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20th Nantucket Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

29 June 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Steve Martin, Screenwriters and the Stiller Family: 20 Years of the Nantucket Film Festival The 20th Annual Nantucket Film Festival announced a handful of winners yesterday in both feature film and screenplay categories. Also announced were the winners of the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, which recognizes the best unproduced screenplays and television pilots by emerging writers. The Feature Screenplay prize went to Kristen Davila's "Counterintelligence," while Television Pilot nods went to Estelle Gabriel for "Ice" and "Jonathan Schwartz for "Sold.' A political satire set in Pakistan, "Counterintelligence" involves the CIA, a budding jihadist group and an indebted gambler who plays the two off one another in an attempt to save his own neck. Davila received a $5,000 cash prize and a spot to participate in October's Screenwriters Colony. The Feature Screenplay Competition jury was comprised of director Kyle Patrick Alvarez »

- Zack Sharf

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'Cooley High' Is the Most Influential Movie You've Never Seen

25 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Cooley High" ought to be remembered as a cinema milestone, and its writer and director remembered as pioneers.

Released 40 years ago this week (on June 25, 1975), it ought to be celebrated for its vast influence on movies, TV, and music. As a young-men-coming-of-age movie, it deserves to be mentioned alongside Fellini's "I Vitelloni," George Lucas's "American Graffiti," Barry Levinson's "Diner," and John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood." And yet, the film and its creators have been largely forgotten, lost to history.

The story behind "Cooley High" is even more dramatic than the comedy-drama that unspooled on the screen. It's the story of Kenneth Williams, who, like protagonist Preach, left Chicago's Cabrini-Green projects with dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Having dropped out of high school, he hitchhiked from the Windy City to Hollywood with $5 in his pocket and no connections, and for a while he supported himself selling drugs. »

- Gary Susman

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How Jerry Seinfeld Changed Modern Comedy with Seinfeld

24 June 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The most-watched stand-up comedian ever is not Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, or Kevin Hart. It's not George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, or Woody Allen. It's Jerry Seinfeld: No, not Jerry Seinfeld the stand-up comedian who created Seinfeld, but Jerry Seinfeld, the fictional comedian on it. As the lead character on the most popular show on television, that comedian altered comedy by changing the relationship fans had with comedians, and what they expected from them. Seinfeld lands on Hulu today, when interest in stand-up and comedy is at all-time high — we are currently at the peak of a Second Comedy Boom, one that Jerry Seinfeld helped define and foster with Seinfeld and his documentary Comedian. “Millennials have a deeper connection to comedy than previous generations,” Chanon Cook, Comedy Central’s head of research, »

- Jesse David Fox

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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

22 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »

- Andre Soares

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Watch: Steve Martin Celebrated By Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Steve Carell and More at AFI Tribute

20 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Steve Martin's AFI Tribute was a star-studded event filled with laughter and appreciation for the comedic genius behind "The Jerk," "The Three Amigos" and "Roxanne," among others.  Read More: AFI Tribute to Steve Martin Veers—Hilariously—Toward a Roast Jack Black Warms the Crowd with "The Thermos Song" As the crowd stands and waits to hear what they think will be the national anthem, Jack Black greets them with a hilarious, heart-felt rendition of "The Thermos Song" from the 1979 film "The Jerk." Conan O'Brien Reflects on "SNL" and First Meeting Steve Martin He shares his first experience with Martin on the set of "Saturday Night Live," and how their friendship progressed years later.  Martin Short Jokes About Steve, Roast Style Short showed his admiration for Martin by poking some fun.  Martin Short Talks Disneyland In this clip, he laughs over Steve Martin's early beginnings »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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What Was Thrones' Worst Cliffhanger? Is the New Mistress Better than Savi? Bland Maids Addition? And More TV Qs

19 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Defiance, Game of Thrones, Finding Carter and Mistresses!

1 | Are Defiance’s Omec giving any Star Trek fans out there an Andorians vibe? Also, did not one producer question the optics of killing off in one fell swoop the show’s minority family in the same episode you bring on two black actors as ruthless, purple-skinned villains?

2 | Is it too big of a coincidence that Orphan Black‘s Castor and Leda original is Mrs. »

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From Chris Pratt to Dwayne Johnson, See All the Best Celebrity Moments of the Month

19 June 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

For any celebrity, being in the public eye is just part of the job. But some of them really put in the extra effort when promoting a movie or just clowning around on social media. These are the celebrities who make it fun for themselves and their fans. Below are the best examples from the past month of stars giving enjoyable interviews, appearing in funny viral videos and more.   Most Memorable Talk Show Appearance Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Steve Martin,...

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Mindy Kaling & Conan O’Brien on What Drew Them to TV Comedy

17 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mindy Kaling (star and executive producer of “The Mindy Project”) began her writing career as an intern on Conan O’Brien’s talkshow. When they reunited in Variety’s Actors on Actors studio, they quickly segued into a revealing conversation about pleasing their parents. Or not.

Conan O’Brien: When did you decide this was something you wanted to get involved in? As opposed to being a neuroscientist.

Mindy Kaling: I think I absorbed a lot of television as a child because my parents immigrated to this country and were very suspicious about letting me go out and do a lot of activities so I stayed in and watched a lot of TV. And for some reason, watching “Fawlty Towers” and knowing what a sitcom was about seemed like such a fun thing to do. So I think, starting at like 6 or 7.

O’Brien: Wow, that’s early. And “Fawlty Towers, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Head to D.C. With Their Musical ‘Bright Star’

16 June 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are taking new musical “Bright Star” to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater before heading to Broadway. The musical, directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, will get a limited run at the Washington, D.C. theater beginning Dec. 2, with an official opening night on Dec. 17. Performances will run through Jan. 10, 2016. Inspired by a true event, the wholly original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South of the 1920s and ’40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Film Review: SNL Rightly Touts Its Influence in ‘Live From New York!’

15 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Love, hate or maintain indifference to it, the TV dinosaur “Saturday Night Live” has and will continue to influence American culture as long as it may reign. To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, filmmaker Bao Nguyen takes a fresh look at the iconic television show in “Live From New York!”

Rating: 4.0/5.0

To put the era in perspective, when I saw the first very first episode (October of 1975) I didn’t understand parts of it – it was unlike anything this teenager (at the time) from small-town Indiana had ever seen. A joke about two men doing a parody of the Geritol ads at the time – “my wife, I think I’ll keep her” – was light years ahead of that situation being a reality. And that is how Bao Nguyen approaches this documentary, with an eye towards how SNL broke barriers, and how it maintains a jaundiced view of the cultures, news and the world. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Bryce Dallas Howard: 5 Awesome Performances & 5 That Sucked

12 June 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Hollywood and nepotism go hand in hand, and when you’re an actor with a Dad who’s Hollywood royalty, the press can get a little snooty. In some cases this is justified (see the career of Jaden Smith), but in other cases, whatever an actor’s background, you get the impression they would have made it anyway. With strong reviews for Jurassic World and a varied resume which takes in Hollywood thrillers, as well as more thoughtful, independent fare, it’s starting to look like Bryce Dallas Howard belongs in the latter category.

Her early appearances were mostly cameos in her dad’s films such as Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks and the Steve Martin comedy Parenthood – not bad for an actress yet to catch the acting bug. As she matured, she took on larger parts in a series of forgettable, big-budget movies such as The Village and Spider-Man 3, »

- Adam Thompson

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AFI Tribute to Steve Martin Veers—Hilariously—Toward a Roast

12 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's strange to think that Steve Martin started out his career at Disneyland. He worked there for eight years, he revealed during his AFI Life Achievement Award show video interview, doing magic tricks, and then moved on to do more magic and banjo playing as well as theater skits at Knott's Berry Farm before writing stints at the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and multiple appearances on the Johnny Carson Show and Saturday Night Live. The ceremony, held earlier this month, airs Saturday, June 13 at 10pm on TBS. "Steve was the first rock star comedian," stated his frequent Oscar co-presenter Tina Fey (see more of her remarks below), reminding us that he initially took a pay cut, back in 1978, to leave his status at the top of the Billboard arena chart. He was selling out huge stadiums, and Martin admitted that every time he did Saturday Night Live (from King Tut »

- Anne Thompson

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AFI Tribute to Steve Martin Veers—Hilariously—Toward a Roast

12 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's strange to think that Steve Martin started out his career at Disneyland. He worked there for eight years, he revealed during his AFI Life Achievement Award show video interview, doing magic tricks, and then moved on to do more magic and banjo playing as well as theater skits at Knott's Berry Farm before writing stints at the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and multiple appearances on the Johnny Carson Show and Saturday Night Live. The ceremony, held earlier this month, airs Saturday, June 13 at 10pm on TBS. "Steve was the first rock star comedian," stated his frequent Oscar co-presenter Tina Fey (see more of her remarks below), reminding us that he initially took a pay cut, back in 1978, to leave his status at the top of the Billboard arena chart. He was selling out huge stadiums, and Martin admitted that every time he did Saturday Night Live (from King Tut »

- Anne Thompson

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Steve Martin: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

7 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Steve Martin's manly looks are no joke! Here's a 42-year-old version of the SNL staple and "Three Amigos" god at a Los Angeles movie premiere back in 1987 (left) and 28 years later ... the "Pink Panther" actor and banjo enthusiast -- who was given the AFI Life Achievement Award -- in Los Angeles earlier this week (right). Wild and crazy! The question is... Read more »

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Steve Martin Honored with 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award

6 June 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

American actor, writer, musician and comedian Steve Martin was honored with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award.Special Broadcast Will Premiere Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Et/Pt on TBS with Encore on TCM on Thursday, July 30, at 8:00 p.m. Et/PTFor most of us, it is Martin’s stand-up act from the ’70s underscored by his absurd humor and love for the banjo worked into a manic routine that included satirical songs (“Ramblin’ Guy”) that we remember best, with the music serving as the prop for his comedy. The stand-up comedian and actor turned playwright and novella author […] »

- April Neale

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Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph & Tina Fey Honor Steve Martin At AFI Life Achievement Gala

5 June 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey all showed up at the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre Thursday to honor Steve Martin. AFI Life Achievement Award Gala A number of Martin’s colleagues and costars turned out last night to honor – and roast – him while presenting him with the lifetime […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Steve Martin Roasted by Tina Fey and More Stars at AFI Awards: Watch!

5 June 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"When you announced my name it was a total surprise!" Steve Martin joked last night as he received the American Film Institute's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award at the AFI Awards in Hollywood.  The 69-year-old comedic veteran, whose accolades include an honorary Oscar, five Grammys and an Emmy to name just a few, was celebrated (and roasted) by many of his former co-stars and friends during the hilarious ceremony.  Industry power players like Tina FeyMel Brooks, Martin Short, Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and more came together to delivery a heartwarming toast to Martin's career as an actor, screenwriter, playwright and even a magician at »

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Don't Be a Party Pooper and Check Out This Fabulous Father of the Bride Reunion

5 June 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Steve Martin was honored on Thursday with the AFI Life Achievement Award, and while many of his famous pals came out to celebrate, there was one special guest that quickly stole the show: Martin Short. Steve and Martin, who costarred as George Banks and Franck Eggelhoffer in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, got up to their old tricks on June 4 while walking the red carpet. Steve and Martin posed for hilarious photos, cracked each other up, and linked arms while making their way inside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Diane Keaton, who played Steve's wife in the hit films, was also on hand to honor her longtime friend. But the night wasn't all about the funny duo. In addition to their cute reunion, the ceremony turned into one big Hollywood date night. Steve and his wife, Anne Stringfield, shared some adorable moments inside the theater, »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Read Tina Fey’s Touching, Hilarious Tribute to Steve Martin

5 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, Steve Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute from Mel Brooks. If that’s not enough to guarantee a trip to Comedy Prom, Tina Fey killed it, setting the stage for speeches by Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Steve Carell, and Martin Short. In doing so, she reminded us of why she and Poehler saved the last few Golden Globes and what we’ll be missing come 2016. Fey was funny, sharp, and sincere in celebrating her Baby Mama co-star, but also treated that wild and crazy guy like a woman, commenting on his ability to juggle being a musician, actor, comedian, writer, husband, and now, in his 60s, a father. She also referenced Martin’s philanthropy, noting that he donates "all his old white suits to lesbian commitment ceremonies." The intensely private Martin sat in the middle of the room, »

- Soo Youn

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News Nuggets: AFI tribute to Steve Martin includes roasts by Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Martin Short

5 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Steve Pond reports on the American Film Institute tribute Thursday night for Steve Martin with the 13 funniest lines on the show. The actor and comedian is the 43rd recipient of the life achievement award from the AFI. Previous honoree Mel Brooks presented the trophy at the end of the program, which included roasts and tributes from Dan Aykroyd, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, and Lily Tomlin. The ceremony airs Saturday, June 13, on TBS. The Wrap -Break- A new roundtable session gathers six of this year's top actors contending for the Emmy Awards. Timothy Hutton ("American Crime"), Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul"), Clive Owen ("The Knick"), David Oyelowo ("Nightingale"), Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers"), and Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan") chat about their current roles, turning points in their careers, and the Academy Awards. Hollywood R »

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