ACCLAIMED AMERICAN MASTERS DOCUMENTARY
TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE
STREAMING ON PBS.ORG AND THE PBS VIDEO APP
JUNE 15 – AUGUST 31
UPCOMING LIVE VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH TONY® AWARD WINNERS ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS, JOHN GLOVER, JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY, BILLY PORTER, AND MORE
JUNE 17, JULY 1 AND JULY 8
June 11, 2020 – 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.
Key dates include:
UPCOMING VIRTUAL DISCUSSIONS:
This Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 PM PST/8 PM EST
Special Pride Month Celebration with Director, Writer and Producer Jeff Kaufman and
Tony® Award-Winning Actors André De Shields, John Glover and John Benjamin Hickey
Moderated by Lucy Mukerjee of the Tribeca Film Festival
DA 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 Porter
Moderated by IDA Executive Director Simon Kilmurry
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
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 COVID-19 complications on March 24, 2020.
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: 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.
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.