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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  • Money News: DOW, North American Markets Up; London, France and Asian Market All Up; Germany Closes Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managing to keep the bear market at bay, rode the bull for another week and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into North American Markets, London and Asian which all closed up.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Defends Abuser; Nancy Pelosi/DACA; Border Wall; Russian Plane Crash; Super Bowl/Olympics

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    Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representative, took the floor of the House this week, delivering the longest speech in history, in an effort to force a vote on DREAMERS immigration policy.

     
  • Chocolate Treats and Truffles: A Chocolate Lover’s Delight

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    Chocolate Treat and Truffles, held at the world renowned International Culinary Center in lower Manhattan, a four hour intensive that focuses on the fine art of creating mouth watering, indulging, sinfully delicious chocolate confectionary treats!

     
  • 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.

     
  • A Fine Artist’s Saga: The Fascinating Journey of Pinque Clark

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    Pinque Clark is no stranger to a challenge, from pop-up shows to shooting a boudoir series to art exhibitions in Italy, the Boulder-based photographer has immersed herself in a range of interesting and compelling work.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Putin Vaca; Mueller’s Grand Jury; North Korea; Minnesota Extremism; Solar Eclipse; Sam Shepard

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    President Donald Trump has left the building and relocated for a working vacation over the next seventeen days to his Southern Jersey Golf Course, while the White House West Wing undergoes much needed and previously approved renovations.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Balks on Benghazi; Petraeus Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

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    In the first press conference since President Obama won re-election, against Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney, he faced a firing squad of reporters over the handling of the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans.

     
  • HL London: 15 Fun Facts as The Coco Cola London Eye Celebrates 15 Years

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    The Coca Cola London Eye is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! Since first opening 15 years ago in 2000, the London Eye has become one of the world's most iconic landmarks, offering unrivaled 360 degree views over London.

     
  • World-Class Orchestra Announces Next Year’s Exciting Summer Line-Up Beginning June 28, 2014

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    August 26, 2013 – It was a Cal Phil weekend full of awe-inspiring performances, music magic and a string of standing ovations that marked the conclusion of another successful summer season for the world-class orchestra and the building excitement for next year’s series.  

     
  • Facebook LIVE Torture Kidnappers Caught; Charges Include Hate Crimes

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    Two women and two men all hailing from Chicago's inner city's crime filled neighborhoods were charged with the kidnap and torture, which they broadcast on Facebook Live, of a mentally challenged white male adult.

     
  • The Wedding Guest Review - A Pulsating, International, Thriller

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    The Wedding Guest, from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and IFA, brings to the screen a story of the clash of cultures, a daring midnight pre-wedding rescue gone bad, breaking century old traditions, and life on the run.

     
  • Loka To Release Third Album “Northern Oscillations” in October 2017

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    Loka releases their third album 'Northern Oscillations' in October 2017, featuring the critically acclaimed single 'Herculaneum Rock', takes us back to 1980 Liverpool and about hopes against hope that might still resonate, there and elsewhere, today.  

  • X-Men: First Class - First Class Fun!

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    X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a high action, entertaining sci-fi flick from Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment and Dune Entertainment, recently screened for members of the press on the FOX STUDIO lot in Century City, CA.

     
  • Jealousy (La Jalousie) Review – Potential Passion Falls Flat

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    Jealousy "La Jalousie," from Distrib Films and Director Philippe Garrel,  presents a self congratulatory look back at the power men have over the women who adore him and finally in full circle understands the all consuming power of the lover who leaves.

     
  • ARES Opens the Doors on Flagship London Showroom

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    ARES, the Italian automotive atelier, marked the start of another exciting chapter in its success story as they, in collaboration with distribution partners the STREIT Group, opened its first ever boutique showroom in the heart of London’s Mayfair.