of the biggest misconceptions about Kubrick, D’Onofrio said, is “that he was nutty. He wasn’t at all. He’d remind you of most artists you know here in Woodstock.”

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Actor's Dialogue" Panel at Woodstock Filmfest on Sunday

Tickets still available for The Actor's Dialogue Panel at Woodstock Film Festival with moderator Martha Frankel.

Utopia Studios WOODSTOCK
09/25/2011, 10:00AM

2011 Panelists Include: Vincent D'Onofrio Tim Blake Nelson

Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor." The wide variety of roles he has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre. His debut on stage was in 1984 in the Broadway play "Open Admissions," followed by work in numerous other stage plays. As a film actor, D'Onofrio's career break came when he played a mentally unbalanced recruit in Full Metal Jacket," directed by the renowned Stanley Kubrick.

In 1996 D'Onofrio garnered critical acclaim along with co-star Renee Zellweger for The Whole Wide World, which he helped produce.

In 2001 D'Onofrio took the role which has likely given him his greatest public recognition: Det. Robert Goren, the lead character in the TV series Law & Order Criminal Intent - The First Year. Most recently, D"Onofrio acted in the Academy Award winning live action short film "The New Tenants," which showed at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival.

A new cop drama was recently set up at NBC in which D'Onofrio will co-star with Ethan Hawke in "Blue Tilt."

Tim Blake Nelson

As a director, writer and producer, Tim Blake Nelson's films include “Leaves of Grass”, named as one of the top ten films of 2010 by Roger Ebert and awarded his Golden Thumb Award, and “The Grey Zone,” which received the Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review. Directing credits also include “O,” for which he received the Best Director Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, and “Eye of God,” which won the American Independent Award at the Seattle International Film Festival as well as the Tokyo Bronze prize at the Tokyo Film Festival. He has appeared as an actor in over 45 films, including the soon to be released “Everybody Loves Whales,” “The Big Year,” “Detachment” (2011 Woodstock Film Festival Closing Night Film), and “Flypaper.” Other film acting credits include “The Incredible Hulk,” “Syriana,” “Holes,” “The Good Girl,” “Mino,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Wonderland,” and “Meet the Fockers.” Nelson is also an accomplished playwright and theater actor.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photos: More American Falls stills

More stills from the filming of American Falls have been added to their site. Additional photos of Vincent as Detective Foster can be found under "August 22".
Director's production journal has also been added.

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Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio on Kill the Irishman

Written by: David Wangberg

Join us as we sit down with actor Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his roles as Pvt. Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket, Edgar, the evil bug in Men in Black and Detective Robert Goren from Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

This past week, D’Onofrio took some time to talk to us about his most recent film, Kill The Irishman, in which he stars alongside Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken.

Jonathan Hensleigh (2004’s The Punisher) directs this crime drama, which is based on the true story of Danny Greene (Stevenson), an Irish thug working for mobsters in 1970s Cleveland.

Read on to see what D’Onofrio has to say about his training and preparation for the role, how he enjoyed working with Stevenson, Kilmer and Walken and what his plans for the future are.

We Got This Covered: So what is Kill The Irishman about?

Vincent D’Onofrio: Kill the Irishman is about a guy named Danny Greene, who started in the unions in Cleveland. He kind of took over. He kind of cornered the market there, and then got involved with the mob. He then took things into his own hands and this started a war. It took a long time for them to get rid of Danny Greene, but, eventually, they did. He’s kind of the first guy going up against the mob, and especially being an Irishman. He kind of formed into a tall tale figure.

WGTC: Who is your character in the movie?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I play John Nardi, the guy who crossed over from the mob to help Danny Greene organize and start his own underground activity.

WGTC: How much training and preparation did you put into this role?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I researched Danny Greene. There weren’t a lot of pictures of John Nardi. There was just one photo, and so I had to kind of use my imagination and think of myself as the character of the story that we’re telling in the film, not what you might call the “real story of what happened.” But Jonathan Hensleigh, the writer and director of this film, wanted to give the story that he wanted to tell. I just, in my way, kind of prepared as an actor to play John.

WGTC: Had you known about this story or read the book on which it’s based before tackling the role?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I didn’t know about Danny Greene, no. I was quite amazed by the whole thing. He was quite a figure. It was cool to research his story and the people around him. I found it very interesting.

WGTC: How was it like working with Ray Stevenson and the rest of the cast?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I loved it. A lot of them I’ve worked before. They’re all great guys. Ray, especially, is a great guy. I had a great time. We all had a great time. I’ve known Val for a long time and it’s always good to see him. It’s just good, you know. When you’re having a good time on the set, you, sometimes, think the film is going to turn out bad since you’re having a good time. But, in this case, the film turned out pretty good. I had a good time, and we made a good film.

WGTC: Had you worked with Jonathan Hensleigh before, or is this your first time?

Vincent D’Onofrio: It was the first time, yeah. Jonathan and I have remained friends since the film. We got along pretty well.

WGTC: Do you have any more crime or mafia related films coming up as your next projects?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I did a film called Fire with Fire. I just finished that a few weeks ago. I play an Aryan leader in that, but that and my character in Kill the Irishman are the only kind of so-called corrupt people I’ve played lately.

WGTC: What is Fire With Fire about?

Vincent D’Onofrio: It’s kind of a thriller/action film we shot in New Orleans with a director named David Barret, who I liked a lot. Bruce Willis is in it. Hopefully, it’s really good. I hadn’t done anything like that for a long time, because I was on television for so long with Criminal Intent. It was interesting to pick up an action type movie after the show was over. I really had a good time.

And what I mean by when the show was over, I don’t mean doing movies like they were before I started the show, but shooting at a much faster pace and shorter amount of time. Your daily work schedule is heavier and there’s no more sitting around anymore, which I like a lot. It was kind of nice to go back and go into an action film and be working every day on it and getting it done. I really enjoyed it.

WGTC: With Criminal Intent being over, do you have any plans to return to television?

Vincent D’Onofrio: Yes, I’m doing a new show for NBC called Blue Tilt, with Ethan Hawke and myself.

WGTC: Is it another cop drama or something different?

Vincent D’Onofrio: It’s a detective show, but it’s not just about crime. It’s about family too.

WGTC: How does it feel to be a part of the Law & Order legacy?

Vincent D’Onofrio: It was good. I learned a lot from Dick Wolf. I’ll always remember playing that character because it was such a good character. It was great to be able to be a character like that for television. I think the thing that I’ll bring from the whole experience, the whole 10 years, is I had never been interested in the television business before. As the years went on, I became more interested in it and I learned so much about it. I think, in the end, that will be the thing I bring from it the most. I learned so much about how the television business works.

WGTC: So Law & Order was your first television experience?

Vincent D’Onofrio: Early in my career, I had done about two other shows on television and then there was the brief role I did in Homicide: Life on the Street. That was it. I had never been a regular on a show before. I spent most of my career doing theater and films.

WGTC: That’s about all I have, unless you have something you would like to add about Kill the Irishman or any of your other projects.

Vincent D’Onofrio: I think that Kill the Irishman is a very good movie, and it’s about an interesting subject. As far as what I’ve done, I have my first feature that I co-wrote and directed coming up in December called Don’t Go in the Woods. It’s being released by Tribeca Films. It’s a horror musical. Tribeca Films loves it, and we start doing a press tour for it next month.

WGTC: Who is in the movie?

Vincent D’Onofrio: I cast it off the streets of New York, all unknown actors. I just wanted people who could sing and have never acted before. It’s perfect. I used no casting director and just went into my hometown, New York City, and just found them.

This concludes our interview, but we would like to thank Vincent for taking the time to speak with us.

Thanks Linda!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kathryn Erbe to attend Celebrity Rescue Rally Set for September 25 as Mutt-i-grees® Mania

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America will have three Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units filled with more than one hundred precious dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens looking for permanent and loving homes as the Celebrity Rescue Rally Pet Adoption Event - Mutt-i-grees® Mania - gets underway on Sunday, September 25 from 12:00Noon – 5:00pm at Hudson River Park Pier 40 in New York City. Animal League spokesperson Beth Stern will be joined by other animal-loving celebrities to raise awareness of pet adoption and the beauty of shelter animals, also known as Mutt-i-grees. Joining the Animal League at Mutt-i-grees Mania will be Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Puppy Love Pet Rescue, In Our Hands Rescue, and Animal Center of Queens. This event is the Grand Finale of the Animal League's third annual "Get Your Licks on Route 66" Pet Adoption Tour.

Animal-loving celebrities joining Beth Stern include actress and Mutt-i-grees spokesperson Kathryn Erbe, designer John Bartlett, Broadway actress Orfeh, actor Josh Flitter, model Jen Araki, on-air personality and author Maria Malito, and television host Sara Gore. Full article

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ethan Hawke And Vince D’Onofrio To Star In NBC Crime Drama Written By Chris Brancato, 9.14.11

EXCLUSIVE: In what will instantly become one of this season’s highest-profile drama projects, I hear that Ethan Hawke and Vince D’Onofrio have teamed with writer-producer Chris Brancato for a cop drama, which has been nabbed by NBC with a production commitment. Brancato conceived the project, titled Blue Tilt, and took it to Hawke and D’Onofrio who helped shape it. All 3 will executive produce. The show will star Hawke and D’Onofrio as two seasoned homicide detectives — one married and one divorced — as they solve cases while dealing with their wives/ex-wives and kids. The title Blue Tilt refers to a cop term for homicide detectives who, as a result of dealing with particularly brutal crimes, become a danger to themselves and are put under psychiatric observation. I hear that the pilot is targeted for a production start by the end of the year in New York where both Hawke and D’Onofrio live. The two actors are old friends and co-starred in the 2009 feature Staten Island together, while Law & Order: Criminal Intent star D’Onofrio worked with Brancato on the final season of the Law & Order spinoff, on which Brancato served as executive producer/showrunner.

This marks D’Onofrio’s return to NBC where Law & Order: CI started before moving to cable sibling USA Network. Blue Tilt will be produced by newly renamed Universal Television, which also produces the Law & Order franchise. CAA-repped Hawke will next be seen in The Woman In the Fifth, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and is about to start Scott Derrickson’s untitled thriller for Summit. On the TV side, the Oscar-nominated actor recently toplined Fox’s pilot Exit Strategy. D’Onofrio, repped by UTA and the Collective, just wrapped Fire with Fire and Chained. For 13 years, WME-repped Brancato was partnered with producer Bert Salke in Brancato/Salke, which was dissolved in summer 2010.

NBC Developing Cop Drama With Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

Hollywood Reporter, 9.14.11
by Lesley Goldberg

Ethan Hawke is eyeing a return to series television.

The actor, whose Fox pilot Exit Strategy failed to get the series order in May, is teaming with Vincent D’Onofrio and writer-producer Chris Brancato for a cop drama being developed by NBC and its newly named studio Universal Television.

Blue Tilt would star D’Onofrio and Hawke as fragile homicide detectives balancing work with their different family entanglements: one is married with children and the other divorced.

The project would mark a reunion for former Law & Order: Criminal Intent scribe Brancato and D’Onofrio.

Hawke, who next stars in the Encore miniseries Moby Dick, will executive produce alongside D’Onofrio and Brancato.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Mother's House" premieres at Woodstock Film Festival

Kathryn Erbe's short film "Mother's House" premieres at the Woodstock Film Festival

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Vincent D'Onofrio to attend the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival

Vincent D'Onofrio will attend the Actor's Dialogue panel lead by writer Martha Frankel on Sunday, 9/25 at 10am. Tickets
are $15.00
Whether she’s one on one in an intimate talk, or leading a discussion among a variety of actors, Martha Frankel’s entertaining panels are one of the festival highlights.

He will also attend the 2011 Maverick Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9/24 at 7pm.
Held at BSP Studios in Kingston. Tickets are $75.00.

Maverick Award Ceremony
One of the most highly anticipated events every year at the Woodstock Film Festival is the AWARDS CEREMONY party; always a feast of music and hilarity.

Come celebrate

and the Woodstock Film Festival
at the 12th annual Maverick Awards Ceremony
Saturday, September 24 @ Backstage Production Studios in Kingston.

7:00pm: Cocktail party in Gallery.
8:15pm: Seating for awards begins.
9:00pm: Award Ceremony with presentations to our honorary recipients in the categories of:
Meera Gandhi will present the award to Mark Ruffalo
Vincent D'Onofrio will present the award to Ellen Barkin**
Tim Blake Nelson will present the award to Robin Bronk

Feature Narrative, Documentary Narrative, Cinematography, Editing in Documentary, Editing in Feature Narrative, Animated Short, Short Film, Student Short, Short Doc.

Jurors including Actors, Directors, Film Critics, Producers, and other distinguished members of the industry will present the Awards to the winning filmmakers.

This year’s recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award is two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Barkin, a mesmerizing, sultry and passionate actress of stunning range who has worked with some of the greatest directors and actors of all time. Please join us in celebrating Ellen Barkin’s stellar career, from her unforgettable debut in “Diner” to her stunning performance in “Sea of Love,” to her recent Emmy Award Best Actress win for her performance in Oprah Winfrey’s “Before Women Had Wings.”

“There can be little doubt that Barkin is one of the most intense and passionately convincing actresses now at work in American movies.” –Roger Ebert

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11 - 10th Year - Join the 'Pay it Forward' event on Facebook

Join in on Facebook.

I don't think I need to explain what September 11, 2001 meant to everyone in this country. I would like to create a "Pay it Forward" day for the 10 year mark for this event.
Here is how "Pay it Forward" works*

1-Be attentive wherever you are for opportunities to help someone. Perhaps you have an elderly or disabled neighbor who is too proud to ask for help with their yard work or maybe you're in a restaurant and see someone who looks like they could use some kind stranger to pay for their meal. You can change people's attitudes about the world through your unobtrusive acts of kindness.

2- Do something nice for someone you don't know (or don't know very well). It should be something significant, and not for a person from whom you expect a good deed -- or anything at all, for that matter -- in return.

3-Spread the word. If the person thanks you and wants to "repay" you (that is, pay it "back"), let them know that what you'd really like is for them to pay it "forward" -- you'd like them to do something nice for three people they don't know, and ask those three people to do something nice for three Pay it forward.

4- When you notice that somebody has done something nice for you, make a note in your mind to practice three acts of kindness towards other people, as described in Step 3. The idea is to consciously increase the goodness of the world.

Please send this to as many people as you possibly can, it is a day of remembrance but also a day to be thankful and kind.

You might think this is strange or hard to do or corny. Trust me though, it is a good feeling when you do it. So Please join me September 11, 2011 and please post your acts on here or at least just post you did one. I would love to overload facebook with acts of kindness.

Keith Sabatino
Deputy Chief Fort Lee (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department

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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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