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Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Hear From Director/ Screenwriter Ned Benson At Vidiots Foundation Event

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:05 am

American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

2015 Oscars Recap: "Birdman" Soars Over Hollywood With Four Wins

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.

News, Film, Box Office

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" Remains Number One At Box Office For Second Weekend

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:17 am

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" has the competition tied up in knots, and is the number one movie in North America again this weekend.

News, Awards, Film

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" Receives Worst Picture At 2015 Razzie Awards

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:15 am

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" took top honors if you can all it that by receiving the Worst Picture of 2014 at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, held at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' starring Mark Wahlberg collected a leading seven nominations for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Awards-Show Spoof, Razzie Awards, To Skewer Worst Movies At Ceremony Tonight

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am

The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held Feb. 21, 2015 in Santa Monica.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Spirit Awards To Take Place On The Beach In Santa Monica Today

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am

"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Oscars 2015 Preview: A Look At This Year's Academy Awards Nominees

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.

News, Awards, Film

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" Writers Win Writers Guild Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:18 am

The writers of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay tonight while first-time screenwriter Graham Moore won for best adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game."

News, Awards, Film

Full Nomination List For Tonight's American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:16 am

Cinematographers for "Unbroken," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Mr. Turner" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will compete tonight for the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Award for motion pictures.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 19th annual Satellite Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:08 am

The dark comedy and awards-season favorite "Birdman" has a leading 10 nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which will be presented tonight by the International Press Academy.

'Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water' opened with $56 million in estimated sales.

News, Film, Box Office

"Spongebob" Sops Up Loot Topping Weekend Box Office With $56 Million

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 10:33 am

"Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water" sopped up the loot at the continent's box offices this weekend, and opened with $56 million in estimated sales.

Shlomi Elkabetz and his sister Ronit Elkabetz co-wrote and directed “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” in which Ronit plays the lead character and is Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Shlomi & Ronit Elkabetz Talk About Their Film: “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 9:00 am

“GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is an award-winning film and Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began more than a decade ago.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

"Birdman" Director Alejandro G. Inarritu Wins Directors Guild Award

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:51 am

Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America award for feature films Saturday night for "Birdman," making him the favorite for the best director Oscar.

Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"American Sniper" Nears $250 Million In Domestic Box Off Sales

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 12:07 pm

“American Sniper” neared the quarter-billion-dollar mark in domestic box office sales today, and remained in the number one spot with an estimated $31.9 million in sales this weekend.

News, Awards, Ucla, Film

“How to Train Your Dragon 2" Wins Top Honor At Annie Awards

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 11:52 am

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ won the top honor at Saturday night’s 42nd annual Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Film

42nd Annual Annie Awards To Be Held Tonight To Honor Animated Films

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:02 am

“The Boxtrolls” has a leading 13 nominations heading into tonight’s 42nd annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animated films, while “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has 10 nods.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

SAG Awards In-Depth Recap: Birdman Wins Best Ensemble

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:26 am

"Birdman" capped a golden weekend by winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble cast tonight, although its star Michael Keaton lost his bid for best actor to Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything."

Bradley Cooper stars in 'American Sniper.'

News, Film, Box Office

"American Sniper" Tops Nation's Box Offices, Adding $64.4 Million To Kitty

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:14 am

"American Sniper" continued to burn at the nation's box offices, and added $64.4 million to its kitty this weekend.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

"Birdman" Takes Home Top Award At Producers Guild Of America Awards

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:11 am

The producers of the film "Birdman" took home the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures on Saturday night in Century City, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

Awards, Film

Full Nomination List For Tonight's SAG Awards At Shrine Auditorium

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:05 am

"Birdman" will carry a leading four film nominations into tonight's presentation of the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while four-time comedy ensemble winner "Modern Family" leads the television pack with four nods.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

Full Nomination List For Producers Guild Of America Awards Tonight

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:04 am

Awards-season favorites "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are among the 10 nominees vying tonight for the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is located in Culver City.

News, Film, Culver City, Sony

"The Interview" To Become Available On Crackle

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 10:20 am

Sony's advertising video on demand service Crackle announced today that it signed on to stream "The Interview."

DreamWorks Animation SKG.

News, Business, Film

DreamWorks Animation Embarking On Fresh Round Of Layoffs

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:34 am

DreamWorks Animation SKG, which once rivaled Walt Disney Studios in producing successful animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases, it was reported today.

Bradley Cooper stars in 'American Sniper.'

News, Film, Box Office

"American Sniper" Takes Aim At Box Office With $90.2 Million Weekend

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 10:32 am

"American Sniper" rode Academy Awards nomination buzz and great reviews, and "absolutely obliterated all expectations" with an estimated $90.2 million in domestic sales on its first weekend of wide exhibition, an industry analyst said today.

Screenwriter John Ridley has been named the feature film winner of the Humanitas Prizes.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Film

Screenwriter John Ridley Named Feature Film Winner Of Humanitas Prizes

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:52 am

John Ridley, screenwriter of last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave," was named today the feature film winner of the Humanitas Prizes, which honor writers whose work "explores the human condition" in a manner that inspires "compassion, hope and understanding in the human family."

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