For Your Consideration | 2006

Comedy, Satire
A parody focusing on the making of an independent movie and its cast who become victims of the dreaded awards buzz.

Cast

... Marilyn Hack

Actor

... Morley Orfkin

Actor

... Victor Allan Miller

Actor

... Jay Berman

Actor

... Corey Taft

Actor

... Whitney Taylor Brown

Actor

... Callie Webb

Actor

... Philip Koontz

Actor

... Lane Iverson

Actor

... Chuck

Actor

... Cindy Martin

Actor

... Martin Gibb

Actor

Company

20th Century Fox Distribution

Production Company

Barking Dog Studios, Santa Monica

Production Company

Castle Rock Entertainment

Production Company

Deluxe Motion Picture Catering

Production Company

Production Company

North Hollywood

Production Company

Synopsis

Debut feature director Jay Berman steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film "Home for Purim," an intimate period drama about a Jewish family's turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying matriarch's favorite holiday. When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that three of the film's stars--faded luminary Marilyn Hack, journeyman actor and former hot dog pitchman Victor Allan Miller, and ingénue Callie Webb--may be perpetrating Award-worthy performances, a rumble of excitement rattles the cast. Once "Hollywood Now" anchors Chuck Porter and Cindy Martin pick up the buzz, Award fever infects the entire production. Unit publicist Corey Taft, talent agent Morley Orfkin, and producer Whitney Taylor Brown all smell the sudden potential for a sleeper hit. As does Sunfish Classics President Martin Gibb, who suggests some last-minute changes that he feels will broaden the film's appeal. Meanwhile, "Purim's" screenwriters, Lane Iverson and Philip Koontz, grow steadily more horrified as they watch the first film adaptation of their work diverge from their original story. As the hopeful "Purim" team careens toward the end of production and the upcoming Award season, tenuous relationships and brittle dreams play out in unexpected ways.

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