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The Reinventors Series Continues with The Audience

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Reinvent Hollywood: The Audience — a sneak peak A roundtable discussion hosted by Ted Hope, moderated by Anne Thompson tomorrow, “How will audiences and their involvement with cinema evolve with increased digital access – from crowdfunding to social engagement?” The Reinvent Hollywood series continues on June 24 with The Audience. The 90-minute episode — the third part of a six-part series — will feature great thinkers from the world of cinema…

Margo Martindale and August: Osage County

Margo Martindale and August: Osage County

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For the past twenty-five years, Margo Martindale has been an acclaimed character actress on stage and screens big and small. Highlights of her big-screen work include her work as Maggie Fitzgerald’s tactless mother Earline in the Best Picture-winner Million Dollar Baby, and her achingly beautiful turn in the final segment of Paris, je t’aime. The past several years have found Martindale in an acclaimed run on television, including an Emmy-nominated…

Steve Coogan and Philomena

Steve Coogan and Philomena

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Steve Coogan is a comedic megastar in the U.K., best known for his signature character Alan Partridge. The character has appeared in numerous television shows over the past twenty years, including “Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge” and “Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge.” In America, Coogan is known primarily as a comedic character actor in films such as Night at the Museum and Tropic Thunder, and his brilliant…

John Wells and August: Osage County

John Wells and August: Osage County

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John Wells is one of the towering figures in modern American television. His seemingly innumerable credits have reaped six Primetime Emmys for his work as writer and producer on “ER,” and “The West Wing.” Wells’ other series include “Third Watch,” “Shameless” and “Southland.” In addition to his TV work, Wells has produced a number of feature films and served multiple terms as President of the Writers Guild of America, West….

Tracy Letts and August: Osage County

Tracy Letts and August: Osage County

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Since the premiere of his play “Killer Joe” in Chicago in 1993, actor and playwright Tracy Letts has become a major figure in American theater, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his play “August: Osage County” and this year’s Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Letts has also earned acclaim as a screenwriter, adapting his plays “Bug”…

Alexandre Desplat and Philomena

Alexandre Desplat and Philomena

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Since beginning his career in France in 1985, Alexandre Desplat has scored 150 films including two Best Picture winners. His first Golden Globe nomination came in 2004 for Girl with a Pearl Earring, and he won that same accolade in 2007 for The Painted Veil. That same year, Desplat received his first Oscar nomination for The Queen, and has since been Oscar-nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic…

Chris Cooper and August: Osage County

Chris Cooper and August: Osage County

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Since his first film and television appearances in the late-eighties, actor Chris Cooper’s filmography has come to include blockbusters (The Bourne Identity, the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2), comedies (Me, Myself, and Irene, The Muppets), Best Picture nominees (Seabiscuit, Capote), a Best Picture winner (American Beauty), and his own Oscar win in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor for Adaptation. Cooper will be back on the big screen in limited release…

Sarah Paulson and 12 Year a Slave

Sarah Paulson and 12 Year a Slave

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12 Years a Slave has begun awards season with a strong showing, leading the field in Independent Spirit Awards nominations among other accolades. The film is connecting with audiences as well, having already earned over $33 million in ever-widening release. One of things that makes 12 Years a Slave one of the year’s best films is the consistent strength of a remarkably varied ensemble cast. A-list actors, Oscar-nominees, veteran character…

Casey Affleck talks about Out of the Furnace

Casey Affleck talks about Out of the Furnace

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When Gus Van Sant was preparing to make 1995’s To Die For, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were both vying for the role of Russel Hines, which Van Sant gave to Affleck’s younger brother Casey, marking his feature film debut. In the almost two decades since, Casey Affleck’s varied career has included multiple films with Van Sant, three Oceans Eleven movies, two American Pie movies, his remarkable lead turn in…

Scott Cooper talks about Out of the Furnace

Scott Cooper talks about Out of the Furnace

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After spending a decade acting in film and TV projects, writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature film debut in 2009 with Crazy Heart. In addition to being a great success at the box office, the film won Oscars for Best Actor for Jeff Bridges and songwriters Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind.” Cooper won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and was nominated for a…