Reports SFGate: “The HBO production ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn,’ starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen and being filmed almost entirely in San Francisco, needs some local extras. But the open call only welcomes 18- to 40-year-old, Spanish-looking, English-speaking men with fair to medium complexions, dark hair, eyes and lean physiques.” Open calls take place through Sunday, February 27 12:30 to 4:00 pm at Beau Bonneau Casting. More at sfgate.com and beaubonneaucasting.com.
The former Saturday Night Live player was an essential element to some of the most memorable moments in the show’s recent history. In 2009 the actress displayed her versatility in the Sam Mendes-directed ‘Away We Go,’ costarring with John Krasinski. Maya Rudolph discusses her career as a comedienne with Bay Area broadcasting veteran Paul Lancour at Herbst Theater. More at cityarts.net.
The mutli-talented Nora Ephron is credited to some of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time and recently won praise for last year’s ‘Julie and Julia.’ The journalist/screenwriter/director/author discusses life and her latest book, ‘I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections’ with Bay Area broadcasting veteran Paul Lancour. More at cityarts.net.
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The Center for Asian American Media, formerly known as NAATA and founded to nurture Asian American filmmakers as well as counter ethnic stereotypes, has accomplished that and more.
In Michael Haneke's masterful film, everyone lives in fear and suspicion.
About as far from the ever-increasing corporatization of popular music as you can get is the annual dose from the Noise Pop Festival.
Avoiding Disaster: George Rush writes on the conundrum of not getting money for a project without a known cast, and not getting a cast without a bunch of money.
Bay Area filmmaker Jennifer Kroot talks about her inspiration to make a documentary on legendary, underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar.
Lucy Gray reports from the 35th Telluride Film Festival.
Daniel Burman's smartest play was casting Daniel Hendler as his onscreen alter ego. Michael Apted's worthy Grace, reminds that period pieces make effective message movies.
When Brent Hoff was checking into a hotel for a film festival, the concierge thrust a business card into his hand, “Remember me next time you’re casting a film." So he asked the biggest directors he knows to cast the concierge in a series of short films.
Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi's Waiting intricately and ingeniously intertwines irony, humor, and pathos.