John Michael Turturro is an Italian-American character actor and filmmaker known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and four entries in the Transformers film series, most The Last Knight. He has appeared in over sixty films and has worked with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee. An Emmy Award winner, Turturro has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. John Turturro was born in the son of Katherine Florence and Nicholas Turturro, his mother was born in the U. S. to Italian parents with roots in Sicily, was an amateur jazz singer, who had worked in a naval yard during World War II. His father had immigrated to the United States from Giovinazzo, Italy, at age six and worked as a carpenter and construction worker before joining the U. S. Navy during the war. Serving as a sailor, he was with the D-Day fleet supporting the landing operations of Allied troops in Normandy, France, in 1944.
Turturro was raised a Roman Catholic and moved to the Rosedale section of Queens, New York with his family, when he was six. He majored in Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz, completed his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. Turturro's first film appearance was a non-speaking extra role in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed Raging Bull, he created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 1983. He won an Obie Award. Turturro had a notable supporting role in William Friedkin's action film To Live and Die in L. A. as the henchman of the villainous counterfeiter played by Willem Dafoe. Spike Lee liked Turturro's performance in Five Corners so much that he cast him in Do the Right Thing; this movie was the first of a long-standing collaboration between the director and Turturro, which includes work together on a total of nine films—more than any other actor in the Lee oeuvre-- including Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, He Got Game, Summer of Sam, She Hate Me, Miracle at St. Anna.
Turturro has appeared in both comedy and drama films, engaged in an extended collaboration with the Coen Brothers—he appeared in their films Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Turturro has appeared in several of Adam Sandler's movies, such as Mr. Deeds and You Don't Mess with the Zohan, he played a disturbed patient of Jack Nicholson's character in the comedy Anger Management and played Johnny Depp's character's antagonist in Secret Window. Turturro hosted Saturday Night Live in 1994, where he spoofed his then-recently made film, Quiz Show, being told he was ineligible to host unless he answered questions in a booth and if he failed, the honor of hosting would go to Joey Buttafuoco, backstage to witness Turturro's test, he won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Adrian Monk's brother Ambrose in the USA Network series Monk, reprised the role on numerous occasions. He has been nominated and won many awards from film organizations such as Screen Actors Guild, Cannes Film Festival, Golden Globes and others.
Turturro produced and directed, as well as acted in, the film Illuminata, which starred his wife, actress Katherine Borowitz. He directed the film Romance and Cigarettes. In 2006 he appeared in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, as the Sector 7 agent Seymour Simmons in four films of the Transformers live-action series. In 2010, he directed Passione, which chronicles the rich musical heritage of Italy, his stage directorial debut was in October 2011, with the Broadway play Relatively Speaking, in which he guided an ensemble of veteran actors in a production of three comedic one-act plays, written by Elaine May, Woody Allen and Ethan Coen. The cast included Marlo Thomas, Mark Linn-Baker and Steve Guttenberg. Turturro's fifth directorial film Fading Gigolo premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September 2013. Turturro acts in the film alongside Woody Allen, who played a novice pimp overseeing the sex work of Turturro's character. During a September 2013 interview, Turturro expressed his intention to draw parallels between sex work and acting, explaining that the latter is a "service business" in which actors are "acting out people's wishes or fantasies."
In March 2014, Turturro received the Career Achievement tribute and award at the 31st Edition of the Miami International Film Festival at the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami. Turturro's brother is actor Nicholas Turturro. Artist Ralph Turturro and film director Richard Termini, actress Aida Turturro are his cousins, he has two sons: Diego, with his wife, actress Katherine Borowitz. John Turturro participates as a member of the Jury for the New York International Children's Film Festival, dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18. In January 2011, Turturro received his Italian passport, holds dual Italian and U. S. citizenship. He has lived in Park Slope since 1988. Cars 2: The Video Game, 2011, as Francesco Bernoulli World War Z, 2007, as Serosha Garcia Alvarez NBA on TNT, as Claude X John Turturro on IMDb John Turturro at the Internet Broadway Database John Turturro at Internet Off-Broadway Database John Turturro at AllMovie
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick Bacon is an American actress and director. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010; the series ended following the completion of its seventh season. She is known for her recurring role as Madeline Wuntch on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sedgwick was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in Something to Talk About. Sedgwick's other film roles include Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, Cameron Crowe's Singles and Souls, What's Cooking, Secondhand Lions, The Game Plan, The Possession, she has one of the starring roles in the critically acclaimed 2016 comedy-drama movie The Edge of Seventeen. Sedgwick was born in New York City, the daughter of Patricia, a speech teacher and educational/family therapist, Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist, her father was Episcopalian and of English heritage, her mother was Jewish.
Sedgwick has stated that she participates in Passover seders. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody, William Ellery, Samuel Appleton, John Lathrop, of Boston, is the great-granddaughter of Henry Dwight Sedgwick III, thus the corresponding niece to his brother Ellery Sedgwick, owner/editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Sedgwick is a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick, half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern, the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, a niece of the writer John Sedgwick, she is the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer-songwriter brother Justin Nozuka. Sedgwick's parents separated when she was four, divorced when she was six. Sedgwick went to high school with Matthew Broderick; when both were guests on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, both revealed they dated on and off. Broderick went as far to say he knows Sedgwick's mother well. Sedgwick graduated from Friends Seminary and attended Sarah Lawrence College before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a theater degree.
Sedgwick made her debut at the age of 16 on the television soap opera Another World as Julia Shearer, troubled granddaughter of Liz Matthews. In 1988, she made a strong impression in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky. During the 1990s, she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including Singles and Souls, Something to Talk About, Phenomenon, in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character, she starred in the Emmy Award–winning 1992 made-for-TV film Miss Rose White as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity. She played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's Secondhand Lions and Stella Peck in the 2007 film The Game Plan, she starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film The Woodsman. She dubbed the voice of Batwoman in the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. Sedgwick starred in the television series The Closer from 2005 to 2012. In 2007, she began earning US$300,000 per episode. Over the life of the series, she was nominated for and won several awards for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson.
She received a Golden Globe award in 2007 for her performance as lead actress and won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010. In 2009, Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television; the Closer ended following the completion of its seventh season. A sequel series starring most of the same cast called. Sedgwick produced the television series Proof for TNT, she is featured in the TV series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ portraying the character of ‘Commissioner Wuntch’. Sedgwick married actor Kevin Bacon on September 4, 1988. Sedgwick learned in 2011, via her appearance on the U. S. TV show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, that Bacon and she are 9th cousins, once removed; the couple have Travis Sedgwick Bacon and Sosie Ruth Bacon. The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Sedgwick and Bacon lost part of their savings in the Ponzi scheme of infamous swindler Bernard Madoff. 2005: Received the Copper Wing Tribute Award presented to her during the Phoenix Film Festival. 2009, June 8: Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame receiving a star for her contribution to Television located at 6356 Hollywood, Blvd. – the 2,384th star presented to her by the President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leron Gubler.
2013: Honored with the President's Award by the Society of Camera Operators. 2017: Received the John Cassavetes Award presented to her during the Denver International Film Festival. Kyra Sedgwick on IMDb Kyra Sedgwick on Twitter Kyra Sedgwick at TV.com Kyra Sedgwick at AllMovie Kyra Sedgwick at Hollywood Walk of Fame Kyra Sedgwick at Internet Broadway Database Kyra Sedgwick at Internet Off-Broadway Database "Kyra Sedgwick". TV Tropes
Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker and author. He is best known for his work on capitalism. Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Bowling for Columbine, which examined the supposed causes of the Columbine High School massacre and the overall gun culture of the United States, he directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which earned $119,194,771 to become the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time; the film won the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes film festival. His documentary Sicko, which examines health care in the United States, is one of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections, he has written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical news-magazine television series, The Awful Truth, a satirical show.
In 2018 he released his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, a documentary about the 2016 United States presidential election and the subsequent presidency of Donald Trump. Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system and capitalism overall. In 2005, Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people. Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint and raised in Davison by parents Helen Veronica, a secretary, Francis Richard "Frank" Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker. At that time, the city of Flint was home to many General Motors factories, where his parents and grandfather worked, his uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint sit-down strike. Moore was brought up Catholic, has Irish and English ancestry, he attended parochial St. John's Elementary School for primary school and attended St. Paul's Seminary in Saginaw, for a year.
He attended Davison High School, where he was active in both drama and debate, graduating in 1972. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. At the age of 18, he was elected to the Davison school board. At the time he was the youngest person elected to office in the U. S. as the minimum age to hold public office had just been lowered to 18. Moore dropped out of the University of Michigan–Flint following his first year. At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it expanded to cover the entire state. Popstar Harry Chapin is credited with being the reason the magazine was able to start by performing benefit concerts and donating the money to Moore. Moore crept backstage after a concert to Chapin's dressing room and convinced him to do a concert and give the money to him. Chapin subsequently did a concert in Flint every year. In 1986, when Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, The Michigan Voice was shut down by the investors and he moved to California.
After four months at Mother Jones, Moore was fired. Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard reported this was for refusing to print an article by Paul Berman, critical of the Sandinista human rights record in Nicaragua. Moore refused believing it to be inaccurate. "The article was flatly wrong and the worst kind of patronizing bullshit. You would scarcely know from it that the United States had been at war with Nicaragua for the last five years."Moore believes that Mother Jones fired him because of the publisher's refusal to allow him to cover a story on the GM plant closings in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He responded by putting laid-off GM worker Ben Hamper on the magazine's cover, leading to his termination. Moore sued for wrongful dismissal, settled out of court for $58,000, providing him with seed money for his first film, Roger & Me; the 1989 film, Roger & Me, was Moore's first documentary about what happened to Flint, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico, where the workers were paid much less.
Since Moore has become known as a critic of the neoliberal view of globalization. "Roger" is Roger B. Smith, former CEO and President of General Motors. Harlan Jacobson, editor of Film Comment magazine, said that Moore muddled the chronology in Roger & Me to make it seem that events that took place before G. M.'s layoffs were a consequence of them. Critic Roger Ebert defended Moore's handling of the timeline as an artistic and stylistic choice that had less to do with his credibility as a filmmaker and more to do with the flexibility of film as a medium to express a satiric viewpoint. Moore made a follow-up 23-minute documentary film, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, that aired on PBS in 1992, it is based on Me. The film's title refers to Rhonda Britton, a Flint, Michigan resident featured in both the 1989 and 1992 films, who sells rabbits as either pets or meat. Moore's 1995 satirical film, Canadian Bacon, features a fictional U. S. president engineering a fake war with Canada in order to boost his popularity.
It is noted for containing a number of Canadian and American stereotypes, for being Moore's only non-documentary film. The film is one of the last featuring Canadian-born actor John Candy and features a number of cameos by other Canadian actors. In the film, several potential enemies for
Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is an American comedian, actor and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Viva Variety, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Michael & Michael Have Issues, Another Period, he appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times. He released his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009, has since released six more, in addition to four books for adults. Black was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jill and Robert Schwartz, a store owner and an executive, respectively, his family is Jewish. He grew up in New Jersey, where he attended Hillsborough High School, his parents divorced. His birth name, Schwartz, is derived from the German word schwarz, he changed his name to Michael Ian Black to avoid confusion with the actor Mike Schwartz. Black began his career as a member of the comedy group The State and was featured on the television show of the same name on MTV, he continued working with members of that group on the show Viva Variety in the role of "Johnny Bluejeans", in the film Wet Hot American Summer, directed by frequent collaborator David Wain.
Black appeared on VH1's I Love the... series, his comedy troupe Stella, in various TV series and films. He was the voice actor for the Pets.com sock puppet, was featured in commercials for Sierra Mist, hosted the first season of NBC's hidden-camera show Spy TV, made several appearances in the film Big Helium Dog, had a supporting role on the NBC dramedy Ed. His dry, sarcastically irreverent commentary on pop culture artifacts on VH1's I Love the'70s/'80s/'90s/New Millennium series added to his and the shows' popularity. Black stated several times on the show that he felt as if he was "doomed to an eternity of doing the I Love the... series". He made fun of himself for being a Jewish-American and sarcastically enforcing Jewish stereotypes. Black is a poker enthusiast and appeared in five episodes of Celebrity Poker Showdown beginning in 2003, playing for the Endeavor House charity. In 2004 and 2006 he played for the charity MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. In 2006, he came in third. Black was praised for his humor and his skilled poker play by Dave Foley, host of Celebrity Poker Showdown, by poker experts Phil Gordon and Phil Hellmuth.
In the latter part of 2004, he acted as guest host of CBS's The Late Late Show while auditioning for the permanent hosting role. He was a finalist for the position, but the job went to Craig Ferguson, he is an occasional contributor to the online edition of McSweeney's, where he writes a column titled "Michael Ian Black Is a Very Famous Celebrity". Black, along with fellow State members Michael Showalter and David Wain, co-starred in and cowrote the Comedy Central series Stella, a television adaptation of their popular stage show; the ten-episode first season was not renewed for a second season. Black wrote the screenplays for two feature film comedies -- Fat Boy, Run. Black directed Wedding Daze which stars Jason Biggs, Joe Pantoliano, Isla Fisher. Black has some minor screen credits, he appeared twice on the Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor, was a guest voice on Seth Green's stop-motion show Robot Chicken, did a bit for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. He appeared on the Comedy Central shows Crank Yankers and Reno 911!.
He had a cameo in David Wain's 2007 film The Ten as a prison guard. In September 2007, he released his first stand-up comedy album, I Am a Wonderful Man. In addition, he starred on the TV series Reaper as a gay demon trying to destroy the devil through acts of kindness. In 2008, Black published a book titled My Custom Van... And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face. In 2008, he hosted Reality Bites Back, a scripted reality show on Comedy Central. Black developed another show for Comedy Central, Michael Ian Black Doesn't Understand; the concept was retooled as Michael & Michael Have Issues. Comedy Central confirmed in February 2009, his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, was published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing on January 6, 2009. The book is illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. In a starred review, Kirkus called the book "a perfect collaboration of text and illustration." An alternative review was aired on the Michael Showalter Showalter. Black appeared in several Sierra Mist and Klondike commercials, as well as an eBay commercial with Showalter.
On February 21, 2009, Black instigated a "Celeb-Feud" — or as he called it, the "World's First Twitter War" — with LeVar Burton to see if he could muster more Twitter followers than Burton. Black dubbed the feud "LeWar." In 2010 Black started the podcast Tom Eat Snacks with his former Ed castmate Tom Cavanagh. Black and Meghan McCain cowrote the book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom in June 2012; the two took a road trip across America during the summer of 2011, documenting how Americans were living. In 2012, he starred as the host Bill Tundle in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, he co-hosted G4 TV with Candace Bailey that year. He has appeared as a guest on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, he stars in Adult Swim's late night infomercial parody, as Randall Tyree Mandersohn. After a guest appearance in the pilot, it was announced in 2013 that Black would join the FOX comedy Us & Them in a regular role. In
Stanley Tucci is an American actor, writer and film director. He has won three Emmy Awards. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek!. Tucci grew up in nearby Katonah, his parents, Joan, a secretary and writer, Stanley Tucci, Sr. an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, both of Italian descent, had roots in Calabria. Tucci is the oldest of three children. Screenwriter Joseph Tropiano is a cousin. During the early 1970s, the family spent a year living in Italy, he attended John Jay High School, where he played on the soccer team and baseball teams, although his main interest lay in the school's drama club, where he and fellow actor and high school buddy, Campbell Scott, son of actor George C. Scott, gave well-received performances at many of John Jay's drama club productions. Tucci attended SUNY Purchase, where he majored in acting and graduated in 1982.
Among his classmates at SUNY Purchase was Ving Rhames. It was Tucci who gave Rhames, born the "Ving" nickname by which he is now known. Tucci earned his Actors' Equity card when actress Colleen Dewhurst, the mother of Tucci's high-school friend, actor Campbell Scott, arranged for the two young men to have parts as soldiers in a Broadway play in which she was co-starring, The Queen and the Rebels, premiering September 30, 1982, his film debut was in Prizzi's Honor. He performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1991 in a Molière play. Tucci is known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition and Big Night, in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross. Big Night, which he starred in, co-wrote with his cousin Joseph Tropiano, co-directed with Scott, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; the film featured his sister Christine and their mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film. It won him and Tropiano the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
He has been nominated three times for Golden Globes, won twice – for his title role in Winchell, for his supporting role as Adolf Eichmann in Conspiracy, both for HBO films. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell, he was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his role as Johnny in the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In 2004, Caedmon Audio released an audiobook of Tucci reading Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions. In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series. Tucci's TV series, the medical drama 3 lbs. debuted on CBS on November 14, 2006, but canceled that November 30 due to low ratings. He provides the voiceover in the AT&T Wireless "Raising the Bar" marketing campaign. In 2007, he had a recurring role in medical drama ER. In 2009, Tucci portrayed George Harvey, a serial killer of young girls, in The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, for which he received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.
To prepare for the role, he consulted with retired FBI profiler John Douglas. The following year, Tucci directed a revival of the Ken Ludwig play Lend Me a Tenor on Broadway, starring Tony Shalhoub. Tucci played Dr. Abraham Erskine in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, he has appeared in such films as The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia, both opposite Meryl Streep, as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games and its sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. In 2013, he played the role of the Ancient Greek God Dionysus in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Tucci portrayed Kinetic Solutions Incorporated CEO Joshua Joyce in Transformers: Age of Extinction and played wizard Merlin in its 2017 sequel Transformers: The Last Knight. Tucci was co-owner of the Finch Tavern restaurant in New York, his cookbook, The Tucci Cookbook, was released in Autumn 2012. On September 24, 2013, Variety and Entertainment Weekly reported that Tucci will guest voice-star in the long-running adult animated series American Dad!, the episode slated to air as part of the show's 10th season.
In January 2015, Tucci was cast as one of the leading roles in Screen Gems horror-thriller film Patient Zero, along with Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer. Tucci played the role of the composer Maestro Cadenza in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Tucci played the husband of Dame Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge, opposite Emma Thompson in The Children Act, based on the novel by Ian McEwan. Tucci's first wife, Kathryn "Kate" Tucci, died of breast cancer in 2009, she was a social worker and former wife of actor and stage manager Alexander R. Scott, the elder son of actors Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott, she and Tucci had three children. The couple raised Kate's two children from her previous marriage. Tucci left his wife in 2002 and had an affair with the actress Edie Falco, with whom he was appearing on Broadway in Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune but the affair ended and he returned to his wife and children. In 2011, Tucci became engaged to an English literary agent.
She is the elder sister of actress Emily Blunt, who co-starred with Tucci in The
Steiner Studios is a film studio at Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York City. It the largest film and television production studio complex in the United States outside of Hollywood. Steiner Studios, spread across 20 acres, contains 17 soundstages as well as additional support space. Steiner Studios was founded in 2003, the first soundstages at the site opened in November 2004. Additional soundstages were added in 2012. A proposed expansion of Steiner Studios would include the historic Brooklyn Naval Hospital, is projected to be completed in the mid-2020s. Steiner Studios is home to seventeen soundstages, totaling 200,000 square feet. There is an additional 224,000 square feet of support space, which includes offices, dressing rooms and make-up rooms, wardrobe rooms, mill shops, a spray booth, prop storage. Office and support spaces have access to a high-speed data backbone. Soundstages are equipped with full grids from 26 to 45 feet, are column-free, sound-insulated, offer loading and staging areas.
Built to accommodate film, high-definition television and digital camera productions, each stage is wired with a minimum of 4,800 amps of power and 50 to 200 tons of cooling. Stages are accessed via 13-foot-high to 20-foot-high elephant doors; each stage is attached to production and support space, including make-up and dressing rooms, green rooms, storage areas, conference rooms, offices. In addition to the enclosed building areas, there are assembly and secondary areas for "lay-down" of materials and equipment used in large-scale film projects; the facility features a 100-seat screening room and a full commissary, on-site parking, 24/7 security and lighting and grip equipment services. Among the major motion pictures filmed at Steiner Studios are The Producers: The Movie Musical, Then She Found Me, The Tourist, Across the Universe, The Hoax, Funny Games, The Nanny Diaries, Life Support, Spider-Man 3, Men in Black 3, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Adjustment Bureau and the City 2, The Tempest, Revolutionary Road, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Inside Man, Baby Mama, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Burn After Reading.
Steiner Studios has hosted many television series, including Damages, Flight of the Conchords, Clash of the Choirs, The Unusuals, Pan Am, Bored to Death, Boardwalk Empire, Girls and Hip Hop Squares. It was the location of the 17th annual Gotham Awards held on November 27, 2007. In 2003, David S. Steiner and his son Douglas C. Steiner began development of what became New York City's largest television and movie production facility, on 20 acres of the Navy Yard. Steiner Studios opened in November 2004; the site included a 280,000-square-foot studio spread across five stages. An expansion of the facility through renovation of a seven-story building in the Navy Yard, was announced by chairman Douglas Steiner, on February 15, 2007. In March 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled five new sound stages at Steiner Studios; the new sound stages all feature three wall cycloramas. Brooklyn College opened the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema on Steiner Studios' production lot for the fall 2013 semester.
It is the first public graduate school of film in New York and is thought to be the only film school in the country located on a working film lot. In November 2013, Carnegie Mellon University announced the creation of the Integrative Media Program at Steiner Studios. In 2012, Steiner Studios proposed building a media campus at the former site of Brooklyn Naval Hospital. Located just east of the existing Steiner Studios lot. Steiner Studios planned to restore the hospital buildings starting in 2017, restoration was expected to take nearly a decade; the extant buildings at the hospital included the main building, surgeon's house, quarters 4 through 7, bachelors' and nurses' quarters, carriage houses and stables, the medical supply depot, the morgue/lumber shed. Steiner proposed to convert these structures into production, post-production, production support space; the hospital had been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. Steiner Studios' plan calls for the restoration of 15 NRHP-listed buildings at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital campus, but would demolish some of the NRHP-contributing artifacts to make way for the new facility, Structures with a total floor area of 2,700 square feet would be demolished and replaced with landscaped lawn space.
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Sarah Jones (screen actress)
Sarah Jones is an American actress, known for playing Det. Rebecca Madsen in the Fox TV series Alcatraz. Jones was born in Florida, she graduated from Winter Springs High School in 2001. She appeared in the 2007 Hallmark Channel movie, Murder 101: College Can Be Murder. Jones appeared in the television shows Huff as Leah, Ugly Betty as Natalie Whitman, Big Love as Brynn, she played the youngest of three sisters who run a wedding planner business in Fox's short-lived dramedy series The Wedding Bells. She appeared in two independent movies, Still Green and The Blue Hour. Jones won the Spirit of the Independent Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for Best Ensemble for Still Green, which she shared with Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain, Noah Segan, Paul Costa and the rest of the cast of the film, she can be seen in the Cary Brothers music video Who You Are. She portrayed Polly Zobelle, the scheming daughter and accomplice of Ethan Zobelle in Sons of Anarchy. In 2011, Jones was cast as the lead role of Det.
Rebecca Madsen in the J. J. Abrams show, Alcatraz. Jones has received wide recognition for her portrayal; the show premiered on January 16, 2012. Despite an impressive start, the series was cancelled by Fox on May 9, 2012, due to dropping viewership throughout its run. However, Jones was featured in a May 2012 spread for Vanity Fair magazine, she returned to series television, being cast as a regular on Vegas, she portrayed Alison in the hulu original series The Path, Amelia Davenport in the USA Network TV series Damnation. In 2018, Jones was cast as Lynn, “a sharp Veronica Lake-like” Hollywood actress, in the CBS drama series pilot L. A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name; that same year, it was announced that she had been cast in one of the lead roles in a space drama entitled For All Mankind created and written by Ronald D. Moore. Sarah Jones on IMDb