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Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
"Molly's Game" Replaces "All the Money in the World" As AFI Fest’s Closing Night Film
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin will be honored by AFI Fest 2017 with a Tribute and Premiere Closing Night Gala screening of STXfilms and The Mark Gordon Company’s Molly’s Game on Thursday, November 16, at the historic...
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Governors Awards Provide 1st Oscar Celebration Of The Season
Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants worldwide...
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Amy Adams, IMAX's Richard Gelfond and Greg Foster Honored at American Cinematheque Awards
The American Cinematheque presented the 31st American Cinematheque Award to five-time Oscar nominee ( Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master, American Hustle ) Amy Adams at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala on Friday night (11/10) at The Beverly Hilton. Adams was the unanimous choice of the...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Director Charles Burnett's Eloquence In Telling Untold Stories To Be Honored With An Oscar
Charles Burnett expected filmmaking to be a hobby, a way for him to tell the stories of the people he knew growing up in south central Los Angeles. They weren't stories Hollywood told, Burnett said in a recent interview, and for most of his four decade filmmaking career, they've been stories that...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Women's Voices Heard At American Film Market
Known for drumming up business, the recently concluded American Film Market & Conferences also generated food for thought, particularly during an AFM session presented in partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors. Titled “The Future Is Female,” the panel discussion identified problems in...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
NASA, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Elemental To Receive HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation 
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has awarded the organization’s prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to NASA, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services Company, for the first public Live 4K stream from the International Space Station (ISS). The...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Ridley Scott Cutting Out Spacey, Replacing Him With Plummer, In A Re-shoot For Feature With A 12/22 Release Date
Matt Damon walked onto the set of "The Martian" one morning to find Ridley Scott speaking into multiple walkie-talkies and directing an army of camera operators. "He was shooting four cameras at a time. I was skeptical about it, and each frame is, like, a Ridley Scott frame — beautiful," Damon...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Filmmaker Agnes Varda, 89 Years Young, Reflects On Honorary Oscar
Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months. "I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile. On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be handed out at the...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Cronin, Durazzo Promoted To Co-Directors Of Interactive Production At Droga5
Tasha Cronin and Justin Durazzo have been promoted to co-directors of interactive at Droga5 New York. The two join the ranks of the production department leadership, headed by chief creation officer Sally-Ann Dale. Previously, Cronin and Durazzo served as executive producer, interactive, and...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
GLAAD Study Finds More LGBTQ Characters, Fewer Women On TV Series
TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there's a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, the...