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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From CANNES: Wonder Woman And Monster Filmmaker Patty Jenkins To Receive The 2018 Women In Motion Award

Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC's The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union.

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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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Celebrity Interview: Talking with Lydia Tenaglia on Jeremiah Tower; Getting the Greenlight, Challenges and Memorable Moments

Arguably Lydia Tenaglia has the best job in television, as producer for CNN's Part's Unknown with Chef Anthony Bourdain, her gig that takes her to hidden corners of the earth showcasing local culinary customs and bringing cultural delicacies to the world.

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Bonhams To Auction The $3 Million, 1,000-Lot Estate Of Internationally Celebrated Author Jackie Collins

International auction house, Bonhams, announces the 1,000-lot sale of the estate of legendary author, Jackie Collins, OBE, estimated at $3millionUSD. Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters will take place on Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday May 17, at Bonhams Los Angeles.

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OSCAR Nominees React: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Jeff Bridges, Mahershala Ali

La La Land, the romantic story of two dedicated and determined talents, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, living in Los Angeles set to music, garnered 14 nominations to become only the third film in history to earn across the board accolades in nearly every category available.

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OSCAR Nomination Reaction Statements from Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, and The Directing Team of Kubo and The Two Strings

The 89th Academy Awards nominations are always met with varied reactions and in a year like 2016, when it seemed everyone moved the bar up to single out only five performances and less in some categories as excellent or stronger is simply excruciating.

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Celebrity Interview: PATRIOTS Day Producer Scott Stuber Talks on Making The Film, Mark Wahlberg, and Honor Bound Agreements

PATRIOTS Day, from CBS Films, brings to the screen a recreation of the Patriots Day Boston Marathon bombing, the stunning finish line trauma, a four-day manhunt, and the key players that made Boston residents and Americans feel a national pride.

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Celebrity Photos: Amy Adams, Martin Scorsese, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington Among the Artists Honored At AFI Awards 2016 Luncheon

America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2016 luncheon. With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year's most outstanding storytelling.

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  • Kevin Costner Lists Santa Barbara County Coastline Property; Lowers Asking for Magnificent Acreage

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    A-list actor Kevin Costner, who owns a nice chunk of Santa Barbara County coastline, is jettisoning a 10-acre site where he once considered building a home. The price for this slice of paradise? $60 million.

     
  • 90th Thanksgiving Eve Inflation Party Draws Thousands

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    Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Inflation Party, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, drew thousands to witness this traditional pre-holiday celebration where the real stars of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Macy's Balloons, are given the royal treatment by dedicated volunteers.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Italian Hotel Buried in Avalanche; Children Among The Dozens Feared Dead

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    Thirty guests are feared dead after a series of earthquakes in central Italy triggered an massive avalanche that buried a luxury hotel in the Italian Alps, trapping dozens beneath mountains of heavy packed snow, uprooted trees and loosened boulders.

     
  • Wall Street Limps to a Bullish Finish

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    Wall Street investors limped to a bullish end of 2013 closing the year as the Dow hitting its 52nd record close, gaining over 72.37 points, the S&P 500 ending high and the Nasdeq gaining respectfully.

     
  • The Hurt, Set to Release “Sleeping,” Featuring Lyrics Co-Written by Rikki Turner and Stephen Evans

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    The Hurt, an electronica, post punk, sound with Rikki Turner of Paris Angels teaming with Stephen Evans of Cabbage, co-write lyrics that have been called a brooding masterpiece, is set to release Sleeping from Blindside Records in May.  

  • The Predator Review - A Wild Sci-Fi Thrill Ride of Epic Proportions

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    The Predator, from Twentieth Century Fox and TSG Entertainment, brings to the screen a savant child, a unit of unfit veterans, a secret government agency, and an heroic battle as aliens arrive to harvest DNA from the most advanced warriors.

     
  • Money News: Retirement Solutions for the Affluent

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    Having a comfortable nest egg is not a guarantee that retirement worries will vanish. According to a recent Gallup Poll, the majority of Americans, low income as well as the more affluent, report to be “very” to “moderately” concerned about their retirement savings.

     
  • Money News: World Markets Close Up; DOW Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial struggled against a sluggish economy, rising gasoline prices, an adjusted US GDP Growth rate, as nine of the most watched global markets closed up, the sluggish DOW closed down amidst political uncertainty and global instability.

     
  • Box Office Roundup: Films Audiences Loved, Critics Hated

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    Most of us have strong feelings about our favorite movies. We expect our friends to enjoy them, and we assume that movie critics know how to fairly judge them as well. Audiences and critics, however, do not always see eye to eye. PrettyFamous wanted to find out which films the crowd loved and critics hated.  

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Seek Super Storm Sandy Aid; November Job Numbers Released; Fiscal Cliff Looms

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    President Obama received an early Christmas gift this week as the November Job numbers were released showing better than expected job growth and dropping the unemployment rate to a four year low.

     
  • Sony Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Host SALT Junket in Washington, D.C.

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    SALT, a Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures film recently hosted its press junket which included a debut screening of the film, followed by an exclusive reception with panel discussion at The International Spy Museum and a Spy City Tour of espionage hot spots in Washington, DC.

     
  • World News: Political Fratricidal Strife in Paris

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    The duel announced between Cédric Villani and Benjamin Griveaux both candidates for mayor of Paris and from LREM poses a dilemma to President Macron. Unless the executive lets the two suitors intentionally tear apart.

     
  • DJ Caruso Talks Standing Up

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    DJ Caruso, director of the “Standing Up” from ARC Entertainment, recently took time from his busy schedule to sit down for an interview to discuss the challenges of making the coming of age family film.

     
  • UPDATE: Chicago’s Bloody Christmas Weekend Thankfully Ends; 2016 Expected to Be Third Highest

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    Chicago’s bloody rampage continued Monday with a sharp spike in shootings and with five days before New Year’s Eve the 61 shootings, 50 wounded and 11 homicides, over the three-day holiday weekend bring the 2016 total to 785 homicides.