Tanner Maquire “From Letters to God” Cast & Crew Interview

Sarah Adamson: What drew you to this project?

David Nixon: Well, I found it about three years ago. My friend sent me the screenplay and as soon as I read it I jumped on a … Read more

Interview Jeff Kinney, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron Author and Stars of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sarah Adamson interviewed Jeff Kinney author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the stars Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron from the film at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago March 11, 2010.

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Anika Noni Rose Interview: the ‘Princess’ from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”

Backstage Notes:

I was scheduled for a TV interview with Anika and was thrilled to interview her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. She’s petite and very beautiful. Dressed in a purple sweater jumper … Read more

Don Hahn: Animator, Producer, Director and Peter Schneider: Former President of Disney Animation Interview

Sarah’s Backstage Pass Interviews Disney Film Legends: Don Hahn: Animator, Producer, Director and Peter Schneider: Former President of Animation on Behalf of their New Film, Waking Sleeping Beauty

Backstage Notes: I must confess I have … Read more

Teri Garr Interview

Actress Teri Garr from the film “Young Frankenstein”Read more

Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener Interview

I interviewed Spike Jonze writer and director of “Where The Wild Things Are” in Chicago at the Trump Hotel. Catherine Keener who plays Max’s mom in the film was also present.

Backstage Notes:

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Michael Stuhlbarg Interview “The Serious Man” New Cohen Brothers Film

My interview with Michael Stuhlbarg was the first of the day and as luck may have it while waiting in the chic lobby of the Trump Tower Hotel in Chicago I spotted Michael out of … Read more

Rumer Willis Sorority Row Interview

The interview took place in an elaborate suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago in September of 2009. Rumer was on a press junket for her film “Sorority Row.” She’s the daughter of Demi … Read more

Richard Kind Interview

Although he may be a delightful distraction on set, actor, Richard Kind gets serious with Sarah’s Backstage Pass.

In the latest Coen brothers’ dark comedy, A Serious Man, actor, Richard Kind (Spin City, Curb … Read more

Mitchel Musso: “The Best of Both Worlds”

Sarah’s Backstage Pass Chats with Hannah Montana Co-star

Actor and musician, Mitchel Musso, 18, is most known for his role, Oliver Oken, in the hit television series and film, “Hannah Montana” and Hannah Montana: The Read more

Charlyne Yi and Jake Johnson Interview

Sarah’s Backstage Pass was granted an interview with writer, actress and artist Charlyne Yi and actor Jake Johnson both starring in the film “Paper Heart.”  We met at the James Hotel in Chicago in July … Read more

Yara Shahidi “Imagine That” Interview Hollywood Blvd. Woodridge, IL

The long line outside Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge, Illinois looked endless as I approached the entrance with staff writer Jessica Aymond. Mobs of little girls, boys, and parents were waiting eagerly and patiently to Read more

John Hamburg Interview Writer and Director of “I Love You, Man”

It’s not surprising that John Hamburg is soon to become a name associated with the likes of Judd Apatow and Greg Mottola, both comedy writers that direct their own work (“Knock-Up,” “Adventureland”). Hamburg is the… Read more

Jane Lynch Interview

If you are a fan of the hysterical mockumentary Christopher Guest movies (Waiting for Guffman 1996, or Best in Show 2000) you’d recognize Jane Lynch immediately as she has worked in his last three films. … Read more

Madison Davenport Interview American Girl Doll Film

Sarah’s Backstage Pass caught up with the talented child star Madison Davenport as she was on a press junket promoting the film “Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl” in Woodridge at the Hollywood Blvd. Theater. Madison … Read more

Neil Burger Interview – Director of “The Lucky Ones” Sarah Works as Party Dancer on the Film

Sarah’s Backstage Pass interviewed director Neil Burger when he was here in Chicago promoting his new film “The Lucky Ones” (2008). A graduate of Yale University and director of the acclaimed movie “The Illusionist” (2006), … Read more

Marc Fienberg – Director & Writer of “Play the Game”

Marc Fienberg is a really cool guy to meet in person. He’s smart, witty and down to earth. During our interview in Chicago on Michigan Ave., police sirens kept blaring in the background. We both … Read more

Abigail Breslin Interview “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”


Abigail’s movie roles: My Sister’s Keeper (2009) (filming), Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) …. Margaret Mildred ‘Kit’ Kittredge, Nim’s Island (2008) … Nim Rusoe, Definitely, Maybe (2008) …. Maya Hayes, No Reservations (2007) … Read more

Chris O’Donnell Interview

Roundtable Interview Ritz Carlton Hotel Chicago June 17, 2008

Chris was on a press junket for the movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Chris portrays Kit’s father, Mr. Kittredge in the film. Chris discusses his … Read more

Joan Cusack Interview

Roundtable Interview Ritz Carlton Hotel Chicago June 17, 2008

Joan was on a press junket for the movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl movie. Joan portrays Miss Bond a nutty mobile librarian and a Kittredge … Read more

Tim Gunn Interview

I was granted an interview with Tim before a Liz Claiborne Fashion Show in which he was the emcee. Tim’s official title is CCE Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc. TV Shows “Project Runway” … Read more

Karen Allen Exclusive Interview

Karen was in Woodridge, Illinois with other cast members of the movie “Animal House” for a reunion and a special screening of the movie at the acclaimed Hollywood Theater. Owner Ted Bulthaup granted me an … Read more

Paula Abdul on the Red Carpet in Beverly Hills 9th TV Family Awards

Greetings from the spectacular Beverly Hilton Hotel in sunny, palmed tree lined Beverly Hills, California; Sarah Adamson here reporting on location for the Ninth Family TV Awards. Sarah’s Backstage Pass was front and center on … Read more