Have a spectacular Memorial Day and thank u to those who have served our country, past and present, they deserve to be honored. Now that I got that out of the way, I don't know if this is a fact or not, but Johnny Whitworth's birthplace is cited all over the internet as being Charleston, South Carolina..this also happens to be where Memorial Day was first observed in 1865. Completely useless information unless you want to impress a Johnny Whitworth/Memorial Day history buff. I know..I'm a dork.
So my cleaning lady slapped my dog walker across the face this morning. My babe is a Ranger and even he was scared of two small n' sassy latino women fighting in the kitchen. fuuuck me I have to pick up giant dog poops and clean the bathrooms myself again. don't judge me, you get used to paying someone to make your life easier.
Have a good holiday!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I haven't confirmed this yet but I know how to retract information if I need to, so let's just post this while it's still semi-fresh news. Johnny Whitworth appears to have landed a role in a movie called Under the Skin by Jonathon Glazer. It's being produced by James Wilson who's responsible for another movie which never fails to make me giggle at 2am, Shaun of the Dead.
Scarlett Johansson takes the lead in Under the Skin and will play:
“an alien on Earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey – her voracious sexuality.”heehee..that's how we all get our men isn't it?
According to IMDb, Johnny has been cast as "Harold" and at present will co-star alongside other well known talents such Topher Grace, Lacey Chabert, Don Cheadle and one of my faves from LOST, Michael Emerson.
Unless Johnny himself confirms otherwise for me, we can look forward to his role in Under the Skin sometime in 2014, which is ridiculously too-far away.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This is from back when all of Johnny's jobs fit on one page.
Or probably a half a page if you take away all the spacing and CAPITAL LETTERS. I think United Talent Agency had only been around for 5 or so years when they added a young Johnny Whitworth to their roster so it's kind of cool.
You can get the 8x10 headshot and publicity sheet his agency used for just $150. holy shit no one would pay five cents for my resume from the mid 90's. But it's considered to be a rare Johnny Whitworth finding if you collect this type of pre-fame memorbilia.
He was a sexy motherf'er back then too.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
LIMITLESS arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 19 with both the theatrical version and an unrated extended cut of the film, an alternate ending, deleted scenes and more. This mind bending thriller features an all-star cast including: Johnny Whitworth, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and opened with a $19 million gross with a $141.8 million global reach to date. You can pre-order your own copy of LIMITLESS (with free shipping) right here.
Also, LIMITLESS was recently released in both paperback and Kindle format and is available at Amazon.com for under $10. It's written by Alan Glynn, author of The Dark Fields which was the original inspiration for LIMITLESS.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
"Monica" of Quebec wants to know if this is Johnny Whitworth's Facebook page and if so do I manage it because she doesn't want to "Like" it if it isn't really him.
I don't manage that or any of the existing Johnny Whitworth profiles on Facebook. That profile looks like it has a .0001% chance of really being Johnny. Maybe less.
Johnny Whitworth has a private Facebook profile. It's also completely impenetrable to the average Jo and that appears to be the way he wants it. It's not unusual so don't take it personally. If he ever decides to go public on Facebook with an interactive, official fan portal, I'll make sure the whole world knows.
For Johnny, I would have your rep search and destroy any kind of unauthorized and/or defunct profiles that go beyond bearing your name and image to assuming your persona. They do more harm than good.
And speaking of Facebook, here's some great news from the Valley of the Sun's news feed:
I'm so excited to see the end result! And I was going to hold back, but with tomorrow being the end of the world and all, I'm going to go ahead and say what's on my mind about this. The Milk Farm is also the name of a 90's homoerotic novel. You can separate the words or PutThemAllTogether, it still says the same thing. To be fair, it is/was also the name of a restaurant. The name grosses me out either way. It's like Thecheesefarm, or Themeatfarm.
Regardless, this design studio's name has nothing to do with their artistic and branding abilities- Themilkfarm has worked on some cool projects and they'll do a great job for Valley of the Sun.
But I still don't get their website. It's a hot mess, I'd rebrand it.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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I'll have you know I almost lost some diet 7-up through my nose when I saw this comment. I'm addressing it here in case anyone else has the same question. Here's the answer:
I'm sure he doesn't pay me because he hasn't hired me.
Johnny Whitworth is not a client of mine...I'm just a fan.♥
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
my name is Kateryna and I am the representative of Ben Barnes fans who have recently launched a petition aiming at the release of LOCKED IN on DVD. We contacted 6sales and were told that the company has internal problems between the producer and financiers and they are not sure if the film will ever come out in the end.
If you think that Johnny's fans are interested in the film's release and want to see this film eventually, could you post the news, please?The petition will be sent to 6sales' CEOs.
This is the link to the actual petition:
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Thank you for you time.
This just confirms that I'm a shitty fansite girl.
I swear too much, I exploit his sex appeal, I forget to filter my comments and I don't do petitions for my actors. Johnny Whitworth is going to trade me in.
Ben Barnes is lucky to have you Kateryna and thanks for reaching out to Johnny's fan base for support. We, of course, want to see Locked In make it to the theaters during our lifetime.
Please take 2 minutes and add your signature to Kateryna's petition. They're only 9,435 signatures away. Although, Kateryna has relayed that they hope to forward the petition to 6sales after 2,000 signatures to no doubt give them a taste of fan fury. And better yet, Underhill Films, a newly formed label of Wrekin Hill Entertainment, just made their first acquisition and it just so happens to be Locked In- so the odds of actually seeing this movie just increased.
It's entirely possible for fans to help secure the release of a jammed up movie. You can't do anything about the financial bloodbath that can keep it out of circulation, but you and 10,000+ of your closest online friends can absolutely attempt to influence pace and productivity when negotiations stall. that was a mouthful I know.
I hope you'll take 2 minutes and click on the link above to add your signature and help get Locked In released. The Associated Press published an article about Locked-In Syndrome recently and this is how it started:
"You are awake, aware and probably unable to move or talk — but you are not necessarily unhappy, says the largest study of locked-in syndrome ever conducted."
Yup, okay. He disagrees.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Stokes McIntyre obviously has a good sense of humor. I like him. I'm known for my straightforward delivery which yes sometimes can be laced with profanities and plain truths, but Stokes does a nice job here of making me work to his advantage. We have ignition.
While my cutting edge advice isn't intended to tell them exactly how to do their jobs better, it is completely unsolicited advice and only intended to help identify weak spots that can hold a film back. It's a bitch for filmmakers (and actors) to create something cool and then not be able to deliver it to every square inch of the world.
Visit Valley of the Sun on Facebook if you're in the mood and thank you to Stokes for linking Johnny's FanSite to their page.
Monday, May 16, 2011
And ta-daa, here's what I found...
|Left to right - Valley of the Sun actors Garrett Morris, Beth Grant, Johnny Whitworth, |
Klor Rowland, Bette Ford, Peter Jason, Producer Aaron and Director Stokes
at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
I know the first thing you see in this photo is that happy little fella' in the bright green shirt. It's hard, but try to not let that distract you. If I had been there, there's just no way that dude would have been kneeling down in front of the star of the movie. wouldn't happen. Johnny looks hot hot hot by the way. Clearly he was hoping for the chance to seduce me up close with that Jake Berkeley white shirt, knowing this is my weak spot.
OK I'm sorry, he distracts me. Back to Valley of the Sun. They posted a couple of things on their fb page that I feel the urge to comment on. I know, you're surprised. Let's start with this all too common mistake many independent filmmakers are guilty of:
It's OK to be "so wrapped up in finishing the movie", but baby you still have to market the shit out of the front end of the film. The photography you get during your festival run is one of your most powerful marketing tools. Your film's community and anyone you hope to draw into it (fans, festivals, press, distributors, etc..) want to see photos. Photos of themselves, photos of the movie they helped work on, photos of the actors, photos from the fests, photos that show hell yeah your film is good enough to be accepted, screened, picked up, distributed, talked about and then paid for... bringing your project full circle. Photos are proof.
Remember the photographer next time :)
They also kinda' gave us a general status update:
Awesome. what two things should have been done a year ago?
Hey here's a festival plan- know your target audience, try to avoid firing random shots in the application process, be prepared, don't underestimate the power of a killer press kit and things will go much easier. Naturally, I had an aneurysm when I read that they're still working on launching their brand design. This is where many filmmakers realize they overlooked something critical but can't quite put their finger on it until later in the game. Like now for instance. It's called your marketing plan. I shit you not when I say this makes my head hurt.
I'm also going to go ahead and assume that Valley of the Sun is in the process of re-branding their image after noticing that this familiar photo is now suspiciously absent from all of their social media sites. >>>>>
I think that's a great idea, but DO IT SOON for f*ck's sake and make it consistent across the board. I have faith in you VotS.
And if I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times. It would be an epic mistake for Valley of the Sun to underutilize Johnny Whitworth's own marketability and what it can do for the film.
The Johnny Whitworth FanSite blew past 50,000 page views over the weekend. It's a bit better than the 5,000 page views some well known actors end up with after 2 years. Thank you to all his new and returning fans for being part it. ♥
Friday, May 13, 2011
You can get your own Asian dvd version of Reach for Me on eBay and as you can see, it has some simply spectacular cover art. No that gray haired man is not Seymour Cassel but it could possibly pass for Chevy Chase at a bad angle. Thank gawd we weren't exposed to their version of Johnny Whitworth.
In any event, it's NTSC Region 3 but unless there's a specific reason you have to have this dvd (chinese subtitles), I of course recommend buying your copy direct from the Reach for Me online store.
I would also recommend that they offer free shipping as a re-launch incentive- especially since we now know we can both download it & get it On Demand. just sayin'.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Johnny Whitworth gave an extraordinary performance in a movie called Reach for Me a few years ago. It was and is still my opinion that the marketing and distribution of this film was handled by an assortment of buffoons. The first grenade was the entertainment company used to rep the film. The second grenade was using faith based marketing which resulted in a soft entry. And the last few grenades came in the form of poor outreach, underutilized publicity opps and too much Seymour not enough Johnny regarding press. The film did however win some festival awards but then kind of got abandoned after they tried to force it on everyone over 65.
Reach for Me now appears to be attempting a revival & re-entry and the good news is that it CAN BE DONE.
Jane, an awesome Johnny Whitworth fan, sent me this info:
"here's a bit of news about the long lost RfM - I stumbled upon their back-in-business fb page, and lo and behold, they've finally given the movie its own website. More than that, they are finally releasing DVD/Blu copies and downloads! Now how anyone is supposed to find out that info is beyond me, but at least you can publicize it on the fansite. I got my copy within the wk. Of course, it was in an open cardboard envelope w/o a receipt or message, but at least it arrived, lol! TTWC gals did a much better job of getting their movie out, I think. And they offered autographed copies, too!
Johnny ought to consider hiring you...
Anyway, here's the link:
They are updating their fb page fairly regularly.
Enjoy the wk-end ~ and great job keeping the website updated!Thank you Jane- I'm happy to hear that Reach for Me is making this effort! And I know it's a film many, many people can appreciate and shouldn't miss out on.
I checked out the FB page for Reach for Me and I think you should go there and give them a Like. Trust me, they need fans. I checked out their list of Likes and found a lovely assortment of AARP, Retirement Communities, Adult Day Cares and Senior Living pages. sigh. This is a bad idea for nothing else other than it tells every potential fan that this is a movie for old people only. geezus. Talk about leaving out 51% of your audience. You can do this Reach for Me! Bring it back hard and go after the under 65's!
Watch Johnny as a terminally-ill hospice patient sharing a sad but sweet moment with his girl and tell me he doesn't break your heart:
I just wanted to hug him the whole time. Whether it's for 2 hours or 2 minutes, acting that translates almost entirely through the eyes while turning you inside out is an unbelievable talent. He's got it.
You've gotta see the entire movie, even though it'll make you cry. Please check out their new website and get your own copy of the movie delivered right to your doorstep.. then visit their new Facebook page and don't be afraid to give them some feedback.
Friday, May 6, 2011
He totally is. I don't think I'd turn him down for anything. Yes I have some standards, maybe even some morals but I'm not stupid.
So as of right now, there are no reviews or updates to speak of on the Newport Beach Film Festival screening for Valley of the Sun. Stokes McIntyre thanked everyone on his Facebook page for coming out and supporting the film. yaaawn. Failure to engage.
It's ok, there's a learning curve.. the most important thing to remember is that a film goes nowhere without the fans. If I went to that screening and loved the movie, the first thing I would do before I became a fan is- well, #1 google Johnny Whitworth- but then I would check Valley of the Sun out on Facebook and Twitter and see if anything grabs my attention. Then I would want to see some real time updates and some hey-I-was-there-too! pics. If you bore me, I'll leave. If it's a chance you want to take, that's cool. But if you just spent the last 5 or 10 years developing your project, spending all your money and investing all your time..you better convince me stay 'cause without me... there's no ROI.
I just want to see them push their film all the way to the top and yes a great, perfectly edited film with a talented cast and production team is fundamental- but these days, that's only the first half of the game. Step all the way into the social media arena Valley of the Sun!
Being the embodiment of grace that I am, I tripped over a motherf'n extension cord running like a trip wire between conference rooms this morning. One of my Louboutins kicked off and attacked an intern trailing an obedient 3 feet behind me.
Just when you think you're safe, some chick's high heel kicks up in your face, right Daniel? I think he might have liked it, he held my shoe like a trophy until I snatched it back and flipped off the techies who tried to kill me.
Anyway, I'm sure Johnny wants all of his fans out there who are mama's to have a Happy Mother's Day ♥
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Good luck to Valley of the Sun tonight at the Newport Beach fest and please go if you're in the area and support Johnny's film!
Valley Of The Sun
7:45 PM Wed, May 4th
Triangle Square 6
1870 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Besides, you never know who you might see at a screening.
So were you sitting next to him at the screening for The Victim at the New Bev last night? Did he let you sit on his lap? or is that something only I would try? don't judge me. I'd pay good money to sit on that man's lap.
By the way, check out The Victim's site, building something like this is an outstanding place to start when you're marketing your own film. A website that has all your shit pulled together for fans, potential distributors, media..all of the above and more. I want this for Valley of the Sun..is that too much to ask? No it is not. I'm not giving up on it either so you're just gonna have to listen to it until I see some progress.
Kudos to the person who tweeted this without having to use the F-word. 'Sleep with' sounds so much... nicer, no?
If you guys are expecting me to retort with sort of lewd comment, I'm insulted. I would totally be ok with settling for just sitting on his lap and seeing how things
grow go from there.