Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Law Enforcement Ambassador & Guardian Spotlight: Vincent D'Onofrio

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund enjoys the support of a special group of volunteers: Law Enforcement Ambassadors and Guardians. Law Enforcement Ambassadors are active and retired law enforcement officers from city, state, federal and military law enforcement agencies, while Law Enforcement Guardians are volunteers who support and honor law enforcement but are not sworn officers, allowing citizens, family members and corporate supporters to work closely with the Memorial Fund in achieving our goals.

On Friday, April 19, Actor Vincent D’Onofrio traveled from New York City to Pleasant Grove, Utah to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Vince joined John Shanks from the Memorial Fund and did several radio and television interviews promoting the Memorial Fund’s mission and work. That evening, Vince joined over 650 law enforcement supporters, who filled the auditorium at Pleasant Grove High School for a screening of Heroes Behind the Badge, a documentary film—narrated by Vince—that tells the stories behind the badge of the men and women who serve our communities every day.

During the pre-screening reception, Vince met with the family of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie (End of Watch: 10/2/12). Agent Ivie was shot and killed in Arizona after responding to an activated sensor along the border. Vince talked extensively with Agent Ivie’s wife, parents, and brother, about their lost loved one.

Vincent D’Onofrio is a lot of things to a lot of people. To the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund he is more than an actor who portrayed Detective Bobby Goran on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Vince is a kind and genuine individual who honors the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement professionals and respects their families.

His support doesn’t end there! Vince is currently our top fundraising participant for the Ride and Run to Remember.

On behalf of everyone at the Memorial Fund, please join us in thanking Vincent D’Onofrio for his service and dedication as a volunteer leader with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

via NLEOMF,  April 30, 2013

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Photos: Vincent D'Onofrio visits Molding Box Inc in Utah

Heroes Behind the Badge was an event that Molding Box sponsored dedicated to the service people who have dedicated and even given their lives protecting our communities. Vincent D’Onofrio from the Law and Order TV series made a guest appearance. Molding Box was able to print several items for this event.

 via Molding Box Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Photos: Vincent at Rib City and 'Heroes Behind the Badge"

Vincent and Chris

Vincent and Kelly

Vincent and Leti

Vincent and Ruby

Photos by 2point8studios.com

See more of the professional photos that were taken at Rib City last week with Vincent. 

 via Bev - thanks!   Nice photos :o)

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Photo: Vincent D'Onofrio with 'Heroes Behind the Badge" producers, director

Photo: (L-R) Producers, Drew Goldsack and Bill Erfurth, Vincent D'Onofrio (HBTB Narrator) and Wayne Derrick (Director)
From Heroes Behind the Badge - 
Heroes Behind The Badge had a great screening in Pleasant Grove, Utah this past Friday, with a special appearance by Law&Order's Vincent D'Onofrio!!

A big thanks to Vincent for his generous support of the screening and our film, and thank you to everyone who helped organize the evening! Watch for more photos to come!!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

SAG Foundation video coming soon

We asked the SAG Foundation about the video of 'A Conversation with Vincent D'Onofrio' with Broadway World's Richard Ridge. 

They told us, "The full video of the Vincent D'Onofrio event will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned -it's a really excellent Q&A"

Can't wait!!

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WAYNE KRAMER, Director "Pawn Shop Chronicles"

Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer is one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged over the last couple of decades. Favouring the crime genre, he's an uncompromising writer-director whose films are exciting, authentic, provocative and challenging. Kramer's first film THE COOLER (2003) drew acclaim and commercial success, and secured Alec Baldwin an Oscar nomination. RUNNING SCARED (2006) is now a huge cult film, and a once-in-a-lifetime blending of grindhouse crime movie thrills and Grimm's fairytale storytelling. CROSSING OVER (2009) is an ambitious drama focussed on the trials and tribulations of various immigrants in the sprawling city of L.A. Kramer's new film PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES (2013) is due to open soon. This is the final part of a three part interview. I talk to him about various topics close to his heart.  

Do you always try to go in a different direction for each film?
I don't really look at it like that. Everything is based on its own merits. I'm not someone who has a problem being typecast as a director of crime stories or dark, intense films. I'm certainly not the guy Hollywood comes to when they need someone to make something like THE HANGOVER (2009). I've been offered bigger Hollywood films - franchise sequels to films like UNDERWORLD (2003). I just didn't think I could bring anything distinctive to films like that. The characters and the look of the worlds have already been created. I'm just not a gun-for-hire kind of guy. I have to feel very passionate about a project in order to take the journey because it's going to be hugely stressful upon my life. After I walked off BULLET TO THE HEAD (2013), a project that I was going to be well compensated for, I ended up doing PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES, my new film, for no money. I put my fee back into the production just so we could get some production value on the screen. It was kind of a palate cleanser. It's all for the love of making films. I have a hard time faking anything. If I did a film that I had no interest in making, where everything was a slog, it would turn out to be a bad movie. The excitement and the vitality of a director has to be felt through the entire process and communicated to the actors. I can never see myself cashing a paycheque and making a film I would never go see.

What can you tell us about PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES?
It's the first film I've directed and not written myself, and is unlike any film I've done. It's written by Adam Minarovich from TV's 'The Walking Dead'. I just loved the sensibility of the script and I felt like that could've been my voice. lt's very darkly humorous, very black, and is going to upset a lot of people. Many people are just not going to get it. It's very transgressive. It's closer in tone to some of the early Coen Brothers film like RAISING ARIZONA (1987) or THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998). It's very quirky but it has some crime film elements to it as well. It has a sort of redneck, PULP FICTION (1994) structure to it. You'll get to see actors like Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon and Brendan Fraser doing stuff you've never seen them do before. It was a very stressful production because there was never enough money. Anchor Bay is releasing the film later this year.

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via Money Into Light

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Photo: Vincent and Carin attend Bpeace 10th Anniversary Gala

April 11, 2013:  Vincent D’Onofrio and his wife Carin van der Donk with Sandy DiPasqua and Pat Bates attend Business Council For Peace’s (Bpeace)‘s tenth anniversary gala celebration at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.  

(Photo Credit: New York City Photography)

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Video: Vincent D'Onofrio joins the Law Enforcement "Ride & Run to Remember"

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Photos: Vincent D'Onofrio at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival After Party

April 22, 2013:  Tribeca Film Festival 2013 After Party "Before Midnight" Sponsored By Heineken
Photos by Jernal Countess

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"American Falls" screening soon!

Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster

"American Falls" is a short film by Be' Garrett, starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Denis O'Hare and Louis Ozawa Changchien. In a rural town in southern Idaho a Japanese-American family owns and operates a small motel. The year is 1965, the height of the Civil Rights Era. One night a stranger sporting ‘city’ clothes checks in, the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko, Toru’s precocious 13 year old daughter, takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of this man, especially after two detectives come knocking on their door in the middle of the night.

Production Team:
Producer Be' Garrett
Director Be' Garrett ("A Nick in Time")
Producer: Erika Hampson
Writer: Be' Garrett and Josh Liverigh
Casting Director NY: Judy Bowman
Casting Director LA: Mel and Liz Casting
Production Designers: Adam Brustein and Charles McCarry
Set Decorator: Nicole Duryea
Costume Designer: Ingrid Price
Editor: Kim Bica
Music: Earl Johnson, Jr.

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Denis O'Hare, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Amy Fujioka, Kazumi Aihara and Taishi Hosokawa

'American Falls' tells us that a screening is upcoming in New York and Los Angeles.  An update
will be released next week.

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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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