Katie Holmes on Directing and her Connection to an Iconic Toy Store

Katie spoke with Parade and here is the story they released:

Katie Holmes has a special connection with the iconic toy store FAO Schwarz. (Remember the toy mecca in the scene from Big where Tom Hanks dances on the giant piano?) “I have such fond memories being a kid shopping there,” says the actress and director. She remembers when she saw FAO Schwarz for the first time during a visit to New York City when she was 10 years old. “It was so magical. The toys are so original and well thought out,” says Holmes, who is getting ready to begin shooting the action film Doorman. “It makes kids feel really special and happy to be a child, happy to dream and happy to play and imagine.”

On that trip she came home with toys that gave her lasting memories. “My dad got me a teddy bear which was really special,” she shares. “I was a big Barbie doll person so I got some holiday Barbies.”

This past week, when the toy retailer launched its new holiday collection at a special event at Bergdorf Goodman, Holmes got on board to celebrate. Best of all, the evening benefited KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that builds playgrounds and brings play to children, particularly those in underserved communities. “Playgrounds are so vital,” says Holmes, who is a mom to 11-year-old Suri. “Kids need to be outside. They need to be climbing and jumping and interacting with each other—not on a screen but in person. It’s part of being a kid.”

At the event, Parade had a chance to chat with Holmes.

What do you like to do when you have a day off?

I love wondering around the MoMA [The Museum of Modern Art]. It’s just relaxing. I like to go, not knowing what the new exhibit is, and just explore and take it all in.

Next year you will be directing another film, Rare Objects. What does directing give you?

I’m going to direct Rare Objects this spring in New York. I like storytelling. And my experience making All We Had was exciting because I also enjoyed working with the actors and putting the puzzle pieces together. I like visually experimenting with the composition of certain shots and how to tell a story in a certain way. I have been acting a long time, and it’s nice to take on another responsibility and be a part of what stories are being told.

You have also acted on Broadway. Would you like to do another play?

I would love that. I’m getting ready to start shooting Doorman next week and then I’m directing Rare Objects. But I love doing theater. Performing on Broadway was one of my favorite times. The rehearsal process is my favorite because you transform as actors. The play transforms and becomes alive. You get close to your castmates and are doing something all together. You’re creating every single day and it’s really pure.

What advice would you offer people starting their career?

I feel very fortunate with my career. I have worked with a lot of actresses and actors who have been very inspiring and kind. Different great films helped me grow as an artist. I tell people who are starting out as an artist to watch as many movies as possible. Develop your taste and figure out the kind of stories that you want to tell and then go forward with that. [For me], it’s hard to pick one great film, but my favorite filmmakers are François Truffaut, John Cassavetes, Cameron Crowe and Jean-Luc Godard, just to name a few. You learn something with every single shot. Their films are so poetic. Also, have fun with what you do.

A Legend Of Beauty – Intimissimi On Ice

This week has found Katie in Italy where she attended Intimissimi On Ice. She wore a black lace bra with Isabel Marant trousers, a light-wash Acne Studio denim jacket and Chloe strappy heels.


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Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > OCTOBER 6 | INTIMISSIMI ON ICE
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > OCTOBER 6 | INTIMISSIMI ON ICE – AUDIENCE
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > OCTOBER 6 | INTIMISSIMI ON ICE – BACKSTAGE

Katie at New York Fashion Week

This past week Katie has been attending events as part of the New York Fashion Week. I have added the images to the gallery.


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Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > SEPTEMBER 7 | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – ADAM DALTON BLAKE, TIFFANY HUANG, GHAZALEH KHALIFEH FASHION SHOW
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > SEPTEMBER 7 | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – ADAM DALTON BLAKE, TIFFANY HUANG, GHAZALEH KHALIFEH FASHION SHOW – PRESENTATION
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > SEPTEMBER 11 | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – LANYU FASHION SHOW
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > SEPTEMBER 11 | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – LANYU FASHION SHOW – FRONT ROW
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > SEPTEMBER 11 | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – LANYU FASHION SHOW – BACKSTAGE

Katie Holmes to Star in Adaptation of Self-Help Book ‘The Secret’

She will play a widow who meets a handyman who shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe.

Katie Holmes will star in The Secret, based on the best-selling self-help book by Rhonda Byrne.

The film, to be directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama), will follow a young widow with three children who hires a handyman to fix her house during a terrible storm. As the handyman grows closer to the family, he shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe to deliver what we want, but the widow soon realizes he carries a secret connection to her past.

Bekah Brunstetter, writer on NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, wrote the screenplay with participation from Tennant and longtime writing partner Rick Parks (Ever After: A Cinderella Story).

Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson will produce the movie with Robert Cort. Covert’s Elissa Friedman will serve as an executive producer alongside Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine. Covert will finance and handle worldwide sales on the feature.

“Our filmmakers have created a compelling family love story that embodies the principles of The Secret,” Cort said. “We intend to make a film as funny, emotional and endearing as its message is hopeful.”

Byrne’s book, published in 2006, has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 different languages and remained on the New York Times’ best-seller list for 190 weeks. The book and nonfiction films of the same name suggest that thoughts and visualizations of one’s desires can lead to those things appearing in one’s life.

“I am so excited that the film version of The Secret is finally here,” said Byrne. “This movie will not only be a great thrill for The Secret fans across the planet, it’s also certain to ripple out and touch millions more people. The Secret book was life-changing for so many, and this movie continues that legacy within a stunning piece of entertainment.”

Added Hanson: “We are thrilled to be building The Secret with such a powerful combination of talent, both acting and directing, all rooted in a truly heartwarming script and the globally well-known book.”

Holmes, whose past credits include TV series Dawson’s Creek and films Batman Begins, Pieces of April and The Ice Storm, will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. She also will have a cameo in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight, set to be released by Warner Bros. on June 8, 2018. Holmes is repped by ICM, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Tennant helmed Ever After: A Cinderella Story, which starred Drew Barrymore and took home $98 million worldwide; Sweet Home Alabama, which starred Reese Witherspoon and grossed $180 million worldwide; and Hitch, which starred Will Smith and garnered over $368 million worldwide. The director is repped by Paradigm and Hansen Jacobson.

Brunstetter’s credits include ABC series Switched at Birth and the short film Again, which premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition to NBC’s This Is Us, she is currently working on the Starz series American Gods, starring Gillian Anderson and Crispin Glover. Brunstetter is repped by WME.

(Source)

Gallery Update | Dawson’s Creek Season Four Captures

I have added to the gallery captures from the season four episodes of Dawson’s Creek.


Gallery Links:
Katie Holmes Source > DAWSON’S CREEK {1998 – 2003} > SEASON FOUR > EPISODE CAPTURES

First Stills from Logan Lucky

I have added the first stills from Katie’s new film Logan Lucky to the gallery. Along with some posters.

Gallery Links:
Katie Holmes Source > CAREER > FILMS > LOGAN LUCKY {2017}

The Kennedys: After Camelot Press Conference

I was able to finally find some images from Katie participating in the press conference for her new mini-series The Kennedys: After Camelot.

Gallery Links:
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > MAY 18 | THE KENNEDY’S AFTER CAMELOT BEVERLY HILLS PRESS CONFERENCE

Fragrance Foundation Awards Presented By Hearst Magazines

This week Katie attended the Fragrance Foundation Awards and wore a beautiful white form fitting Zac Posen gown.

Gallery Links:
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > JUNE 14 | FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION AWARDS
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > JUNE 14 | FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION AWARDS – BACKSTAGE

Logan Lucky Trailer

The Trailer for Katie’s new film Logan Lucky has been released and is due in theaters on August 18th.

Whitney Museum Celebrates Annual Spring Gala And Studio Party 2017 Sponsored By Audi And Michael Kors

Katie attended the Whitney Museum Annual Spring Gala And Studio Party on Tuesday in New York City.

Gallery Links:
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > MAY 23 | WHITNEY MUSEUM SPRING GALA AND STUDIO PARTY
Katie Holmes Source > 2017 > MAY 23 | WHITNEY MUSEUM SPRING GALA AND STUDIO PARTY – INSIDE

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