Celebrity Interview: Tom Volf Talks on the Making of Maria by Callas, the Process, and the Surprise Acceptance

Tom Volf the first time director behind the international sensation Maria by Callas, the documentary from Sony Pictures Classic of the immortal Opera singer, recently sat for an interview as his film completes an unbelievable year of global premieres.

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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 comedic-drama.

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  • Beltway Insider: Trump Hosts French PM; Merkel Visits; DMZ Line; Bill Cosby; Avengers Shock

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    President Donald Trump hosted French President Emanuel Macron, along with the French Delegation to the White House this week for a series of bi-lateral meetings and to honor the United States oldest ally with the first State Dinner.

     
  • Zuzu Still Thinks IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Conversation with Karolyn Grimes

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    Nothing completes the holiday experience more than an extra serving—to go with the booze and candied yams—of Frank Capra’s yule-tide yarn, of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. It’s a picture that can melt even the iciest of hearts and for those of us grown-ups with no self-worth (or money) in December, there’s just something downright conciliatory about it.

     
  • HL Tech: A Guide Through The VR Craze And The 25 Headsets On The Market Now

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    Smartphone dependence is a major variable separating different classes of virtual reality headsets. Some fun, functional VR units can be purchased for under $50, but require outside hardware for processing and audio. Other units cost more, but are completely — or mostly — self-contained.  

  • Botox Turns 15 - The Inside Scoop on The Wonder Drug

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    Botox, the world's most popular cosmetic procedure, turns 15 this week. Launched in 2002, the drug has rung up roughly $21.1 billion since it came on the market in 2002, and one of its most rapidly growing markets is millennials!

     
  • Three Defendants Plead Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Participating in $57.3 Million Fraud on Victims of Nazi Persecution

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    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GENRIKH KOLONTYRSKIY, MOYSEY KUCHER, and DORA KUCHER pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to defraud programs administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. (the Claims Conference), established to aid the survivors of Nazi persecution, out of more than $57 million.

     
  • Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal; Sentencing Hearing Scheduled

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    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his East side residence for over a decade, has accepted a plea deal arrangement sentencing him to life in prison plus 1000 years. 

     
  • A Bigger Splash Review – Four Stars, A Must See Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll Thrill Ride

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    A Bigger Splash, from Fox Searchlight Pictures and StudioCanal, presents a high drama, rock and roll ride as lives, past, present and future slingshot at breakneck bullet speed hurling on an intense altering collision course toward an inevitable cataclysmic ending.

     
  • Best at CES 2012

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    CES, the largest consumer electronic tradeshow in the country, spent the past week previewing the newest technologies the tech world has to offer.

     
  • Harry Winston Diamonds, Colombian Emeralds, Kashmir Sapphires and Art Deco Jewelry Headline Bonhams Fine Jewelry New York Sale

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    Among the many jewels with fascinating provenance being offered to Bonhams clients will be a remarkable collection of jewelry owned by the Olympic gold medalist Katherine Domyan. Leading the sale are two necklaces formerly owned by the swimmer.

     
  • First Look at Director Koen Mortier's "Un Ange," with DP From Oscar Winning I, Tonya

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    Koen Mortier, CZAR Film and Paradiso Filmed Entertainment released the first images of Un Ange, the opening film of the 12th Film Festival of Ostend, Belgium. The film will be released in Belgian theatres on September 19th.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Cancels G20; Russia Squashes Gay Rights; Assad Bombs Rebels; Boston Bomber Friends Indicted

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    President Barack Obama announced this week his intention to cancel the participation of the United States in the upcoming G-20 Summit scheduled for September in St. Petersburg, Russia.                

     
  • Dangerous Women: Electrifying New Exhibition Premieres At The Patricia And Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

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    Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments. From Judith to Esther, Salome to Mary Magdalene, Delilah to Lot's Daughters and Potiphar's wife, these women — perceived as dangerous to society — shaped biblical history. 

 

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