Thomas Anderson News

Screenwriter Dean Ward Partners with Choreographer Michael Rooney on 'Freed Unit' Movie Musical
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Screenwriter Dean Ward (currently a writer on Chelsea Handler's latenight talk show 'Chelsea Lately') idolized Gene Kelly as a kid and even learned to tap dance, eventually taking lessons from legendary hoofers including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and Charles 'Honi' Coles. Now he is teaming with choreographer Michael Rooney ('500 Days of Summer,' 'The Muppets') to produce an original film musical in the style and tradition of MGM's legendary Freed Unit, named for unparalleled movie musical producer Arthur Freed ('Singin' In The Rain,' 'The Bandwagon,' 'An American In Paris'). Coincidentally, and very appropriately, Michael Rooney is the son of Freed Unit icon Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Paul Thomas Anderson's INHERENT VICE as the Centerpiece Selection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced yesterday that Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice will make its World Premiere as the Centerpiece selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12) on Saturday, October 4. (more...)

Jena Malone to Lead American Remake of LE BEAU MARIAGE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

According to Deadline, Jena Malone has just signed on to lead the upcoming American remake of LE BEAU MARIAGE, currently titled CLAIRE. (more...)

Justin Mortelliti Announces EP Set to Release This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Justin Mortellitti, singer, songwriter and actor whose credits include Roger in the West Coast Regional Premier of RENT and Drew in the Las Vegas run of Rock of Ages, is preparing to release his second EP The Prince of April in Summer 2014. (more...)

Justin Mortelliti Announces EP to Release This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Justin Mortellitti, singer, songwriter and actor whose credits include Roger in the West Coast Regional Premier of RENT and Drew in the Las Vegas run of Rock of Ages, is preparing to release his second EP The Prince of April in Summer 2014. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for June 2014 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 26 through June 26. (more...)

The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) on JIMMY FALLON
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Watch The Both on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” celebrate their self-titled debut (more...)

The Roundhouse to Kick Off New ROUNDHOUSE SUMMER SESSIONS Festival, April 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Roundhouse has announced a major new multi-arts festival for summer 2014; Roundhouse Summer Sessions will take place this July and August. An exciting new fixture in London's summer arts calendar, Summer Sessions will present live music, dance, comedy, cabaret, spoken word and live-scored cinema in an intimate, table-seated setting. (more...)

EPIX to Present Original Documentary on Filmmaker Robert Altman, 8/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Altman, a 90-minute EPIX Original Documentary on legendary filmmaker Robert Altman produced and directed by Ron Mann, will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX (more...)

THE BOTH Release Debut Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Critically acclaimed musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have joined forces for a collaborative project they call The Both. The duo's self-titled debut will be released April 15 via SuperEgo Records. (more...)

Crystal Image Theatre to Present THE PLAYER, 6/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Crystal Image Theatre at Boys & Girls High School brings an action-packed, drama with music to the public this June 12th - 15th, 2014. (more...)

Mike Judge's SILICON VALLEY, Featuring Christopher Evan Welch, to Air 4/6 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'Beavis & Butt-head,' 'King of the Hill') brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. The series features late stage and screen actor Christopher Evan Welch ('The Master', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'), who passed away on December 2, 2013 of lung cancer at the age of 48. Five and a half of the eight episodes were filmed before Welch's death and the plot will continue as planned for Season 1. (more...)

The Shoe (Jena Malone, Hunger Games) Premieres 'Dead Rabbit Hopes'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014


Josh Brolin Talks About Current Role and Dishes on BATMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Josh Brolin is an American actor who's starred in film such as True Grit and No Country for Old Men. His newest credit will be for Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film. The film is a loose adaptation of the novel Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon, which is about a pot-smoking detective. The film is set to hit theater's December 12th. (more...)

Sundance Institute Expands Support to Writers and Creators of Series for TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its renowned labs for independent artists to include dedicated support for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms. (more...)

The Shoe (Jena Malone, Hunger Games) Announces New Album 'I'm Okay'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Jena Malone and Lem Jay Ignacio, aka The Shoe, first met at a Christmas carol party at the Mandrake in Los Angeles, California in 2008. (more...)

Memorial for Christopher Evan Welch Set for 2/17 at Pershing Square Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

A memorial to celebrate the life and career of actor Christopher Evan Welch will take place on Monday, February 17 on the Irene Diamond Stage of The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). The event is open to the public and will begin at 3:00 with doors opening at 2:30PM. Mr. Welch died Monday, December 2 in Santa Monica, California from complications related to cancer. He was 48. (more...)

Maude Maggart Releases New Album, Set for Series of Shows at Cafe Carlyle, 2/25-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

MAUDE MAGGART - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as 'singular and arresting' by the New York Times, 'wonderful' by Business Week and 'ingenious' by the Village Voice - will make her debut at the Cafe Carlyle with a special engagement from February 25 to March 1. Her new show 'The Door Opened' will feature numbers by golden-age songwriters Irving Berlin ('I Used To Be Color Blind'), Harry Warren ('Serenade In Blue') and Dorothy Fields ('Blue Again'), in addition to rarely-heard songbook gems including 'Why Am I So Romantic?' (introduced in the legendary Marx Brothers film Animal Crackers) and 'I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful' (performed by Maude's grandmother). The evening will feature Music Director John Boswell on piano. She will preview the Carlyle run with two performances at the Gardenia in Los Angeles on February 14 and 15. (more...)

2010 Flashback - InDepth InterView: Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 03, 2014

Sunday was marked with the tragic news of the passing of one of American acting's most vivid, varied and committed stage and screen performers, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and we recognize his passing with my 2010 InDepth InterView conducted around the the time of the release of his first and only feature film as both director and star, JACK GOES BOATING. On a personal note, MAGNOLIA remains my favorite film and his tremendous turn within it as a put-upon home nurse dealing with death, dogs, and a Biblical plague of frogs falling from the sky (no, really) is masterful and unforgettable - Hoffman's description of the meta-musical film an 'an opera' in not only its incorporation of music into the plot and the outsized emotions of its characters but also the scope of the Paul Thomas Anderson project itself is an exquisitely erudite example of the perceptive nature Hoffman always afforded, whether onscreen or onstage in performance or in real life. Nevertheless, Hoffman's five films with Anderson alone are among the finest legacy a modern film actor could ask for, if not more: HARD EIGHT, BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA, PUNCH DRUNK LOVE and THE MASTER; not to mention his Academy Award-winning turn in CAPOTE, as well. A titanic talent that will be missed for many decades to come - Hoffman really was the master, indeed. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial - The Many Reasons Why He Was The Undisputed Master, Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 03, 2014

One of the greatest actors of his generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman has left behind an astoundingly rich and varied resume in his shocking and unexpected death reported on Sunday - sterling Tony Award-worthy stage turns to remarkable Academy Award-winning work onscreen to his own directing and producing ventures. Now, we celebrate the stage and screen work that made Hoffman one of the most consistently compelling characters in the modern entertainment age - each and every performance imbued with a special kind of magic few can conjure once, let alone repeatedly. (more...)

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