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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,...
  • 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...
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...