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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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World News: Exuberant South America ...

The near-chronic instability of the South American continent irritates Europe and the United States in search of established economic and diplomatic partners. But the DNA of the continent hampers this wish to the point of pushing both actors away from the current upheaval.

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Op/Ed: Halloween’s Over: Take off the Masks

At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that progressives should move to rural areas and "purge [such areas] of those awful conservatives."

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  • L’Ecole Serves Sunday Brunch For Charity

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    L’Ecole, the restaurant of The French Culinary Institute, recently extended an invitation to enjoy the classic French cuisine prepared under the supervision of internationally renowned master chefs.

     
  • HL London: A Preview of Emerging Artists from The London Scene

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    Fall 2015 showcases the abundance of talent on the London Scene with drop dates and gigs from ILana J and her cheery pop anthem, England, to the gritty sounds of Angeline, post punk rock Zurich, Rent & Debt Records Skellums, and  indie band The Train Set

     
  • Green Room Review - Truthful Performances in Rare Depiction

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    Green Room, from Broad Green Pictures, Film Science and A24, brings to the screen a rare depiction of life inside a modern neo-Nazi compound as a Seattle punk band becomes targeted after witnessing the aftermath of a murder.

     
  • Business News: Li Gang, Millennial Mastermind and Rising VR Company CEO

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    Li Gang, Dlodlo CEO, having entrenched his company as global leader in VR technology research and development, this IT-oriented entrepreneur has ushered in a new high-tech era with the launch of the wireless, portable and fashion-forward "Dlodlo VR Glasses."

     
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman Review - An Instant Classic From DreamWorks Animation

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    "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," from DreamWorks Animation and The Lion King Director Rob Minkoff, brings to the screen a charming, enchanted, tale of a modern blended family and emphasizes the fun of learning through eye popping 3-D trips back in time.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Rupert Everett Talks on The Happy Prince, Oscar Wilde and Studio 54

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    Rupert Everett actor, director writer of the Sony Pictures Classic film, The Happy Prince, recently spoke with media on Oscar Wilde, the film's subject, the idea of directing future projects and New York City in the 1970's.

     
  • Smithsonian Channel Celebrates The 65th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

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    In a global event, in partnership with the BBC and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Smithsonian Channel shares the compelling story of the Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony for which they are used in THE CORONATION.

     
  • Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

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    (October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

     
  • EBOLA PATIENT THOMAS DUNCAN DIES AT DALLAS HOSPITAL

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    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed case of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, has died in a Dallas hospital less than two weeks after arriving in the United States from Liberia, the West African nation engulfed in a pandemic.

     
  • Beltway Insider: March For Our Lives; France Attack; Russian Fire; UK/US Plan Russian Expulsion

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    People of the world gathered in cities throughout the world united under one banner, one cause and one belief as the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School continue to build momentum for change.

     
  • Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar: A Wine Lover's Paradise

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    Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, located on Santa Monica Blvd just east of Ocean Drive in Santa Monica, recently hosted an evening of introduction at a private wine tasting event.

     
  • Seven Cars, Seven Jets and Seven Chronographs

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    Breitling and Bentley unveiled the Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series at the Seattle Boeing Seafair Airshow. Each of the seven owners of these bespoke Mulliner vehicles were presented their keys in front of the seven jets.

     
  • UPDATED: 16 Dead in Mt. Everest Avalanche Kills; Climbing Season Halted

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    A deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest claimed the lives of sixteen Sherpa’s in what has become the deadliest day in the history of mountain climbing expeditions, and the annual trekking season has not officially started.

     
  • 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.                

     
  • HL World News: Countries with the Biggest Opioid Problem (Graphics)

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    This election season, candidates on both sides of the political spectrum have spoken of their personal experiences with drug addiction, garnering attention in the wake of an epidemic that has touched too many American families.