Tag Archives: James Toback

“The Artist” kicks off the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: And with that, the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival is underway. “That” being an Opening Night screening of “The Artist” to a packed house at Trustees Theater on Saturday evening. Celebrity guest list included Alec Baldwin, James Toback, and “Artist” co-star James Cromwell, who was gracious and[...]

“Gotti” screenwriter and finance man never approved Exec Producer title

HollywoodNews.com: Exclusive: Both screenwriter James Toback and finance man Salvatore Carpanzano say they never approved a recent announcement naming them Executive Producers of “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.” The movie, still lacking a start date, is in financial trouble as I reported exclusively here first weeks ago. Now I’ve[...]

“Gotti” must meet financial deadlines this week

HollywoodNews.com: As I’ve reported, the “Gotti” movie to be directed by Barry Levinson is problematic at best. Produced by a former federal felon with close mob ties, “Gotti” — according to sources– must meet financial deadlines this week or it won’t be happening. This is a key week, I am[...]

“Gotti” casts for 80 roles

HollywoodNews.com: “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father,” has sent out a casting call for 80 roles. The Barry Levinson-directed film, produced by Marco Fiore aka Marc Fiore (see this column: http://tinyurl.com/5u5mxx9), has also added writer James Toback and a man named Salvatore Carpanzano as executive producers. Toback is highly[...]

Oliver Stone, Ellen Barkin, Alec Baldwin confirmed for Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com:The Savannah Film Festival revealed today that Oliver Stone, Lily Tomlin, James Marsden and Ellen Barkin will be honored at the 14th Annual event, scheduled to be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 in Savannah, Ga. Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Famke Janssen and Universal Pictures President Ron Meyer[...]

Alec Baldwin and James Toback planning a secret film

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin is certainly plotting his post-”30 Rock” life. Not running for mayor of New York, and having feuds with Starbucks and the New York Post, Baldwin is heading back to the movies. I’m told he and writer-director James Toback are planning to shoot an indie film this spring.[...]

Spike Lee directing Mike Tyson pilot for HBO

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Spike Lee and “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin want to get in the ring with Mike Tyson, and HBO is helping to make it happen. The cable network has ordered a pilot for “Da Brick,” a drama that reportedly would be based on the early days of Tyson. THR[...]

Jane Fonda recalls meeting Henry Kissinger in an elevator at Yankee Stadium

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Last night’s screening of the extraordinary documentary about the murder of NFL star Pat Tillman drew some heavyweights including double Oscar winner Jane Fonda, movie star Josh Brolin (he narrates “The Tillman Story”), Kerry Washington, Dick Ebersol, famed cinematographer Ellen Kuras, plus Dan Abrams, Sports Illustrated’s illustrious[...]