Hudson County Community College Welcomes Actor, Producer, and Director Giancarlo Esposito

Posted: 11/10/2014
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu

"The star of the TV dramas ‘Revolution’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ will speak at the
College on Thursday evening, November 13
 

November 10, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – The acclaimed actor, producer and director, Giancarlo Esposito will speak at Hudson County Community College this Thursday evening, November 13. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Scott Ring Room of the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.

The event is open to the entire Hudson County community and there is no charge for admission.

Mr. Esposito is currently starring in the NBC hit drama, “Revolution,” where he plays Major Tom Neville. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Gus Fring on “Breaking Bad.” His portrayal of that character won him a 2012 Critics Choice Award as well as a 2012 Emmy nomination. Mr. Esposito also appeared on “Community,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” Law and Order,” to name a just a few of the television programs on his resume.

Mr. Esposito’s film role credits include parts in “Rabbit Hole,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Alex Cross,” “Sherry Baby,” “Waiting to Exhale,” and “Fresh,” which earned him a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.

He also has significant theater experience and won Obie awards for his work in “Zooman and the Sign,” and “Distant Fires.” Broadway theatergoers will also remember him being in Debbie Allen’s rendition of “Cat on a Hot Tim Roof,” which also featured James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad. Among his other Broadway credits are “Sacrilege,” “Seesaw,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” and “Lost in the Stars.”

Quiet Hand Productions, Mr. Esposito’s production company, aspires to make “conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational. He made his directorial debut with the company’s film, “Gospel Hill,” and has several projects currently in development.

Mr. Esposito is a member of the board of the arts and advocacy group Creative Coalition, and he lends his support to the Waterkeeper Alliance, and to Kids for Peace & World Merit USA.

Tickets to attend the event are a must and are available at the Hudson County Community College’s Center for Academic and Student Success, 70 Sip Avenue, Second Floor. Additional information may be obtained by phoning 201-360-4020.

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Notice to the Media:  The College has scheduled a private, pre-event reception with Ms. Esposito at 5:00 p.m . in the room directly across from the Scott Ring Room of the Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center. Members of the media are welcome –and encouraged – to attend this reception (which is not open to the general public), as it will allow time to speak one-on-one with Mr. Esposito. Please confirm your attendance with the HCCC Communications Office by phoning 201-360-4060.