Happy Birthday: Dylan McDermott

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dylanmcdermott.jpgDylan McDermott

Born: October 26, 1961 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

My theory about actors is we’re all walking milk cartons. Expirations dates everywhere.

I can’t really say that I ever believed in any of that business about fate and soul mates and the one really perfect person until I met my wife… As corny as it seems, it was really love at first sight. It was like, ‘Boom!’ There it is, you know it, and everything else fades away.

THE CAMPAIGN
dir. Jay Roach
Stars:
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis
tv POSTERHOSTAGES TV SHOW PILOT
2013
Creators: Alon Aranya, Omri Givon,Rotem Shami
IN THE LINE OF FIREIn the Line of Fire
1993
dir. Wolfgang Petersen
Starring
Eastwood
John Malkovich
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
2012
dir. Stephen Chbosky
Stars:
Logan Lerman
Emma Watson
MOVIE POSTEROLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
2013
dir. Antoine Fuqua
Stars:
Gerard Butler
Angela Bassett
revengeBest of AMERICAN HORROR STORYTV POSTERAmerican Horror Story season 1

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Happy Birthday: Rita Wilson

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ritawilson.jpgRita Wilson

Born: October 26, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Tom Hanks (30 April 1988 – present) (2 children)

I’ve never wanted to be a big star. I just want to keep on working.

It’s Complicated
dir. Nancy Meyers
Stars:
Meryl Streep
Steve Martin
Alec Baldwin
megan foxBest of GOOD WIFE TV Series
GIRLS Season 3
2014
Starring:
Lena Dunham
Adam Driver
movie posterTHE ART OF GETTING BY
2011
dir. Gavin Wiesen
Stars
Freddie Highmore
Emma Roberts
Best of GOOD WIFE Season 2
Stars:
Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 3
Stars:
Josh Charles
Matt Czuchry
MOVIE POSTERTHAT THING YOU DO!
1996
dir. Tom Hanks
Stars:
Liv Tyler
Charlize Theron
MOVIE POSTERVOLUNTEERS
1985
dir. Nicholas Meyer
Stars:
Tom Hanks
John Candy
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski
MOVIE POSTERNOW AND THEN
1995
dir. Lesli Linka Glatter
Starring
Demi Moore
Christina Ricci
MOVIE POSTERSLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

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Happy Birthday: Bob Hoskins (1942–2014)

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bobhoskins.jpgBob Hoskins (1942–2014)

Born: October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Died: April 29, 2014 (age 71) in London, England, UK

Married to: Linda Banwell (1982 – 29 April 2014) (his death) (2 children)

[in his last-ever interview in August 2012] My greatest pleasure in life is a completely appointment-less day with nothing to do. It means I can read a book, listen to the radio and do exactly as I wish. If you are going to do a film properly you have to give yourself completely to it. You can’t slip in and slip out again. You give it the business. My diary now is free, completely free. That’s the way I like it. I only do what I want to do.

The Long Good Friday
1980
dir. John Mackenzie
Cast
Paul Freeman
Bob Hoskins
BRAZILBrazil
1985
dir. Terry Gilliam
Starring
Robert DeNiro
Jonathan Pryce
Kim…

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Happy Birthday: Don Siegel (1912–1991)

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donsiegel.jpgDon Siegel (1912–1991)

Born: October 26, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: April 20, 1991 (age 78) in Nipomo, California, USA

[on Clint Eastwood] Hardest thing in the world is to do nothing and he does it marvelously.

I’m not a violent man . . . There are many other things that happen in our lives other than crime and violence and I think, as long as we do them entertainingly, then what’s wrong with doing them?

[on editing] If you shake a movie, ten minutes will fall out.

Invastion of the Body Snatchers
1956
dir. Siegel
starring
Kevin McCarthy
Dana Wynter

Escape from Alcatraz
1979
dir. Don Siegel
starring
Eastwood

Dirty HarryDirty Harry
1971
dir. Siegel
starring
Eastwood
Harry Guardino

Deadline October 31st

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Happy Birthday: Hillary Clinton

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hillaryclinton.jpgHillary Clinton

Born: October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to: Bill Clinton (11 October 1975 – present) (1 child)

Some people think elections are a game: who’s up or who’s down. It’s about our country. It’s about our kids’ future. It’s about all of us together. Some of us put ourselves out there and do this against some difficult odds. We do it, each one of us, against difficult odds. We do it because we care about our country. Some of us are right, and some of us are not. Some of us are ready, and some of us are not. Some of us know what we will do on day one, and some of us haven’t thought that through.

[on the popularity of Donald Trump] A lot of people are understandably reacting out of fear and anxiety. Mr. Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and…

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Get to know Captain America Cinematographer Trent Opaloch

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rent Opaloch is easily the most talented and sought after cinematographers in the world today. He has DP’d for director Neil Blomkamp  on “District 9”, “Elysium”, and “Chappie”,  and director’s Anthony & Joe Russo on “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, and the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War”. It was an honor to sit down with him to chat about his career and the art of cinematography.

Read the Interview on MatthewToffolo.com

On Shooting the Captain America films:

It’s funny because I never really planned on ever shooting anything like that but I loved the creative approach that the Russo’s had for the film. Our whole thing was to take the edge off the genre of it all by basing it in reality as much as we could. I really liked the idea of shooting the film like a 70’s conspiracy thriller to ground the whole thing a bit. We referenced…

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Submit your Film & Screenplay to the Festival for Family

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Thank you for the detailed feedback. Whoever did this feedback is a caring person with heart!
– Doris B. Gill (Rembrandt and the Seedlings, Feature Script)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Family Festival.

Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

FAMILY and KIDS Films will always be needed and wanted in our society. If you can write a great family screenplay, or make a great family short film, then you are definitely on your way to having a great career. This portion of the Writing and Film Festival would like to present at least 40 new works of Family & Kids Films/Stories a year. As of September 2015, we have showcased over 50+ family stories at our festival this year alone. Submit your script or short film today.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Next Family Film Festival: Thursday…

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Read this week’s movie reviews:

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AMERICAN PASTORAL (USA 2016) ***

Ewan McGregor makes his directing debut and stars alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in this ambitious adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, about a “perfect” American family that is torn apart by the social and political upheavals of the 1960s. One must give the actor credit for choosing such a dauntless task as a adapting a Roth novel for his directorial debut.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (USA/China 2016) ***

The plot is nothing spectacular. Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. The story contains a few forgettable plot twists.

THE HANDMAIDEN (South Korea 2016) ***

Park’s film is told in three chapter’s from the points of view of the story’s…

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Deadline Today: NOVEL Writing Festival

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Watch Novel Performance Readings:

Novels Showcased so far in 2016:
28 Novels Performed
2 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 8 Poems Made into a Movie and 54 short stories read. 

Get FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted) To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events. Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

Just VOTED one of the top festivals in the world today!

Submit a novel book and get it seen by the…

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Last Chance to Submit your Short Film to the Dec. 2016 Female Film Festival

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The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcase the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place twice a year. Next Festival is December 29, 2016
Screenplay Festival takes place monthly.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Recent Testimonials:

I thought that the feedback video was one of the best gifts this short film could bring me. Everything the audience said was so precise, every emotion… They captured the essence of the film! I never thought it could go so far. It really inspired me to keep on working.
– Director Laura Garcia (ALEX)

I loved hearing all the different interpretations from the different audience members. Everyone comes to a screening with different backgrounds and history, and that all informs the way in which they receive and perceive a film; it was fascinating to me…

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