SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance Announces $250,000 Matching Gift from Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

At the 26th Annual SAG Awards, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance announced industry leaders and philanthropists, Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, committed to give a $250,000 matching donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the first major contribution to this effort.

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Amazon Studios Announces First Look Deal with Actors and Producers Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna

Amazon Studios announced it has signed a first look deal with award-winning actors and producers Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna who currently serve as executive producers on the upcoming limited series Untitled Cortés and Moctezuma Project, from Amazon Studios and Amblin Television.

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Academy Awards: Oscars® Spotlight: Documentaries

Following the announcement of the shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards®, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced details for its upcoming “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentaries” screening initiative leading up to the 92nd Oscars.

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Academy Awards: Shortlists in Nine Award Categories Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nine categories shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards®: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.

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Dreamscape To Launch New Free-Flying Immersive VR Interactive Experience At Westfield Century City

Dreamscape, the location-based immersive VR entertainment company backed by Hollywood's heavy hitters, in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced its new interactive VR experience, DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy, will open in Los Angeles on December 13, 2019.

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Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson And Frank Grillo to Star in Joe Carnahan's "LEO FROM TOLEDO"

MadRiver International announced today that Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge, Braveheart) will star alongside Frank Grillo (Captain America, the Purge franchises, "Kingdom," Fight World, Point Blank) in Leo from Toledo for writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Grey).

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MGM’S "Respect" Movie Starring Academy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin Announces Award-Winning Ensemble Cast

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) announced the award-winning ensemble cast joining Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson in the feature film RESPECT, based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin. The film will feature many of Ms. Franklin's chart-topping songs.

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Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires Worldwide Rights to Wes Anderson’s Next Feature "The French Dispatch"

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today it has acquired worldwide rights to Academy Award® nominee Wes Anderson’s upcoming feature THE FRENCH DISPATCH, resuming a successful partnership that has spanned previous films including ISLE OF DOGS and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.

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Montclair Film Announces 9th Annual Benefit Event Featuring Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Montclair Film, New Jersey's leading film non-profit, today announced that Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," will host an evening with eleven-time Emmy Award® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

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Saban Films Takes Aaron Eckhart Starrer “Line of Duty”

Saban Films announced they have acquired U.S. rights to Steven C. Miller’s “Line of Duty.”  Penned by Jeremy Drysdale, the action thriller stars Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart, Courtney Eaton, Dina Meyer, Emmy® nominee Giancarlo Esposito and Ben McKenzie. 

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La Belle Epoque To Close COLCOA French Film Festival

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced that the acclaimed dramedy LA BELLE EPOQUE, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection, Out of Competition), will have its U.S. Premiere and run for the COLCOA Awards.

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  • 8 Surprising Medical Facts About Healthy Eating On-the-Go

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    Before you hit the road on that holiday vacation or business trip with a mindset of maintaining a healthy diet regimen, beware! What you "think" you know about healthy food choices can hurt you. Eating healthfully can be extra-challenging when you are out and about, whether traveling remotely, in transit from point A to point B, or dining out locally.

     
  • CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions Presents Terri Loewenthal: Psychscapes

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    CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents Terri Loewenthal: Psychscapes, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from March 2 through April 21, 2018. An artist reception will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018.

     
  • Burgess Offers Spectacular Brand New 77 Metre Silver Fast For Sale

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    At 77 metres (252.6ft), SILVER FAST is the world’s largest and fastest aluminum motor yacht with conventional propulsion. Her distinctive styling, with a sleek, streamlined hull and metallic silver livery was designed by Espen Øino.

     
  • Money News: US Markets Tease Investors; World Markets Split; S&P500 Nears New Record

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    The four U.S. Markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000, fluctuated throughout the week, teasing with break even and possible gains scenarios and finally left investors slightly disappointed as all four markets closed the week just lower, at less than a 1% loss.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Climate; Clinton/Trump; Aleppo; OK/NC Police Shooting; Arnold Palmer/Jose Fernandez

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    President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly in his final speech before the world's leaders maintaining his commitment to the significant climate change agreements he secured the cooperation of more than 100 nations to phase down potent greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

     
  • Impressionist and Modern Art Auction Provides Stunning Surprises

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    The Impressionist and Modern Auction hosted by the International Art House Sotheby's at an invitation only rare evening event, did not disappoint as robust bidding from all corners of the world elevated the sale achievement to over $350,000,000.

     
  • The Weldon Family Collection Sold by Sotheby’s

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    Sotheby's International Art House had a record breaking spring season that included a distinctive sale, the single owner Weldon Family, passionate collectors of Flemish Art, who amassed an incredible and significant collection of notable paintings.

     
  • What Men Want Review - An Over the Top, Laugh Out Loud Funny, Testosterone Trip

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    What Men Want, from Paramount Players and BET Films, presents an hilarious, fun filled trip as super sports agent, Ali Davis becomes enabled, after a bachelorette party gone bad, with the power to hear the thoughts of men.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Navy Base Terror, Impeachment, Shootings, Pearl Harbor, 2020: Student Loan Crisis

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    The deadly shooting this week at the Pensacola Naval Base, one of six separate shootings across the nation, is under investigation as a terror attack as the recently radicalized Saudi national has been identified as the sole shooter.

     
  • UPDATED: Death Toll in Indonesia Tsunami Continues to Rise, Thousands Injured, Missing

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    A tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption on a remote island in Indonesia swept across the beaches of Banten mangling concreate, ripping homes, hotels off their foundations and killing more than 400 and injuring more than 1500.

     
  • Florida Bank Shooting Brings Year Total to 19

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    The execution style murder of five women inside Sebring SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, brings the total of Mass Shootings for 2019 to nineteen as authorities still work to determine a motive in the senseless killings.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Mueller, ISIS Defeat, Brexit, NZ Unites, 2020 Election, Census

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    Stopping short of total exoneration, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel Investigating the possibility of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians to secure a victory in the 2016 Presidential election, indicated the evidence was insufficient.

     
  • Burger Lovers, Rejoice - Burger Week Comes to Orange County (Restaurants/Menu’s)

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    Orange County residents and L.A. day trippers will have the mouthwatering opportunity to experience Burger Week from Sunday, July 14th through Saturday, July 20th. Presented by The Fork Report, the event highlights burgers from nearly 60 participating restaurants countywide.

     
  • Butcher Boys Review – Serving Up Frenzied Graphic Horror

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    Butcher Boys” from Greeks Productions, Kitchen Sink Productions and Texas Chain Saw Massacre writer Kim Henkel, brings to the screen a deeply dark, shockingly graphic horror ride into the depth of modern Satanism.

     
  • Award Winning Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Joins MasterClass to Teach French Pastry Fundamentals

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    MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone access to the masters of the craft, announced today that James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and Cronut® creator Dominique Ansel will debut his first-ever online pastry class exclusively through its platform.