Friday, March 31, 2006

Audition Workshop Photos

:: More photos will be posted soon.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

60 Seconds: Vincent D'Onofrio

Andrew Williams - Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio got his big break when he gained 32kg for his role in Full Metal Jacket. Now, he has become a cult favourite thanks to his role as kooky detective Robert Goren in TV show Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also stars in hit indie film Thumbsucker, as the father of a 17-year-old boy who still sucks his thumb. Thumbsucker is out now on DVD.
What attracted you to the film?
It was a story about a family but it was also a story about each individual in that family, who they are and their evolution in the film. It approached each character thoroughly. It's rare when you find stuff like that. These days, when you have a film that's from the perspective of a young person, everyone around is very cartoony and not very multi-levelled.

The main character is a teenager who sucks his thumb. Have you got any bad habits?
Yeah, but I wouldn't discuss them with you.

Do you pick your nose?

Full article.

:: Thanks BobbyG!


Saturday, March 18, 2006

" playing Orson Welles was perfect."

A short film enthusiast/filmmaker, Dave Strom visited Cinequest in San Jose, CA last week.

Excerpted from his review of short films on his blog.--
Shorts Program 5: Cineverses.
Up on the Rope. Got in late, did not see it. Might try to find it online.

Against Nature. Ugh. Some vomit, and a snotty main character who gives writers a bad name. I wanted to set him on fire.

Phantom Limb. Phantom script. Another dead brother story. Makes babies look icky. Closed my eyes during the amputation and birth scenes. Not that I can't take that, but why in the hell should I? I don't have to clean my plate anymore, especially if the food turns rancid.

Uso Justo. Funny! Best satire of pretentious experimental film ever! I hope the creator gets the rights to the footage he used for this.

Five Minutes, Mr. Welles. Went on a little bit long. But a marvelous ending! And the actor playing Orson Welles was perfect.


:: Thanks Dave!!


Friday, March 17, 2006

HEADLINE: Looking for Vincent

From Raleigh-Durham News & Observer
By: Orla Swift, Staff Writer
March 17, 2006

Star-gazers hoping to catch a glimpse of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio by attending Find the Light's "Odd Couple" at Common Ground are headed for a tragedy instead of a comedy. The theater's famous co-founder is unlikely to be there. Gennaro D'Onofrio says his Brooklyn-based son's schedule is too packed to enable easy weekend jaunts to dad's house.

But you might catch him at RiverRun International Film Festival this weekend at the N.C. School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, says his dad, who founded the festival with both children but no longer runs it. The 2005 independent film "Five Minutes, Mr. Welles," which Vincent D'Onofrio directed and in which he plays Orson Welles, may be screened before one of the feature films tonight or Saturday.

:: Thanks to JP


Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lou Taylor Pucci guests on LO:CI

From The Starr Report

March 15, 2006 -- The 'Intent' is there
Vincent D'Onofrio and Lou Taylor Pucci, who co- starred on the big screen in last year's "Thumbsucker," are reuniting for an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" set to air April 30.

"He's playing a young poker phenom . . . who's used as bait by his mentor to finan cially break someone," "Criminal Intent" executive producer Rene Balcer says of Pucci's character. "Goren [D'Onofrio] sees a lot of him self in this kid. They share a common background and this kid is at a crossroads in his life. Goren sees him heading down the road to disaster and tries to pull him back to the straight- and-narrow - or, in Goren's case, the straight- and-wobbly."

:: From -he will come home and immediately go to NYC to do a part in "Law and Order, Criminal Intent" with his Dad in "Thumbucker", "Vincent D'Onofrio".

:: Thank you to BobbyG for this submission.

- Lou Taylor Pucci plays 'Joey Frost' - "21, looks fifteen, Ramones hairdo, Members-Only Leatherette jacket, two sizes too big" - in the LO:CI episode titled "Cruise to Nowhere".


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Writer of plays has seen TV's craziness

By Judith Egerton
March 14, 2006

Former LOCI Writer, Theresa Rebeck, developed "The Scene," a satire of the entertainment business that has its premiere tonight at Actors' 30th Humana Festival in Louisville, KY.

...What is it like to write scripts for television?
Some of the stuff that goes on is so crazy. It's very political; it's very hysterical. … And I don't understand it. It's a great job -- you get to tell stories and it's exciting to see your name on television. It's fun. So I think, why do people turn a great deal into something where people behave so poorly? …. I'm still puzzled about this…. The play ("The Scene") is a little bit about this.

Full article.

:: Theresa Rebeck has written several Season 1 and 2 episodes including "Yesterday" and "Legion".


Friday, March 10, 2006

Artist creates fantasy, flaws for camera

March 19, 2006


Each week, Scott Hersh shadows the eyes and colors the lips of some of television's most recognizable stars.

A makeup artist for movies and television for nearly 26 years, Mr. Hersh has done a lot - prettied the faces of the beautiful, used makeup to create special effects, and most recently, added a skin-care line to his resume. The head makeup man for the NBC drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Mr. Hersh said each accomplishment was done to make himself more well-rounded and more effective in his work. Full article.

:: Thanks Judy


From Gawker

March 10, 2006

Yesterday afternoon 'round about 2:30pm, I spied Vincent D'Onofrio in front of me on the Desk #39 line at Newark Airport Passport Control. He was looking scruffy but terribly intrigued by the Homeland Security guy in That Detective Way. They exchanged a few words, then the officer whisked our hero away to places unknown—for questioning, perhaps? It held up the line by about five minutes. Not that I'm bitching, of course.

:: Thanks Mel


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Death watch: What shows won't return

List lengthens as networks pitch next season

By Kevin Downey
Mar 9, 2006

Next week, at pre-upfront meetings with media buyers, the networks will preview series in development for the fall. Executives will also talk up the shows being renewed for next season.

Less talked about will be the shows that aren't coming back, but there will be a hefty number for sure. Shows that might have survived in prior seasons are at risk, as ratings improve for ABC in particular.

Many network shows have already been written off, and others will be getting the axe soon if their ratings don’t begin trending up, and fast.

Among these roughly two dozen on-the-bubble shows are the expected --NBC’s “Joey,” for example--but also a few surprises, most notably ABC’s “Commander in Chief” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Full article.

:: Thank you to BobbyG


Saturday, March 04, 2006

Photos from 2004 added........

.... from the NYPD Columbia Association Dinner, May 2004