IAMA Theatre Company‘s hit production of Jon Caren’s The Recommendation has been nominated for three Ovation Awards by the LA Theatre Alliance!
Adam is nominated for the second time (best actor, Hey, Morgan!) along with cast members Brandon Scott and Malcolm Barret for BEST ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY and the show has been nominated for BEST PRODUCTION OF PLAY!
The awards take place November 2nd in LA.
“Two old friends faced with life decisions that cannot wait put their lives on pause for a day and do the unthinkable . . . walk around Los Angeles.
As they grapple with failing relationships, a possible cross country move, and the challenges of familiy, friendship, and love – a new question arises – if they are more than just friends. “
Sister, directed and written by David Lascher, co-written by Todd Camhe. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. When unstable Connie (Barbara Hershey) is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Nicki, forcing her son, Bill (Reid Scott), to take his sister in. As the two begin to forge a healthy bond, well-meaning Bill implements his own method of treatment for Nicki’s mental troubles, but, when turmoil persists, he must reconcile his beliefs with what actually may be best for his sister. Sister addresses the polemic issue of youth psychotropic drug prescription with restraint and sensitivity.
“The always excellent Shapiro demonstrates versatility and spark as the über-confident Feldman, whose fratboy charisma is tempered by a less attractive self-centeredness that Shapiro does not shy from revealing, making for yet another gem of a performance from the IAMA mainstay.”
“The Recommendation dazzles!”
- The Hollywood Reporter
IFC Midnight, the genre arm of IFC Films, announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Zachary Donohue’s debut film, “The Den.” Co-written by Donohue and Lauren Thompson, the film stars Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro and Matt Riedy. “The Den” follows a young woman, who, studying the habits of webcam chat users, witnesses a brutal murder online, and plunges into an investigation that could befall a similarly grisly fate.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, withCliffbrook Films and Intricacy Productions on behalf of the filmmakers.
“The Den is a unique, modern thriller and we are very happy that it has found a home at IFC Midnight,” says producer Dan Clifton. “We’re excited for audiences to experience the film in both a theatrical setting and as a VOD title, which are opportunities presented in working with IFC Midnight.”
Adam is completing the Scandal, Mistresses, Betrayal trifecta this month in Chicago. Adam joins the cast of Betrayal as a recurring guest star, in, this, the show’s 1st season. Betrayal airs Sundays at 10pm on ABC.
Two lovers’ worlds will collide, culminating in a powerful and compelling story of sex, love, loyalty, marriage and treachery in the provocative, sensual and gripping new drama, “Betrayal.”
“Betrayal” stars Hannah Ware (“Shame,” “Boss”) as Sara Hadley, Henry Thomas (“E.T.,” “Gangs of New York”) as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Drew Stafford, Wendy Moniz (“Guiding Light,” “The Guardian”) as Elaine McAllister, Elizabeth McLaughlin (“The Clique”) as Valerie McAllister, Braeden Lemasters (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Victor McAllister, with Stuart Townsend (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) as Jack McAllister and James Cromwell (“Babe,” “American Horror Story”) as Thatcher Karsten.
“Betrayal,” based on the hit Dutch series “Overspel,” was written by David Zabel (“ER,” “Detroit 1-8-7″) and directed by Patty Jenkins (“The Killing,” “Monster”), and is executive-produced by Zabel, Lisa Zwerling (“ER,” “FlashForward”), Alon Aranya (“Red Widow”) and Rob Golenberg (“Red Widow”).
Todd Camher is producing “Sister” with Matt Luber exec producing. The film began shooting this week in Los Angeles.
Story, written by Camhe and Lascher, centers on an actor whose marriage is in shambles. He returns to his hometown after the death of his father and discovers his bipolar mother needs him to look after his adopted 11-year-old sister.
Scott portrays the deputy director of communications on “Veep” and his credits include Showtime’s “The Big C,” TBS’ “My Boys” and the title role of “Turbo” in the upcoming Netflix animated series. Hershey was in “Black Swan” and both “Insidious” movies.
Check out the inspiration for the film, it’s producing organization Our Kids First Foundation
Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), David Boreanaz (Bones), Keke Palmer (Akeelah And The Bee), Devon Gearhart (The Wait), Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Noah Silver (The Borgias), Ally Sheedy (Welcome To The Rileys), Cheyenne Jackson (Behind The Candelabra), Adam Shapiro (1600 Penn), and Robin Weigert (Sons Of Anarchy) have been cast in Full Circle, DirecTV announced today. The 10-episode series marks the TV debut of screenwriter/playwright Neil LaBute. It examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Nick Hamm will executive produce for Momentum TV, the scripted division of Momentum Entertainment Group. Series creator LaBute will serve as writer and co-executive producer. FremantleMedia International will handle global distribution.
From LAist Nikki Levy brings her monthly evening of storytelling/readings Don’t Tell My Mother! to Cafe Fais Do-Do tonight at 8 pm. It’s a monthly gathering of comics, actors and award-winning screenwriters are hand-selected to share stories they’d never want their mothers to know. This month’s performers include: Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU), Jen Kober (The Mindy Project), Adam Shapiro (Scandal), Tom Lenk (Argo, Buffy), Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital), Davy Rothbart (Found Magazine) and Levy herself. Musical interludes provided by Abby Posner and guests. Doors at 7, Show at 8. Tickets: $15. This show is 21+.
Check out Adam along with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Isla Fisher in this clip from NOW YOU SEE ME!
The opening sequence of Now You See Me, the upcoming thriller about a quartet of illusionists who magically give away stolen cash to audiences, is now available to watch right here before the movie’s May 31 release.
The clip introduces the film’s star magicians known as the “The Four Horsemen” — played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher.
The preview leaves us with a cliffhanger of what appears to be a botched deadly magic trick from Fisher’s character. Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent and Michael Caine also have roles in Now You See Me.
Adam was cast in the screwball comedy from Night & Day Pictures, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant alongside Mark Feuerstein, Danny Pudi, Jayma Mays, and Henry Winkler.
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant – a completely new project which will have an awesome cast on board. So make sure you remember this title!
We’ve just learned that Mark Feuerstein, Stanley Tucci, Marcia Gay Harden, Molly Shannon, Taye Diggs and Henry Winkler are all on board for this low-budget comedy which comes from director Sam Friedlander. Not bad at all, don’t you think?
Mike Sikowitz (probably best known as writer of 8 episodes of TV series “Friends”) wrote the script for this comedy so let’s guess that nothing could go wrong with the story. And the story will center on Feuerstein’s character, a womanizing, self-anointed ‘renegade’ male flight attendant Larry Gaye who must save the day when the airline he works for tries to eliminate flight attendants as a cost-cutting measure.
One thing is for sure, Feuerstein definitely looks excited about the whole thing, since he’s already revealed:
“I can’t believe we get to make this ridiculous, fun and incredibly funny movie. This character’s not just a male flight attendant – he’s a renegade male flight attendant. Larry Gaye makes his own rules and then he breaks them!”
Anyway, at the end of this report let us also mention that Michael Roiff will produce the project via his Night & Day Pictures banner along with Ted Kroeber of Kish Prods., and the movie should start shooting this January.
As usual – we’ll keep an eye on this comedy, so make sure you stay tuned!
Adam played “Jesse Tyler” on an all new Scandal on the 31st! Check it out here:
Art will kinda sorta (but hopefully not too much!) imitate life when Scandal cast member Katie Lowes‘ actor-husband shows up on ABC’s buzzy sophomore drama as a very important man from Quinn’s past.
Adam Shapiro, whose TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy‘s gunman-in-the-hospital two-parter and a recurring role on NBC’s new White House comedy 1600 Penn, will guest-star in at least one episode of Scandal as Lindsay Dwyer’s doomed boyfriend Jesse.
As Scandalistas know, Jesse was among the several Cytron employees killed years ago by the bomb that Lindsay was accused of mailing. As such, expect to see Shapiro in flashbacks that shed light on the couple’s happier times and the fateful frame job that robbed Lindsay of love but gave “Quinn Perkins” a second chance at life.
“Working with Adam was totally surreal and wonderful!” Lowes tells TVLine of the wink-wink casting. “We’ve done tons of theatre together over the years, but never anything like this. Plus, he might be the biggest Scandal fan ever himself, so he was jumping around like a five-year-old when he booked the part.”
Hopefully (though improbably), the marrieds’ loved ones will somehow never lay eyes on this TVLine story. “We are keeping it a secret from our families who all watch the show religiously,” she says, “so when Adam first pops up on-screen as Quinn’s boyfriend, our mothers are going to freak out!”
Scandal resumes Season 2 next Thursday, Jan. 10, with Episode 10; Shapiro debuts in Episode 12.
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