omplete QPORIT: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINATIONS


Nominees & Winners
The 20th Anniversary
Gotham Independent Film Awards


Director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO James Schamus were not only nominated, they've already won honorary awards!

The (other) winners will be announced Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street. UPDATED AND REPUBLISHED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30 WITH THE WINNERS MARKED IN BOLD DARK RED!

The ceremony will be hosted by Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson.

I've indicated with an arrow ==> some films that I think are especially interesting, and may even win!



BEST FEATURE

==>Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky, director; Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Blue Valentine
Derek Cianfrance, director; Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, producers (The Weinstein Company)

The Kids Are All Right
Lisa Cholodenko, director; Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Philippe Hellmann, producers (Focus Features)

Let Me In
Matt Reeves, director; Simon Oakes, Alex Brunner, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Donna Gigliotti, John Nording, Carl Molinder, producers (Overture Films)

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Winter’s Bone
Debra Granik, director; Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, producers (Roadside Attractions)



BEST DOCUMENTARY

12th & Delaware
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, directors/producers (HBO Documentary Films)

==>
Inside Job
Charles Ferguson, director; Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Oath
Laura Poitras, director/producer (Zeitgeist Films and American Documentary/POV)


Public Speaking
Martin Scorsese, director; Martin Scorsese, Graydon Carter, Margaret Bodde, Fran Lebowitz, producers (HBO Documentary Films)

Sweetgrass
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash, directors; Ilisa Barbash, producer (Cinema Guild)


BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson (Focus Features)

Life During Wartime
Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Chris Marquette, Rich Pecci, Charlotte Rampling, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Dylan Riley Snyder, Renée Taylor, Michael Kenneth Williams (IFC Films)

Please Give
Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert, Lois Smith, Sarah Steele, Thomas Ian Nicholas (Sony Pictures Classics)

==>Tiny Furniture
Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Rachel Howe, Merritt Wever, Amy Seimetz, Alex Karpovsky, David Call, Jemima Kirke, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Garland Hunter, Isen Hunter (IFC Films)

==>Winter’s Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Breznahan (Roadside Attractions)



BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

John Wells for The Company Men (The Weinstein Company)

Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers (First Independent Pictures)

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa for I Love You Phillip Morris (Roadside Attractions)

Tanya Hamilton for Night Catches Us (Magnolia Pictures)

==>Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture (IFC Films)


BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Prince Adu in Prince of Broadway (Elephant Eye Films)

Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs (IFC Films)

Greta Gerwig in Greenberg (Focus Features)

==>Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions)

John Ortiz in Jack Goes Boating (Overture Films)


BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU


Kati with an i
Robert Greene, director; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, producers

Littlerock
Mike Ott, director; Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni, producers


==>On Coal River
Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood, directors; Jillian Elizabeth, Adams Wood, Francine Cavanaugh, producers

Summer Pasture
Lynn True and Nelson Walker, directors/producers; Tsering Perlo, co-director/co-producer

The Wolf Knife
Laurel Nakadate, director/producer



FESTIVAL GENIUS AUDIENCE AWARD: Waiting For Superman


IFC HOME PAGE: http://www.ifc.com/

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

 

BACTERIAL COMPUTER


BIOCOMPUTING WITH BACTERIA & VIRUSES


E Coli bacteria are genetically engineered to act as a switch, while viruses that the bacteria emit act to transmit information to other bacteria. In effect, the bacteria acts as a switch; the virus acts as current.

To top it off, other bacteria are engineered to express particular colors when they are in the presence of appropriate viruses emitted by bacteria.

So the bacterial system, using bacteria as a switch and display device. with viruses to transmit information, is engineered both to act as a computer / logic system and as a display system.

HERE'S A GENERAL DESCRIPTION
http://scienceblogs.com/webeasties/2010/11/problem_solving_bacteria.php?utm_source=selectfeed&utm_medium=rss

HERE'S THE ABSTRACT OF THE PAPER
http://2010.igem.org/Team:UT-Tokyo/Sudoku_abstract

HERE'S SOME MORE INFORMATION FROM THE PAPER
http://2010.igem.org/Team:UT-Tokyo/Sudoku_construct


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

 

TWO KINDS OF OPTIMISTS


There are two kinds of optimists:


=1=> The first kind sees... the glass half full.

=2=> The second kind sees... half the glass just waiting to be filled with more good stuff!

A good entrepreneur is a careful type-2 optimist. They will see the opportunity, but know it will not come easy. They will prepare and study every possibility before proceeding.

A bad entrepeneur will be an overoptimistic type-2. They'll think they'll succeed, and so ignore all the details.

A bad gambler is much the same kind of over-optimist: they'll buy a stack of tickets for the lottery. After the numbers are drawn, before they check the results, they'll secretly hope nobody won... because then the pot will be bigger for them to win on the next draw.



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 

CELEBRITY CHARADES AT LABYRINTH THEATER


The ultimate, entertaining, benefit party of the Theatrical Holiday Season is the LABYRINTH THEATER CELEBRITY CHARADES & DINNER.



LABYRINTH THEATER
CELEBRITY CHARADES & DINNER
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th

ST. PAUL'S HALL
Columbus Avenue at 60th Street
New York City


6:30 PM VIP RECEPTION & DINNER
In recognition of their outstanding dedication to LAByrinth Theater Company, the 2010 Dave Hoghe Award will be presented to THE PUBLIC THEATER.

8:00 PM MAIN EVENT
Live Auction: Bid for our priceless packages, including a chance to play Charades with the stars.

Celebrity Charades: Four Celebrity teams battle for victory in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition.

PLAYERS INCLUDE (subject, of course, to continuing availability)

Leslie Bibb, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Erika Christensen, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Oskar Eustis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Juliette Lewis, Jesse L. Martin, Christopher Meloni, Sam Rockwell, Cynthia Rowley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Julia Stiles, Justin Theroux, Yul Vazquez, Kristen Wiig, David Zayas

(PLUS NEW PLAYERS THAT MAY BE ADDED AT ANY TIME... KEEP WATCH!)

LABYRINTH THEATER

CELEBRITY CHARADES & DINNER
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th
ST. PAUL'S HALL

Columbus Avenue at 60th Street
New York City

for tickets & complete information:

http://labtheater.org/support/specialevents.html

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

 

INFORMATION ==> ENERGY ???


In this article:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=demonic-device-converts-inform

it is suggested that information is used to "generate energy from information." Later on in the article, the claim is modified to:

"The experiment does not actually violate the second law of thermodynamics, because in the system as a whole, energy must be consumed by the equipment -- and the experimenters -- to monitor the bead and switch the voltage as needed. But it does show that information can be used as a medium to transfer energy."

But even this claim seems too much, sort of. In exactly the same sense, every time someone invents and builds a motor, they are using information to transfer energy. It seems to me that all that is going on in this experiment is that the authors are building and operating a motor.

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UNSTOPPABLE SNL


SNL with Scarlett Johansson (11/14/2010) was above average. There were more than the usual number of funny and very funny pieces; fewer duds.

Scarlett was very good: she was game for anything, her timing was perfect, and she was always in character, and funny. Some of the new cast members got significant airtime and did well.

But one piece stood out, way out: The star of the show was the riotous version of UNSTOPPABLE with Scarlett. New cast member Jay Pharoah as Denzel (I think it was Jay -- it might almost have been Denzel) was terrific. It was one of the best written skits ever. And perfectly executed. It's a new, classic SNL skit; it joins the pantheon.



SOME LINKS

Scarlett Johansson on IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424060/

Scarlett Johansson on WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_Johansson

SNL
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

SNL - Jay Pharoah
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/bios/jay-pharoah.shtml

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

 

MIKAL EVANS FROM KISSES, CHLOE IN CONCERT



Mikal Evans
From KISSES, CHLOE
On the Red Carpet Opening Night at HIFF 2010

Mikal Evans, the actress and singer who contributed lovely songs and sophisticated acting to the indie film KISSES, CHLOE at The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 2010) will be in concert Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 9:00 PM at the Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) in New York City.

http://mikalevansband.wordpress.com/
http://www.myspace.com/mikalmevans

MIKAL EVANS
with Michael League, Bob Lanzetti, and Glen Grossman

THURSDAY NOV 11th 9:00 PM
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL - Stage 1
154 Allen st. Between Houston and Stanton
http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/


For (much) more about HIFF 2010...

QPORIT: HIFF 2010

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR SCRIPTS: SCIENCE (and other) PLAYS, SCREENPLAYS, AND BLOGS


Several very interesting programs for Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Playwrights and Bloggers are currently accepting submissions during November.

We've compiled some information about six different programs.

Some (but not all) of these programs are especially interested in projects that relate to science.

SCREENWRITER'S LAB AT HIFF
Screenwriters - especially, but not only, screenplays with a scientific orientation

CINEREACH GRANTS
Filmmakers

THE DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL
Filmmakers with "disposable" hardware

ANTHOLOGY OF THE BEST SCIENCE BLOG STORIES
Science Bloggers

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER EST / SLOAN PROJECT
Playwrights with science oriented plays
Note: Special event! Tuesday November 9: ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT

RED BULL THEATER

Short Play Festival

More details on each of these programs follows:


SCREENWRITERS' LAB AT HIFF

Earlybird DEADLINE: December 3, 2010
Regular DEADLINE: December 22, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 7, 2011
WAB Extended DEADLINE: January 21, 2011

Submissions are now open for the 2011 Screenwriters Lab at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), supported by the Sloan Foundation. The 11th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab will take place April 15-17, 2011 in East Hampton, New York. Submit your script via Withoutabox.com:

https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5850.

(Note: Registration/login is required for withoutabox. WITHOUTABOX is a (probably, the) leading site for filmmakers (writers, directors, producers) to discover opportunities and submit films and screenplays to film festivals and film contests.)

"HIFF seeks a broad selection of screenplays addressing a wide subject matter."

"Additionally, in collaboration with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s initiative in furthering the public understanding of science, HIFF encourages you to submit screenplays that explore science, technology, mathematics, invention, and engineering in fresh and innovative ways. "


HIFF
http://www.hamptonsfilmfest.org/

SCREENWRITERS' LAB
http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/2010/11/2011-screenwriters-lab-submissions-now-open/

WITHOUTABOX SUBMISSIONS
https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5850.

QPORIT ON THE SLOAN SCREENPLAY READINGS AT HIFF 2010
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/sloan-foundation-at-hiff-2010-beyond.html



CINEREACH GRANTS

DEADLINE: December 1, 2010

Cinereach is now accepting applications for the Winter 2011 Grant Cycle!

Apply online by December 1st, 2010 to be considered for support.

"Cinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter. Our grantees’ films often possess an independent spirit, depict underrepresented perspectives, and resonate across international boundaries. They favor story over message, character over agenda, and complexity over duality."

"Grant amounts can range from $5,000 – $50,000 per project and can be awarded to support any stage of production including research and development, production and post-production."

ABOUT CINEREACH
http://www.cinereach.org/about

"Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that champions vital stories, artfully told. Created and led by young philanthropists, entrepreneurs and filmmakers, Cinereach empowers fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through Grants & Awards, The Reach Film Fellowship, an internal Productions department, and through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations. Since 2006, Cinereach has disbursed over $4 million to more than 80 projects at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter."

GRANT SUBMISSIONS
http://www.cinereach.org/cinereach-grants-submissions-open-now

FAQ
http://www.cinereach.org/grants/frequently-asked-questions

RESOURCES FOR FILMMAKERS
http://www.cinereach.org/grants/resources


THE DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL

DEADLINE: November 30, 2010

•Disposable media must be central and integral to the film.
•Use of multiple devices is encouraged but by no means necessary
•Submissions must be under 10 minutes
•Submissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable submission fee of $.99


Selection Criteria
Selections will be equally judged on the inventive and experimental use of the media as well as the content of the film.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
http://disposablefilmfest.com/submit/

FAQ
http://disposablefilmfest.com/faq/




ANTHOLOGY OF THE BEST SCIENCE BLOG STORIES

This is a printed (ie on paper made from dead trees) anthology.

You can nominate as many entries as you wish, written by you or others. Each needs to be originally published as a blog post between 12-01-09 and 12-01-10 to be eligible.

"We want to see entries that discuss all areas of science, nature, environment, technology, health and medicine, as well as “meta” topics ranging from the Life in Academia, to women/minorities in science, to the intersection between science and policy (and politics) or religion, to skepticism, to history, philosophy and sociology of science, to the analysis of the science publishing world or science communication/journalism, to personal stories by scientists, to patient stories by physicians/nurses (or patients)."

"The target audience of the anthology is lay audience. Actually, the target audience for the book is even more lay than the usual readers of science blogs. These books are supposed to be given as presents to your Mom, or your non-science friends, to show them both that science is cool and that there is great writing on blogs. So, when choosing which posts to enter, look for those that are gripping and exciting and also easy to understand by just about everyone."

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
http://blog.coturnix.org/2010/03/29/you_can_now_start_submitting_y/

THE 2009 ANTHOLOGY
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-open-laboratory-2009/6404707


ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER
EST / SLOAN PROJECT

DEADLINE: December 1, 2010 (FOR ATTENDEES OF THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT)

"The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries."

"The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT."


THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT

"Each year EST/Sloan invites playwrights to join a panel of scientists and science journalists at EST to discuss science advancements, developments, and the stories that might make great plays. The event is designed to stir and inspire theatre artists to consider issues of science in their work, and to encourage writers to develop projects that may benefit from EST/Sloan support."

Panelists include Mike Daisey, Robin Marantz Henig, Dennis Overbye, Deepti Pradhan and Daniela Schiller. A reception will follow the event.


Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm

at the Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 W 52nd St., between 10th & 11th Aves.


Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended.

Reserve your spot by e-mailing boxoffice@ensemblestudiotheatre.org.

WHILE THE REGULAR DEADLINE HAS PASSED, Playwrights who attend THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT may submit proposals to the EST/Sloan Project with an extended deadline of December 1.


Here's a link to details about the EST / Sloan Artist Cultivation Event:
http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/2010-artist-cultivation-event/


EST / Sloan presents plays, makes commissions, and holds an annual "First Light" festival of readings.

EST / Sloan is currently presenting PHOTOGRAPH 51, by Anna Zeigler.



Kristen Bush as Rosalind Franklin
PHOTOGRAPH 51
EST / SLOAN
Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein


Here is a list of past EST/Sloan productions

Peter Maloney, Scott Sowers, Zach Grenier and Polly Lee.
STALIN'S EMBALMERS
EST / SLOAN
Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein


2010 - Lenin’s Embalmers by Vern Thiessen
2009 - End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer
2008 - Lucy by Damien Atkins
2007 - Serendib by David Zellnik*
2006 - Relativity by Cassandra Medley*
2005 - Luminescence Dating by Carey Perloff
2004 - Tooth and Claw by Michael Hollinger
2003 - String Fever by Jacquelyn Reingold*
2002 - The Secret Order by Bob Clyman
2001 - Louis Slotin Sonata by Paul Mullin*
2000 - Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron*
1999 - Tesla’s Letters by Jeffrey Stanley
1997 - Flight by Arthur Giron*

Here is a link to information about past EST/Sloan Commissions:
http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/programs/estsloan-project/past-estsloan-project-commissions/

Here is a link to a general description of the EST / Sloan Project:
http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/programs/estsloan-project/


RED BULL THEATER
SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

Red Bull Theater seeks new 10-minute plays for the spring short play reading day.

"New plays of no more than 10 pages, written in heightened language, in verse, with classic themes, adaptations of classics, or that otherwise fit our mission and history are welcome.
"

BOBOOBLOG (UNOFFICIAL) DESCRIPTION
http://bobooblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/red-bull-theater-open-submissions-for.html


RED BULL OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION
http://www.redbulltheater.com/Collaborate

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Friday, November 05, 2010

 

JILL CLAYBURGH RIP - REMEMBRANCE


Jill Clayburgh has passed away at 66 after a long battle with leukemia.

I took a master class (acting with camera) with Jill at HB Studio some years ago. She was a brilliant and supportive teacher. She had elegance and grace. Jill had been a student of Uta Hagen, and carried on HB Studio's great tradition of teaching the art of naturalistic, rich performance. Sometimes she was kind and sometimes she was strict -- especially strict, it seemed to me, with women who did not find all the richness possible in their roles.

She sometimes spoke, in an incidental way during the class, with warmth and pride about her family. (Her husband was David Rabe the playwright. Her daughter, Lily Rabe, has been a steadily rising actress, and did great work as Portia this summer in The Merchant of Venice for Shakespeare in the Park. Lily just left the previews of Merchant of Venice on Broadway for a few days to be with her mother.)

In the class, Jill encouraged me in some projects I was working on, even allowing me to bring in an actress that I was working with (who was not at HB) and coaching us before a performance. She was one of the very finest and most influential acting teachers I ever had.

I saw her in a number of plays after the class. She was always brilliant... especially memorable were her work in Barefoot in the Park and A Naked Girl On The Appian Way.

One fond memory I have: I waited for her at the stage-door after Barefoot, and she greeted me with such warmth, it pleases me to this day.

Her career in theater, film and TV has been immense:

JILL CLAYBURGH in WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Clayburgh

JILL CLAYBURGH in IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001049/

JILL CLAYBURGH in IBDB
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=35535

JILL CLAYBURGH in Off-Broadway Lortel Archives
http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm?search_by=people&first=Jill&last=Clayburgh&middle=


I will miss her.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

 

HIFF 2010 WITH PARTY PIX & RED CARPET SNAPSHOTS!






Alec Baldwin
At the Chairman's Party
Hamptons International Film Festival 2010
Alec Baldwin must be at least three people. He's announcing concerts, interviewing other actors onstage, and going to parties in the Hamptons.
And he was live (on 10/14) on 30 Rock, as well.

30 Rock Live was hilarious (10/14 8:30 NY time). I gather they did it again, live, for the West Coast -- That was Thursday, October 14, whatever time they do it live in California. (Hope you watched it!)

Alec Baldwin seems ubiquitous at HIFF... so he's at the top of this guide to stories about HIFF 2010. We'll be adding to this directory of articles as we process the photos and write the stories...

Here's some of what's still coming:
Interviews with Jane Goodall and others...Notes on films, including...=>Barney's Version
=>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
=>The Debt
=>Sweet Evil


HERE ARE THE CURRENT STORIES FROM HIFF
Follow
http://www.qporit.com/
Or check this page... http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/hiff-2010.html
For more stories about HIFF 2010 as they appear...

(For next year...) HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR FILM AT HIFF!http://qporit.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-promote-your-film-at-hiff-and.html
KISSES, CHLOE with ROBIN SINGER and MIKAL EVANShttp://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/kisses-chloe-with-robin-singer-mikal.html

ON THE PATH and ZRINKA CVITESIC
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/on-path-zrinka-cvitesic.html

Tweet... MIKAL EVANS from KISSES, CHLOE in concert Friday October 15 (Again, Nov 11!)
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/mikal-evans-from-kisses-chloe-in.html

HIFF 2010 - PRIZE WINNERS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/prize-winners-at-hiff-2010.html

HIFF 2010 - THE SLOAN FOUNDATION AT HIFF 2010 (& BEYOND...)
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/sloan-foundation-at-hiff-2010-beyond.html

HIFF 2010 - BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMERS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/breakthrough-performers.html

HIFF 2010 - FIRST PREVIEW: THE 2010 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-preview-2010-hamptons.html

HIFF 2010 - PREVIEW: FILMS & EVENTS COMING TO THE HAMPTONS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/09/hiff-2010-preview-films-events-coming.html

For links to stories about HIFF in prior years, please take a look at:
The QPORIT INDEX to stories about HIFF

PARTY PIX

AND RED CARPET SNAPSHOTS



WINE GLASSES
READY TO PARTY!
Photo by Eric Roffman



PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS



Julian Schnabel
Director, MIRAL
On The Red Carpet
Photo by Eric Roffman



Lorenz Knauer, Director, and Jane Goodall
JANE'S JOURNEY
Photo by Eric Roffman



Nikhil Melnechuk and Andrea Wozny
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman

Andrea attended HIFF last year working on her film TO TIMBUKTU about singer Vieux Farka Touré of Mali. Since then she travelled to the World Cup Celebration for his performance. Nikhil helped her with cinematography. Nikhil was also a co-producer of FURTHER LANE, the short that played together with KISSES, CHLOE.
www.totimbuktu.com



Dennis Lynch
KING OF THE HAMPTONS
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman



Dan Rattiner
KING OF THE HAMPTONS
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman

KING OF THE HAMPTONS was the first film and then also the last film shown at HIFF this year. Dan Rattiner, who started publishing Dan's Papers in the Hamptons while still in college, introduces Dennis to the Hamptons.

Jeremiah Newton
BEAUTIFUL DARLING
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman

Jeremiah Newton was a close friend of Candy Darling and helped produce this documentary about her short life. Jeremiah has also been working with HIFF for many years on developing the student film program.


Iona Ramsey
CANARY
Photo by Eric Roffman

Visiting from the UK, Iona is the producer of the short film, CANARY.


David Roach
BENEATH HILL 60
Photo by Eric Roffman


David is the author of the screenplay for BENEATH HILL 60, the Sloan Prize winning film.
For more about the Sloan Foundation activities at HIFF:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/sloan-foundation-at-hiff-2010-beyond.html



Ondi Timoner
COOL IT!
Photo by Eric Roffman

Ondi is the director of COOL IT! a documentary that takes a look at economic approaches to issues concerning global warming.


Jill Andresevic
LOVE, ETC.
Photo by Eric Roffman

Jill is the charming and charismatic director of the Audience Award Documentary LOVE, ETC which follows a handful of couples through some critical periods of their love lives. Filmed with great sophistication and insight, the stories evolve and diverge in unexpected ways.

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Tisch
LOVE, ETC.
Photo by Eric Roffman

Observing the diversity of couples around them when they were married provided the impetus for Jonathan to produce this (bittersweet) chronicle of love stories. (If the name sounds familiar, Jonathan's day job is CEO of Loews. His uncle, Larry, was CEO of CBS.)
Jonathan Tisch in WIKIPEDIA:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Tisch


Harvey Weinstein with a member of his staff
Weinstein Company
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman



PRODUCTION STUDIOS AND EXHIBITION



Campbell Dalglish
The Plaza Media Arts Center
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman


THE PLAZA MEDIA ARTS CENTER: http://www.plazamac.org/


Jane and Mark Garcia
Ovasen Post Production
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman



Parviz Farahzad
Grumman Studios
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman


Believe it or not, Salt (Angelina Jolie) was not at CIA headquarters and elsewhere in the world making SALT. She was (conspiracy theorists claim) actually at Grumman Studios.
http://www.grummanstudios.com/


PARTIES, PRESS, CONNECTIONS



Freida Pinto's Earring
Press At the Red Carpet
Photo by Eric Roffman



Working Press
On the Red Carpet for THE DEBT
Photo by Eric Roffman

Though this videographer and his on-camera partner interviewing Jessica Chastain on the Red Carpet for THE DEBT may have been among the youngest working press, as far as I could see and hear, they were doing a top notch job.

Rula Jebreal and Freida Pinto
MIRAL
Photo by Eric Roffman

Rula, the screenwriter (and author of the source novel) for MIRAL had the best line of the festival. A reporter (for a major magazine, though arguably less professional than the previous interviewer) asked Freida what she was wearing. Rula replied: "She's wearing me."


The HIFF Event Staff
Photo by Eric Roffman



Party-ON!
At the LOVE, ETC. Premiere Party
Photo by Eric Roffman



FRANK PR TEAM
Photo by Eric Roffman


The FRANK PR team did a great job at the festival. Left to right: Tiffany Malloy, Lina Plath, Kerry McAleer, Dana Morini, Clare Anne Darragh.

Karin Dix
European Film Promotion (Shooting Stars)
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman

http://www.efp-online.com/en/about_efp/index.php


Shooting Stars meeting informally with Harvey Weinstein
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman



ACTORS



Alec Baldwin
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman



Stanley Tucci with young partygoers
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman

Stanley Tucci (first name only just seems wrong, here) was very friendly and approachable. Seems quite different from the characters he's played recently... OMG, he was acting.

Stanley (well, it still seems wrong but I'll do it anyway) directed LEND ME A TENOR last year on Broadway. He's currently developing MOMMY AND ME with Meryl Streep (Mommy) and Tina Fey (Me), which he is planning to direct. It will be the fifth film he has directed, the last being BLIND DATE in 2008.
Happy Birthday, Stanley! (He turns 50 on November 11.)

QPORIT on LEND ME A TENOR:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/04/lend-me-tenor.html




Robin Singer and Mikal Evans
KISSES, CHLOE
At the Opening Night Party
Photo by Eric Roffman

Striking new talents, actress Robin Singer and actress/singer/songwriter Mikal Evans starred in the provocative sell-out indie feature KISSES, CHLOE. Robin will soon be seen in two comic web series, and Mikal performs solo and with her band frequently in New York. Her next show will be with the full band, November 11th, 9pm @RockwoodMusicHall. (Perhaps she'll sing Happy Birthday for Stanley Tucci? -- See previous item.)

QPORIT on KISSES, CHLOE:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/kisses-chloe-with-robin-singer-mikal.html


Pihla Viitala
BAD FAMILY
Photo by Eric Roffman


A Shooting Star / Breakthrough Performer this year, Vihla co-starred last year in TEARS OF APRIL with the 2009 Breakthrough Performer Samuli Vauramo. (Samuli can be seen currently in George Clooney's THE AMERICAN)

Britt Robertson
CHERRY; also THE FAMILY TREE
Photo by Eric Roffman


A Rising Star / Breakthrough Performer, Britt can be seen in two films this year that were screened at HIFF. She often plays tough teenagers (she's actually just a bit past her teens). She can be seen currently on TV in LIFE UNEXPECTED.
Freida Pinto
MIRAL
Photo by Eric Roffman

A Rising Star / Breakthrough Performer, Freida was the object of desire in SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

Anais Demoustier
SWEET EVIL
Photo by Eric Roffman

A Shooting Star / Breakthrough Performer, Anais is soon to be seen in a series (8 films in 2010 !!!! !!!!) of important French Films with some of France and Europe's biggest stars and most important directors. Watch for: SPONSORING with Juliette Binoche, FRACTURE, ELSEWHERE, BELLE EPINE with Lea Seydoux, and more!
Zrinka Cvitesic
ON THE PATH
Shooting Star / Breakthrough Performer
At the Chairman's Reception
Photo by Eric Roffman
ON THE PATH is an important film, brilliantly acted and directed.

QPORIT on ZRINKA CVITESIC and ON THE PATH:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/on-path-zrinka-cvitesic.html

Jessica Chastain
THE DEBT
Rising Star / Breakthrough Performer
Photo by Eric Roffman

(I just realized that I once saw Jessica before, onstage. Jessica played Desdemona in the LAByrinth Theater / Peter Sellars production of OTHELLO: http://qporit.blogspot.com/2009/09/othello.html)

Jessica waves goodbye, after the Breakthrough Performers' Panel!

For more about the Breakthrough Performer Program:
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/breakthrough-performers.html


Check the top of this article
for links to other stories about the Hamptons International Film Festival!


QPORIT HOME
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LOVE'S FINE WIT -- Shakespeare's sonnets selected and rearranged to dramatize the story of an intense love triangle, with Elizabethan music.

One night only: April 23 2011 6:00
At the Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia Street NY 212 989-9319.





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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

 

HARRY AND NANCY MUST GO


They may have gotten some legislation through Congress, but they did not engage the public.

It's time for new Democratic leadership in Congress. Charismatic leadership that can build a strong consensus with the public over important policy issues.

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