New York Times Profiles KFI's Jason Insalaco's Ed Wood TV Pilot Saga
February 2, 2012 at 6:27 AM (PT)
The path taken by CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES "TIM CONWAY SHOW" Exec. Producer JASON INSALACO to the SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL with a "lost" TV pilot shot by infamous director ED WOOD is the subject of a profile in the NEW YORK TIMES this week. The article has been posted online and will appear in SUNDAY's print edition.
INSALACO and CRACKLE Dir./Video Operations JONATHAN HARRIS restored "FINAL CURTAIN," a 1957 TV pilot written, produced, and directed by WOOD and featuring WOOD regular DUDLEY MANLOVE providing a characteristically overwrought narration, and screened it for a large crowd at SLAMDANCE, the "alternative" festival that complements the more mainstream SUNDANCE festival. INSALACO learned of the existence of the pilot through a letter left by his great-uncle PAUL MARCO, who had mentioned the show to INSALACO several times before his 2006 death, and made it a mission to find a copy and restore it for audiences. Another copy of the show was anonymously donated to the UCLA FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE, but the INSALACO-HARRIS print is the first large-scale showing of a restored print.
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