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For Oscar 91, Academy Issues More Rules Arcana

AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 91ST OSCARS® CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 91st Academy Awards®. Submission deadlines for awards eligibility have been changed. There is now one submission deadline – Monday, October 1, 2018 – for…

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Oscar 91: February 24, 2019

THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE KEY DATES FOR 91ST OSCARS® THE OSCARS AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 91st Oscars®. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2019. Academy key dates…

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Dan Fellman To Finish Remainder Of William Mechanic’s Term On Academy Board

DANIEL FELLMAN NAMED GOVERNOR OF ACADEMY’S  EXECUTIVES BRANCH LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Daniel Fellman has been named governor of the Academy’s Executives Branch. Fellman will serve out the remainder of William Mechanic’s term which concludes on June 30, 2019. Mechanic announced his resignation from the…

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Vin Diesel And H Collective Partners Acquire xXx Franchise

THE H COLLECTIVE AND SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS STRIKE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL  The Partnership Will See the Studio Release and Market Up to Four Films Per Year from The H Collective LOS ANGELES, CA (April 18, 2018) – LA-based studio The H Collective has entered into a deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) to distribute and market up…

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Wallace Shawn Releases an Audio Play, “Evening at the Talk House,”

The Intercept presents “Evening at the Talk House,” a three-part audio play by award-winning actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, starring Matthew Broderick, Shawn, Larry Pine, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, John Epperson, Claudia Shear and Annapurna Sriram New York, NY – April 18, 2018 – The Intercept, in collaboration with Topic Studios, is proud to present “Evening at the Talk House,”…

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Michael Moore Names Joseph Beyer Exec Director Before Fourteenth Annual Traverse City Film Festival

  FOUNDER MICHAEL MOORE TO KICK OFF 14TH ANNUAL TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL AND NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. (April 17, 2018) Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) founder and president Michael Moore announced dates for the 14th annual edition, running July 31 to August 5, along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay Traverse City,…

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Nantucket Film Festival Announces Noah Baumbach, Morgan Neville And Andrew Heckler as 2018 Honorees

NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 HONOREES AND NEW PROGRAMS NOAH BAUMBACH RECEIVES TOP HONOR AT SCREENWRITERS TRIBUTE MORGAN NEVILLE RECIPIENT OF SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING AWARD ANDREW HECKLER RECOGNIZED WITH NEW VOICES IN SCREENWRITING AWARD THE ALL-STAR COMEDY ROUNDTABLE, THE IMPROV TAKE-OVER PRESENTED BY BEN STILLER FEATURING THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH AND BEN SCHWARTZ LIVE TAPING OF…

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David Ninh, Late Of Kickstarter And Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Moves To Kino Lorber As Director of Press and Publicity

New York, NY – April 17, 2018 – Kino Lorber announced today that David Ninh is joining the company as Director of Press and Publicity, beginning at Kino Lorber on April, 23, 2018. He will report to the company’s Senior VP Theatrical, Non-theatrical Distribution & Acquisitions Wendy Lidell and to Company CEO Richard Lorber for corporate communications. Ninh was previously…

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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Jurors

THE 17THANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES 2018 JURIES Jurors include Josh Charles, Amy Kaufman, Dan Cogan, Lakeith Stanfield, Joanna Gleason, Susan Lacy, Ray Liotta, Zosia Mamet, Chris Messina, Jenny Lumet, Norman Reedus, Alysia Reiner, Nelson George, Ondi Timoner, Sasheer Zamata NEW YORK, NY – The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the members of…

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SAG-AFTRA Calls for End to Auditions and Interviews in Private Hotel Rooms or Residences

Union Issues Guideline No. 1 as Part of SAG-AFTRA Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2018) – To help protect members from potential harassment and exploitation, SAG-AFTRA released today a Guideline that calls for an end to the practice of holding professional meetings in private hotel rooms or residences. This is the first expansion…

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Sue Kroll Launches Kroll & Co. Entertainment At WB

INDUSTRY VETERAN SUE KROLL LAUNCHES KROLL & CO. ENTERTAINMENT AT WARNER BROS. The widely respected movie executive kicks off an impressive development and production slate BURBANK, CA, April 4, 2018 – Having made her mark as one of the industry’s top studio executives for more than two decades, Sue Kroll is now hanging her own production shingle,…

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Michael Schlesinger’s “Vintage” Comedy Shorts With “The World’s Favorite Fake 1930s Comedy Team” Hit The Bricks

KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO RETRO COMEDY BIFFLE AND SHOOSTERz Collection of New “Vintage” Comedy Shorts Starring “The World’s Favorite Fake 1930s Comedy Team” Available on DVD May 22, 2018 Feature-Length Compilation To Be Released on Major Digital Platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu on May 22, 2018 March 30, 2018 –  Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to BIFFLE AND SHOOSTER,…

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VETERAN MEDIA & BRAND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE LISA HALLIDAY JOINS ID AS CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

  Former Harpo Head of Comms Comes Aboard as ID Sets to Celebrate 25th Anniversary LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK, MARCH 27, 2018 – Respected media, entertainment and brand management executive Lisa Halliday is joining ID as Chief Communications Officer. Halliday brings with her extensive expertise in corporate and crisis communications, media strategy and branddevelopment as well as a long history…

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The Full Time’s Up Call For Investigation On Alleged Negligence By NY District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. In Handing Harvey Weinstein

TIME’S UP, a global organization dedicated to ending workplace sexual harassment and abuse, calls on the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo today to launch an independent investigation of the New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, and the office of the District Attorney to determine the facts related to the decision not to prosecute…

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Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini, Kathrine Narducci And Tom Hardy Join Josh Trank Written-and-Directed Al Capone Biopic

Principal Photography to Begin April 2 on Josh Trank Written and Directed Bio-Pic BRON announced today that Linda Cardellini, Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, Golden Globe winner Kyle MacLachlan and Kathrine Narducci will join Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy in the Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo, written and to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).BRON Studios, in association with Creative…

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Paul Feig Goes After Digital Content From Female, LGBTQ and Creators of Color

PAUL FEIG GOES DIGITAL TO CONTINUE TO CHAMPION NEW VOICES FROM UNDERSERVED/UNTAPPED VOICES  Feig launches digital content company Powderkeg to be run by Laura Fischer Filmmaker Paul Feig is launching a new company to create digital content that champions new voices with a special commitment to female, LGBTQ, and filmmakers of color. “It has long been a…

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Rotten Tomatoes Gets New Editor-in-Chief

[pr] ROTTEN TOMATOES NAMES JOEL MEARES AS NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Los Angeles, CA (February 27, 2018) – Rotten Tomatoes, entertainment fans’ go-to destination for movie and TV show reviews and information, today announced that it has named Joel Meares as Editor-in-Chief. In his role, Meares will oversee editorial content and expansion as Rotten Tomatoes continues to build a multi-platform…

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Nanette Fabray Was 97

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Nanette Fabray SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of performer Nanette Fabray, who died Feb. 22 at the age of 97. The multi-talented Fabray, who joined the union in 1937, was the 1986 recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, the union’s highest honor. Fabray began her acting career at…

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True/False Film Fest Extends Sustainability Program

HY-VEE NAMED OFFICIAL SUSTAINABILITY SPONSOR OF TRUE/FALSE 2018 COLUMBIA, MO – Hy-Vee and True/False have joined forces to grow the film festival’s sustainability program, now in its third year. Hy-Vee’s values align with those of Columbia’s home-grown festival. “We continue to find ways to shrink our carbon footprint and generate awareness for best practices like…

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True/False Partners With “Brown Girls Doc Mafia”

Columbia, Missouri – True/False Film Fest is proud to host more than 30 members of the Brown Girls Doc Mafia collective in a new partnership to bring an infusion of women filmmakers of color to the festival space. Formed in 2015 by Iyabo Boyd, the Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) is a collective of filmmakers…

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“If there are theories about me, I’d rather not know. Astrophysics – now that’s fascinating. String theory, worm holes, the expanding universe, the Big Bang versus the Big Bounce – those are the kind of theories that make you feel like living and understanding the mystery of the world. Film theory is just a pain in the ass.”
~ Claire Denis

“I had a knockoff Michael Kors bag that said MLK instead of MK. Jada told me that I shouldn’t have knockoff stuff. I told her that my philosophy is, Whatever the bag costs, I should be able to keep that amount of cash in the bag. If it’s a $300 purse, I have to put $300 in cash in that purse. I do not want a bag that is more expensive than the cash I have to put in it. Things are going good for me now, so I am graduating to your Fendis and your Guccis. But I better have the cash equivalent, or I’m not buying the purse. And if things start to go wrong, I’m going right back to my knockoffs. When you’re somebody like me, who’s been homeless, clothes are not that important. Clothes are not a roof over my head, food in my ­stomach, my family’s health—that’s what money is for. But fashion helps get more money. So, we ride.”
~ Tiffany Haddish