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Jack Nicholson’s Fall PR Assignment?

As we all know, Jack Nicholson likes to keep his media mystique at full twinkle by steering clear of talk shows, Hollywood red carpet interviews and all but the rarest of print profile pieces. Still, it’s surprising to find the actor absent from the upcoming feature documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction.

The 86-year-old Stanton is one of Nicholson’s oldest and dearest friends, right up there with Robert Evans and Warren Beatty. Given that the movie’s two show-stopping scenes are casual filmed conversations between Stanton and repeat collaborators David Lynch and Kris Kristofferson, we wondered what efforts were made to secure Jack’s participation.

“Harry personally asked Nicholson to be in the film,” director Sophie Huber told FishbowlNY following a Sunday afternoon screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival attended by Stanton. “But… I’m going to try and get Nicholson to do PR for the film when it comes out later this year as sort of a revenge for not being in it.”

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Kris Kristofferson and Friend Help Out Homeboy Industries

Kris Kristofferson has been friends with singer-songwriter John Flynn for a long time. But when the two step on stage together next month in Malibu, it will mark the first time the pair has officially performed together.

The June 23 7:30 p.m. concert at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theater will benefit Homeboy Industries. Tickets are priced at $45, $75 and a VIP package of $250. That last option, for those able to afford it, includes a post-concert reception with the artists and Homeboy guiding spirit Father Greg Boyle. Flynn’s discovery of Homeboy’s mission connects to another Kristofferson family member:

Flynn first heard about Homeboy Industries when he and Kristofferson’s daughter Kelly swapped their favorite books and he received Father Boyle’s book Tattoos on the Heart. The Pennsylvania singer-songwriter is a longtime leader of New Beginnings, a support group at the state prison in his area, and the “real stories” in Tattoos were a poignant reminder for Flynn of his experiences working with men in the prison system.

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American Film Market Unspools For 29th Time in Santa Monica

The American Film Market, which each year represents the diamonds and the dregs of the film business worldwide, opened its doors for a week at the Santa Monica Loews Beach Hotel on Wednesday with dozens of scurrying international sales reps, low-brow producers and a few dozen media.walken.jpg

The studios usually steer clear of AFM week, leaving it to what some have termed the subcutaneous elements of the film business to ravage about for deals.

This year, market honchos were loving the outlook for the market.

“It should be a great market,” said one buyer, who didn’t want to be named. “There are dozens of great films here this week. How about that phenomenal Walken film?”

The unknown buyer was referring to “The Maiden Heist,” which premieres in Santa Monica starring (Christopher) Walken, Morgan Freeman and William H. Macy and produced by Bob Yari’s The Yari Film Group.

Other premieres expected this week include “The Killing Room” with Tim Hutton, Chloe Sevigny, Nick Cannon and Peter Stormare; and “Powder Blue,” starring Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Liotta and Patrick Swayze.

More than 500 other films, including 102 world premieres and 375 market premieres will be screened during the market, which stretches to Nov. 12.