Henry Bean is an immensely talented Hollywood writer. His movie “The Believer” (which he wrote and directed) won Sundance and will cause anyone to sweat. When Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, and HBO decided to create a realistic Washington DC lobbyist show, Henry got the call to work in an unfamiliar setting. And through Henry, I […]
Howard Gutman will be attending the I, Frankenstein premiere and after party on Tuesday, January 21st. I, Frankenstein is a 2014 film directed by Stuart Bettie and based of the graphic novel and original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux. The movie stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto,Jai Courtney and Kevin Grevioux.
Even though I could not act in movies while Ambassador, I was allowed to keep my union membership. And as a many year member of the Screen Actors Guild, I have a vote for the SAG Awards. And so, a perk of the membership is that studios this year (now that we are back in […]
During the time of my ambassadorship, a young Belgian writer-director named Michael Roskam and a young Belgian actor named Matthias Schoenaerts were becoming sensations in Belgium. They worked together on a series of movies and achieved significant success. Their film “Bullhead” was nominated for Best Foreign Film. It seemed inevitable that both would cross the […]
My friends Henry Bean, the writer-director-producer of Noise as well as The Believer, his wife, and our friend Alex Alvarez are all working on a drama. Judging by the preview, it seems pretty gripping. We will discuss my getting involved. Also, considering with a large independent studio the role of an ambassador in upcoming movie.
When you join the State Department, an Ambassador agrees to give up all other outside activities of any sort. The requirement is so stringent that an Ambassador cannot even participate on a voluntary school committee for his son or daughters school. Yet after the success of doing a public diplomacy effort for FAME, the Embassy […]
Howard Gutman is always looking to assist or act in movies like he has done in the past. At a recent party, he was asked by his friend Alex Alvarez about appearing in a movie that she is making with Leora Bean in New York. Howard Gutman is also talking with a Los Angeles studio about assisting […]