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More pictures of Meg the ‘Ithaca’ set

Jul 31, 2014 • by admin • Comments OffIthaca, moviestills

Over the past few days there have been more photos of Meg Ryan at work on the set of the movie ‘Ithaca’ in Petersburg, Virginia. See the three examples below. Check out our Facebook page [HERE] and Twitter feed [HERE] for new photos and links to even more photos!

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Ithaca filming has started! (with pic) *updated*

Jul 24, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, Ithaca, sightings

Ithaca is now officially happening. Filming began Tuesday in Petersburg, Virginia. YAY! The shoot is expected to continue through August 26th. Below is an article and a picture from the Progress-Index website. Click on the picture or [HERE] to see an HQ sized version of it on their website! The picture shows Meg walking with the assistent director and one of the producers.

UPDATED 07/27 check our Twitter and our Facebook page for more pictures and sightings from the set!

Film crews have descended on downtown Petersburg for the making of “Ithaca,” bringing actress Meg Ryan with them. Filming began Tuesday for the 1940s period piece – Ryan’s directorial debut – and will continue into mid-August.

On Wednesday, the area between South Side Depot and the Peter Jones Trading Station hummed with activity. Brian Little, director of cultural affairs for the City of Petersburg, said other filming locations include Sycamore Street in Old Towne, as well as inside and outside of At The Globe, an antiques store, and Centre Hill Mansion.

Little said city residents could run into parking issues. Currently, parking is not allowed in the Farmers Market lot and there will be no parking Aug. 5-9 in areas surrounding Centre Hill Mansion.

Ryan had Petersburg in her sites for months as a potential filming location. The actress was spotted in the city as early as April scoping out locations for the project, and continues to be seen in the area. A June 20 announcement from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office confirmed that Petersburg had been chosen. Other projects filmed in the city in recent years include “Lincoln,” “Killing Lincoln,” Killing Kennedy” and “The Abolitionists.” “Ithaca” will also film in the Richmond area.

The movie, scheduled for a 2015 release, is based on the 1943 novel “The Human Comedy,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan. (…)

Producer and writer Erik Jendresen, who also worked on National Geographic’s “Killing Lincoln,” said Petersburg was the perfect place to bring “Ithaca” to life. “It was a no-brainer to come back to Virginia,” he said, “Petersburg is perfect; it has the quality of a town from days gone by.” SOURCE

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Throwback Thursday: Vanity Fair 1989 and more…

Jul 17, 2014 • by admin • Comments Off#tbt, magazine scans, when harry met sally

It’s time for another throwback thursday #TBT feature. This one comes from the Vanity Fair website, who posted a picture of a 1989 VF article today, to mark the 25th aniversary of When Harry Met Sally.

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To mark that 25th birthday of the release of When Harry Met Sally on July 14th in 1989, a lot of websites have posted special articles. Her are a few fun ones to visit:

New candids: leaving her hotel in NYC

Jul 17, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, gallery

Meg was back in NYC for a few days, right before her movie Ithaca starts filming July 21st in Virginia. The paparazzi spotted a smiling Meg leaving the Greenwich Hotel on Monday and Wednesday.



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Throwback Thursday: Meg Ryan and Rob Reiner

Jul 10, 2014 • by admin • Comments Off#tbt, when harry met sally

Time for another throwback thursday #TBT photo. It’s a photo of Meg and director Rob Reiner on the set of When Harry Met Sally. It’s been 25 years since the release of this absolute classic!

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More news about Ithaca!

Jul 9, 2014 • by admin • Comments OffIthaca, movies

Meg Ryan has been very hard at work in and around Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia the past three weeks! All kinds of sightings and stories of her and the movie team for Ithaca scouting locations, getting props and clothing and casting the minor parts for the movie.

They are now casting movie extras and the movie will shoot from July 21st till August 25th.

The feature film ITHACA will be shooting in the Central Virginia/Richmond area, and Arvold Casting is seeking paid background artists who look authentically from the 1942 time period and are local to the Central Virginia/Richmond area. Especially in need of men and women with slender to average build, as well as those 18 and over who look younger than 18.

We are searching for extras, Stand-Ins, and drivers of vintage vehicles who have the flexibility to do as many days as needed during the shoot dates, and will also consider those with more limited availability.
Director: Meg Ryan
Writer: Erik Jendresen
Producers: Janet Brenner, Laura Ivey, Erik Jendresen, Vennie Bobis
Executive Producers: Playtone Entertainment
VA Casting Company: Arvold Casting
Shoot: Monday to Friday, from July 21st to August 25th
Shoot Location: Central Virginia/Richmond area
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Ithaca to be filmed in Virginia and more news

Jun 22, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offgeneral, Ithaca, john mellencamp, movies, tom hanks

Warning: this will be a long post with several quotes, newsbits and rumors, all regarding Ithaca, so be sure to scroll down all the way. It’s official now: Ithaca will be filmed in Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia, in July and August. Here’s some quotes from the Richmond Times Dispatch:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that “Ithaca,” directed by actress Meg Ryan, will be filmed in the Richmond-Petersburg area this summer. Ryan will also play a role in the movie along with her son, Jack Quaid, and Sam Shepard, who owns a home in the Charlottesville area.

The film is based on William Saroyan’s book “The Human Comedy,” from 1942. It is set in a small California town during World War II and tells the story of a teenage boy forced to take care of his siblings and mother while his older brother is abroad fighting in the war. (…)

“We couldn’t be happier that Meg Ryan has chosen Virginia as the location for her directorial debut,” McAuliffe said in a statement. “‘Ithaca’ is a heart-warming story, and we are proud that it will be shot in the commonwealth. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks on this film about an important time in American history.” (…)

Ryan said in a statement that the welcome she has received from McAuliffe and Virginia has been lovely. “We’re happily surprised by the cinemagraphic opportunities, the talent of the filmmaking community and the variety of resources at our disposal. We couldn’t be more delighted to be here,” Ryan said. (…)

Melanie Griffith is no longer part of the cast. She explained at a film fest in Italy that her scene was no longer in the script. From The Hollywood Reporter

Griffith also announced that she would not appear in Ithaca, the planned directorial debut of longtime friend Meg Ryan, a guest in Taormina a year ago. “I am still a big supporter of the project, but I was informed that the scene I was supposed to be in has been cut from the film,” she said.

Now for the rumor, first a WARNING: There is no confirmation for either story, so no idea if there is any truth to these stories.

So far it was always assumed Tom Hanks would just be linked to the movie as a producer. But some people claim Tom may make an appearance in the movie after all, as the late father of the boy. From The Tracking Board

Hanks will play the compassionate ghost of Homer’s father, Matthew Macauley, who appears only to Homer’s mother (played by Ryan).(…)

Meg and Jack out and about in NYC

Jun 17, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

Meg and 22 year old son Jack were seen out and about in NYC on Monday late afternoon. The mother-son duo was seen having a late lunch/early diner at a restaurant and later walking down the streets of Soho, where they were seen shielding their ears from the sound of a firetruck racing past! Cute!

Click on the picture below to be forwarded to Greek website Joy for several photos. You can also find two more photos HERE(1) and HERE(2). UPDATED: and another picture HERE(3).

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Ithaca production update

Jun 17, 2014 • by admin • Comments OffIthaca, movies

Two news bits about the upcoming filming of Meg’s directorial debut ‘Ithaca’. The movie will be filmed in and around Richmond, Virginia from around half July for several weeks. A casting notice has gone out for the minor parts in the movie. Thanks to those who alerted us! From the Arvold Casting website:

We are searching for regional actors for speaking roles in the feature film ITHACA, filming in Richmond, Virginia.

Director: Meg Ryan
Writer: Erik Jendresen
Producers: Janet Brenner, Laura Ivey, Erik Jendresen, Vennie Bobis
Executive Producers: Playtone Entertainment
Casting Director: Telsey + Company; Tiffany Little Canfield
VA Casting Director: Erica Arvold
VA Casting Associate: Michelle Kelly
VA Casting Assistant: Allison Switter
Shoot: Begin shooting mid-July 2014
Shoot Location: Richmond, VA
Audition Dates: Monday, June 24th to Thursday, June 26th in Richmond
Callbacks: Friday, June 27th in Richmond
(…) SOURCE

Picking up Daisy from school in NYC

Jun 8, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

Several websites had some photos of Meg and Daisy walking home after school on Monday, with Meg carrying Daisy’s schoolbooks. OMG Daisy has dental braces now, time sure flies! Click on the photo below to be forwarded to CelebrityBabyScoop and see three more photos via these links HERE, HERE and HERE.

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