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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  • Family of Robin Williams Continues to Dispute Estate

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    Robin Williams, who committed suicide a year ago, in addition to leaving behind a devastated adoring fan base, friends, colleagues and equally devastated family members he also left a very large estate, the majority of which he gifted traditionally.

     
  • Taormina Filmfest Unveils 64th Edition With Over 50 Films Along With Master Classes And In Conversations

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    The sixty-fourth edition of the Taormina FilmFest, produced by Videobank and taking place July 14-20 under the new artistic direction of Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte, has unveiled its full program and attending talent from America, France, Italy and the UK.

     
  • The Infiltrator Review - Solid, Sexy, Sleek, A Four Star Speedball Ride

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    The Infiltrator, from Broad Green Pictures, presents the true story of DEA agent Robert "Bob" Mazur who along with Emir Abreu infiltrates the highest levels of the Medellin Cartel taking down senior lieutenants and collapsing the seventh largest global banking institution.

     
  • Hurricane Katrina A Decade Later: Graphics Explain Devastation, Damage

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    Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states obliterating the landscape leaving in its wake unimaginable destruction and ruin, and then barreled across the mid-west and up the eastern seaboard, leaving a trail of death, damage and devastation.

     
  • Business/Finance: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson Speaks with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street"

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    "Squawk on the Street" host Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, interviewed Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson who explained recent gains in Starbucks shares, beta testing Starbucks Delivers, java growth in China, Alibaba partnerships and the long game.

     
  • SF Arts: Aquarium of the Bay Wins 2019 Experts' Choice Award

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    Smithsonian affiliated, Aquarium of the Bay is being awarded the 2019 Experts’ Choice Award by TripExpert announced today on the eve of the Aquarium’s 23rd anniversary of serving the San Francisco community and a beacon for travelers world wide.

     
  • Bob Iger Open to Re-Upping at Walt Disney

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    Bob Iger, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, let the proverbial cat out of the bag explaining in ever so veiled language his strategic intent to retain his current position for at least two more years.

     
  • The Second Story Liquor Bar Review - Divine Dining By Design

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    Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt—The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.

     
  • Andre Mieux A.M.X: World R U Ready

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    A.M.X. is a multi-talented R&B artist whose star is rising fast in the music industry with fans starting to take notice of his original sound. A.M.X., also known as Andre Mieux, is a singer, songwriter and music producer who has talent, charm and uniqueness as an artist.

     
  • London Based Echo Products Review – Always Charged, Always Connected, Always Cool

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    Echo Products, from the London based Technology Company and newest British invasion, has finally created a line of very cool, ultra-sleek, distinctive looking collectible and portable power docking stations for Apple and Android Products.

     
  • Beltway Insider: US Bombs Iraq; Israel/Gaza; Scotland Succession; Brady Homicide; Ebola Cases in US

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    President Obama announced targeted airstrikes in a new wave initiative that directs American bombers to assist the Iraqi Minster of Defense as they fight the advancing ISIL/ISIS terror organization dedicated to the annihilation of the Iraqi people.

     
  • HL France: Provence Emotional Escapes Introduces Three New Gorgeous Luxury Villas

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    Vive Le France! The beauty, the romance, the delicious delicacies, France is a dreamer’s escape, from the North to the South, ancient cities beckon, countryside welcome with winding roads through the most enchanting country in the world.

     
  • DNA Found In Soil Samples Pinpoints Neanderthal Existence

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    After an exhausted archaeological expedition, covering two continents and spanning seven sites, geneticist Viviane Slon and her team collected seven samples which they believed would lead to a new discovery on the existence of prehistoric mammals.

     
  • Uma Information Technology Names Michael Schneglberger Chief Operating Officer

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    Uma, the leading innovator in semantic web technology today announced that it has appointed Michael Schneglberger as chief operating officer.

     
  • 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.