The Writers Guild of America East has tapped Sam Wheeler as executive director.
13.02.2024 - 02:35 / thehollywoodnews.com
Arrow Video FrightFest begins its first online edition this Thursday (27th August) and in the run-up we’ve had a series of interviews with some of the talent behind some of the movies playing. First up is our chat with writer and director, Tyler Savage, about his Los Angeles-set film, Blinders. The film follows Texan, Andy (Vincent Van Horn), as he relocates to Los Angeles after a bad break-up.
On one of his first nights in the new city, he meets and hits it off with Sam (Christine Ko). After a night of getting to know one another, they get a ride-share together where they are picked up by Roger (Michael Lee Joplin) whom takes a shine to Andy. At first, Andy is pretty happy to have a new guy friend to hang out with but soon starts to distance himself from Roger, something Roger doesn’t take to kindly to and sets about trying to systematically ruin Andy’s life forever.
We caught up with Tyler to find a little bit more about his career before making Blinders, which included working as an assistant to Terrence Malick. We also had an in-depth discussion about the inspiration behind Blinders and about his future career as a dog trainer.What made you want to be a filmmaker?I’ve been pretty obsessed with film for most of my life. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and just was always around it.
Not necessarily in a professional sense, but just obsessed with movies, sneaking into the multiplex and watching as many titles as I could before somebody would kick us out. I think that by seven or eight I was using Sony Handycams to make short films with my friends, which were usually just imitating whatever movie we loved. Whatever Martin Scorsese we could get our hands on, or whatever Tarantino title that we might be.
The Writers Guild of America East has tapped Sam Wheeler as executive director.
Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer The Writers Guild of America East has tapped Sam Wheeler as the union’s new executive director. Chosen by the WGA East council as successor to longtime WGA East leader Lowell Peterson, who exited his post last October after the conclusion of the writers strike, Wheeler enters the role after serving as the national executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) since 2022.
American Genre Film Archive. The Austin-based nonprofit preserves, restores and shares a collection of more than 3,000 35mm feature films.
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been dismissed.The lawsuit was filed against the rock veteran back in November 2023, when a former teenage model accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1975.In the filing, the plaintiff, Jeanne Bellino, claimed that the singer had sexually assaulted her twice in one day, when she was aged 17 at the time.Now, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan has dismissed the accusations raised against Tyler, and stated that the allegations did not meet a certain criteria needed to be taken further.Bellino had filed the lawsuit under New York City’s Victim of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act – which extended the statute of limitations for certain alleged offences in a bid to encourage more people to come forward and raise cases that otherwise would have been outdated.Yesterday’s (February 21) dismissal came on the basis that Bellino’s claim did not qualify because she did not allege Tyler’s conduct presented a “serious risk of physical injury”. The judge also ruled that the plaintiff showed a “lack of diligence” by not filing the suit under the Child Victims Act, which came before the Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act.Following the accusations, Tyler has “vehemently” denied the claims made.
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