Friday, May 24, 2024

“The Morning Show” Star Mark Duplass Comforts Filmmakers Who Weren’t Chosen for Sundance 2024


The Sundance Film Festival announced its movies for the January powwow in Park City, Utah.

Now “The Morning Show” actor Mark Duplass has posted a comforting note to filmmakers whose works were not selected.

“We’ve been rejected so many times, and it always hurts,” Duplass says and cites three movies he’s made including “Biosphere,” which played at the Cannes Film Festival this year. He says of movies that didn’t make it, “If you think it’s great, keep pushing.”

Duplass can be seen in the Apple TV hit, “The Morning Show,” and in dozens of indie films, Next he’ll appear in “Hurricanna” about Anna Nicole Smith. He might be playing Anna’s friend, Howard Stern.

In the meantime, this is a nice thing to do.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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