It happens more often than not — I go to work on a post about someone in show business, and the tunnel leads to a rabbit warren of similarly accomplished relatives and/or collaborators. Thus this post about one guy has exploded into one about three generations of a single remarkable family, whose work, it’s safe…Details
Writer/Director/Producer Donna Kanter has produced countless realty series, dramatic films and documentaries. As the daughter of legendary writer/director\producer Hal Kanter (Elvis films to the Rose Tattoo to the groundbreaking tv series Julia and Jimmy Stewart Show talks about growing up in Hollywood, her father and her father’s 40 year of lunches with some of the greatest comics…Details
The documentary Lunch, written, produced, and directed by Donna Kanter, the daughter of famous writer and director Hal Kanter, highlights the hilarious group lunches that all of these talented men were a part of. Lunch dives into the directing and writing histories of everyone within it and intercuts their unique backgrounds with their bi-monthly, raucous…Details
It’s all knishes and kibitzing in “Lunch,” Donna Kanter’s charming documentary about a Hollywood institution more enduring than most sitcoms. Every other Wednesday for 40 years a bunch of legendary comedy writers and directors — whose career highlights alone would fill a showbiz encyclopedia — have been meeting for a prandial catch-up session. The location…Details
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the great comedy minds in the entertainment business. It has been a pleasure listening to the great stories of some of the men and women who created many of the great films, radio and television shows. I’ve learned much at the hands of masters from tv comedy…Details
Rising Comedy Star, Scott Palmason, Hosts LUNCH on the YouTube Premiere of The Hollywood Times LIVE!
By Victoria Stevens Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 06/15/2020 – THT/tv launches on YouTube with the premiere of The Hollywood Times LIVE, brought to you by Factor’s Deli, on Saturday, June 20th at 7 pm PDT featuring filmmaker Donna Kanter and cast member John Rappaport, and post-documentary lunch bunch members Carl Gottlieb – JAWS, The Jerk, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, and Howard Storm – “The Redd…Details
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) June 10, 2020 – “They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I disagree. I think it’s lunch,” quips HalKanter. Kanter is best known for creating the groundbreaking TV series “Julia” with Diahann Carroll; writing and directing Elvis’ Blue Hawaii, and three decades penning the script for the…Details
On every other Wednesday for the past 40 years, a group of legendary old-school Hollywood comedians join together for lunch. CBS2’s Paul Magers reports.
LUNCH was sold out for both screenings! http://www.ajff.org/film/lunchDetails