Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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Monday, June 20, 2011

See Zoot Suit and Edward James Olmos

On Wednesday, June 22 at the Million Dollar Theatre at 307 S. Broadway, in Los Angeles, California, the Los Angeles Conservancy's program of Last Remaining Seats presents, Zoot Suit (1981):

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this vivid musical is the filmed version of the play that made Edward James Olmos a star. Olmos reprises his role as the narrator, the mythical “Pachuco,” in this blend of fact and fantasy based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial and Zoot Suit Riots of 1940s Los Angeles.

Daniel Valdez (also reprising his stage role) stars as Henry Reyna, the leader of a group of young Mexican Americans wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Both the play and film were written and directed by Luis Valdez and feature the music of Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrero, the “father of Chicano music.” Print and film still courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Special Program: The evening’s host and panel moderator will be Betto Arcos, independent radio producer and host of KPFK's "Global Village" world music show. Panel discussion with film director Luis Valdez, film stars Edward James Olmos and Rose Portillo, and Dr. Eric Avila, Associate Professor, Chicano Studies, History, and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Falling Skies TNT Tonight

Mark Verheiden, former BSG co-exec producer, talks about his new project, Falling Skies on TNT tonight at 9 p.m. on his blog:

Join us Sunday on TNT, at 9:00PM for the two hour premiere on 6/19, then at 10PM after that.

You got your aliens. You got your resistance fighters. You've got the talents of series creators/executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodat.

Plus! You've got the amazing Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham, Jessy Schram, Seychelle Gabriel, Maxim Knight, Dylan Authors, Connor Jessup, Mpho Koaho, Peter Shinkoda and Dale Dye... plus guest stars Steven Weber, Henry Czerny, Blair Brown and a whole bunch more!

And! There's writing by series creator Robert Rodat, along with Graham Yost, Fred Golin, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Joe Weisberg, and Joel Thompson. And, well, me. Exceptional supervising/producing by Greg Beeman, exceptional line producing by John Ryan, superlative direction by Carl Franklin, Greg Beeman, Fred Toye, Sergio-Mimeca Garcia, Anthony Hemingway and Holly Dale!

Plus Noah Sorota's music! The incredible post crew! Our amazing FX guys! I could go on and on and probably will as time rolls ahead...

This amazing site is a list of links to a plethora of reviews, most good.

I'll be posting as the mood strikes after the show's debut. And keep watching this space for updates re: my other projects (*cof Dark Tower *cof) as the Summer continues...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

BSG on BBC America

Maureen Ryan talked to Mary McDonnell about Battlestar Galactica coming to BBC America on Saturday, June 11th, and about Mary's upcoming staring role in a spin off of TNT's The Closer, called Major Crimes.

Friday, June 03, 2011

More Music from Bear

Bear McCreary has posted some more solo piano videos to YouTube.

Whale Wars

Tonight on Animal Planet the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Battlestar fleet wages war to prevent the Cylons from murdering whales in the Southern Ocean.