Academy Announces Academy Aperture 2025

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025, which includes inclusions standards for Oscar eligibility, maximum governor term limits, and permanent Best Picture category total.

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AFI DOCS 2020 Forum to Feature Sessions In Rapidly Changing World Events, Filmmaker Panels, Networking Opportunities

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T, has announced its 2020 Forum. Open to all AFI DOCS passholders and festival filmmakers, the five-day Forum will take place June 17-21, with live sessions streaming online.

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Season Two of Upload

Amazon Studios announced today that it has renewed Upload, to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime video, for a second season of the sci-fi comedy series from the award-winning, beloved creator Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). 

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AFI Announces Winners Of 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the recipients of the 2020 Writers' Room Ready Awards, which recognizes outstanding work by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellows. The 2020 winners are: Haley Bartels, Christina Kingsleigh Licud, Kenda Greenwood Moran and Alessandro Pederzoli.

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Yelawolf Debuts 10-Part Original Series Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life Today; Available To Stream On Crackle Now (Link)

Artist, songwriter and entrepreneur Yelawolf debuted his new Crackle Original Series today, Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life.  He explained the show will "journey through the trenches … and celebrate the less celebrated, through a common thread of lifestyle, community and culture."

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Tribeca Film Festival®, Presented by AT&T, To Debut Select Programming Online, Bringing Audiences & Storytellers Together

TheTribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced plans to present select programming from the 19th annual Festival online including Tribeca Immersive Cinema360, N.O.W. Creators Market, Industry Extranet Resource Hub, Jury and Art Awards and Tribeca X Program.

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Cannes Film Festival Postponed

The Cannes Film Festival, widely considered the most prestigious of the major international festivals, has for the first time in its 73-year-old history, made the decision, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, to move the festival forward.

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DREAMSCAPES DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy Review - An Awesome, Thrilling, Free Flying Adventure

Dreamscape, the  immersive VR entertainment company, recently unveiled to select media its newest interactive adventure, DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy, which enables those with a daring spirit and born to race on the wind the chance to glide across the seas on a flying dragon.

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  • Rough Guides Book Review - Ready, Set, Travel

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    Summer travel season is heating up with families, singles, groups, and couples, hitting the road, hopping the next flight, escaping, with the one thought of leaving everyday life behind . . . for just this moment.

     
  • Dyson Racing Team Bentley To Race Second Continental Gt3 In Pirelli World Challenge

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    (Poughkeepsie, NY / Herndon, VA)  Dyson Racing Team Bentley announces a second Continental GT3 will enter the Pirelli World Challenge beginning with this weekend’s Round 13 and 14 races. Bentley Boy Guy Smith will pilot the number 88 car in a double header race weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump, Allies Bomb Syria; Paul Ryan Retires; Gay Serial Killer; Ingraham Loses Another; Milos Forman

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    President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron united against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad use of chemical weapons launched strategic airstrikes against the dictatorial leader's weapons strongholds in the capital of Damascus.

     
  • SuperTooth Crystal – A Bluetooth Speakerphone

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    SuperTooth, the leading manufacturer of hands-free car kits and portable accessories worldwide, launched Crystal today, the newest introduction to SuperTooth’s industry-leading line of Bluetooth speakerphones.

     
  • Shooting Erupts at LAX Airport; TSA Officer Killed

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    A Transportation Security Agency agent was shot and killed when a single suspect opened fire at the Los Angeles International Airport, firing as many as 20 rounds with a high powered assault weapon.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Bans Media; Russian Cyber Trail; Travel Ban; Rachel Dolezel

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    President Trump went on the offensive this week barring seven major media outlets from a White House press conference over the unsympathetic reporting and general reporting that didn't fit his belief of media responsibility.

     
  • Health, Wellness: 22 Popular and Unusual Gifts Ranked From Least To Most Dangerous

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    Toys, for all ages, bring excitement, pleasure and hours of fun! For the gift giver nailing that one perfect gift, can be worth the angst of hours of searching. That perfect gift makes all the misses, simply minuses.  

  • London Town Review - Charming Coming of Age Film

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    London Town, Dutch Tilt Film, Killer Films and Culmination Productions, presents a delightful coming of age story just as London is entering into the Margaret Thatcher Conservative Revolution and punk rock inspired by The Clash is rising.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Cancels G20; Russia Squashes Gay Rights; Assad Bombs Rebels; Boston Bomber Friends Indicted

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    President Barack Obama announced this week his intention to cancel the participation of the United States in the upcoming G-20 Summit scheduled for September in St. Petersburg, Russia.                

     
  • Paris Fashion Week Rani Zakhem Couture Spring Summer 2018 - Gorgeous, Vibrant, Exquisite

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    Fury, fervor, effervescence! For his first couture fashion show in Paris, Rani Zakhem celebrates life and joy in incandescent metaphors. Fire is the essential element of this sumptuous yet relaxed collection, dedicated to a volcanic woman.

     
  • Carlos The Jackal Receives Life Sentence for 1974 Paris Bombing

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    Carlos The Jackal, born Iiyich Ramirez Sanchez, was sentenced to a third life sentence in a French court for his role in the 1974 bombing on a Paris Drug Store that killed two and wounded 34.

     
  • BACKSTAGE PAST: The High Times of Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey

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    BACKSTAGE PAST, the auto bio road trip from legendary promoter Barry Fey, reveals the dressing room romps of Rock n' Roll royalty from a career that spans forty years of music madness.

     
  • Traveller to Release New Single “Been Waiting”

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    Traveller, the Scottish Pop Rock band, who first came to our attention last summer with their debut EP All This Time, which earned airplay in a massive 68 countries, is set to release Been Waiting, the newest single.  

  • Inside Out Review – A Fun Filled Neon Trip Down Memory Lane

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    Inside Out, from Walt Disney Pictures and PIXAR, brings to life the team of emotions inside the mind of an adolescent tween as they help her cope with the cross country move as her family begins a new life from her Minnesota roots.

     
  • WHY HIM Review - Hysterical, LOL, A Silicon Valley Comedic Romp

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    WHY HIM, from Twentieth Century Fox Films and TSG Entertainment, brings to the screen a laugh out loud comedic romp through Silicon Valley and the new age world of tech apps, platforms, coding, and the over the top creative extravagances.