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Dawn (2013, short, drama)
Directed by Rose McGowan
Starring Tara Barr, Reiley McClendon and Hannah Marks

"I just finished my first piece for RSA Black Dog, which is Ridley Scott's commercial music video company. I directed a 20-minute short with amazing actors. It was a really amazing project to do, and I felt really comfortable doing it, more so than I ever have acting."

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Article written on November 27, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

Rose McGowan moves intuitively around her LA home in this tender portrait by Marlene Marino, shot earlier this year when the photographer captured the American actress for the latest issue of lifestyle title Apartamento. The Brian De Palma and Quentin Tarantino favorite made her name in tongue-in-cheek slasher Scream and supernatural series Charmed, and established her cult status in director Gregg Araki’s 1995 comedy thriller The Doom Generation, which saw the pin-up entangled in a sordid ménage à trois. Yet shooting today’s short was a strict case of ‘Two’s company.’ Having met through director Ridley Scott’s Black Dog Films—set to release McGowan’s directorial debut Dawn—the actress and Marino bonded over a shared attitude towards beauty. “Marlene and I were just celebrating femininity,” she says of the visceral short that is soundtracked by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, who previously scored Shane Meadows’ This Is England. “I think people can rise higher than the consensus of what is considered sexy; our only objective was to do something natural. I didn’t act, I just flowed into it.”

Rose McGowan Dances Au Naturel in the Privacy of Her Californian Hideaway

What was it like to see yourself in this completely uninhibited state?
Rose McGowan: It was really transformative: it actually made me cry. It was born out of reclaiming my own ideas of what beauty is. I have realized that I don’t have to be bound by the “rules” here in Los Angeles or Hollywood. It is me, but not an artificial version.

What’s next for you?
RM: I’m going to direct my first feature film, taking things I borrowed from Marlene. I’m also making a show about art and pornography. It will be custom-made porn but not in the kind of way that you’ve seen or that you think of it.

Is that in production?
RM: I just shot the teaser for it and in it I’m wearing a strap-on. It’s pretty balls-out, I’m not gonna lie—it’s going to look insane.

What’s your experience of pornography?
RM: I have never liked it and don’t find it sexually interesting: I don’t like their hair, makeup, or acting. How am I supposed to get excited by something that I think is cornball and not beautiful?

So what would you consider to be sexy?
RM: Oh I don’t know, maybe two people in a lovely field on a farm, shot like Terence Malick.

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Article written on October 28, 2013 by Riikkae-mail

The Season of the Witch is spreading to CBS.

The network has handed out a script commitment to a reimagining of Aaron Spelling’s WB Network series Charmed, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

As first reported by Vulture, Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner will pen the script for CBS Television Studios and The Tannenbaum Co. Keyser and Sidner will also co-executive produce. For its part, CBSTVS owns the rights to Spelling’s library.

Charmed 2.0 is described as a reimaginging of the original series that centered around four sisters who discover their destiny — to battle against the forces of evil using their witchcraft.

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'Rise of the Lonestar Ranger' 'The Tell-Tale Heart' Articles News & Rumors
Article written on September 23, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

Rose McGowan faced a difficult challenge several years ago when she sat at her father Daniel’s bedside while he was dying from a rare lung disease.

The actress, best known for her role on the TV show Charmed and subsequent movies, was her father’s support person, sharing his passion for art books and watching Little Rascal episodes with him from his hospital bed.

Now, McGowan is using her celebrity as an actress to put a face on a rare fatal disease as a way to help patients and their families on this difficult road.

She said in a recent exclusive telephone chat last week that she has made it her mission to raise awareness about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the disease that took her father’s life in 2008 at age 61, and to help people recognize the signs and symptoms, receive sorely needed emotional support.

It is especially timely that she is speaking out about the disease and her advocacy now because September is Pulmonary Fibrosis month.

The raven-haired McGowan, 40, who portrayed Paige Matthews in the supernatural drama Charmed, made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man.

Her upcoming projects include a film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart which opens on Oct. 15, and she is making a movie in Texas called The Last Duane, a western due out in the fall of 2014, also starring Jason Patric.
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Article written on September 6, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

A modern-day B-movie queen, Rose McGowan is well-known for her definitive role in Gregg Araki’s ’90s teen-angst thriller The Doom Generation.

Her irresistible venom has also landed her roles in movies like Encino Man, Bio-Dome, Scream, Nowhere, Jawbreaker, Grindhouse, Machete, and Conan the Barbarian. She will next appear in the fittingly dark big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, with Peter Bogdanovich.

First big break: The Doom Generation. Since then I’ve: gone up and down and all around.

My favorite character that I’ve played to date is: Cherry Darling in Planet Terror.

My next project is: A short film I directed called Dawn. It’s produced by RSA/Blackdog and is super legit. Not a vanity piece. I’ve also found a feature to direct. I have no desire to act in any movie I direct.
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'The Tell-Tale Heart'
Article written on May 11, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

Another spin on the classic and truly twisted Edgar Allan Poe tale The Tell Tale Heart will be causing a stir at this year’s Cannes Film Market.

From the press release:

Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven label of Arclight Films, announces the acquisition and release of first-look footage of John La Tier’s inspired directorial debut The Tell Tale Heart starring Rose McGowan (Grindhouse, TVs Charmed, Jawbreaker, Scream), Peter Bogdanovich (The Sopranos, Humboldt County, Festival In Cannes, TVs “The Simpsons“) and Patrick John Flueger (Footloose, Brothers, TVs “The 4400“). Based on the classic short story of the same name penned by Edgar Allan Poe, America’s first master of horror over 150 years ago, La Tier, who also co-wrote the script, transplants the gloomy Gothic story into vibrant and enchanting modern day New Orleans. Darclight Films will be sharing never-before-seen footage in Cannes.

“We’re thrilled to present The Tell Tale Heart to buyers for the very first time, and Cannes is the perfect place to do so,” said Clay Epstein, VP of Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films, who secured the deal. “It’s one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well known stories, and only a few others have been translated into as many languages worldwide as The Tell Tale Heart. The combination of the incredibly talented team of cast and crew that have come together to give new life to a truly classic and horrifying tale and a built-in global audience give the film outstanding commercial viability.”
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Article written on May 9, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

Rose might be taking a break from acting, but she’s definitely not staying still and doing nothing!

Not only she just finished shooting her first short movie Dawn, she also just lent voice to a cute foxy raccoon, Coco, for Dr. Lollipop, Cartoon Hangover’s new short.

Here is what Aliki T. Grafft, director, shared on her Tumblr profile:

My ol’ pal Rose McGowan came in to Salami Studios to record as the voice of Coco for Dr. Lollipop!
Rose was quite the FOXY raccoon!
Final character design of Coco by Brianne Drouhard.
Dr. Lollipop is created by Kelly Martin for Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover, coming soon to Youtube. Directed by Aliki T. Grafft

Source: Aliki Greeky Tumblr

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Article written on April 19, 2013 by RoseRockse-mail

Our lovely Miss McGowan never ceases to amaze us, we recently have seen her on the tv-screen again, on Once Upon A Time (The Miller’s Daughter episode) and she’s not willing to stop. As we all know, Rose is always exploring new things professionally and now she is a director too!

Rose McGowan started shooting Dawn – that is the name of her first directorial short film – on March 11, 2013.

Below is some info:

LOCATION: Los Angeles
PRODUCERS: John Nguyen
DIRECTOR: Rose McGowan
CAST: Piper Laurie
ACTORS: Now casting
STATUS: Pre-production
STORY: Family drama

As you can see, cast is largely unknown for now and the plot hasn’t been revealed yet but we will keep you updated, so keep checking the main page!

Meanwhile we’d like to wish Rose good luck for this project!

Source: RSA Films

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'The Tell-Tale Heart' Video Vault
Article written on April 10, 2013 by Riikkae-mail

The trailer for John La Tier’s The Tell-Tale Heart, starring Rose McGowan, Patrick John Flueger and Peter Bogdanovich, has just been released. It looks very atmospheric, visually arresting and promises a great role for Rose. I, for one, cannot wait to see this one!

Tell Tale Heart Trailer from john La Tier on Vimeo.

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Gallery Project News
Article written on March 12, 2013 by Riikkae-mail

So, how did you ladies & gents enjoy Rose’s Once Upon a Time episode?

Personally, I had never watched the show before but I really enjoyed it, especially Rose’s performance as younger Cora. She more than held her own opposite the great Robert Carlyle, which really says a lot! It was such a treat for us fans. I really hope we’ll see more of young Cora in future episodes!

I have uploaded 900+ high definition screencaptures from The Miller’s Daughter in our gallery. I hope you like them! In addition, I added a bunch of high quality stills and behind the scenes images from the episode during the weekend but didn’t have a chance to update about them until now. Many thanks to Storybrooke for these beautiful images!

Once Upon a Time: Episode Stills
Once Upon a Time: On the Set
Once Upon a Time: 2×16 – “The Miller’s Daughter” Screencaptures

Articles Project News
Article written on March 11, 2013 by Riikkae-mail

Rose McGowan is coming to Once Upon a Time this Sunday, March 10, as the young Cora in Fairytale Land, the titular “Miller’s Daughter.” She tells Zap2it that it was a joy to work on the OUAT set and that she loved being part of an origin story.

First off, we tell McGowan that we’ve seen the episode and we must commend her on how much she looks and sounds like Barbara Hershey, who plays the older Cora. So, did Rose study Barbara’s clips from the show?

“No. I watched like three or four clips and then I forgot all about it,” says McGowan. “I realized that this is an origin story. I already look very similar to her, and in real life, I have a voice that’s pretty deep, so it matches pretty well. So that took care of that.”

“The rest of the story is very different in how she’s ended up, so I have actually an open palette to play with. I approached it that way,” she continues. “I wasn’t try to imitate her in any way because the physical aspect was already taken care of.”

“That’s the cool thing about being an origin story and not a later story, you get to create what the person was before.”

And what Cora was before is not that dissimilar to what we’ve seen of older Cora. She may not have been evil, but she was definitely always ambitious.

“I think she started out as somebody with a lot of burning intensity to be more than she is,” McGowan observes. “She hated being looked down upon by the swells, so to speak. All the swanky people looking down on her while she’s laying in the dirt did not work well for her. She knew she was meant for greater things.”

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