Egroup: Welcome. Hi Elizabeth thanks for chatting with us. Hi Elizabeth.
Greetings Elizabeth. Hi welcome. Hi. Hello Elizabeth from Snowy Chicago. Welcome
Elizabeth. Thanks for doing this! Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your Sunday with us.
Egroup: Do tell us everything. Hi Elizabeth, Eleanor here. You and I are
enjoying the same weather.
Bigtown1: Please excuse all typos.
Egroup: Thanks for joining us. Did he like the card. Elizabeth, the big question
on everybodys mind is "did Bill see his card?"
Bigtown1: He LOVED the card!
Egroup: Great. Fab.
Bigtown1: You guys are amazing.
Egroup: What did he say? So how should we work this? Does he know about the
donation to MS? Take it slow everyone.
Egroup: Elizabeth, people will ask one question at a time. Stop asking until
shes done., OK? Elizabeth, please switch to bold.
better? (Missed something here..she was in red I
couldnt read it
said something about showing Bill the card but she
didnt tell him about the MS donation and would tell him Monday.. Do you remember?)
Egroup: I thought the donation was in the card. Do you select certain scripts
for Bill to look over? .
Bigtown1: Oh yea! Then he does know! Sorry, my brains not quite up to
speed on Sunday. Yes, if I read a script that I think might be something of interest to
Egroup: When is Ignition going to be released? When he is on a shoot do they get
to go home on the weekends?
Bigtown1: A release date hasnt been determined as of yet. He comes home on
weekends at times; of course it depends on where hes shooting.
Egroups: Question: I heard early this year that Bill would be hosting a program
on North American Indians, Ref: Ed Curtis. Has he hosted it already or when will be if
not. I am interested because I am one
Bigtown1: He has not hosted it. I unfortunately dont know anything about
the program. It might have been before my time.
Egroup: How long have you worked with Bill? Has there been any talk about a
"Zero Effect" sequel as a cable movie?
Bigtown1: Ive worked with him for 5 months now. No talk of a sequel at
Egroup: A very important query: What color are Bills eyes (without
with flecks of brown.
Egroup: Do you ever go on location if he is shooting in L.A. Does Bill live in
LA or outside of LA?
Bigtown1: He hasnt been shooting here since Ive been with him. He
lives in L.A.
Egroup: Please let me know, he is the most favorite role of the played role. Is
he a good boss to work for?
Bigtown1: Ive never asked him his favorite role, so I cant answer
that one. Hes a wonderful boss
Egroup: How much contact do you have with him when he is filming? Does he read
his fan mail or do you read it only? Who is the director of "Screenland?"
Bigtown1: I talk with him daily when hes away. He tries to read it all.
Suri Krishnamma is the director.
Egroup: There is some uncertainty about his birthdate. 1953 or 54? Hes 46
or 47 today?
Bigtown1: He hasnt been shooting here since Ive been with him. He
lives in L.A.
Egroup: How many other people work for Big Town?
Bigtown1: Bill has one partner
and we have an in-house producer of
so 4 of us in all
Egroup: Do you know what he is doing today for his birthday? What exactly is
your job for Bill, and how did you get it? (out of curiosity) What is his next movie?
Bigtown1: Hes in Montana. I am his personal assistant
appearances, things he needs, you name it
Im also a development
We dont know for sure about the next movie. Hopefully Screenland!
Egroup: Do you know if Tamara views all of his movies?
Bigtown1: Yes, she sees them all
shes very supportive.
Egroup: (Screen went blank on me and I missed a question
I believe it was
about what Bill was like
do you Remember the question?
Bigtown1: Hes just like any other person..sometimes funny, sometimes
Egroup: What color is the truck he drives. How long has Bill and Tamara been
Bigtown1: Dark blue
dont know, a long time though
Egroup: Was Mrs. Pullman also a student of the University? He described himself
as a procrastinator in an interview, is he?
Bigtown1: I dont know the details of that
Egroup: Do you think he would ever consider doing a play in England? Does he get
much time to spend with his family? Does he wear his real life wedding band when playing a
married person on screen?
Bigtown1: If the opportunity arose, and it was the right time, I think hed
be open to it
. He tries to spend as much time with the family as possible
Dont know about the wedding band.
Egroup: Have you seen all or most of his films? I believe that he spent time in
England as a student. Do you know anything about his time here? Or when it was? :
Whats your fave Bill movie? Ok Elizabeth, did you understand Lost Highway?
Bigtown1: Ive seen most of them
. I dont know anything about
his experience in England
. I liked Lost Highway, a lot
Egroup: Does he wear contacts? Did you ever meet David Lynch?
Bigtown1: Yes, he wears them. No, Ive never met Lynch
Egroup: Do you know which actors he admires (favorites of his)? Have you ever
been to his ranch in Montana? Of the serious roles were played by him, which role does he
Bigtown1: I dont know his favorite actors
Ive never been to the
. I think he likes all the roles he takes.
Egroup: What is his natural hair color?
Bigtown1: Light brown.
Egroup: Do you think we could get notified when Bill is due to perform at a
charity event? Im sure some of us would love to see him perform live, after all
thats the dream of every fan, and support him/his cause. Does he have a favorite
director he enjoys working with?
Bigtown1: Well do the best we can with the notification
things are spur of the moment
I think he has favorites, but not sure
I know he
enjoyed working with both Roland Emmerich and John Turtletaub
Egroup: What is his favorite food? What about his natural eye colour?
Bigtown1: No idea about the food
his eyes are blue, with some brown
Egroup: Have you always been a fan of his work?
Bigtown1: Yes, Ive always respected him as an actor
Egroup: Did you major in film studies at college? How did you get your job?
Bigtown1: We didnt have a film program, just television
majored in TV production and theatre. I interviewed and wrote script coverage
Egroup: Is Bill thinking of making any romantic comedies in the near future?
Bigtown1: Not at the moment
Egroup: Did he interview you for this job? Does Bill still keep goats? Is he in
Montana during the Christmas Holidays?
Bigtown1: I met him on my second interview of sorts
I basically just met
him and we talked for a while
. No goats at the house, just dogs and chickens
Hes in Montana now, yes
Egroup: Elizabeth, what are your hours like? Are they scattered all over the
place or are you basically 9-5? We would all love to have your job, you are one lucky
lady. Is it possible for Bigtown and Bill to push for a good DVD of WYWS one that
shows the deleted scenes, directors commentary, etc?
Bigtown1: Scattered, but basically 9 to 7:30 or 9
I dont think
theres much we can do about DVDs
Egroup: What are your future career goals? I.e., production, directing, etc. 12
hours a dayyou better get a great Christmas Present!!! Does Bill like dogs?
Bigtown1: Who knows? Id like to do it all, to tell you the truth
have a great mentor for that. I got a GREAT present
. He loves dogs
Egroup: How does one get to be Bills assistant on a movie set?
Bigtown1: If he goes on another movie and needs an assistant, Ill go.
Egroup: What project are you busy with now? Does he see many other movies as for
a holiday? Does Bill follow any sports
basketball, football, etc.?
he sees lots of movies
no sports to my
Egroup: Does Bill often audition for roles? What was your first impression of
Bill at the interview? Does he visit his friends and family in Hornell much? Any chance of
him running for president?
Bigtown1: Sometimes he auditions, sometimes he just gets offers
He visited for Thanksgiving. I think hell stick to the movie biz?
Egroup: What are your 3 favorite movies?
Bigtown1: of Bills, or period?
Bigtown1: Terms of Endearment, Boogie Nights, Vertigo
Egroup: When he flies, does he fly first class?
Bigtown1: Sometimes first class, sometimes not
Egroup: Have you seen all or any of Bills films? So, which ones were
memorable to you?
Bigtown1: Most of them
WYWS, Accidental Tourist, Sibling Rivalry, Lost
Egroup: What other charities is he involved with?
Bigtown1: Too many to list
hes very charitable.
Egroup: Does his family ever go on location with him?
Bigtown1: Sometimes they visit him on location.
Egroup: Have you ever been to his house? Has Bill had many offers to direct
after the success of The Virginian? How are the kids handling his fame? I know that
sometimes it can be a problem.
Ive been to his house. Yes, hes had offers. His
kids are great
Egroup: Please let me know the name of the cat which he keeps.
Bigtown1: No cats to my knowledge.
Egroup: He prefers Independent films to big studio, doesnt he?
Bigtown1: It depends
on the material
Egroup: Which actors/actresses are friends of his?
Bigtown1: Hes friends with lots.
Egroup: Do any of his kids show an interest in Showbiz and how does he feel
Bigtown1: I dont think so
Egroup: Did you want to tell us what you got for a present?
B igtown1: I got a gift certificate.
Egroup: I read somewhere that he does quite a lot of writingis this
Bigtown1: He does write, yes
Egroup: Thank you, Elizabeth, for taking the time to talk with us. Were
all fans of yours now, too! Thanks so much for chatting with us. Thank you again and be
sure to tell Bill that you spoke to us all over the nation and Japan and England and
Others. He has touched many people, positively. We think Bill is wonderful, and we
appreciate you taking the time with us.
Bigtown1: My pleasure!!!
Egroup: Elizabeth, thank you so much for giving up your time, we all appreciate
it more than you could know!!
Bigtown1: You guys are amazing! Hes very lucky to have fans like you.
Egroup: Elizabeth-- hope we didnt scare you too much! Thanks again and
have a wonderful Sunday.
Bigtown1: Youre welcome all! Thank you for putting up with my typos!
Egroup: We all type the same
typos never count against you in chat
Its the law.
Bigtown1: Thank goodness!
Egroup: Come back soon
Bigtown1: I hope to! Bye guys
Happy Holidays to all of you!!
Egroup: Dont forget to bring Bill as well!!!!!