Sunday, April 23, 2017

News

  • Hillary Clinton Surprise Speaker At Bigelow/VR Tribeca Session

    • Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

    The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked...

    • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:30pm
    Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76. Gallin died Friday...
  • Motion Picture Academy Announces FilmCraft, FilmWatch Grant Recipients

    • Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

    The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit...

    • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
    James Cameron has set the release dates for the next four "Avatar" sequels, with the first coming in 2020. The movie's Facebook page Saturday posted a photo of Cameron and his massive film crew, who have been working on all four films simultaneously...
    • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am
    Kent State University's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Spencer recently starred as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the...
  • Oscar-Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow Embraces VR

    • Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

    As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

    The Oscar-winning...

    • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Shonda Rhimes, the TV mastermind whose hits include "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," keeps a lid on plot twists. But she's giving aspiring screenwriters a behind-the-scenes look at how to succeed in her craft. In six hours of online classes, Rhimes...
    • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:45am
    SAG-AFTRA announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Disney Music Group— for a successor to their industry-wide contract covering...
  • Elisabeth Moss, Margaret Atwood Help To Tell Timely "Handmaid's Tale"

    • Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

    "The timing has been uncanny," says Margaret Atwood, marveling at how her 1985 novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," has not only been given renewed life as a TV series but has also gained disturbing...

    • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 9:30am
    The creators of Amazon's "Catastrophe," which stars Carrie Fisher in one of her final roles, said they were shocked by her unexpected death last year and had bigger plans for her character. "We had no idea. I don't think she had any idea," series...