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ACCLAIMED AMERICAN MASTERS DOCUMENTARY TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE STREAMING ON PBS.ORG AND THE PBS VIDEO APP JUNE 15 – AUGUST 31

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Los Angeles, CA – Floating World Pictures will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Tony® Award-Winning playwright and LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally through the award-winning American Masters documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE, streaming on pbs.org/americanmasters and the PBS Video app June 15 – August 31, 2020.

In addition, special virtual online discussions and talkbacks with some of Broadway’s brightest stars will take place beginning June 17 as they remember and honor the legendary McNally.

IDA AWARDS SPOTLIGHT!

Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 PM PST/9 PM EST

Panel Discussion with Director, Writer and Producer Jeff Kaufman and Tony®, Grammy®, Emmy® and Oscar® Award Winner Rita Moreno and Tony®, Grammy® and Emmy® Award Winner Billy PorterModerated by IDA Executive Director Simon Kilmurry

OVEE DISCUSSION!

Wednesday, July 8 at 5:00 PM PST/8 PM EST

Panel Discussion with Director, Writer, and Producer Jeff Kaufman together with Tony®-Nominated Producer Tom Kirdahy and other guests TBD.Moderated by David Rooney – Chief Film Critic for The Hollywood Reporter

For more information on these events and how to RSVP please go to www.everyactoflife.com

LARRY KRAMER and TERRENCE MCNALLY – in conversation about their lives.
 Clip Courtesy of Floating World Pictures.

 We lost both of these important voices for change and living one’s truth within weeks of each other during this turbulent time. Each of these men – Kramer and McNally leave a legacy of hope, inspiration, and love. 

TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE, directed, written and produced by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia Ross, traces McNally’s life – from escaping his troubled home in Corpus Christi, Texas to becoming one of America’s most groundbreaking and honored playwrights. The film includes interviews with actors Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, F. Murray Abraham, Audra Macdonald, Edie Falco, John Slattery, and Billy Porter, to name a few, discussing McNally’s remarkable legacy. McNally sadly passed away from Ovid-19 complications on March 24, 2020.

Terrence McNally on stage in a scene from EVERY ACT OF LIFE. Photo courtesy of Floating World Pictures

The film captures McNally’s essence and acts as a beacon of hope for future generations of writers, LGBTQ+ youth, and storytellers who also dream of living out loud. It premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to stellar reviews and endearing audience reactions. In June 2019, American Masters broadcast the film nationally on PBS. The film has been submitted for the 2020 EMMYS® consideration in several craft categories including Non-fiction Directing; Non-fiction Editing; and Non-Fiction Sound Mixing. 

Terrence McNally and Audra Macdonald in a photo from EVERY ACT OF LIFE.  Photo courtesy of the estate of Terrence McNally

TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE is a production of Floating World Pictures in association with Lakeview Productions and Talu Productions. Jeff Kaufman is producer, director and writer. Marcia S. Ross is producer. Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Suzi Dietz, Tom Kirdahy, Mark Lee, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Buddy Steves and Rowena Young are executive producers. Marion Swaybill is consulting executive producer. Asher Bingham is editor with music by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Jordan Black, Autumn Eakin and Anthony Lucido are cinematographers. Michael Kantor is executive producer for American Masters.

Terrence McNally takes a walk through Broadway in a scene from EVERY ACT OF LIFE. Photo courtesy of Floating World Picture

Funding for Terrence MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, plus The Edward F. Limato Foundation, The Noël Coward Foundation, and The Hunter Ward Foundation.

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