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Showtime’s Weeds Cliffhanger: Elizabeth breathes sigh of telief

“Weeds” regular Elizabeth Perkins says she and several other members of the cast of the hit Showtime series are breathing a sigh of relief to be back shooting the series after last season’s cliffhanger ending. “It was so funny, when we read the finale we all sort of stopped and looked at each other and said, ‘Does this mean I’m not coming back?'” recalls the actress of the season finale that had Nancy Botwin, the show’s pot-dealing suburban mom played by Mary-Louise Parker getting burned out of house and home.

“But we’re scheduled to do 13 episodes, we’re heading into episode three, and a large portion of the cast is still on our show.” The plot complication now is that Nancy is relocating her family, possibly to a beach town near the San Diego/Mexico border. “Nancy’s on the run, and where she’ll end up nobody knows. So they’re figuring out ways to keep us involved with Nancy,” says Elizabeth.

“But we’re being kept very much in the dark. It really keeps it interesting. It’s like doing a one-act play, and every Friday you don’t know what your one-act play is going to be.” The actress, who’s garnered two Golden Globe and Emmy nods for Supporting Actress for her role as Nancy’s antagonistic partner in crime Celia Hodes — says the only thing she does know is that when the show returns June 16, her character “is in deep trouble. Celia is in hot water because everybody’s pointing the finger at her because her house was where the pot was.”

Source: National Ledger

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will honor Guiding Light actor Frank Dicopoulos and Humanitarian and business leader John Pappajohn and at its 17th Anniversary Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday, May 10, 2008 The HTSF is also pleased to welcome award winning Greek pop singer Christos Dantis, and Grammy nominated group Sister Sledge.

Guest Artists: Elizabeth Perkins, John Pappajohn, Frank Dicopoulos, Christos Dantis and Sister Sledge uphold the tradition of outstanding HTSF honorees and performers including Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, Anna Vissi, American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis, News Anchors Ernie Anastos, Alexis Christoforous and Thalia Assuras, Meteorologist Nick Gregory, Marilu Henner, CSI:NY star Melina Kanakaredes, daytime drama star John Aniston, Director Nick Cassavetes, Thanos Petrelis, Humanitarian Nicholas J. Bouras, Elli Kokkinou, The Drifters, Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas, Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey, Gloria Gaynor, Jim Gianopulos, Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, CSI:Miami star Sofia Milos, Thomas O’Brien, Paula Cale, Costas & Louis Mandylor, Humanitarian Tita Scandalis-Monti, The Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, Special Effects Creator/Producer/Director Patrick Tatopoulos, Natasa Theodoridou, Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, Jay Black, Amber and others.

For further information, to receive an invitation or to purchase tickets, visit our Website at HTSF.org or call 212-986-6881 or 333-7456.

Weeds Season 3 on DVD

I finally got some news about Weeds Season 3 on DVD. The release will be on June 3rd so I can’t wait to get my copy. 😉 More information below:

Title: Weeds
Starring: Mary-Louise Parker
Released Date: 3rd June 2008
SRP: $39.95
Further Details:
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has sent over artwork for the third season of Weeds which stars Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, and Kevin Nealon. The set will be available to own from the 3rd June, and should retail at around $39.95. All 15 episodes will be included, each of which will be presented in anamorphic widescreen along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround tracks. The full list of extra material has yet to be revealed, although commentary tracks and behind the scenes featurettes are to be expected. We’ll bring you further details shortly.

For now though, here’s the artwork!

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Fourth Season of Weeds on June 16

In each of its first three seasons, “Weeds” debuted in August and ran into the fall. The earlier premiere date will let the show air nearly its entire season in the somewhat less competitive summer environment, though airing in the teeth of the fall schedule didn’t hurt the series last year. Showtime doesn’t typically reveal its ratings numbers, but in renewing the show the network noted the audience for “Weeds” grew by 19 percent over season two.

The new season, which is scheduled to begin production in April, will rejoin Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) as she adjusts to life following the wildfires that burned her home and much of the suburb of Agrestic to the ground. Fourth Season is to be released on June 16. 😉

Source: Zap2It

The Kent Film Festival 2008

The third festival opens on Thursday, March 27, and runs through Sunday, March 30. In two short years, the event has grown well beyond founders Frank and Patrice Galterio’s wildest expectations.
The Galterios began with a dream: to have a venue where filmmakers, especially young people just starting out, could show their films. The festival’s mission statement says, “The Kent Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and education of artists with an independent vision. The festival’s mission is to create a platform for filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work.”

The first festival ran two days and showed a total of the 35 films at the Kent Community House during the last weekend in March 2006. The festival offered workshops by Emmy award-winning screenwriter Bing Bingham and award-winning director Rick Levine. Last year the festival expanded to four days, added more workshops, including one with award-winning cinematographer Julio Macat and one with actress Elizabeth Perkins [Mr. Macat’s wife and daughter of Jim and Judy Perkins of Kent].

This year there are more than 35 feature length films as well numerous shorts and documentaries. More workshops are planned, including another featuring Mr. Macat.

Read more here or visit www.kentfilmfestival.org!

Below some pictures I found of Elizabeth from last year at Kent Film Festival 2007.

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