Film-production news Future Weather
, the story about a girl fretting over the environment, is in its second week of filming. Amy Madigan
(Field of Dreams, Carnivàle
) is shooting scenes in the wilds of Huntingdon Valley with Perla Haney-Jardine
(Kill Bill: Vol. 2
). Lili Taylor
, Say Anything . . .
) is due to start her work on it Aug. 30. William Sadler
(The Shawshank Redemption
) was here and is gone. Producer Kristin Fairweather
and writer/director Jenny Deller
have targeted the film's wrap for Sept. 3.
NBC10 has lost the services of anchor/reporter Kristen Welker
, who is joining NBC News in Burbank, Calif., a career goal for the Fairmount native and graduate of Germantown Friends (1994) and Harvard. Welker has been out there since June, on what she thought was a loan. Welker's parents are Julie Welker
, a Realtor, and Harvey Welker
, an engineer.
KYW Newsradio's Wally Kennedy starts this fall as an adjunct prof in the English department at Immaculata University. He previously taught at Temple.
Larry Kane will host congressional debates on his Comcast Network show Voice of Reason, and it's believed to be the first time they'll be shown in prime time. Sunday's first program (9:30 p.m.) will focus on the Pennsylvania Seventh, with Democrat Bryan Lentz and Republican Pat Meehan. Aug. 29 will feature New Jersey's Third: Democrat John Adler and Republican Jon Runyan. Sept. 12 is the Pennsylvania Eighth, where Democrat Patrick Murphy faces Republican Mike Fitzpatrick. The show is repeated the following Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The Style Network's Clean House
seeks slobs to get a cleanup/public humiliation. Candidates must have three messy rooms in their home; two adults must live in said home; and it must be a single-family home (no apartments, condos, or townhouses). Application is at MyStyle.com.
The Food Network will be screening for its seventh season of The Next Food Network Star on Aug. 31 at the Loews Hotel. See http://go.philly.com/nfs for info.
The circuit Charles S. Dutton
) held forth over a laptop at Rittenhouse Square's Rouge Tuesday night. He's developing a pilot for HBO.
NBC's Meet the Press host David Gregory joined his 8-year-old and 5-year-old twins on a tour of the Cleopatra exhibition at the Franklin Institute while his wife, lawyer Beth Wilkinson, was in town putting in some billable hours.
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