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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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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  • Picasso Hides A Stranger in The Blue Room

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    Art connoisseurs, collectors, scholars and historians are heralding the genius of Pablo Picasso as extensive research has finally proven the long held belief of a stranger hidden, etched, behind one of his greatest masterpieces.

     
  • Under Fire: Journalists In Combat – A Brutally Accurate Documentary from Martyn Burke

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    UNDER FIRE: JOURNALISTS IN COMBAT, a brutally accurate documentary from novelist and Director Martyn Burke, chronicles the aftermath of War Correspondents as they cope with psychological trauma sustained on the front lines. 

     
  • Farewell My Concubine: The Beijing Opera

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    To celebrate 35th anniversary of Sino-American diplomatic relations, the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television is presenting a new and innovative film to the United States, part of an exchange and exhibition of Chinese culture.  In conjunction with Dolby Laboratories, the film's director will showcase Farewell My Concubine:  The Beijing Opera before a special industry audience on May 30, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre.

     
  • L'ours et le Retour de Bâton

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    L'arrivée incongrue d'ours polaires dans l'archipel de Nouvelle Zemble interroge une fois encore sur les effets du réchauffement climatique mais elle met aussi en évidence l'inconscience et la vanité de l'être humain face à une nature qu'il a toujours cru pouvoir asservir.  

  • Three Dead, Eight Injured in Stockholm Lorry Attack; Threat Neutralized

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    Swedes were preparing for a typical Friday evening at the Ahlens Mall in Klarabergsgatan when a lorry truck barreled down the street, jumped the curb, and continued on the sidewalk, in an apparent terrorist attack that killed three.

     
  • Money News: DOW, North American Markets Up; London, France and Asian Market All Up; Germany Closes Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managing to keep the bear market at bay, rode the bull for another week and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into North American Markets, London and Asian which all closed up.

     
  • My Old Lady Review –Thoroughly Enjoyable with Subtle Seductive Charm

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    "My Old Lady" from Cohen Media Group and BBC Films, presents a quaint, charming, pleasantly intriguing and engaging film filled with unusual twists, turns, and mysteries of life, love, involvements and the wonder of finding home.

     
  • Christmas Tragedy: Multiple U.S. Citizens Dead in Mexican Tour Bus Crash

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    A Miami grandmother and a child are among the dozen fatalities of a tour bus crash carrying Royal Caribbean cruise passengers heading to the Mayan Ruins in southeast Mexico, for a day of sightseeing, state department officials have confirmed.

     
  • McDonald’s Worker Sells Heroin in Happy Meals

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    A Pittsburgh McDonald’s fast food employee was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics for distribution as she reportedly sold heroin in Happy Meals to pre-arranged buyers through the drive through window.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Intimate Paintings By Tennessee Williams Captivate Audiences With Rare Museum Showing

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    At the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in Miami Beach, the exhibition Tennessee Williams: Playwright and Painter, an intimate showing of nine exquisitely rare paintings by one of America's greatest playwrights, created by Williams in Key West during the 1970s. 

     
  • UPDATED: From CANNES: Juanita Onzaga's short film "Our Song to War" has been selected for the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes

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    OUR SONG TO WAR by Juanita Onzaga is nominated for the  L’ŒIL D'OR  – Documentary Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. L’Œil d'or recognises documentaries selected for the festival and will be presented on Saturday, May 19th. 

     
  • Meet The Bed Experts: Luxor Linens Brings the Highest Quality Home Textiles to You with Just the Click of a Mouse

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    "Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn." – Gandhi.  Like Gandhi, we like to think of our bed as a sanctuary, the most relaxing place to start and end the day, an oasis far away from all of our problems.

     
  • Two NYPD Police Officers Executed in Gangland Style Ambush

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    Two NYPD Police Officers, in a gangland style hit, were shot at point blank range while sitting in a marked police cruiser outside the Tompkins Housing Project in Brooklyn at around 3:00pm Saturday.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Florence Hartigan Talks on Her Role in Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten, Upcoming Projects and Life in the Business

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    Florence Hartigan, the New York born and New Zealand-bred actress talks about her starring role in Phoenix Forgotten, the science-fiction independent film produced by Ridley Scott, now streaming on Amazon, the biz and her upcoming projects.

 

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