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Film Festival: Palm Springs Gold

25 March 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala – Awards Presentation. Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale By Robert W. Welkos It’s no mirage. After a quarter-century, and some early struggles, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has seen its visibility and star quotient rise significantly by tapping into Hollywood’s hotly contested movie awards season. The festival’s success—it now draws about 130,000 attendees—has come without a lucrative television deal for its black-tie gala similar to ones enjoyed by the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards. The festival was the brainchild of the late Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono, who rose to stardom as half of the pop singing duo Sonny and Cher and later became a U.S. congressman representing the Coachella Valley. Bono died in a 1998 skiing accident. Harold Matzner, a local businessman and philanthropist who was a close friend and tennis partner of Bono’s, »

- Robert W. Welkos

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Ronni Chasen Legal Fight: Police May Turn Over Limited Files for Documentary Film

19 March 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A filmmaker is a step closer to revealing new details of the investigation into the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. During a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Beverly Hills Police Department attorney T. Peter Pierce told Judge James C. Chalfant that his client would share some documents related to its handling of the Chasen murder case -- just not anything about how the investigation itself went down. Documentary filmmaker Ryan Katzenbach, currently working on 6:38: The Death of Ronni Chasen, sued the department for the case file in November, citing the California Public Records Act. He maintains that

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- Gary Baum

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Explainer: How the Oscar 'in memoriam' segment is decided

26 February 2014 4:36 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The film industry was devastated by two recent deaths that have led to a movement to alter this Sunday’s “in memoriam” segment of the Oscar telecast: One was the natural causes passing of comedy filmmaker Harold Ramis, 69, and the other was the accidental death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, who was struck by a train in Georgia while working on a biopic of rock musician Gregg Allman.

Ramis, the star of Ghostbusters and Stripes, and director of Vacation, Caddyshack, and Groundhog Day, died on Monday at his home in Chicago, while Jones, whose credits include Midnight Rambler (the film »

- Anthony Breznican

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