Alan Pakula News

Also Credited As: Alan J. Pakula
 
Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1928
Date Of Death:
November 19, 1998 (70)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
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Date of Birth: April 27, 1928
Date of Death: November 19, 1998 (70)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKYTheater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway. Schulman's Sign in the Six O'Clock Sky debuts at Theater for the New City March 14 and runs through March 31. Shela Xoregos directs the production. Tickets are $18 and $15 for seniors and students. (more...)

Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood ScreenwriterXoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway. (more...)

The Motion Picture Editors Guild to Honor Lee Dichter CAS, With Fellowship and Service AwardThe Motion Picture Editors Guild to Honor Lee Dichter CAS, With Fellowship and Service Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) will honor veteran sound re-recording mixer Lee Dichter, CAS, with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award. This is the first time the award ceremony will be held on the East Coast at The Sheraton New York at Times Square on October 20, 2018. (more...)

Donald Sutherland to Portray J. Paul Getty in FX's TRUST; Coming in 2018
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland will star as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, in FX's TRUST. (more...)

Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with 'The Protest Plays,' stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, LYLE KESSLER, JOSE RIVERA, and REGINA TAYLOR. (more...)

Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor Danny Boyle & More; Nominations Announced
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Eric Klosterman. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Joins 'MasterClass' as Newest Instructor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

'MasterClass' (www.masterclass.com) announces Kevin Spacey as their newest instructor. The Academy Award winner and 'House of Cards' actor will teach an online acting MasterClass which will be available on www.masterclass.com/ks. In his class Spacey will share the most important lessons he's learned over the course of his career. The class is being directed by 'House of Cards' director Tucker Gates. Pre-enrollment for the class opens today and the class will be available early 2016. (more...)

Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Human Revolution Entertainment are thrilled to announce, Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols will join the acclaimed cast of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at The Hudson Backstage Theatre.   (more...)

Oscar Winning Producer Barrie M. Osborne Announces Kickstarter to Fund New Film TALK IS CHEAP
by Movies News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Barrie M. Osborne, the Academy Award -winning producer whose credits include some of the biggest blockbusters of all-time, among them The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Matrix, has turned to Kickstarter to help fund Talk Is Cheap (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Talks New RICHARD III Documentary NOW, Plus HOUSE OF CARDS, Future Musical? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 1, 2014

Last night I had the particular privilege of discussing the intricacies and intrigue of William Shakespeare's legendary history play RICHARD III with one of the greatest actors of our age and a true patron of the arts - two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey. Discussing the finer points of his characterization of the hunchback antihero, Spacey paints a vivid portrait of his experiences in reteaming with his AMERICAN BEAUTY collaborator, director Sam Mendes, on bringing a truly 21st century take on the classic play to the stage - and then bringing the production all the way from the hallowed ground of Spacey's own The Old Vic in London, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City to a whirlwind worldwide tour spanning the globe. NOW, a compelling new documentary following the project from rehearsal through to opening night and ensuing world tour is set to be released next month and is highlighted by the fly-on-the-wall intimacy and access it provides viewers, as well as offering copious performance footage of Spacey and company in action onstage. Additionally, Spacey and I address and analyze the undeniable connections between RICHARD III and his super-successful Netflix dramatic series HOUSE OF CARDS, touching upon not only the dramatic parallels, but the lucky sequence of events that made the entire endeavor possible in the first place. After all, Frank Underwood is the modern Richard III in many ways - bloodlust, ambition, ego, humor and darkness included; but, also, the humanity. Plus, Spacey expresses his enthusiasm for starting work on Season Three of the series now that they have been granted Maryland filming tax breaks once again, which was holding up production until this week. Besides all of that, Spacey also clues us in on his future endeavors of interest, mentioning his spate of recent musical performances and his desire to pursue a musical role once again sometime soon following his acclaimed turn as Bobby Darin in musical biopic BEYOND THE SEA. FOLLIES, perhaps?! A wide-ranging conversation with a stage and screen mega-star like none other awaits in today's special spotlight. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Matthew Modine Talks Steve Jobs Biopic, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Stage, Screen & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2012

Today we are talking to an actor who has appeared in over fifty feature films and starred in plays on Broadway and in the West End all about his career thus far, looking ahead to his new role as John Sculley in the forthcoming jOBS, co-starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, directed by Joshua Michael Stewart - the one and only Matthew Modine. In this all-encompassing chat tracing the past to the present, Modine also manages to give us the scoop on his featured role in the final part of Christopher Nolan's BATMAN trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and shares his candid impressions of working with Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the rest of the starry cast of the sure-to-be blockbuster of the summer. Additionally, Modine illustrates his experiences working with director Robert Altman on screen and stage projects as diverse as SHORT CUTS and STREAMERS on film, Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE in Chicago and RESURRECTION BLUES at the Old Vic in the West End and Modine expresses his overall general enthusiasm for acting and reveals deeply probing insight into many of his most memorable and famous roles to date - ranging from roles in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET to Alan Parker's BIRDY to his work with Oliver Stone, Tony Richardson, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Mike Figgis, John Schlesinger and others. All of that, a thorough discussion of his recent roles in the theatrical productions of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE MIRACLE WORKER, as well as recollections of working on many of his most beloved projects to date, such as AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, THE REAL BLONDE, ORPHANS, CUTTHROAT ISLAND, BYE BYE LOVE, THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEEDS - and much, much more! (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 50th Anniversary Edition Coming to Blue-ray/DVD, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, one of the screen's most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative Limited Edition Collector's Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. (more...)

'Grey Gardens,' 'Saturday Night Live' et al. Added to National Film Registry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2010

Earlier today the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress published a list of 25 films to be added to the list of over 500 respected movies dating back to 1891. As specified by the National Film Preservation Act, the Library of Congress names 25 movies every year to the registry that are 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically' significant. The movies do not need to be feature-length, or even have had a theatrical release; however they do need to be at least 10 years old. (more...)

Imagination Workshop's NATURE TEACHES Gives Free Shows 4/2,3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

The world-renowned Imagination Workshop was founded 40 years ago by Margaret Ladd, the award-winning actress and Founding Artistic Director, and her husband Lyle Kessler, the critically-acclaimed playwright, and Co-Founder of the organization. Today, the Imagination Workshop, a unique theatre company comprised of professional theatre artists collaborating with patients recovering from mood disorders and other mental illnesses, is one of the longest running Arts and Social Institutions in the country. (more...)

Imagination Workshop's NATURE TEACHES Gives Free Shows 4/2,3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2009

The world-renowned Imagination Workshop was founded 40 years ago by Margaret Ladd, the award-winning actress and Founding Artistic Director, and her husband Lyle Kessler, the critically-acclaimed playwright, and Co-Founder of the organization. Today, the Imagination Workshop, a unique theatre company comprised of professional theatre artists collaborating with patients recovering from mood disorders and other mental illnesses, is one of the longest running Arts and Social Institutions in the country. (more...)