The Academy To Honor Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda With Oscars® At 2017 Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted at the most recent meeting to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. 

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Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Plays San Francisco's The Roxy with Special Angie Bowie Q & A September 4/5

With exclusive voice-over contributions from David Bowie, this film is a celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson, a rock hero virtually uncelebrated despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever.

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Coming-Of-Age Drama Boy Erased Attracts All Star Cast Along with Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges With Director Joel Edgerton

Emmy and Tony Award winner Cherry Jones (“Transparent”, “24”)and Grammy Award winner Michael “Flea” Balzary, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, join the cast of Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from writer/director Joel Edgerton.

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Fifth Season of Jill Soloway’s Award Winning Series Transparent

Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a fifth season of Jill Soloway's Golden Globe Award and multi-Emmy Award winning series Transparent. The fifth season will begin production next year and is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 exclusively for Prime Members.

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The Academy Delves Into Latin American Film With Expansive Project "From Latin America To Hollywood: Latino Film Culture In Los Angeles, 1967–2017"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations and dedicated to the influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers.

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John Bailey Elected Academy President

John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 8) by the organization's Board of Governors marking Bailey first term as president and his fourteenth year as a governor. 

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Upcoming Original Motion Picture Detroit Release Full Soundtrack; Film Opens In Theaters August 4, 2017

Motown Records revealed the full track listing for the upcoming original motion picture, DETROIT. The record features original architects of the immortal 'Motown Sound' as well as a new song from GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)."

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Motown To Release “Detroit” The Soundtrack; Featuring an Original Song By The Roots; Film Opens In Theaters August 4, 2017

Motown Records announces the DETROIT Official Soundtrack coming this July, 2017. The record features original architects of the immortal 'Motown Sound' as well as a new song from GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)." 

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Saban Films Promotes Executives Jonathan Saba And Ness Saban

Saban Films' President Bill Bromiley announced that executives Jonathan Saba and Ness Saban have been promoted to Senior Vice President of Distribution, Sales & Marketing, and Vice President of Business Development, respectively, at the Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company.

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Paladin Acquires "Shot" For Fall Release; Noah Wyle Returns to the E.R. as Victim in Gun Violence Drama

Paladin has acquired domestic theatrical rights to SHOT, a gripping drama about three lives irrevocably changed when a gun is accidentally fired on a busy Los Angeles street. Directed and produced by veteran filmmaker Jeremy Paul Kagan SHOT is being targeted for a Fall release.

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Haute Tease

  • Gravitas Ventures Acquires The Last Light

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    LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 – Fox Hill Productions is pleased to announce that Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to the horror/thriller THE LAST LIGHT.  Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt (The Frozen), the film stars Ed Quinn (Eureka), Edward Furlong (American History X), Jeff Fahey (Planet Terror), Tahyna Tozzi (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Molly Hagan (Election), and Yvonne Zima (Iron Man 3).  Produced by Fox Hill Productions' Seth David Mitchell and Samantha Lusk, THE LAST LIGHT will be available on VOD and iTunes on June 3, 2014.

     
  • The Academy Presents “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI” In New York

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” featuring a panel discussion with LAIKA and a sneak peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out,” running from April 24 – May 29, 2015, in New York. 

     
  • OPUS Hotel: Experience Luxurious Euro Charm in the Heart of Vancouver

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    Nestled in the trendy Yale-Town section of Vancouver, British Columbia, OPUS Hotel offers its guests contemporary Euro charm with luxurious accommodations, complimentary champagne and magnificent amenities.

     
  • Business News: Silicon Valley Exec Dies in Horrific Pool Accident

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    Jim Tramel, a Silicon Valley executive, died Easter Sunday giving his life in an attempt to save his nine-year-old daughter, the ultimate act of heroism, as she suffered an electric shock in the family pool. He was 43.

     
  • September 11, 2001 - We Remember

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    Today marks the 14th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The reading of the names of the lives lost in the attacks happened this morning at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Crime

  • Drive-By Shooting Kills Seven

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    Gun fire erupted in the coastal community of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, in a drive-by shooting that left seven dead and another seven injured in what police are calling a premeditated attack by a disgruntled student.

     
  • Danielle Jones, Comatose Craigslist Beating Victim, Wakes

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    Danielle Jones, the Miami female beaten nearly to death and into a coma by a roommate she had found on Craigslist one week after he moved in, has finally woken 24 days after the Valentine's Day attack.

     
  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Funeral Procession

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    The funeral procession of tiny caskets filled with the hopes, dreams and futures that were shattered when a lone gunman shot his way into the safety of Sandy Hook Elementary School have ended.

     
  • Chattanooga Bus Driver Has Court Appearance; Employer Knew of Complaints

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    Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver that intentionally crashed his vehicle filled with children, had a brief court hearing Tuesday where he learned his preliminary hearing was postponed until December 15, 2017. His bail remains at $107,500.00.

     
  • Alpine High School Active Shooter Story Unfolds Differently; Officer Involved Shooting Wounds One

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    A freshman girl in West Texas committed suicide with a single self-inflicted gunshot this week after wounding a fellow female student at Alpine High School after the directed incident escalated resulting in an officer involved shooting of a fellow first responder.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • BACKSTAGE PAST: The High Times of Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey

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    BACKSTAGE PAST, the auto bio road trip from legendary promoter Barry Fey, reveals the dressing room romps of Rock n' Roll royalty from a career that spans forty years of music madness.

     
  • San Diego Jazz Fest Features Traditional Jazz, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Ragtime

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    San Diego, California, For Immedite Release - The San Diego Jazz Fest takes place November 26-November 30 and will feature over thirty bands and guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven venues.

     
  • HL London: Paul McCartney's LIPA Channels the Spirit of John Peel in Weekly New Music Event

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    Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, co-founded by one of the city's most celebrated sons Paul McCartney, is launching The 2Ube, an eclectic showcase of musical talent from across the north west.

     
  • Celebrities Pay Tribute to Jerry and Elaine Orbach During Launch of Remember How I Love You

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    Celebrities, family and friends of the late Jerry and Elaine Orbach gathered recently, at The Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan’s Theater District, to honor them with readings from their newly released book, “Remember How I Love You - Love Letters From An Extraordinary Marriage.”

     
  • LA Lakers Great Tommy Hawkins Pens Reflections from the Soul

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    Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped shape the dynasty of today, recently launched his first ever narrative book of poetry.