Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival stages comeback

News-Press.com,  4.26.12
by Charles Runnells

Elizabeth D’Onofrio had heard wonderful things about the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. So when she moved to the beach in 2006, she couldn’t wait to attend.  No such luck.
“I came down,” says D’Onofrio, an actor/director and the sister of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” star Vincent D’Onofrio. “And when I looked for it, it was gone.”

Now, seven years after abruptly getting canceled, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is back with more Hollywood stars, more movie-making workshops and more independent features, documentaries and shorts. Organizers hope to make it an annual event again.

This year’s festival showcases about 40 juried movies, including ones starring Vincent D’Onofrio (“Full Metal Jacket”), Kevin Spacey (“Seven,” “American Beauty”), James Cromwell (“Babe,” “The Green Mile”) and character actor Dan Hedaya (“Mulholland Drive,” “The Usual Suspects”).
Four of the movies will be world premieres, including the Spacey and Cromwell feature films, says festival director Mark List.

Elizabeth D’Onofrio is one of several people who helped revive the long-dormant festival, and she couldn’t be happier. She says she had two very simple reasons for wanting to bring it back.
“I love film festivals!” says D’Onofrio, the festival’s workshop, talent and film coordinator. “And I’d heard what a great thing they had here.”

The festival opened Thursday and continues through Sunday with workshops, an awards ceremony, a children’s festival and film screenings at Beach Theater and on the sand behind Holiday Inn. Janeen Paulauskis oversaw the original festival and now serves as board member. She was the town finance director and also served as director of the town-run festival.

“It was incredible,” Paulauskis says of that five-year run. “The first year, we were very small. Everybody enjoyed it, and we all saw what it could be in the future.”
“By the fifth year, we were getting great recognition across the country.”
The festival attracted high-quality movies and even a few big stars: Tim Curry of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (who accepted a lifetime achievement award), Missi Pyle, acting couple Juliette Mills and Maxwell Caulfield, and Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys.

This year’s festival features “General Hospital” actress Kimberly McCullough and possibly Vincent D’Onofrio (if he can get a break from filming a movie in Louisiana, his sister says). Both actors star in films being shown this weekend.  Full article





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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Body double needed for Vincent D'Onofrio

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"Chained" will screen in Germany in August


We have confirmed that "Chained" will screen at the Fantasy Filmfest [Berlin] in August. Dates for the screening will not be released until summer.

The Fantasy Film Festival - [Berlin] will run from August 21-29, 2012. "Chained" will be screened in Berlin via Capelight Pictures who acquired the distribution rights in Germany through Myriad Pictures.  More details when they come available.






Founded in 1987 in Hamburg, Fantasy Filmfest is no Berlin Film Festival in the classical sense. The genre-film festival tour through eight German cities. As the name suggests, it revolves around the fantastic film thematically, in variations of the genre horror, science fiction, horror and thriller. 

**FFF Nights 2012 is a separate program.  Program for FFF 2012 is not yet available.  Tickets not yet available.

                       Warning:  Trailer contains violence

 
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Poster for "Sinister" Release date: 10.5.12

Scott Derrickson's found footage horror movie Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke, has a far more effective and creepy poster on display as well.



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Friday, April 20, 2012

Lights! Camera! Action! Stars Align for Film Festival

SandPaper, 4.19.12 by Keri Hendry

 As the buzz of the season winds down to a close, the buzz about the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is kicking into high gear. With less than one week before the first film is shown, organizers of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival learned that yet another World Premiere film will flicker across the screens at Beach Theater next weekend – 'Crackers'. Directed by Gregory Principato, 'Crackers' stars Film Coordinator Elizabeth D'Onofrio's brother, Vincent – who will hopefully make an appearance at this year's festival. The film will screen on the same ticket as a film that Elizabeth has a big role in, 'Slice' – so folks can see both films on Saturday at 9pm. The Sand Paper also spoke with the director of another World Premiere film, 'The Descending' – Kyle Thompson - who actually lived on our island as a child, and he told us a little bit about how he got into filmmaking. "My dad still lives in Fort Myers, and my brother was born there,” Kyle said. "When my folks got divorced we moved up north, where I went to a performing arts high school in New Jersey.” Kyle told us that he originally wanted to be an actor but decided he liked life on the other side of the camera better because his acting was so bad. "In high school I quickly discovered that I was a really bad actor,” he said, laughing. "Then I made a film that I didn't act in and it came out a lot better, so that got the ball rolling.” Kyle formed his independent film studio, RED Flight Pictures, early in 2009 with two friends he met in high school – Terrell Gordon and Chad Gurdgiel. "We do a lot stuff like music videos and short films, and plan to do two features a year,” he said. "The Descending is the 2nd feature film we've produced and our biggest project so far. We started shooting the film in January of 2011 and it was complete in November.” The FMB Film Festival will be the first time 'The Descending' has been shown to a general audience. Premiering on the first night of the festival (Thurs., April 26th), the 1 hour and 46 minute long film is the story of a police detective who is put through a series of life changing and career altering situations – all told through a series of interrogations. "The film includes a home invasion, where a family is taken hostage and a negotiator comes in to try and reason with them,” said Kyle, who wrote the screenplay. "I got the idea for it one day when I was sitting in a grocery store, waiting to pay for my bag of chips, and I thought 'wouldn't it be really crazy if this place got robbed right now?' That idea became 'The Descending'.” The film that stars Vincent D'Onofrio, 'Crackers', is a short film (33 minutes) about Gus, an out of work chef who is content living in his small paradise where he is surrounded by his beautiful wife, vibrant garden and beloved opera music. Gus's life is turned upside down when his cantankerous mother, Bidelia and her precious collection of nutcrackers invades his home. He turns to friends, a blind bookie and a barber for help. Their oddball antics only make matters worse and Gus slowly loses his paradise and his sanity as Bidelia methodically destroys everything that is sacred to him. Other celebrities who appear in films making their premier at the FMB Film Festival are Brenda Vaccaro and Dan Hedeya in 'Crackers', James Cromwell in 'Memorial Day', Kevin Spacey in 'Inseparable' and Steve Phoenix in 'The Untold Story'. While these celebrities will not be here in person, actress Kimberly McCullough – Dr. Robin Scorpio on General Hospital – will be coming to the Beach Theater on Saturday, April 28th at 11:30am to present a workshop and luncheon where she will speak about how her career as a writer, director and actress has evolved and the process she used to create her last film 'Nice Guys Finish Last' which is showing on Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 7:30pm. The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th. Tickets are available online at www.fmbfilmfest.com until Wednesday, then folks can purchase them at the Beach Theater. For a complete list of films and times, see the four-page pullout section in this week's Sand Paper or go to the website for all information related to the festival.

 


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Crackers" to screen at Fort Myers Film Festival

"Crackers" screens at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival on April 28th 9pm with feature film "Slice".

Visit FTBFF for more info - http://www.fmbfilmfest.com/films.html

Elizabeth D'Onofrio posted on Facebook -
Bro is trying real hard to fit us into his schedule. Keep your fingers crossed. He's working on two films simultaneously that week. New Orleans and L.A., but still saying he's trying to work it out.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 26-29

Elizabeth D'Onofrio talks about the upcoming Fort Myers Beach Film Festival on Fox 4 Morning Blend Show. Visit the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival online for more information.

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
Aril 26-29, 2012
Beach Theater and other island venues
463-3600, ext. 242
$5 per film and $150 for VIP entrance to all events and films

Southwest Florida welcomes the return of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 26 to 29, 2012. The festival kicks off with a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday at Beach Theater followed by continuous independent films being screened throughout the weekend.


Monday, April 9, 2012

More on "Mall"

Vincent D'Onofrio will appear in Eric Bogosian's "Mall" in the role of 'Danny'. Filming begins April 16th in Los Angeles.

**DANNY -- a voyeuristic businessman with a fetish for young underwear models, is caught by mall security peeking into dressing rooms at JCPenney.



MALL - The empty and sordid lives of various mall-goers are brought into stark relief when a disgruntled former tuxedo shop employee goes on a killing spree.

Producers: Vincent D'Onofrio, Sam Maydew
Executive Producers: Bill Boyd, Erika Hampson
Director: Joe Hahn
Writers: Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee

Linkin Park DJ Goes On ‘Mall’ Killing Spree With Vincent D’Onofrio!

Bloody Disgusting, 4.9.12

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) is both executive producing and starring in Joe Hahn‘s (best known as Linkin Park’s DJ) genre pic that heads to the Mall, Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively.

Penned Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee, the indie project that’s described as a “dark drama” follows the empty and sordid lives of various mall-goers who are brought into stark relief when a disgruntled former tuxedo shop employee goes on a massive killing spree. It will feature the music of Linkin Park.

Doing some digging we also discovered that the pic will also star “Shameless’” Cameron Monaghan, James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom ), India Menuez and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Road, “The Wire”).

Shooting begins next week in Los Angeles.

D’Onofrio can also be seen in Sinister later this year.


Vincent D’Onofrio as Art Object

Gallerist NY, 4.9.12
by Michael H. Miller

We’re big fans of Paper Monument‘s “See Something Say Something” feature, where writers perform a close reading of a single image (our esteemed colleague Andrew Russeth wrote one about a photograph of Robert Irwin’s project at the World Trade Center in Art in America). The latest one comes from Mike Powell, who chose an image quite near and dear to our hearts: the negative-space image of Vincent D’Onofrio as detective Robert Goren in the credits of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

First, let’s get this wonderful description of what it’s like to pathologically watch Law & Order out of the way:

“There are nights when I have started watching an episode and not realized until about two minutes in that I watched the same one the night before. I don’t think I have ever registered surprise while watching CI. I have laughed approximately three times…”

And as for the negative image of Mr. D’Onofrio:

His head is hanging to the side. His features are washed out. In one mouse click in the editing room, he turns from virile detective to corpse. Criminal Intent usually begins with a three-minute segment that introduces the characters and sets up the crime before the credit sequence even runs. But it’s not until I see this negative image of Goren that I feel like the break between our real life and the people we are when we are watching CI is complete.
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Posted by Filmalacart - Believe it or not I found a red carpet here in San Francisco! Actor turned director Vincent D'Onofrio gave us his best advice for new director's. Mr. D'Onofrio was touring with the Tribeca Film Festival to promote "Don't Go In The Woods" a Musical Horror film he developed and directed.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

HAPPY EASTER!!!


Warm wishes for a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Steppenwolf aids teens with Kathryn Erbe's support

Chicago Sun Times, 4.5.12
BY ALISA M. ALEXANDER

The stage at Steppenwolf Theatre has been graced by some of the most celebrated performers in the world, from Gary Sinise to Joan Allen and John Malkovich. What you may not know is that every year Steppenwolf’s Auxiliary Council throws one of the city’s wildest annual fund-raisers, the Red or White Ball.

The next generation of Chicago philanthropists is expected at the vintage-chic venue Architectural Artifacts. VIP tickets grant early partygoers bountiful culinary delights created by Chicago’s hottest chefs from the Pump Room, Fred’s restaurant, Paris Club and Zed 451; spirits will be served up by the master mixologists of Barrelhouse Flat.

In addition to chatting up Steppenwolf performers and honorary chairs Lily Mojekwu and Robert Schleifer, guests will be competing in a silent auction . Funds raised at the event benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults . Kathryn Erbe, honorary Red or White Ball chair and star of TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” tells Cause & Event about the SYA’s community programs.

Q. When did you first become engaged in the Steppenwolf Young Adults program?

A. My first real connection to the program was when I took part in the Steppenwolf version of the “It Gets Better” campaign that was spearheaded by the folks who run the SYA. Since then I have become more aware of the amazing work they are doing, and I am in awe and so proud to be able to be here to support them.

Q. What’s the main focus of Steppenwolf for Young Adults?

A. The SYA is focused on offering access to high-quality performing arts experiences to young people and families in Chicago’s underserved communities. The SYA also works to [solve] the shortages on arts resources in public schools. The two SYA productions each season are specifically crafted to engage teens in the 12-19 age range, and they then actually reach upward of 15,000 high school students, teachers and family audiences.

Q. Fifteen thousand students is really impressive. How is the SYA doing it?

A. Well, to make our Steppenwolf for Young Adult productions accessible to everyone, Steppenwolf offers deeply subsidized tickets. The schools pay around $6-$7.50 per student to attend weekday matinee performances, while the top ticket prices for public performances on the weekends are $20.

Q. What makes the Red or White Ball a unique event?

A. There is something for everyone, and it’s just really social and fun. I think the auction and raffle prizes are pretty cool, too. You can win a private party on a rooftop garden; a little weekend getaway to Lake Geneva; tickets to a Broadway show — and of course a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Premium Package is being raffled off too! The event originated as an intimate wine tasting, hence the “Red or White.” It kept growing and growing, and eventually became the Red or White Ball we know now. I also like to let people know that they do not need to wear red or white to the event.

Q. What do you miss most about the Chicago theater scene?

A. I miss the Steppenwolf actors and directors and crew. Everyone at the theater. What a talented and passionate group of people! I also really miss the audience and the critics. I miss the intelligence and supportive nature of the audience and the critics in Chicago; it’s more of a dialogue than it feels like in New York.

Q. What was your favorite onstage moment with Steppenwolf?

A. Oh, that may be too difficult to narrow down to one moment! The first moment that comes to mind, for some strange reason, is late in the run of “Grapes [of Wrath],” when we were all getting silly, Bob Breuler would walk around as Pa Joad and come talk to the group of people I was standing with in the background of a scene, and he would pass gas silently and move on. It took us a moment to realize the parting gift he had blessed us with, but we couldn’t react to it since we were “in the play!”

Q.What are your favorite things to do in Chicago?

A. Of course I love to see whatever is playing at Steppenwolf! I love to eat, too. The food in this city is so amazingly good. I love to walk along the lake and go to the zoo and Lincoln Park. Last time I was in Chicago I had a great time downtown walking around by the Bean and that whole area. It’s changed so much!



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vincent D'Onofrio joins the cast of "The Tomb"

Variety, 4.4.12
by Jeff Sneider, Justin Kroll

After working together on Lionsgate's crime pic "Fire with Fire", Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent will reunite on Summit's action-thriller "The Tomb", which has also case Oscar nominee Amy Ryan as its female lead.

Mikael Hafstrom is directing the film, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Jim Caviezel.
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Filming begins April 19 in New Orleans(The Sun)

Extras casting in Los Angeles and New Orleans.

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Collider, 4.4.12

Director Mikael Hafstrom just rounded out a great deal of his cast for the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone team-up actioner The Tomb. Stallone stars as a structural security expert who is framed and locked up in a high-security prison that he designed, and Schwarzenegger is onboard as one of the prison’s inmates and a potential ally to Stallone. Jim Caviezel also stars, and now Variety has added four more names to the cast: Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent. Hit the jump for details concerning who these new additions to the cast will be playing.

Per Variety, Ryan is set as the female lead in the action pic. She’ll play “Stallone’s business partner and potential love interest.” Law & Order: Criminal Intent star D’Onofrio is in talks to play the deputy director of the Prisons Bureau. He convinces Stallone’s character to do one last job before he retires (natch) and Jones is set in a villainous role as a “ruthless guard with no moral compass who enjoys making life difficult for the protag.” I’m not exactly up on actor weights, but I’m fairly certain Stallone could take Jones easily. No details are given for 50 Cent’s role, but the rapper-turned-actor has had incredibly bad luck with Hollywood features, so here’s hoping he doesn’t curse this project as well.

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ComingSoon, 4.4.12

Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan and 50 Cent have joined the cast of director Mikael Håfström's The Tomb, Variety reports. They join the previously-attached Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Jim Caviezel.

The film follows Ray Breslin (Stallone) who is the world's foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he's ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design.

D'Onofrio (Chronicle, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") will play a deputy director, Jones (Snatch) a prison guard and Ryan (Win Win, "The Wire"), Breslin's business partner. There's no word yet on who 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin') will be playing.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Dine with D'Onofrio at Rib City Grill ~ May 17, 2012


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May 17th, 2012 • 6-9 pm
• Dine with Vincent D'Onofrio at Rib City Restaurant in American Fork, Utah
• All monies raised will go to the Law Enforcement Museum in honor of fallen Ogden City Police Officer, Jared Francom
• Meet with Mr. D'Onofrio, make a donation and dine on Rib City’s
fantastic BBQ!
• Have your picture taken with Mr. D'Onofrio
• Raffle Tickets will be available for a variety of exciting prizes!

Reservations for this event are not necessary unless you want the VIP table which is $150.00 w/includes dinner pictures, and live photos. Thank you Toni!

Posted by Toni on 4.17.12- Vincent will be at the UVU Sparks Automotive Building during a barbecue that will be held at the Auto Show event. The barbecue will start at 7 P.M.

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List of films in production.

"Emerald City" [Airs 1.6.17]

TV Series - A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'. Vincent.....The Wizard

"CHiPs" [TBA]

Film based on the cops television series CHiPs

Shoots Oct. 15–Nov. 15 in Los Angeles.
Warner Brothers


"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

"Pele" [2016]

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Vincent D'Onofrio....Coach Feola
Filmed in Brazil November 2013

"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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