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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Vertical Entertainment Acquires “Never Here” On the Eve of Los Angeles FF Premiere; Licenses to Starz Exclusive Premium Pay TV Rights

Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Camille Thoman's "Never Here" starring Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda, Ana Nogueira, and Desmin Borges.  The suspense thriller will premiere June 18, 2017.

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Saban Films Takes North American Distribution Rights to Simon West’s “Gun Shy” Starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s (The Expendables 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) Gun Shy (formerly Salty), starring Golden Globe Nominee Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace).

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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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Haute Tease

  • Screenwriter Nancy Meyers Joins Final Draft Hall Of Fame

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    (Los Angeles, CA; December 11, 2013) --- Final Draft, Inc., the industry standard for screenwriting software, announced today that legendary screenwriter/director/producer Nancy Meyers is this year’s recipient of the company’s Hall of Fame Award. Meyers will be honored at the Final Draft 9th Annual Awards Event, to be held on January 7, 2014, at the Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot.

     
  • Zero Days, Gleason, Newtown Among The 145 Documentary Features Submitted For Consideration In 2016 OSCAR® Race

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    One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.  

  • John Dufilho Debut CD, CLIFFFS, Releases Second Single “Portland To Vermont”

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    CLIFFFS, the new project from John Dufilho who is already firmly established on America's music scene through his work with The Deathray Davies and The Apples in Stereo, his newest project, blends Modern Garage with Retro Fuzz Punk for an energetic, infectious sound.  

  • HL Business: Thirty Companies That Might Disappear in 2017

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    It's one thing to predict the next Google, Facebook or Uber -- the hot companies of the future that will define the next decade of enterprise and investing. But what about predicting the next Borders or Blockbuster? Sometimes big business flops can be just as spectacular as corporate success stories.  

  • AFI Directing Workshop for Women Announces "Executive Circle"

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 7, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) announced today the formation of an "Executive Circle" consisting of the studios top female leadership to act as mentors to DWW's annual participants.

Crime

  • McDonald’s Worker Sells Heroin in Happy Meals

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    A Pittsburgh McDonald’s fast food employee was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics for distribution as she reportedly sold heroin in Happy Meals to pre-arranged buyers through the drive through window.

     
  • 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. 

     
  • Colorado Officials Find Remains of 170 People, Including Infant Boy, In Basement

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    The remains of 170 individuals who did not receive proper burial or cremation were discovered in the basement of a Montrose, Colorado funeral home after the property was purchased and the new funeral director began renovations.

     
  • Terrorist Attorney Lynne Stewart Receives Holiday Pardon

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    Lynne Stewart, the famed New York Civil Rights attorney arrested for smuggling messages for a blind Egyptian sheik serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks, has received a compassionate release.

     
  • 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.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Songstress Carole King’s 128 Acre Idaho Compound Hits Market

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    Perhaps longer than any other American singer and song writer, Carole King has been a favorite of the Baby-Boom generation. Her writing and recording career began in 1958 at age 16 writing hits for a wide range of performers from Bobby Vee and Tony Orlando to Aretha Franklin and the Drifters.

     
  • Mystery Buyer, In Dramatic Fashion, Purchases Beverly Hills Mansion of Late Steamy Queen of Romance Novelist Jackie Collins

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    Queen of Hollywood romance, steamy sex and scandal novels, author Jackie Collins, took her readers to Hollywood behind the scenes, even if fictionalized. Though born and raised in London, Jackie followed her older sister, actress Joan Collins, to Tinseltown in the 1960s.

     
  • Los Feliz Property of Drake Bell Hits The Market

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    The Los Feliz home of actor and singer Drake Bell, better known for his recent gigs in "Superhero Movie" and "The Ultimate Spider Man," who lost the property during bankruptcy proceedings, has hit the market at just over 1.5million.

     
  • Beach Boy Brian Wilson Selling Vacation Home

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    After Elvis and before the Beatles, the Beach Boys were America's favorite rock 'n roll group ruling the U.S. air waves with “Surfin' Safari,” “Surfin' USA” and “Surfer Girl” and virtually creating the California beach music sound.

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.

     
  • 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.  

  • Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

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    (October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

     
  • Billy Blake: Images From The Ashes The Story of Triumph over Tragedy

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    Billy Blake, 71, in a flash, a moment, woke up to a raging fire rising up over the Malibu hillside and marching down the canyons engulfing his home, thirty years of work and almost everything, including his wherewithal, his hope, all lost.

     
  • Andre Mieux A.M.X: World R U Ready

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    A.M.X. is a multi-talented R&B artist whose star is rising fast in the music industry with fans starting to take notice of his original sound. A.M.X., also known as Andre Mieux, is a singer, songwriter and music producer who has talent, charm and uniqueness as an artist.