ROMEO IS BLEEDING *Red Carpet Interviews*

The documentary Romeo Is Bleeding found an unlikely star in Donté Clark.  Clark turned to spoken word poetry to transcend the wide-spread violence in his hometown of Richmond, California where knowing a victim of gun violence is a way of life, not the exception.

Director Jason Zeldes first learned of Clark from his cousin, teacher Molly Raynor, who updated him about her talented student.  Zeldes’ interest grew.  Upon hearing about Clark’s writing project, a play about life in Richmond based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, he asked if he could document the process.

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons signed on as executive producer after the film’s completion in another coup for the already-successful project.

Romeo Is Bleeding has already been recognized multiple film festival awards, with more surely on the way.

Take a look below for interviews with director Jason Zeldes, stars Donté Clark and Molly Raynor, co-editor Kevin Klauber and executive producer Russell Simmons:

 

89th Academy Awards: Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party

The Night of 100 Stars Oscar viewing party is always the place to be with celebrities elbow to elbow on the red carpet!  Hollywood turned out in support of fellow actors and long-time friends to watch the Oscars at the swanky Beverly Hilton Hotel.  This year there was a mix of both film and television stars who couldn’t miss the top Oscar viewing party of the evening.

Actor Tony Denison discussed his long-running TNT series MAJOR CRIMES on which he stars opposite Mary McDonnell.  Their current season promises to be one to remember.

Actress Naomi Grossman, unrecognizable from her role in AMERICAN HORROR STORY, discussed the decision to shave her head when she booked the part on the series.  She also talked about the best types of fan encounters.

Finally, previous Oscar nominee Bruce Davison of the X-MEN franchise discussed the audition process for established actors in Hollywood.

For all of these interviews, take a look below:

8th Annual Lumiere Awards

Warner Bros, an innovative movie and television studio, served as the perfect backdrop for the 8th Annual Lumiere Awards.  These awards recognize how cutting-edge content combines with exciting new technology.

The Advanced Imagining Society (AIS) and the Virtual Reality Society are title sponsors for the evening’s awards.  AIS President and CEO Jim Chabin says: “Tonight we have movie makers here who are dying to see the [virtual reality] work.  We have [virtual reality] people who are dying to see the moviemakers’ work.  [They’re] all creators of great content.  It’s the new thing and it will take a few years but fans are going to love it because they’re going to be in the movie.”

In addition to the competitive award categories, prolific director-producer-writer multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau was honored with the Harold Lloyd Award.  HTC Vive Co-founder and chairperson Cher Wang was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award.  Google Earth VR was honored with the Century Award.

Zoe Hewitt was on the red carpet to speak with some of the esteemed honorees, presenters and attendees including Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK), Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS), Ed Begley Jr (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Robert Stromberg (Oscar-winning designer for AVATAR).  For more about the innovative virtual reality technology and its application in life as well as the movies, take a look below:

 

—>Looking for the direct links to the videos?  Click here for Jon Favreau.  Click here for Ivan Reitman.  Click here for Ed Begley Jr.  Click here for Robert Stromberg.

 

THE DO-OVER Premiere

The stars turned out for the premiere of Netflix original movie THE DO-OVER starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.  Zoe Hewitt was on hand to talk to the film’s stars…

Adam Sandler talks about his epic (movie) tattoo:

Michael Chiklis talks about working on a comedy:

Director Steven Brill talks about working on set with Adam Sandler and what he loves about this movie:

Writer Chris Titone talks about pitching jokes to Adam Sandler:

Movie villain Torsten Voges talks about killing Adam Sandler on set:

UNSULLIED Interview With Director And Super Bowl Winner Simeon Rice

Zoe Hewitt sits down for a chat with Super Bowl champion Simeon Rice to discuss his full length feature film writing and directorial debut.  Star Murray Gray joins as well.

Looking forward to Unsullied?  You can see it in theaters starting August 28th!

I AM CHRIS FARLEY Premiere

Zoe Hewitt spends a bittersweet evening at the red carpet premiere of I Am Chris Farley, the documentary about comedy legend Chris Farley.  Everyone had a good time remembering the comedian with stories about how he was always naked.  After this, you’ll have a favorite “Chris Farley is naked” story, too…

Lambda Legal’s Liberty Awards

Zoe Hewitt spends some time on the red carpet at the Lambda Legal Liberty Awards in Los Angeles.  Lambda Legal has worked for more than 40 years to further the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities as well as the rights of those who are HIV positive.

There were so many compelling stories on the carpet, that we are bringing you multiple longer segments instead of our usual edited version.  Scroll down to see:

–>Scandal Emmy-winner Dan Bucatinsky, who also producesWeb Therapy and The Comeback, discusses how the LGBT community is portrayed on television as well as some common stereotypes.

–>Transparent producers Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker discuss new media and how Caitlyn Jenner’s transition is life imitating life imitating art and their own experiences as transgendered artists.

–>Actor Aisha Tyler from The Talk and Whose Line Is It Anyway discusses her experience in an interracial relationship as she sings some advice for teenagers.

–>Attorney/activist Laurie Hasencamp and actor/activist Wilson Cruz discuss recent LGBT legislation and the Duggar family.

–>CSI: Cyber star Charley Koontz talks about advice for teenagers and going out with his famous costars, James Van Der Beek and Bow Wow.

Dan Bucatinsky:

Transparent Producers Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker:

Aisha Tyler:

Laurie Hasencamp and Wilson Cruz:

CSI: Cyber‘s Charley Koontz:

PHANTOM Movie Premiere With Ed Harris And David Duchovny

Zoe Hewitt takes the Red Carpet Rundown cameras to the world-famous Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard for the Phantom movie premiere.  The film stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fictner and Johnathon Schaech.

Watch the segment to learn what happens on a working submarine when things are very, very quiet…

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