Benjamin Bratt (and Taye Diggs) Shooting Scenes for “Private Practice”

Private Practice Web site features some photos of Benjamin Bratt and Taye Diggs shooting scenes for Private Practice taken in Venice, CA, are on their gallery at

Benjamin Bratt and Taye Diggs Shooting Scenes for TV Show”Private Practice” in Venice, CA, 23/08/2011

as well as a video clip of Benjamin Bratt, Taye Diggs and Kadee Strickland on the set

Benjamin Bratt and Taye Diggs shooting scenes for TV show ‘Private Practice” in Venice CA 23/08/2011

The same video clip is on YouTube, too.

Benjamin Bratt, Taye Diggs, Kadee Strickland on the set of Private Practice 23/08/2011

E! Online: Private Practice’s Benjamin Bratt: I’m the Man to Give Kate Walsh a Baby!

A video interview with Bejamin Bratt and Kate Walsh is on E! Online. Watch it at

E! Online: Private Practice’s Benjamin Bratt: I’m the Man to Give Kate Walsh a Baby!

The same interview is on Vimeo, too:

E! Online Interview with Kate Walsh and Benjamin Bratt

“After the Storm”

Adapted from an Ernest Hemingway short story, After the Storm is set in the Bahamas in 1936 and it is about a young world-weary fisherman and scavenger, Arno (Benjamin Bratt). On the run from gangsters and the police, Arno stumbles upon a fortune in jewels from a luxury yacht sunk in a recent violent storm. This sudden windfall results in nothing but unhappiness and betrayal for the fisherman – and for everyone else who embarks upon the treasure hunt.

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Ernest Hemingway seems to have gotten his idea for the short story serving as the basis for this movie from a local legend that is what took him to Key West in the 1930s: legend had it that a Spanish schooner went down during a storm and Hemingway’s friend Don Passos explored it and actually saw through a porthole bodies floating around as well as beautiful woman as well wearing jewelry, which gave Hemingway the idea to write his short story. As far as the movie goes, the screenplay is written (updated and improved) by Hemingway’s longtime friend and associate A.E. Hotchner. This is a rare case where the movie is actually much better than the literature it is based on and has something for lovers of action, drama, and suspense movies. The basic plot is two couples (Arno and his girlfriend Coquina and Jean-Pierre and his wife Janine) working together to uncover the treasure on a recently sunken ship. Greed and mixed affinities between the couples as well as the reappearance of characters I thought were gone make for some back-and-forth intrigue that keeps you guessing and make the ending an unpredictable surprise. The locations of the movie are beautiful (BTW, the movie was filmed in Belize, not in Bahamans as it depicted) and the movie is undoubtedly nicely photographed, while the story is extended backwards and forwards, filling in the ellipsis. The atmosphere is established by the soft orange tones and the ubiquitous wind that occurs naturally in just about every exterior scene. Arno is anything but anonymous, although he does fit that macho drifter character so popular with Hemingway and as he drifts through just about every scene in the film, you can follow the action reasonably well even if you can’t figure out what some of the characters are up to. Benjamin Bratt sits well in his role: in fact, he is good enough to carry the film through the foggy parts of its plot.

 

Benjamin Bratt at the Disney ABC Television Group’s “TCA 2011 Summer Press Tour”

Benjamin attended the Disney ABC Television Group’s “TCA 2011 Summer Press Tour” on August 7, 2011. Photos can be viewed at

Getty Images > Benjamin Bratt > CA: Disney ABC Television Group’s “TCA 2011 Summer Press Tour” – Arrivals

WireImage > Benjamin Bratt > 2011 Disney ABC Television Press Tour – Arrivals

TV Guide Private Practice Scoop: Benjamin Bratt’s Character Revealed!

New details have emerged on the character Benjamin Bratt will portray on Private Practice 5th season. To find out what’s new about Benjamin’s character (whose name is going to be Jake Reilly) on Private Practice, go to

Private Practice Scoop: Benjamin Bratt’s Character Revealed!

August Showings of “Abandon” and “Trucker” on Showtime

Abandon is showing on

  • Wednesday, August 3, at 8:45 am and 8:15 pm, on Show Extreme
  • Thursday, August 4, at 11:15 am, on Showtime
  • Monday, August 8, at 2:15 pm, on Showtime
  • Saturday, August 13, at 10:50 am, on Showtime
  • Sunday, August 14, at 6:15 pm, on Show Extreme
  • Wednesday, August 17, at 2:45 pm, on Showtime
  • Sunday, August 21, at 7:15 am, on Showtime
  • Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 pm,on Show Extreme
  • Saturday, August 27, at 12:30 am, on Show Extreme
  • Monday, August 29, at 8:15 pm, on Show Extreme
  • Tuesday, August 30, at 4:35 am and 1:30 pm on Showtime.

Benjamin Bratt and Katie Holmes star in this thriller from the Oscar-winning writer of “Traffic” about college student Katie Burke, whose boyfriend Embry disappears and is presumed dead – until a handsome detective appears two years later to reopen the case, just as Katie begins catching fleeting glimpses of Embry around campus.

Trucker is showing on

  • Saturday, August 6, at 7:00 am, on Sho Women
  • Sunday, August 14, at 8:35 am and 4:50 am, on Sho Women
  • Wednesday, August 17, at 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on Sho Women
  • Tuesday, August 23, at 1:00 pm, on Sho Women
  • Saturday, August 27, at 9:30 am, on Sho Women.

All times are ET/PT.