TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE Documentary Virtual Panel Discussions With Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Tom Kirdahy, Tyne Daly And Chita Rivera

Celebrating the life and legacy of the late Tony® Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally, Floating World Pictures announces the award-winning American Masters documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE, now streaming on pbs.org/americanmasters and the PBS Video app now through August 31, 2020. In addition, two very special virtual online discussions and talkbacks with Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Tom Kirdahy, Tyne Daly And Chita Rivera on July 1 and July 8, as they remember and honor the legendary McNally. Below are the dates of the live virtual discussions.

Upcoming Live Virtual Discussions:

International Documentary Association (Ida) Awards Spotlight!

Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 PM PST/9 PM EST

  • Panel Discussion with Director, Writer and Producer Jeff Kaufman
  • Tony®, Grammy® and Emmy® Award Winner Billy Porter
  • Tony®, Grammy®, Emmy® and Oscar® Award Winner Rita Moreno
  • Moderated by IDA Executive Director Simon Kilmurry


Wednesday, July 8 at 5:00 PM PST/8 PM EST

  • Panel Discussion with Director, Writer and Producer Jeff Kaufman
  • Tony® Award-Winning Actors Tyne Daly and Chita Rivera
  • Tony® Award-Winning Producer Tom Kirdahy
  • Moderated by David Rooney – Chief Film Critic of The Hollywood Reporter

For more information on these events and how to RSVP please go to www.everyactoflife.com.

TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE, directed, written and produced by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia Ross, traces McNally’s life – from escaping his troubled home in Corpus Christi, Texas to becoming one of America’s most groundbreaking and honored playwrights. The film includes interviews with actors Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, F. Murray Abraham, Audra Macdonald, Edie Falco, John Slattery, and Billy Porter, to name a few, discussing McNally’s remarkable legacy. McNally sadly passed away from COVID-19 complications on March 24, 2020.

TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFEis a production of Floating World Pictures in association with Lakeview Productions and Talu Productions. Jeff Kaufman is producer, director and writer. Marcia S. Ross is producer. Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Suzi Dietz, Tom Kirdahy, Mark Lee, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Buddy Steves and Rowena Young are executive producers. Marion Swaybill is consulting executive producer. Asher Bingham is editor with music by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Jordan Black, Autumn Eakin and Anthony Lucido are cinematographers. Michael Kantor is executive producer for American Masters.

Funding for TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, plus The Edward F. Limato Foundation, The Noël Coward Foundation, and The Hunter Ward Foundation.


Source: American Masters (PBS), Floating World Pictures

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