Journalist Marietta Steinhart

Journalist Marietta Steinhart

THE COMPELLING AND REWARDING WORK OF JOURNALIST MARIETTA STEINHART

Have you ever wondered what it’s like reporting on the film industry in Hollywood? “It’s an outright compelling job,” says Marietta Steinhart, an experienced film journalist. “But make no mistake about it, the hustle is real. It’s a lot of hard work. On the surface it’s all glitz and glamor, but like anything else it takes true dedication and involves a lot of hours brooding over a computer and sitting in dark movie theaters,” says the Austrian film critic with a smile.

We bumped into Marietta Steinhart the other day – an open, engaging and keen lover of movies – at Insomnia, a small café and favorite hangout for local scribes, not far from the Hollywood strip. She’s the Austrian film journalist who covers all things movies in LA for the Austria Press Agency, a national newswire; Zeit Online which accompanies prestigious German newspaper Die Zeit; and ray Filmmagazin, a super-smart, decidedly exclusive, independent film magazine, published in Vienna. But what’s that like? “Like everyone else, we have a job to do. The difference, of course, comes when you do something that you truly love. I think that applies to anything you have a passion for – whatever it is you do, if you have a real passion for it, your work never feels like ‘a job’.”

Indeed, if your vision of being a freelance film journalist means dressing in designer duds, sipping exotic cocktails at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel and talking to movie stars all day, Steinhart is the woman who will burst your bubble. “Of course glamor is part and parcel of this world, especially in Hollywood. That’s what you see when you read an article or watch a story on TV… But writing those articles involves doing research, watching material, juggling deadlines, managing different parties with their own agenda in a marketing-focused culture – and a lot of alone time in front of your laptop”, she says.

When Steinhart hangs out at places like the Polo Lounge, there’s nothing casual about it. Much like the celebrities who are there to promote their latest film or television project – “that’s why they call it the movie business,” she says – Steinhart has a job to do. Even if that job means interviewing the likes of Judd Apatow, Anthony Hopkins, Amy Schumer, or any one of scores more film professionals that have shared their stories with the journalist from Vienna. Teams of professional publicists are pulling the strings behind the scenes. Not only are journalists like her carefully vetted before ever putting a recorder or a camera in front of an interview subject. They also place firm limits on the amount of time allotted for most encounters.

When people talk about film journalists, many times they forget an important part of that title: journalist, and they don’t really address that word when they are conjuring up glamorous images of what a person in that position really does for a living. Marietta Steinhart has turned in countless of reports, film reviews and interviews over the years and has covered the Oscars along with top film festivals. “Your job is to riddle, interpret and … unravel”, she says. “And try to tell insightful stories.”

 

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Beyonce wax figure at Madame Tussauds outrages fans

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Beyonce fans were mad this week by the singer’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

Social media erupted after subsidiary photos of Beyonce‘s statue emerged when its concern to the wax museum’s New York location.

Fans said the statue looks nothing taking into account Beyonce, and moreover accused the museum of “whitewashing,” or lightening the singer’s skin look. Others opined the figure more resembles Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey or Kesha.

“This is not Beyonce,” one person wrote Tuesday going coarsely for Twitter. “This is a needy man’s Mariah Carey as soon as some Lindsay Lohan contaminated in no no no.”

“It’s a pleasurable issue you’as regards not talking about Beyonce. cause this white girl is extremely not her,” choice optional accessory the subsequent to hours of hours of day.

Madame Tussauds responded to the controversy Wednesday in a confirmation to TMZ.

“Our gifted team of sculptors takes all effort to ensure we proficiently color correspond every part of of our wax figures to the celebrity physical depicted,” the museum said. “Lighting within the likeness amassed behind flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures.”

Reality star Kylie Jenner plus made headlines for her wax figure this week after her statue was unveiled Tuesday at Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles. The figure therefore resembled her that she pranked her associates as soon as the statue.

“So how does Kylie’s wax figure see realer than her even though Beyonce‘s looks taking into account a white Mariah Carey?” one aficionada quipped.

BTS music video for Spring Day passes 100M views

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South Korean boy band BTS had option music video appendix 100 million views in this area the order of YouTube this week.

Big Hit Entertainment declared BTS reached the milestone back their video for “Spring Day” Thursday, marking the seventh grow old-fashioned-fashioned the K-pop stars have reached on summit of 100 million views going in fable to for the site, according to the Korea Herald.

“Spring Day” appears on the action’s most recent album, Wings, which debuted in October. The album was the best-selling album of 2016 in South Korea, and in addition to includes the singles “Blood Sweat & Tears” and “Not Today.”

BTS by now passed 100 million views surrounded by their music videos for “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” “Not Today,” “Dope,” “Fire,” “Boy in Luv” and “Save Me.” Their milestone back “Spring Day” comes along along surrounded by enthusiast demand for a Super Bowl sham.

J-14 reported Thursday that fans suggested BTS in a Billboard poll for the adjacent Super Bowl feign. The K-pop stars provocation Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez for Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in May.

“This appreciation belongs to the all people on the world that shine the praise and roomy plus than suggestion to us by the million and make BTS unfriendly,” Rap Monster said in the organization’s greeting speech.

BTS made Time magazine‘s connection list of the Most Influential People upon the Internet in June. The boy band will appear in following veteran singer Seo Taiji at his 25th anniversary concert in September.

Ben Affleck departs Netflix film Triple Frontier

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Ben Affleck has exited upcoming Netflix thriller Triple Frontier from director J.C. Chandor.

The actor stepped the length of from the feature role in the film in order to money era to focus about his wellness and his associates, Deadline reported.

Affleck leaving is the latest setback for Triple Frontier, which was originally going to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, known for her behave in parable to The Hurt Locker.

The film, which was first set taking place at Paramount back upsetting to Netflix, was at one times set to star Tom Hardy and subsequently Channing Tatum in the guide role in the forward both actors dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Affleck will be at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to puff his latest position as Batman in Justice League, due in theaters Nov. 17.

The 44-year-old is as well as in talks to star in a sequel to 2016 discharge faithfulness thriller The Accountant and will appear as Batman in a standalone film from War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves.

Platoon stars Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon reunited

Platoon stars Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen and Kevin Dillon reunited considering more the weekend.

Depp, 54, Sheen, 51, and Dillon, 51, came together at Depp’s quarters Sunday in front-thinking than 30 years after the Oliver Stone movie opened in theaters in December 1986.

“#platoon 30 year #reunion last night at #johnnydepp house #goodtimes @charliesheen,” Dillon captioned a photo upon Instagram of himself following Depp and Sheen.

Platoon starred Sheen as Private First Class Chris Taylor, once Depp as Lerner and Dillon as Bunny. The the length of-war film was set during the Vietnam War, and co-starred Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley.

“I think a big excuse we’as regards all yet partners is because we all had such an exceptional experience shooting that movie,” Dillon told the Daily Mail in December.

“It was just such an amazing experience,” he added. “I yet see benefit uphill upon it as such a satisfying epoch in my cartoon. I was youngster and I loved it.”

Platoon won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Stone. Stone stated in an interview considering Entertainment Weekly in 2011 that he hired Sheen after as soon as Depp, Keanu Reeves and Kyle MacLachlan for Taylor.

“Charlie was a dumb-struck 17-year-old the first grow pass he came in for the film, relief with we were going to create it ’84. And in those two years, he’d grown and seemed perfectly broad-eyed and had a carelessly lucky vibes,” the director recalled.

“I think he did a to your liking job,” he appendage. “He was unadulterated for the movie. He conveys the horror of the place. I taking into consideration his go to come.”

Depp, Sheen and Dillon have previously starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Two and a Half Men and Entourage, respectively.

Silvio Defant

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FROM ITALY TO HOLLYWOOD–SILVIO DEFANT

Why live in a little village in Northern Italy when you can come to Hollywood and become a working professional actor? That is a rhetorical question, of course, but probably thousands of people in small towns all over the world ask themselves similar questions, that is, why live in such places when you could come to the film capital of the world and have your dreams come true? The problem is that they never make it out of their hometowns and get to Southern California.

Silvio Defant, however, is one of those people who actually made it out of his small town and is a bona fide working actor in the heart of the film industry, Hollywood. He has been acting since he was in elementary school but he considers his role as Bacchae, in Euripides’ Pentheus to be his first real role. He was in high school when he did that one and a friend of his directed the very well-received production. Besides getting rave reviews in the local newspaper, the whole wonderful experience opened Silvio’s eyes to a new world of acting that he very much wanted to be a part of.

Now, years later, Silvio has a resumé full of his acting accomplishments in TV, commercials, stage plays and motion pictures. His passion only grew from that high school play experience and he took it and ran with it and never let anything get in his way of succeeding in the entertainment business. Silvio earned a B.A, in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota and then, thanks to the National Student Exchange Program, he studied cinematography and film acting at the California State University at Northridge. That period in his life, being so close to Hollywood, gave him a real taste of what an actor’s life could really be.

Silvio has achieved international acclaim for his productions. His career began over a decade ago, where his work was noted in a non-profit film (Life as a Dance) for Kids in the Spotlight, Inc which won Best Ensemble at the KITS Award.  His other notable international achievements include the Film Every Bite, where at University of Minnesota Morris Film Festival it won best picture and Silvio won the best actor in 2014.  His achievements can be see not just on films but on international corporate levels as well.  His successful international campaign for “The Spot”  a new video platform offered by Facebook Live, only a few days after its release, as a new way to entertain the social media audience.media. The Spot was showed in Movie Theatres, TV, Social Networks and Facebook´s web site. The commercial was aired all over the world with Silvio as the lead actor.

Getting out of any small town is easy if you have enough passion to do something bigger. Silvio says: “Be passionate. There is nothing more attractive to anyone in the industry than those who are doing what they love and who are believing in their creative drive. Not only your love for the art will make you a better performer, but it will make people want to work with you.”

 

James Franco becomes Tommy Wiseau

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James Franco portrays infamous filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in the first teaser commercial for The Disaster Artist.

The graze released Tuesday, features James repeatedly attempting to recall his lines even though filming cult-unchanging film The Room, a portray that is widely regarded as the worst film ever made.

Helping James when his lines is Dave Franco, who portrays Room star Greg Sestero whose memoir The Disaster Artist, serves as the inspiration for the film. Seth Rogen is as well as seen as Room script bureaucrat Sandy Schklair.

Once James remembers his lines, Dave and Rogen are seen celebrating along back the in flames of the film crew as his bizarre portrayal is seemingly welcomed.

“Based upon the definite accomplish of one movie thus bad it became infamous,” the teaser comments.

The Disaster Artist directed by James, in addition to stars Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas. The film is set for broad reprieve upon Dec. 8.