‘The Leftovers’ : The first full season 2 trailer is here!



by James Hibbard

The full-length trailer for season 2 of The Leftovers has arrived, and EW has your exclusive first look!

The above sneak peek shows the Garvey family relocating from New York to a small Texas town dubbed Miracle that claims to have had zero Sudden Departures. But what happens when, after the Garveys arrive, one person suddenly vanishes? Clearly some intense drama follows, including the shocking appearance of Patti Levin (Ann Dowd), the leader of the Guilty Remnant in Mapleton who had been presumed dead in season 1. The trailer also introduces the Murphys, the Garvey family’s new next-door neighbors, who will play a key role this season. Showrunner Damon Lindelof has said the new season will have a stronger “narrative engine” compared to the more meditative first season.

The Leftovers returns to HBO on Sunday, Oct. 4.

See this original article here: www.EW.com

Inspiring the Next Generation of Storytellers


Vineyard Gazette

Brad Silberling and Amy Brenneman, Photo Mike Lovewell

by Heather Hamacek

Looking peaceful and tan, husband and wife Brad Silberling and Amy Brenneman relaxed on a couch on the porch of their West Tisbury home, their dog, Pablo dozing nearby. With an osprey nest about 100 feet away, a blue pond in view and fragrant flowers sprouting up from the soft ground, it’s no surprise that this is their favorite place to unwind.
Ms. Brenneman is an actress who has starred in numerous television series including Judging Amy, Private Practice and The Leftovers. Mr. Silberling is a film director whose credits include Moonlight Mile and the adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Away from Los Angeles, Ms. Brenneman and Mr. Silberling have found the Vineyard to be a place of both rejuvenation and inspiration.
“It becomes this very creative place where the stakes are artistically high and financially low for me to just mess around,” said Ms. Brenneman.
Her one-person show, Mouth Wide Open, premiered on Island at The Yard in 2010 before moving to A.R.T. in Cambridge. “I am very drawn to the spoken word stuff,” she said. “When I’m here and I’m not drawn by the pressures of anything, that’s where my spirit goes.”
Mr. Silberling first became enamored with the Vineyard because of the movie Jaws. As a 12-year-old he visited the Island for a day with the explicit purpose of seeing the filming locations for the thriller.
“Really, for all of my interest in the movie, I was sort of knocked out by the Island,” he said.
The couple bought their first home in Chilmark in 2000 and moved to their current West Tisbury residence four years ago. Now, they try to spend a month to six weeks on the Island with their two children, Charlotte and Bodhi. Charlotte recently played Swan #4 in a Summer Stars production and Bodhi loves to jump off the Big Bridge at State Beach.
Please read the full article and see more photos at: www.vineyardgazette.com

‘The Leftovers’ Chat Sessions



“The Leftovers” fans, did you miss any of the exclusive chats with the cast of the intense HBO drama series on GoldDerby.com?

They’ve listed them all for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman, Ann Dowd and our podcast with Christopher Eccleston.

Click below!



Hey sweet friends…


FB_ProfileSitting in my steamy patio here in Austin. Wanting to write something (remember when I used to write? Back in the winter? Before my NBC pilot?) but my thoughts are all squiggly and unformed. Unruly kindergarten thoughts.
But my heart is filled with gratitude for you, my cyber friends and supporters. For your sweet birthday thoughts, your wild creativity (the videos! the photo collages! the vines!) Please know that I see these things, that they touch my heart over the time differences and the miles and the countries. For all that is written about the overwhelm of social media, this is one of the true benefits.

I will take love in any form these days, in the wake of yet another display of blistering hatred in South Carolina. I will take love in the form of your birthday wishes, in the care of the camera operator who moves gently with his equipment when its close to my face. I will take it in the form of my 10 year old son, shirtless and sleepy, waking at 6 am to wish me Happy Birthday before I left for work on Monday (is there anything more delicious than a 10 year old son’s bare chest?) And I will take it in the form of the families of the South Carolina shooting, forgiving Dylan Roof for all the world to see.

Astounding. That is the way the world is changed. We won’t defeat violent rage with retaliation; an eye for an eye surely does blind the world. And yet to see it in action? This is the real deal. The world trembles before that kind of love.

I will take love in the form of my husband, of course. That is my steady diet of love, making my bones sturdy and strong, my heart pumping with juicy healthy blood. You all have been commenting on us the last few days, and it makes me want to write about THAT. Which I will. In September we will have been married 20 years, together 22. Which, for anyone that knew me back in 1993, a ridiculous proposition. Without going into the nitty-gritty of my pre-Brad life, suffice to say: you would never have bet on me for having a long-term marriage. In Vegas, the odd would have been looooooooong.

And here’s the kicker: it’s gotten better and better, radically better in the last two years. We have begun burying our parents (his beloved father Bob died two years ago of ALS in September.) We welcomed my frail folks for five months into our home this spring. We have a rowdy 10 year old son and a 14 year old special needs daughter who just entered PUBERTY. And against all odds, we produced a pilot for NBC that got picked up for series.

These are stressors indeed.

Yet, weirdly, we are more deeply in love than ever. It’s like the world gave us all these things that could divide us with squabbles and fear, and we said, “You know what, world? We are on the same side. Yes, these are challenges, and they are only going to get more so. But for today’s kickball team? I pick HIM.”

I got asked recently about my marriage, and I realized I have no pat advice, no concept for a book, have no desire to publicize this most private piece of my heart. What can I say? I got lucky. I chose well, of that I am proud. and here’s what I do know ; it takes a while for things to settle. And when it does, things get really, really good.

I’ll take love in any form today, and I send my love to you. As Ed Bacon says, it’s “strength for you journey.” May love make your bones strong today, and your heart beat healthy and true. The world needs us all today. There is much work to do.

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