November 17th, 2009

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MAOW Screening Pics, Twitters, etc.

Pictures first!

Zac Efron and Claire Danes with a fan in Washington DC!

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Also there is a new competition for Isle of Man residents... 3FM is giving away tickets each morning to the IOM premiere.

There is a great article about Christian's Oscar chance at Awards Daily.

Here is the first part of Collider's coverage of their interview with Richard.

Schedule Info

Seattle International Film Festival has added a screening of MAOW on Dec 2nd as part of their Awards Buzz series.

The One Show has said, Zac will be there on Thusday.

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A bit of video from the LA press junket

From Hollywood Outbreak:

Zac Efron and Claire Danes discuss what the press day has been like.

Also an article from The Hollywood Reporter about how, through Me and Orson Welles, CinemaNX is trying to create a new and viable method of distribution.

And, I think I forgot to include this earlier anywhere but, The Wrap's article on Christian McKay's 'dominating performance' as Orson Welles.
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Extra talks to Zac about his fans on IOM

From Extra:

Zac Efron's fans are so dedicated, they even found him on the tiny Isle of Man -- in the Irish sea off the coast of England -- while he filmed "Me and Orson Welles."

Efron, 21, told "Extra" Monday at a L.A. press junket for the film (out Nov. 25) that he was entertained by "the idea of going to a fairly secluded place and to fly away for a couple of weeks... I was so excited to leave all the attention behind."

But as soon as he arrived, "We had a small crowd of young girls and boys hooraying us as we would drive up to set," Efron said.

He wasn't too upset.

"It's incredibly endearing and cool that they would do that kind of thing for you. I'm very grateful," he said.

He wasn't the only one who didn't mind.

"To be honest, I think our crew and the rest of the cast got a big kick out of it," Efron said, smiling.

Even though Efron has had fans following his every footstep since "High School Musical," director Richard Linklater describes the actor as "incredibly gracious."
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MAOW gets 100 on Critics Choice Rating

Me and Orson Welles has earned a 100 Critics Choice Rating and the Critics' Choice Seal by the Broadcast Film Critics Association:

Interesting article from The Wrap, based on the Q&A with Richard and Christian from their screening of Me and Orson Welles:

"Me and Orson Welles" was "a difficult movie to get made in the current environment," director Richard Linklater admitted Tuesday night at TheWrap's screening/Q&A at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks.

Linklater (center, with TheWrap's Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman and actor Christian McKay) said the movie came about when he fell in love with Robert Kaplow's book and optioned it.

He went to his usual funding sources, but "our industry today has changed so much, it was clear they wouldn't finance this," even with "High School Musical's" Zac Efron attached. "The five guys who know everything said his audience won't go see this movie."

"In the '90s, this probably would have been a studio film," he added. "It doesn't fit the business plan anymore."

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