Jeremy Irons to Present Glenn Close with Sundance Vanguard Leadership Award

Jeremy Irons will be in New York City on 4 June 2014 :

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:00-10:30 p.m. Stage 37 508 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018 West 37th Street and 10th Avenue

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7:00-10:30 p.m.
Stage 37
508 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
West 37th Street and 10th Avenue

Glenn Close will be honored at the Sundance Institute Celebration benefit on June 4, 2014 in New York for her distinguished career in entertainment and continuing advocacy of, and participation in, independent films. The Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award will be presented to her by her longtime friend Jeremy Irons, with whom she has worked in film and on stage, in projects including The Real Thing, Reversal of Fortune and House of the Spirits.

More information HERE.

Jeremy Irons at the 2013 Open City Docs Festival

From Open City Docs Blog:

Open City Docs Fest 2013 finished on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony hosted by Jeremy Irons. After four days of events, including film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, master classes amongst others, festival goers congregated in the Cinema Tent to hear Irons give the verdict on the award nominees.

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As guests sipped on Aspall’s Cuvée Chevalier or Beefeater Gin cocktails, Irons explained that he and his fellow jurors had faced some tough decisions. Open City Docs Fest’s bold programming – covering a wide range of viewpoints and stories and exploring cinematic and political issues – had led to an extremely high standard of beautiful and thought-provoking films.
Jurors included:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum
BAFTA Award-winning director and producer Molly Dineen
Sundance Award-winning director Kim Longinotto
Emmy-winning director of digital documentary Highrise, Katerina Cizek
Producer of Into the Abyss, Andre Singer
Director Brian Hill (Secret History of Our Streets).

After detailing exactly what it was that separated the wheat from the chaff, and set an Open City Docs award-winning documentary apart from its rivals, Irons proclaimed Matthew’s Laws, directed by filmmaker Marc Schmidt the winner of the Grand Jury Award.

Award winners:

Grand Jury Award
Winner: Matthew’s Laws, directed by Marc Schmidt
Emerging International Filmmaker Award, sponsored by Aspall Cyder
Special mention: Wonder House, directed by Oonagh Kearney
Winner: Karaoke Girl, directed by Visra Vichit Vadakan
Emerging UK Filmmaker Award, sponsored by The British Council
Winner: Black Out, directed by Eva Weber
Best City Film Award, sponsored by Publica
Winner: The Venice Syndrome, directed Andreas Pichler
Best Short Documentary Award, awarded by the London Short Film Festival
Winner: The Whistle, directed by Grezgorz Zariczny
Special mention: FilmStripe, directed by John Blouin
MyStreet Awards, awarded by the Grand Jury
Winner: Richard, directed by Matt Hopkins
2nd prize: Niche in the Market, directed by Rod Main
3rd Prize: Blaenau, directed by Eira Wyn Jones

We at Open City Docs Fest would like to congratulate all the nominees and also give our thanks to our excellent juries.

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Photo via @thisisjukebox on Twitter

Photo via @thisisjukebox on Twitter

‘The Words’ – From Sundance to Screen Featurette

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Jeremy Irons via Skype for ‘The Words’ Press Conference at Sundance

Jeremy Irons joined the press conference at the Sundance Film Festival for The Words via Skype today, from his home in Oxfordshire.

Jeremy Irons Zooming in on Bradley Cooper’s Hotness – from USA Today

Jeremy Irons might have been thousands of miles away from the Sundance Film Festival, but he was the life of the party at The Words press conference on Thursday.

By Bryan Alexander

Skyping in from his computer in Oxfordshire, England (where he’s about to shoot a new movie), Irons interrupted the press conference at one point to ask to see his co-star Bradley Cooper.

“Could you please turn the camera towards Bradley for me,” Irons said. “My (assistant) is sitting on the floor here and she’s very keen to see him up close.”

People’s reigning Sexiest-Man-Alive Cooper, who was showing some serious Sundance stubble, was finally brought in front of the camera. Irons then coo-ed: “Okay Bradley, now smolder for me.”

Irons puffed away on cigarettes as his image was broadcast on a large screen during the press conference at the Acura Studio in Park City, Utah.

“The advantage I have here is that I can have a cigarette,” he gloated. “The disadvantage is that I cannot hit the ski slopes.”

Irons, 63, also went on to talk about how hard it was to play an old man in the film.

“The hardest thing was to play someone so incredibly old,” he said. “Because you know I’m actually quite young. The reason I have this beard is because I play someone who is also old. It’s a stretch.”

Irons was such a hoot that writer-director Brian Klugman finally announced, “Jeremy will now be doing five-minutes of stand-up.”

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‘The Words’ Sundance Film Festival Poster

The Sundance Film Festival poster for Jeremy’s upcoming movie The Words has been released:

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Bradley Cooper gets shady in Sundance mystery ‘The Words’

by
Original article HERE

Now Bradley Cooper is the “textiest man alive.”

This poster for his upcoming Sundance mystery-romance The Words depicts The Hangover actor in silhouette, rendered by lines from the movie’s screenplay — a nod to the movie’s themes about how our use of words defines us (especially if they’re not ours to begin with).

Cooper stars as a struggling writer whose wife (Zoe Saldana) buys a valise for him in an antiques shop, which happens to contain the manuscript for a lost masterwork by a Hemingway-esque writer (Jeremy Irons). Things take a dark turn when he decides to publish it as his own work.

The Words is the closing night movie for the festival, which runs from Jan. 19-29. Co-writers and co-directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal originally penned the script 12 years ago. Thankfully, they never lost it in and old briefcase.

“We started by talking about writers and their lost work. What if you lost all your work? How long would it take you to move on?” says Sternthal.

“That led us to a question, what if you found the work?” Klugman adds.

Olivia Wilde co-stars as the threat looming over Cooper, a fellow scribe who wants to know more about the origin of his best-selling and beloved novel. “Olivia plays someone who wants to be a great writer, and also wants to know the truth about what happened with this book,” Sternthal says.

While it’s difficult to tell a cinematic story about writing (a guy sitting at a keyboard is hard to dramatize), Sternthal and Klugman describe The Words almost as a heist film. It’s challenging to write well, but the tools are available to anyone who wants them — which means they are also easily stolen. “When you’ve been in this industry and try to be an actor or a director — to be anything — you need so many elements to come into place. You need money. You need someone to say, basically, ‘It’s okay, you can do this.’ But to be a writer, to work with words, you need a pen and paper,” Klugman says.

“And the best thing about it is, if it sucks, you can just throw it out,” Sternthal jokes.

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‘The Words’ to Premiere at Sundance

The Words, starring Jeremy Irons, will be the closing night film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Its gala red carpet premiere will be at 9:30 pm on Saturday 28 January, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah.

DIRECTOR Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

SCREENWRITERS Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

U.S.A., 2011, 96 min, color,
English with some French

Screenings

Time Date Event Code Venue City Availability
6:30 pm 1/27/2012 WORDS27CE Eccles Theatre Park City Waitlist Only
9:00 am 1/28/2012 WORDS28CM Eccles Theatre Park City Waitlist Only
9:30 pm 1/28/2012 WORDS28ON Peery’s Egyptian Theater Ogden Available
12:30 pm 1/29/2012 WORDS29GD Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Salt Lake City Waitlist Only

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The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place Jan. 19-29.

Synopsis:

Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM Gala Premiere at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28th.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Laura Rister, Cassian Elwes, Lisa Wilson, Bradley Cooper

PRODUCERS Michael Benaroya, Tatiana Kelly, Jim Young

CINEMATOGRAPHER Antonio Calvache

EDITOR Leslie Jones

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Michele LaLiberte

COMPOSER Marcelo Zarvos

CAST Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes

Possible New Film Project – The Words

A possible new film project for Jeremy Irons – The Words

from Variety.com

Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in drama “The Words,” which Lisa Wilson’s Parlay Films, an affiliate of GK Films, is pre-selling at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Jeremy Irons is in talks to co-star in the pic, which is the directorial debut of “Tron Legacy” scribes Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.

Irons is scheduled to attend the Berlin Film Festival for the international preem of his “Margin Call,” which is screening in competition.

“The Words” reunites “Margin Call’s” Michael Benaroya (of Benaroya Pictures) and Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister and Cassian Elwes.

Benaroya, Animus Films’ Jim Young and Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly will produce while Rister and Elwes are exec producing the pic.

Filmula’s Johnny Lin is in negotiations to co-finance and produce “The Words” with Benaroya.

Klugman and Sternthal’s script was workshopped at the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab and appeared on the Black List, the annual list of Hollywood’s unproduced screenplays.

Story follows a writer who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.

Parlay Films will handle international sales while domestic rights will be handled by Waterfall Media/Untitled.

Cooper and Irons are repped by CAA.

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