Celebrity Interview: Brian Banks Screenwriter Doug Atchison Talks on the Process Behind the Compelling True Story

Doug Atchison, screenwriter for the recently released film, Brian Banks, which tells the story of a wrongly conviction and the attempts to clear his name, recently participated in the media day and spoke with Haute-Lifestyle.com Publisher Janet Walker.

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From Cannes: Academy Award® Nominees Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer to Star In Gideon Raff’s "Turn Of Mind"

Academy Award® nominees Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant Man and The Wasp) have signed on to star in director Gideon Raff's ("Homeland" and the upcoming The Red Sea Diving Resort and "The Spy") thriller Turn of Mind

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Celebrity Interview: Tom Volf Talks on the Making of Maria by Callas, the Process, and the Surprise Acceptance

Tom Volf the first time director behind the international sensation Maria by Callas, the documentary from Sony Pictures Classic of the immortal Opera singer, recently sat for an interview as his film completes an unbelievable year of global premieres.

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Jodie Foster And Dean Tavoularis To Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis, for their contributions to the art of the moving image.

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UPDATED: From CANNES: Juanita Onzaga's short film "Our Song to War" has been selected for the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes

OUR SONG TO WAR by Juanita Onzaga is nominated for the  L’ŒIL D'OR  – Documentary Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. L’Œil d'or recognises documentaries selected for the festival and will be presented on Saturday, May 19th. 

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Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins Among Artists At 2017 AFI Awards Luncheon

America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AWARDS luncheon.  With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year's most outstanding storytelling in film and television.

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Lionel Richie With Inaugural "Recording Artists Inspiration Award"

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today Lionel Richie will be the first recipient of its inaugural Recording Artists Inspiration Award. The internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist is being recognized for his career achievements and charitable work.

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Celebrity Interview Archive: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett and Joseph Kozinski Talk Tron Legacy

From the portfolio of  Janet Walker: The Walt Disney Studios behind-the-scenes look at the making of TRON LEGACY including interviews with Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Garret Hedlund, Director Joseph Kosinski, writers Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, and the VFX team.

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Celebrity Interview: Florence Hartigan Talks on Her Role in Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten, Upcoming Projects and Life in the Business

Florence Hartigan, the New York born and New Zealand-bred actress talks about her starring role in Phoenix Forgotten, the science-fiction independent film produced by Ridley Scott, now streaming on Amazon, the biz and her upcoming projects.

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Celebrity Interview: Tracey Birdsall, star of the upcoming Rouge Warrior Robot Fighter Talks On Acting, The Disney Connection and Tough Girl Roles

Tracey Birdsall, a native California girl and the great-granddaughter of Walt Disney Composer Elbert Lewis, is an accomplished star of television and film and is headlining the new science-fiction movie Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.

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Celebrity Interview: Weinstein Producer Joey Horvitz Talks on The Lexus Weinstein Short Film Contest, The Process, and Partnership

The Lexus Weinstein Short Film Contest has recently premiered the four short films, producer Joey Horvitz and team have spent the past year making, the winners in a competition that brought in nearly 4500 submissions from hopefuls globally.

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  • NOVA Goes Inside The Mission To Search For Life On The Red Planet

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    LOOKING FOR LIFE ON MARS, a one-hour special from PBS science series NOVA, a production of GBH Boston, will follow NASA's Mars 2020 mission, perhaps the most ambitious search yet for traces of ancient life on the red planet.

     
  • The Highwaymen Review – A Solid Story with Strong Character Driven Performances

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    The Highwaymen, a Netflix original, presents the true story of two Texas Rangers and the race against time to capture of Bonnie and Clyde, the most notorious killers in the history of law enforcement, before they kill again.

     
  • Boston Bomber Sentencing: Hank Brennan, Boston Legal Scholar, Explains the Death Penalty Phase

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to begin the sentencing phase of his trial. To understand the jury's responsibilities, Hank Brennan, former Boston prosecutor and current defense attorney in the appeal for notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger agreed to explain.

     
  • Guilty Verdict Long Overdue in Etan Patz Murder

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    A Manhattan jury deliberated nine days before it rendered a guilty verdict in the 40-year-old kidnapping and murder of eight-year-old Etan Patz who disappeared in 1979 as he walked to school in New York City.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Florence Hartigan Talks on Her Role in Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten, Upcoming Projects and Life in the Business

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    Florence Hartigan, the New York born and New Zealand-bred actress talks about her starring role in Phoenix Forgotten, the science-fiction independent film produced by Ridley Scott, now streaming on Amazon, the biz and her upcoming projects.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Putin; ISIL/Syria/Russia; Turkey; SC Flooding; Dem’s Debate; Pot Sales Brisk

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    President Obama and former ostracized Russian President Vladimir Putin have apparently put their differences behind them as the two have teamed together in the common purpose of riding Syria of Islamic State Fighters and Syria's political transition.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Eco Pledge; Syria/Aleppo; Election; Italy; Victoria Martens; National Parks

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    President Obama, in recognition of the Centennial celebration of the National Parks, signed two designations to create Maine's North Woods a National Monument and adding to Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument increasing protected lands to 265Million acres.

     
  • Academy Celebrates Hollywood Costume with Private Luncheon Hosted By Annette Bening, Crystal Lourd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth Wiatt

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a private luncheon and viewing of the current exhibition, Hollywood Costume,on Wednesday, October 8, at the Wilshire May Company building—future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

     
  • The Cuban Review – Delightful, A Testament to the Power of Music

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    The Cuban, from Brainstorm Media, brings to the screen a story on the power of music as it unlocks the memories of a failing mind, and for one moment allows the two to once again be joined.

     
  • Medical Science: COVID-19 - Vaxxed versus Unvaxxed, Is It about Immunity?

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    Are you immune to COVID? If you are, you probably don’t know. However, you do know if you’ve had your vaccine or not, which has become the most important act everyone can do to move the needle to post-pandemic.

     
  • London: Dame Vivienne Westwood Protests Extradition of Julian Assange (7.21.20)

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    Dame Vivienne Westwood, re-entering public life for the first time after 16 weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, will be harnessed into a giant birdcage and suspended 10 feet in the air in front of The Old Bailey Criminal Court, London.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pence/Netanyahu; Flynn Fallout; France/UK; Pakistan; Russia; WTC Sheikh; Jane Roe

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    President Trump suffered the thrill of victory with renewed Israeli relations and the agony of defeat with a key resignation this week as he continued to fumble his way through the first month of his presidency.

     
  • The Old Man and The Gun Review - Robert Redford Bids Farewell In Charming Swan Song

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    The Old Man and The Gun, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the story of the notorious gentleman bandit Forrest Tucker who, along with two elderly companions, enjoyed a late-in-life crime spree spreadout across the southwest.

     
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED: Revenge Tarantino Style

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    DJANGO UNCHAINED, from Columbia Pictures and The Weinstein Company, ignites the screen with Director Quentin Tarantino’s signature style of storytelling as he delves into the sadistic world of Slave Era America and the brutalities of slave life.

     
  • 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.