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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World News: Exuberant South America ...

The near-chronic instability of the South American continent irritates Europe and the United States in search of established economic and diplomatic partners. But the DNA of the continent hampers this wish to the point of pushing both actors away from the current upheaval.

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Op/Ed: Halloween’s Over: Take off the Masks

At a graduation of a family friend, out of the blue, one in our group began lamenting that progressives tended to live in cities. She proposed that progressives should move to rural areas and "purge [such areas] of those awful conservatives."

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  • National Geographic Channel Announces Spring Line-up

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    The National Geographic Channel, which recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary, has announced its spring 2016 lineup which includes specials on extremism in Fighting ISIS and poaching in Battle for Virunga and the critically acclaimed documentary He Named Me Malala.

     
  • A Hundred Streets Review – Compelling, Engaging, A Treat

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    A Hundred Streets, from Green Door Pictures and Caudwell Films, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, showcases the all British cast as they create a powerful contemporary drama interweaving the lives of a group of Londoners in Chelsea.

     
  • Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale Review – Bounty and Beauty

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    There's much to love about a classic American steakhouse—from the customary dimly lit atmosphere, refined dark wood-laden décor, white linens and respectively formal service staff to impeccable cuts of meat cooked to perfection. In this age where avant-garde grub is captivating culinary attentions, one restaurant's traditional approach continues to titillate: Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona.

     
  • The English Teacher Review – It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

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    The English Teacher,” the comedy/drama from Inferno Entertainment and Artina Films Production, brings to the screen a charming dark tale of love, romance, fleeting passions, and literature.

     
  • Op/Ed:The Fall Out From Harvey Weinstein Continues

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    The Entertainment Industry is facing its second major sexual assault scandal, in  as many years, with the shocking revelations that everyone seemed to have known, or heard about, and seemed to be generally accepted as commonplace.

     
  • Beltway Insider: UK Elections, Cameron Remains; ISIS Migrates to US; VE Day; Job Numbers; Ebola

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    President Obama, in response to tensions in Saudi Arabia, will meet this week at a Camp David Summit with Gulf Corporation Council partners for intense consultations on a wide range of issues including coalition support, security, and regional assistance.

     
  • Award Winning Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Joins MasterClass to Teach French Pastry Fundamentals

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    MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone access to the masters of the craft, announced today that James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and Cronut® creator Dominique Ansel will debut his first-ever online pastry class exclusively through its platform.

     
  • Cincinnati Boy, 8, Commits Suicide After School Bullying

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    An eight-year-old Cincinnati boy committed suicide January, 2017, after a bullying incident in the boy’s bathroom at his school left him unconscious for nearly eight minutes. He hung himself with a necktie two days later.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ORLANDO SHOOTING KILLS 50; Deadliest U.S. Massacre; Election 2016; Stanford Verdict; Muhammad Ali

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    An ISIS lone wolf terrorist entered the Orlando Gay Club Pulse, well known in the local LGBT community, early Sunday morning and for the next three hours methodically murdered 50 patrons, and critically injured 53.

     
  • First Look at Director Koen Mortier's "Un Ange," with DP From Oscar Winning I, Tonya

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    Koen Mortier, CZAR Film and Paradiso Filmed Entertainment released the first images of Un Ange, the opening film of the 12th Film Festival of Ostend, Belgium. The film will be released in Belgian theatres on September 19th.

     
  • President Carter Reveals Brain Cancer; Teaches Sunday Message to Standing Room Crowd

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    Former President of the United States, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., has announced he has been diagnosed with cancer that has spread to his brain, the 39th President has undergone radiation and other traditional forms of cancer treatment.

     
  • Fine Art Photographs of FREDDIE MERCURY & QUEEN An Exhibition and Sale

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    Morrison Hotel Gallery presents KILLER QUEEN, a special exhibition and sale featuring legendary rock band Queen just in time for the release of the highly-anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody biopic that documents how the champions of rock and roll rose to earth-shattering stardom.

     
  • The White Dress Destinations Book Review – Complete; Removes the Guesswork When Planning that Special Day

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    The White Dress Destinations, from Schiffer Publishing, offers a comprehensive guide that removes the guesswork when planning that special day including romantic locales, styling tips, photography, along with accessories, inspired invitations, reception themes, signature menu's and personalized drinks.

     
  • Riviera Nayarit Hosts the XIX International Gourmet Festival

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    Celebrating its 19th year, the Festival Gourmet International returns to the pristine Pacific coastline of Mexico. The festival will once again tempt and delight the taste buds of hundreds of foodies who will come to Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Tepic for this international gourmet event.

     
  • Las Vegas Shooter Had Over Five Thousand Rounds Of Ammo Ready

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    It has been seven weeks since Stephan Paddock unleashed hell upon 22,000 concert goers celebrating the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing 58 and injuring 546 before Las Vegas Metro Police pinpointed his location and forced entry.