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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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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg and Spike Lee With Its "Patron Of The Artists Awards"

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced it will present its Patron of the Artists Awards to entertainment industry leader, WndrCo Co-founder and NewTV (working title) Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and trailblazing Director/Producer/Writer Spike Lee whose most recent film BlacKkKlansman opened earlier this year. 

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Film Independent Announces The 2018 Fast Track Projects And Awards $60K In Alfred P. Sloan Grants At The LA Film Festival

Film Independent announced the 15 projects and 28 filmmakers selected for the 16th annual Fast Track film finance market. Held during the LA Film Festival, Fast Track helps producer-director teams advance their projects through meetings with top industry executives.

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Focus Features Announces Production On Harriet Feature On The Life Of Heroic Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet, a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows).

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The Academy to Honor Kathleen Kennedy, Marvin Levy, Frank Marshall, Lalo Schifrin and Cicely Tyson at 2018 Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

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PBS Wants YOU to Join THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

Something "bookish" is going on, and PBS wants to encourage everyone to be a part of it. Launched this past April and continuing throughout the fall, PBS' THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is asking people to choose "America's Best-Loved Novel."

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Reelabilities Film Festival Lands In Los Angeles; Opens with Chloé Zhao’s THE RIDER (Full Schedule)

The inaugural ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2018 announced its lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films.  The festival runs October 11-14, 2018 at locations throughout the city. Tickets and passes will be available to purchase in early September. 

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  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS DOMESTIC DEBUT SETS INDUSTRY RECORD AT $200.3 MM; FILM GROSSES $641.8 MM GLOBALLY

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    The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

     
  • Running For A Reason 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon to Commence Sunday, November 17th

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    The 2nd Annual Treadmill Marathon is set to take place Sunday, November 17th in Los Angeles, CA where participants are running for recovery, resiliency and hope for a better life for all those affected by mental illness.  All proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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

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    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.  

  • Hollywood Celebrates The 100th Anniversary of Tinseltown’s First Ever Feature Film

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    (HOLLYWOOD, CA., MEDIA ALERT)--- Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These Hollywood adjectives became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of Cecil B. DeMille, they are accurate. This producer-director captured a worldwide audience with The King of KingsThe Sign of the Cross, The Greatest Show on Earth; Samson and Delilah, and The Ten Commandments. 

     
  • Seven Continents Book Review - The World At Your Fingertips

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    Seven Continents, from Schiffer Publishing, brings together an unforgettable fifteen year collection of photography amassed through personal travel by Dr. Mohan Bhasker, of unique and remarkable imagery, the expected and the unexpected captures, across each continent.

     
  • Academy of Motion Pictures Issues Statement Regarding The Passing of Former Academy President Arthur Hiller

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    Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died today in Los Angeles of natural causes.  A member and longtime governor of the Directors Branch, Hiller served as Academy president from 1993 to 1997.  He was 92.  

  • Haute-Lifestyle.Com Pledges 10% of Total Campaign Donations to Share Our Strength And The Wounded Warrior Project

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    Los Angeles, CA - Haute-Lifestyle.com, a Pulse Point Productions Publication, has announced its intention of adding a charitable contribution to the funding campaign as it moves into December and the traditional season for gratitude, giving and selflessness.