Susan Ruskin Named Dean of AFI Conservatory

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of producer and educator Susan Ruskin as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. She will lead AFI's world-class, graduate film-training program, bringing decades of academic and professional experience to renowned film program.

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The Academy and ABC Announce Oscars® 2022 Date

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 2022 Oscars® show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows, with future years to be evaluated based on preset programming.

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Richard E. Grant Joins Cast as New Regency, Warp Films and Film4 Adapt Hit West End Musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films' EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE reunites the original creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince. Filming will begin June 24.

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Leading Spanish-Language Movie Network Cinelatino Announces the 2019 Hola Mexico Film Festival Awards

Cinelatino, the nation's leading Spanish-language movie channel, proudly announces the winners of three prestigious filmmaker awards—including the Cinelatino & DishLATINO Audience Choice award, the Cinelatino Best Director award, and the Cinelatino Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Best Short award.

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Lesli Linka Glatter and Paul Schrader to Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-nominated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter (alumna, AFI Directing Workshop for Women) and Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Paul Schrader (AFI Conservatory Class of 1969).

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From Cannes: Rocket Science and Front Row Filmed Entertainment Form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai-Based Film and Television Company

Middle East distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment and preeminent international filmed entertainment company Rocket Science have entered into a joint venture to form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai based film and television company focused on Arabic language entertainment.

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From Cannes: Acclaimed Filmmakers Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns and Michael Wech To Direct Feature Doc On Michael Schumacher

Rocket Science announced today that award-winning German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns will direct official feature documentary 'SCHUMACHER' on the most successful formula one driver of all time, Michael Schumacher. Rocket Science to launch sales at Cannes.

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From Cannes: Jake Manley Joins Bella Thorne In Joshua Caldwell’s Social Media Heist Thriller Southland

Highland Film Group announced today that Jake Manley (Roland Emmerich’s upcoming Midway) has joined Bella Thorne in writer/director Joshua Caldwell’s Southland. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales continuing in Cannes.  Principal Production is set to commence in September.

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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019 Celebrates Short Filmmaking Presenting Over 130 Shorts

The 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications, will feature over 130 short films during the nine day fest from May 2 - May 10.  These cinema gems from around the globe featuring stories about love, family, heartbreak, friendships, and self-acceptance are all part of the exciting line up.

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Academy Award Adds a Dozen More Stars For Telecast

Celebrities continue to line up for Oscar® night presentation duties including Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter, Paul Rudd and Michelle Yeoh.

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Hollywood Street Closures For 2019 Oscar® Week

To ensure public safety and facilitate the production of the 2019 Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

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Round Two: Stars Line Up To Take The Oscar® Stage

Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson have been announced as presenters at the 91st Academy Awards.

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91ST Oscars® Governors Ball Creative Team Announced

Academy governor Lois Burwell, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will team to create this year's Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' official post-Oscars® celebration, which will immediately follow the 91st Oscars ceremony.

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  • Art Basel Miami Beach Presents George Segal Solo Show

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    For Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Templon presents, in main section of the fair, an exceptional solo show by late pop artist George Segal (1924-2000), widely considered the most existentialist of all American artists from the pop art era.

     
  • Eleven Dead in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting; Four Officers, Two Others Injured

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    At least eleven guests at a baby naming ceremony at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood are dead after a lone gunman entered the building shouting "All Jews must die" and opened fire.

     
  • Annual New York Tastes Benefits City Harvest

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    New York Magazine recently hosted the eleventh annual New York Tastes benefiting the food charity City Harvest at Skylight in Tribeca.                                                                                                 

     
  • Scosche Announces Availability of Four New Multi USB-Port Home Chargers at CTIA 2012 – New Orleans

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    Scosche Industries, award-winning innovator of consumer technology, is excited to announce the availability of four new 4 USB-port home chargers and display several new additions to its Power line of chargers at CTIA 2012.All of the new chargers work with the free Scosche reVIVE battery management app for both iOS and Android devices. 

     
  • HL London: February 2UBE Travels Inside Liverpool's Music Scene

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    For the last few weeks we've devoted Friday to sending you music from artists who'll be playing at Liverpool's new music showcase The 2Ube and this week we're continuing with the current single from Frances.  'A Million Lines' is taken from her latest EP 'Grow'; it's deceptively simple, emotive record from an artist that the industry is keeping a very close eye on.

     
  • Legends of Oz Dorothy’s Return Review – Limping Along on the Yellow Brick Road

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    "Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return," from Summertime Entertainment, brings to the screen a new take on a classic favorite as Dorothy Gale returns to Oz and in the course of her travels  meets new friends and rescues old ones.

     
  • Someone Great Review – Millennial Romantic Dramady Strikes All the Right Notes

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    Someone Great, a Netflix original film, tells the story of three friends, in a magical city, who for more than a decade were the other’s lifeline and suddenly the hard work paid off, and man was it disruptive. 

     
  • Chef Jacques Torres: The Sweet Life of Classic Pastry Arts

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    The French Culinary Institute recently launched Chef Jacques Torres, international chocolatier, newest Pastry Arts cookbook with a half-day sweet affair that included, for members of the press, a session on creating delicious Pâté â Choux cream puffs.

     
  • Holiday Gift Guide Buy This, Not That: Alternatives for 15 Trendy Products

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    Big brands love the holidays — a festive season of inflated budgets, snap decisions and impulse buying. In the summer, a smart consumer might take two weeks to research a purchase decision. But who has the time in December, with family get-togethers, winter travel and a manifest of gift recipients twice as long as the weekly grocery list?  

  • 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.

     
  • Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982 –1992 Review – Poignant Interviews and News Footage Personalize Shocking Documentary

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    Let It Fall, from John Ridley, ABC's Lincoln Square Production, and (ABC) the American Broadcasting Company, presents a chronological presentation of the events leading up to one of the most violent seasons in Los Angeles Police history, culminating with the Rodney King Beating and the injustice that followed.

     
  • Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough Taps Cal Phil For Worldwide Symphonic Singing Debut

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    Derek Hough joins Cal Phil for Dance Fever where he will make his symphonic signing debut as well as will dance! The award-winning dancer, Emmy nominated choreographer, musician and Dancing With The Stars phenom Derek Hough will join Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic.

     
  • Homicide Ruling in Staten Island Choke Victim Case

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    The death of Eric Garner, 43, the Staten Island father of two choked to death by New York Police Officers after being detained on a city street, has been ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner.

     
  • HL A&E: From Star Wars to The Lion King: Visualizing the 100 Highest-Grossing Summer Movies of All Time

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    With summer comes a familiar parade of cinematic tropes: the classic film reboot, the series that just won’t die, the ongoing, never-ending, isn’t-anyone-tired-of-these-yet superhero movie assault. Why do we get this barrage of summer cinema, year after year after year?  

  • Las Vegas’ Ultimate Recovery Destination On New Year’s Day At The LINQ Promenade

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    On New Year's Day –Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – start the New Year the best way possible at The LINQ Promenade, the world-renowned open-air entertainment, dining and retail district at the heart of the Strip with all-day specials.