The Academy Delves Into Latin American Film With Expansive Project "From Latin America To Hollywood: Latino Film Culture In Los Angeles, 1967–2017"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations and dedicated to the influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers.

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John Bailey Elected Academy President

John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 8) by the organization's Board of Governors marking Bailey first term as president and his fourteenth year as a governor. 

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Upcoming Original Motion Picture Detroit Release Full Soundtrack; Film Opens In Theaters August 4, 2017

Motown Records revealed the full track listing for the upcoming original motion picture, DETROIT. The record features original architects of the immortal 'Motown Sound' as well as a new song from GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)."

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Motown To Release “Detroit” The Soundtrack; Featuring an Original Song By The Roots; Film Opens In Theaters August 4, 2017

Motown Records announces the DETROIT Official Soundtrack coming this July, 2017. The record features original architects of the immortal 'Motown Sound' as well as a new song from GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)." 

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Saban Films Promotes Executives Jonathan Saba And Ness Saban

Saban Films' President Bill Bromiley announced that executives Jonathan Saba and Ness Saban have been promoted to Senior Vice President of Distribution, Sales & Marketing, and Vice President of Business Development, respectively, at the Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company.

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Paladin Acquires "Shot" For Fall Release; Noah Wyle Returns to the E.R. as Victim in Gun Violence Drama

Paladin has acquired domestic theatrical rights to SHOT, a gripping drama about three lives irrevocably changed when a gun is accidentally fired on a busy Los Angeles street. Directed and produced by veteran filmmaker Jeremy Paul Kagan SHOT is being targeted for a Fall release.

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Vertical Entertainment Acquires “Never Here” On the Eve of Los Angeles FF Premiere; Licenses to Starz Exclusive Premium Pay TV Rights

Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Camille Thoman's "Never Here" starring Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda, Ana Nogueira, and Desmin Borges.  The suspense thriller will premiere June 18, 2017.

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Saban Films Takes North American Distribution Rights to Simon West’s “Gun Shy” Starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s (The Expendables 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) Gun Shy (formerly Salty), starring Golden Globe Nominee Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace).

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Guy Laliberté And Alexandre Amancio Launch Multiplatform Creation, Production, and Distribution Company “Reflector Entertainment”

Guy Laliberté and Alexandre Amancio announced today the launch of Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company. Co-founded by Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer/writer/director Amancio, Reflector Entertainment is a multi-platform business that develops intellectual property.

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“The Angry Birds Movie 2” Takes Flight As Columbia Pictures And Rovio Entertainment Set Creative Team; Release Date

Following the success of The Angry Birds Movie, which slingshot to $350 million in worldwide box office and launched a global movie brand, Columbia Pictures in association with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. are once again joining forces on the next high-velocity adventure.

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ROSKINO To Launch First Moscow Film Commission

Russia's cinema promotion body, ROSKINO, is set to announce the creation of the capital's first Moscow Film Commission (MFC). The agency offers filmmakers new streamlined permit, production and marketing services for those looking to shoot in Moscow.

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Golden Globe Winner® Julian Schnabel To Direct “At Eternity's Gate” Starring Willem Dafoe; Rocket Science Begins International Sales at Cannes

Rocket Science announced today that Golden Globe Winner® Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) will direct At Eternity's Gate, which will star Academy Award Nominee® Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, John Wick) as Vincent van Gogh. 

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Haute Tease

  • New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Pluto Fly By

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Agency, (NASA), in an historic mission, released the first ever photos of Pluto’s surface culminating the nine year effort to bring to the world images and collect data from the furthest planet in the solar system.

     
  • FBI Honors Shubert Design Furniture and Gary Sinise Foundation

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    The Office of Public Affairs (FBI Headquarters) and the FBI St. Louis Division are pleased to recognize the Gary Sinise Foundation and Shubert Design Furniture with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.  

  • Turkish Police Officer Murders Russian Ambassador

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    A Turkish Police officer assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey in front of a horrified crowd at a photo exhibition in Ankara, the Turkish capital, over the Russian’s hard-line uncompromising commitment to Syria’s Bashar al Assad.

     
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires Director Amanda Lipitz’s Sundance Sensation “STEP”

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired worldwide distribution and remake rights to director and producer Amanda Lipitz's inspiring documentary STEP.  

  • Lambert Wilson, Master of Ceremonies of the 67th FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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    The honour of launching the 67th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 14th May will fall to French actor Lambert Wilson. He will also welcome the President Jane Campion and her jury on to the stage at the Palais des Festivals.

Crime

  • Danielle Jones, Comatose Craigslist Beating Victim, Wakes

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    Danielle Jones, the Miami female beaten nearly to death and into a coma by a roommate she had found on Craigslist one week after he moved in, has finally woken 24 days after the Valentine's Day attack.

     
  • East Liverpool Heroin Overdose Victims Survive

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    James Lee Acord and Rhonda Pasek, the couple whose graphic overdose picture taken by responding officers has gone viral, survived the incident and after hospitalization were reprimanded to the local county jail until court appearances.

     
  • Jealousy Alleged Motive in Houston Family Massacre

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    A jealous former lover entered the Houston suburb home of his former girlfriend, through an unlocked window Saturday night, and proceeded to restrain and systemically execute every member of the family, including his own biological son.

     
  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Slaughter of the Innocent

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    20 children and six adults were slaughtered, Friday, when a lone gunman fought his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, armed with enough ammunition to murder every student in this small New York City suburb.

     
  • NYPD Solve Baby Hope Cold Case

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    NYPD Detectives, for twenty-two years, never rested in the determination to bring justice to a little girl found dead, badly beaten and sexually assaulted, in an ice cooler on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Donald Trump Lists Beverly Hills Mansion

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    Even the most politically disinterested person has not escaped being gobsmacked by what might be the strangest presidential campaign in American history. Candidates are scrutinized and bicker on everything from their marital history and health to even their choice of homes.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home on The Market

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    When Walt and Roy Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Co. in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film. 

     
  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Ziff Publishing Family Lists Florida Mansion; Asking Tops All Markets

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    America’s elite homes get more elaborate and expensive every year. The mansion that was at the top of the price list in 2015 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida at $159 million came with its own IMAX theater, a $2 million staircase and an entry gate decorated with 22-karat gold leaf. 

Theatre, Music, Books

  • Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jerry and Elaine Orbach During Launch of Remember How I Love You

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    Celebrities, family and friends of the late Jerry and Elaine Orbach gathered recently, at The Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan’s Theater District, to honor them with readings from their newly released book, “Remember How I Love You - Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • Honeymoon In Vegas Review – Go For The Music, Stay For The Elvis Impersonators

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    Writing reviews to send out is actually quite difficult for me.  The truth is, I’m a theatre snob, and I’m pretty hard to please.  Without creative geniuses such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, or even Stephen Sondheim, it’s hard for me to give my endorsement.  Not this time.  You will love ‘Honeymoon In Vegas’.

     
  • An A-List Line-Up of the Most Acclaimed African American Talent Join For One Night Celebrating the Spoken Word with Music and Dance

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    WordTheatre’s Storytales: Featuring celebrities performing stories from acclaimed African-American author John Edgar Wideman’s literary anthology ‘Briefs’ at the Ford Amphitheatre Saturday October 6, 2012.

     
  • Living A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette Review – Surprisingly Interesting

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    Penned by renowned Civil Rights attorney David M. Weitzman, Living A Life That Matters will not jump off the shelf for the causal bookstore window shopper. The title, the image all suggest an intellectual read reserved for professors, scholars, politicians and the like.