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STEVE SENDS WORD THAT MSM HAS BEEN IN A NEW INDEPENDENT FILM

SATURDAY--APRIL 14, 2018

Steve Stark sent word in an email that Ms. Masterson has been busy making a new independent film with the title Skin, about the life of an extremist, racist skinhead activist. Ms Masterson portrays a federal agent, which is probably and FBI agent, although agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms have also pursued violent Skinheads in past years. Steve sent a link to an article about Skin on Wikipedia, and that link is below. The film is in post production in Kingston, New York, which means primarily editing. Post production is very likely at MSM's Stockade Works. Good work, Ms. Masterson, bringing filmmaking and training in practical skills to those trying to start careers in the film industry.

NEW INDY FILM

STEVE STARK SENDS SOME EMAILS ABOUT RECENT POSTS IN THE MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

SUNDAY--APRIL 1, 2018

Steve's Facebook group for MSM has been busy on the run-up to the Easter and Passover holidays. One posting dealt with Ms. Masterson being the producer of the independent film The Rest of Us, which is still in production. I'll put the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) link below. Next, and this is important to all of those who have not yet joined Steve's Facebook group, there is a clip from the 2009 television series Cupid on Steve's MSM Facebook group's page, with Ms. Masterson having a major part in the scene as a woman trying to get a dry martini at the bar. Be sure to check it out, and join Steve's group by joining Facebook, which is free. There is also a link to an article in an upstate New York on-line journal about MSM's role in founding Stockade Works and being a job creator in the local area.

 

THE REST OF US

 

POWER OF GIVING

 

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

STEVE SENDS MORE OSCAR PARTY PHOTOS

MONDAY--MARCH 19, 2018

I have had some problems with a fourth photo, which is my favorite, but we are working with it and should have it up later today or tomorrow in a separate post. Thanks for your patience!

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!

MONDAY--MARCH 12, 2018

STEVE SENDS A STORY ABOUT THE STOCKADE WORKS OSCAR PARTY

FRIDAY--MARCH 9, 2018

MSM and husband Jeremy Davidson at Oscar night.

Steve Stark's Mary Stuart Masterson Fan Group on Facebook has entries, including photos and a video, of Ms. Masterson's Academy Award Night party under the auspices of Stockade Works. It looks as if everyone in attendance had a really good time. Stop by Steve's place and take a look. There are also some nice photos of Ms. Masterson, both past and present, in other posts on Steve's Facebook group. The link is below, and you can join for FREE.

 

OSCAR NIGHT

STEVE STARK SENDS WORD THAT MS. MASTERSON WILL BE NARRATING AN ELEGY TO HOLOCAUST VICTIM ANNE FRANK

SUNDAY--FEBRUARY 25, 2018

Steve sent me an email about MSM being cast as the narrator of an elegy to Anne Frank, a Jewish teen who was living in the Netherlands when the country was overrun by Hitler's Wehrmacht. Anne Frank's diary has become a classic story of the suffering and sacrifices endured by individuals during that war. The stage production is titled Hope in the Times of War, and will be shown at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with a curtain time of 8:00 PM.

THE DELAYED EMAIL OF CLAUDIA KEHL ABOUT THE RETURN OF MSM TO BLINDSPOT

SATURDAY--FEBRUARY 10, 2018

I was on one of my occasional visits to my csonline email box as the provider changed the configurations and didn't tell anyone about it. I thought they were hacked for awhile. Anyway, since they changed everything, I cannot send from that address, so I switched back to the ancient AOL address until things could get fixed. They haven't been so far, but I was in there yesterday, and found this email from Claudia Kehl from either very late January or the first of February. I'm sorry I missed it, and Claudia provided a handy link for discovering what is next for former FBI Director Eleanor Hirst now that she is "in stir," as they say around the prison system. Someday, I'll round up the email person from csonline and get my ability to send again. The CarterMatt link to press is below Claudia's email.

 

"STAY TUNED TO BLINDSPOT--SHE'S BAAACK!"

 

Hi Guy

Mary Stuart will be back in episode 12 this Friday (Feb. 2)

I knew that she would probably come back somehow since producer Martin Gero mentioned something in an interview in December.

One of the biggest surprises to me is that we still have some more story to tell with Elenaor Hirst. This is someone who we didn’t think we would be seeing again, but that’s part of the element of surprise … or at least it would be had NBC opted to not give away many of the finer details in advance.

 

 

Claudia

CARTERMATT

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2018

STEVE STARK SENDS SOME SCREEN CAPTURES FROM A RECENT APPEARANCE OF MS. MASTERSON DURING CREDITS OF BLINDSPOT

It is time to speculate whether the "Big Bad" in this season's episodes of Blindspot is going to get free of incarceration. STAY TUNED!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2018

STEVE STARK FINDS A NEW PHOTO OF MSM FROM DIGGING TO CHINA

Steve doesn't like not finding anything about Ms. Masterson for a few days, so he sent this photo from Digging to China, a movie that included the then eight-years-old Evan Rachel Wood as the cast member who was in nearly every scene. Ms. Masterson has had some special co-stars over the years. Ms. Wood and Jena Malone were two from the late 1990s who would qualify as exceptional actresses.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2018

STEVE STARK EMAILS ABOUT THE APPREHENSION OF FBI DIRECTOR HIRST AND THE END OF MSM'S BLINDSPOT ARC

 

Steve send the photo above, and the three below, along with his impression about the end of MSM's appearances on Blindspot with the arrest of her character, the treacherous Director Hirst. It seems as if Ms. Masterson has started a period of silent running, but, sometimes people escape incarceration...

 

MORE HIRST VIEWS

HAPPY 2018!

Entry Date: December 20, 2017

STEVE STARK GETS READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY SENDING THE NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF STOCKADE WORKS

Entry Date: December 21, 2017

Below is the first embedded video showing the work of filmmaking while students and apprentice technicians and camera people learn the ropes. MSM is fulfilling her vision.

 

 

 

CLAUDIA SENDS LINK ABOUT THE FATE OF MSM'S "DIRECTOR HIRST" ON BLINDSPOT

Entry Date: December 17, 2017

Claudia made some interesting observations about Ms. Masterson in an email she sent me a few hours ago. In addition to her own comments, Claudia sent along a link everyone might enjoy, which can be found after my reply to Claudia. Christmas is only eight days away! How did that happen?

 

Hi Guy

 

Hirst is definitely the most evil role, Mary Stuart has ever played. She is doing an awesome job in playing this bad character. I had never expected that her character would turn out like that in the end. Now it seems that next episode will probaly be her last one. Then it would have been 8 episodes she guest starred in. I am already curious how it will end with Director Hirst... Incredible acting by Mary Stuart portraying this atrocious person.

This is interesting to read:

http://www.etonline.com/script-screen-how-blindspot-invents-new-ways-keep-its-twists-unpredictable-exclusive-92669

 

Claudia,

 

It only goes to show, MSM is capable of playing any kind of role. She was a bit nasty on "The Good Wife," too. She's "rangy," as they call a center fielder in baseball who can cover a lot of ground running down fly balls. MSM has much range as an actress. I think I'll post this one tonight!

Oh, but since she's going off the air, I guess Trump fired another one!

 

Take care,

Guy

DIRECTOR HIRST LINK

 

CLAUDIA KEHL FINDS A VIDEO FORUM WITH MARY STUART MASTERSON DISCUSSING BUSINESS IMPACT OF FILMMAKING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entry Date: December 9, 2017

Ms. Masterson at the forum sponsored by The Atlantic magazine

Claudia caught this forum on YouTube and sent me an email. I watched the first few minutes and caught the above screencapture to go along with the embedded video below. MSM looks like a businesswoman at this video forum.

 

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH 2017!!

Entry Date: November 29,2017

 

CLAUDIA KEHL SENDS SOME POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT MS. MASTERSON ON BLINDSPOT AND LINK TO TWO MORE BLINDSPOT PHOTOS

Entry Date: November 15, 2017

What do you most enjoy about what Mary Stuart Masterson brings to the show, especially in Hirst’s dynamic with Reade?

 

GERO: Reade went through a rough year, last season. It’s great to have him have a mentor who just really believes in him and is really only looking out for Reade. She’s slightly distrustful of the rest of the team. She brings up the point of, it’s nice to have the band back together, but he doesn’t know these people anymore. It’s been two years. Honestly, Pellington was amazing, but he was always a hard-ass and an antagonist on the show. It’s great to have Hirst back, and Mary Stuart is such a phenomenal and warm presence, both on camera and off. She’s an icon! I went to go talk to her, during the finale of last season, and I just thought, “Oh, my god, you were in every movie I loved, when I was a kid!” It just washes over you, occasionally, and you’re like, “Oh, yeah, you’re a big deal! It’s nice to have you on the show!” She’s also so wonderful. The whole cast is madly in love with her. She’s been an excellent presence.

I wrote back to Claudia and reminded her about all the positive things that Maureen McCormick's Webmaster from back in 1998 relayed to me about Ms. McCormick's comments to her parents about working with Ms. Masterson. Ms. McCormick told her parents that MSM was "a doll" to work with. Similar descriptions have come from a member of the backstage crew from the Kennedy Center performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I forgot to mention to Claudia all the superlatives that Kristen Stewart used to describe working with Ms. Masterson on the independent film, The Cake Eaters, which was MSM's first film as a director. Kristen Stewart is one of the great actresses of her generation, and she called MSM a "mentor" to her.

What follows are Claudia's links to the Collider interview of Martin Gero of Blindspot, and some of photos.

 

MARTIN GERO INTERVIEW

 

PHOTO ONE

 

PHOTO TWO

 

PHOTOS FROM EPISODE UPSIDE DOWN CRAFT

JOHNNY J. YOUNG AND STEVE STARK POST INTERESTING LINK TO ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS

Entry Date: November 15, 2017

Johnny J. Young, Webmaster over at Some Kind of Web Page, and a frequent contributor to our correspondent, Steve Stark's Facebook Group for Ms. Masterson, and Steve himself posted a link about MSM's classic Lifetime Movie for Television On the 2nd Day of Christmas. Check it out by clicking on the link below, and be sure to join Steve's Facebook Group for Mary Stuart Masterson. There is always something interesting going on there.

 

 

 

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