This clip features Ed Asner, former president of the Screen Actors Guild at the SAG Solidarity Rally. Recorded 9 June 2008.
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Up is described as a "comedic adventure" starring a 78-year man named Carl Fredricksen, who's "spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest". Due to his age, he thinks life has "passed him by". One day, however, a "twist of fate", and an 8-year old "Wilderness Explorer" named Russell, changes his outlook on life. The pair go on adventures, encountering "wild terrain", "unexpected villains" and "jungle creatures". Distributed by Tubemogul.
This hilarious and award winning short film co-stars Richard "Bull" Moll from NBC's "Night Court,", and is now playing in full on iTunes. Boy-Next-Door was exec produced by Cale Boyter ("The Wedding Crashers," "Elf," "A History of Violence"). Travis Davis ("Slackers") produced, directed, and stars.
Industry icons such as Harold Ramis, Peter Farrelly and Ed Asner have all praised this film, which has enjoyed 3 festival wins, and 33 "official selections" worldwide. Show some indie film love! Watch the entire film now in iTunes' Short Films section for only $1.99.
The tape is always running, and when pilots encounter what they believe are UFOs, the black box aboard every aircraft captures the moment. For the first time, THE UFO FILES reveals actual cockpit and control tower recordings of these sightings. From a detailed account of the 1947 Arnold case, to recent recordings over New England and Texas, to NASA recordings and video from 2005, BLACK BOX UFO SECRETS features interviews with pilots, witness and experts, including UCLA's Joseph Nagy, actor Ed Asner, and pilot/UFO researcher Don Berliner.
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Brian Weathersby (PAUL DANO) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (ED ASNER, JANE ALEXANDER), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man (IAN ROBERTS), a surgeon (ROBERT STANTON), Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (ZOOEY DESCHANEL) when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (JOHN GOODMAN) an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. GIGANTIC is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.
Fra Disney • Pixar kommer nu den eventyrlige komedie OP om den 78-årige ballonsælger, Carl Fredricksen (org. stemme af Ed Asner), der i sit livs efterår opfylder en livslang drøm om det store eventyr. Han binder tusinder af balloner fast til sit hus og så stiger han ellers til vejrs og sætter kursen mod Sydamerikas eventyrlige vildmarker. Men først da det er alt for sent, opdager han, at han har en blind passager med på rejsen; den voldsomt belastende 8-årige ’opdagelsesrejsende’ Russell, der nok er den sidste, Carl ville have inviteret med på sin drømmerejse. Fra den Oscar® nominerede instruktør, Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.), inviterer Disney•Pixar’s dig med OP på en forrygende rejse til en glemt verden i selskab med den mest uharmoniske duo, du kan forestille dig... OP kan opleves i Disney Digital 3-D i udvalgte biografer.
Trailer from a project I’m working on at AMS Pictures, a video production company based in Dallas, Texas. These images & videos are being held here for future use. Info related to this film added below.
ams pictures’ stop the presses: the american newspaper in peril makes television debut on kera-tv national distribution secured
AMS Pictures’ Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril
Makes Television Debut on KERA-TV
National Distribution Secured
DALLAS/FORT WORTH: With newspapers across the nation hemorrhaging journalists as they battle declining advertising sales, increased stockholder pressure and the influence of the Internet, a new television documentary examines the plight of print journalism and the impact on American democracy. Revised and updated since its film festival debut in 2008, Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril makes its American television debut Monday, October 26 at 9:00 p.m. on KERA-TV. The documentary will be distributed nationally by American Public Television early next year.
“This is the only documentary that has been produced on this critical subject,” says newspaperman and filmmaker, Manny Mendoza. “New data by the Project for Excellence in Journalism shows that 10,000 journalists have been laid-off or bought-out since we concluded production of this project in 2008. That means some 14,000 journalists have lost their jobs nationally since 2001.”
Stop the Presses uses interviews with reporters, editors, media critics, journalism professors, students and newspaper readers to document the historic role of newspaper journalists as public watchdogs. Pulitzer Prize winners Ben Bradlee and Anne Hull of The Washington Post, David Carr of The New York Times, Ken Auletta of The New Yorker, humor columnist Dave Barry with The Miami Herald and Ed Asner, TV’s Lou Grant, are among those interviewed for the project. The documentary also incorporates film clips depicting the image of journalists in popular culture from His Girl Friday, Deadline U.S.A., Ace in the Hole, Inherit the Wind, All the President’s Men and The Paper.
The Chicago Sun Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News all filed for bankruptcy protection this year. The Tribune Co. media group filed for bankruptcy in December 2008. “We originally subtitled the film Death of the American Newspaper,” says Producer/Director Mark Birnbaum. “That seemed like hyperbole at the time and we changed it. We could have stayed with the original title because, sadly, that’s what appears to be taking place.”
Stop the Presses made its world premiere amidst critical acclaim at the 2008 AFI-Dallas International Film Festival. The documentary also screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Starz Denver International Film Festival and the Berkeley Video and Film Festival where it was awarded a Gold Medal.
The film has also been screened on numerous college and university campuses. An educational version of the documentary, which includes an accompanying guide for high school and university journalism teachers, is available online at www.amspictures****.
Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril is a production of AMS Pictures and End of Story Films. The documentary was co-produced by Director/Producers Mark Birnbaum and Manny Mendoza with Executive Producer, Andy Streitfeld. Additional information about the documentary is available at www.stopthepressesdoc****.
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From Nicaragua in the 1980s to Tom DeLay in 2006, award-winning filmmaker Mark Birnbaum’s documentaries have probed, celebrated and exposed people to places and personalities from all over the globe. In Larry v. Lockney he tells “a riveting story of good people — on both sides — trying to do the right thing for their children and their town” (Houston Chronicle). The Big Buy, which chronicles the rise and fall of former U.S. House Speaker Tom DeLay, “presents its evidence clearly and with a welcome sense of humor” (New York Times). Current films include Once in a Lifet...
Something’s funny about Jay Leno, Ed Asner returns to Hawaii 5-O over thirty years later, and Dancing With The Stars goes up against The Voice!
I'M SO HAPPY I MET ED ASNER! He's a really, really sweet person! And he's the heart of the film "Up."
We talked about:
Why he joined the cast of "Up"
The beautiful film called "Up"
The sad moments of the film
The funny parts of "Up"
The moral of the story
Actor and activist Ed Asner makes the opening remarks at the 9/11 Symposium: Family Members, First Responders and Experts Speak Out.
Scott Wilson introduces Ed Asner at the gathering of SAG members, there to get informed on the atrocities that are rising against the rank & file SAG membership.
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