Virginia has joined with Empire 8 Productions and Screen Siren to produce “Fighting Gravity”, a documentary about some athletes trying to get the International Olympic Committee to allow women ski jumpers to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The trailer for the documentary has been released a few days ago, click the video below to stream.
Alexander Payne, Virginia Madsen and Jim Taylor are here to help The Studio@620 celebrate its fifth anniversary with a screening of the film at the Vinoy tonight and a discussion tomorrow at the Studio. The connection? Studio Co-Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones explained via email:
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and I lived next door to each other in Silver lake (East Hollywood near Griffith Park). I had a small part in Alexander’s graduate (UCLA) student film, I also catered one day of the shoot. I and my best friend Joe Marenelli were the two actors in Jim Taylor’s graduate film that got him into the film school at NYU. We have all known each other for nearly 25 years. In Silver Lake – I still have that apt – we would have these Friday night dinners nearly every Friday night (lots of stuff from Trader Joe’s). Jim and Alexander were frequent guests. Alexander loves to cook.
Here are the details on the weekend’s festivities: 620 Sideways: Sideways screening and discussion Fri. May 29, 7 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg. $50, includes food and wine. Sideways panel discussion only, Sat., May 30, 1:30 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, free admission. 727-895-6620.
Virginia Madsen is one of the celebrities scheduled to attend the ninth annual Phoenix Film Festival, which kicks off an eight-day run Thursday at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters. The movies will be shown simultaneously in seven theaters beginning at 9 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Screenings will start at 5 p.m. Monday through April 9.
Virginia, who has starred in such films as “Sideways” and “The Astronaut Farmer,” will attend a 7:30 p.m. Saturday screening of “I Know a Woman Like That,” a documentary directed by her mother about women over the age of 65.
Phoenix Film Festival
When: Thursday through April 9
Where: Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Cost: Opening night $40, individual screenings $10, flex pass (four screenings) $30, festival pass $150, VIP pass $425
Information: (602) 955-6444 or www.phoenixfilmfestival.com
Hey guys, I got a TV Alert!! Virginia stops by on The Bonnie Hunt Show to discuss her new horror flick, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” which is based on real events. Watch the candid interview this Tuesday March 31st!
Check your local listings or visit www.bonniehunt.com for more information.
“Wonder Woman“, the world’s most renowned female super hero. Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new animated original movie Wonder Woman on March 3, 2009, distributed by Warner Home Video.
“Wonder Woman” is now available as a Single Disc DVD (SRP $19.98), 2-Disc DVD Special Edition ($29.98) and in high-definition on Blu-ray Disc ($34.99). Both the 2-Disc DVD and Blu-ray Special Editions include collectible packaging, a Digital Copy of the film, and a whopping 185 minutes of bonus features!
Produced by the multiple Emmy® Award winning animation legend Bruce Timm, Wonder Woman is an original story and features a stellar celebrity voice cast including Keri Russell (Waitress, Felicity), Nathan Fillion (Desperate Housewives), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Clerks II), Oliver Platt (TV’s The West Wing) and David McCallum (TV’s NCIS).
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Wonder Woman, the highly-anticipated fourth entry in the DC Universe animated original movie series, will receive a West Coast big screen premiere at WonderCon on February 27, 2009 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The 6:00 p.m. screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers and voice cast, including animation legend Bruce Timm and Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. Filmmakers will also screen the world premiere of the first footage of Green Lantern: First Flight, an upcoming DC Universe animated original movie.
Presented by Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, the all-new Wonder Woman animated original movie will be distributed by Warner Home Video on March 3, 2009. Wonder Woman will be available as a Single Disc DVD, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The animated original movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View, as well as available for download day and date, March 3, 2009.
Madsen, making her first-ever Con appearance, provides the regal voice of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and mother to Diana/Wonder Woman. The actress, who received an Oscar nod for her performance in the 2003 hit film Sideways, is joined in the stellar voice cast by Keri Russell (Waitress, Felicity), Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serenity & the upcoming ABC series Castle), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Rosario Dawson (Sin City), Oliver Platt (The West Wing) and David McCallum (NCIS).
Wonder Woman is an origin story produced by multiple Emmy Award winning animation legend Bruce Timm, directed by Lauren Montgomery (Superman Doomsday) and written by Michael Jelenic (Batman: Brave & the Bold). All three will participate in the post-screening panel and Saturday’s autograph session. DC Comics Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck will moderate the post-screening panel.
An autograph session for all panelists is being scheduled for Saturday, February 28.