Apr 3, 2023
Cindy Abbott Letro interviews Producer/Screenwriter Duece King and Director Amire K Reed ahead of the premiere of their latest feature film “Pure Finesse” at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. King and Reed discuss their career paths and the steps that led to their collaboration.
Dec 22, 2021
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment‘s senior correspondent Kevin Polowy upon the release of “Nightmare Alley” when asked “What makes Buffalo your new favorite city to film in?” award winning director Guillermo del Toro said this:
“First of all, the life in Buffalo is fantastic in terms of the cultural scene. The food scene is fantastic. Two things that are very important for me,” del Toro says. “You cannot find a better film office in the world. And it’s basically a sampler of every style of architecture in the 20th century. You want to set it in the 1900s, the 1800s even… You want [art] deco. You want classical architecture from 1940. You get everything. It’s effortless to make a period picture there.”
The complete Yahoo Entertainment coverage on “Nightmare Alley” can coverage can be found here:
Aug 24, 2012
(August 24th, 2012) Like the structure that contains the Tate Modern in London, England, the Colonel Ward Pumping Station on Buffalo’s Waterfront contains 5 works of art, in this case engineering art with 5 giant Holley Steam pumps built in 1915.
Throughout the world there are only 8 Holly Pumps remaining. The size and scope of the Colonel Ward Station came from a time when Buffalo was one of the Top 3 cities in the United States and needed a capacity to accommodate millions of people versus the remaining thousands we have today. In their heyday these pumps handled 30 Million Gallons per day per engine with 20′ 30 ton flywheels which generated 1,200 HP. The plant currently operates electric pumps today that supply the City of Buffalo along side the 5 legendary pumps which serve as a reminder of Buffalo’s tremendous past accomplishments.