This photographer has become best-known for his classically spare homoerotic images, as well as for portraits and high-profile advertising campaigns. Since the late 1980s, he has also been delving int...
Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher has been snubbed by the Emmy Awards--three of her castmates will be competing for the Best Comedy Actress Award without her.
Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria Parker have all been shortlisted for the prestigious prize at this year's TV awards--but Hatcher's name was noticeably missing from the semifinalists.
Web site GoldDerby.com reveals that the other actresses vying to take home the award include America Ferrera, Tina Fey, Christina Applegate, Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah Silverman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel.
Also announced were the top 10 stars who will compete in the Best Supporting Drama Actor category. Last year's winner, Lost star Terry O'Quinn, was missing from the list, which was led by his castmates Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson.
Other actors to be shortlisted include William Shatner, Ted Danson, T.R. Knight, Christian Clemenson, Bruce Dern, Zeljko Ivanek, John Slattery, Blair Underwood and Jake Weber.
The awards will be handed out on Sept. 6.
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Sundance Film Festival officials have announced entries for dramatic, documentary and "American Spectrum" categories of the 2004 festival, which runs Jan. 15 through Jan. 25 in Park City, Utah.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the competitive categories at this year's festival include big-name actors appearing in films by relatively unknown directors, and a record-breaking number of projects from black filmmakers and projects influenced by Sept. 11:
Actor Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, star alongside hip-hop artist Mos Def in The Woodsman, directed by Nicole Kassel. It revolves around a convicted pedophile who returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and tries to start a new life.
Courteney Cox Arquette stars in November, directed by Greg Harrison, about a Los Angeles photographer who struggles to put the tragic circumstances of her boyfriend's death behind her.
John Curran's Adultery, starring Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts, follows two couples who are friends and whose relationships are intertwined.
Writer/director Rodney Evans' Brother to Brother is about an 18-year-old, gay, black artist who discovers the hidden legacies of gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance. The film is one of a dozen projects that center on the black experience or are by black filmmakers--the most ever on a Sundance roster, according to the Reporter.
"We have 12 features that are either about, produced by or directed by African-American filmmakers," Festival director Geoff Gilmore said. "What's good is that it indicates that there are a lot of African-American filmmakers working in the independent arena because these are works that would not have been made for studios. It's really of interest to me to see a whole range of people now trying to produce independent work."
Gilmore added that some of the entries in this year's festival are the first generation of post-Sept. 11 films. "These are films by filmmakers that were entirely conceived, developed and then produced following those events," Gilmore told the Reporter. "The insularity of America pre-Sept. 11 and the assuredness that existed in the world at that time followed by the anxiety that exists in the world we are in now. These are films about trying to find things out."
The lineup for the festival's remaining categories and the opening night film are expected to be announced later today. Short films appearing at the festival will be announced Dec. 8.
The Best Thief in the World, Jacob Kornbluth
Book of Love, Alan Brown
Brother to Brother, Rodney Evans
Chrystal, Ray McKinnon
Down to the Bone, Debra Granik
Easy, Jane Weinstock
Evergreen, Enid Zentelis
Garden State, Zach Braff
Harry and Max, Christopher Munch
Maria Full of Grace, Joshua Marston
Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess
November, Greg Harrison
One Point O, Jeff Renfroe, MarteinnThorsson
Primer, Shane Carruth
Adultery, John Curran
The Woodsman, Nicole Kassell
A Place of Our Own, Stanley Nelson
Born Into Brothels, Ross Kauffman, ZanaBriksi
Chisholm '72 -- Unbought & Unbossed, Shola Lynch
Dig, Ondi Timoner
Farmingville, Catherine Tambini, Carlos Sandoval
The Fight, Barak Goodman
Heir to an Execution, Ivy Meeropol
Home of the Brave, Paola di Florio
I Like Killing Flies, Matt Mahurin
Imelda, Ramona S. Diaz
In the Realms of the Unreal, Jessica Yu
Deadline, Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson
Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army, Robert Stone
Persons of Interest, Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse
Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock
Word Wars, Julian Petrillo
CSA: Confederate States of America, Kevin Willmott
Dandelion, Mark Milgard
Dirty Work, David Sampliner
Everyday People, Jim McKay
Lbs., Matthew Bonifacio
Let the Church Say Amen, David Petersen
Mean Creek, Jacob Aaron Estes
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky
MVP, Harry Davis
Open Water, Chris Kentis
Second Best, Eric Weber
September Tapes, Christian Johnston
Speak, Jessica Sharzer
Began photographing advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein
Helmed the Chet Baker documentary "Let's Get Lost"
Had first group show as photographer in NYC
Moved to New York
Made the quasi-documentary "Chop Suey"
Had first Los Angeles show
First solo photography show (NYC)
Directed first film, boxing documentary "Broken Noses"
Photographed numerous commercial campaigns in the 1990s, including those for Calvin Klein underwear
Received first German and London shows
Directed the short film "Backyard Movie"
This photographer has become best-known for his classically spare homoerotic images, as well as for portraits and high-profile advertising campaigns. Since the late 1980s, he has also been delving into the world of documentary filmmaking. Bruce Weber moved to New York at age 20, attending NYU and The New School while polishing his photographic technique. His participated in his first group show in 1973 and landed his first solo show a year later.
Weber's photos--mostly portraits and nudes of male models and friends--were also seen in magazines, with his canvas enlarging from ROCK'N'FOLK to THE SOHO WEEKLY NEWS to GQ. In the late 70s, Weber began photographing ads for Calvin Klein and his nearly-naked, sometimes odd-looking, eroticized male and female models shocked, titillated and sometimes disgusted the public. He has also photographed numerous campaigns for Ralph Lauren, featuring less bizarre, more covered models. Weber's editorial portrait work has also been seen regularly in such high-gloss magazines as VANITY FAIR, VOGUE, INTERVIEW and others. His work has been seen in shows worldwide, and Weber has compiled more than half a dozen books.
Weber turned to film with the boxing documentary "Broken Noses" (1987), which concentrated on Portland-area boxer and trainer Andy Minsker. His next, a documentary on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, "Let's Get Lost" (1989), garnered much acclaim at film festivals and earned positive critical reviews. This dark, intense examination of Baker's "cool, west coast jazz," his life and struggle with drugs was a far cry from the air-brushed underwear models for which Weber had become best-known. In 1992, Weber released a nine-minute short, "Backyard Movie," which consisted of old home movies supplemented by the director's own childhood fantasies. Three years later came the experimental short "Gentle Giants", a tribute to the Newfoundland breed of dog.
New School for Social Research
The Hun School, Princeton University
Art and Film School, New York University
"Let's Get Lost" subject Chet Baker died in a mysterious fall from a window in 1988, before the film was released.
"When you photograph someone you're kind of tied to them for life, and Diane [Arbus] felt that connection intensely--her involvement with the people she photographed was very heroic. I remember seeing her right before she died and she seemed completely drained from being connected with her work in that way." --Bruce Weber, quoted in Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1991.