or


[12/04/12 - 07:33 AM]
Quirky Short Film "Picture Paris," Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Debuts Dec. 17, Exclusively on HBO
Rachael Harris, D.W. Moffett, Jeff Perry, Matthew Fahey and Tom Virtue co-star in the project, from writer/director Brad Hall.

[via press release from HBO]

QUIRKY SHORT FILM "PICTURE PARIS," STARRING JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, DEBUTS DEC. 17, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Ellen is a suburban mom whose youngest child is about to go off to college. Terrified by the question, "What now?," she envisions a life-changing trip to Paris with her husband - only to discover that the journey isn't exactly what she expected.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (recent Emmy(R)-winner for HBO's "Veep") stars in PICTURE PARIS, a quirky short film filled with big surprises, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 17 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Brad Hall, Louis-Dreyfus' real-life husband, wrote and directed the darkly comic special about life's difficult transitions.

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 19 (3:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 23 (5:20 p.m.), 26 (10:30 a.m.) and 29 (10:30 a.m., 5:45a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 20 (11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 24 (3:30 p.m.) and 30 (9:30 a.m.), and Jan. 4 (5:50 p.m.), 8 (2:30 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 13 (3:30 p.m.) and 17 (4:45 p.m.)

At a loss when her youngest offspring is headed for college, Ellen decides to pour all her emotional energy into planning a romantic trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris with her husband, Randy. She becomes consumed with cheese, wine and French perfume, immersing herself in all things Parisian. Ellen takes French cooking classes from Chef Pierre de Burbank, peppers her speech with French phrases, flirts with everyone, including the pool man, and makes passionate love to her husband, all in anattempt to replace her fear of a lonely, childless future with a fantasy life.

In Paris, however, Ellen discovers a city that's a far cry from what she expected. Surrounded by beauty in the most romantic city in the world, she still feels empty. A flirtation with a preposterously handsome waiter, a night with a high-school crush, plenty ofcroissants and baguettes, the Jardin Luxembourg, the Eiffel Tower and the sudden possibility that her Parisian dreams will come true all lead to a shocking realization about what she has left behind at home.

Notes writer-director Brad Hall, "We all desire what Paris promises - extraordinary beauty and passion. But do we get these things in real life?"

PICTURE PARIS also stars Rachael Harris ("The Hangover"), D.W. Moffett ("Friday Night Lights"), Jeff Perry ("Grey's Anatomy"), Matthew Fahey ("Awkward"), Tom Virtue ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager"), Eric Elmosnino (César Award winner for "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life") and Grégory Fitoussi ("World War Z").

In September, Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the HBO comedy series "Veep," which returns for its second season in 2013. She previously won Emmys(R) for "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

PICTURE PARIS was written and directed by Brad Hall; produced by Julie R. Snyder, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall; co-producer, Merrilee Holt; director of photography, Brandon Cox; editor, Shon Hedges; original music by Steve Rashid.





  [december 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· VEEP (HBO)









[04/27/15 - 02:06 PM]
The Reign of "Thrones" Continues as Premiere Episode Outpaces Previous Season
HBO further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/27/15 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Offers Extended Coverage from Las Vegas for Mayweather-Pacquiao Superfight
FOX Sports 1 is on hand at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Broadcast Center throughout fight week, providing extended preview coverage for original studio programs.

[04/27/15 - 01:50 PM]
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards on Pop Become the Network's Most-Watched Live Event in Eight Years
POP spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[04/27/15 - 01:10 PM]
Oxygen Media's "The Prancing Elites Project" Dances Into Viewers' Hearts with Highest-Rated Series Premiere Among All Key Demos Since Network Rebrand
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 22.

[04/27/15 - 12:02 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Sunday Up 33% in Adults 25-54 and Up 38% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[04/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn Announce First Slate of Projects for FOX's Multi-Platform Programming
Highlights include "Filthy Sexy Teen$," a half-hour comedy previously set up at Adult Swim.

[04/27/15 - 11:24 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Criminal Minds" Are the Week's Top Two Programs in 7-Day DVR Lift Among Both Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/27/15 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Road Comedy Pilot from Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm Starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor
The pilot is an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip.

[04/27/15 - 10:55 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" Grows for the 2nd Week in a Row to a 6-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 21.

[04/27/15 - 10:44 AM]
The Season Finale of "Scorpion" Posts Monday's Largest Live Plus 3-Day Lift in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS further spins the numbers for Monday, April 20.

[04/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: TV Playback Boosts ABC's Competitive Rankings
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 6-12.

[04/27/15 - 10:08 AM]
Season Five of the Emmy-Award Winning Showtime(R) Drama "Homeland" to Begin Production in Berlin, Germany This Summer
Season five will pick-up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[04/27/15 - 10:05 AM]
New Season of Cinemax Series "Strike Back" to Debut July 31
Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton star in the action series, which follows a stealth counterterrorism unit as it spans the globe to stop potential threats, often behind enemy lines.

[04/27/15 - 10:05 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Scripted Development Slate with Three New Projects
Additionally, Bravo's first half-hour scripted comedy series, "Odd Mom Out," will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/27/15 - 10:02 AM]
"Subway Series" on ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" Delivers Double-Digit Ratings Increase
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.