Permanent Midnight


1h 25m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Based on the popular Hollywood autobiography by Jerry Stahl, "Popular Midnight" is a black comedy that chronicles his rise and fall as a television writer in Los Angeles. Jerry meets Kitty almost by accident while he is in rehab in Phoenix. Maybe it's their similar pasts and their sexual attraction

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Based on the popular Hollywood autobiography by Jerry Stahl, "Popular Midnight" is a black comedy that chronicles his rise and fall as a television writer in Los Angeles. Jerry meets Kitty almost by accident while he is in rehab in Phoenix. Maybe it's their similar pasts and their sexual attraction for each other that makes it so easy for Jerry to open up to her. From a bed in a cheap motel, Jerry narrates a miserable but comical tale of his life filled with self-inflicted mental, emotional and physical pain. His life is an open book, with chapters including his marriage of convenience, the growth of his career, the birth of his child, and how all are influenced by his increasing habit.

Crew

Harold Adler

Titles

Lael Alderman

Song

Lael Alderman

Song Performer

Art Alexakis

Song

Erin Alexander

Assistant Director

Mose Allison

Song

Denise Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Mark Anderson

Property Master

Herb Ankrom

Assistant Production Coordinator

Harold Arlen

Song

Peter Austin

Supervising Sound Editor

Peter Austin

Adr Editor

Burt Bacharach

Song

Salvatore Baglio

Song

Lynell Bangs

Production Accountant

Rufus Barnam

Special Thanks To

Nicole Barnette

Assistant

Joe Barreras

Driver

Tim Barry

Assistant

Thomas Bartke

Music

Christina Bartolucci

Makeup Artist

Rick Benattar

Assistant

Betty Berberian

Other

Kathy Berk

Other

Joseph G Bingenheimer

Driver

J D Bishop

Rigging Gaffer

Dustin Blauvelt

Camera Operator

Brent Bolthouse

Special Thanks To

Joseph C Bond

Avid Editor

Bryan Booth

Best Boy

David Brookwell

Line Producer

Jeff Cadiente

Stunts

Alex Callier

Song

Erik Capek

Key Rigging Grip

Jason Carney

Other

Joan Chamberlain

Adr

Jeffrey A Chavers

Foreman

Robert Chavez

Electrician

Robert C Chynoweth

Production Assistant

Michael Cody

Transportation Captain

Zachery Coiteau

On-Set Dresser

Richard H Conkling

Assistant Editor

Roger Cooper

Avid Editor

Orion V Cox

On-Set Dresser

John Coxon

Song

Dave Creffield

Song

Hal David

Song

Chris Davis

Special Thanks To

Stephen P Del Prete

Set Production Assistant

Lance M Despain

Other

Thomas Dewier

Stunts

Don Digirolamo

Rerecording

Dick Dionne

Driver

Rick Downey

Negative Cutting

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Bernie Druckman

Video Playback

Paul Durham

Song

S Edwards

Song

Eric Enroth

Sound Mixer

Lori Eskowitz-carter

Costume Designer

Allen Estes

Song

Allen Estes

Song Performer

Ron Evans

Dialogue Editor

Jamal Farley

Electrician

Andrea Federman

Costumes

Dominik Feller

Electrician

Kathleen Ferrera

Office Assistant

Mark Fischer

Song

Nate Fitzgerald

Assistant Editor

Jerry Fleming

Production Designer

Mike Flicker

Music Editor

David E Fluhr

Rerecording

Paul Fox

Song

Scott Froschauer

Dolly Grip

Raymond Gaerts

Song

Felipe Galdo

Other

Beau J Genot

Post-Production Supervisor

Jennifer Gering

Costumes

Garrett T Gervais

Swing Gang

Claudette Gil

Wardrobe Assistant

P Godfrey

Song

R Godfrey

Song

David Gonzales

Best Boy Grip

Joe Goodwin

Song

Christopher Gordon

Driver

Anthony Gotta

Rigging Gaffer

Lori Grabowski

Script Supervisor

Eleanor Grand

Assistant Editor

Dennis Gray

Dialogue Editor

Stephen Grubbs

Sound Editor

Gareth Grundy

Special Thanks To

Kevin Gunning

Stand-In

Jane Hamsher

Producer

Chris Haynes

Song

Harley Hebert

Set Production Assistant

Bridget D Henry

Makeup Assistant

Pierre Henry

Song

Paul Hepker

Music Arranger

Richard Hicks

Casting

Tony Hobbs

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ezra Holbrook

Song

Sandy Holt

Adr Voice Casting

Jennifer L Hopkins

Assistant

Steve Howard

Driver

L Howlett

Song

Susan Hutchinson

Other

Sam Hyde

Assistant

Barbara Issak

Dialogue Editor

Anne Iverson

Special Thanks To

Gregory N Jarrett

Grip

David Jenison

Production Supervisor

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

John P Johnson

Photography

Clint E Jones

Stunt Performer

Kelly Jones

Electrician

Ken Jordan

Song

Linda L Keim

Sound Effects Editor

Scott Kirkland

Song

Ted Koehler

Song

Eleas Kostis

Other

Patricia Kruijer

Art Department Coordinator

Marcus Larsen

Other

Martin Leeper

Gaffer

Robert Leveen

Coproducer

Aaron Levi

Other

Jennifer Levy

Casting Associate

Gary Lewis

Dialogue Editor

Daniel Licht

Music Arranger

Daniel Licht

Music

J C Logan

Puppets Design

Todd Loncto

Assistant Director

Paul Longstaffe

Dialogue Editor

John Lopez

Titles

Lionel Luna

Boom Operator

Scott Mabbutt

Special Thanks To

Casey Mako

Office Assistant

Jilien Manges

Music

Michael Masumoto

Location Manager

Meredith Mclaughlin

Costumes

Susan Mcnamara

Production Manager

David Melhase

Adr Editor

Roy Metcalf

Construction Coordinator

The Crystal Method

Song Performer

The Crystal Method

Song

Emma-jane Mezher

Assistant

Stephen Mezlor

Carpenter

C Miller

Song

Louise Mingenbach

Costume Designer

Joe Monaco

Swing Gang

David Montgomery

Set Production Assistant

Robin Mulcahy

Production Coordinator

Harry Muller

Color Timer

Don Murphy

Producer

Stevie Nelson

Location Manager

Joel Nishimine

Assistant Director

Brian Thomas Nist

Sound Effects Editor

John M Norman

Grip

Eric A Norris

Sound Effects Editor

Pete Norris

Song

Marie O'keefe

Assistant Director

Bennedict S Ofstead

Carpenter

Nancy Olsen

Other

Ryan Ong

Art Director

Beth Orton

Song

Mike Painter

Transportation Coordinator

Patricia Peppard

Costumes

Michael Percasio

Grip

Eddie Perez

Stunt Coordinator

Storn Peterson

Assistant Director

James Pierpoint

Song

Joseph Prado

Grip

Stephen Price

Assistant Location Manager

Louis Prima

Song Performer

Tony Proveaux

Song

Jeff Rabhan

Music Supervisor

T Randolph

Song

Fabrice Berger Remond

Other

Bradley Richard

Assistant Director

Charles H E Richards

Key Grip

Kosta Rigopoulos

Grip

Big Pat Rizzotti

Grip

Michael L Robbins

Driver

Eric S Rothchild

Camera

Thomas Rousseau

Other

Courtney Rowe

Rigging Gaffer

Brian Ruberg

Adr Mixer

William Russell

Rigging Gaffer

Doug Rymes

Rigging Gaffer

Adam Schiff

Sound Mixer

Dylan Schrader

Assistant

Klay Schroedel

Music

Christopher Schultz

Swing Gang

Christopher A Schultz

Carpenter

Benjamin P Schwartz

Assistant Editor

Lawrence Schweich

Electrician

Larry Shay

Song

Dan Sherrill

On-Set Dresser

Tim Shinkle

Grip

Cara Silverman

Editor

David Silverstone

Swing Gang

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 1999 Artios Award for Feature Film - Independent by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Released in United States Fall September 16, 1998

Expanded Release in United States September 18, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1999

Based on the memoir "Permanent Midnight" by Jerry Stahl; published by Warner Books in 1995.

Feature film directorial debut for screenwriter David Veloz.

Completed shooting August 9, 1997.

Began shooting July 7, 1997.

Artisan Entertainment was formerly known as LIVE Entertainment.

Released in United States Fall September 16, 1998

Expanded Release in United States September 18, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1999