Barry Levinson News

AMBI Pictures Expands Into Animation with New Animated Feature 'East End'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

AMBI Pictures, the movie development, finance and production company owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, has entered the world of animation, announcing today that it will produce a new animated feature film titled EAST END. (more...)

Paul Mecurio Coming to Bridge Street Live, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Comedy Night: Paul Mecurio at Bridge Street Live is set for Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $25 GA, $35 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/PM2014. (more...)

Greta Gerwig Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal in MCC Theater's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that indie film star Greta Gerwig will now lead the cast of the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. The Village Bike will be directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home. It will premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. (more...)

Scott Caan to Replace Shia LaBeouf in ROCK THE KASBAH?
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Caan is in talks to Barry Levinson's comedy ROCK THE KASBAH in Shia LaBeouf's place. LaBeouf left the project last week. (more...)

Shia LaBeouf Departs Barry Levinson's ROCK THE KASBAH
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Shia LaBeouf seems to be continuing on his crusade to “retire from all public life”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor just dropped out of the film ROCK THE KASBAH, directed by Barry Levinson. (more...)

AMBI Pictures Appoints Julie Sultan to Run New International Sales Division
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Continuing their expansionary efforts, AMBI Pictures partners Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have appointed industry sales and acquisitions veteran Julie Sultan to run the company's recently launched international sales division, AMBI Distribution Corp., as President of Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions. (more...)

DINER, KID VICTORY, SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premieres, Plus CABARET, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More Set for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre announces its 25th Anniversary season, illustrating its commitment to provide theater artists a home to create, explore and reinvent new works. (more...)

Mischa Barton Cast in Crime Thriller HOPE LOST
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

AMBI Pictures announced that Danny Trejo , Mischa Barton, Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin have signed on to star in the crime thriller “Hope Lost.” (more...)

Susan Sarandon, Thomas Morgan Announce New Company, Reframed Pictures, at 2014 Sedona Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Actress Susan Sarandon and Filmmakers Thomas Morgan and Jonathan Bricklin announced the launch of their film company, Reframed Pictures, at the Sedona International Film festival today. Reframed Pictures mission is to create and support films that are not only entertaining, but also raise awareness about human rights and social justice issues. But Reframed Pictures plans to take awareness raising one step further by creating opportunities for action associated with each film. (more...)

Andrea Iervolino & Monika Bacardi Join THE HUMBLING with Al Pacino
by Movies News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have officially boarded the Barry Levinson directed drama “The Humbling,” starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest, Greta Gerwig and Louise Trenner. Iervolino and Bacardi are co-producers – producing alongside Al Pacino, Jason Sosnoff and Ged Dickersin. (more...)

Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis & Shia LaBeouf Set for ROCK THE KASBAH with Bill Murray
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

According to Deadline, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis and Shia LaBeouf have all signed on to join Bill Murray in the film from QED, set to be directed by Levinson. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Talk JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 2014 Tour, SAMSON & DELILAH At 54 Below, New EP & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented twosome who have found success sharing the stage both in entertainment endeavors and in life itself - real-life triple-threat couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Discussing many details of their two upcoming major musical productions - first, a special live concert presentation of the new musical SAMSON & DELILAH at cool NYC cabaret venue 54 Below, followed by the release of the concept album; as well as the upcoming new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic family-friendly Biblically-themed musical JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, kicking off in a few short weeks - Young and DeGarmo share their passion for the arts and their unwavering commitment to their craft. Furthermore, the attractive and fit duo share how they are preparing for their upcoming Biblical roles and how they first became involved with the respective projects themselves. Additionally, both shed some light on their notable AMERICAN IDOL heydays, sharing backstage stories from the intriguing list of credits on their impressive resumes thus far. Plus, DeGarmo shares thoughts on the many in-development musicals she has had a hand in developing, from Sheryl Crow's forthcoming DINER to the similarly screen-to-stage adaptation of JAWBREAKER, not to mention her memorable work in the recent revisal version of CARRIE and more. As if all of that were not enough, Young and DeGarmo also recount memories of starring on Broadway together in HAIR as well as reflect on their turns in GREASE and HAIRSPRAY, while also casting a glance back at some favorite early roles, as well. Everything mentioned plus first news on the couple's new self-penned EP titled YOUNG & FREE as well as much more awaits in this career-spanning conversation with two of musical theatre's most popular and affable modern stars! (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE, GRAVITY Tie at 2014 Producers Guild Awards; Full List of Winners Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture and television productions at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

BREAKING BAD, COLBERT Among Winners of 2014 Producers Guild Awards; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture and television productions at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Paul Mazursky to Receive WGA West's Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Acclaimed screenwriter-director-actor Paul Mazursky is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2014 Screen Laurel Award, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. (more...)

BREAKING BAD, DOWNTON ABBEY Among 2014 PGA Nominations; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards. (more...)

GRAVITY, AMERICAN HUSTLE Among 2014 PGA Nominations; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards. (more...)

Orlando Jones to Take Over as Madea in TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, Set for Release Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

NAACP Award nominee Orlando Jones will now play the role of Mabel 'Madea' Simmons in the next installment of the Madea franchise entitled 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'. He replaces creator Tyler Perry, who is focusing on the partnership between his company and Oprah Winfrey's struggling OWN network that was announced last October. (more...)

CSC to Present THE ESSENCE: A YIDDISH THEATRE DIM SUM, 11/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

It's time to close up CSC's third annual Black Box Festival with the show that played to sold out audiences in last year's New York Fringe Festival. The Essence: A Yiddish Theatre Dim Sum is a rollicking comedy that lets audiences in on the best kept secret-Yiddish is actually cool-and it's playing November 21-24 in the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Center. The Essence… is a fast-moving revue for people who know nothing about Yiddish and couldn't imagine attending a show with Yiddish in it. It's about the most expressive and theatrical language in the world, with scenes, sketches, songs, and oddball diversions with an irreverent introduction to all things Yiddish. (more...)

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