The Best Actress


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of John Kane's novel about five characters that are the Academy Award nominees for Best Actress. Prim and proper Fiona Covington finds herself on the brink of divorce when fellow nominee Karen Kroll, a soft-porn star turned "serious actress," publicly sets her sights on Fiona's actor-d

Film Details

Also Known As
Actress, Best Actress
Release Date
2000
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An adaptation of John Kane's novel about five characters that are the Academy Award nominees for Best Actress. Prim and proper Fiona Covington finds herself on the brink of divorce when fellow nominee Karen Kroll, a soft-porn star turned "serious actress," publicly sets her sights on Fiona's actor-director husband Colin. Hollywood starlet Amber Lyons is on the fast track until she takes a detour into a renowned rehab center, where she finds herself bunking with fellow nominee Connie Travers, a super diva singer-actress whose career comeback hinges on the award. Closeted lesbian Lori Seefer fears that her nomination will force her out, and is willing to pay any price -- even the loss of her lover Maria -- to avoid it. Ted Gavin is a fan magazine writer, who becomes perilously entangled with the five contenders while penning a story about the awards race.

Crew

Cindy Adams

Other

Reese Alexander

Driver

Bobbi Allyn

Set Decorator

Annie Andrews

Driver

Army Archerd

Other

Parker Bartlett

Other

Parker Bartlett

Director Of Photography

Marilyn Beck

Other

Jamos Beguin

Grip

Mary Jo Beirnes

Location Manager

Trevor Braodbent

Other

Byron Brisco

Other

Henri Brown

Song

Jason Brown

Video

Gary Busey

Other

Ken Cade

Sound Editor

Dave Carlson

Caterer

Mike Carpenter

Grip

Scott Carroll

Boom Operator

Elaine Chan

Art Assistant

Stephen Cholakis

Liaison

Zarah Chun

Other

Zarah Chun

Craft Service

Brad Clark

Production Assistant

Daniel Clarke

Production Manager

Vic Clarke

Carpenter

Sheila Conlin

Assistant Director

Robert C Cooper

Screenplay

Robert Court

Stand-In

Shelagh Cousins

Production Accountant

James Cowan

On-Line Editor

Jacqueline Cristianini

Sound Editor

Laurie Cross

Office Assistant

John Curran

Security

Brodie Davison

Costumes

Lynn Deegan

Executive Producer

Lesley Dehaan

Assistant

Anthony Devenyi

Production Designer

Dario Disanto

Sound Editor

Lorretta Divine

Song Performer

Lorretta Divine

Song

Dylan Doubt

Other

Lisa Doyle

Sound Editor

Byron Drinkle

Production

Rob Duncan

Assistant Director

Ann Dunsmore

Hair Stylist

Sean Fairburn

Assistant Camera Operator

Perry Fifield

Music

Moira R Fitzmaurice

Casting Associate

Mike Foley

Security

Tara Foulon

On-Set Dresser

Todd Fraser

Other

Lori Gatto

Hair Assistant

Hugh Gordon

Music

Leslie Graham

Makeup Artist

Melanie Haines

Other

Tom Hanley

Security

Chris Harris

Camera Operator

Kit Hayward

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brad Hillman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ryan Hogan

Color

Mervyn Hope

Construction Coordinator

Otto Hrehoriak

Security

David Hutton

Key Grip

Krista Johnston

Rights & Clearances

Jessica Judd

Assistant Director

Inspector John Kane S.f.p.d.

Source Material (From Novel)

Chester Kendra

Other

Ingrid Kennings

Script Supervisor

Russ Klyne

Music

Steve Kmetko

Other

Bryan Knight

Assistant Director

Randy Koyanagi

Graphics

Cherie Kroll

Scenic Artist

Diane Ladd

Other

Ray Lai

Art Director

Sean Lambert

Carpenter

Marty Law

Generator Operator

Heidi Lingren

Assistant

Flemming Lund

Assistant Location Manager

Rob Madden

Other

Larry Marwick

Assistant Camera Operator

Warren Mazutinec

Assistant Editor

Heather Mckenzie

Stand-In

Karyn Mcmurphy

Assistant Location Manager

Billy Mcrobbie

Driver

Bill Mellow

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lockwood Moore

Camera Trainee

Danelle Moss

Other

Terry Murphy

Other

Michael Musto

Other

Bif Naked

Other

Todd Newton

Other

Jeremy Nitsch

Dolly Grip

Erin O'shaughnessy

Casting Associate

Will Park

Transportation Captain

Noni Peck

Property Master

Josh Plaw

Set Decorator

Nancy Pownall

Set Decorator

Jeremy Presner

Editor

Ray Reedyk

Special Effects Coordinator

Barry Rennie

Carpenter

Melissa Rivers

Other

Darren Robertson

Video

Colleen Rogers

Casting Associate

Brendan Rooney

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mike Rothman

Unit Production Manager

Jacob Rupp

Stunt Coordinator

Brent Russell

Dresser

Kevin Sands

Sound Mixer

Suzanne Sena

Other

Joey Setter

Production Coordinator

Paul Sharpe

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Shavick

Executive Producer

Shane Shemko

Foley Artist

Jonathan Shore

Post-Production Supervisor

Ivana Siska

Assistant Director

Lael Sleep

Props Buyer

Tyler Smith

Props

Wyatt Soutzo

On-Set Dresser

Jana Stern

Costume Designer

Norris Styba

Other

Miroslaw Syla

Driver

Jamie Tardiff

Scenic Artist

Christopher D Thompson

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Timpe

Driver

Kevin Townshend

Sound Editor

Glen Tremblay

Transportation Coordinator

Kristina Vataja

Costumes

Gordon Verheul

Other

Gordon Verheul

Director Of Photography

Cam Wagner

Foley Artist

Katy Wallin

Casting

Rolanda Watts

Other

Maureen Webb

Casting

Jason Weir

Best Boy

Marcel Williams

Photography

Shawn Williamson

Producer

C J Wills

Makeup Assistant

Ari Wise

Music

James Wood

Security

Dikran Yazedijfan

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Actress, Best Actress
Release Date
2000
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 19, 2000

Began shooting September 13, 1999.

Completed shooting December 1, 1999.

E! Entertainment's first original movie for television.