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Posts Tagged ‘James Caan’

Keanu Eloquently Answers Reader’s Winning Question

Close to 100 readers of Santa Monica headquartered MovingPicturesNetwork.com chimed in with a suggested press junket question for Keanu Reeves, a first-time producer with Henry’s Crime. The comedy, in which he co-stars with James Caan and Vera Farmiga, opened this past weekend in two theaters to a respectable gross of $8,726.00.

Reader Lizzy won the contest honors with this most thoughtful query: “As a first-time producer, what’s the most important lesson you learned and the biggest challenge you faced in making Henry’s Crime?” Reeves’ reply is now posted:

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Rosenberg and Cassel Slug It Out for SAG Top Job

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The hottest election these days in Hollywood is the dogfight erupting between Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg (known for his legal acumen on L.A. Law) and upstart angry-man challenger Seymour Cassel (known for such character roles as Robert Redford’s right-hand man-servant in Indecent Proposal).
Rosenberg, 56 and sounding like a street-wise Parliamentarian, echoes former SAG presidents and supporters Richard Masur, Ed Asner and Barry Gordon with his attention to detail for actors who need a strong voice in next year’s negotiations with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers).

“The difference between Seymour and me is that I’ve spent the last two years trying to unify this guild,” Rosenberg brags to FBLA. “I’ve traveled to 18 of 21 branches across the country trying to get New York and the regional branches to treat Hollywood issues as if they were their own.”
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Cassel, 72, alternatively hopes his 40 years in the movie business will carry some weight, especially with such tough-guy supporters as James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Dennis Hopper.

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