I have added captures of Emmanuelle from the movie and the special features in the “Cadallic Records” DVD. Check out the captures by clicking on the thumbnails below.
Two romantic comedies, “Coach” and “Taking Chances” have been picked up by Lightning Entertainment. The Santa Monica-based production and distribution company will debut the films in Cannes, Lightning’s co-presidents Rich Goldberg and Richard S. Guardian announced Monday. The deal for “Coach” was negotiated by Rich Goldberg and Lightning corporate counsel Megan Holstein on behalf of Lightning and Lemore Syvan on behalf of Yeah Players Films. “Taking Chances” was acquired by Lightning Senior VP of Acquisitions Joseph Dickstein who negotiated with Megan Holstein on behalf of Lightning with Larry Furlong and Kyle Dean Jackson on behalf of Two Roads Entertainment and Tunnel, Inc.
“Taking Chances,” screening in the Marche du Film, is directed by Talmage Cooley from a script by Annie Nocenti. In the film, Chase Revere (Justin Long) discovers that a Native American casino is about to be built in his decaying hometown. As the self-appointed protector of the small town’s rather meager place in American history, Chase joins forces with a wild but sexy girl (Emmanuelle Chriqui) to launch an all-out war against the project. Along the way, the duo earn the wrath of the entire town – whose well-meaning but simple citizens believe that the casino will save their local economy – and get an education about hope, love, heartbreak and how history is really written.
From Indie Wire
This week, the Environmental Media Association’s Young Hollywood Board is putting on the gloves and digging deep in support of organic gardening in Los Angeles-area schools. Celebs on the Board, including Nicole Richie, Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson, members of Maroon 5, Amy Smart, Matthew Rhys, Emily VanCamp and Emmanuelle Chriqui, will each adopt an area school, help with the planting, and check in with their gardens during the school year, explains People.
The project is the product of a newly-formed partnership between the EMA and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s School Gardens program, and personal care brand Yes To Inc. The launch event is scheduled for tomorrow morning at Hollywood’s Helen Bernstein High School, and the program will take root over the next several months.
Just how much dirt Richie et al will actually get under their fingernails remains to be seen, but Bass for one is pretty stoked: “Organic gardens are so important, especially in urban areas where many students would otherwise never see any greenery. I hope that the support will help them to grow and flourish in Los Angeles.”
Emmanuelle was at the “Peace Please” benefit last night in Los Angeles where she was photographed with good friend and former co-star Lance Bass. I have uploaded 3 photos from the event, which you can check out by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
Back for its 11th year, the annual CineVegas Film Festival announced its opening night selection today along with eight other films that will have their world premieres at the festival held June 10 – 15 at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theatres.
The festival will kick off on June 10 with the world premiere of Saint John of Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Directed and written by Hue Rhodes, the appropriately titled film features a Vegas setting and an impressive cast including Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage, Romany Malco and Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Buscemi stars as the titular John, an ex-gambler turned fraud investigator who returns to Las Vegas with a co-worker to investigate a claim by a wheelchair-bound stripper hoping to recover $200,000 in lost lap dance payments. It’d be hard to find a more fitting film to open CineVegas’ 2009 festival.
“The independent film industry is going through a transitional period right now as innovative filmmakers must find new ways to get movies made and seen, which is why CineVegas is thrilled to open our 2009 Festival with Saint John of Las Vegas,” said Artistic Director Trevor Groth. “Not only is it a fantastic comedy with a phenomenal cast, including Steve Buscemi who is pound-for-pound the world’s greatest actor, but it was made by a forward thinking company, IndieVest, whose revolutionary approach to film financing and distribution just might be laying the groundwork for future generations.”
Saint John’s red carpet premiere will launch six days of world premieres, short films, documentaries and locally-produced films at the Palms.
In CineVegas’ “Jackpot Premieres” category eight world premieres will screen as part of the festival’s narrative competition: Rania Ajami’s Asylum Seekers tells the story of six people near mental breakdown who try to check themselves into an insane asylum where there is only room for one; Daylight, from David Barker, is about a pregnant woman who has to fight for her life after she’s taken hostage; Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s Easier with Practice, which follows the true story of a long-distance relationship between a writer and a mysterious woman; Etienne!, a story of friendship between a man and a dwarf hampster; thriller Godspeed set in the half-light of Alaska summer night; Patrick Hoelck’s love story Mercy staring Scott Cann, Erika Christensen, Dylan McDermott and James Caan; Patriotville from director Talmage Cooley; and Asiel Norton’s film about surviving rural isolation during the Great Depression, Redland.
These eight are just a few of the that will screen during the 11th Annual CineVegas Film Festival, which will also feature the red carpet premiere of Where Da Girls At? a short film produced by local members of the Boys & Girls Club with the help of Vegas professionals working with the students at the CineVegas Clubhouse.
From Las Vegas Weekly
Emmanuelle was the special screening of the film “Yentl” for the Films That Changed The World Screening this past weekend. I have uploaded 48 photos of Emmanuelle at the event, which you can view by clicking on the thumbnails below!
I have uploaded captures from 2 more of Emmanuelle’s projects. The first set of captures are from the TV movie “Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County” which aired in 1998. Emmanuelle plays the character Renee and sadly dies later in the movie… The captures are LQ, but they have never been seen before anywhere on the internet, so you can see them here exclusively! The second set of captures are from Emmanuelle’s role in the TV show “Jake 2.0″. Emmanuelle was playing the daughter of a drug lord and the episode had some really good plot turns. You can view the captures from both of these projects by clicking on the thumbnails below.
I have updated our photo gallery today with more than 1,700 captures of Emmanuelle in “Waltzing Anna” and the special features from the DVD. You can click on the thumbnails below to see all the new captures.
According to Variety this will be Em’s next project alongside one of my girls, Jessica Szohr.
Brittany Snow is toplining indie drama “Walks” along with RZA, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jessica Szohr and Rumer Willis.
Eric Amadio is directing from his own script, and is producing alongside Mike Warner, Jonathan Sachar and Patrick Durham. The film is a co-production between Final Cut Collective and Durham/Sachar Prods., and is being financed by Morningstar Films. Production will start in May in Gotham.
Taking place in the world of underground street art, the story centers on a circle of young New Yorkers coming together for the homecoming of a convicted graffiti artist.
Emmanuelle and her “Women In Trouble” co-stars including Marley Shelton, Cameron Richardson and Carla Gugino to name a few, were in Texas at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival to attend a screening of the film. I have uploaded 19 photos of Emmanuelle at the event – check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below!