William Fichtner

As the holidays approach and the year comes to a close, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark reflects on the activity that took place in Western New York this year and reassures all of us that yes, Virginia, a new holiday film shot in East Aurora will be making its debut on local TV soon. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Tim on this week's Press Pass.

Last weekend, a film shot here in Western New York starring WNY native William Fichtner, who also wrote and directed "Cold Brook," made its debut at the Woodstock New York Film Festival and won the prestigous Carpe Diem Andretta Award. Among those in attendance for the screening was Buffalo Niagara Film commissioner Tim Clark, who joins Pat Feldballe on this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass.

WNY to shine in 'Cold Brook' premiere Oct. 12

Oct 1, 2018
Woodstock Film Festival

Remember last summer when Western New York was all abuzz for a special film crew in town? Behind the camera for the first time was a "Chicktowaga" native. (Yes, he still pronounces it that way.) Veteran actor William Fichtner chose his hometown as the backdrop for his directorial debut, "Cold Brook."

Chris Caya/WBFO News

Summer is a busy time for filmmakers in Western New York. This season brings Hollywood star and Cheektowaga native William Fichtner to town, where he will be producing his own film.

Buffalo History.org

On Sunday, the Buffalo History Museum will host a conversation with Western New York native and celebrated actor William Fichtner. Prior to his return, Fichtner shared some time with WBFO.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Fans and players of the Buffalo Bills from two decades ago relived the four years of ecstasy and agony Wednesday night, as a standing-room only crowd packed the North Park Theatre to see "Four Falls of Buffalo."

Omar Fetouh/WBFO News

There exists quite a list of people who have called Western New York home and gone on to success in Hollywood. Among them is William Fichtner, who recently played Butch Cavendish, the nasty villain in the 2013 film The Lone Ranger.