Melissa Leo News

Michael Moore Among Presenters for 25TH ANNUAL DUSTY AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The School of Visual Arts (SVA), celebrating its 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards, taking place May 10-13, 2014, (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 04, 2014

The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you complete photo coverage from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Robin Williams, Mina Kunis Star in THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for director Phil Alden Robinson's THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN. (more...)

Hilarious Mockumentary JESUS PEOPLE Coming This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that they have acquired theatrical and all DVD/VOD rights to JESUS PEOPLE (more...)

Melissa Leo Will Host 2-Day Acting Workshop in New York this May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

This will be an abolutely unique opportunity to develop your skills in Acting Techinques with one of the best actresses in activity. You will have an educational experience of excellence in a small and intimate group of only 25 participants maximum, with no less than Oscar winning actress Melissa Leo one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on 'The Fighter' Melissa will surely be one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. (more...)

The School of Visual Arts Proudly Announces the 25th Anniversary Dusty Film & Animation Festival to be Held May 10-13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. 'We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,' said Lehmann. 'We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,' added Flocco. To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA's Annual Dusty Awards invite-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas 'Dusty' H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience. (more...)

Melissa Leo Stars in Critically Acclaimed Indie BOTTLED UP, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce today that they have acquired the film, and set today, February 28th as the release date for BOTTLED UP (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW Looks Back at Most Glamorous OSCAR Fashions!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2014

BWW is taking a look back at some of the most glamorous fashions seen on the red carpet at the most recent OSCAR celebrations. (more...)

Melissa Leo to Star in Critically Acclaimed Indie BOTTLED UP
by Movies News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce today that they have acquired the film, and set February 28th as the release date for BOTTLED UP (more...)

Freestyle Acquires BOTTLED UP with Melissa Leo & Josh Hamilton; Sets Day & Date Release for this Week
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce today that they have acquired the film, and set February 28th as the release date for BOTTLED UP, the moving family indie that stars Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER, WINTER'S BONE), Josh Hamilton (J. EDGAR, “American Horror Story”) and Marin Ireland (SIDE EFFECTS, I AM LEGEND). (more...)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WALKING DEAD & JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRAMPA Win at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild tonight announced winners of its Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists awards in 14 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater during the black-tie ceremony at the Paramount Studios Theatre. MAC Cosmetics was the Official Cocktail Reception Sponsor. The awards took place before an audience of more than 500, including guild members, industry executives and press. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild's President Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the awards ceremony with actor/comedian Tom Arnold serving as host. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Returns with Self-Titled New Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant's new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. The recording is the multi-platinum singer's sixth solo collection, and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. (more...)

THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD Plays Theatre Wit, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

What happens when a narrator walks on stage to read a book and the pages are blank and the actors are nowhere to be found?! In this interactive improvised adventure it is up to YOU, the audience, to inspire and perform in The Greatest Story Never Told. (more...)

THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD to Play Theatre Wit, 2/1-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

What happens when a narrator walks on stage to read a book and the pages are blank and the actors are nowhere to be found?! In this interactive improvised adventure it is up to YOU, the audience, to inspire and perform in The Greatest Story Never Told. (more...)

Jared Leto, Oscar Isaac Among Actors to Receive 2014 Virtuosos Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year's standout performers by presenting The 2014 Virtuosos Award to Daniel Brühl (Rush), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and June Squibb (Nebraska) (more...)

Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER to Return to Theaters for Oscar Run
by Movies News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Deadline reports that Lee Daniels' “The Butler” will return to theaters beginning this Friday, December 6th, in a last minute push for Oscar recognition. The historical film will play in 1007 theaters nationwide. (more...)

HBO Airs Final Episodes of Award-Winning Drama TREME, Beg. Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

Created by David Simon (HBO's 'The Wire,' 'Generation Kill' and 'The Corner') and Eric Overmyer ('St. Elsewhere,' 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and HBO's 'The Wire'), the Peabody Award-winning drama series TREME returns for its five-episode conclusion SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires U.S. Rights to Robin Williams' ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Variety reports that Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis. (more...)

HBO to Air Final Episodes of Award-Winning Drama TREME Beg. 12/1
by TV News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Created by David Simon (HBO's 'The Wire,' 'Generation Kill' and 'The Corner') and Eric Overmyer ('St. Elsewhere,' 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and HBO's 'The Wire'), the Peabody Award-winning drama series TREME returns for its five-episode conclusion SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (more...)

VIDEO: Shia LaBeouf Stars in Trailer for CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN
by - Oct 09, 2013

Below, check out a new trailer for Fredrik Bond's CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN, starring Shia LaBeouf. The film was an Official selection at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

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