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Category Archives: Sophie
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sophie Von Haselberg Will Be Representing The Movie ‘Ask For Jane’ Tonight, Oct. 11
WHAT: The 14th Annual La Femme International Film Festival closing night ceremony will host a Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2018. The evening will begin with award nominees, our honorees and celebrities walking the red carpet and culminate in an after party following the ceremony. Our evening sponsors will include: Food Perfected Catering with a hosted bar. Premier Acapella an all-female singing group, will perform at the ceremony and Jill-Michele Meleán (MadTV) is the comedian Master of Ceremonies. ...
Saturday, September 23, 2017
For lovers of sci-fi, there’s a new movie that will feel like a love letter to the genre. Future ’38, written and directed by Jamie Greenberg, envisions a time traveler from 1938 visiting the technologically advanced and futuristic world of … 2018. The story is presented as a “lost” classic, a window into the future, which is, in fact, the present. The comedic parody stars Betty Gilpin, Nick Westrate, Robert John Burke, Ethan Phillips, Sean Young, Tom Riis Farrell, Sophie von Haselberg, Tabitha Holbert and Ilana Becker. The film won the Audience Award at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
4EverBlu Vanity Visit ~ Sophie Von Haselberg Interview, makeup, and photography by Tina Turnbow AUGUST 31, 2017 Stunner Sophie Von Haselberg allowed me to explore her rather extensive cosmetic collection. I was fascinated. Not only does Sophie bare a striking resemblance to her mom, Bette Midler, but she is also vivacious, talented and funny. Check all the beauty and blue scoop here, including her recipe for a DIY body scrub and the meaning of “hot lids”! Q. What’s your favorite movie or song with “blue” in the title? A. God, it’s hard not to just go straight to “Blue” by Joni Mitchell…. Yes, that song, but also that entire ALBUM! Anyone who hasn’t gone through a phase of listening to that record on repeat is missing out on some quality emotional dredging… Q. Do you have a favorite blue possession? A. I have a lot of blue things that I love in my kitchen — two cerulean ceramic crocks for onions and garlic; a turquoise Le Creuset dutch oven that I keep out at all times; and three sky blue metal stools… Less comfortable than I’d like, but quite cute and the perfect height. Q. From my vanity visit I saw you have many products! what are some of your high end favorites? A. Toooo many! I will embarrass myself if I list them all! But…. BROWS are oh-so-important (I think I place extra import on brows because mine were so sparse growing up). Sania’s Brow Bar has a great pencil; Anastasia brow gel. I think brow gel is more important than mascara! I finally gave in and bought the RMS Living Luminizer… It’s wildly expensive, but gives a glow rather than sparkle or glitter. That being said: GLITTER. I love glitter. Lips, eyes, cheeks. Gimme! Olio e Osso for cheeks and lips. It imparts the perfect amount of color, and the packaging is excellent. Also, I’ve been very into on-the-go beauty lately (i.e. toting around a gigantic thing of makeup that I can apply with my fingers), and one of these sticks comes with me everywhere. I have what my mom and I refer to as “hot lids”, which is a nice way of saying that everything I put on my eyes slides right off, either into the crease, or onto my under-eye area. I have to warn makeup artists to put on a LOT of lid primer, but no matter what, I come home looking like a raccoon. That being said, these products help the situation immensely: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner and MAC Eyelid Primer. Q. What are a few of your drugstore essentials? A. I can spend hours in a Duane Reade (or pharmacy of choice), just browsing the beauty products. Some favorites are the Covergirl Remarkable Mascara, which never gives me raccoon eyes. Great Lash Mascara in Blue. Almay Makeup Remover — the one WITH oil, for when your mascara is oh-so-durable. L’Oreal Le Matte lipsticks — strangely non-drying but with great opacity and texture — there’s a hot pink one that I LOVE! And Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick — I’ve used this since middle school and it looks like a glue stick, but it is so good for your lips and anywhere else you need moisture! (i.e. everywhere) Q. You make a yummy DIY scrub. Can you share the recipe? A. Oh man, for this I usually just go through my pantry or bathroom and see what I can use. I take an empty jar and mix kosher salt with brown sugar; then I use Jojoba oil or Sweet Almond Oil. I’ll also use olive oil if I have something inexpensive lying around. I pour in enough that all the salt/sugar is covered, but not so that there’s a thick layer of oil lying on top. I add some drops of essential oil — usually lavender because I love how it smells, and also because I believe people when they tell me it’s de-stressing. But I’ll also fool around and add other things like vanilla or lemon zest or anything that smells good. Ooh, Neroli would be so nice! Hmm. Q. Do you have any other homemade goodness to share? A. I love to mix products together to make something new. Which isn’t DIY so much as just… blending. I’ll put cream bronzer in a little container and add some highlighter and dab that on my cheekbones. Or mix lipstick with lip balm and a little something shimmery to use on lips and cheeks. As far as hair DIY, the fanciest I get is combing some olive oil or coconut oil through my hair before a flight… I can never tell how much this does, but I’m definitely convinced it’s doing great things for my locks! Q. Back to blue — what is your favorite shade? A. Lapis! Q. Can you share a tip on getting out of a blue mood? A. I turn on Clueless asap!
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Little Things Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom by ILEANA PAULES-BRONET Published Jul 14, 2017 When you think talent, you think Bette Midler. The singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, and producer, is a hugely popular celebrity — she made major waves in music and film in the ’70s and ’80s, and is still beloved to this day! And for good reason — Bette is incredibly talented. Not only is she a spectacular musical artist, releasing 14 albums since 1970, she’s also starred in Broadway shows and a variety of movies and television shows. Bette, who was born in 1945, rose to prominence in 1970, and made her motion picture debut in the movie The Rose in 1979. After that first film, for which she won a Golden Globe, she continued starring in hit movies, including Beaches, The First Wives Club, and Gypsy. Over the course of her career so far, Bette has won four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two Tony Awards. As if that weren’t enough, Bette also became a mother in 1986, and raised her daughter Sophie to be an incredible young woman. Thumbnail Photo: Wikimedia Commons LIKE OUR PAGE Wikimedia / Creative Management Associates/AEC-Aaron Russo (management) Bette Midler, who began her career in 1970, is a famous singer-songwriter, actress, comedian and producer. She has always been a beloved star, even though she isn’t in the spotlight as much anymore. Wikimedia / Alan Light In 1984, Bette married Martin von Haselberg, one half of a performance art duo. The couple has been happily married since they tied the knot in the 1980s. Wikimedia / Alan Light In 1986, Bette gave birth to their only child, a daughter, Sophie. Growing up, Sophie was always interested in her mother’s acting career. YouTube / Yale School of Drama After high school, Sophie attended Yale University, where she studied sociology and East Asian studies. After graduating and working for a few years, she returned to Yale to study at the drama school. YouTube / Yale School of Drama In 2014, Sophie started her own acting career, following in her mother’s footsteps. Her debut performance was at a theater in NYC in October 2014, in a play called Billy and Ray. YouTube / OWN After her theater debut, Sophie was cast in Woody Allen’s 2015 film, Irrational Man. Since Sophie entered the spotlight, though, people have noticed something interesting about her appearance: she looks exactly like her mother. Instagram / @themarcjacobs Bette Midler’s distinctive features — her angular cheekbones, iconic nose, inset eyes, and large smile — have definitely been passed down to her daughter. Do you see the resemblance between the two? Twitter / @playbill If you love Bette Midler, please
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Vanity Fair Hello, Sophie: Bette Midler’s Daughter Is Ready for Her Close-Up by MAXWELL LOSGAR MAY 18, 2017 8:00 AM
When you’re a buddng actress following in the footsteps of your Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning mother, there’s an added pressure to deliver. But for Sophie von Haselberg (whose mom happens to be Bette Midler), that pressure was alleviated by years of avoiding the industry all together. In an attempt to shake the acting bug, the 30-year-old New York native studied sociology and East Asian studies at Yale University. She even gave publishing a spin, and interned at Vanity Fair the summer before her senior year—but there was no escaping the irresistible pull of Hollywood. ...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
At BAMcinemaFest 2016 – “A Woman, Part” Premiere Embed from Getty Images
An exhausted, workaholic actress, Anna Baskin, 44, abruptly extricates herself from a successful but mind-numbing TV role, returning to her past life in New York to reinvent herself. But despite the desire for transformation, she cannot find herself outside of her career. When an upsetting personal betrayal unexpectedly leads to the role of her life, she must confront the reality of her past relationships in order to clear a path forward. The intimate story of Anna and her friends Isaac and Kate become magnified by the film’s surrounding themes: gentrification, addiction, autoimmune disease, burnout, sexism in the film industry and 21st century marketing of the self. ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Wrap The â€˜Hillaryâ€™ Strategy: Inside Female Wall St Thriller â€˜Equityâ€™sâ€™ Perfectly Timed Rollout By Mikey Glazer on June 9, 2016 @ 8:09 pm Before they even made the film, co-producers and co-stars Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner wanted the film to debut during the height of the Clinton campaign news cycle â€” they got their wish The filmmakers behind female-driven Wall St. thriller â€œEquityâ€ areÂ jubilant about this weekâ€™s presidential nominationÂ news. â€œWhen we had the idea [for â€œEquityâ€], before we hired a writer, before we hired our director â€” ourÂ [Megan Thomas and Reiner]Â dream was for it to premiere when Hillary [Clinton] was running,â€Â co-producer and co-starÂ Alysia ReinerÂ (â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€) told The Party ReportÂ at theÂ L.A. Film Festival screeningÂ on WednesdayÂ night. The day after Hillary Clinton presumably locked up the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday to become the first womanÂ to head a major national party ticket, and on the eve of receiving President Obamaâ€™s endorsement, the film touched down at the Arclight in Culver City, California. â€œWhat they [foresaw] is exactly what has happened,â€ sheÂ continued. â€œThe film found distribution and is going to be released at a moment in our culture where we need to be talking about what we see and think when we see women in positions of leadership. They couldnâ€™t have been more prescient.â€ As for Reiner,Â â€œIâ€™m living my dream,â€ she said.
As TheWrap has previously reported, â€œEquityâ€ centers on senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Gunn), who thrives in the fierceÂ world of big money dealings. When a controversial IPO threatens herÂ fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
W Magazine How to Crash a Marc Jacobs Campaign With Your Mom Actress Sophie von Haselberg talks shooting the Marc Jacobs campaign with her mom â€“ Bette Midler! â€“ and working on her first film with Woody Allen. February 9, 2016 1:19 PM | by Stephanie Eckardt When Marc Jacobs calls, you goÂ â€“ which is exactly what Sophie von Haselberg did when he asked her to appear in his spring 2016 campaign, shooting theÂ very next morning. Her mother, Bette Midler, was already set to be theÂ star of the ads when Jacobs hadÂ the â€œvery last minute thoughtâ€ to includeÂ von Haselberg, too, the designerÂ saidÂ in aÂ characteristically candidÂ Instagram. For anÂ America- andÂ theater-themed collection, it was an appropriately super-sized cast: Sky Ferreira,Â Emily Ratajkowski, Guinevere van Seenus, Jamie Bochert, Christina Ricci,Â Bella Hadid, Beth Ditto, and Midler were just some of the models shot by David Sims, and soon von Haselberg, an actress with no background in fashion, was aÂ part of the mix herself. Back from the premiere of her new filmÂ EquityÂ at Sundance,Â von Haselberg talked working with Jacobs and her mom, plus how she landedÂ her first film ever, with Woody Allen. =&0=& Well, my mom and I went to his fashion show together last season and had a total blast, obviously â€“ it was so incredible and theatrical. I knew my mom was going to do the campaign a couple weeks later and was extremely excited for her. ThenÂ I got a call from her assistant literally the night before the shoot being like, â€œSo, I just got a call from the Marc Jacobsâ€™s office, and they areÂ wondering ifÂ you want to join?â€ Initially my response was, â€œHmm, that seems like maybe not the best idea, maybe I should lay low.â€ And then I sort of slapped myself in the face and realized that would beÂ totallyÂ idiotic. I guess I must not have had anything planned because I sort of said yes, got into bed, and was like, â€œOkay!â€ [laughs]=&1=& The whole vibe of the shoot was very â€˜70s, very David Bowie-influenced, so it was loud and crazy in the best way possible. A lot of super fun â€˜70s music. They brought me into the big room with all the clothes, and I kind of died over them. They were really fabulous. But of course everything was a sample size zero, which I am not, so I exhaled all the possible air in my body and eventually squeeze into this amazing suit version of the coat that my mom is wearing, which actually has beads where the faces [of opera legend Maria Callas] are. And then I put on a pair of high, high, high heels. I had never been to a fashion shoot of that scale before â€“ they had an entire floor with all the clothes and a gigantic hair and makeup station. It had a very cinematic feel in a way, because it was sort of, â€œOh, this is what it looks like in the movies.â€ But it isÂ actually like this. =&2=& No, actually, because movie sets tend to be pretty quiet when youâ€™re rolling, whereas this had a constant buzz about it. I feel like hundreds of models were there, but that must be an overestimation. [laughs] We were only there for one day, but it was a multi-day shoot. It was a pretty big operation. =&3=& It was great. Itâ€™s fun to take photos with her. She of course has much more experience with this stuff, so I would look at her and be like, â€œYeah, yeah, yeah, okay, weâ€™re here, weâ€™re doing this, itâ€™s cool.â€ It was fun and easy and sheâ€™s my mom, so it felt pretty normal. =&4=& Oh my god, heâ€™s hilarious and a total live wire. Heâ€™sÂ obviously an aesthetic geniusÂ and hadÂ such specific ideas of what he wanted. A lot of what he was trying to impart was just the vibe of the whole collection, so he definitely encouragedÂ us to have fun, move ourÂ bodies, and be fluid, not to be too stagnant or anything. And my mom has a huge personality, so I think the point was toÂ kind of getÂ that across. =&5=&
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Variety Equity ByÂ Guy LodgeIf â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€ took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against â€œEquity.â€ Meera Menonâ€™s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller proves that the women of Wall Street can be just as cold-heartedly corrupt as the boys, but most viewers wonâ€™t be remotely seduced by the pitiless pressure-cooker environment its drawn-faced characters inhabit. Yet while the severity of the filmâ€™s environment convinces, the specifics of Amy Foxâ€™s screenplay â€” tangled up in tech IPOs, post-Snowden security paranoia and venal investment banking practice â€” are less consistently persuasive. Snapped up by Sony Classics prior to its Sundance premiere, Menonâ€™s film has a strong marketing hook in its more-novel-than-it-should-be gender purview; it may, however, find VOD a more bullish market. Short of getting Leonardo DiCaprio to provide side commentary from a bubble bath, â€œEquityâ€ could hardly fashion itself more conscientiously as the antidote to a subgenre of film that, in line with the lopsided corporate realm it depicts, is dominated by aggressively male power structures. As storytelling, itâ€™s a stringently all-business affair, with scant time for the jocular frivolities of â€œThe Big Shortâ€ or the aforementioned â€œWolfâ€; it scores a solitary belly-laugh with its protagonistâ€™s power-tripping freakout over the amount of chocolate in a cookie sheâ€™s served. (â€œThree motherfâ€”ing chips!â€ she yells at a bewildered male underling; a meme-ready moment, should the film take hold withÂ an audience.) â€œEquityâ€™sâ€ relative sternness of tone hardly feels accidental, given its portrayal of a professional landscape where women have to labor strenuously to convince male colleagues and clients of their seriousness. Press materials boast that Menon has made â€œthe first female-driven Wall Street movie,â€ a claim that may be countered by certain fans of Mike Nicholsâ€™ â€œWorking Girlâ€ â€” though either way, â€œEquityâ€ is light years removed from the milder-mannered, male-conceived wish fulfillment of that workplace comedy. In most respects, at least: The proverbial glass ceiling in â€œEquityâ€ doesnâ€™t appear to be positioned any higher than it was in 1988, as high-flying investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is denied a global position by her male superior on the basis of a single underperforming IPO in her otherwise formidable portfolio. â€œThis is not your year,â€ he tells Naomi with condescending cheer; her face suggests itâ€™s not the first year sheâ€™s heard this. In turn, Naomiâ€™s frustrated deputy Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas, one of the filmâ€™s producers) is denied a promotion for the second year running: The ladder of opportunity for women in this sector, unsurprisingly, is a narrow one. Undaunted, Naomi turns to her next IPO coup, setting her sights on cocky British tech entrepreneur Ed (Samuel Roukin) and his buzzy new elite social network (or, as their marketing has it, â€œprivacy companyâ€) Cachet. Negotiations go well, and Naomi duly reels them in, though celebrations are short-lived: Whispered rumors of security breaches are spread by unidentified business rivals, seeking to devalue Cachetâ€™s stock. The further Naomi unpicks the knot, the clearer it becomes that no one is to be trusted in either her professional or personal circles â€” scarcely differentiated as they are. Further tightening the screws on the situation, meanwhile, is the sharp scrutiny of Samantha (Alysia Reiner, another producer), an estranged friend now working as a prosecutor for the U.S. attorneyâ€™s office. A lesbian with a knack for seducing incendiary information out of easily flattered finance bros, she may be the most powerful player in the whole sordid game. One of the most fascinating avenues of investigation in Foxâ€™s script is the double-edged sword of sexuality for women in finance: As presented here, itâ€™s a weapon that can maneuver them into positions of greater advantage, only to be swiftly used against them by misogynistic gatekeepers. Perceptive as its personal politics often are, however, â€œEquityâ€ can feel artificial and hastily sketched on the business front â€” the MacGuffin that is Cachet, especially, reads as a screenwriterâ€™s faintly dated conceit. Finally given a film role that capitalizes on the hotwired intensity she demonstrated to Emmy-winning effect in TVâ€™s â€œBreaking Bad,â€ Anna Gunn makes for a commanding lead, fearsomely seething at a range of volumes from one scene to the next. The lesser-known supporting cast serves the material with appropriately steely commitment, with Reiner a standout as the most sympathetic of the filmâ€™s multiple anti-heroines, if only by a fine margin: â€œEquityâ€ is not a film, it should be said, that invites auds to root for anyone in particular. Technically, the pic is both proficient and unlovely â€” which, given the necessarily ugly nature of the material, seems to be a conscious call on Menonâ€™s part. The oily-to-the-touch finish of Eric Linâ€™s cinematography leaves all onscreen participants looking a little more sweatily worse for wear, though the film could do with fewer thematically pointed extreme angles. Editor Andrew Hafitz keeps the proceedings moving at a suitably businesslike clip, while production designer Diane Lederman has a witty awareness of the insecure machismo that infuses even the decor of Wall Street heavies: a blend of too-heavy timber, native artifacts from unvisited isles, and shade upon shade of executive taupe.
Sundance Film Review: ‘Equity’ ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires “Equity” At The Sundance Film Festival (Sophie Von Haselberg Has A Supporting Role)
Movie City News Sony Pictures Classics Takes Equity At Sundance By Ray Pride January 26, 2016 MONDAY, JANUARYÂ 25, 2016Â â€“ Park City, Utah â€“ Sony Pictures Classics announced today, on the eve of the filmâ€™s world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, that they have acquired worldwideÂ rights to the first female driven Wall Street film,Â EQUITY.Â The film stars Anna Gunn (â€œBreaking Badâ€), James Purefoy (â€œThe Followingâ€), Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards) and Alysia Reiner (â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€). Senior investment banker Naomi Bishopâ€™s (Anna Gunn) world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. With an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with her junior, Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas), Naomi is forced to reexamine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she lovesâ€”one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling. EQUITY is directed by Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang) with a screenplay by Amy Fox from a storyÂ byÂ Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and Amy Fox. Broad Street Picturesâ€™ Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas serve as producers. The deal was negotiated on behalf of the producers by CAA. ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICSÂ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classicsâ€”an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.Â Barker and Bernard haveÂ released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy AwardsÂ®Â (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 158 Academy AwardÂ®Â nominations (133 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominationsÂ forÂ WHIPLASH, AMOUR,Â MIDNIGHT IN PARIS,Â AN EDUCATION,Â CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.Â ABOUT BROAD STREET PICTURES Broad Street Pictures, a company with a mission to produce thought-provoking films that employ more women in front of and behind the camera, is engaged in the development and production of movies for worldwide theatrical, video, television, and electronic distribution. The company is led by Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas. Â