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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Alexandra Shipp And Nicholas Hamilton Star In Scott Speer's "Endless" For Summerstorm and Thunder Road

Summerstorm Entertainment announced today that Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon, "X-Men" Franchise) and Nicholas Hamilton (It) will star in Endless, directed by Scott Speer (Step Up  Revolution). Canadian producer Mind's Eye boards with production beginning in British Columbia.

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Greenwich Steps Up to Bat On Billy Corben’s "Screwball"

Greenwich Entertainment and rakontur announced that Greenwich has acquired U.S. rights to Screwball directed by Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys).  The surreal documentary about the Alex Rodriguez/Biogenesis doping saga made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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34TH Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent's year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry.

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Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza González Attached To Tim Kirkby’s Thriller ‘Waldo’

Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Charlie Hunnam ("Sons  of Anarchy") and Eiza González (Baby Driver, upcoming Welcome to Marwen) are attached to star in Tim Kirkby's ("Veep") Waldo. IMR International will launch foreign sales at the AFM this week.

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Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards®

Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards, for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced. The ceremony will be held Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

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Saban Films Acquires StudioCanal's "King Of Thieves" Directed By James Marsh Starring Sir Michael Caine And Jim Broadbent

Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to Academy Award® Winner James Marsh's (The Theory of  Everything) King of Thieves starring Academy Award® Winner Sir Michael Caine (The Quiet American), Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady).

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HBO Sports Acquires U.S. and Canada Television Rights From Priority Pictures To Zimbalist Brothers’ Award-Winning Documentary, "Momentum Generation"

HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canada television rights to Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's eye-opening feature-length documentary film Momentum Generation, which made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Award.

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  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Orlando/Filibuster; Belgium-Paris Terror; Stanford Rape Judge; Okinawa; Bob Iger

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    President Obama and Vice President Biden joined families in Orlando, one week after the Pulse massacre, the worst shooting on U.S. soil, to offer condolences, encouragement and solidarity in the fight for renewed gun control measures and to end hatred.

     
  • LWH Hotels Adds Five Unique Member Properties To Its World-Renown Collection

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    LOS ANGELES, CA — LWH Hotels, a premier hotel group of independently owned and operated hotels in 31 countries, announced the addition of five luxury hotels to its roster of distinguished, global member properties.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 9/11 Terror Attacks Remembered; SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh; Iran; NY Primaries; Les Moonves

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    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was hit with a bombshell this week as a Palo Alto University Professor has gone public with details of her sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.

     
  • Business News: Why Hasn't The Force Awakened Disney's Stock Price

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    After buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, The Walt Disney Company had to wait three years for its investment to begin paying tangible dividends. If, however, the initial box-office performance of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a sign of things to come, then the wait was well worth it.  

  • Model Xenia Tchoumi Opens Her Wardrobe For A Good Cause

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    The dream of all fashionistas can now be a reality. Designer clothes, shoes and precious accessories donated by the beautiful 27-year-old model Xenia Tchoumi (her instagram is @XENIA) can now be bought at a huge discount on the online auction platform CharityStars.

     
  • Lew Hendler, Scunci Co-Founder, Launches New Skin Care Venture

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    Lew Hendler, world renowned co-founder of the mega successful woman’s hair care company, scunci, recently launched Michael Todd true organics and with that single handedly changed the face of skin care.

     
  • Money News: World Markets Close Up as Bull Market Continues

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    The DOW Jones Industrial, along with the NASDAQ and S&P 500, continued to maintain a steady bull run as did the top ten most watched markets in the world, all of which despite slow starts and mirror runs, closed up.

     
  • LONDON Terror Attack: Four Killed; 40 Injured in Lone Wolf Islamic Attack; Eight Arrests in Birmingham and London

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    A lone wolf terrorist known to MI5 was shot and killed during an early afternoon Wednesday terror attack that began on London's Westminster Bridge and ended with police engaging the suspect as he entered the House of Parliament grounds.

     
  • Big Eyes Review – Delivers Wide Eyed Wonderment

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    Big Eyes, from The Weinstein Company and Tim Burton Productions, brings to the screen the unusual and true story of the largest art fraud in American history as seen through the eyes of 1960's artist Margaret Keane.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Songstress Carole King’s 128 Acre Idaho Compound Hits Market

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    Perhaps longer than any other American singer and song writer, Carole King has been a favorite of the Baby-Boom generation. Her writing and recording career began in 1958 at age 16 writing hits for a wide range of performers from Bobby Vee and Tony Orlando to Aretha Franklin and the Drifters.

     
  • Please Stand By Review – Unexpectedly Charming, Uplifting, A Trekki Fan Finds Hope and Courage

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    Please Stand By, from Magnolia Pictures, presents the story of an functional autistic girl obsessed with Star Trek who decides to enter the script writing contest and her journey to make the deadline despite her beliefs of limitation.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Returns to Washington to Battle Boehner; Hurricane Sandy Pork Package; Newtown Begins New Year

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    President Obama returned to Washington earlier this week, cutting his holiday break short, to meet with lawmakers in a last ditch effort to avert the ever looming Fiscal Cliff that would end the Bush Era Tax cuts.

 

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