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Idfa 2014 opens with concert film

20 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary festival to include a Q&A with CitizenFour director Laura Poitras and a strand dedicated to women in docs.

The 27th edition of International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) (Nov 19-30) opened last night with the world premiere of Heddy Honigmann’s Around the World in 50 Concerts - made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

With guests ranging from Naomi Klein and British director Nick Broomfield to Star Trek’s George Takei, Jay Jay French from Twisted Sister and documentary legend D.A. Pennebaker, this year’s edition is shaping up to be a typically lively affair.

Idfa is also a key industry event. Over 300 distributors, sales agents and festival programmers are registered for the annual “Docs For Sales” bazaar.

Meanwhile, the Forum, Idfa’s co-financing and coproduction market, will kickstart a number of new projects, among them Heddy Honigmann’s latest doc 100Up, a film about people from around the world who are »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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I'm a Celebrity: 9 things we learned from Joe, Laura and Rob

15 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is back tomorrow... and three people who know a lot about the show are its spinoff's hosts Joe Swash, Laura Whitmore and Rob Beckett.

The trio, who have flown to Aus for the next month so that they can pop up on ITV2's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now!, recently sat down with us to chat dream guests, squabbling with each other, annoying celebrities who refuse trials and much much more. So here are 9 things we learned from them!

1. Joe - who has obviously been in the jungle himself - thinks Laura and Rob could handle it.

"Definitely," he said. "I think they'd both do brilliantly. I think they've both seen enough of it to know how it works. I think Laura – all girls sort of struggle with the fact that they've got no makeup or mirrors or hairdryers. »

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Sundance Selects goes for Do I Sound Gay?

12 November 2014 7:37 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Do I Sound Gay? from first-time filmmaker David Thorpe.

The documentary about sexuality, speech and personal identity premiered in Toronto and features such Lgbt luminaries as Margaret Cho, David Sedaris and George Takei.

Howard Gertler, Jenny Raskin and Thorpe produced while Dan Cogan served as executive producer.

The film will receive its Us premiere on November 13 as the opening night film of the fifth Doc NYC festival and will open theatrically next summer.

Sundance Selects brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Prince Bagdasarian’s heist thriller Abstraction about starring Eric Roberts, Ken DavitianKorrina Rico and Hunter Ives. The film will open on DVD and VOD on January 27.Gravitas Ventures has set a December 2 release for Charles Maxwell’s crop circles documentary A Field Full Of Secrets. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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13 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winners ranked: Who was best?

12 November 2014 5:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After 13 series, there have now been more than enough I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winners to fill up their own all-star series.

They all had to endure creepy crawlies, tough Bushtucker Trials and mockery by Ant & Dec, but they all won the hearts of the nation for a couple of weeks.

Some of them may have fallen from grace since, while some have soared up the UK fame ranks. But who were the best champions from their respective series? Here's our just-for-fun, don't-take-it-too-seriously Top 13.

13. Carol Thatcher - Series 5 (2005)

Potentially the most surprising winner of the lot, no-one could have guessed that Margaret Thatcher's daughter would have been voted the nation's favourite.

Viewers were won over by how involved she was in the tasks, her no-nonsense attitude, and the fact that she was only up against Sid Owen and Cannon & Ball.

12. Matt Willis - Series 6 (2006)

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PopPolitics: Aaron Sorkin on ‘The Newsroom,’ CNN and the Boston Bombings (Listen)

7 November 2014 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Newsroom” returns to HBO for its third and final season on Sunday, and creator Aaron Sorkin is once again deploying plot twists using events of the recent past, this time the Boston Marathon bombings.

But in an interview with Variety’s “PopPolitics,” airing on SiriusXM’s Potus Channel, Sorkin says that he’s not trying to turn “hindsight into heroism” by blending fact with fiction as a way to say “here’s how you should have done it.” Rather, he draws on recent events “so I don’t have to make up fake news which would make the world seem fake.”

As Will McAvoy and the Acn news team scramble to cover the bombings with a degree of journalistic caution, they watch as CNN’s John King makes the real-life gaffe of reporting that Boston police had made an arrest. CNN was forced to retract the story.

Sorkin, however, »

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PopPolitics: Aaron Sorkin on ‘The Newsroom,’ CNN and the Boston Bombings (Listen)

7 November 2014 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Newsroom” returns to HBO for its third and final season on Sunday, and creator Aaron Sorkin is once again deploying plot twists using events of the recent past, this time the Boston Marathon bombings.

But in an interview with Variety’s “PopPolitics,” airing on SiriusXM’s Potus Channel, Sorkin says that he’s not trying to turn “hindsight into heroism” by blending fact with fiction as a way to say “here’s how you should have done it.” Rather, he draws on recent events “so I don’t have to make up fake news which would make the world seem fake.”

As Will McAvoy and the Acn news team scramble to cover the bombings with a degree of journalistic caution, they watch as CNN’s John King makes the real-life gaffe of reporting that Boston police had made an arrest. CNN was forced to retract the story.

Sorkin, however, »

- Ted Johnson

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The Simpsons: 10 Worst Guest Stars Ever

4 November 2014 5:09 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Simpsons is known for having had great guest stars over the years, continually snagging some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry (and elsewhere) and having them turn up on the show both as cameos and at times as actual characters.

In the early years you had Kelsey Grammer, Michael Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Phil Hartman, George Takei, Ringo Starr, Jon Lovitz, and many others. There were musical guests like The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Aerosmith, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Sonic Youth. In more recent seasons guest stars have included Daniel Radcliffe, Max Von SydowZach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Patrick Stewart, Edward Norton, Bryan CranstonBenedict Cumberbatch, Gordon Ramsay, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cera, Jeremy Irons, Cheech and Chong, Alyson Hannigan, Jodie FosterSacha Baron Cohen and, again, many others.

Many, many others.

There have literally been hundreds of guest stars on The Simpsons over the years, »

- Jay Anderson

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'The Walking Dead' stars and more share their best Halloween costume stories

29 October 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Still need some inspiration for this year's Halloween costume—or want to commiserate about that costume you can't believe you once wore? Watch the video below. We asked celebs visiting EW's video studio to reminisce about their greatest Halloween hits and biggest misses. In order of appearance: Seth Green, Let's Make a Deal's Wayne Brady, George Takei,  Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah, Cristela's Cristela Alonzo, The Walking Dead's Alanna Masterson, Constantine's Matt Ryan, Twd's Josh McDermitt, Twd's Michael Cudlitz, Twd's Chad Coleman, Teen Wolf's Holland Roden, Bones' Tamara Taylor, Gene Simmons, Under the Dome's Rachelle Lefevre, »

- Mandi Bierly

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YouTube To Open Creator Space In New York In November

13 October 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

YouTube is preparing to open the fourth production space catered to its creative community. In November, it will officially open the doors of YouTube Space New York, which will join existing facilities in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. As with the other YouTube Spaces, the New York facility will offer high-quality production equipment for its guests. It will also provide classes and will host networking events for online video creators. "By removing the barriers to production, we hope to inspire you all to try out new creative concepts and show formats, as well as deliver even more of the great videos and series your fans love," wrote Adam Relis, the head of YouTube Space NY, in a post on YouTube's official blog. The New York space, which is located at Chelsea Market in Manhattan, was first announced at VidCon in 2013. Since then, it has operated on a limited basis. This »

- Sam Gutelle

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The Helpful Advice George Takei Gave John Cho Before Making Star Trek

13 October 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s always a challenge taking on an iconic role when it has been played to near perfection by a different actor. That original characterization burns a place in pop culture, and the new person is trying to change it, to reshape it, and to make it his or her own. So when John Cho was preparing to play Sulu in J.J. Abrams. retooled Star Trek back in 2009, he picked the brain of George Takei . the only person who truly knew what it was like to play Sulu . and received this very specific advice. John Cho opened up about their conversations during his recent Reddit Ama, admitting that George Takei approved of Cho.s casting in the role, and even put a good word in with Abrams. "It meant the world to me that he approved of my casting," Cho told the site. Then, during a lunch meeting, Cho »

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Whyc Why Go Onc Watch 'The Missing Scarf' Narrated by George Takei

9 October 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last year, Eoin Duffy's The Missing Scarf was one of the ten animated short films shortlisted for the Best Animated Short Film category at the 2014 Oscars. It didn't end up making the cut, but the award-winning short is now available online for you to watch in full and it's definitely an interesting ride. Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf is a black comedy exploring some of life's common fears -- fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death -- all from the perspective of a squirrel that goes looking for his missing scarf, and delivered under the misleading tone of a child's storybook reading. Now, what I would suggest is first watching the short teaser trailer and then the full short as a way to properly set the mood, because there is no real way to expect what comes in the end. And now for the full short. »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Irish Animated Short The Missing Scarf

29 September 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Narrated by George Takei, the Irish Film Board funded animated short The Missing Scarf has come online, and it is an absolute joy to behold. Coming from director Eoin Duffy, it was mainly created using the open source Blender 3D, in addition to Adobe Flash, and spins the darkly comic tale of a squirrel looking for his missing scarf, and the various animals, who are dealing with their own problems, he encounters. The Missing Scarf has gone on to win several awards both home and abroad, as well as being shortlisted for 2014 Academy Awards.  I highly recommend you take six minutes out of your day, and watch this wonderful piece of animation.  »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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JennXPenn Partners With OurTime.Org, Encourages 18-Year-Olds To Vote

23 September 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

YouTube’s chock-full of young viewers, many of whom are reaching important milestones in their lives. That’s why Jenn McAllister (better known as JennXPenn) partnered with OurTime.org to encourage all 18-year-olds to register and start voting. Having just turned 18 herself, Jenn created one of her famous list videos where she outlines five things viewers can do once they turn 18. Among getting tattoos and leasing a house, she tells recently-inducted young adults to research issues important to them and register to vote on OurTime.org. She then tells her viewers to take that final (yet vital) last step of voting, reasoning you wouldn’t let other people choose the color of your hair or what you’ll watch on Netflix. OurTime.org’s collaboration with JennXPenn marks the first time the site has partnered with a digital celebrity to encourage millennials to vote. In addition to the YouTuber, OurTime »

- Bree Brouwer

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Buzzy Tiff Documentary 'Do I Sound Gay?' Will Open Doc NYC

18 September 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Featuring Lgbt mascots Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Dan Savage and George Takei, among others, "Do I Sound Gay?" explores the link between sexuality and speech, and the all the anxiety and cultural baggage that come with "the gay voice." Produced by Howard Gertler ("Shortbus," Oscar nominee "How to Survive a Plague"), "Do I Sound Gay?" was hailed by Toronto doc guru Thom Powers as "a winning and sympathetic guide who doesn't shy away from confronting taboos and vulnerabilities that often go unexpressed." The November 13 Doc NYC presentation marks the film's Us premiere. The full lineup for this IFC-produced festival, which promises a slate of over 125 films, arrives October 15. Meanwhile, watch the crowdfunding trailer below: »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘Star Trek’ Actor George Takei, Marvel Entertainment to Be Honored at Lgbt Gala

17 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marvel Entertainment, “Star Trek” actor George Takei and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will be honored Nov. 8 at the Los Angeles Lgbt Center's 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards. Also read: Streamy Awards Big Winners Include ‘Video Game High School,’ Lgbt Vlogger Tyler Oakley “As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world's largest provider of programs and services for Lgbt people, we're excited to honor some very deserving Super Heroes in our movement,” said the center's CEO Lorri L. Jean. Takei played Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series as well as in six of the franchise's feature films. »

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President Obama Delivers 9/11 Speech, Celebrities Pay Tribute On Twitter

10 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

President Barack Obama addressed the nation and observed a moment of silence this morning in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, while Lady Gaga, Queen Latifa and more have taken to Twitter to note the important 13-year anniversary.

President Obama Delivers 9/11 Speech At The Pentagon

President Obama walked out on the White House lawn with his wife, Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday morning at 8:46 a.m. Et to observe a moment of silence before heading to the Pentagon, where Obama attended the September 11th Observance Ceremony.

“Together we pause and we pray and we give humble thanks – as families and as a nation – for the strength and the grace that from the depths of our despair has brought us up again, has revived us again, has given us strength to keep on,” Obama said at the Pentagon.

“We pray for the memory of all »

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Animated Ava & Lala Box Art Debut!

9 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Animated Ava & Lala DVD is making its box art debut right here at KidsPickFlicks!

Featuring the voices of Tom Arnold, Jk Simmons, Mira Sorvino, George Takei, the movie follows Ava, a mischievous young girl and martial arts student who really knows how to pack a punch! 

One day she meets Lala, a cuddly and kind tiger-like creature, and they discover they can talk to each other. She runs away from her village to join Lala in a mystical kingdom of wonderful animals, all specially chosen to live there, safe from humans.

They befriend a huge bear who has a heart of gold, Uncle Bear, who tells them that Lala must leave the kingdom in three days, before the fierce Tiger General finds out they're there. Uncle Bear is determined to help Ava escape, but they find out it's not that easy, especially when the other animals discover that Lala has an extraordinary magical power. »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Five Questions for Do I Sound Gay? Director David Thorpe

7 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In 2014 it would seem there are few societal taboos left for cinema to explore, but journalist-turned-director David Thorpe has found one with his debut documentary, Do I Sound Gay? Exploring, historically and personally, “the gay voice,” Thorpe listens to himself and others to find out why many gay men wish they sounded like someone else. Columnist Dan Savage, Star Trek’s George Takei and comedian Margaret Cho all make appearances in a film that seeks not so much to shatter stereotypes as explore the complex meanings behind them. Do I Sound Gay? premieres in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Mavericks […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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George Takei wants Star Trek return: "All they have to do is ask"

5 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

George Takei has expressed interest in appearing in upcoming Star Trek films.

The actor rose to fame playing USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original television series, and later reprised the role in six movies.

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Speaking to Parade, Takei said that he is "eager" to appear in the rebooted big screen franchise.

"All they have to do is ask me! I'm more than eager," he said.

"As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with Jj Abrams, and they're preparing another one because in two years, Star Trek's going to be 50 years old… so they'll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast."

Star Trek is currently scheduled to be released in 2016, with Roberto Orci taking over from Abrams as director.

Takei added that he remains close to his Star Trek »

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: ‘One of a Kind’

4 September 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences.

“She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Several, like Ryan Seacrest and Amy Poehler, released statements in her memory.

See Also: Fate of Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ in Question

Seacrest: “Joan was a trailblazer in so many ways, and I greatly admired her talent and humor. She was a colleague and friend, as we worked together on E!, and she was also a treasured guest on my radio show many times. Regardless of the forum, Joan was full of funny, »

- Alex Stedman

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