Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Live today ActorsE Chat Producer Cassian Elwes (Heat) and host Kurt Kelly

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OCTOBER 2, 2013
By: Melissa English

Cassian Elwes Brings His Amazing Production Talent and Experience to Actors EChat

Pepper Jay Productions and Live Video Inc. are thrilled to welcome Cassian Elwes today for a live broadcast at 9 am PST with host, “The Voice of Experience” Kurt Kelly. Watch live http://actorsentertainment.com/category/actorse/. Kurt is a respected voice-over artist with more than 30 years in the industry in broadcast, voice over and production and directing.  Cassian has been a huge player in Hollywood and has produced more than 74 titles in television and film including “Lawless”, “Blue Valentine”, “The Paperboy”, and other acclaimed hits.  He also has 7 titles currently in development and 10 in production.  His career in Hollywood began in the 80s working with stars like Robert Lower and Ally Sheedy in “Oxford Blues”.  He spent much of this time making popular hits as well with actors like Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen. 

After joining William Morris Cassian took on the role of Independent Head in 1995 and ran the company for 15 years taking on projects that had been stalled such as the “English Patient” and had an integral part in the financing on “Slingblade” as well as “Monster’s Ball”  Cassian has been a part of the financing for over 24 movies and has been a part of many amazing projects to date.  One of his largest projects of recent date has been “The Butler” in which he has had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood’s most amazing actors and actresses such as Oprah Winfrey, Nick Nolte, Jane Fonda, John Cusack and Terrance Howard to name just a few key players.


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Catch the show live today on http://www.kurtkelly.com/view-live-events.php?id=16 for ActorsE Chat with producer Cassian Elwes (Heat) and host Kurt Kelly@ 10 AM PDT Wikipedia calls Cassian Elwes one of the most important figures in independent cinema.

Elwes began his producing career with 1983's "Oxford Blues" starring Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy and quickly went on to make another 29 films, including "Men At Work," with Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, and "The Chase" with Sheen.

In 1995, Elwes joined William Morris and headed William Morris Independent for 15 years. His first effort was the long stalled project "The English Patient" which won best picture that year. He financed such indie hits as "Slingblade" and "The Apostle,” both of which were nominated for multiple Oscars. "Monster's Ball" was their follow up, which won the Oscar for Halle Berry.

Elwes is considered an expert in the field of arranging financing and distribution for independent films having done so for 283 films during his tenure at William Morris Independent.

Since leaving William Morris Independent 3 years ago, Elwes has been involved in arranging financing and distribution for 24 films including “Lawless,” directed by John Hillcoat (“The Road”), starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, and the thriller “The Paperboy,” directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), starring Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron. Elwes’ current slate includes period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” by Lee Daniels, which features a huge ensemble cast including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams, among others. Additionally, he is also producing “Dallas Buyers Club” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, and “Hateship, Loveship” which stars Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Nolte.


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