AFI DOCS Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute's annual documentary celebration in Washington, D.C., has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition including the Centerpiece screening of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.

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93rd Oscars® Performers Kick Off Oscar® Sunday

Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs for "Oscars: Into the Spotlight," producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced. 

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The 93RD Academy Award Nominations Announced

Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Judas and the Black Messiah, were the big winners today at the 93rd Academy Awards nominations announced by actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas live from London.

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93rd Oscars® Campaign Art Revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars® which will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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93rd OSCARS® Shortlists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Academy Awards® scheduled to air live Sunday, April 25, 2021, on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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AFI Awards 2020 Honorees Announced

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the recipients of AFI AWARDS 2020. AFI's movie club to showcase official selections with new and exclusive content featuring filmmakers and stars. Honors culminate with a virtual benediction on February 26, 2021.

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Fernando Garcia Named Academy Executive Vice President

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards. Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization's worldwide membership and oversee the Academy Awards® submission process.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Table Read

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.  Each of the winners receives a $35,000 prize and will complete a feature-length screenplay within their fellowship year.

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  • Garry Marshall, Show Creator and Beloved Director, Dies

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    Garry Marshall, director, creator, actor, writer and personality, who enjoyed more than six decades making Hollywood memories and known for his uncanny ability to capture the heartstrings of audiences everywhere, passed away due to complications from pneumonia. He was 81.

     
  • SF Theatre: 42nd Street Moon Announces 2019-2020 Season

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    The 27th anniversary season of San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the complete array of programming for its upcoming 2019-2020 theatre season plus two new initiatives.

     
  • Spring Gift Guide Review: Smart Travel Solutions

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    Spring has sprung and many are gearing up to get out of Dodge.  But before you pack those bags and hit the road, consider these problem solving solutions that can enhance the travel experience in a variety of ways.

     
  • Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, Gives Straight Talk on Curl Care

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    Whether they want to blow it straight, or create loose curls or maximize their tighter coils, people with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pols at Odds, Border Wall, Rep’s Gone Wild; Brexit Looms; Stalking

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    President Trump returned to Washington after meeting with Troops in Iraq to begin the contentious budget wars that have resulted in a partial government shutdown and created a deeper divide between the White House and both Houses.

     
  • HL Tech: The Best Laptop Computers for College Students in 2016

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    For students entering college, a laptop computer is no longer a luxury. In today's mobile world, students will fare best with a laptop that's small enough for travel, but powerful enough to handle the tasks associated with high-level academics. Two considerations - budget and durability - remain important for consumers to determine which computer will survive four years of dorm life.  

  • Beltway Insider: Las Vegas; Trump Visits PR; Pence Follows; Gun Debate; Kim Wall; SNL/Tom Petty

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    President Donald Trump, who tossed paper towel rolls to the packed press conference in a condescending and demeaning act, visited Puerto Rico and after witnessing the devastation first hand he returned to Washington and promptly increased available funding.

     
  • Dr. Michael Tick Explains When It Comes to Skincare Ingredients, Women & Men's Skin Are Not Created Equal

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    Besides having facial hair, there are structural differences between a man’s skin and a woman’s. Androgen (testosterone) stimulation causes an increase in skin thickness, which accounts for why a man’s skin is about 25% thicker than a woman’s.

     
  • Christie’s Auction Sells Picasso for Record $179Million; Giacometti Sets Sculpture Record

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    Christie's Auction House, in an invitation only evening sale, aided by private buyers worldwide, attained dizzying results achieving a record breaking 705 million dollars against the 35 pieces of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art available in the Looking Forward to the Past lot.

     
  • Beauty Trend Alert: Custom Nail Solutions - Perfect, Durable, State of the Art Salon Nails

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    Good news for glam gals who like to put their best hand forward but are tired of inconvenient trips to the nail salon and the high-maintenance hassle of acrylic or gel nails.  Throw these frustrations aside with Custom Nail Solutions - a custom-made set of natural-looking nails created just for you to assure a perfect, comfortable and long-lasting fit.

     
  • Before You Know It Review – Perfect, Authentic, Genuine, Captivating

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    Before You Know It, from 1091 Media and El Dorado Pictures, brings to the screen the story of family, secrets, lies, and life in Manhattan, the deals we make, the lives we live, hopes, dreams, life and loves.

     
  • HYENA Review – Graphically Violent, a Shocking Story of Crime, Corruption and Exploitation

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    HYENA, from Film 4 and Number 9 Films, presents, an explosive tale of police corruption with vivid, realistic and stunning depiction as the detectives delve deeper into the world of corruption, crime and the Turkish/Afghan Drug trade.

     
  • Paris Arts: Galerie Templon Presents Jim Dine Opens November 2020

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    As he approaches his 85th birthday, Jim Dine the iconic figure of American contemporary art is unveiling the results of almost three years of work in a new show at Galerie Templon, opening exclusively this November.

     
  • Good Kill Review – Precise, Intelligent, Defining Modern Warfare

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    GOOD KILL, from IFC Films and Voltage Pictures, presents a sharp, edgy, significant film on the politics of drone warfare, the government’s ability to conduct battle and inflict mass casualty without leaving the states.

     
  • Op/Ed: Mexico – The New Syria

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    Nothing is more wrenching then the plight of the children of war. Indelible images rush from the most recent Syrian migration: A toddler, dead, washed up on the Greek shore, a boy carrying his possessions across the desert, alone.