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Steven Hill, D.A. Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ Dies at 94

23 August 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Hill, who starred for years as District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” and decades earlier played the leader of the Impossible Missions Force before Peter Graves on TV’s “Mission: Impossible,” died Tuesday in Monsey, N.Y., his daughter Sarah Gobioff told The New York Times.

He was also a top character actor in films of the 1980s and early ’90s including “Rich and Famous,” “Yentl,” “Garbo Talks” and Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Raw Deal”; “Legal Eagles,” in which he would, as in “Law & Order” a few years later, play the New York district attorney; “Heartburn”; “Brighton Beach Memoirs”; “Running on Empty”; “White Palace”; “Billy Bathgate”; and “The Firm.”

Hill played Schiff from the show’s first season in 1990 until 2000, when Hill resigned; within the show Schiff was said to have accepted a position coordinating commemorations of the Holocaust Project and goes on to work with Simon Wiesenthal. Replacing Schiff as D. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Steven Hill, D.A. Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ Dies at 94

23 August 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steven Hill, who starred for years as District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” and decades earlier starred as the leader of the Impossible Missions Force before Peter Graves on TV’s “Mission: Impossible,” died Tuesday in Monsey, N.Y., his daughter Sarah Gobioff told The New York Times.

He was also a top character actor in films of the 1980s and early ’90s including “Rich and Famous,” “Yentl,” “Garbo Talks” and Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Raw Deal”; “Legal Eagles,” in which he would, as in “Law & Order” a few years later, play the New York district attorney; “Heartburn”; “Brighton Beach Memoirs”; “Running on Empty”; “White Palace”; “Billy Bathgate”; and “The Firm.”

Hill played Schiff from the show’s first season in 1990 until 2000, when Hill resigned; within the show Schiff was said to have accepted a position coordinating commemorations of the Holocaust Project and goes on to work with Simon Wiesenthal. Replacing »

- Carmel Dagan

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay talk Black Lives Matter

17 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Preferring to speak of “inclusion,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay cringes at the buzzword “diversity,” even though it’s a term that her friend and frequent producer, Oprah Winfrey, has used in the past when talking about the changing role of African-Americans within the entertainment industry. But has that controversial word driven a wedge in their professional or personal relationship? Not really. “We aren’t sitting around talking about diversity,” DuVernay explains, “just like we aren’t sitting around talking about being black or being women. We’re just being that.” This candid statement comes from a new interview with DuVernay and Winfrey conducted by Michael O’Connell of The Hollywood Reporter.

The two are currently working on a television adaptation of Natalie Baszile’s novel Queen Sugar for Winfrey’s Own cable network. Their most famous collaboration, however, is 2014’s Selma, the acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic directed by ...

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- Joe Blevins

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‘Five Nights In Maine’ Exclusive Clip: David Oyelowo & Rosie Perez Bond Over A Tragic Loss

12 August 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Grief can take hold of even the strongest people and refuse to let go. It’s why they describe it as a “process.” Maris Curran’s “Five Nights In Maine” takes this idea to heart as it follows Sherwin (David Oyelowo), a recent widower who lost his wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) in a car accident. Stricken by grief and depression, he travels to a remote corner of Maine to see Fiona’s cancer-stricken mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) who’s being taken care of by caring nurse Ann (Rosie Perez). Tensions run high as both Sherwin and Lucinda deal with the tragedy, and struggle to come to terms with their feelings towards each other and Fiona. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Sherwin and Ann discussing the loss.

Read More: David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Grieve Together In Emotional ‘Five Nights In Maine’ Trailer — Watch

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- Vikram Murthi

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‘Bad Boys 3’ Pushed To 2018, Gets New Title

11 August 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The reteam of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has a new title, Bad Boys for Life, which we’re told is an indicator that the feature is now becoming a reality. Sony is still nailing down a production start date, hence it would never be ready by next summer for its June 2 date. No problem for the Culver City studio as the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend of January 12, 2018, will do just fine. Mike Fleming Jr. broke the news last summer that Joe Carnahan is set to… »

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix and Women: Hot Documentary Titles At The Toronto Film Festival

11 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every year, IndieWire asks the Toronto Film Festival’s ace documentary programmer, Thom Powers, to dig into the new lineup. The doc czar’s influence extends beyond Toronto to IFC Center’s Stranger than Fiction series, The SundanceNow Doc Club, and November’s influential festival Doc NYC, which selects the infamous Short List, many of which head for Oscar contention.

This year, the Tiff doc program (September 8-18) numbers 37 titles. It’s led by four veterans — Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog—big names who will pull audiences, playing alongside newcomers who will benefit from the Tiff spotlight. Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio have made a new documentary that they hope will push the needle on climate change. Netflix boasts four high-profile offerings likely to factor in the always intense doc Oscar race. And there’s a plethora of new titles that await discovery — and buyers.

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- Anne Thompson

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix and Women: Hot Documentary Titles At The Toronto Film Festival

11 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, IndieWire asks the Toronto Film Festival’s ace documentary programmer, Thom Powers, to dig into the new lineup. The doc czar’s influence extends beyond Toronto to IFC Center’s Stranger than Fiction series, The SundanceNow Doc Club, and November’s influential festival Doc NYC, which selects the infamous Short List, many of which head for Oscar contention.

This year, the Tiff doc program (September 8-18) numbers 37 titles. It’s led by four veterans — Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog—big names who will pull audiences, playing alongside newcomers who will benefit from the Tiff spotlight. Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio have made a new documentary that they hope will push the needle on climate change. Netflix boasts four high-profile offerings likely to factor in the always intense doc Oscar race. And there’s a plethora of new titles that await discovery — and buyers.

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- Anne Thompson

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Norman Twain, ‘Lean on Me’ Producer, Dies at 85

10 August 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Norman Twain, best known for producing 1989’s Morgan Freeman-starrer “Lean On Me,” died Saturday morning, after a brief illness. He was 85.

Twain initially made his mark off-Broadway, producing Tennessee Williams’ “Garden District” and Maxwell Anderson’s “The Golden Six,” before debuting on Broadway to a critically lauded revival of John Osborne and Anthony Creighton’s “Epitaph for George Dillon.” Some of his other productions included “Bajour,” “Henry, Sweet Henry,” “The Lady of the Camellias,” and “The Apparition Theater of Prague.”

He had critical and commercial success with Nicol Williamson’s acclaimed “Hamlet” as well as “Nicol Williamson’s Late Show.”

After leaving New York, where he graduated from Columbia University, Twain moved to California and launched a film career in addition to his theater work.

His film career began with “Superman,” the television movie based on the Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical.

Twain also produced “Lean on Me »

- Lamarco McClendon

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David Oyelowo’s Big Cause: How the Actor Hopes to Bring Gender Equality to Hollywood

5 August 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David Oyelowo knows exactly what he’s doing. The British actor, best known to American audiences for his star-making turn as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s best picture nominee “Selma,” is serious about working with female filmmakers. And his upcoming slate, packed with awards season offerings from directors like Mira Nair and Amma Asante, makes it clear that the Golden Globe nominee means it when he says that he won’t stop pushing for diversity until Hollywood is finally balanced.

“Oh, it’s completely intentional,” Oyelowo recently told IndieWire when asked about his picking of projects helmed by women. “It’s absolutely intentional.”

Oyelowo is also putting his money where his mouth is, as the actor has started producing a number of the films he appears in, including both Asante’s “A United Kingdom” and this week’s limited release, Maris Curran’s drama “Five Nights in Maine. »

- Kate Erbland

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Blackout For Human Rights: Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler & More Share Powerful Videos Supporting Cause

27 July 2016 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blackout for Human Rights has released a series of videos, in support of the #FreedomNow movement, featuring a slew of celebrities including “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, David Oyelowo, Terrence J, La La Anthony and many more, to remind people that their lives matter and also the lives of the victims of police brutality.

The three videos feature the artists talking about their accomplishments and the special moments in their lives. They each end their stories recounting the incidents of victims such as Sandra Bland, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley and more.

“I would have never had the opportunity to write and direct the first major motion picture centering on the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” states DuVernay. “I would have never had the opportunity to do any of that if officers had tased me, then taken me down and forced me on the pavement, »

- Liz Calvario

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Carmelo Anthony Hosts Town Hall on Gun Violence for Students, Basketball Players and Police

26 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony ran a "town hall" meeting on Monday before continuing his pre-Olympics tour with the Team USA men's basketball team. Around 200 people - including athletes, community leaders, police and students - gathered at a south Los Angeles youth center for a social discussion on topics including gun violence and youth perception of police officers. "There were some very, very powerful messages that were being talked about. Not just amongst us as athletes, but among the youth. The youth really spoke out today about how they feel about their community, how they feel about police officers, »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Farrah Abraham Fires Back at Controversy over Her Daughter Sophia's Modeling Shots

21 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Farrah Abraham isn't shrinking under criticism about how she parents daughter Sophia. The Teen Mom Og star, 25, recently came under fire for modeling photos of her 7-year-old daughter, including one with a full face of makeup and one she posted in the midst of recent shootings throughout the country. Abraham had no regrets when talking to People Now and said she encourages her daughter to be creative and positive."There's a lot of young children who do modeling, and everyone loves her pictures," she said. "I think because we're on Teen Mom Og, we get bad criticism, but Sophia's doing amazing in modeling, »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Farrah Abraham Fires Back at Controversy over Her Daughter Sophia's Modeling Shots

21 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Farrah Abraham isn't shrinking under criticism about how she parents daughter Sophia. The Teen Mom Og star, 25, recently came under fire for modeling photos of her 7-year-old daughter, including one with a full face of makeup and one she posted in the midst of recent shootings throughout the country. Abraham had no regrets when talking to People Now and said she encourages her daughter to be creative and positive."There's a lot of young children who do modeling, and everyone loves her pictures," she said. "I think because we're on Teen Mom Og, we get bad criticism, but Sophia's doing amazing in modeling, »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Ava DuVernay is Basically Owning 2016

21 July 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

And it’s only the summer.(Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Ava DuVernay is having the best week ever. In fact, she’s having a pretty awesome year, which is much deserved for the Oscar nominated director and super awesome Power Woman. On Tuesday, her documentary The 13th was announced as the opening night film for the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival in September, making her the first African American director and first documentarian to accomplish such a feat. On Wednesday, we caught a glimpse of the first trailer for Queen Sugar, which DuVernay created and directed alongside Executive Producer and fellow Power Woman Oprah Winfrey. Through these projects and others in the pipeline, Ava DuVernay has proven she has her finger on the pulse of entertainment and culture, and is thus basically owning 2016.

The 13th is Ms. DuVernay’s first directorial effort since the Martin Luther King biopic Selma (2014), which was nominated for an Academy Award »

- Paola Mardo

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Trailer: Own’s Family Drama Is ‘Selma’ Director’s TV Series Debut

20 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Director Ava DuVernay is having quite a year. Her new documentary “The 13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival this year, the first non-fiction film to open the festival and the first film to be helmed by an African-American. Now, she’s set to make her TV debut in September with “Queen Sugar,” a new family drama co-created by Oprah Winfrey set to premiere on her TV network Own.

Read More: Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Documentary ‘The 13th’ Will Open 54th New York Film Festival

The series follows the lives of the Bordelon siblings: Nova (Rutina Wesley), a journalist and activist living in New Orelans; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star living in Los Angeles; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), an ex-con who’s searching for redemption through fatherhood. When tragedy strikes the family, the siblings must band together to help run »

- Vikram Murthi

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Trailer: Own’s Family Drama Is ‘Selma’ Director’s TV Series Debut

20 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Ava DuVernay is having quite a year. Her new documentary “The 13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival this year, the first non-fiction film to open the festival and the first film to be helmed by an African-American. Now, she’s set to make her TV debut in September with “Queen Sugar,” a new family drama co-created by Oprah Winfrey set to premiere on her TV network Own.

Read More: Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Documentary ‘The 13th’ Will Open 54th New York Film Festival

The series follows the lives of the Bordelon siblings: Nova (Rutina Wesley), a journalist and activist living in New Orelans; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star living in Los Angeles; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), an ex-con who’s searching for redemption through fatherhood. When tragedy strikes the family, the siblings must band together to help run »

- Vikram Murthi

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Carmelo Anthony Calls for Unity, Urges Athletes to Speak Out Against Police Brutality

19 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carmelo Anthony wants more than Olympic gold as he heads into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - he wants a better nation. The New York Knicks forward is calling for his fellow athletes to speak out about injustice in the wake of several police-involved shootings that have gripped the nation. "It's unfortunate, it's sad," Anthony, 32, said on Monday, Espn reports. "You can't really put into words what's going on throughout the whole country, throughout the whole world. For us as a country, we have to stand united. We have to come together." Anthony's comments come after the fatal »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama's Convention Speech?

19 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melania Trump delivered a rare speech on Monday at the Republican National Convention, but not everyone was a fan. Some critics were quick to point out similarities between Melania's speech and Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. "From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect," Melania said on Monday. "They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life." She »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama's Convention Speech?

19 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melania Trump delivered a rare speech on Monday at the Republican National Convention, but not everyone was a fan. Some critics were quick to point out similarities between Melania's speech and Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. "From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect," Melania said on Monday. "They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life." She »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama's Convention Speech?

18 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melania Trump delivered a rare speech on Monday at the Republican National Convention, but not everyone was a fan. Some critics were quick to point out similarities between Melania's speech and Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. "From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect," Melania said on Monday. "They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life." She »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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