RIP Vilmos Zsigmond, Woody Allen Cinematographer

Vilmos Zsigmond has passed away. The legendary cinematographer was responsible for dozens of classic films including ‘Deliverance‘, ‘Close Encounters Of the Third Kind‘, ‘The Deer Hunter‘, ‘Heaven’s Gate‘ and more. He also worked three times with Woody Allen. He had the nickname Master Of Light. The three films that Zsigmond worked on are Melinda And […]

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Aug News Bits 2: Wes Craven, Jeff Goldblum, Mistress America, She’s Funny That Way and more

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Wes Craven has died. The director has been credited for reinventing horror several times. But he was mainstream horror – from ‘Nightmare On Elm Street‘ and ‘Scream‘. BBC has an obit. We can’t find any record of Allen and Craven […]

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Jul News Bits 1: Irwin Keyes, Jerry Weintraub, Diane Keaton, Amy Poehler, Seth MacFarlane, Steven Wright, SDCC and More

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Irwin Keyes has passed away. He was an actor with a fascinating look, which led to him being cast in films like ‘The Warriors‘ and ‘Intolerable Cruelty‘. It’s that look that no doubt got him cast in Stardust Memories. New […]

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Jack Rollins Memorial Service Details

Jack Rollins, Woody Allen’s manager for over 50 years, passed away this week. It was extremely sad news. His name still graces every Woody Allen film to date. We now have details on the memorial service, for anyone who wishes to attend. It will be: Wednesday 24th June, 4pm Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 W 76th […]

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March News Bits 2: Gene Saks, Armando Iannucci, Noah Baumbach, Judd Apatow, Terrence Malick, Gordon Willis and more

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. For some reason, this seems to be the Director’s Edition of News Bits. Gene Saks has passed away, at age 93. The Tony Award winning actor and director was known for his work with Neil Simon, including directing ‘The Odd […]

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Edward Herrmann 1943-2014

Edward Herrmann has passed away, after a battle with brain cancer. His amazing face and demeanour has graced many TV shows and films, and twice he worked with Woody Allen. He was 71. He will be best remembered for his roles in the ‘Gilmore Girls‘, ‘The Lost Boys‘ and much more. Variety has an obit. […]

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Robin Williams 1951-2014

Robin Williams has died. He was found dead in his home. He was 63. Williams career spanned decades, from TV to a series of blockbuster films, from acclaimed dramas to his timeless comic talents. He appeared in one Woody Allen film, playing the iconic out-of-focus man in Deconstructing Harry. Where do we start with his […]

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Paul Mazursky 1930 – 2014

Writer, director and actor Paul Mazursky has passed away, aged 84. He has directed 18 films and been nominated for three Oscars. He is also one of a handful of directors to direct Woody Allen – in Scenes From A Mall. Mazursky has had a long career starting in the 60s with the acclaimed ‘Bob […]

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Jun News Bits 1: Anna Berger, David Krumholtz, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Graham, Oviedo Statue and more

News bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web.   Anna Berger has died, aged 91. Her 60 year acting career included plenty of great films (such as the ‘Taking Of Pehlam One Two Three‘) and TV shows (‘The Sopranos‘), including one Woody Allen credit – Crimes And Misdemeanors. You […]

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May News Bits 2: Arthur Gelb, Daris Khondji, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr Sloane, Ashley Benson, Village Voice and more

News bits! Our twice monthly round-up of Allen bits from around the world (wide web). Arthur Gelb has passed away. He was a longtime critic and editor at The New York Times. He was the first to cover many future superstars, from Lenny Bruce, Barbara Streisand and Woody Allen. The New York Times has a […]

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