Friday, February 27, 2009

"Does New Media Help or Hurt Hollywood?"

~sent in by VDO Vault~

Actor Ron Ostrow is the 1st speaker, UCLA law professor David Ginsburg is 2nd, actress Kathryn Joosten is 3rd, Veoh founder Dmitry Shapiro is 4th, Huffington Post columnist Jonathan Handel is 5th, moderator is Jon Healey.

Whole video at Zocalo is from a panel discussion called How Will Labor Discord Change Hollywood? You can download it from there (it's an hour long and it's an MP4 file)


Vincent Obamicon

We created this Obamicon of Vincent at
Make your own, it's fun!

**Thanks to Dena for providing the link to the Obamicon website.**


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vincent's trailer 2.25.09

Filming CI episode "Lady's Man" near 21st and 7th Streets.

Click to enlarge

"Kate's was parked right behind his and its the same size. On the other side it has 2 huge sections that pop out for more space and taped on each of their doors says Goren and Eames in red ink. I will go back today if they are filming in the same location since it is right down the block from my office."

"I saw him walking with 2 bodyguards being walked to where he was filming on 19th street and 7th avenue. His trailer, as pictured was parked on 7th avenue. I ran across the street so I could walk towards and past him, but of course I was too shy to ask for a pic or say hi. But I did get close enough to smell the heavy stench of of cigarettes. He looked fiiiiiinnnnnnne. He was wearing a charcoal grey suit, with a royal blue shirt, look for that in the Lady's Man episode. As he was walking it was windy and he was buttoning his suit jacket so it wouldn't keep blowing know how he buttons/unbuttons his jacket on the show. He lost a lot of weight...To me, looks like he lost about 30+ pounds since December. He looked great..hairs grown in.He's got this walk, like side to side...anyway, he did smile at me..because I was smiling at him..but no words!!! I went back the next day to 2 sites where they were filming, nothing but crew and trucks, no trailers."

Thanks for sharing your photo with us Briena!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Strange Days" airs on Cinemax East in March

Strange Days is scheduled to be shown on MAX East Monday March 2 at 4PM eastern.

Go to Cinemax for all airings throughout March

Thanks Dani!


CI filming in Manhattan

Law and Order: CI signs spotted near filming at 7th Aves and 22nd St, AND also at 35th St between 8th and 9th Avenues. - posted on OLV


More on The Narrows, NaFF'09

"The Narrows" director François Velle talks with Alexis Madden of Moving Pictures Magazine at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival about the making of the film and working with Vincent D'Onofrio. Video at MPM

~ "The Narrows" is expected to be featured at the Nashville Film Festival, running April 16-23. Complete lineup and screening times will be available in early April.

~ Also on MPM, interview with Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush.

~ Casting director ("Five Minutes, Mr Welles", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Butler") and Nashville native Laray Mayfield will be back at the Nashville Film Festival this year. Last year, she moderated the "Actor turned Filmmaker" panel. Currently, Mayfield is not scheduled on a panel or workshop. This summer, she'll serve as producer on a father-daughter film directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming will take place in Nashville and Memphis.

Update - 3.3.09 Posted at the NaFF website, 2009 Official Selections

The Narrows, directed by François Velle
USA, 2008, 106 minutes – Tennessee Premiere
Kevin Zegers, Sophia Bush, Vincent D’Onofrio
Ami Armstrong, Kevin Zegers in attendance



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Snippet of "Staten Island"

A compilation of upcoming and recent releases from Europacorp includes a short snippet from "Staten Island" (aka "Little New York").

Note: "Staten Island/Little New York" clip begins at 1:09 minutes in.

French release scheduled now for 8.5.09
Release date has been changed again!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

SAG rejects 'final offer' from AMPTP

Variety, 2.21.09

Guild turns down feature-primetime deal

"Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild have rejected the majors' take-it-or-leave-it offer, two days after talks on a feature-primetime deal fell apart over the issue of the length of the new deal.

SAG announced Saturday night that 73% of its national board had spurned the "last, best, final" offer following a day-long meeting at the guild's headquarters in Hollywood.

And the board blasted the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers for blindsiding SAG with its demand that the new deal end around March 2012, three years after ratification. SAG wants the new deal to end on June 30, 2001 -- three years after expiration of its last deal..." Full article.

Thanks Peachybc!


Vincent and son in Soho

Vincent with son Elias in Soho, February 8, 2009.
Source: Popeater

Thanks to Sharon!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Photos: Kate Erbe on location, February 3

A series of photos posted on Flickr by Tripletlad of CI and crew on location, include Kate Erbe and behind-the-scene shots. Photos taken 2.3.09.

Thanks baroness!


Friday, February 20, 2009

New LOCI episode, "In Treatment"

LO:CI Season 8 Episode 10, titled "In Treatment", features Detectives Nichols and Wheeler. Shoots March 3-12 in NYC.

Thanks Sam!


AMPTP gives SAG its 'final offer'

AMPTP gives SAG its 'final offer'
Hollywood Reporter, 2.19.09 8pm
by Jay Fernandez

SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers broke off negotiations around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the heels of the AMPTP's delivery of a "last, best and final offer." The two parties had been meeting for the third day in a row to hammer out a resolution to a new TV-theatrical contract.

The new offer is valid for 60 days, at which point the AMPTP reserves the right "to modify or withdraw the terms of the offer." The two sides have no further scheduled negotiating sessions.

The AMPTP had proferred what it termed its "final offer" on June 30 but has made some changes to it that the SAG negotiating task force will now deliver to its national board Saturday for possible approval. That's hardly a sure thing at this point as partisans on both sides of the guild's internal divide may deem the "enhancements" too slight to merit sending it on to the membership for ratification.
Full article


"Crooked Hearts" airs on Encore

Encore Drama is offering a rare airing of "Crooked Hearts" on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 3:15 AM ET. Also - Monday, April 20th at 2:20am.

More info

Thanks Annabelle Leigh!


CI Filming in Long Island

Law and Order: Criminal Intent is filming at the Queens Bridge Park, Vernon Blvd, Long Island City - from OLV

Thanks Saghy!


Oscar's Greatest Snubs

Oscar's Greatest Snubs #14 --

"Vincent D'Onofrio's performance in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" went unnoticed by Academy voters....

Thanks Saghy


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Actors, Producers Resume Contract Talks

~the following information provided by VDO Vault~

Whole story here.

Regular SAG updates can be found at Deadline Hollywood.

Actor Seymour Cassel (right) at the AMPTP rally. Cassel is Vincent D'Onofrio's co-star in 'Staten Island'. They also both worked on 'Imaginary Crimes' together. Cassel ran against Alan Rosenberg in the last SAG elections for president & nearly won. The next SAG presidential elections are in September.

The following video clips came from last week's rallies outside SAG National HQ and took place before yesterday & today's events outside the AMPTP.

Clip I

Clip II

Clip III

Clip IV (Scott Wilson being interviewed by the mainstream media)

Clip V (Scott Wilson being interviewed by the mainstream media)


The MPTF Home (Motion Picture & Television Fund) closes without warning.

Support Aging Actors at

Video: "SAVING the HOME"

The MPTF is basically a nursing home (& hospital) for actors & former entertainment industry workers is being closed because they cost too much. This will toss ~130 very sick patients (some of whom spent down all their assets a la Frances Goren to qualify for Medicaid & relied to their detriment on the Motion Picture & TV Fund to care for them til they die...the oldest used to have deductions taken out of their paychecks to fund staying at the home when they were working decades ago). It will also put ~250 hospital & nursing home workers out of work.

The MPTF was founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks & Charlie Chaplin and the long term care facility is still called by the old timers the 'Old Actors Home'. The whole situation is a can read more about it at:

When we decided to fundraise for those who were affected by the WGA strike I am so glad we ended up going with the Actor's Fund as the recipient of the money...MPTF was an option but given how they are treating these vulnerable elderly people, I would not give them a penny unless I could be sure that they would let those people live out their days at the home (they don't have to admit any new patients but they can't dump the current ones on everyone, especially the taxpayers of California). I understand that close to $6500.00 has been raised for the Actor's Fund & we're not done with auctions yet.

While it's the same jerks who are hiding behind the AMPTP making the unilateral surprise decision to close the home (all the patients are mostly on their own to find a new place to live out their days...most are too sick to live in a normal house with family caring for them ever again), the one good thing about this monsterous decision is it is giving all the various working professionals in Hollywood a chance to talk to each other and learn that it's overpaid executives of a couple huge entertainment conglomerates who are screwing them all (kind of like Wall Street & the US public). This to me is a good thing because they need to come together and take a more active role in saving their own futures.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Staten Island" Review

Variety, 2.17.09

A Europa Corp. (in France) release of a Why Not U.S. (U.S.)/Europa Corp. (France) presentation of a Europa Corp., Why Not U.S. production, in association with Open City Films. (International sales: Europa Corp., Paris.) Produced by Sebastien Lemercier. Co-producers, Luc Besson, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. Directed, written by James DeMonaco.

Sully Halverson - Ethan Hawke
Parmelo Tarzo - Vincent D'Onofrio
Jasper - Seymour Cassel
Rosemary De Angelis - Gianina
Mary Halverson - Julianne Nicholson
Eddie - Jeremy Schwartz

Structurally reminiscent of, most immediately, Sidney Lumet's late masterwork "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" -- and going further back, "Pulp Fiction," "Sin City," "Amores perros" and any number of pics with nonlinear, Venn-diagrammatic plots -- "Staten Island" pivots around a superficially inconsequential but emotionally charged scene in a deli, where the pic's three main characters all meet before the action jumps back and forth to show what happened before that moment and what will happen after it.

In the first section, local Mafia boss Parmelo "Parmy" Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio, creepy and comical by turns) unveils to underlings his plan to take over all the organized crime on Staten Island. But someone betrays him, and after an unsuccessful assassination attempt, Parmy takes refuge up a tree in a woodland skedded for deforestation, drawing media attention.

Full article

Thanks Jenn and Peachybc!


Law & Order: Criminal Intent Premieres Sunday, April 19th!

Premiere date is now on the USA Network page.

Futon Critic, 2.17.09


Premiering on Sunday, April 19

NEW YORK, NEW YORK February 17, 2009 USA, the #1 network in cable, announced today that it is reclaiming Sunday nights with back-to-back hit original series launching this spring. The eighth season of veteran success LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, with all-new cast member Jeff Goldblum, will premiere at 9/8c and the sophomore season of the newest in USA's roster of bold originals, IN PLAIN SIGHT, will follow at 10/9c beginning Sunday, April 19.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT welcomes Academy Award and Emmy nominee Jeff Goldblum as he joins the cast that includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Julianne Nicholson and Eric Bogosian for season eight. Goldblum will be playing Zach Nichols, a detective who was born and bred on Manhattan's upper west side. The series takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its worst offenses. The squad investigates high-profile homicide cases, often involving some of the cities most high-powered people, including local government officials, the financial sect as well as celebrities. CRIMINAL INTENT differs from other series in the "Law & Order" franchise by focusing on the action and motives of the criminals as opposed to positioning and point of view from police and the prosecution. .."


- sent in by Peachybc -
Just in case anyone was doubting the USA press release thru the Futon Critic...

The USA Network Admin has confirmed the April 19th start date....

Today, 06:18 PM Post #6

Group: Root Admin
Posts: 2,038
Joined: 1-July 05
From: New York, NY
Member No.: 2

"It's real, and will be on the USA site shortly."


"Staten Island" features heavy metal music, 2.16.09

....Kill Van Kull's album "Edge of Sunrise" (released in late 2006), displays unique cutting edge music that reflects the best sounds and styles of classic rock and heavy metal with overtones of the blues and jazz music that originally gave birth to rock and roll.

..."Rock it Steady" will be featured in an upcoming movie starring Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio titled "Staten Island".

Listen to "Rock it Steady" on Myspace.

Thanks Saghy!

[google alert]


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Painting Vincent D'Onofrio

Posted by likes2paint on Youtube.
Link forwarded by Stefanl of Thanks!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

and Happy First Birthday to Luca!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SAG Elephant

sent in by VDOVault --

"Please pass this link on to every fan and viewer you know, it is absolutely critical for them to see why SAG leadership (until now anyway, there has been a change in leadership for the worse, but the court fight on that is not finished yet) has refused to sign the AMPTP's proposed deal & why it was really dumb of AFTRA to do so.

If you can imagine working a 10+ hour day for $80.00-$100.00 (that's *before* you take taxes & Social Security out) and no guarantees of more than a couple days work at most at a time, you will see that most actors have more in common with the rest of us than you might have realized. That rate works out to $8-10 dollars an hour, not all that much more than minimum wage & certainly not something you can raise a family on. At that rate of pay, Welfare and government aid programs look a lot more attractive.

The actors with speaking parts used to make more like $750-$800 a day working on films & TV shows (with 10% of that going to their agents), so that's about a 90% reduction in pay for them (and their agents & managers). And every dollar they can't earn from an acting job they (and the agents & managers) will have to make up at another job, a job you yourself might be competing against them for (especially if you live in LA or NYC or any of the other film & TV production areas of the USA).

Actors currently have to earn $13,000 to $14,000 a year to be able to buy health insurance from the 2 actors unions (SAG & AFTRA) for themselves and their families. They also have to earn similar amounts of money per year to qualify for pensions under each union (SAG's hours don't count towards AFTRA's requirements & vice versa).

This is why I'm still fighting and why many actors from the actor in this video to more enlightened famous actors like Eric Bogosian & Justine Bateman and many others have not yet given up."


"The Narrows" at Nashville Film Festival

"The Narrows" is among festival selections at The Nashville Film Festival, April 16-23, 2009.

The Narrows, a drama about a student who gets in dutch with mobsters in his Brooklyn neighborhood starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Kevin Zegers.

More info at

Article- thanks Linda!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New LOCI episode, "Lady's Man"

LO:CI Season 8 Episode 11 (yes,11), titled "Lady's Man", features Detectives Goren and Eames. Shoots February 19-March 2 in NYC.

Thanks Sam!


Fox's MyNetworkTV changes

Hollywood Reporter, 2.9.09
By James Hibberd

MyNetworkTV changing business model
Move involves cutting back on original programming

MyNetworkTV no longer is a broadcast network.

Despite double-digit ratings growth this season, the News Corp. venture is cutting back on original programming and will air syndicated content from rival companies.

MyNet will switch to a new model in the fall that includes such syndicated content as a two-hour block of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" repeats from NBC Universal. The network also is giving back Saturday nights to affiliates.

"We need to blow up the traditional broadcast model," MyNet president Greg Meidel said. "It's not working."

...WWE and the "Criminal Intent" block will be included on MyNet's new fall schedule, which will be announced soon. Meidel said he isn't sure how many original programming hours the network will have as it is talking with potential programming partners.Full article

Thanks to Stefanl of and Saghy!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

LO:CI Season 8 Trailer

From Entertainment Hotline

Thanks to Jenn M!

Valentine's Day


Out in the neighborhood....

Recent photos taken in East Manhattan.
No additional information available.

Valentine's Day


Friday, February 06, 2009

2009: Year of the Mutt-i-grees

The lovely Kate Erbe for Mutt-i-grees

Thank you to Drew!

Valentine's Day


Staten Island screens at Berlinale EFM

Luc Besson's Europacorp will be screening/marketing the James Demonaco film, Staten Island [world premiere - starring Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio] at the Berlinale EFM on Feb 7, 10.

Staten Island
(aka Little New York) is scheduled for French release on March 25, 2009.


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"Steal This Movie" on Cinemax

Cinemax is airing the film "Steal This Movie" in February and March.

--Cinemax-East: 2/9 3:10 am
--@Max-East: 2/11 9:50 am, 2/21 5:50 pm, 2/22 12:45 am, 2/24 4:30 pm
--WMax-East 3/18 9am, 3/31 5:30 am

Thanks Dani!


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

What is USA network saying about LOCI's schedule now?

From the USA network Facebook page......

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent -USA NETWORK wrote 21 hours ago..
New episodes are currently scheduled for late April. We'll keep you posted once a confirmed date is locked.

Thank you for being fans!"

[Same response also found here on Facebook.]

Thanks to Peachybc!


Monday, February 02, 2009

LOCI Filming in Brooklyn

Criminal Intent is filming at the Greenwood Cemetary in Brooklyn.- from OLV


USA Character Lineup

USA Video clip featuring USA network stars includes Detectives Goren and Nichols.

Thanks to StefanL!


Sunday, February 01, 2009

LOCI Marathon on Bravo tonight

Bravo TV is airing the following LOCI episodes tonight during the SuperBowl --

6:00 pm TOMORROW
8:00 pm SHANDEH
9:00 pm CON-TEXT
10:00 pm TOMORROW
11:00 pm THE PILGRIM