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  • Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination For

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period.

     
  • Gas Main Explosion Levels Building in East Village; Scores Injured

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    A suspected gas main explosion leveled a building on Manhattan’s lower east side injuring dozens some critical as firefighters attempted to contain the quickly spreading seven alarm inferno before it consumed the adjoining buildings.

     
  • Celebrity Interview & Review: Pride Loyalty for a Lifetime and Part II with Director Matthew Warchus

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    "Pride," from BBC Films, Pathe and CBS Films," a brilliant film that stands out in the sea of compelling stories, presents the peoples oppression as the joining force  between the  gays and miners in 1984's British Miner's Strike.

     
  • Robert Mandel to Step Down As Dean of AFI Conservatory

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Film Institute announced today that film and television director Robert Mandel will step down as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. After nine years as academic leader of the renowned graduate level film school, Mandel will return to directing while remaining on faculty at the Conservatory. Mandel is also an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory (AFI Class of 1979).

     
  • AFI Fest 2017 Presented By Audi Audience And Jury Award Winners Announced

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    The American Film Institute (AFI) recently announced the films that received the Audience and Jury awards at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with audience awards given in world cinema, new auteurs and american independents sections.   

  • Hostile Border Review - Sharp, Edgy, Courageous

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    Hostile Border, from Samuel Goldwyn, brings to the screen a sharp, edgy drama of contemporary life for a Mexican rancher and his Pocha daughter after her criminal life in the U.S. is busted and she is deported.

     
  • Interview and Review: Director Matthew Lillard Talks on His Triumph FAT KID RULES THE WORLD

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    FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, directed by Matthew Lillard, tackles the difficult subjects of obesity, teen suicide and punk rock in this critically acclaimed, ten years in the making, film.