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Us Briefs: Arnon Milchan to receive Gothams Industry Tribute

22 September 2016 3:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The New Regency chairman and producer will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 Ifp Gotham Awards in New York on November 28.

The award is awarded each year to an individual “whose unique vision and contributions have made a significant impact on the motion picture industry.”

Milchan’s producing credits include recent best picture Academy Award winners 12 Years A Slave and Birdman, as well as Revenant, Once Upon A Time In America, The King Of Comedy and Brazil.

New Regency’s upcoming films include Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, Assassin’s Creed and A Cure For Wellness.

Legendary Entertainment has hired veteran branding, consumer products and licensing executive James Ngo to the newly created role of senior vice-president of franchise management. Ngo will set to work finding additional revenue-generating streams for such properties as Godzilla and Pacific Rim and will also manage the company’s brand collaborations on established IP such as Pokémon.The American »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Women’s Film Preservation Fund Presents Visions: TV Dramas by Maya Angelou and Momoko Iko, Sept. 24

21 September 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

New York Women in Film & Television’s (Nywift) Women’s Film Preservation Fund (Wfpf) and the Museum of the Moving Image (Momi) will present “Visions: TV Dramas by Maya Angelou and Momoko Iko” on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 2Pm and… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer + Release Date Set for ‘And Still I Rise’ (First Feature Documentary on the Life of Maya Angelou)

21 September 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

From co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack comes the feature-length documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which, as the synopsis states, tells the remarkable story of Maya Angelou – iconic writer, poet, actress and activist – whose life… Continue Reading → »

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‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Trailer: October 14 Release Date Set For Documentary

21 September 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Arc Entertainment has released the trailer for Sundance doc Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The film, presented by American Masters Pictures, will bow in theaters October 14. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words in her voice with rare and intimate archival photographs, home movies and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America's most defining civil rights moments… »

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Donald Trump Finally Says 'President Barack Obama Was Born in the United States'

16 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While promoting his newest hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Donald Trump finally put to rest the birther controversy he has so often fueled with persistent suggestions over at least five years that President Obama was really born in Africa. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States - period," Trump said out loud, at last. In a more than 30-minute appearance, Trump spent 20 seconds reversing himself on the birther issue. The ugly controversy was reignited on Wednesday when he wouldn't admit to The Washington Post that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. "I'll answer that question at the right time, »

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Donald Trump Finally Says 'President Barack Obama Was Born in the United States'

16 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While promoting his newest hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Donald Trump finally put to rest the birther controversy he has so often fueled with persistent suggestions over five years that President Obama was really born in Africa. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States - period," Trump said out loud, at last. The ugly controversy was reignited on Wednesday when he wouldn't admit to The Washington Post that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. "I'll answer that question at the right time," he told the newspaper. "I just don't want to answer it yet." After Trump's brief remarks Friday, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Donald Trump Jr. Tries to Fix Dad's Latest Birther Mess, President Obama Is 'Shocked' and Hillary Clinton Says Trump Owes Potus and the Nation an Apology

16 September 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Watch: "I believe he did that last night." - @DonaldJTrumpJr on father saying Pres. Obama was born in the USA https://t.co/Jkpibap9N8— Good Morning America (@Gma) September 16, 2016 Donald Trump reignited the birther movement on Wednesday when he wouldn't admit to The Washington Post that Barack Obama was born in the United States. The comments quickly rekindled the ugly controversy that was seemingly put to rest when Obama produced his verified birth certificate in 2011. Obama icily responded from the Oval Office Friday morning: "I'm shocked that a question like that has come up at a time when we »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Miss Sharon Jones – Review

16 September 2016 3:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

You may not have heard of soul singer Sharon Jones but you may have heard her catchy, bluesy tune “100 Days, 100 Nights” this past summer. The tune was used on a TV commercial and if your musical tastes are at all like mine, you too may have thought, ‘Hooo, who is that, and where can I get her albums.” Even if you missed that ear-worm song, once you see this ball-of-fire belt out a song, dancing up a storm all the while, you won’t forget her.

“Miss Sharon Jones!” is the way her band, the Dap Kings, introduce this remarkable singer to the audience at their concerts. It is also the name of a new documentary directed by Barbara Kopple. Kopple is a skilled documentarian, whose 1976 Oscar-winning Harlen County, USA focused on a Kentucky miners’ strike and kept the cameras rolling as police fired rifles into crowds of strikers, a »

- Cate Marquis

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‘Oj: Made In America,’ ‘Amanda Knox’ Among International Documentary Association’s Screening Series Lineup

1 September 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Oj: Made In America” and “Amanda Knox” are two of the titles leading this year’s International Documentary Association Screening Series, the organization announced Wednesday. The series will open with Otto Bell’s “The Eagle Huntress.” The lineup features a wide variety of documentaries, from Kim A. Snyder’s “Newtown,” which examines how the Connecticut community came together following the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, to Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules’ “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which follows the legacy of one of the most prominent poets of our time. Also Read: Seen 'Oj: Made in America'? »

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International Documentary Association Announces 2016 Screening Series: ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘Fire at Sea’ and More

1 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The International Documentary Association (Ida) has announced the lineup for this year’s screening series, beginning with “The Eagle Huntress” on September 7. Other high-profile selections in the program, which runs until November 10 and takes place at the Landmark in Los Angeles, include “O.J.: Made in America,” Golden Bear winner “Fire at Sea” and Alex Gibney’s “Zero Days.” Each screening is free to the public, with Ida members offered first seating; many events will also feature Q&As.

In a statement, Ida executive director Simon Kilmurry said that “the incredible range of topics in Ida’s screening series showcases just how vibrant and dynamic documentary film has become, and how vital is has become as a way to explore our world.” Full lineup below.

Read More: Getting Real 2016: Ida and AMPAS Announce Conference Guests, Including Ava DuvVernay and Steve James

September 7: “The Eagle Huntress

September 8: “Author: The Jt LeRoy Story »

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A Look Back at Roma Downey’s Famed ‘Touched by an Angel’ Role

11 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When “Touched by an Angel” premiered in 1994, critics were less than impressed with the heavenly CBS drama.

Despite the dismissive reviews, this sweet saga with fetching Irish lass Roma Downey as the novice angel, saucy Della Reese as the elder angel, and Bradley Cooper look-alike John Dye as the Angel of Death would charm viewers for nine seasons, scoring as a top-10 series for four years. At its height, “Touched by an Angel” reached more than 21 million total viewers a week and remained popular through syndication and DVD releases.

The series got off to a rocky start in the ratings, and a second season was far from a sure thing. Second chances were a big theme in this series, and the show made the most of its own when CBS took a leap of faith after a massive viewer campaign, in which devoted fans swarmed the network with impassioned letters praising the show, and »

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The Late Maya Angelou Narrates Apple Commercial During Rio Olympics

6 August 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou may have passed away in 2014, but her words — and her distinctive voice — live on in a new TV commercial for Apple that debuted during coverage of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Expanding on Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” marketing campaign, the new commercial presents a montage of […] »

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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist

4 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When parents and students in Louisville, Kentucky, got wind of Butler Traditional High School's dress code policies forbidding certain hairstyles, they spoke up and spoke out. The policy - which outlawed cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, among other styles - was first revealed to parents and students on a pink handout at registration in late July. "Hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention-getting will not be permitted," the flyer read. "No dreadlocks, cornrolls (sic), twists, mohawks, no jewelry will be worn in the hair. No braids will be allowed on males." "Those students who come to school in violation of »

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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist

4 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When parents and students in Louisville, Kentucky, got wind of Butler Traditional High School's dress code policies forbidding certain hairstyles, they spoke up and spoke out. The policy - which outlawed cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, among other styles - was first revealed to parents and students on a pink handout at registration in late July. "Hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention-getting will not be permitted," the flyer read. "No dreadlocks, cornrolls (sic), twists, mohawks, no jewelry will be worn in the hair. No braids will be allowed on males." "Those students who come to school in violation of »

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Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers Work Out Their Differences on Late Night

15 July 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As the late Maya Angelou once said, "Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself." So, with that in mind, Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers decided it was time to work out their differences on NBC's Late Night Thursday. "Kristen, we have been friends for a very long time," he said. "And sometimes when you have such a long and close relationship with someone there are moments when feelings get hurt...So, I thought with the time we have together right now, we would make amends for any past indiscretions we've committed against once another." Meyers' offenses seemed relatively minor in comparison to the things Wiig has done to him. "Kristen, I am sorry for not responding to your »

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The March on Washington film festival is frighteningly relevant

11 July 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Obama prepares to leave office, the Us is once again riven with racial tension – and a civil rights-themed film festival seems more timely than ever

As America’s first black president winds down his second term in office, it would be nice to think that a film festival telling stories of the civil rights movement would be unnecessary or, perhaps, an exercise in nostalgia. Instead, the Us is a country beset by police violence against black citizens, one that nominated a presidential candidate who blithely incites hatred against minorities and immigrants – a country, in other words, where the March on Washington film festival feels frighteningly relevant.

“This campaign season is all about people not being welcome in this country,” says Rita Coburn Whack, codirector of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a new documentary which will be screened on 18 July. The festival has doubled in size over four »

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'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' wins at Galway Film Fleadh

11 July 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include A Date For Mad Mary from Room producer Ed Guiney.

The 28th Galway Film Fleadh handed out its annual awards last night (July 10) and named Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople as best international feature.

The ceremony took place after the Fleadh’s annual public interview, in which director Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father) regaled a packed Town Hall Theatre.

The prize for best Irish feature was shared between Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders and Darren Thornton’s A Date For Mad Mary. The latter was co-produced by Ed Guiney, whose films include Oscar-winner Room, The Lobster and Frank.

The best Irish feature documentary was won by Frankie Fenton’s It’s Not Yet Dark, which centres on Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with motor neuron disease, as he embarks on making his first film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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An Extensive Collection of Sexy, Sultry, Steamy Nicki Minaj Snaps

7 July 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with. She slays the hell out of every verse she spits, even when it's on another artist's track. She's filled with sage wisdom, too; she proved that much when she spoke to Time about her life earlier this year. Hell, she can even give you chills by reciting a Maya Angelou poem. And, of course, last but not least, Nicki is gorgeous and sexy as hell. As a form of sincere appreciation, allow us to give you a selection of her sexiest snaps. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust to be Featured at Boston Public Library Beginning July 9th

7 July 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Bryan Moore has crafted bronze busts of Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe (to name a few), and the lattermost of those creations was unveiled at the Boston Public Library back in 2014. With the library's remodeled Johnson building opening its doors this Saturday, fans will soon be able to gaze upon Moore's incredible bronze bust of Poe, and new photos show what people can expect to see while browsing for their next read.

Press Release: The Edgar Allan Poe bronze bust will soon be on display for public viewing in the newly renovated Johnson building at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, following the building’s grand reopening ceremony on July 9th.

The bust was formally unveiled and donated to the library on October 30, 2014, the plan being that its final placement would indeed be alongside many other fine busts in the library's vast art collection in the Johnson building. »

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Film Festival Roundup: Nantucket and AFI Docs Announce Winners, PBS Online Film Festival Picks Lineup and More

29 June 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column.

– The Nantucket Film Festival announced its audience award winners over the weekend, including “Other People,” “Captain Fantastic,” “Life, Animated” and “Ticked.” Check out the full list of winners at the festival’s official site.

– The American Film Institute has also announced their audience award winners for AFI Docs 2016. This year’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” directed by Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules. This year’s Audience Award for Best Short went to “Snails,” directed by Grzegorz Szczepaniak. With 93 films from 30 countries, the festival brought together filmmakers, industry, national policy and opinion leaders. Find out more information at the festival’s official website.

– PBS has announced that the PBS Online Film Festival will return for a fifth year on July 11-29 and will feature 25 short-form »

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