Winchell


1h 50m 1998

Brief Synopsis

The story of Walter Winchell, chronicling the gossip columnist's rise from a vaudeville entertainer to one of New York's most powerful media personalities. From 1925 through the 1960s, Winchell blurred the line between tabloid and hard news, redefining modern journalism in the age of celebrity by re...

Film Details

Also Known As
Walter Winchell
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

The story of Walter Winchell, chronicling the gossip columnist's rise from a vaudeville entertainer to one of New York's most powerful media personalities. From 1925 through the 1960s, Winchell blurred the line between tabloid and hard news, redefining modern journalism in the age of celebrity by revealing the private lives of public people. Based on a book by Winchell's longtime ghostwriter, Herman Klurfeld.

Crew

Scott Abbott

Screenplay

Kathleen Abing

Production Assistant

Tony Adler

Assistant Director

David H. Allen

Property Master

Jill E Anderson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ukachi Arinzeh

Set Production Assistant

Mustaq Ashrafi

Makeup Artist

George Baetz

Boom Operator

James Bailey

Foley Mixer

Matt Balzarini

Camera

Eric J Bates

Property Master

Russell J Berg

Special Effects Coordinator

Amy Berman

Casting Associate

Juel Bestrop

Casting

Brian Bettwy

Assistant Director

William Bishop

On-Set Dresser

Lisa C Blackmon

Set Costumer

Mari Bloom

Hairdresser

Catherine Bond

Assistant Director

Christine Bonnem

Location Manager

Daniel Brodo

On-Set Dresser

William W Buckinham

Best Boy Grip

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Rick Camara

Sound Editor

Casey Cannon

Visual Effects

Augie Carton

Set Production Assistant

Donna D Casey

Assistant Costume Designer

William Clevenger

Camera Operator

Alexandra Close

Assistant

Cindy Coburn

Set Decorator

Stephen Cody

Set Production Assistant

Bill Conti

Music

Loren Corl

Key Grip

Casey Crabtree

Foley Mixer

Jennifer Craig

Assistant

Suzanne Cranfill

Set Costumer

Andy Crawford

Dolly Grip

Mike Currie

Set Production Assistant

Douglas Dalisera

Best Boy

Betsy Danbury

Production Supervisor

Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana

Key Rigging Grip

Tammy Dickson

Set Production Assistant

Rochelle Edelson

Other

Ann Edgeworth

Assistant Property Master

Josh Elliott

On-Set Dresser

Russ Engels

Gaffer

Yoshi Enoki

Location Assistant

Brendan C. Fenton

On-Set Dresser

Jeannine Marvelous Fenton

On-Set Dresser

C Romania Ford

Makeup Assistant

David Craig Forrest

Makeup

Gigi Savery Forrest

Assistant

Karyn Foster

Sound Editor

Paul Freeman

Music

Robert N. Fried

Executive Producer

Lisa Frieders

Assistant Production Coordinator

Maritza L Garcia-roddy

Costume Supervisor

Chris Garr

Construction Coordinator

Miranda Garrison

Choreographer

Michele Giordano

Production Supervisor

Paul Giorgi

Accountant

Albert Gomez

Foley Mixer

Tony Gore

Post-Production Coordinator

John E Gray

Special Effects Coordinator

Robbie Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Lisa K W Grove

Sound

Vincent Guarriello

Key Grip

Lisa Guerriero

Assistant Camera Operator

Judith Gurr

On-Set Dresser

Gregory G. Hale

Assistant Director

Hope Hanafin

Costume Designer

Mitzi Haralson

Set Costumer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Tom Harris

Adr Editor

David Hayles

Medic

Noessa Higa

Assistant

Dan Hiland

Foley Mixer

Loren Hillebrand

Grip

Rocco J Hindman

Production Assistant

Marcia Hinds-johnson

Production Designer

Brian Hirai

On-Set Dresser

Mark S Hoerr

Post-Production Supervisor

Jennifer L Hopkins

Assistant

Gaelyn K Humphrey

Craft Service

Todd Hunter

Location Assistant

Anura Idupuganti

Dga Trainee

Dominique Jaramillo

First Aid

Richard Jerebicz

Props

Bo Johnson

Art Director

Darlene Kageyama-stoker

Sound Editor

Brendan Kennedy

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kim Kimbro

Office Assistant

Roger Kimpton

Grip

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Herman Klurfeld

Book As Source Material

Scott Kowalchyk

Production Assistant

David Krieger

Production Assistant

Michael Kriston

Hair Assistant

Beth Kushnick

Set Decorator

Rick Kyker

Assistant Property Master

Jamie Lagerhausen

Best Boy

A. Welch Lambeth

Transportation Coordinator

Travis Langley

Visual Effects

Sal Lanza

Key Grip

Victor Lanza

Grip

Meredith Layne

Casting Associate

Craig Heston Ligget

Electrician

Van Ling

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michele Dani Linse

Visual Effects

Steve Litecky

Electrician

Janet Lonsdale

Production Accountant

Randy Lovelady

Transportation Captain

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

James Mah

Rigging Gaffer

David Mancini

Other

Jerry L. Marshall

Grip

Brian P Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Melton C Maxwell

Gaffer

Scott Mcgeo

Grip

Chris Mcgreary

Music Editor

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Chris Moore

Location Manager

Anne Morgan

Hair Stylist

Mark Newell

On-Set Dresser

Walter Newman

Sound Editor

Pat R Notaro Iii

Camera

Jon Nussbaum

Key Rigging Grip

Maria O'driscoll

Extras Casting Assistant

Ernie Orsatti

Stunt Coordinator

Raquel Osborne

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paisley Pappe

Editor

Stuart H Pappe

Editor

Paul Pedreira

Assistant Director

Ron Petagna

Construction Coordinator

Michael Pew

Assistant Location Manager

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Patrick Quinn

Assistant Camera Operator

Elizabeth Rabe

Hair Stylist

Deborah Ricketts

Stock Footage

Gary D Rogers

Foley Mixer

Gina Salerno

Assistant

Rick Sanchez

Props

Steve Sandoval

Production Coordinator

Kim Santantonio

Hair Stylist

Tswana L Saunders

Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Schmetterling

Boom Operator

Lorey Sebastian

Photography

Laura Sewrey

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chuck Sharp

Rigging Gaffer

Chuck Sharp

Best Boy

Bob Shaw

Art Director

Lori Sier

Accounting Assistant

Anthony Starbuck

Production

Alex Suarez

Production

Donald E Sweeney

Transportation Co-Captain

Georgiana Tarjan

Other

Jayne-ann Tenggren

Script Supervisor

Joy Todd

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jodi Tripi

Art Department Coordinator

Richard Van Dyke

Sound

Todd Vaziri

Digital Effects Supervisor

Alice Vosmek

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bob Wackerman

Music

Georgianne Walken

Casting

Chris Warren

Other

Jason Weichelt

Color

Will Weiske

Assistant

Grant Wilfley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jon Wilkman

Other

Stanley J. Wlodkowski

Unit Production Manager

Stanley J. Wlodkowski

Producer

Joel Corey Woods

Sound

Darren Wright

Sound Editor

Thomas Yostpille

Best Boy

Kenneth D Young

Sound Editor

Richard Zinman

Co-Executive Producer

Mikki Ziska

Set Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Walter Winchell
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Wins

Best Actress

1999
Stanley Tucci

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States 1999

Aired in United States May 18, 1999

Aired in United States November 21, 1998

Released in United States on Video May 18, 1999

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.

Budget source: Hollywood Reporter 09/29/1997

Estimated budget: $7,000,000 - $8,000,000

Began shooting January 1998.