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News & Rumors

 9-4-2018: What has happened to "Easter"?
Strange!! Link Starbureiy's project "Easter" (Easter: ChordN) - with Glenn Close, Dianne Wiest, Carl Weathers, Michael T. Weiss, Marc John Jefferies, Jim Meskimen, Laura Stetman, and Link Starbureiy - which should film in Philadelphia since early August 2018 was recently removed from the IMDb without any notice :(
So this IMDb-URL is no longer active!

But a new Die Hard / John McClane origins movie, titled "McClane" with Bruce Willis is announced: Deadline, and other sources.
 8-14-2018: "Easter" (Easter: ChordN) - filming
Looks like filming for "Easter" (Easter: ChordN) has began on August 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA (USA), according to the IMDB.
With: Glenn Close - Maundy, Dianne Wiest - Marty Abrams, Carl Weathers - Dominique McClane, Michael T. Weiss - Mr. Alphabet / Canaan Dusk, Marc John Jefferies - Roscoe, Jim Meskimen - Police Chief Tom Farrell, Laura Stetman - Ethel, Link Starbureiy - Fer / Lnq
Director, Writer, Executive producer, Cinematographer, Storyboard artist, Supervising editor, Locations scout, Music arrangements: Link Starbureiy
Release date for the US: April 19, 2019
More infos
 6-18-2018: "Easter" - in pre-production
Apparently Mike is part of a project named "Easter" (Easter: ChordN). So far two parts (of five) are listed on the IMDb, as in 'pre-production'.**
Somehow based on the "Die Hard" movies with Bruce Willis and "", a video game by Link Starbureiy.
Director / composer / producer / conductor / art director / casting: Link Starbureiy. Writing credits: H. Rap Brown (autobiography), Link Starbureiy (libretto & opera), with characters by Roderick Thorp.
In pre-production with Glenn Close as Maundy, Dianne Wiest, Ross Marquand, Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" movies and Action Jackson in the so titled movies), Kathleen Quinlan, Marc John Jefferies, Laura Stetman and Michael T. Weiss as "Mr. Alphabet" whose real name is "Canaan Dusk", mysterious leader of the conglomerate, Nile LLC. A smart technologist who heads the world's most valuable company, of Ivy League pedigree, and who is modeled after Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO of, Owner of the Washington Post newspaper) and Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla Motors, CEO & CTO of SpaceX, Co-founder of PayPal, Chairman of Solar City).
Perhaps "Easter"s story line, and the description of Glenn Close 's role Maundy.
"Easter" is an International Opera Awards nominee (2018) and Pulitzer Prize entrée (2019). Maybe you can make something out of that - I'm worried about the word 'Opera' ...
Part 1: "In an effort to salvage his reputation, retired detective, Easter / Joe Leland is in a war pitted against the most formidable foe - himself. 'Die, Detective!' focuses on the interrelationship between law enforcement and corruption within the justice system as a whole in contemporary Philadelphia, where the reactions of a framed sleuth, Easter, lead him out of retirement and into civil war. All cops secretly want to die on the job, so they say. Die hard, John McClane."
Release date for the USA so far: April 19, 2019
Part 2: "Joey Leland navigates a hostile political atmosphere while juggling familial problems as he combats Maundy's empire. John McClane is dead. The public cat-fight between Maundy (Glenn Close) and her legal nemesis Marty Abrams, Philadelphia's emeritus district attorney (Dianne Wiest), gets a new spin as Mr. Alphabet is revealed. In the meantime, Maundy employs a German mercenary named Anton "Little Tony" Gruber to tend to her 'troubles'. Joey Leland seems overwhelmed by his assignment, while his sister, Stephanie, is bothered by personal choices that compound her professional struggles. Somewhere in West Philly, a neighborhood preacher feels vindicated by the city's self-inflicted wound."
Release date for the USA so far: June 14, 2019

**Pre-production does not necessarily mean that the movies will indeed be produced or even if so, released and distributed, and the listing could be removed from the IMDb without prior notice, in case the project is cancelled.
 5-29-2018: "Sunset Park" - international release
Received bit of an update from the folks behind the Sunset Park movie:
They are still working to get it released internationally (besides China), but there are some problems to be solved first. They hope to have good news in the near future.
 March/April 2018: Vacation note
On a personal matter:
I will be on vacation until mid-/late April. And I'll be offline, so no news or updates here or on the adjoined FB page.
Also, the data of all my websites have to be merged and then transferred to a new server, which means they might be unavailable at times.
Until then - Happy Easter! EFi, webmiss
 3-25-2018: Photos of Michael T. Weiss at the premiere of "Forever 'B'"
From Liberty Bradford Mitchell yesterday:
We're baaack!
Last night Michael T. Weiss and I celebrated Skye Borgman at the screening of her mind boggling doc "Forever 'B'" documentary (at Laemmle Theaters, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood) streaming soon!
It was the first time Michael and Skye had seen each other since we produced "The Pornographer's Daughter" play in SF. We're excited to see what our next collaboration will bring!
Again, congratulations to Skye for her incredible work on "Forever 'B'". It was a tough tale to tell but she found the way through beautifully.

With two photos of Michael T. Weiss, taken outside the Laemmle theaters
Source: The PD @ Facebook, March 25, 2018
 3-17-2018: "The Return of The Pornographer's Daughter"
Yesterday Liberty Bradford Mitchell had posted a picture of her with two members of The Fluffers, and Ginger Coyote, Timm Carney and Ashley Fink with the byline: "5 years ago at the Venice workshop for The Pornographer's Daughter"
Followed by: "Coincidentally Michael T. Weiss and I had our first rehearsal for "Return of The PD", this fall in Los Angeles."
Source: The PD @ Facebook, March 16, 2018
 2-24-2018: "The Pornographer's Daughter"
Yesterday Liberty Bradford Mitchell had posted the following about her one-woman play "The Pornographer's Daughter" whose world premiere in San Francisco's "Z-Space Below" in early 2014 was directed by Michael T. Weiss: "Going into first "big" pitch meeting for The PD that I've had in a few."
Source: The PD @ Facebook, Feb 23, 2018
Fingers crossed for good news coming our way!
 2-2-2018: Happy Birthday, Michael!
Happy Birthday, Michael!
Wishing you all the best for your special day, lots of presents and fun with friends and family, and success with your endeavors.
Understandable that you enjoy your time out of the limelight, but please return to acting and the public - you are most missed!
Cheers to many happy years more! EFi, on behalf of "Ask Dr. Mike"

 1-29-2018: Where to send Birthday Greetings for Mike to
Michael's 56th birthday is coming up on Friday 2/2/18.
If you want to send him greetings and best wishes, write to his agency in the hope that they'll pass them on to him:
Mr. Michael T. Weiss
c/o Concept Talent Group
193 N Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 Dec 2017: Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, a blessed Eid, a bibulous Yule, a peaceful Solstice, a delirious Kwanzaa, and a wonderful New Year!
And enjoy whatever else you'll celebrate these coming days.
A heartfelt Thank You to all those named and un-named who again helped me this year to keep this site the way it is.
Oh - and special thanks to Michael T. Weiss!

Seasons Greetings
 11-30-2017: "Sunset Park" to be released in China
Great Eastern International will bring the film to China, to be released on December 18th, 2017.
Source: Sunset Park @ Facebook, Nov 30, 2017
 11-23-2017: "Sunset Park" out digital now in the USA
"Sunset Park" is now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and Microsoft in the U.S.A.
Its director Jason Sarrey added the following bit of info to the movie's Facebook page: "There's usually a three month lag in international release. We'll keep you updated on over seas availability."
PS: Happy Thanksgiving!
 10-31-2017: Happy Halloween!
To commemorate All Hallows Eve, here is a previously unseen picture of a barely recognizable Michael T. Weiss in SFX make-up as Duane for "Sunset Park". Provided by, and used with kind permission of make-up artist Jose L. Lopez.
 10-14-2017: Review of "Sunset Park" from the Buffalo International Film Festival
#BIFF11 review: In "Sunset Park", a crime drama turns into a nightmare. Review by Jared Mobarak, seen at the 11th Buffalo International Film Festival, in Buffalo, NY.
Source: The Film Stage, Oct 12, 2017
 9-27-2017: Premiere of "Sunset Park" on Oct 9, 2017
"Sunset Park" been chosen as part of the Official Selection of the 11th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival 2017!
If you are in the Buffalo area on October 9th at 2:30pm please come check us out. Q&A with director Jason Sarrey to follow showing.
More Infos & Tickets
Location: North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216. Phone 716-836-7411
Additionally, "Sunset Park" will be available on Digital Platforms on November 20th 2017! So gear up to Rent or Buy on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Store, Vudu, FandangoNOW and DISH! Thank you to everyone for supporting us through our journey.
 8-25-2017: Announcing an Update for "Sunset Park"
Teasing good news for the "Sunset Park" movie, but I leave it up to its production company to reveal them in the coming weeks.
 7-27-2017: Trailer for "Sunset Park"
Seems things are finally on the move towards a release.
Here is a short teaser trailer for "Sunset Park". This new trailer features Michael T. Weiss, and of course Michael Trevino, Robert Miano, Sam Douglas, Jamie Choi and Nolan Lyons.

Source: Sunset Park [Trailer] from 108 Media on Vimeo. Also on YouTube.
 6-27-2017: Poster for "Sunset Park"
Advance poster for "Sunset Park", added on June 14, 2017 to the IMDb page for the film, stating "Coming soon".
Pictured is Michael Trevino in boxing gear as Gino Sarcione; Michael is mentioned as "... and Michael T. Weiss as Duane ..."
Various BTS shots and set stills
 5-3-2017: Update on "Sunset Park"
After further months without news, on May 3, 2017 I contacted the folks behind the "Sunset Park" movie, written and directed by Jason Sarrey, starring Michael Trevino, Robert Miano, Sam Douglas and Michael T. Weiss, which was filmed in New York in spring/summer of 2015, with pick-up filming in February 2016.

Source: Sunset Park Movie @ Facebook, May 3, 2017
 4-20-2017: Update on "The Pornographer's Daughter"
Note from Liberty B. Mitchell, creator and protagonist of this One-Woman-piece about her childhood (whose world premiere in San Francisco in Jan/Feb 2014 was directed by Michael T. Weiss):
"It's been awhile, but I've still been chipping away on the next incarnation of The PD. Check out my new blog "Peace Love Liberty" housing this and other explorations. Peace Love Liberty"
 3-16-2017: Name change of Mike's agency
It looks like Mike's agency GVA has recently changed its name to 'Concept Talent'.
I suggest that if you send him fan mail on paper these days, you better write both names on the envelope or card to make sure it reaches the agency.

Michael T. Weiss
c/o Concept Talent (GVA)
193 N Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: +1 (310) 278-1310
Fax: +1 (310) 888-1290
 3-3-2017: Update on "Sunset Park"
After four months without news, an update from late February 2017 on the "Sunset Park" movie, written and directed by Jason Sarrey, starring Michael Trevino, Robert Miano, Sam Douglas and Michael T. Weiss, which was filmed in New York in spring/summer of 2015, with pick-up filming in February 2016.

Source: Sunset Park Movie @ Facebook, Feb 27, 2017
 2-22-2017: Update on "The Pornographer's Daughter"
Note from Liberty B. Mitchell, creator and protagonist of this One-Woman-piece about her childhood (whose world premiere in San Francisco in Jan/Feb 2014 was directed by Michael T. Weiss), earlier this month:
"... We are actually in the early planning stages of planning a summer run. More to be revealed soon! Cheers ..."
 2-2-2017: Birthday Greetings from Andrea Parker
Birthday greetings from the lovely Andrea Parker. She tweets such every year - only the 'real' Michael T. Weiss isn't on any social media outlet. So I surmise she also phones him for his birthday.
Happy Birthday Michael T. Weiss!
Source: Andrea Parker @ Twitter, Feb 2, 2017
 2-2-2017: IMDb's Most Popular People Born On February 2
Most Popular People born on February 2: Michael T. Weiss is #14 of 1,115 names. Sorted by IMDb's STARmeter. Source. Happy Birthday to all of them - and Happy Groundhog Day!
 2-2-2017: Happy Birthday, Michael!
Happy Birthday dear Michael! I wish you all the best, and lots of love and happiness.
Here's to 55 happy years more. Cheers!
EFi on behalf of "Ask Dr. Mike"
Michael T. Weiss
 Jan 2017: New Address for Fanmail
Michael's new agency GVA reps him and that address below is correct for fanmail as well.
From now on fanmail should be sent to:

Michael T. Weiss
c/o GVA
193 N Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

With thanks to our 'Westcoast Office' for the inquiries!

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