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Lab News:

Filmmaking 1 Lab in Los Angeles will start Wednesday, June 23 and end Wednesday, July 28. 

Films in Post Production:

Director Peter Odiorne, writer Gail Gilchriest, producer Justin Moore-Lewy, and actor Keith David just wrapped principal photography on “The Greening of Whitney Brown,” also known as “Destination:Home.” Way to go all!

Mike Mills new film, “Beginners” executive produced by Joan Scheckel, starring Ewan McGreggor and Christopher Plummer, features Kai Lennox and is now in Post!!

Writer/Actor Jason Lew and producer/actor Bryce Dallas Howard must be ecstatic! Their newest project, “The Untitled Gus Van Sant Project” formerly “Restless” (based on Jason’s play “Of Winter and Waterbirds”) has just wrapped filming in Oregon.

Seth Gabel can be seen acting in the upcoming Michael Dowse’s “Kids in America”.

Francois Alaux and Herve De Crecy recently finished directing their futuristic short, written by Tim Sexton. We can’t wait to see it!

More congrats to Bryce Dallas Howard who finished playing a vampire in the mega series “Twilight’s” third installment “Eclipse” out later this year. Next she will star in  Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” with Matt Damon, produced by Steven Speilberg.

Actress O-Lan Jonesnewest project “Queens of Country” just went into post.

Films in Production:

Malcolm Venville has begun directing the Sacha Gervasi scribed “Henry’s Crime,” starring Keanu Reeves, in NYC. Good wishes.

Films in Pre- Production:

Miranda July will be directing her newest feature “The Future”. Congrats to her and producer Gina Kwon.


Adam Lambert has recently completed the successful Glam Nation Tour. Congrats!

Check out Films for more films out now or coming soon!


LAB NEWS: LASMAL48 wraps in LA. Thank you to all the wonderful actors who participated in our Shakespeare Master Acting Lab. Thank you Monique Curnen, Keith David, Tom Gallagher, Don O. Knowlton, Kai Lennox, Lisa Leone, Carlo Corbellini, Daniela Sea, David Sussman, Marisa Tomei and Erin Way.


Awards Watch:

Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga were recently nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Supporting Actress awards. What an honor. Congrats!

Films in Pre- Production:

Catherine Jarvis will be directing her script, “Maestro”, in the next few months. Congratulations!


Jalal and Emily recently had a beautiful baby girl, Lila Camile Rose. She is absolutely gorgeous! A heart felt congratulations to our friends!

Simone Horrocks recently finished directing her feature “After the Waterfall”. We are very excited and can’t wait to see it!

Pat Healy is currently filming “The Innkeepers”. Yay!


LAB NEWS: LADL71 wraps in LA. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Each and every single one of you are absolutely brilliant and it is was an honor to work with you. Thank you Guy Shelmerdine, Barbara Bain, Chet Grissom, Brittany Ballard, Glory Simon, Erin Way, Anne Renton, O-Lan Jones, Marianna Palka, Francesca Gregorini, Gloria Gruber, Caitlin Mulvey, Lisa Leone, Brittany Ishibashi, Cyrus Farmer, Tom Gallagher, Monique Curnen, Kai Lennox, Don Handfield, Mike Bentt, Rebecca Wackler, Daniela Sea, Marisa Tomei and Glory Simon.


Monique Curnen just finished acting in the Chicago feature “Mr. Sophistication”. Congrats!

Marc Turtletaub’s short “Looking at Animals” just screened at the annual New Directors/New Films 2010 Festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art. Kudos, kudos!

Keith David can be seen performing on a big screen near you in his latest project “Death at a Funeral”. Congrats!



Marianna Palka’s Sundance Film Festival Official Selection film “Good Dick” is now on Netflix. Congrats!

Actor Chet Grissom can be seen in “The Crazies” in theatres across the country. We are very proud of you Chet.

Carlo Corbellini's latest project “God is D_ad”  just won Best Feature Awards at the Korean Film Festival in LA and Phoennix Comicon.

Richard Press’ new documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, will be screening at the opening night of the New Directors/New Films 2010 Festival presented by the Museum of Modern Art. Congrats!!


Festival Roundup:

Giant Congratulations to all the filmmakers and actors in our community with films World Premiering at Sundance!

Welcome to the Rileys”, directed by Jake Scott, starring James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo is screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film also features Jack Moore

Also making it’s debut in the U.S. Dramatic Competition is Mark Ruffalo’s “ Sympathy for Delicious”, starring Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney and featuring Erin Way

We hope 2010 is as fortunate for all as it is for Jeffrey Blitz (Director) and Marc Turtletaub (Producer) with their film “Lucky,” screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition. 

Kudos  to Floria Sigismondi’s “The Runaways” in the Premieres category.

Marisa Tomei can be seen starring in another Premieres category film “Cyrus” directed by the Duplass Brothers also with John C. Reilly and Catherine Keener. 

Robyn Kershaw produced “Bran Nue Dae”, directed by Rachel Perkins, makes it’s U.S. premiere in the Spotlight section.  Up next for Robyn will be producing  “Virgin Ground” written and directed by “Renee Webster.” 

Go Dakota Goldhor, who is starring in Benny and Josh Safdie’s “Daddy Longlegs” also screening in the Spotlight section. 

Alison Maclean has the honor of being on the 2010 World Cinema Dramatic Competition Jury. Have fun Alison!

Marianna Palka has been selected to be on the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan award at Sundance 2010. Enjoy the snow Marianna!

Screening times and details here.

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Films Released:

“Friendship” is released in Germany. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Markus Goller !  (That’s Best Wishes in German.)

“Wonderful World” released to great reviews. Go Josh Goldin!

“My Queen Karo” after world premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film will have it’s U.S. Premiere in Palm Springs International Film Festival before it’s Dutch release in February. Well Done Dorothee van den Berghe!!!

Now on DVD:

After a successful festival run and theatrical release you can now rent or purchase the award winning dramedy  “SUNSHINE CLEANING,” directed by Christine Jeffs, produced by Marc Turteltaub, starring Emily Blunt and Amy Adams. 

Awards Watch:

Big Congrats to Sacha Gervasi on his 30+ nominations and awards for ANVIL! Including a DGA nomination. Next up will be directing his screenplay “My Dinner with Herve.”

Check out Films for more films out now or coming soon!