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China, Croatia, Germany add strong contenders to Foreign Oscar race

At this stage in the Foreign Language Oscar race, it’s too early to make any confident predictions. But based on strength of the submissions thus far, we could...

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Academy Reveals 2015 Student Academy Award® Winners

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy has voted fifteen students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries...

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African American Film Critics Association announces “Celebration of Hip-Hop Cinema”

(Los Angeles, August 13, 2015) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), is proud to announce that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Boyz...

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TIFF reveals inaugural Platform and Primetime lineups

Despite the controversy surrounding its new premiere policy, the Toronto International Film Festival has shown that it’s still at the cutting edge of film festival...

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TIFF announces Cinematheque, Docs, Masters, Midnight Madness, and Vanguard Programmes

  Following up on last week’s announcement of this year’s slate of Canadian films, the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival continued to bolster its...

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Gravitas Acquires Rights to ‘Back to the Future’ Documentary ‘BACK IN TIME’

The Definitive Chronicle of the Iconic Trilogy Hits VOD and Select Theaters on “Future Day,” October 21, 2015 El Segundo, CA (August 10, 2015) – Gravitas...

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Oscar Predictions Adjustment – Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ Moves to 2016

Cross another one off your Oscar Predictions, but I’m not too sure how many were anticipating this one.  Jodie Foster’s next directorial project...

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Bold Films and Jake Gyllenhaal Ink Production Deal

LOS ANGELES, CA – (August 6, 2015) – Building on the success of their creative partnership on NIGHTCRAWLER, Bold Films CEO Gary Michael Walters today announced a...

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Sony Classics acquires Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’

Ahead of its upcoming world premiere at the New York Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Miles Ahead. Don Cheadle directs...

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected Academy President

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 4) by the organization’s...

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Romania’s ‘Aferim!’ joins ‘Son of Saul’ as first Foreign Oscar submissions

Romania’s National Cinematography Center today announced that Radu Jude’s Aferim! will represent the country in this year’s Foreign Language Oscar...

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2015 DGA Honors Recipients Announced – Thelma Schoonmaker, Ron Howard Among the Praised

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell,...

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HBO Docs Acquires ‘VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS’

Film Debuts Dec. 7 On HBO Following A Limited Theatrical Run ——– NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 – HBO has acquired U.S. rights to VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A...

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Will Be the Short ‘Quay’ at the Film Forum in NYC

Christopher Nolan is taking quick break from full length features as his next film has been announced.  According to Digital Spy, his next film is “Quay,” a...

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David Gordon Green’s ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ Gets Awards Friendly Release Date

Warner Bros. throws up another potential awards player on their slate for the fall.  The upcoming “Our Brand is Crisis,” which is directed by David Gordon...

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‘Jurassic World 2’ Gets a Release Date with stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Set to Return

Well, you only have yourselves to blame.  The highest grossing film of the year (and soon to be 3rd highest of ALL-TIME) “Jurassic World” has been given the...

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Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ Selected as the Closing Film for New York Film Festival!

New York, NY (July 22, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Aheadwill make its World Premiere as...

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Marisa Tomei in talks to play Aunt May in new ‘Spider-Man’

Well this is certainly an interesting piece of news. Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is following in the footsteps of fellow Oscar winner Sally Field and Rosemary Harris in...

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Academy Invites 322 to Membership – Kevin Hart and Damian Chazelle Among the Newest Members

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have...

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Oscars Seem to Stick with Sliding Scale for Best Picture as Awards Rules are Updated!

As seen in the press release below, there’s no mention of switching back to five Best Picture nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards celebration.  AMPAS...

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BREAKING NEWS: Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

Talk about just a shocking and devastating thing to see on social media.  James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer of “Titanic” died in a plane...

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Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR Reveals Voice Cast

BURBANK, Calif. – Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. “We were lucky to work with a number of...

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Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley Star In FINAL GIRL – Hitting Theaters August 14 – Watch the Trailer!

Los Angeles, CA – Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, the “sardonic,...

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GKIDS ACQUIRES UNITED STATES RIGHTS FOR ‘APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD’

New York, NY – June 15, 2015 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced its acquisition of US rights to APRIL...

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‘Sleeping with Other People’ with Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie Gets a Release Date Change

Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping with Other People” has had a release date and will now open in New York and Los Angeles on September 11, followed by a...