David Rubin Elected Academy President

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 6) by the organization's Board of Governors. Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor. 

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Susan Ruskin Named Dean of AFI Conservatory

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of producer and educator Susan Ruskin as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. She will lead AFI's world-class, graduate film-training program, bringing decades of academic and professional experience to renowned film program.

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The Academy and ABC Announce Oscars® 2022 Date

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 2022 Oscars® show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows, with future years to be evaluated based on preset programming.

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Richard E. Grant Joins Cast as New Regency, Warp Films and Film4 Adapt Hit West End Musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films' EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE reunites the original creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince. Filming will begin June 24.

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Leading Spanish-Language Movie Network Cinelatino Announces the 2019 Hola Mexico Film Festival Awards

Cinelatino, the nation's leading Spanish-language movie channel, proudly announces the winners of three prestigious filmmaker awards—including the Cinelatino & DishLATINO Audience Choice award, the Cinelatino Best Director award, and the Cinelatino Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Best Short award.

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Lesli Linka Glatter and Paul Schrader to Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-nominated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter (alumna, AFI Directing Workshop for Women) and Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Paul Schrader (AFI Conservatory Class of 1969).

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From Cannes: Rocket Science and Front Row Filmed Entertainment Form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai-Based Film and Television Company

Middle East distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment and preeminent international filmed entertainment company Rocket Science have entered into a joint venture to form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai based film and television company focused on Arabic language entertainment.

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From Cannes: Acclaimed Filmmakers Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns and Michael Wech To Direct Feature Doc On Michael Schumacher

Rocket Science announced today that award-winning German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns will direct official feature documentary 'SCHUMACHER' on the most successful formula one driver of all time, Michael Schumacher. Rocket Science to launch sales at Cannes.

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From Cannes: Jake Manley Joins Bella Thorne In Joshua Caldwell’s Social Media Heist Thriller Southland

Highland Film Group announced today that Jake Manley (Roland Emmerich’s upcoming Midway) has joined Bella Thorne in writer/director Joshua Caldwell’s Southland. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales continuing in Cannes.  Principal Production is set to commence in September.

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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019 Celebrates Short Filmmaking Presenting Over 130 Shorts

The 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications, will feature over 130 short films during the nine day fest from May 2 - May 10.  These cinema gems from around the globe featuring stories about love, family, heartbreak, friendships, and self-acceptance are all part of the exciting line up.

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  • California Tour Bus Crash Kills 13; Injures 31

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    A California tour bus returning from a weekend of gambling at Red Earth Casino, slammed into the back end of a semi-tractor trailer, on 1-10 in the Mojave Desert, killing thirteen including the driver and injuring at least 31 passengers.

     
  • 11 Tons of Cocaine Seized; Undercover NYC Sting Nabs FOX Producer; HuffPo Blogger; Chipotle CMO

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    A three nation joint task force comprised of American, Italian and Colombian law enforcement have seized 11 tons of cocaine and arrested 33 people in a mafia-linked drug ring in the jungles of Colombia, South America.

     
  • Celebrate The Holiday Season in New York City

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    New York City at Christmas, glittering lights decorate every tree, hope is alive and the unexpected holiday feelings move strangers into random acts of kindness, the city lights up with multi-colored memories of Christmas’ past.

     
  • 4 Cool Summer Tools That Make Entertaining a Breeze

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    With summer just around the corner, temperatures are heating up and it’s time to think about some ways to get the most out of the season, including cool tools that make summer barbecues, soirees, and family time sizzle.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Initiates Action Year; Christie’s Traffic Jam; December Job Report; Iran Sees Aid

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    President Barack Obama returned to Washington, from his Hawaiian Christmas holiday, heralding 2014 an “Action Year” and calling on every American to work together to capitalize on the economic gains of the past year.  

     
  • Money News: DOW Suffers Major Loss; London, Canada Down; Germany, France, Asian Markets Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, unable to shake the Bear chase, suffered massive triple digit losses, losing in one week an entire years gain, closed down as the top three world market indicators took a hit signaling a down turn.

     
  • BOULEVARD Review – Robin Williams Gives a Master Class, Memorable, Honest Performance

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    BOULEVARD, from Starz Digital and Camellia Entertainment, brings to the screen a powerful moving life drama that resonates of living truthfully and is delivered with reserved unforgettable force taking the audience on a personal journey of self-discovery.

     
  • Op/Ed: Thought Police (Oops, Medicare) For All

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    The new Medicare for All bill (H.R. 1384) has come and hopefully will go the way of the pet rock. Everybody knows the basics: the government will take care of all medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and long-term care services with no out-of-pocket expenses.

     
  • City of Ghosts Review – Riveting, A Haunting Shocking Narrative of the Islamic State

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    City of Ghosts, from Amazon Studios, A&E Indie Films and IFC Films, presents the haunting account of the take-over of Raqqa Syria by the Islamic State and the rise of the citizen activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

     
  • Massive Fire Destroys Brazilian National Museum

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    A massive inferno broke out in the evening hours of Sunday at Brazil's National Museum, engulfing the nations national treasure and in the process reducing 200 years of artifacts, research, and historical finds to rubble and ash.

     
  • The Neon Demon Review – Chilling Perfection

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    The Neon Demon, from Broadgreen Pictures and Amazon Studios, present a chilling tale, in modern film noir, of life inside creative pursuit circles, where beauty is the only currency and career is on life support before twenty.

     
  • The Teen Crisis Of The European Union

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    Announced as a cataclysm, the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is perhaps the perfect opportunity to rethink Europe and reconnect with its origins without obscuring the idea that this Brexit also reflects a form of crisis of Europe's political growth.

     
  • Curls Hair Care Creator Celebrates a Decade in Business

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    Mahisha Dellinger, CURLS hair care founder and creator, has for the past ten years embraced the ethnic hair care market, running riglet's around her competition with her Curls brand product line.

     
  • Beautiful Boy Review - Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell Deliver Compelling, Truthful, Performances

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    Beautiful Boy, from Amazon Pictures and Plan B Entertainment, brings to the screen the true story of the father-son relationship between Nic Sheff and David Sheff as the downward spiral of substance abuse takes over their lives.

     
  • Bonhams Announces Sale Of The Largest Private Collection Auction Of Andrew Grima Jewellery

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    Charismatic Anglo-Italian jeweller Andrew Grima was regarded as one of the 20th century's most daring and imaginative designers.  He was the go-to society jeweller for royals, celebrities, socialites and his earliest clients included HM The Queen, The Princess Margaret, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.