Posts Tagged ‘ Mike Stringer ’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Introduces Four New Governors

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June 27, 2011
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Oscar Awards

At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the real bosses are the board of governors. They have the powers to elect the president, presently Tom Sherak, and he of course oversees the Oscar show through approving the hosts and hiring the producers. The new co-chairmen at AMPAS, Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson,...
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Oscar Nominee Process to be Revised

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June 15, 2011
Oscar nominations

The contest for Oscars best picture has another new twist. The competition next year will have between five and ten nominees. It was voted upon tuesday night, by the governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, that the nominations process should be revised. This radical innovation has come only two years...
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Morgan Freeman at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards

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June 12, 2011
Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman won the 39th AFI Achievement Award amidst much warmth and affectionate praise. Most of the guests at the event talked warmly about Freeman’s film career, which began at the age of 50. Prior to this he had been a dancer and stage actor for many years. Dame Helen Mirren who co-starred with...
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Bette Midler and Al Pacino Slated to Star in Upcoming HBO Film

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May 25, 2011
Bette Midler

HBO Films is planning the production of a TV movie about Phil Spector. Bette Midler has already signed up for the leading role, which could see the singer, actress and comedian star alongside another Hollywood A-Lister, Al Pacino. The cast will also be joined by Jeffrey Tambor. Oscar winning director David Mamet will direct...
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Jack Black’s Next Comedy: Bailout

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May 12, 2011
Jack Black - Bailout

American comedian Jack Black is slated to take the leading role in a comedy flick called Bailout, to be directed by British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom. The movie will be an adaptation of a novel by author Jess Walter called The Financial Lives Of Poets. Walter himself adapted the novel for film. Black has an...
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Brad Pitt’s ‘Cogan’s Trade’ is in the Can

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May 5, 2011
Brad Pitt

The shooting of Pitt’s latest movie, Cogan’s Trade, has just been completed in New Orleans. The film marks the second reunion between Pitt and director Andrew Dominik. They first worked together on The Assassination of Jesse James (2007). The film is set for a March 2012 release with the domestic rights of the project...
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Director Sidney Lumet Dies at Age 86

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April 9, 2011
Director Sidney Lumet Dies at Age 86

Award winning director Sidney Lumet dies at his New York home at the age of 86. Among his big screen triumphs were such titles as Serpico (1973), 12 Angry Men (1957), and Network (1976). His death was today announced by Marc Kutnetz, the husband of Lumet’s stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel. Kutnetz said he’d died in...
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Johnny Depp Stars in ‘The Rum Diary’

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March 29, 2011
Johnny Depp Stars in ‘The Rum Diary’

The Rum Diary is an adaptation of a novel written by Hunter S. Thompson in the early 1960’s, but wasn’t published until 1998. Depp plays the leading character in the movie and it’s the second film he’s starred in that was written by Hunter S. Thompson, the first being Fear And Loathing In Las...
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Amy Adams Wins the Role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman: Man Of Steel’

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March 29, 2011
Amy Adams Wins the Role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman: Man Of Steel’

Director Zack Snyder has finally decided who will play Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane. Amy Adams received a phone call from Snyder on Sunday from Paris, France. Snyder has been hired by Warner Bros to direct the next installment of the Superman series slated for a December 2012 release. Adam’s will no doubt be...
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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

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March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor’s publicist today announced that Taylor had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, from which she’d been suffering since 2004. The English/American actress, one of the greats from Hollywood’s golden era, was renowned for her great beauty and talent. She died peacefully surrounded by her four children,...
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The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins’ Sci-Fi Trilogy Coming To The Big Screen

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March 19, 2011
The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins’ Sci-Fi Trilogy Coming To The Big Screen

Written by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is a Science Fiction novel targeted at young adults. It is the first book in a trilogy; the second novel is called Catching Fire, followed by the third book Mockingjay. The three books have already been adapted for the big screen by screenwriter Billy Ray. The director...
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Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

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March 18, 2011
Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

Increasingly, there is a growing cluster of movies in Hollywood being made by the actresses who star in them. How To Be Single is the title of Drew Barrymore’s second movie following her first directorial debut of the movie Whip It (2009), which garnered much acclaim from critics, but not with audiences. How To...
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Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

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March 14, 2011
Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

Hollywood producers can all breathe a sigh of relief because harmful cost cutting by the major studios appears to have abated, albeit for the time being. In the past six months, production deals at the major studios have increased by 5% to a total of 152. Big names like Roy Lee, Darren Aronofsky, John...
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