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Updates: Glee, Sparks, Fort McCoy

Here is another photo from the set of Glee 3.01, nabbed from Facebook:

eric stoltz directing glee

Sparks is getting re-released in a new anthology, “HitRECord Recollection, Volume 1.”

The handsome, 8 ¼-by-8¼-inch cloth-bound book — from New Video Group — contains two discs of digital entertainment, including 36 collaboratively made short-form live-action and animated films, music videos and “tiny stories.” They’ve been submitted by members of the artistic community, which claims 40,000-plus contributors.

eric stoltz,sparksArtistically, they run the gamut from highly entertaining and innovative, to slight and overly precious. The sketches and drawings can be wildly imaginative and intricately rendered, or delightfully childlike and amusing. In any case, nothing lasts long enough to overstay its welcome. By far, the longest piece, “Sparks,” clocks in at 23 minutes, but the presence of sexy Carla Gugino, Xander Berkely and ever-ready Eric Stoltz makes it seem shorter. As JOE, Gordon-Levitt adapted the screenplay from a short story by Elmore Leonard and directed it. — Movie City News

And Eric wasn’t at the Boston Film Festival, but Kate Connor and Andy Hirsch were. Production Live Online has posted an interview with them. Not the best audio ever, but I don’t think we’ve seen the poster yet:

Fort McCoy to be screened at Boston Film Festival

Fort McCoy will be shown at the Boston Film Festival on September 21 (next Wednesday) at 9 pm. Details and tickets at

TV premiere date for The Grand Design, another screening for Fort McCoy

the grand design,eric stoltz,frances conroyGreat news: The Grand Design, a short film Eric directed a few years ago, will finally be available somewhere – on ShortsHD channel on DirecTV (link):

Premiering Sunday, August 21: In The Grand Design a young poet-scientist struggles with his work – and his mother – when he is chosen to author the next spacecraft-carried “message” to alien civilizations. A 16mm short directed by Golden Globe-nominee Eric Stoltz and Neel Keller, written by Susan Miller, and starring Eric Stoltz and Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under).

If you’re in the U.S., you won’t need DirecTV to see it:

ShortsHD is available on DIRECTV (Channel 568), Dish Network (Channel 375), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789). Access via iTunes will follow shortly after each premiere.

Hopefully, someone will share the film with the rest of the world too one of these days.

Meanwhile, Fort McCoy will be shown at the TriMedia Film Festival in Colorado in September. Source:

Included on the schedule is a screening of “Fort McCoy,” selected for the 2011 Choice City Award for Best Feature Film. The film will be shown the evening of Sept. 10.

Another screening for Fort McCoy – Montreal World Film Festival

After Stony Brook and Rhode Island, Fort McCoy will be shown at the Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from August 18 to 28.

Other U.S. indie films screenings in Montreal include Amber Sealey’s How To Cheat, Fort McCoy, by directors Kate Connor and Michael Worth, Sarovar Banka’s A Decent Arrangement, and Stranger Things, by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal. — Hollywood Reporter

The film will be featured in the Focus on World Cinema section. Tickets go on sale on August 13, and hopefully this year’s program will be available on the festival’s site by that date, too.

Fort McCoy wins an award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking

Fort McCoy has won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the Stony Brook Film Festival, which closed on Saturday. From IndieWIRE:

In other categories Ron Termaat’s drama “Don’t Touch My Children” won the Audience Choice Award and Kate Connor and Michael Worth’s “Fort McCoy” nabbed the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking award.
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking
“Fort McCoy”
N.Y. Premiere—U.S.A.
Directed by Kate Connor and Michael Worth. Written by Kate Connor. With Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch and Seymour Cassel. Produced by Eric Stoltz and Kate Connor. From Marzipan Entertainment.

Fort McCoy added to Rhode Island festival lineup

eric stoltz,fort mccoy,kate connorFort McCoy will be screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 11.

For details and tickets, go to

Fort McCoy travels to Shanghai

fort mccoy,eric stoltzFort McCoy will be shown at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival (June 11-19). More details on the festival’s site. According to their schedule, the film will be screened five times.

Based on a true story, Eric Stoltz moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Frank’s young sister-in-law falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino. Can their love overcome the obstacles to Jewish boys and Catholic girls in 1944?