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Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Knocks Off "Avatar" For Highest Domestic Grossing Film

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:18 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in domestic box office history on Wednesday, surpassing the $760.5 million record set by director James Cameron's epic "Avatar."

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Full Winners List From Wednesday Night's People's Choice Awards

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:17 am

"Furious 7" was selected as favorite movie and favorite action movie, Channing Tatum as favorite movie actor and Sandra Bullock as favorite movie actress at Wednesday night's presentation of the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater.

News, Celebrity, Film

Kevin Spacey To Head Largest Privately Held Movie Studio

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:16 am

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will become chairman of the largest privately held, independent film studio under terms of a deal announced tonight.

News, Music, Film

Producers Guild of America Announce Nominees For Awards In Century City

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:07 pm

"Mad Max: Fury Road," "Spotlight," "Ex Machina" and "The Big Short" were among the 10 films nominated today for the coveted Producers Guild of America Award for motion pictures, an honor that has traditionally been a precursor to success on Oscar night.

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Justin Timberlake to Write, Perform Original Music for DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls'

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:06 pm

Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls," in which he'll also star, the studio announced today.

Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Adds Another $88.3M In Third Weekend

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 10:56 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another $88.3 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, pushing its total domestic box office take to within reach of the all-time record, according to estimated industry figures released today.

Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Continues To Break Box Office Records

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 9:56 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America, raking in more than $153 million in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures released today.

News, Courts, Film

Producer Sued Over Hallmark Channel's "Home Family" Show

Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 10:46 am

The former director of the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" show is suing the program's executive producer, alleging he was fired because of his age.

Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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'The Force Awakens' Smashes Records With $517 Million Worldwide Opening

Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 11:48 am

Hollywood records fell like so many imperial storm troopers this weekend, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" blasted through the stratosphere with $517 million in estimated weekend sales worldwide.

Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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'The Force Awakens' Collects Record-Breaking $120 Million On First Day In Theaters

Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 11:28 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an estimated $120 million in its first day in theaters across the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released today. That breaks the previous one-day record of $91 million set by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II."

Santa Monican Ruby Maciel (front center) received her Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival award in New York City earlier this month.

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Santa Monica Girl Places First In Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival

Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:24 am

For the culmination of the second annual competition, The Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival honored its winners at the United Nations headquarters in New York City earlier this month, including Santa Monica girl Ruby Maciel who won first place in the under 8 category.

Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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Are You A Fan Seeing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Opening Tonight?

Posted Dec. 17, 2015, 8:46 am

Months of anticipation will finally end for devoted fans tonight when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens, but the excitement will build throughout the day in Hollywood with a daylong marathon of the original films and a wedding for a pair of devotees who have been camping outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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'Mockingjay' Stays At Top Of Box Office For Fourth Straight Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:16 am

It was another good weekend for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", which won the box office battle for the fourth straight week, according to industry estimates released today.

Santa Monica Rotary Club President Tom Loo with movie producers Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky, who addressed the club. Jane and Mark are former executives at New Line Cinema (Mark was executive producer of the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).  They are co-founders of Court Five, a multifaceted media company.

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ Producer Reveals Trilogy’s Beginning

Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9:41 am

How did New Line Cinema nab Peter Jackson and his vision for the fantastically successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy?

Henry Jaglom.

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Henry Jaglom Receives “Outstanding Achievement In Independent Filmmaking” Award

Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:21 am

Santa Monica writer/director Henry Jaglom received the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement in Independent Filmmaking” Award at The Hero’s Gala Awards at The Santa Fe Film Festival on Sunday Dec. 6.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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Horror-Comedy "Krampus" Almost Knocks "Mockingjay" From Top Of Box Office

Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 9:44 am

The movie industry had a good weekend, with sales up 26 percent over the same weekend period last year, an analyst said today.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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'Hunger Games' On Track To Top Box Office For Second Week With $75.8 Million

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am

Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.

The Independent Spirit Awards will host its show under a tent in the parking lot directly north of Santa Monica Pier in 2016.

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As Santa Monica's 2016 Spirit Awards Approach, Nominations Released

Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 11:04 am

"Carol," the Cate Blanchett romance between a pair of women in 1950s New York, earned a leading six nominations today for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best in independent film.

A 12-screen ArcLight cinema complex opened Nov. 20 on the third level of Santa Monica Place, complete with a full bar, café, and concessions. Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails in the lounge and during screenings.

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VIDEO: Check Out ArcLight's Debut At Santa Monica Place

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:14 am

A 12-screen ArcLight cinema complex opened Friday on the third level of Santa Monica Place, complete with a full bar, café, and concessions. Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails at its lounge and during screenings.

ArcLight will swing open the doors to its newest location in Santa Monica today, bringing its signature look and moviegoing experience to Westsiders.

News, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Film

ArcLight Makes Its Santa Monica Debut

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am

A 12-screen ArcLight cinema complex opens today on the third level of Santa Monica Place, complete with a full bar, café, and concessions. Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails in the designated 21+ lounge and during screenings.

News, Awards, Film

Academy's Seventh Annual Governors Awards Ceremony Tonight

Posted Nov. 14, 2015, 10:03 am

Actor/writer/director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight, while actress/dancer Debbie Reynolds will receive the organization's coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

The two Mel B’s – Mel Brooks and Mel B (aka Scary Spicy) – on opening day of the 2015 American Film Market in Santa Monica on Wednesday.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Film

AFM 2015: 87 World Premieres, 242 Market Premieres To Screen

Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:41 am

The American Film Market (AFM) opened Wednesday for its 36th edition, which will run through next Wednesday, Nov. 11 with more than 80 new buying companies participating with the largest growth coming from South Korea, China, Germany, and India. Nearly 1,600 buyers are expected from more than 70 countries.

On this episode of Inside Hollywood we chat with actor Daniel Craig and Director Sam Mendes about their upcoming film Spectre.

Video, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

VIDEO: Inside Hollywood - Daniel Craig On Latest Bond Film "Spectre"

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 11:04 am

On this episode of Inside Hollywood we chat with actor Daniel Craig and Director Sam Mendes about their upcoming film Spectre.

This episode of Inside Hollywood we speak with actors Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood about their new film The Last Witch Hunter.

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VIDEO: Vin Diesel & Elijah Wood On Their New Film "The Last Witch Hunter"

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 10:30 am

This episode of Inside Hollywood we speak with actors Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood about their new film The Last Witch Hunter.

Matt Damon stars in 'The Martian.'

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'The Martian' Tops Weekend Box Office Again With Just $15.9 Million In Ticket Sales

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 9:35 am

"The Martian" starring Matt Damon stuck in space was projected to sell $15.9 million in tickets, topping the weekend box office again.

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