Oliver Platt News

Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Windsor, ON, CANADA
Gender:
Male
THE BIG C, THE FOSTERS and More Receive 7th Annual Television Academy Honors; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Television Academy today announced this year's honorees for the Seventh Annual Television Academy Honors. For using the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues, this year's honorees include The Big C: hereafter, Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, The Fosters, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Mom, Screw You Cancer and Vice. (more...)

Andy Garcia to Portray 'Dr. Miles Edwards' in Live Action MAX STEEL Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Dolphin Films announced today that Academy Award Nominee Andy Garcia has signed on to the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film 'Max Steel,' based on the popular superhero property from Mattel. Andy Garcia will play the pivotal role of the brilliant and mysterious scientist, 'Dr. Miles Edwards.' (more...)

Dorothy and Friends Land in A Better World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

ToonUps and Summertime Entertainment announced today the release of the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return collection in ToonUps' game on Facebook, A Better World. With the collection now available, players of the uplifting “Do Good to Look Good” virtual world game can accessorize their characters and decorate their virtual homes based on content and characters from the upcoming animated feature film, releasing in theaters nationwide on May 9, 2014. (more...)

CHEF and KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON Pick Up 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, announced the winners of the two Heineken Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. Two awards – one for narrative and one for documentary – were given to the audience choices for the best films. Chef, written and directed by Jon Favreau, was chosen to receive the Narrative award. Keep On Keepin' On, directed by Alan Hicks, was chosen for the Documentary award; Alan Hicks also was honored at the Festival awards on Thursday with the award for Best New Documentary Director. Each award comes with a cash prize of $25,000. Additionally as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program sponsored by CHANEL, Jon Favreau for Chef receives Untitled courtesy of James Nares and Alan Hick's for Keep On Keepin' On receives Iguaca courtesy of Alexis Rockman. The award for Chef was accepted by actor Bobby Cannavale and Keep On Keepin' On by the director's father Geoff Hicks. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

MORTDECAI with Johnny Depp & Gwyneth Paltrow Set for Winter 2015 Release
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment's all-star MORTDECAI has received its release date. (more...)

Illy Inspires Creativity At Tribeca Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Illy, the leader in coffee culture and innovator of coffee products, is inspiring creativity through the Tribeca Film Festival utilizing the art form of stop-motion animation while also providing a venue for film industry insiders and enthusiasts to discuss their creativity over illy coffee. The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 16-27, 2014. (more...)

FX's FARGO Premieres Strong with 4.15 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

FX's new 10-part limited series and critical juggernaut Fargo received a warm reception among viewers, drawing 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million Adults 18-49 for its first installment, a very strong initial number which will amount to only a small fraction of its final tally once time-shifted viewing arrives. (more...)

Soundtrack For LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

The soundtrack for upcoming animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN starring Broadway headliners and recognizable breakout stars Lea Michele and Megan Hilty is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Comedians Key and Peele Join Cast of FX's FARGO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Fargo, which will debut tonight, April 15 on FX. (more...)

First Trailer For Johansson, Cannavale, Leguizamo & More In CHEF
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

A plethora of recognizable Broadway headliners appear in the new feature film comedy CHEF from director Jon Favreau and a first trailer for the new movie is now available to view. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Fargo, The Icy True-Crime Limited Series Coming Exclusively To Netflix In The Netherlands Beginning April 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) in association with MGM International Television Distribution Inc. (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., today announced that episodes of Fargo, the hotly-anticipated 10-episode limited series based on the Academy Award winning classic feature film, will be available exclusively to Netflix members in the Netherlands to watch instantly, beginning April 16. New hour-long episodes of Fargo will arrive on Netflix Netherlands weekly, within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast on FX. (more...)

'A Little Piece of a Great Big Soul' Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a sneak peek at the play below! (more...)

Edie Falco & More Set for 52nd Street Project's OUT ON A LIMB, 4/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-ten year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and director-dramaturgs, and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Edie Falco and other accomplished actors, working with directors including Felix Solis and James Yaegashi, will perform in Out on a Limb: Plays that Branch Out, the Project's newest Playmaking show. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Chinese Zodiac
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Written, produced, directed and starring martial arts legend Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, The Spy Next Door) comes Chinese Zodiac, the story of one man's search around the world for a set of mystic artifacts. Chinese Zodiac comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on March 25, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

Disney Channel Debuts Second Season of SOFIA THE FIRST Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Season two of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Sofia the First,' 2013's #1 TV series among Girls 2-5 and the #2 cable TV series overall among Kids 2-5, debuts FRIDAY, MARCH 7 (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Among Films Set for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. (more...)

KILL THE MESSINGER, Starring Jeremy Renner Set for October Release
by Movies News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Focus Features announced today that KILL THE MESSENGER, starring Jeremy Renner (Marvel's The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), will be released on October 10, 2014 in limited theaters (more...)

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