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The Academy and ABC Announce Oscars® 2022 Date

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 2022 Oscars® show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows, with future years to be evaluated based on preset programming.

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Richard E. Grant Joins Cast as New Regency, Warp Films and Film4 Adapt Hit West End Musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films' EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE reunites the original creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince. Filming will begin June 24.

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Leading Spanish-Language Movie Network Cinelatino Announces the 2019 Hola Mexico Film Festival Awards

Cinelatino, the nation's leading Spanish-language movie channel, proudly announces the winners of three prestigious filmmaker awards—including the Cinelatino & DishLATINO Audience Choice award, the Cinelatino Best Director award, and the Cinelatino Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Best Short award.

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Lesli Linka Glatter and Paul Schrader to Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-nominated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter (alumna, AFI Directing Workshop for Women) and Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Paul Schrader (AFI Conservatory Class of 1969).

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From Cannes: Rocket Science and Front Row Filmed Entertainment Form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai-Based Film and Television Company

Middle East distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment and preeminent international filmed entertainment company Rocket Science have entered into a joint venture to form YALLA YALLA, a Dubai based film and television company focused on Arabic language entertainment.

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From Cannes: Acclaimed Filmmakers Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns and Michael Wech To Direct Feature Doc On Michael Schumacher

Rocket Science announced today that award-winning German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns will direct official feature documentary 'SCHUMACHER' on the most successful formula one driver of all time, Michael Schumacher. Rocket Science to launch sales at Cannes.

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From Cannes: Jake Manley Joins Bella Thorne In Joshua Caldwell’s Social Media Heist Thriller Southland

Highland Film Group announced today that Jake Manley (Roland Emmerich’s upcoming Midway) has joined Bella Thorne in writer/director Joshua Caldwell’s Southland. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales continuing in Cannes.  Principal Production is set to commence in September.

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Israel on Holocaust Day: From Genocide to Freedom

The recent rise in anti-semitism in the US and worldwide has made Holocaust Day in Israel much more meaningful. The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, just three years after the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews, was an incredible juxtaposition of events, unparalleled in history.   

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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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World News: Netanyahu Razor-thin Win Moves Israel Right

With 97% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-of-center Likud party has sustained a razor-thin win, defeating Benny Gantz's left-leaning Blue and White party, receiving 37 seats to Gantz's 36, but the victory is actually much greater than it appears.

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Beltway Insider: Trump, Pence Stump MAGA Redux, Cuts Central American Aid, Brexit Power Grab, Boeing MAX Jets, 2020

President Trump, riding high on his vindication interpretation, roared into Michigan initiating his 2020 re-election campaign setting the tone with hate mongering, cursing, and belittling the investigation that resulted in 34 guilty pleas, including six from former advisors.

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Op/Ed:Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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  • Darkest Hour Review – Riveting, Gripping, A Triumph

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    Darkest Hour, from Working Title Films and Focus Features, presents the story of an unwavering, newly appointed Prime Minister, Winston Churchill facing Adolph Hitler's Nazi Army that is advancing effortlessly throughout Europe with his sight on the United Kingdom.

     
  • state presents Present Through a Rear-View Mirror by Rachelle Reichert

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    state is pleased to announce Present Through a Rear-View Mirror by San Francisco-based artist Rachelle Reichert. This exhibition is the culmination of "Summer Home", state’s first ever residency program in which Reichert was chosen to create work on-site.

     
  • Jayne Avaunt, Canada's Newest Pop Sensation, Hits U.S. Airwaves

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    Jayne Avaunt, Canada’s newest pop sensation, is now blazing the Americans musical charts with her hit single, Hear Me. Hear Jayne out with Hear Me,and see what bloggers are talking about.

     
  • People Exclusive: Father of Teen Missing Since 2009 Whom FBI Has Declared Was Held Captive and Murdered: 'I'm Begging Anyone To Help Us Bring Her Home'

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    For seven long years, Chad and Dawn Drexel have waited for news about what happened to their 17-year-old daughter, Brittanee Drexel, who vanished during a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2009. 

     
  • Open Heart Review – Hope in the Dimmest of Places

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    Open Heart,” from HBO Pictures and Producer Abigail Disney, follows eight children diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease as they travel from remote Rwanda to the Sudan to receive high risk life saving medical treatment.

     
  • Money News: The Bear Rises, Roars, Devours; All Global Markets Crash

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, S&P500 and the NASDAQ fell hard to the Bear's grasp, losing more than 500 points in a single day initiating a downward spiral that was repeated throughout each of the ten global markets.

     
  • Labor Day – An Unusual Romantic Tearjerker

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    "Labor Day,” from Indian Paintbrush and Paramount Pictures, presents the story of three people, wounded from the road of life, who for one moment regain the freedom they felt before tragedy took up residence.

     
  • Une Fleur Sans Racine

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    Que restera-t-il du mouvement des Gilets Jaunes ? Nul ne saurait le dire mais l'actuel étiolement du mouvement trouve ses origines dans l'absence de structuration politique à même d'assurer sa pérennité.  

  • Family of Robin Williams Continues to Dispute Estate

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    Robin Williams, who committed suicide a year ago, in addition to leaving behind a devastated adoring fan base, friends, colleagues and equally devastated family members he also left a very large estate, the majority of which he gifted traditionally.

     
  • FW London: House of Holland and Metail Partner To Create A Fully Immersive Online Fashion Week Experience

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    British brand House of Holland is once again working with local fashion technology company, Metail, to create an immersive catwalk experience, and inviting fashionista’s everywhere to participate in London's Autumn Winter 15 Fashion Week collection as it is shown live on the catwalk.

     
  • Are You Dating a Narcissist? Seven Red Flags Not to Miss

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    With an increasing number of people using dating apps and websites to meet that someone special, a relatable pattern is emerging. You see the lead photo; You're attracted. You read the profile . . even better . .  a brief description and you're hooked.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Johnny Carson’s Stunning Malibu Beach Home On Market

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    The King of the late-night talk shows host Johnny Carson was a standout among entertainers. Though three preceded him in the genre: Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen and Jack Parr, it was Carson who became the icon of late-night talk shows.

     
  • Business/Finance: Flydubai First International Airline to Turn Its Back On 737 MAX; Virgin Delays Delivery

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    With the Boeing 737 Max Jet still grounded, and the air transportation giant attempting to restore the corporate damage, consumer faith, and correct the malfunctioning safety feature, Airlines are looking to other providers to get fleets flying again.

     
  • Beltway Insider: France Dominates; Graphic Image; WH Strategy; Quad of Terror; Refugee; Election 2016

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    President Obama has extended an invitation to French President François Hollande to meet in the Oval office, this week, to discuss the French strategy and United States involvement in dismantling ISIS in the wake of the horrific terror attacks.

     
  • Four Seasons to Debut First-Ever Private Residences in Los Angeles at Gateway to Beverly Hills

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    Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles, located at 9000 W. 3rd Street, is the company's first standalone residential project in North America and joins London's Twenty Grosvenor Square as one of only two worldwide.