September 23, 2007

Thursday, September 27

What the F#@k?

NY Magazine puts four male directors on the cover with the headline "The New York Wave, The Return of the New York Auteur"

Why is it that auteur so freely used only to describe male directors?

Interesting, that the story about Noah Baumbach is about the creative marriage between Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

It's Jenna Elfman day - Elfman will again collaborate with her Dharma and Greg co-creator Dottie Dartland Zicklin on Literary Superstar where Elfman will play a literary publicist. Elfman has also signed on to co-star with Tim Allen in The Six Wives of Henry Lefay. Other actresses in the film are Andie MacDowell, Paz Vega, Kelli Garner and S. Epatha Merkerson.

I know these actresses need jobs but the premise of former wives fighting over the will of their husband who they think is dead sounds dreadful.

Universal has bought Replacing the Nanny a comedy pitch from Marcy Kaplan which Scott Stuber and Mary Parent will produce from a script by Kaplan. (Variety)

The 15th Hampton's Fest takes place oct 17-21. Some notable screenings include: the Doris Duke biopic Bernard and Doris starring Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes, August Rush directed by Kirsten Sheridan, Alison Eastwood's Rails & Ties and Tamra Jenkins' Savages. Vanessa Redgrave will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Pat Kingsley the super-publicist to the stars is stepping down as chairperson and CEO of PMK/HBH after thirty years.

Interview with Jamie Babbit- director of But I'm a Cheerleader and Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Jamie Babbit (After Ellen)

TV Tonight
Season premieres: Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty.

Interesting Quote

"I think there probably remains an underlying discomfort in this country with women in power." Katie Couric at the National Press Club this week