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It’s Looking Grimm

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by wmapother No Comments

Tomorrow night I’m guesting on NBC’s Grimm (9/8c)…as a minister, of all things.Grimm - I'm all tied up at the moment

The logline from NBC’s site: “A preacher who exploits his Wesen identity to gain followers arrives in Portland.” Hmm. Sounds like a pitch for an SNL sketch about the primaries.

Also, last week I was on the Grog ‘n’ Prog podcast (Episode 4) for a Lost-centric grilling. Eg, Why was Ethan spared during the Purge? Why wasn’t he in more episodes? And in ep 5.3’s final scene, why was that third palm frond from the left folded IN FOUR PLACES? etc., etc. You’ve been warned. Ep 4 here:

 

 

A Young and Strapping Priest

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by wmapother No Comments

Rev. Robert Palladino, a Roman Catholic priest and master calligrapher whom I briefly portrayed in the 2013 film Jobs, passed away on Feb 26. 06Palladino-Obit-master675 Steve Jobs once studied with Palladino and later credited him for inspiring the typography of the Mac. Palladino started as a monk, became a priest, left to get married, and returned to priesthood after his wife died.

Yesterday’s NYT biography of Palladino mentioned the Jobs film and described his portrayer as “strapping young actor William Mapother.” Does anyone know if the Times’ Obit desk offers publicity services?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Screams

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

Actors: If you haven’t yet lost a role b/c you were too right for it, your day will come. Pity the lemur.

You can thank cartoonist Charlie Hankin for this. It appeared in The New Yorker, to which I am absurdly devoted.  It’s available framed via their online store.

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Notre Dame video interview

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

If you enjoy watching actors talk about themselves, here’s something for you: Notre Dame alum assnI was one of several Notre Dame graduates interviewed by the alumni association for a highlight on the entertainment industry.

WSJ on Slated

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

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The Wall Street Journal has a terrific video on Slated, a film finance platform I co-founded, and on how it makes investing in film accessible to those outside the film industry.