Guy Laliberté And Alexandre Amancio Launch Multiplatform Creation, Production, and Distribution Company “Reflector Entertainment”

Guy Laliberté and Alexandre Amancio announced today the launch of Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company. Co-founded by Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer/writer/director Amancio, Reflector Entertainment is a multi-platform business that develops intellectual property.

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“The Angry Birds Movie 2” Takes Flight As Columbia Pictures And Rovio Entertainment Set Creative Team; Release Date

Following the success of The Angry Birds Movie, which slingshot to $350 million in worldwide box office and launched a global movie brand, Columbia Pictures in association with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. are once again joining forces on the next high-velocity adventure.

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ROSKINO To Launch First Moscow Film Commission

Russia's cinema promotion body, ROSKINO, is set to announce the creation of the capital's first Moscow Film Commission (MFC). The agency offers filmmakers new streamlined permit, production and marketing services for those looking to shoot in Moscow.

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Golden Globe Winner® Julian Schnabel To Direct “At Eternity's Gate” Starring Willem Dafoe; Rocket Science Begins International Sales at Cannes

Rocket Science announced today that Golden Globe Winner® Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) will direct At Eternity's Gate, which will star Academy Award Nominee® Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, John Wick) as Vincent van Gogh. 

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Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires North American And UK Rights To David Lowery’s “OLD MAN AND THE GUN”

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired North American and UK rights to Endgame Entertainment's financed and produced true story OLD MAN AND THE GUN, starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.

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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen To Star In Andrea Di Stefano’s “Three Seconds”

BLOOM announced today that Joel Kinnaman, Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, Academy Award winner Common, and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen will star in Andrea Di Stefano’s (Escobar: Paradise Lost) much-anticipated feature adaptation Three Seconds.

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“XY Chelsea” Documentary Announced by Pulse Films, the British Film Institute, and First Look Media; Worldwide Sales Launch at Cannes

In tandem with the historic release of Chelsea Manning from a maximum-security U.S. military prison, Pulse Films CEO Thomas Benski announces the production of XY CHELSEA. With exclusive rights to her story, global content studio Pulse has had unique access to her team for two years to make the film. 

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Kering and The Festival De Cannes Will Present The 2017 Women In Motion Award To Isabelle Huppert; The Young Talents Award Will Be Presented To Maysaloun Hamoud

International film icon Isabelle Huppert will receive the third Women in Motion Award presented by Kering and the Festival de Cannes. Isabelle Huppert has chosen director and scriptwriter Maysaloun Hamoud to receive the Young Talents Award.

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Dances With Films 2017 Line-Up Announced

The fiercely independent film festival Dances With Films (DWF) announced today its 2017 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for its 20th annual edition held June 1-11 in Los Angeles, California.

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Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, A Woman’s Life, A Bag of Marbles, Call My Agent, Thank You Mister Imada All Win at COLCOA French Film Festival

The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, MPA, WGAW, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), announced today that Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, written by Nicolas Bedos and Dora Tillier, and directed by Nicolas Bedos, won the distinguished COLCOA Audience Award.

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Fandango Teams with Paramount Pictures And Participant Media To Host Exclusive Advance Screening Of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power”

Fandango is teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Participant Media to host an exclusive advance screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," the much-anticipated follow-up to two-time Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 6.

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Maryland Film Festival Premieres Stark, Realistic, Uncompromising Narratives with WEREWOLF, PRINCESS CYD, THE STAIRS; Closes with THE HERO

The Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) announced the complete guide for the opening night short films and closing night film for the 19th annual Maryland Film Festival, taking place May 3-7 in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete festival program, schedule and tickets for all screenings are now available online at http://mdfilmfest.com/film-guide/.

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Justin Foia’s DOE Begins Production In Los Angeles

Double El Productions, Sigil, and Room in the Sky Films in association with Lexicon announced the start of production on DOE, the sophomore feature-length film for writer-director Justin Foia, who directs from a screenplay co-written with his brother Timothy from a story by Landon Reagan.

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Historic 2017 Asian Pacific Film Festival Hosts Entrees from 31 Countries; First Year as Academy Qualifying Festival in the Animated Short/Live Action Short Film Categories; 25TH Anniversary of The Los Angeles Uprising

Visual Communications (VC), the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of outstanding films and events for the upcoming 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running APRIL 27 - MAY 4, 2017.

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IM Global Television Partners with Marvista Entertainment For Series Re-Invention Of “KING KONG”

MarVista Entertainment, a leading independent studio that produces, acquires and distributes premium film and television content, has partnered with IM Global Television, a joint venture between prolific independent studio IM Global, Chinese digital giant Tencent and Tang Media Partners, to develop, co-produce, and co-finance the tale of King Kong for series television.

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Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Tributes, MN Made Films, Preview Party, XYZ Music Video Gallery Show, Virtual and Augmented Reality Announced

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul today released the lineup of Minnesota Made films to be included in the 2017 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). Also the Master Filmmaker Tribute, the Minnesota Cinematic Arts Award Honoree.

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LA 92, A Powerful New Documentary, Marks 25th Anniversary of The Los Angeles Riots; Receives Theatrical Release and Cable Air Dates

 

Now, after 25 years, National Geographic Documentary Films and Academy Award-Winning Directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin presents LA 92, a riveting look back at the controversial Rodney King trial and subsequent protests, violence and looting of the city.

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Haute Tease

  • Fashion for a Cause: One Man's Mission To take a Pinch Out of Breast Cancer One Hat At a Time.

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    NEW YORK, NY, September 2013 – Former hip hop producer Jason Pinchoff, who lost his mother to breast cancer, has launched a Fashion Urban Lifestyle Movement, PINCH NYC. Hip hop moguls such as Dana Dane, Ice T and Chubb Rock are publicly supporting the PINCH NYC Movement.

     
  • Walt Disney’s Original Hand-Drawn Map Of Disneyland Re-Discovered Goes To Auction Block

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    A rare first-ever Disneyland map, co-created in 1953 by Walt Disney himself in order to secure necessary financing, and personally used by Walt to develop Disneyland, has been re-discovered and will be auctioned at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate: Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin Lists South of France Retreat; Asking Tops All European Markets

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    Pierre Cardin, the French fashion designer, known for his unusual designs, geometric shapes and a departure from feminine couture, was considered avant-garde inventing a bubble dress which he introduced in 1954, a decade before the modern cultural revolution.

     
  • World Premiere Of CONCUSSION To Play As Centerpiece Gala At AFI Fest 2015 Presented By Audi

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    The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of Sony Pictures' CONCUSSION, starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith and produced by Ridley Scott, will be the Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.

     
  • James Gandolfini Dead at 51

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    James Gandolfini, Emmy award winning actor, producer and star of stage and screen, has died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing with his son, Michael, in Rome, Italy. He was 51.

     
  • HL Health, Wellness: Foods To Reverse Brain Damage

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    Attempting challenging puzzles and reading up on the theory of relativity aren't the only ways to keep your brain at its finest. The right diet also can do wonders, improving the brain's function and even helping to reverse brain damage.

     
  • Celebrity Stylist Carlton Jones Premieres Cache at Soho Contemporary Art for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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    Progressive Pulse online lifestyle magazine and Soho Contemporary Art hosts the premiere of Cache, a short montage sneak peek of the new resort-inspired capsule collection by celebrity stylist Carlton Jones. The night of fashion, music and art will feature a live dance installation by Maija Garcia, the best known for her work as a contributing choreographer for Fela.

Crime

  • Oregon School Shooting Brings Total to 74 Since Sandy Hook Massacre

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    Freshman Emilio Hoffman was shot and killed when a lone gunman entered Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, yesterday, and opened fire killing the 14 year old before turning the gun on himself.

     
  • LAX Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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    Paul Anthony Ciancia, the accused LAX shooter, has pled not guilty to murdering a TSA Agent and 10 other related federal charges in his second court appearance since the November 1, 2013 shooting.

     
  • Double Homicide Suspect Caught on Camera; Manhunt Widens

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    The main suspect in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams, the two Indiana teens killed while hiking on Delphi Historic Trail, has been identified and his image was captured on park surveillance.

     
  • Two Majors Cities Hit With Mass Shooting Scares in One Day

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    Three days after a TSA agent was killed at LAX during a Mass Shooting, the Westfield Garden State Mall in Paramus, New Jersey and Central Connecticut State University Campus were both targeted by deranged individuals.

     
  • The Grim Sleeper, The South Central Serial Killer, Is Convicted

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    Lonnie Franklin, Jr., The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer, was convicted of ten counts of murder and one count of attempted murder after three decades since his killing spree began, and may face the death penalty when the sentencing phase concludes.

     
  • PA Mom, Lover Held In Torture Murder of Toddler

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    Scott McMillan, 3, according to the Chester County Township District Attorney Tom Hogan, was the victim of sadistic torture and repeated beatings, of which killed him after a beating spree that began after he refused to eat breakfast.

     
  • Victim in South Carolina Police Shooting Owed Child Support

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    A South Carolina police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in which the victim ran as he could not produce insurance or registration papers for the vehicle pulled over for a faulty tail light.

     
  • Man Throws Child Off Manhattan Skyscraper; Commits Suicide

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    A Brooklyn man, who was allegedly in a custody dispute, committed suicide after throwing his three year old son off the roof of a luxury high rise located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Songstress Taylor Swift Buys Samuel Goldwyn Mansion

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    Taylor Swift, one of the world's wealthiest celebrities with estimated career earnings approaching $800 million, and is now putting down deep roots in Hollywood society with the purchase and renovation of the Samuel Goldwyn Mansion.

     
  • Playboy Mansion Sells to Neighbor; Allows Bunny Patriarch Lifetime Living

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    Hugh Hefner sold his Holmby Hills Mansion for a cool $100Million, half of the original listing price, to his neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, the owner of Hostess Snack Foods. The Playboy Enterprises founder will live out his days dolling out $1M annually for expenses.

     
  • Toronto Mansion of former Newspaper Magnet Conrad Black Set For Auction

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    A grand and coveted historic Canadian mansion, privately located in Toronto's premier Bridle Path enclave, just 15 minutes outside of downtown Toronto, will be offered for sale at auction after 65 years of family lineage.

     
  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Put Laurel Canyon Home on The Market

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    Laurel Canyon was ground zero for the birth of 1960’s and 70’s rock and roll with everyone, who was anyone, living there making hippie music in the canyon with residents such as Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and Keith Richards.

     
  • Donald Trump Lists Beverly Hills Mansion

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    Even the most politically disinterested person has not escaped being gobsmacked by what might be the strangest presidential campaign in American history. Candidates are scrutinized and bicker on everything from their marital history and health to even their choice of homes.

     
  • Private Telluride Mountain Estate Expected To Sell for $18 Million At Auction

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    A private mountain estate centrally located in the heart of world-renowned ski town Telluride will sell to the highest bidder next month as part of Concierge Auctions' "Winter Portfolio" auction sale in New York City.