October 22, 2007

HC Newsletter - October 22, 2007


Some big news to share about our cast today:

- Chris Messina has been named to Variety's "10 Actors To Watch." Each year Variety, the premier daily magazine covering the entertainment industry, identifies and profiles a handful of actors who it deems as on the verge of breakout success, and Chris recent and forthcoming performances have earned him this coveted accolade. Congratulations, Chris.

- Jeremy Strong has been cast in the lead role in a new off-Broadway play. Starting in January, Jeremy will play the role of Baruch de Spinoza in "New Jerusalem," to be directed by Tony Award-winner Walter Bobbie. The show is about the trial and excommunication of the legendary philosopher Spinoza from Amsterdam in 1656, and apparently it is already creating buzz (though we would assume not because of the comedy). Well done, Mr. Strong.

- Peter Bogdanovich's latest directorial effort, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream," has been released to outstanding reviews. Peter has been working on this documentary, which details the rise of the legendary rock band, for several years, and finally last week it premiered across the country in theaters for a one-night-only event. It is now available everywhere on DVD and will begin airing on the Sundance Channel on October 29th. If you are a fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, it is a must-see.

In addition, the rest of our ensemble of actors continue to be cast in television and film projects. We will continue to keep you appraised of their successes.

As for "Humboldt County" itself, we are currently finalizing its conversion back to 35mm film, as we await word on our festival premier. In the meantime, we have nearly completed the design of our poster, which we will share with you in the coming weeks, soon to be followed by our film website.