Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised by her Cuban immigrant parents, Peña was destined for a career in the arts. Her father, Mario, was a playwright, director, actor, and designer in their native Cuba, who opened up the Latin American Theatre Ensemble after establishing a life for he and his family in New York. As a teen, Peña began making a name for herself as a formidable young actress in the New York theatre scene. She attended, and graduated from, the High School of Performing Arts and began her professional film career in 1978 with León Ichaso's El Super.
An interview with The Guardian (via ThePlaylist) might have a solution. Over there, Washington revealed that he’s not only “hovering” over a comedy — which he hasn’t done in quite some time — the actor would also “really like to play” Thelonious Monk, the jazz musician responsible for famous pieces such as “Blue Monk” and “Straight, No Chaser,” among numerous others. (He’s second only to Duke Ellington as the most-recorded composer in jazz history,
Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.
“The Film Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking.from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs,” said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus. “The 2012 nominees tell their stories in such an authentic way and reflect the inclusive nature of the independent filmmaking community. We are delighted to support them and expand the audience for their work.”
2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Best Feature (Award given to the Producer,
Marc Anthony joins Hawthorne as a series regular just as Jada Pinkett Smith's Christina Hawthorne, Chief Nursing Officer of James River Hospital, struggles with news that she is pregnant. The two developed a strong bond last season while Renata investigated a pair of criminal cases involving the hospital. But Christina, whose on-again, off-again romance with Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan) has been a mess of mixed signals and bad timing, told Nick she was not ready to jump into a new relationship.
As a recording artist,
In addition, producers Don "Shoot 'Em Up" Murphy and Carol Lewis are developing a 'fictional' account of what happened during Jimi Hendrix' 'lost weekend', when his manager orchestrated a hoax kidnapping.
The 2000 TV Movie "Hendrix", shot by director Leon Ichaso in Toronto was nominated for a primetime Emmy, starring Wood Harris, Billy Zane and Vivica A. Fox. The film chronicled Hendrix' early career, focusing on his move from the Us to England becoming friends with producer 'Chas Chandler' who teamed him up with bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding to form the Experience.
Sneak Peek's Michael Stevens had the opportunity of playing 'Jimi's Roadie' in the film, as a member of the band's entourage.
Sneak Peek "Jimi Hendrix
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