Saturday, 22 October 2011

Goran Visnjic Gambles with Romance & Politics on 'Pan Am' (TV Guide)

oor Kate. It's difficult to juggle a love life when you're a jet-setting stewardess and undercover spy. Luckily, Goran Visnjic, who once played Dr. Luka Kovac on ER, has the remedy for Pan Am's lovelorn flight attendant.

Beginning Sunday (10/9c on ABC), Visnjic will play debonair Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza, who takes a personal interest in Kate (Kelli Garner) on a flight from New York to Monte Carlo. The precocious redhead has had a hard time of it lately; the CIA put her on notice for disobeying orders and her younger sister Laura (Margot Robbie) moved out. It's perfect timing to begin a new, ego-boosting relationship, even if it doesn't begin in the most romantic way.

"Just before she gets on the plane, she gets this assignment," Visnjic tells "Her CIA handler gives her a photo of Niko and he tells her, 'This is the guy who's going to help you get inside that casino in Monte Carlo, but he can't know what's going on. You just need to befriend him and use him to get inside this casino.'"

Once Kate finishes her assignment, she finds Niko again and begins their love affair in earnest, without orders this time. "She thinks that she's no longer putting Niko in any kind of danger from the CIA since he wasn't part of the actual assignment, but just a tool to get inside the casino," explains Visnjic. "That's why she thinks it's OK to fall in love with this guy because the CIA is apparently not interested in him."

Politically, Kate shouldn't have had anything to worry about by getting involved with Niko. Visnjic says, "[The writers] wanted to bring a character in who was going to be from a communist country in 1963, but also politically neutral because Yugoslavia at the time was not part of the Iron Curtain. He works in the UN and lives in New York."

As their relationship deepens over the course of a four-episode arc, they enjoy intimate interludes as well as light-hearted dates, such as one outing at an amusement park. "That was in an episode when they get back from Monte Carlo," Visnjic says. "You believe that these two people might have a beautiful future ahead of them."

Unfortunately, Kate is new to the spy business and doesn't actually know the deeper game at stake. "Right after that, something hits the fan and all hell breaks loose for them," says Visnjic. "The CIA gets involved with their relationship and also the Yugoslavian Secret Service. It gets really political and this love story turns into a spy story. It's quite intricate. Things are never as simple as they look."

The actor doesn't go into detail, but apparently Niko and Kate aren't destined to take a Pan Am flight on their honeymoon anytime soon. "I can't tell you much, but it's an interesting ending, a story of betrayal and a love story," says Visnjic. "It's not going to end well." Poor Kate.

Pan Am airs on Sundays at 10/9c on ABC.

Source via @KstewAngel thank you.

Photo: Markus Redmond & Billy Morrison at the Billy Idol gig (San Jose)

Kate del Castillo co-hosts the 1st Billboard Mexican Music Awards

The first Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Thursday night showcased a new generation of regional Mexican artists who are leading the evolution of the genre. The awards show will reach out to wide audiences, offering a fresh take on Regional Mexican Music when it airs on Telemundo October 27, without alienating its many fans.

Actress Kate del Castillo, who hosted the show with Fernandez, channeled her tough-talking character Teresa Mendoza from the wildly popular telenovela "La Reina del Sur" for several short but riveting monologues.

"You listen to the music and it goes down to your bones," she said, in a dramatic introduction to torch singer Paquita la del Barrio. "Only Mexicans have that kind of feeling."

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Video: Preview of Kate del Castillo on 'CSI: Miami'

Kate's debut on this episode of 'CSI: Miami' will air on CBS (US) Oct 23 10.00pm (PT/ET).

YT KatedelCastilloFC via and thank you to @KatedCastilloFC 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Intandem attending the American Film Market (AFM)

Intandem is attending the American Film Market held in Santa Monica, CA USA from 2 - 9 November.

K-11 is included in their catalogue. This could mean that Intandem are looking for distributors. 

Good luck to K-11! 

Continue reading to the end of the post for more details on the AFM.

Click on the following link to see Intandem's Complete Film Catalogue.

In addition it appears that one of Intandem's movies,"Ecstacy", is being screened.

Background on the AFM:

The business of independent motion picture production and distribution - a truly collaborative process - reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. Over 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.

Founded in 1981, the American Film Market (AFM) quickly became the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production — making AFM the must-attend industry event.

The AFM transforms Santa Monica. The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is converted into a busy marketplace. All 21 screens on the Santa Monica Promenade and the surrounding community become AFM screening rooms for the entire eight-day event and nine digital and video screening rooms are added just for the AFM.

Participants may view more than 800 screenings of approximately 400 films - 30 new films every two hours - the majority of them world or U.S. premieres. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios in the U.S., to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals, all destined for theaters and television around the world. With 7,000 attendees, 800 screenings, and seminars programmed by leading industry organizations, the American Film Market continues to be the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.

The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance,

Thank you to @KstewAngel for the heads up.