Posted: November 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Films | Tags: , | Comments Off on TRON LEGACY Concept Art

Some early concept art from around 2006.

I’ll be posting more soon, including cycles, vehicles and other assets.


PGA – Coco Before Chanel Screening

Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – Coco Before Chanel Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to an Exclusive, Pre-Release Screening of

Sony Pictures Classics presents


Produced by Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Philippe Carcassonne, Simon Arnal.

Written and Directed by Anne Fontaine.

Starring Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Benoit Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain.

A little girl who is sent with her sister to an orphanage in the heart of France, who waits in vain every Sunday for her father to come for her…

A cabaret performer with a weak voice who sings to an audience of drunken soldiers…

A humble seamstress, who stitches hems at the back of a provincial tailor’s shop…

A young, skinny courtesan, to whom protector Etienne Balsan offers a safe haven, amongst the idle and decadent…

A woman in love who knows she will never be anyone’s wife, refusing marriage to even Boy Capel, the man who returned her love…

A rebel who finds the conventions of her time oppressive, and instead dresses in her lovers’ clothes…

This is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

Running time: 105 minutes

Release Date: September 25, 2009

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking

Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00pm, Sony Screening Room, 550 Madison Avenue, at 55th St.


Posted: September 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – BRIGHT STAR Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to a Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of

Apparition presents


Followed by a Conversation with Producer Jan Chapman, moderated by PGA East Chair John Hadity

Produced by Jan Chapman & Caroline Hewitt

Written and Directed by Jane Campion

Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion.

This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general.

It was the illness of Keats’s younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny’s efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry.

By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’s best friend Brown realised their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum.

Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept into powerful new sensations, “I have the feeling as if I were dissolving”, Keats wrote to her.

Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that deepened as their troubles mounted. Only Keats’s illness proved insurmountable.

Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street


Posted: September 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – THE BOYS ARE BACK Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to a Pre-Release, ALL-GUILD Screening + Q&A of

Miramax Films presents


Followed by a Conversation with Director Scott Hicks and Actor Clive Owen

Produced by Greg Brenman & Tim White

Directed by Scott Hicks

Written by Allan Cubitt

Starring Clive Owen

Inspired by a true story, THE BOYS ARE BACK is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood, that intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life.

It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter (Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner CLIVE OWEN) who, in the wake of his wife’s tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood.

With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: “just say yes.”

Raising two boys – a curious six year-old (NICHOLAS MCANULTY) and a rebel teen (GEORGE MACKAY) from a previous marriage — in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless . . . and on the constant verge of disaster.

Running Time: 100 minutes

Release Date: September 25, 2009

Rated PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements

As a courtesy to Mr. Hicks and Mr. Owen, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.

Monday, September 21 at 7:30pm, Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway at 68th Street

PGA – The Informant! Screening

Posted: September 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – The Informant! Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to a Pre-Release, ALL-MEDIA Screening of

Warner Brothers Pictures presents


Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Jennifer Fox*, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein & Kurt Eichenwald

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale & Melanie Lynskey

*PGA member

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland aka ADM, Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower.

Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion.

But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent.

Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn’t been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers.

Whitacre’s ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre’s active imagination.

Running time: 105 minutes

Release Date: September 18, 2009

Rated R for language

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00pm & 8:30pm, AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway at 68th St.


Posted: September 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – THE BURNING PLAIN Screening

The PGA East Screening Committee invites you to an Exclusive, Pre-Release Screening of

Magnolia Pictures presents


Produced by Walter Parkes* & Laurie Macdonald*

Written and Directed by Guillermo Arriaga

*PGA member

THE BURNING PLAIN is a romantic mystery about a woman who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life.

Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within.

When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia journeys through space and time that connects her to various disparate characters, all of whom grapple with their own romantic destinies.

In Mexico, a young motherless girl lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all.

In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers find love in the aftermath of their parents’ sudden deaths.

In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, played by Kim Basinger, embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.

Running time: 111 minutes

Release Date: September 18, 2009

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language

Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00pm, The Broadway Screening Room, 1619 Broadway

PGA – WALT & EL GRUPO Screening

Posted: August 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films, PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – WALT & EL GRUPO Screening

The PGA East Diversity, Documentary, and Screening Committees invite you to a Screening of

Walt Disney Pictures presents


Produced by Kuniko Okubo

Written and Directed by Theodore Thomas

In 1941, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration had growing concerns about the rise of Nazi and Fascist influence within the nations of Latin America.

The White House called on Hollywood to help shore up relations between the Americas and, in August of that year, Walt Disney and a handpicked mini-studio embarked on a Latin America goodwill tour.

This watershed moment in the life of one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th Century is examined through the lens of consummate documentarians – Theodore Thomas and Kuniko Okubobringing – to life the colors, sights, and sounds of a pre-War South America, while relating the never-before-told story of the artistic regeneration of Walt Disney, his closest colleagues, and the studio that continues Disney’s legacy to this day.

The film time travels in Disney’s footsteps, through the use of personal letters and stunning artwork from the trip, remembrances by descendants and survivors, and extraordinary newly discovered footage.

Running time: 106 minutes, Release Date: September 11, 2009

Rated PG for historical smoking. .

Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm, Dolby 88 Screening Room, 1350 Avenue of Americas

Monsters vs Aliens

Posted: March 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Films | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Monsters vs Aliens

We screened Monsters vs Aliens last night at the DGA theater as part of our Friends and Family screenings. The animated film from Dreamworks is in Dolby Real 3D (Digital) and is also being distributed in IMAX.

The film itself was fun and entertaining, the kids enjoyed it. Its not a sequel to the original Monsters, Inc. movie, which I think some people thought it was. The characters are well done with several rather funny parodies of other “monsters”, including the “50 foot Woman”, “The Fly”, “Creature from Black Lagoon”, the “Blob” and “Mothra” (of Godzilla/Toho films). There is also a bit of “Independence day”…

Reese Witherspoon, as Susan, does a great job voicing her character and Stephen Colbert, as President, lends some funny humor as well.


Many thanks to Dreamworks for providing the screening, to the DGA Theater staff and the PGA / DGA volunteers who helped.