Woody Allen Casts Actor Damian Chapa in Cameo Role
Posted on August 11, 2020, 9:00 am
Rifkin’s Festival, Woody Allen’s 2020 film stars Gena Gershon and Christoph Walz and also includes Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, Sergio Lopez. It was shot in San Sebastian, Spain in Summer 2019. It is produced by MediaPro Studios and Gravier Production.
Chapa said, “I was offered a role in a film with one of the most respected Hollywood directors of his time made it easy to accept the role.” Chapa plays a role of a Hollywood producer at the Rifkin film festival. It is a romantic comedy about an American couple that attend the festival in Spain.
Chapa said working with Mr. Allen was one of the best experiences of his life. “Mr. Allen made me feel so comfortable. When I arrived on the set and working with him he practically jumped out of his director’s chair with the energy of a young man coming to greet me. Mr. Allen made me feel so relaxed to do the role. I felt very nervous after not working in a major film in a long time. He is a brilliant man and knows exactly what he wants as an artist. I felt very safe on the set.”
“The film set was the most prestigious set I have been on and I have been on many. The fact that Woody Allen directed me in the film was wonderful. However, one of the other great experiences was working with the cinematographer from Apocalypse Now ‘Vittorio Storaro’. It was a dream come true for me to work with two brilliant men, no matter how small the role was.”
Damian Chapa started his career starring in Academy award winning Taylor Hackford’s ‘Blood In Blood Out’ playing iconic character Miklo Velka. The epic Mexican American story has become a cult classic. Chapa has also directed and starred in two biopics of iconic actor Brando called ‘Brando Unauthorized’ (2010), and another on controversial director Roman Polanski, ‘Polanski Unauthorized’, (2009).
Monstrous – Horror
Sylvia, a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex, hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine.
Catharine Daddario, Dylan Grunn, Peter Stray, Anna Shields, Rachel Finninger, Grant Schumacher, Hannah McKechnie, Rick Montgomery Jr.
Pearl – Drama
After her mother is murdered by her stepfather, gifted 15 year old student Pearl goes to live with an ex-lover of her mother, a grumpy unemployed film director who, pending the results of a paternity test, may be her biological father.
Ming-Na Wen, Bobby Roth, Barbara Williams, Bruce Davison, Anthony LaPaglia, Sarah Carter
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Peacock To Stream All Eight Harry Potter Films
Posted on August 7, 2020, 9:00 am
Peacock has announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows over the next six months starting later this year and into 2021. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed series ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history and are a fantastic addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films.
“The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by people of all ages and represents the caliber of quality entertainment customers can expect to find on Peacock,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Peacock. “We’ve built a world-class collection of iconic movies and shows, and we will continue to expand the film library with treasured titles from NBCUniversal and beyond that will surprise and delight Peacock customers time and time again.”
Come October, Peacock customers will be able to stream Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) and Part 2 (2011).
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Kevin Hart Teams Up to Make Dreams Come True
Posted on August 6, 2020, 9:50 am
Five finalists of the UAE’s #MarsShot campaign, inspired by the UAE’s recently launched Mars Hope Probe, have been shortlisted. Three winners will be announced on August 5th during a live stream hosted by superstar Kevin Hart who will be joined by celebrity guest judges: Award-winning storyteller and former monk Jay Shetty, World Tennis Champion Sania Mirza, and Humanitarian, Co-Founder of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans. Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, UAE is also part of the celebrity judging panel.
Five finalists catapulted to the live event after an online public vote are: Dolly Aswani, 24, from India, Ward Taim Hassan, 14, from Syria, Reina Ozbay, 11, from The USA, Astrid Corina, 26, from Romania and Williamson Sintyl, 27 from Haiti. The inspiring dreams of the finalists range from building a walk-in center for reading and writing in India, to inspiring the world through music to champion the plight of human trafficking.
The global digital campaign, inspired by the UAE’s own Mars Shot, is a partnership between the UAE and Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart.
Dreamers from across the world were asked to share their dream in a one-minute video posted to their Instagram accounts tagging #MarsShot
Kevin Hart said: “I am moved by all the entries and hope this has inspired people to always push forward. I am committed to empowering individuals to change their realities for the better and I could not have wished for a better partner to start this movement than The Emirates.”
Riverdale Star Madelaine Petsch Launches Collection w Fabletics
Posted on August 5, 2020, 9:00 am
Fabletics has teamed up with Madelaine Petsch for the first time ever on a limited-edition collection that fuses high fashion and high performance to create next-level activewear. Inspired by the actress’s favorite runway trends, the never-been-done-before capsule features fashion-forward details combined with all the support and contouring benefits of your favorite sports bras and leggings.
“After pouring my heart and soul into this for the past 12 months, I’m so proud to announce my new Fabletics collection is here!” Madelaine says. “I’m very detail-oriented, so I spent a lot of time perfecting every outfit and making sure you can wear them to the gym or in your daily life. Nothing was overlooked!” The size-inclusive range includes leggings, shorts, and joggers in universally flattering fabrics, like the brand’s revolutionary Motion365® featuring breathable compression, and state-of-the-art SculptKnit® offered in plus-sizes for the first time ever.
“As someone who loves fashion and practically lives in activewear between traveling, heading to set, and actually working out, I wanted to fuse high-performance, comfortable workout gear with the latest runway trends,” Madelaine says. “Every piece is my favorite!” In a range of support levels, the bras include details like asymmetric necklines, alluring cutouts, and feminine ruffles, while her versatile jackets and tunics are built with pockets and adjustable features. Grounded in a red color palette—a nod to Madelaine’s Riverdale character—the capsule offers something for everyone.