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  • Louis Zamperini, 'Unbroken' hero: A remarkable life, well told

    Louis Zamperini, 'Unbroken' hero: A remarkable life, well told
    Louis Zamperini lived an impossible, remarkable life. And Laura Hillenbrand helped bring it to a wide audience with "Unbroken," the biography that was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner and bestseller when its subject was in his 90s. A biopic made from...
  • Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job

    Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job
    SPRINGFIELD — A state unemployment benefits manager who coaxed his subordinates and supervisor to do his college homework on taxpayer time has been fined $2,500 and no longer holds the job, officials said Thursday. Clyde Redfield, 63, a former...
  • The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition

    The best playgrounds in Chicago: City edition
    Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
  • German Distrib SquareOne in 'Race' to Grow Production Arm

    Al Munteanu, head of German distributor SquareOne Entertainment, walked the red carpet on opening night at Cannes with a purpose, though the longtime exec didn't exactly plan it that way. "We acquired 'Grace of Monaco' exactly two years ago at the script...
  • Focus Features Nearing Deal to Acquire Jesse Owens Biopic

    Focus Features is in negotiations for U.S. distribution rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race." The film will be directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. "Race" will focus on how Owens, the son of an Alabama...
  • CANNES: Star-Studded Pre-Sales Events Lure International Buyers

    For nearly seven decades, top talent has descended on the Croisette for splashy parties and black-tie movie premieres. But in the past couple years, more and more actors and directors have been arriving in Cannes, Berlin and AFM for equally star-studded...
  • Jesse Owens film 'Race' lands at Focus Features; adds Sudeikis, Irons

    Jesse Owens film 'Race' lands at Focus Features; adds Sudeikis, Irons
    "Race," a biographical drama about Olympic track and field star Jesse Owens, will cross the finish line at Focus Features, which has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. Canadian actor Stephan James will portray Owens, whose quest to become...
  • Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons Join Jesse Owens Film 'Race'

    Focus Features has officially acquired domestic rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race," with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons joining the cast. Stephan James will play Owens with Stephen Hopkins directing the pic. The pic is based on the true story of...
  • New film will tell Jesse Owens story

    New film will tell Jesse Owens story
    Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens will be played by Stephan James, who also had a role in a recent TV movie about gymnast Gabby Douglas. Better-known...
  • 1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming

    1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming
    Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke. Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching. It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
  • Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment

    Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment
    When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound on Tuesday, he'll try to do something accomplished just once in major league history: back-to-back no-hitters. Johnny Vander Meer threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, a feat that is revisited with every no-hitter....