Independent Focus

Independent Film Channel

Talk
English     9     1998     USA

Overview

In these insightful one-on-one interviews, the industry’s biggest and brightest join host Elvis Mitchell (film authoritarian and critic for The New York Times) in front of a live audience for an in-depth look at the art of filmmaking and a discussion about their latest and greatest works.

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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself is a 2003 television film for HBO in partnership with City Entertainment and starring Antonio Banderas as Pancho Villa, directed by Bruce Beresford, written by Larry Gelbart and executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Mark Gordon and Larry Gelbart and line produced by Tony Mark. The cast also included Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Michael McKean, Eion Bailey and Alexa Davalos. Maurer, who originally conceived the story and did extensive research, sold the project to HBO and then brought on Gordon and hired Gelbart to write and collaborate on the screenplay. At the time of production, this was the most expensive 2-hour television/cable movie ever made, with a budget of over $30 million. The movie was shot almost entirely on location in and around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The movie garnered nine Emmy nominations including Outstanding made for television movie or miniseries, one Golden Globe nomination for Banderas for Best Performance by an actor in a television movie or miniseries, and won an ALMA award for Outstanding Television Movie or Miniseries as well as Writers Guild Award to Larry Gelbart for Outstanding screenplay for a television movie or miniseries and Maurer and Gordon were nominated for a Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year for Outstanding Television Movie or Miniseries. In addition, Maurer, Gordon, Gelbart and Mark won the 2004 Imagen Award for producing for Best Movie for Television by the Imagen Foundation .

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