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  • Hampton native to come home for screening of Ebert documentary

    Hampton native to come home for screening of Ebert documentary
    Steve James, the award-winning documentary filmmaker from Hampton, will return to Hampton Roads next month to introduce a screening of his new adaptation of the memoirs of Roger Ebert. James will be at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk on Wednesday,...
  • 'Holy Land' Filmmaker Launches Production Company, Plans Al Qaeda Movie

    Eitan Gorlin, producer 2001 Israeli movie "The Holy Land," has formed film production company Detente613 with backing from Peter Chernoff and Reuven Kahane. Detente613 is developing "The Shot That No One Heard," centered on Al Qaeda's lesser-known...
  • Ted Turner Tapped for Film Independent Humanitarian Award

    Film Independent has announced that Ted Turner has been selected to be first recipients of its Humanitarian Award. The kudo is aimed at recognizing an individual in the world of film and television whose work has demonstrated a deep commitment to...
  • Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract

    Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract
    In her nearly three years as chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson has earned her share of praise and criticism. On Tuesday night, the board of governors is expected to consider renewing her deal, which expires in...
  • Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?

    Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?
    Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
  • At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle

    At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this: The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....
  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event

    Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event
    From beauty products to designer clothes, celebrities are showered with free, lavish gifts during awards season. But swag bags and events organized around them don't just benefit celebrities. They help companies that put together the luxury events and...
  • Oscars 2014: The faces of Jared Leto

    For his performance as the transgender AIDS patient Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto essentially became a different person for 25 days. He dropped more than 30 pounds, adopted a lilting accent and stayed in character for the entirety of the...
  • March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Norma Bates brings her special brand of mothering back to TV in March with the second season premiere of "Bates Motel." Viewers also can look forward to new seasons of "Da Vinci's Demons," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Call the Midwife," "Suits" and "Mr....