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FESTIVAL UPDATE:  Niki Caro’s: The Vintner’s Luck written by Niki Caro and Joan Scheckel World Premieres at Toronto Film Festival September 2009.  It shot on location in France and New Zealand and stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, Vera Farmiga, Gaspard Ulliel and Jeremie Renier. Check out the trailer on the Films page!

IMG_1159.jpg(on set in France, April 2008)


LAB NEWS:  LADL70 wraps in LA.  Thanks to everyone for the amazing, inspirational, sweaty work!  Thankyou Sheva Carr, Rachel Singer, Miles Melendez, Keith David, Michael Bentt, Adam Tomei, Sacha Gervasi, Pat Healy, Kai Lennox, Gail Gilchriest, Rachel Harrel, Charlie Mason, Justin Moore - Lewy, Peter Odiorne, Caitlin Mulvey, Don O. Knowlton, Daniela Sea, Erin Way, Sam Hennings, Sam Weitzner, Seth Gabel, Islean Kirker, Marina Zenovich, Stephen Macht and Monique Curnen. Inviting all Participants to Log - In to the forum for videos, pix and post Lab chat!  See you there!IMG_4250.jpg

(the first table read : )

KUDOS: Marina Zenovich picked up 5 Emmy nods for her doc Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired!


SHOOTING: Lisa Leone and Marisa Tomei on location in Ethiopia co-directing their short film “Woineset”. Based on the soon to be released book: Half the Sky. Look for more news in the New York Times Magazine and on Oprah. Film coming to PBS in 2010!


RELEASED: Don’t miss Sacha Gervasi’s: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, in theaters now!  A great doc starring Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner, both humorous and incredibly touching. (Sacha on drums with Anvil, Japan)

Bryce Dallas Howard’s playing Kate Connor opposite Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation!

Zooey Deschanel stars opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Marc Webb’s: (500) Days of Summer. 
Alden Ehrenreich’s in Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie Tetro. Catch his debut performance!

Russell Brown’s: The Blue Tooth Virgin is slated for a September 2009 debut through Regent Releasing!

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


PRE-PRODUCTION: Justin Moore-Lewy is in preproduction with Destination: Home, written by Gail Gilchriest and directed by Peter Odiorne!
Daniela Sea is in pre-production with: Heterophobia!
Miranda July is in pre-production with Satisfaction produced by Gina Kwon and Peter Carlton. Written, directed and starring Miranda July!
Jason Lew’s: Of Winter and Waterbirds will be helmed by Gus Van Sant!
Catherine Jarvis has begun pre-production on her film Maestro!
Sarah Lambert’s film Red Dress has begun pre-production!

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


POST PRODUCTION: Mark Romanek’s: Never Let Me Go, written by Alex Garland, starring Keira Knightley and Sally Hawkins is in post production across the pond in London!

Mark Ruffalo’s: Sympathy for Delicious written by Chris Thornton, produced by Andrea Sperling and starring Chris Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney is in post production in L.A.

Jake Scott’s: Welcome To the Rileys is in post-production having shot on location in Louisiana. The film stars Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo, Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and our friend Jack Moore!(Jack, Melissa and Jake on location in New Orleans!)

Richard Press’ doc on Bill Cunningham, produced by Philip Gefter, is in post production in New York.

Floria Sigismondi is wrapping The Runaways here in LA.

Markus Goller’s: Friendship, written by Oliver Ziegenbalg is wrapping up post-production in Berlin.

Jim Whitaker is finishing up his new film documenting the journeys of 9/11 survivors.

Robbie Pickering is beginning production of his film: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

Miles Roston is on location in South Africa shooting his film Orange Oceans.

Gabriel Gonsalves is currently shooting a new documentary in Cape Town, South Africa about Ubuntu and holistic/humanitarian work.

Dorothee van den Berghe’s: My Queen Karo is in post-production in the Netherlands.

John Alan Simon’s: Radio Free Albemuth starring Jonathan Scarfe and Alanis Morissette is in post-production having shot here on location in Hollywood!

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


ACTORS WRAP UP: Vincent Piazza is starring role as Lucky Luciano in Martin Scorcese’s “Boardwalk Empire”

Kai Lennox wrapped his starring role in the new series: The Unusuals!

Seth Gabel wrapped his roles in Dirty Sexy Money and Young Americans!

Marianna Palka’s in Scotland starring in a new feature!

Erin Way is off to Kansas to star in a new film!

Colette Divine appeared on NBC's new series, Southland, as Officer Taylor.

Carly Schroeder played Kim Garnet on Law and Order SVU.

Chet Grissom visited NYC to shoot his part on the new Doug Liman’s: Fair Game.

Adam Rose completed shooting Jason Reitman’s: Up in the Air with George Clooney and Jason Bateman.


WRITERS WRAP UP:  Marti Noxon is writing and consulting for the hit “Mad Men”!

Pat Healy penned several episodes this year for: In Treatment.

Gail Gilchriest's: Destination Home is in pre-production.


FESTIVAL ROUNDUP: Josh Goldin’s: Wonderful World starring Matthew Broderick, Philip Baker Hall, and Ally Walker debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival!

Beatriz Flores Silva’s: Polvo nuestro que estas en el cielo (Masangeles) screened in Westwood on April 25th!

Lorna Ann Johnson’s: Just Another War screened at the Montreal Human Rights Film Festival on March 15th! For further details go to: www.ffdpm.com. The film also screened at the Athens Film Festival.

Shana Feste’s: The Greatest starring Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon just received great recognition and a nomination for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2009! Set for a February 2010 release.

Doug Pray’s: Art and Copy premiered at Sundance 2009!
Armagan Ballantyne’s: The Strength of Water
written by Briar Grace Smith, made its debut at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in January!

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