I could watch True Blood’s Denis O’Hare over and over in any role he is in and it seems that he is just fabulous in the part that he shares with Stephen Spinella, in the “The Iliad that is currently playing in New York City. I cannot wait for Denis to return to True Blood. Watch the highlights of the performances by the two men below:
Directed by Peterson, the 100-minute distillation of the Trojan War epic is adapted from a translation by Robert Fagles.
True Blood’s Mariana Klaveno will join ABC’s Devious Maids, a drama pilot from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.
Based loosely on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, the sudser follows four Beverly Hills-based housekeepers (played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez) working for the rich and famous.
Mariana will portray the wife of a successful soap star Spence Davis, who is a gorgeous, self-centered actress.
In addition to her, um, neck-twisting role on True Blood, Klaveno has appeared on Dexter and Hawaii Five-0.
Here’s your chance to win a DVD copy of Alexander Skarsgård’s film “Melancholia.”
One of 2011′s best-reviewed films, Melancholia centers on the wedding celebration of Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård), made disastrous by mounting family tensions and hidden resentments.
Prize: Enter to win a DVD copy of Melancholia, out on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, March 13th, courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment.
True Blood’s Carrie Prestonand Tanya Wright have both gotten behind the camera for their films “That’s What She Said” and Butterfly Rising. Now both films will be seen also in San Francisco where female film Directors will take the Screen at 8th Annual SF International Women’s Film Festival, April 13-15, 2012.
Women’s Film Institute will present the 8th Annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (April 13-15) (SFIWFF), a comprehensive five-day celebration of films directed by women. The 2012 selection of diverse films celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking from around the globe (Trailer by Jackie Grieff). More information: http://www.sfiwff.com
The 8th Annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF), will take place from April 13-15 at the Roxie Theater, 3117-16th St. (at Valencia St.) in San Francisco.
“Women are powerful, accomplished storytellers in film, but women directors are overlooked by the industry,” said festival founder Scarlett Shepard. “Their voices are missing from our culture, but we aim to open the floodgates.”
Produced by the Women’s Film Institute, the SFIWFF has a mission to increase the exhibition of works by female film directors, and in 2012 celebrates eight years of showcasing neglected work in film and video by accomplished women artists from the United States and around the world.
Featured events at the 2012 festival include “The Education of Auma Obama,” a captivating documentary about the U.S. president’s older half-sister; the comedy feature “That’s What She Said,” directed by Carrie Preston (Arlene on HBO’s “True Blood”) and written by Kellie Overbey (“Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife”); and “Connected,” award-winning director Tiffany Shlain’s autobiographical exploration of how technology changes us for better and for worse.
Screenings will also include live appearances by Shlain, Overbey and Tanya Wright, director of “Butterfly Rising” and Deputy Kenya Jones on “True Blood.”
The three-day SFIWFF program was selected from hundreds of submissions received over the past year, and represents the world’s best independent film directed by women.
The E Channell counts down the world’s most sexiest Supernaturals (vampires, werewolves and fairies) in the video below. Five of our favorite True Blood characters made the list. True Blood cast members made the list. Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) comes in at #24, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is #12, Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) is #9, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) is #5, and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) came in highest on the list at #2.
By the way, Robert Pattison was #1, but we’re glad so many True Blood supernaturals made the list
Below is a video of Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin when they attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 20th annual Oscars viewing party this year during the 84th annual Academy Awards.
Look for them in the beginning of the video walking down the carpet and then again at about 2:28 when they are interviewed.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation raised over $5 million for AIDS and HIV research and education. Celebrities, socialites, philanthropists, and VIPS attended the event, which was sponsored by Swiss jewelry company Chopard, drinks brand Neuro, and more.
Anna Paquin will be one of the celebrity presenters at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards ceremony on April 21st at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade bestowed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. In addition to film and television, the Awards also recognize achievements in other branches of the media and arts including theatre, music, print media and advertising.
Congratulations to Michael McMillian. The True Blood star’s Archaia Entertainment’s comic book miniseries has been picked up by Warner Bros. The comic series, titled,”Lucid” will be in the hands of writer-producer Akiva Goldsman to develop and produce as a potential new film franchise. Zachary Quinto’s production banner Before the Door, which created the book, also is on board to adapt the property for the bigscreen.
With “Harry Potter” having ended its run at the studio, WB is on the hunt for new projects to take its place. When it was first introduced at San Diego Comic-Con, in 2009, “Lucid” was described as a tale of what would happen to Harry Potter if he grew up and joined the CIA.
Penned by “True Blood” thesp Michael McMillian and illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk, the four-book series takes place in a parallel universe where magic is real and world leaders have secret agents working to fight off supernatural threats. Main character is a young agent, recently appointed “Protector of the Realm,” who must use his skills as a covert spy and combat mage to stop an occult technology dealer.
No screenwriter has yet been hired to adapt the fantasy actioner.
Archaia’s editor-in-chief Stephen Christy would also serve as a producer on the pic.
“Lucid” was the first comicbook to come out of Quinto’s Before the Door banner with Archaia before following that up with “Mr. Murder is Dead,” written by Victor Quinaz, with art by Brent Schoonover.
The “Lucid” deal is the second for Archaia with Warner Bros. and Goldsman after recently setting up reclusive dinosaur-tale “Bolivar,” based on the upcoming book from Sean Rubin, as an animated feature that Kerry Foster’s Weed Road is also on board to produce and Kealan O’Rourke will write and direct.