TBS Just For Laughs Festival 2012, Vince Vaughn and Aziz Ansari

“Say something funny.”  “Tell me a joke.”  Comedians are often put on the spot and requests like these can cause them to cringe, for even they can’t be funny all the time. But this weekend … Read more

84th Academy Award Variety Charity Event- 2012

Hollywood Palms Annual Academy Award Viewing Party Fundraiser

The stars were shinning brightly Sunday evening, Feb. 26 at Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville as event attendees came out to support Variety Children’s Charity while viewing … Read more

CFCA Awards

The Chicago Film Critics Awards 2012

An afternoon press conference with James Earl Jones, Jason Segel and Dennis Farina was the first event starting at 3pm in the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Jan. 7. A … Read more

Chicago Windie City Shootout 72 Hour Film Contest , Sarah Knight Adamson serves on Film Jury

The Windie City Shootout 72 Hour film contest provided an opportunity for filmmakers to create, edit and produce a film in 72 Hours. Big price money was offered totally $28,000 in cash awards.

The WCS … Read more

1st Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 2009 ‘On The Red Carpet’ with Harold Ramis, “Year One” Premiere

Sarah’s Backstage Pass attended a Red Carpet event for the premiere of the film “Year One” and the honoring of Harold Ramis the recipient of the Just For Laughs Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is … Read more

Spike Lee Speaks at North Central College

If you ever have the chance to listen to Spike Lee speak, then go. He’s the kind of guy that has opinions and isn’t afraid to express them−regardless if you agree with him or not;… Read more

Chicago International Film Festival 46th Boasts Big Talent

46th Chicago International Film Festival

The staff of Sarah’s Backstage Pass used the old adage, ‘divide and conquer’ in approaching coverage of the 46th annual Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 7th through October 21, 2010. … Read more

Edward Norton and John Curran Director of “Stone” Interview

Sarah’s Backstage Pass was invited to interview Edward Norton and director John Curran at the Trump Tower Hotel in Chicago. Ed is starring in the dramatic film “Stone” he plays a prison inmate and John… Read more

On the set of “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp

If you happened to walk onto the film set of “Public Enemies” you’d find menu items at Bob Elfemans Diner written as American Cheese Sandwich 20¢ and Fried Ham Sandwich 50¢. This was one of … Read more