Hollywood Dogs

“You know, dogs like Brigitte – there’s not a lot of them that have worked their whole – she’s been working non stop since she was 10 months old. Really, she’s done movies, she’s done three TV series, she’s done commercials. She’s kind of a one in a million dog where she loves it. She loves going to work every morning when I load her in the car at 7 AM.”

“This one here – yes, she has lots of diva moments. Especially when she’s been working and she goes home, she’s a little bit bratty to the other dogs. Because she’s like ‘Ha, I’ve been on set working. I’m special.’ Like today, she’ll probably do that. She’ll probably go home and be like, ‘Hey everybody, look what I did.’ She just has little moments of diva-ness. She’s definitely – you know how you have your dogs that are kind of alpha females. She’s definitely one of those. She’s in charge.” “If she’s looking at you saying that that’s not true, she’s lying. Because she is pretty naughty, huh?”

“Chicken is kind of like the top tier level of compensation. You know, chicken and steak – things that dogs love that they are eager to work for. Because it’s all about positive reinforcement to get them to repeat something over and over again.”

“What’s fun is when you go to my house, you’ll see the dog from ‘Max,’ the dog from ‘Frasier,’ the dogs from – they all live together as roommates. That’s kind of fun.”

“Find the stars according to the script. Because I want the dog to be the character that’s described. So clearly he was the one that will match the part. “We have dogs that need to be actors, really. So they need to tell the story and they need to have the emotions that is asked of the character. And you need to relate that to the audience yet without feeling a trainer behind it to tell them what to do.” “When I look for dogs in shelters or rescues, I will take the dog that nobody wants – often because they are too hyper and mischievous. And I like that. He does. He doesn’t particularly recognize himself. But he is always interested in a dog movie. Happy to be in ‘Marley and Me’ 24-7.”

“See how he relates to people. He’s not waiting for me to tell him to go do something. He is natural to be around cameras. Clyde! That a good boy. Hi.” THE CHICKEN PAY AND ‘DIVA MOMENTS’ OF HOLLYWOOD’S CANINE STARS The pay is in chicken and on-set meltdowns are full of howling. Hollywood’s canine stars got their moment in the spotlight at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, where trainer Sarah Clifford showed off French bulldog Brigitte (as in Bardot) — who played Stella on the comedy series “Modern Family.” “You know, dogs like Brigitte – there’s not a lot of them that have worked their whole – she’s been working non stop since she was 10 months old,” Clifford said. “Really, she’s done movies, she’s done three TV series, she’s done commercials. She’s kind of a one in a million dog where she loves it. She loves going to work every morning when I load her in the car at 7 AM.”

The dog, now six, is currently playing Princess Pickles on the Nickelodeon series “Mutt and Stuff.” She lives with Clifford in a home with more than a dozen other animals — and sometimes lets her screen time go to her head. “This one here – yes, she has lots of diva moments. Especially when she’s been working and she goes home, she’s a little bit bratty to the other dogs,” Clifford said. “Because she’s like ‘Ha, I’ve been on set working. I’m special.’ Like today, she’ll probably do that. She’ll probably go home and be like, ‘Hey everybody, look what I did.’ She just has little moments of diva-ness. She’s definitely – you know how you have your dogs that are kind of alpha females. She’s definitely one of those. She’s in charge.”

Brigitte and other canine stars of TV and film can be rewarded on low-key scenes with basic dog food. But when the stakes are high — Clifford keeps chicken and steak nearby. “Things that dogs love that they are eager to work for. Because it’s all about positive reinforcement to get them to repeat something over and over again,” Clifford said. The 11-year-old yellow Labrador Clyde is recognizable as the star of the 2008 Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston movie “Marley and Me.” Trainer Mathilde DeCagny said he’s had roommates famed for their roles on “Frasier” and in the recent film “Max.” She takes her role as a Hollywood canine talent scout seriously — visiting rescue shelters to find the perfect dog, and working to establish an emotional connection between canines and human actors.

“I want the dog to be the character that’s described. So clearly he was the one that will match the part,” DeCagny said. “We have dogs that need to be actors, really. So they need to tell the story and they need to have the emotions that is asked of the character. And you need to relate that to the audience yet without feeling a trainer behind it to tell them what to do.” DeCagny says Clyde is happy to watch dog-centric films. “He does. He doesn’t particularly recognize himself. But he is always interested in a dog movie. Happy to be in ‘Marley and Me’ 24-7,” she said.

Jennifer Lawrence as Voice-over Artist

It was an honor for me to lend my voice to such a meaningful film that will educate our audiences, but also really impress them with stunning views of our planet and the incredibly impressive minds at work on the International Space Station.”

“Well, we have a new generation of camera, so there’s footage that just wouldn’t have been possible without these digital cameras that we now have. So there are nightly views of New Zealand and Great Britain that have just never been seen before.” IMAX 5. Trailer clip – “A Beautiful Planet” IMAX Date and Location unknown 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Lawrence, actress: “I’ve never narrated a film before. I’ve done voiceover work but always as a character, so I thought it was really freeing and the set was very intimate, it was just me and the director.”

“Climate change is one of the most important conversations we can have. We take too much without giving back and our planet’s showing signs that it’s in danger.”

“I hope audiences see how precious and fragile our planet is. Experiencing Earth on such an epic scale really inspired me to get involved in conservation as much as I can.”

Jennifer Lawrence has lent her voice to a new documentary “A Beautiful Planet,” which looks at the Earth from outer space. Lawrence, who was recently Oscar nominated for her role in David O. Russell’s “Joy,” explained what it meant for her to be involved in the project. “It was an honor for me to lend my voice to such a meaningful film that will educate our audiences, but also really impress them with stunning views of our planet and the incredibly impressive minds at work on the International Space Station.” “A Beautiful Planet” was shot on IMAX cameras over the course of about 15 months in space. The cameras traveled more than 180 million miles collectively and were sent on 3 different discovery missions. Lawrence is a household name thanks to countless movie roles and her work in two massive franchises, “X-Men” and “The Hunger Games.” However, documentary narration is a new field for her.

“I’ve done voiceover work but always as a character,” she said, “so I thought it was really freeing and the set was very intimate, it was just me and the director.” The actress said she hoped that, as well as enjoying the visual splendor of the movie, audiences would become more environmentally aware as a result of watching “A Beautiful Planet.” “I hope audiences see how precious and fragile our planet is. Experiencing Earth on such an epic scale really inspired me to get involved in conservation as much as I can,” she said. “Climate change is one of the most important conversations we can have. We take too much without giving back and our planet’s showing signs that it’s in danger.” “A Beautiful Planet” is showing in IMAX cinemas in the U.S. now.