Fact: Filmmaker Jason Reitman is to stage a live reading of Quentin Tarantino's True Romance script for charity. The Juno director is assembling a cast to reenact the 1993 film at the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles on 16 December (15). Last year (14), Reitman hosted a one-night-only live reading of Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, which featured Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, Jessica Alba and 2015 Oscar winner J.K. Simmons.
Quote: "When we were in the house, it was like a pressure cooker. It really was hot and sticky and uncomfortable, and there were very few of us there." Actress Kate Winslet admits filming scenes for hostage drama Labor Day in a small home added to the frustrations depicted by her victim character in Jason Reitman's new movie.
Fact: Actress America Ferrera, director Jason Reitman and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening are among the famous faces who will act as jury members at Robert Redford's 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, which kicks off on 20 January (11).
Quote: "I had to take an Ambien to sleep last night." Moviemaker Jason Reitman turned to sleeping pills to help calm his Oscars eve nerves.
Quote: "I watch Family Guy every day. I don't go to sleep until I watch Family Guy." UP IN THE AIR director Jason Reitman is a big fan of the cartoon TV series.
Fact: UP IN THE AIR director Jason Reitman once directed a TV commercial for U.S. restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse.
Quote: "George doesn't even wanna be here tonight; he wishes he was in a soundstage setting up 20,000 phone lines for a benefit for Haiti right now. George, you're one of the greatest men I've ever met in my life and I'm so proud to have worked with you and I'm so proud to know you and be your friend. I think the world of you." UP IN THE AIR writer/director Jason Reitman pays tribute to his star George Clooney.
Quote: "I came here tonight to watch Paul McCartney and (JUSTIN) TIMBERLAKE. I had no idea we'd be going home with a Grammy." Moviemaker Jason Reitman accepting the first award at the 51st Grammys in Los Angeles. Reitman claimed the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album prize for JUNO.
Quote: "It's bent. They sent me a jacked-up trophy... They got to their last trophy and it was broken and they said, `We'll send it to him and blame it on FedEx.' They better fix it this year." Film Independent Spirit Awards nominee Jason Reitman (JUNO) on his damaged 2007 Best Screenplay prize for Best Screenplay (THANKYOU FOR SMOKING).