Academy Announces Academy Aperture 2025

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025, which includes inclusions standards for Oscar eligibility, maximum governor term limits, and permanent Best Picture category total.

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AFI DOCS 2020 Forum to Feature Sessions In Rapidly Changing World Events, Filmmaker Panels, Networking Opportunities

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T, has announced its 2020 Forum. Open to all AFI DOCS passholders and festival filmmakers, the five-day Forum will take place June 17-21, with live sessions streaming online.

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Season Two of Upload

Amazon Studios announced today that it has renewed Upload, to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime video, for a second season of the sci-fi comedy series from the award-winning, beloved creator Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). 

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AFI Announces Winners Of 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the recipients of the 2020 Writers' Room Ready Awards, which recognizes outstanding work by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellows. The 2020 winners are: Haley Bartels, Christina Kingsleigh Licud, Kenda Greenwood Moran and Alessandro Pederzoli.

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Yelawolf Debuts 10-Part Original Series Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life Today; Available To Stream On Crackle Now (Link)

Artist, songwriter and entrepreneur Yelawolf debuted his new Crackle Original Series today, Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life.  He explained the show will "journey through the trenches … and celebrate the less celebrated, through a common thread of lifestyle, community and culture."

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Tribeca Film Festival®, Presented by AT&T, To Debut Select Programming Online, Bringing Audiences & Storytellers Together

TheTribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced plans to present select programming from the 19th annual Festival online including Tribeca Immersive Cinema360, N.O.W. Creators Market, Industry Extranet Resource Hub, Jury and Art Awards and Tribeca X Program.

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Cannes Film Festival Postponed

The Cannes Film Festival, widely considered the most prestigious of the major international festivals, has for the first time in its 73-year-old history, made the decision, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, to move the festival forward.

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DREAMSCAPES DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy Review - An Awesome, Thrilling, Free Flying Adventure

Dreamscape, the  immersive VR entertainment company, recently unveiled to select media its newest interactive adventure, DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy, which enables those with a daring spirit and born to race on the wind the chance to glide across the seas on a flying dragon.

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  • Beauty, Style: Guide to Finding Your Best Look

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    When you're looking to develop a personal fashion style you can be known for, it’s very important to research and make sure you know what kind of look you want to show off to the world.  

  • Election 2020: Democratic Candidate Tom Steyer Will End Cash Bail and School-to-Prison Pipeline

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    Presidential candidate Tom Steyer unveiled a plan to reform the criminal justice system to end mass incarceration breaking the school-to-prison pipeline and fixing the pay-to-play justice system by focusing on prevention and rehabilitation.

     
  • Tribeca Film Festival Review – The Top Ten, an Honorable Mention and Heated Controversy

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    With the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival over, awards announced, statistics heralded, staff and volunteers moved on and media left to examine, write and critique the slate of films, what rises to the top is dependent on taste.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama and The Panama Papers Fall Out; Election 2016; Journos Murdered; Elon Musk; Zaha Hadid

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    President Obama began his post presidency employment search this week with a stopover at University of Chicago Law School where he taught an introductory course to which he was well received. His tenure is still under consideration.

     
  • HL Tech: The 16 Best Laptops for Designers

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    Although they use their computers for different tasks, designers value many of the same features as gamers when it comes to purchasing the right laptop. To work efficiently, designers require speed, power, memory and, of course, the best display possible.  

  • Post-Premiere and Red Carpet Arrivals At BLIND From Vertical Entertainment (Photos)

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    Blind, the upcoming indie film with big star power, recently held the premiere and after party in Manhattan drawing the films Director, Michael Mailer, talent, Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin and Dylan McDermott, and others to the hot spot Bagatelle in the Meatpacking District.

     
  • Serenity Review – A Modernized Noir Thriller With All the Right Bait

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    Serenity, from Aviron Pictures, presents a modernized noir thriller complete with the femme fatale in need of rescue, the jilted ex, the abusive new husband, heartache, justice and freedom and building a life created out of circumstances.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President George H.W. Bush Laid To Rest; Comey Testifies; Paris Riots; El Chapo; Kevin Hart

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    President George H.W. Bush was memorialized this week as dignitaries, politicians, heads of state, family and friends gathered at the National Cathedral to pay respects and honor the legacy of the 41st President of the United States.

     
  • Money News: DOW Rebounds; London, Canada Follow; Mexico, India, Hong Kong Markets Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, gave chase to the bear market, regained nearly all the previous week losses surging with triple digit gains to, in one week, regain the standing of the previous week and year profits.

     
  • Beltway Insider: US Poised For War; Intelligence Assesses Attack; Secretary of State Presents Case; Politicians Respond

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    President Barack Obama has spoken to the nation as he prepares to launch U.S. missile strikes aimed at Syrian military installations in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

     
  • Extraterrestrial Review – Great Scary Fun from The Vicious Brothers

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    “Extraterrestrial,” from IFC Midnight Films, pits campy horror with heightened suspense and pulls off a winning foray into the Extraterrestrial, life on other planets, Area 51 horror space with authentic performances, credible special effects, and a realistic story.

     
  • HL World News: Countries with the Biggest Opioid Problem (Graphics)

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    This election season, candidates on both sides of the political spectrum have spoken of their personal experiences with drug addiction, garnering attention in the wake of an epidemic that has touched too many American families.  

  • Tout Est Une Question D'argent - La Controverse Salariale

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    Les polémiques entourant la rémunération des grands chefs d'entreprise ont encore rebondi à l'occasion de l'affaire Carlos Ghosn. Mais ces polémiques ne répondraient-elles pas à des réactions épidermiques où se mêlent Histoire et sentiments humains ?

     
  • Spring Gifting: Moosh-Moosh Collectibles Certified Toy Fresh

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    The newest "it toy" since Moosh-Moosh™ launched its cuddly buddy collection earlier this year, kids and kidults have certified the squishable, cuddliest pillows Toy Fresh on Instagram as kids and celebrities can't get enough of these pillow pals.

     
  • Jon Stewart Signs Exclusive Production Deal With HBO

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    Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has landed an exclusive four-year production deal with Time Warner Inc.'s premium cable channel HBO. The cross-platform agreement will see Stewart create short-form digital content that will be featured on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms.