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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects

    Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects
    A funeral Mass for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was held Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola church on Park Avenue in New York City, with dozens of acting luminaries turning out to bid farewell to the Oscar winner who died Sunday of an apparent heroin...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's NYC Funeral Draws Long List of Hollywood Friends

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's private funeral was held in Manhattan on Friday, with stars Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn paying their respects to an actor widely considered among the best...
  • Jimmy Fallon readies his next-generation yet throwback 'Tonight Show'

    NEW YORK — Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back...
  • Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'
    Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
  • CANNES: 6 Sales Boards 'Manos Sucias' For Foreign Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - Tribeca winner "Manos Sucias," a pioneering U.S.-Colombia production exec-produced by Spike Lee, has been acquired for worldwide sales by 6 Sales in the run-up to Cannes. WME Global is handling the picture's U.S. sale. The feature debut of U.S....
  • CANNES: Pretty Pictures Takes France, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland on 'Manos Sucias' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - In a multi-territory deal which reps a large vote of confidence - and passion - for a first feature, James Velaise's Paris-based Pretty Pictures has closed not only France - its usual home territory - but also Germany, Benelux and Switzerland on...
  • Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Idris Elba Featured on Pepsi's Visual Soccer Album

    Pepsi is getting ready for next month's World Cup with "Beats of the Beautiful Game," its first "visual soundtrack" that will include 11 songs and films from an eclectic group of artists and filmmakers including Janelle Monae, Timbaland, Spike Lee and...
  • Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica

    Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica
    Kelly Rowland has put on a "Happy Face"! The Destiny's Child alum has reportedly married her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. The "Dirty Laundry" songstress, 33, real name Kelendria Rowland, wed Witherspoon on Friday in Costa Rica, according to...
  • 25 years of summer movie hits

    25 years of summer movie hits
    No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did. Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
  • Entertainment Education: Film School Programs Overseas

    Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome The National Film School, launched in 1935 as the Experimental Cinematography Centre, is the oldest school of cinema in the world. Specializing in teaching cinematographic and audiovisual art and technique,...
  • John Turturro blends art and mammon

    John Turturro blends art and mammon
    "Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know." Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...