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Jodie Foster And Dean Tavoularis To Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis, for their contributions to the art of the moving image.

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From CANNES: Wonder Woman And Monster Filmmaker Patty Jenkins To Receive The 2018 Women In Motion Award

Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC's The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union.

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

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. 

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Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins Among Artists At 2017 AFI Awards Luncheon

America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AWARDS luncheon.  With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year's most outstanding storytelling in film and television.

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Lionel Richie With Inaugural "Recording Artists Inspiration Award"

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today Lionel Richie will be the first recipient of its inaugural Recording Artists Inspiration Award. The internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist is being recognized for his career achievements and charitable work.

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Celebrity Interview Archive: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett and Joseph Kozinski Talk Tron Legacy

From the portfolio of  Janet Walker: The Walt Disney Studios behind-the-scenes look at the making of TRON LEGACY including interviews with Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Garret Hedlund, Director Joseph Kosinski, writers Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, and the VFX team.

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

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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Celebrity Interview: Tracey Birdsall, star of the upcoming Rouge Warrior Robot Fighter Talks On Acting, The Disney Connection and Tough Girl Roles

Tracey Birdsall, a native California girl and the great-granddaughter of Walt Disney Composer Elbert Lewis, is an accomplished star of television and film and is headlining the new science-fiction movie Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.

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Celebrity Interview: Weinstein Producer Joey Horvitz Talks on The Lexus Weinstein Short Film Contest, The Process, and Partnership

The Lexus Weinstein Short Film Contest has recently premiered the four short films, producer Joey Horvitz and team have spent the past year making, the winners in a competition that brought in nearly 4500 submissions from hopefuls globally.

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Celebrity Interview: Talking with Lydia Tenaglia on Jeremiah Tower; Getting the Greenlight, Challenges and Memorable Moments

Arguably Lydia Tenaglia has the best job in television, as producer for CNN's Part's Unknown with Chef Anthony Bourdain, her gig that takes her to hidden corners of the earth showcasing local culinary customs and bringing cultural delicacies to the world.

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Bonhams To Auction The $3 Million, 1,000-Lot Estate Of Internationally Celebrated Author Jackie Collins

International auction house, Bonhams, announces the 1,000-lot sale of the estate of legendary author, Jackie Collins, OBE, estimated at $3millionUSD. Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters will take place on Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday May 17, at Bonhams Los Angeles.

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OSCAR Nominees React: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Jeff Bridges, Mahershala Ali

La La Land, the romantic story of two dedicated and determined talents, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, living in Los Angeles set to music, garnered 14 nominations to become only the third film in history to earn across the board accolades in nearly every category available.

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OSCAR Nomination Reaction Statements from Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, and The Directing Team of Kubo and The Two Strings

The 89th Academy Awards nominations are always met with varied reactions and in a year like 2016, when it seemed everyone moved the bar up to single out only five performances and less in some categories as excellent or stronger is simply excruciating.

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Celebrity Interview: PATRIOTS Day Producer Scott Stuber Talks on Making The Film, Mark Wahlberg, and Honor Bound Agreements

PATRIOTS Day, from CBS Films, brings to the screen a recreation of the Patriots Day Boston Marathon bombing, the stunning finish line trauma, a four-day manhunt, and the key players that made Boston residents and Americans feel a national pride.

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Celebrity Photos: Amy Adams, Martin Scorsese, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington Among the Artists Honored At AFI Awards 2016 Luncheon

America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS 2016 luncheon. With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year's most outstanding storytelling.

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Celebrity Interview: Director Jocelyn Moorhouse Talks On Making The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet, Her Sixteen Year Autism Imposed Hiatus

After a sixteen-year hiatus for deeply personal reasons, Jocelyn Moorhouse, the director of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful dark comedy, The Dressmaker, has triumphantly returned and sat down for a surprisingly forthcoming and real interview. 

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Celebrity Interview: Stellan Skarsgard and Director Hans Petter Moland on the Making of In Order of Disappearance

In Order of Disappearance, from Magnet Releasing and Paradox, presents a devastated father as he comes to grips with his son's murder and inadvertently begins an inter-cartel slaughter in a revenge filled contemporary dark, Eastern European, drug smuggling comedy.

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OSCAR Trivia: 25 Facts on Lead Actor Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio

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Since entering the international stage with his portrayal of a downtrodden artist in "Titanic," Leonardo DiCaprio has helmed the majority of the films he's appeared in. From the con artist in "Catch Me If You Can" to the revenge-seeking explorer in "The Revenant," DiCaprio manages time and time again to artfully portray iconic characters with cross-generational appeal.

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  • LA Film Festival Promotes Jennifer Cochis to Director; Stephanie Allain Stepping Down To Focus On Producing

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    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced that Jennifer Cochis is being promoted to Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival.    

  • AVATAR Director James Cameron, Producer Jon Landau, Sigourney Weaver Partner with Amazon Watch

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    AVATAR Director James Cameron, Producer Jon Landau and actress Sigourney Weaver have teamed with Amazon Watch to assist the Brazilian based environmental watch dog agency in its fight to stop the construction on sixty dams that will divert the XINGU River.

     
  • Romney Heads to Europe; Stumbles in London - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 30

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    Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate, took a beating this week in the media over repeated missteps during the first leg of his European Foreign Policy trip.

     
  • Wemo Media App TheBlu Secures Seed on Ocean Experience

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    Wemo Media, an innovative visual effects studio, launched from the recent 2012 CES, secured two million in seed venture based on their ground-breaking beta TheBlu.

     
  • Business News: Savvy Shoppers Put It on Plastiq – An Exclusive Must Have Accessory

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    Imagine the ability to charge anything and everything to your credit card, from a McLaren to college tuition, the purchase of real estate or country club dues. One company, Plastiq, has made this elevated shopping experience a reality.  

  • HL A&E Presents The Best Summer 2016 Music Festivals, by the Numbers

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    Every year, thousands of people flock to church. The devotees pray in flower crowns and straw hats, fringe-laden vests and neon body paint. They are the congregation of music lovers, gathering from many different corners of the world to worship at the summer’s many music festivals.  

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    Apartment Troubles, from Gravitas Ventures, presents a dramedy into the scary journey of finding housing in New York City, complete with every possible nightmare, as life regurgitates enough lessons to keep any up and coming artist concerned.