|Equity's Alysia Reiner, Anna Gunn and|
Sarah Megan Thomas on the Red Carpet at Tribeca 2016
Photos by Suzanne Ordas Curry
The cast includes Alysia Reiner (OTINB, Rosewood, Better Things), Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards Movie), James Purefoy (The Following, Hap and Lenard), Craig Bierko (Unreal), David Alan Basche (The Exes) Samuel Roukin (The Turn), Nick Gehlfuss (Chicago PD), Sophie Von Hasselback, Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, Crowded) as well as others from television and screen.
|Equity's Anna Gunn flashed a smile on the Red Carpet at Tribeca.|
exclusive Sony Pre-Party held at the Dream Hotel in Tribeca were cast members Anna, Alysia and Sarah, actors David Alan Basche, Sophie Von Hasselback, Margaret Colin, Roe Hartrampf, publicists, Sony Executives including Tom Bernard, Executive Producer Candace Straight, co-producers and investors among other cast and crew.
|Screenwriter Amy Fox and Sophie Von Haselberg|
The film was the brainchild of and produced by Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas' Broad Street Pictures and sold to Sony Pictures Classics before its premiere at Sundance 2016. The majority of the films' producers and investors are female, and include many female investment bankers which lent their expertise to the content of the movie.
|Equity Co-producers and investors on the Red Carpet. Many are female investment bankers that|
lent their expertise to the story.
After the movie Producer/Actresses Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas, Lead Actress Anna Gunn, Director Meera Menon and Amy Fox, screenwriter, answered questions during the Q and A.
|Equity's Alysia Reiner plays a US prosecutor.|
Sarah added, "Living in New York City, many of my friends are Wall Streeters, and I'm very impressed by them, by their intelligence, and their power. And I love Wall Street movies. I always watch them, and I'm like "oh, there's a woman in the background.. but where are all the others?" So I just wanted to tell a story about all these other women."
Screenwriter Amy Fox talked about how she developed her characters. She said,"You're not going to create the perfect Wall Street woman because there is no such thing." I spoke to a lot of women... and collected their stories so that I was able to create three very different women. And that enabled me to cover all the gray areas.. so that just Naomi didn't have to carry the main message."
Anna Gunn was asked about why she chose to do the movie. "I"m just drawn to good writing," she said. "When I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I love the grey areas. I like the fact that there are so many different shades, so many colors, so many nuances to what is going on.
She added, "And when we meet Naomi (Anna Gunn's character), she'd been a winner for a long time, she hit the apex, and she's just starting to fall."
Anna also talked about how she prepared for the character. "The research for this movie was just incredible," she stated. "Talking to Meera, Sarah and Alysia, and our investors.. our inspiration for the movie, that was an incredible process. It was a day and a half, an immersion, meeting people from that world."
|Tribeca Talks after the screening: Meera Menon (Equity), Mary Harron (American Psycho)|
and Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends with Kids)
After the Q & A, as part of Tribeca Talks, there was a panel discussion with Equity director Meera Menon, Mary Harron (American Psycho) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends with Kids). Come back to www.SuzeeBehindtheScenes.com for more on this discussion.
The movie has a scheduled release date in New York and LA on July 29th, 2016. It will also appear opening day at Bentonville Film Festival 2016.
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Story/Photos By Suzanne Ordas Curry