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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David Rubin Elected Academy President

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 6) by the organization's Board of Governors. Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor. 

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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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  • World's Largest Pair of Colombian Cat's Eye Emeralds, Valued at $2Million, Added To Guernsey's April 25 Auction

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    A stunning matched pair of emeralds featuring the extremely rare "cat's eye" phenomenon, weighing a remarkable 74.52 carats (total weight), has been added to an auction roster that includes what many believe is the finest assemblage of emeralds ever to appear at public sale.

     
  • Trailer Of Belgian Debut 'Coureur' To Premiere At Rotterdam Film Festival's Limelight Programme

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    The Belgian feature film 'Coureur,' the semi-autobiographical debut by Kenneth Mercken, will have its international premiere in the 'Limelight' programme of the 'Voices' section at the 48th International Film Festival of Rotterdam (23 Jan - 3 Feb).

     
  • Updated: Associated Press Reports Attempted Turkish Coup; 264 Dead

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    The Associated Press has reported an attempted Turkish Coup initiated from a group within the military resulting in gunfire exchanges in two locations, Ankara the capital and Istanbul, the scene of the recent terror attack.

     
  • ROOM Review – A Riveting, Challenging, Triumph Over Tragedy Story

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    ROOM, from A24, brings to the screen a gripping tale, woven together straight from the headlines with challenging circumstances, a story of hope against all odds, of survival, of reentry, of remembering and discovering, of birth, death and rebirth.

     
  • Ready Player One Review – A High Tech, Action Adventure, Thrill Ride

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    Ready Player One, from Amblin Entertainment, presents a high tech, multi-dimensional, thrill ride as the new world order pits the independent gamers against the corporate developers in the ultimate quest to find three magical keys that unlock the future.

     
  • Business News: Epic Rights and Pan Inc. Announce New Strategic Partnership in Japan

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    Epic Rights, a leading global music branding and merchandising company, and Japan's Pan Inc. announce a partnership to develop concert artists' fashion brands, television commercials, sponsorship and endorsements, themed restaurants, cafes and other themed experiences.

     
  • Gifted Review – A Perfectly Balanced Film of Life, Love, Hurt and Hope

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    Gifted, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the story of balance, of finding the right place, of love, passion, hope, the cruelties of predestination, the mysteries of fate, the pursuit of betterment, and what to do when the worlds collide.

     
  • Good Kill Review – Precise, Intelligent, Defining Modern Warfare

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    GOOD KILL, from IFC Films and Voltage Pictures, presents a sharp, edgy, significant film on the politics of drone warfare, the government’s ability to conduct battle and inflict mass casualty without leaving the states.

     
  • Business News: The 25 Biggest Product Recalls of 2015

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    Most of the time, people return products because they’re unhappy with their experience. Maybe the memory foam mattress got too hot, the bicycle seat wasn’t comfortable or the TV proved too big for the living room. And perhaps that pricey hot tub simply wasn’t worth the three paychecks, after all.  

  • Beltway Insider: Trump, Pence Stump MAGA Redux, Cuts Central American Aid, Brexit Power Grab, Boeing MAX Jets, 2020

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    President Trump, riding high on his vindication interpretation, roared into Michigan initiating his 2020 re-election campaign setting the tone with hate mongering, cursing, and belittling the investigation that resulted in 34 guilty pleas, including six from former advisors.

     
  • Avengers: Infinity Wars Review – Epic Saga Falls Short Under High Body Count

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    Avengers: Infinity Wars, from Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studios and Marvel Entertainment, presents the ultimate epic saga pitting every character under the Avenger domain against the evil of Thanos, who will stop at nothing for ultimate rule.

     
  • People Exclusive: Police Recover Body of Missing Alabama Teen Who Called Mother to Say Someone Was Trying to Kill Him

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    EXCLUSIVE REPRINT (NEW YORK) – Police have found the body of a 19-year-old Alabama boy who went missing Saturday after telling his mother by phone that someone was trying to kill him.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Putin/G20, Dems Slugfest Debate, SCOTUS Hear DACA, James Field Sentenced

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    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a sit down this week during the recent G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan where the two leaders seemed friendly as they sat for reporters while each expressed a disdain for media.

     
  • Hands of Stone Review – Engaging, Solid, A Box Office Knockout

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    Hands of Stone, from The Weinstein Company, presents the epic story of Roberto Duran, a dirt poor Panamanian slum baby pegged for boxing greatness who rose to rule with the help of a legendary New York trainer Ray Arcel.

     
  • Brad’s Status Review – A Dour Retrospect With A Few Bright Moments

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    Brad's Status, from Plan B and Amazon Studios, presents a dour retrospect of an unfulfilled life, that doesn't measure up to truth and imaginings of his super successful college buddies, who seem to be living their dreams.