Thursday, April 24, 2008

Update on AIDS Walk...and another CI Script

The autographed photo of Vincent D'Onofrio and autographed script sold on Ebay for $490.00 to benefit the AIDS Walk in NYC on May 14, 2008.

Giovanni of the POZEvent says the CI Fans "are fantastic!"

He has added another autographed CI script auction- from episode titled "Bombshell" signed by Chris Noth and Julianne Nicholson.

   

Interview with Laray Mayfield

Interview from Backstage.com with casting director Laray Mayfield, who did casting for "Five Minutes, Mr Welles".


Nashville Film Festival, "Actor Turned Filmmaker" Panel, 4.21.08
L to R: Michelle Paradise, Laray Mayfield, Joey Lauren Adams, Vincent D'Onofrio & Robby Benson. Photos copyright NaFF 2008.

-excerpted-
RR: What's up next for you?

LM: Right now I'm working on a beautiful movie called "Bend" that David Arata wrote and is directing. He wrote Children of Men. I'm also working on a little comedy called "Barry Munday", which is fantastic. Chris D'Arienzo adapted it and is directing. And I'm developing two projects with Vincent D'Onofrio, which he will be directing. (I cast a short film for him a couple years ago that got into the Venice Film Festival.)
Read the full article.

   

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More NaFF Photos



Thanks Mandy and Judy!

   

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Meeting Vincent at the NaFF

Thank you to Tashafallen for sharing her wonderful photos and her day at the Nashville Film Festival with everyone! Thanks to Enaka for sending it in to us.


Click for more of Tashafallen's photos.

   

Writers push for laws to maintain Internet freedom

AP, 4.22.08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Writers are pushing for legislation to guarantee the Internet's status as an open forum for communication. Partic Verrone, the president of the Writers Guild of America, West, is scheduled to appear today before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee at a hearing entitled "The Future of the Internet."

During the recent writers strike that virtually paralyzed television production for three months, Verrone learned the value of the Internet.

It was his job to keep his members unified during the highly public, 100-day strike, and the Internet proved invaluable.

"When your employers are the same companies that control the media, it's hard to get your message out," he told The Associated Press Monday.

To maintain contact with one another, guild members used blog postings, e-mail and videos. It was the success of that campaign that prompted Verrone to come to Washington and push for legislation that he hopes will guarantee the Internet's status as an open forum for communication. Full article.

Thanks Peachybc, majorcase-ci!

   

Video from the NaFF'08

jumpcut movie:Vincent D'Onofrio in Nashville

Thank you to Mandy, NaFF and also to Stefanl, majorcase-ci

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This sent in by Lozzie Cap......thanks!

"Someone posted on my joint blog about having seen him - thought you might want to know .."

   

Friday, April 18, 2008

NaFF'08 - new film?

Nashville City Paper, 4.18.08
By Ron Wynn

excerpted -
Law and Order: Criminal Intent’s star Vincent D’Onofrio is center stage in the seminar “Actor Turned Filmmaker,” D’Onofrio, who will direct the forthcoming Elvis and Me, Mimi in Nashville and Memphis, joins Joey Lauren Adams (Come Early Morning), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (who has made two short films) and Robby Benson (now shooting Billy: The Early Years locally) to talk about life behind — rather than in front — of the camera..."
- sent in by Peachybc, majorcase-ci
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Also from the Nashville Film Festival site:

"Actor Turned Filmmaker" panel
This informative panel will investigate the bridge from becoming a working actor to a film director. You will hear firsthand experience from this accomplished panel of actors of the trials and tribulations that come along with bridging that gap and how much more difficult the transition is than one would think. It will also cover how helpful the experience of being an actor is to becoming a director. Each has insightful and colorful stories to tell of their first experiences behind the camera and how useful their experience in front of the camera has been in gaining experience to direct.

You will hear from actor Vincent D'Onofrio, star of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and who has appeared in such films as Full Metal Jacket, JFK and Ed Wood. He directed the short Five Minutes, Mr. Welles and the upcoming Mac Dog Williams, with Ethan Hawke in the lead role, and Elvis and Me, Mimi, to be shot in Nashville and Memphis. With Vincent are Joey Lauren Adams, best known for her role in Chasing Amy, who directed the 2006 Sundance hit Come Early Morning; Kimberly Williams Paisley, cast member of the television series According to Jim and starring in Eden Court at this year's NaFF and also a director of two short films; and veteran actor Robbie Benson (Ode to Billy Joe, The Chosen), who has also directed numerous television shows and is currently directing Billy Graham, The Early Years, now shooting in Tennessee.

   

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

CI Auction to benefit AIDS Walk - May 14, 2008

Giovanni Vitacolonna of Poz has placed a signed headshot of Vincent and an autographed script ("Brother's Keeper") up for auction on EBay.

"They were donated by production at Criminal Intent to help me with raising funds for AIDS Walk New York (www.pozevent.com) Do you have a suggestion where I could broadcast the news before I put it up?"

AIDS Walk in New York City, May 14, 2008


Giovanni says it is difficult to see the autograph on Vincent's head shot; "He used a black sharpie, but it's there!" Click to enlarge and autograph is visible.



Script from "Brother's Keeper", signed by Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian.

Visit www.pozevent.com for more information about the AIDS Walk fund-raiser.
Visit www.poz.com for more information about Poz.

   

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Welles", "Mac Dog" writer Will Conroy at IFF Boston 2008

The Independent Film Festival Boston, April 23-29. 2008

Screenwriting Panel, April 26th --
The Screenwriting Panel will begin at 12:00 pm. ET at the Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA.

Confirmed panelists include:
-- Will Conroy - Co-writer of "Transsiberian," a thriller being
screened this year at IFFBoston starring Emily Mortimer, Woody
Harrelson and Ben Kingsley. Will also wrote "Widow's Walk,"
a Nantucket-based thriller for director Brad Anderson, "Five
Minutes, Mr. Welles," for Vincent D'Onofrio, who directed and
starred in the film, and "Mac Dog Williams," with National
Book Award nominee Chris Offutt for Brooklyn Hazlehurst
Productions.


More information

   

Friday, April 11, 2008

More location photos, 4.10.08 NYC



More Photos

Thanks Sam!

More
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4.11.08--Law and Order: Criminal Intent is filming at the Rouge Strip Club on 58th St in Queens.

Source: Onlocationvacations

   

LO:CI filming on the street

Meeting Vincent D'Onofrio & Eric Bogosian 4/10/08 -- posted by
Lilprincess2 on LiveJournal. Terrific photos!!

sent in by Julie P - thank you!

   

Friday, April 04, 2008

Twins cast in "Please Note"

A member of Major Case-CI has generously shared her experience with the upcoming "Please Note" episode. Her twin sons were cast in this episode.

To see her pictures and read her comments, go here

Thanks to PeachyBC, majorcase-ci.com

   

Nashville Film Festival Tickets

On the NaFF website --
SCHEDULE AND TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING TUESDAY, APRIL 8 @ 10:00am.
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4.8.08-
Nashville Film Festival Panel description:

"Actor Turned Filmmaker" panel
This informative panel will investigate the bridge from becoming a working actor to a film director. You will hear firsthand experience from this accomplished panel of actors of the trials and tribulations that come along with bridging that gap and how much more difficult the transition is than one would think. It will also cover how helpful the experience of being an actor is to becoming a director. Each has insightful and colorful stories to tell of their first experiences behind the camera and how useful their experience in front of the camera has been in gaining experience to direct.

You will hear from actor Vincent D'Onofrio, star of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and who has appeared in such films as Full Metal Jacket, JFK and Ed Wood. He directed the short Five Minutes, Mr. Welles and the upcoming Mac Dog Williams, with Ethan Hawke in the lead role, and Elvis and Me, Mimi, to be shot in Nashville and Memphis. With Vincent are Joey Lauren Adams, best known for her role in Chasing Amy, who directed the 2006 Sundance hit Come Early Morning; Kimberly Williams Paisley, cast member of the television series According to Jim and starring in Eden Court at this year's NaFF and also a director of two short films; and veteran actor Robbie Benson (Ode to Billy Joe, The Chosen), who has also directed numerous television shows and is currently directing Billy Graham, The Early Years, now shooting in Tennessee.

   

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dancing with the L&O Stars

A funny video featuring the Law and Order gang performing international dances. Watch Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris Meloni, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mariska Hargitay, Linus Roache, Alana De La Garze, Jeremy Sisto, Jesse L. Martin dance up a storm.

Found on All Things Law and Order blog.

Thanks Cari!