TWC’s list of creditors includes Michelle Williams at her old Boerum Hill address:




126 Hoyt

The filing reveals that the company owed more than $500 million to a list of creditors spanning 394 pages.   Weinstein Co.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing had long been viewed in financial circles as the inevitable result of the sexual abuse allegations against its namesake founder, Harvey Weinstein.newyorkfilmfestivalscreeningnottherenfnqvuw-v8ex


[October 18 2008 Extradition for grandfather of Heath Ledger’s daughter, Matilda ]




LARRY Williams, the grandfather of late actor Heath Ledger’s daughter, Matilda,  has lost his bid to return to the US before an extradition hearing in Australia.

But there was a “big difference” between going there voluntarily and “consenting to surrender”, thus returning as an extradited person.

If he surrendered, he may languish in an Australian jail until US marshals arranged to take him back.

In asking for his bail to be varied so he could travel to the US, Mr Watson said “the Americans are happy for him to come back this way”.

But Ms O’Shane agreed with submissions made on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions that she did not have the power to allow an applicant “to travel beyond the reach of this jurisdiction”.

Preliminary arguments relating to the extradition hearing will be heard in the same court on December 4.  The father of actress Michelle Williams is wanted in the US for allegedly evading $1.9 million in taxes between 1999 and 2001.

l. Dakota Johnson

The final installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, hit cinemas last weekend.   While she may be forever synonymous with Anastasia Steele, it’s clear that Dakota Johnson is ready and willing to break away from the franchise.

Next, Johnson will star in a remake of Suspiria, which sounds comparable to Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. It’s got a fab cast between Tilda Swinton, Grace Chloe Moretz and Mia Goth, plus all eyes are now firmly on its director, Luca Guadagnino, after his massive success with Call Me By Your Name.

Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, partially based on Thomas De Quincey’s 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis

Susie Bannion, [Dakota Johnson] a young American woman who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in 1977, arriving just as one of its members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.


[ March 11 2015 Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” With Dakota Johnson. Written and directed by Michael Almereyda.]

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Minority view:

Dakota Johnson is stunning as Imogen. Her portrayal is so precise and yet completely carefree. I want to see her onstage with an opportunity to tackle full text in the future. She really is a star.

[January 5 Michelle Williams’ Boerum Hill townhouse sold]

Reporters and camera  congregated outside the house.

Reporters and camera congregated outside the house.


Michelle Williams’ townhouse in Brooklyn’s coveted Boerum Hill ‘hood was sold in the final days of 2014 to a mysterious corporate entity for $8.8 million – $1.3 million over asking price.


Ledger was engaged to actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain. Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in 2005. The child’s godparents are Ledger’s Brokeback costar Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams’ Dawson’s Creek castmate Busy Phillips. The family home was in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill section at the corner of Hoyt and Dean.

Writer Bar Katz

Writer Bar Katz

Director Paul Thomas Anderson celebrated the life of his close friend and collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman by delivering a touching eulogy at the actor’s funeral in New York on Friday.

The filmmaker cast the actor in three of his films – “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “The Master” – and he helped to pay tribute to his late pal at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola service by sharing his favorite memories, many of which prompted warm laughter from mourners including Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and “The Master” co-stars Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix.

“The Wire” star John Doman, who was among the 400 guests at the memorial, tells NBC News, “It was sad, it was celebratory, it was emotional, it was inspirational, it was terrific.”

Playwright Jose Rivera, who worked with Hoffman at the Off Broadway Labyrinth Theater Company, tells the Wall Street Journal, “It was quite beautiful. He (Anderson) just had a lot of very personal and lovely memories of Phil. And he made us all laugh; he quoted Phil extensively and we could kind of hear his voice in the room.”

After the 90-minute service, Hoffman’s coffin was carried out by six pallbearers as his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three young children looked on from the top of the church’s steps.

Other stars in attendance at the funeral included Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Ellen Burstyn, John Slattery, Mary Louise Parker, Jerry Stiller, Marisa Tomei and Spike Lee.

Michelle Williams visiting family of Philip Seymour Hoffman, star of Synecdoche, who died of an overdose on February 2 2014

Michelle Williams visiting family of Philip Seymour Hoffman, star of Synecdoche, who died of an overdose on February 2 2014

Synecdoche New York

Synecdoche New York

[February 6]

Heath Ledger, died January 22 2008

Heath Ledger, died January 22 2008

The father of the late actor Heath Ledger has attacked reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman helped counsel his son about his supposed “drug addiction”, calling them a “complete and disrespectful fabrication”.
The reports, which surfaced on a website called Popdust and have since been repeated by British tabloid The Daily Mail. But Ledger’s father, Kim, has rubbished the reports.
“This is a complete and disrespectful fabrication of circumstances surrounding any relationship Heath and Philip Seymour Hoffman may have had and very offensive to the memory of Heath for his family and friends,” he said.
“Heath died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs whilst suffering severe pneumonia and sleep deprivation.
“Our thoughts are also with Philip’s family and friends during this tragic time.”
Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment in 2008. The New York City chief medical examiner ruled his death was caused by an accidental overdose of prescription medications.

“Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine,”An initial autopsy on January 23 proved inconclusive at determining Ledger’s cause of death. Heath’s drugs
Six prescription drugs were found, including Ambien, Valium, anti-depressant Zoloft, Xanax, Zoplicone [sic] and Donormyl

Michelle Williams 2008

Ledger was engaged to actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain. Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in 2005. The child’s godparents are Ledger’s Brokeback costar Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams’ Dawson’s Creek castmate Busy Phillips. The family home was in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill section at the corner of Hoyt and Dean.

Reporters and camera congregated outside the house.

Reporters and camera  congregated outside the house.

Reporters and camera congregated outside the house.

blogknowsbrooklyn comments The temperature in January was cold, often below freezing and the wind was brisk. Michelle Williams was filming and had Matilda with her. Williams, 27, made a stop in Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, before traveling on to New York. She arrived at her Brooklyn home January 23. Reports claim Williams was with her mother, Carla, and actress Busy Philipps. Someone is at the door in this picture.

Metal fences placed at a goodly distance from the townhouse to keep the media at bay. Photographers were equipped with long lenses. Reporters with furry hoods.

This crowd gathered outside Heath Ledger’s bachelor apartment in Manhattan’s Soho section on Broome Street at Crosbie at noon on January 25, 2008. another crowd

The apartment, where he died on January 22, 2008, is quite near Broadway and south of Houston – an area of clothing shops and restaurants.

The journalists also gathered at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Manhattan’s East Side.

Heath Ledger’s body was transported here, at Madison and 81st, after the police autopsy.

The crowds still gather at the apartment where a fan shrine continues.

[November 20 2011]

Billie Burke, 1939 Glinda

Billie Burke, 1939 Glinda


Michelle Williams at Cannes for Synecdoche

Michelle Williams at Cannes for Synecdoche 2008

Michelle Williams will have a ‘fresh take’ on Glinda the good witch in her new movie Oz: The Great and Powerful.
The actress is currently shooting the film, which acts as a prequel to all the previous Wizard of Oz movies, including the 1939 Judy Garland classic.
my Glinda is where she’s starting out.”

bbardotWhat do you think of these actresses denouncing sexual harassment?
Regarding actresses, and not women in general, it is, in the vast majority of cases, hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest. This takes the place of important themes that could be discussed. I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. And I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice little ass. This kind of compliment is nice. But there are many actresses who make the naughty with producers to get a role. Then, to talk about them, they come to tell that they have been harassed … In reality, rather than enjoy them, it hurts them.[rough Google translation]


[January 08 2011 Michelle Williams: a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Clint Eastwood ]

Michelle mmABC said the interview that aired on “Nightline” was an accurate representation of their interview with Michelle Williams. She most certainly was asked questions about Heath Ledger, which she answered. Her one-on-one interview lasted one hour, not three.
Heath Ledger died of “acute intoxication” caused by the combined effects of the six drugs, oxycodone, the main ingredient in the prescription drug OxyContin, and hydrocodone, the principal pain reliever in the prescription drug Vicodin, three anti-anxiety medications: diazepam, the generic name for Valium; alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax; and temazepam, which is sold under the brand name Restoril; the drug doxylamine was also found in his system. It is an ingredient in some over-the-counter sleeping pills, and is also marketed in some nonprescription cold medicines that contain decongestants.

He was found dead in his new Soho apartment. Six prescription drugs were found: Ambien, Valium, anti-depressant Zoloft, Xanax, Zoplicone and Donormyl. At the time of his death, Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was 28. He dosed himself. Ingestion was the proximate cause of his death. That is where the courts call a halt. But it is a contemporary observation that human behavior rarely has just one cause. Starting her acting career at 13 with a bit part in ‘Baywatch’ Ms. Williams graduated to the teen-TV big leagues with ‘Dawson’s Creek’, Dawson’s Creek was a primetime television drama [January 20, 1998, May 14, 2003]. Her film career started with the forgettable and has grown and grown. Ms. Williams, with wisdom and application, has become a superior actor. She is now appealing to an adult audience. It is not in her interest to peel back the onion rings of causation leading to Mr. Ledger’s death.

But no WB graduate has put as much distance between themselves and their small-screen origins as Michelle Williams. Ryan Gosling has said, “She’s a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Clint Eastwood.”

”    Normally I don’t encourage much ad-libbing, but with Heath, I just let him run.” Parnassus still has not landed a domestic distribution deal, fostering speculation that it may be too unusual to find a wide audience. (It does have an international distributor and is set to open in the U.K. in June.) One source close to Gilliam speculates that the director — an American expatriate who has often found a welcoming audience for his work in Europe — may be hoping that a buzz-filled Cannes debut will lead to a distribution deal and a domestic release in the fall.

“Incendiary” on DVD

5 March, 2009


Incendiary DVD

Incendiary DVD

It was first screened at the London Film Festival last autumn to critical acclaim. And despite Williams heart-wrenching, performance, it did not get a cinematic release and has been released straight to DVD.  It was filmed in London in March 2007, while Michelle was still in a relationship with Heath Ledger, father of her daughter Matilda, 3.

Heath Ledger will win the Oscar

Heath Ledger will win the Oscar

It would be an upset heard ’round the world. It would get some people up in arms. And I highly — ahem — doubt it will happen. But, just for the sake of argument, it seems to me that if anyone can swoop in and win the best supporting actor Oscar that everyone thinks is going to Heath Ledger, it would be “Doubt” star Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

The Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo