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  • Update on The Baker!

    » This report from a volunteer at the RiverRun International Film Festival indicates that Gareth Lewis’s film The Baker sold out at all 3 screenings! ➡

    » Today’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter included an article about the winners of the RiverRun International Film Festival including The Baker, starring and produced by Damian Lewis, which received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

    » IndieWire reporter Matt Dentler wrote this article for Variety about the RiverRun International Film Festival.

    » Matt Dentler’s IndieWire Blog about the RiverRun Festival includes this photo of writer/director Gareth Lewis with Britta Erickson of the Denver Film Festival.

  • Click here to view the new poster for The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

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  • Click here for a list of all the winning films at the 2008 RiverRun International Film Festival including The Baker starring Damian Lewis, recipient of the “BB&T Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film.”

    After you have seen The Baker don’t forget to rate and comment about the film on IMDb and other film industry sites.

  • This LA Times article about the impact on the entertainment industry of the recent labor strike by the Screenwriters Guild confirms recent reports that Life starring Damian Lewis as Detective Charlie Crews will resume filming in June.
  • Cinema Attraction’s review of The Escapist (featuring Damian Lewis) describes the film as:

    “…a tautly paced, cleverly scripted and generally exciting thriller…It is always refreshing to see a British film take on Hollywood at its own game and, by adding the more cerebral elements that mainstream films tend to forego, beat it wholesale.

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  • The Baker received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC!

    There will be a special Encore Screening of the winning films tomorrow night and The Baker will screen at the Main Theatre at 9:15pm ET!

    Congratulations to award-winning writer and director Gareth Lewis!

  • Thanks to Kaz you can now download and listen to the BBC Radio 4 drama The Small Back Room starring Damian Lewis in both MP3 and Real Player formats.

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  • Listen online to Damian Lewis’s portrayal of Sammy Rice in Nigel Balchin’s play The Small Back Room on BBC Radio 4; visit the new Project Preview page for more information about this production.
  • Yesterday, lucky Kristen had the opportunity to attend the US premiere of the The Baker at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC; she said that director Gareth Lewis “…was wonderful and the film is amazing…The writing, direction and cast were fabulous;” click here to read her message.

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  • This article in the Winston-Salem Journal states that the first screening of The Baker today at the RiverRun International Film Festival was sold out! ➡

    A festival attendee named Alextris filed this report:

    “Saw this movie today at the River Run Festival in Winston-Salem NC. Gareth Lewis was answering questions after the showing and said that negotiations were underway for a US release. He didn’t give any further info…but if you have the chance to see this movie, do it.”

  • In a Comedy Centric interview actor Adam Arkin had this to say about his role as Ted Earley on Life starring Damian Lewis:

    “… Acting on the show has been a lot of fun, primarily because most of the acting I get to do is with Damian, who I have felt a great deal of camaraderie with and I like to think we have similar approaches to the work. We are serious about the work but we don’t take it seriously, which translates to being able to relax, have a good time, and get the work done.

    Any time you get a chance to work with live animals and have horses on sound stages and swim with coyotes, how can you not be having a good time? And I also have to give a shout-out to Sarah Shahi, who has been doing fantastic work on the show. She’s both a terrific person and professional”

    Arkin’s comments about the new Friday night timeslot on NBC included:

    “First of all, we haven’t been working together as a company since we got the news. We’ve been on hiatus since the writer’s strike began, and we don’t start working until June. But that being said, there are pluses and minuses to the schedule change. The minus side is that it’s not considered a hot night, and it’s a night that’s traditionally considered for a lower number of viewers.

    But there are two additional pieces of information in response to that. Number one, because of the preponderance now of people using their TiVos, and the amount of people watching shows online or recording and streaming video, the scheduled night is not as important as it once was.

    And the other issue is that being on Friday night also means that the network doesn’t have as much vehement competition on that night. It’s a night on which we may have a very long life (no pun intended), so I don’t think anyone’s overly upset about it. The fact that we were picked up by NBC is a much bigger deal than what night we air on. …”

  • Click here for a new Life music video from hani273nhk on YouTube.