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Doha Film Institute Unveils New ‘Qumra’ Event

6 December 2014 10:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Doha – The Doha Film Institute has unveiled the configuration of its long-gestating Qumra event dedicated to fostering first and second works from around the world within an innovative framework blending creative workshop and festival elements.

At the core of the event will be in-depth master classes for young filmmakers to be held by top-notch global talents. Booked to date as “Qumra Masters” are Mauritanian maverick helmer Abderrahmane Sissako (“Timbuktu”); Romanian Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”); foreign-language film Oscar winner Danis Tanovic (“No Man’s Land”); and pluriprized Iranian actress Leila Hatami (“A Separation”).

The first edition, set to take place in Doha from March 6-11 2015, will

seek to serve as a creative laboratory/production springboard for directors and producers of up to 25 projects, some of them shorts, all of which already within the Dfi fold. Selected projects will be either recipients of its grants program »

- Nick Vivarelli

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TV highlights 21/11/2014

20 November 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Unreported Word | Secrets from the Sky | Rat Busters NYC | Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild | Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table | Not Going Out | Rugby Union: Harlequins v Sale | House of Lies

The story of the determined educator struggling against the odds to improve the lives of disadvantaged children is thoroughly well-worn, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. Here, Kiki King travels to up-country Uganda to sit in on the first lessons in sign language ever taught to local deaf people. Until now, they have never been able to conduct a conversation. While the feelgood aspect is oversold, it’s nonetheless an affecting story. Andrew Mueller

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- Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Mark Jones, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, Bim Adewunmi, Lanre Bakare and David Stubbs

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Courtney Love, Dave Grohl Bonded Over Actress' Breasts

19 November 2014 11:20 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have finally buried the hatchet, thanks to their mutual appreciation for an unnamed actress' breasts. "The other night, we just started talking about this one actress' boobs," the Hole singer shared on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! "We'd both seen them. At one point, when she was 20, they were the sexiest boobs in Hollywood. He'd seen them; I'd seen them. And we just picked up where we left off after 20 years of suing each other. Isn't that cool?"

Love's bad blood with the Foo Fighters frontman once ran deep. »

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PopWatch Confessional: The embarrassing song that made you cry

7 November 2014 10:05 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sunday marks the return of HBO's The Newsroom, a series that isn't exactly known for being subtle—especially in its first season, which featured a memorable scene set to Coldplay's "Fix You." Anvilicious? Oh yeah. Emotionally manipulative? You betcha. Surprisingly effective all the same? Unfortunately, yes, according to EW.com's Lanford Beard. Which is how we came upon this week's PopWatch Confessional question: What's the song that's had a surprising, embarrassing emotional effect on you? Lanford Beard, staff editor: Between all its walk-and-talks, Network rip-offs, and "women be klutzy" gags, The Newsroom's first season actually took on a few actual news events, »

- EW staff

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Miranda Lambert owns the 2014 Cma Awards: Complete winners list

5 November 2014 9:56 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Talk about a landslide. Luke Bryan may have taken home the night's top prize, but Miranda Lambert owned the 48th Annual Cma Awards with a total of four trophies including Album of the Year, Single of the Year ("Automatic") and Female Vocalist of the Year. To put things in perspective: she won a full third of all competitive categories. Not too shabby, Miranda. Check out the full list of tonight's winners below, then let us know what you thought of tonight's show in the comments. Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban **Winner Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Single of the Year **Winner "Automatic" - Miranda Lambert "Drunk On A Plane” - Dierks Bentley "Give Me Back My Hometown" - Eric Church "Meanwhile Back At Mama’s" - Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill "Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton Album of the Year Crash My Party - »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Kenny Rogers: Why I Never Slept with Dolly Parton

22 September 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There have been rumors of a Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton affair for decades, but Rogers says their relationship never went beyond flirtation. Albeit "massive" flirtation. The reason? Neither one of them wanted to ruin a perfectly good friendship. "We flirted with each other for 30 years, and it was much more electric," explains Rogers in an interview with Dan Rather, airing Tuesday on Axs TV. "I think once you consummate a relationship like that, it loses something. And she and I both believe that theory, so we did some massive flirting in front of the nation, but there was never anything more than that. »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Break Records for ‘Disney Infinity’ (Exclusive)

11 September 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guardians of the Galaxy” isn’t just performing well for Disney at the box office. The company is seeing strong interest in the film and its cast of misfits on the small screen, as well — especially for its videogame “Disney Infinity.”

Since becoming available in July, brisk sales for Rocket racoon and the “Guardians” playset have put them in a position to beat out Captain America and Spider-Man to become the game’s top overall pre-selling figures and playsets. The character Groot is No. 3 so far, behind Venom.

In fact, Rocket is currently selling nearly twice as much as the game’s bestselling characters last year, which were “Monsters Inc.’s” Mike Wazowski and “Frozen’s” Elsa. And it keeps climbing with the number of Rockets sold tripling over the previous week. Disney declined to provide actual sales figures.

“The film is really driving all of the awareness” for the “Guardians” characters, »

- Marc Graser

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Miranda Lambert Shows the Country Boys How It’s Done With 9 Cma Nominations

3 September 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The "Something Bad" singer leads the pack of this year's contenders.

She may be the only woman up for Entertainer of the Year, but Miranda Lambert is still showing the boys how it's done.

The "Something Bad" singer leads the pack of this year's Cma Awards contenders with nine nominations in seven categories, matching a personal best she previously set in 2010. Also up for Entertainer of the Year is Lambert's husband Blake Shelton, last year's winner George Strait, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town made the announcement live on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

Pics: Country Stars Go Glam on the 2013 Cma Awards Red Carpet

Many fans were left scratching their heads at Jason Aldean's apparent snub. The "Burning It Down" singer has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year for the last three years running, but has yet to take home the trophy. In years past »

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Cma Nominees: Complete List

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

The nominees for the 2014 Cma Awards were released today. The complete list is as follows:

Best Album of the Year

The Outsiders by Eric Church

Crash My Party by Luke Bryan

Fuse by Keith Urban

Platinum by Miranda Lambert

Riser by Dierks Bentley

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

George Strait

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Kacey Musgraves

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Best Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Best Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan & Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love & Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square

Best New Artist of the Year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

Best Single of the Year

Automatic, Miranda Lambert

Drunk on a Plane, »

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Doctor Who Extra: Has the BBC revived Confidential in all but name?

27 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doctor Who Confidential - a popular behind-the-scenes companion series to the sci-fi hit - was axed by BBC Three back in 2011, with channel controller Zai Bennett citing his desire to move away from "extension shows" in order to focus on original programming.

Just three years later and the UK television landscape is a very different place - Bennett resigned from his post in April, following the news that BBC Three is to become an online-only entity.

So when Doctor Who Extra - a behind-the-scenes companion series to the sci-fi hit, now starring Peter Capaldi - was announced last week, one would be forgiven for assuming that the BBC was reviving Confidential in all but name.

The first edition of Extra is now available online - it seems that 'exclusive to iPlayer' is indeed the new BBC Three - so is it just Confidential rebranded... and perhaps more importantly, is it any good? »

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1st Colombo Iff to showcase Indian films curated by DearCinema

26 August 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The inaugural edition of International Film Festival of Colombo, the first major international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka, will screen a special package of Indian films curated by DearCinema.

The festival, to be held from September 2-7, is being organized by the Directors’ Guild of Sri Lanka with the support of Okinawa International Movie Festival in Japan.

The package comprises of award-winning and festival-favourite Indian films like Kanu Behl’s Titli, Avinash Arun’s Killa, Anup Singh’s Qissa, Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry, Geethu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice, Kaushik Ganguly’s Apur Panchali, Jahnu Barua’s Ajeyo, Shilpa Ranade’s The World of Goopi and Bagha and Rajeev Ravi’s Annayum Rasoolam.

Kanu Behl, Avinash Arun, Nagraj Manjule, Geethu Mohandas, Kaushik Ganguly, Jahnu Barua, Shilpa Ranade and Rajeev Ravi will be in attendance at the festival. Actors Geetanjali Thapa (Liar’s Dice) and Rasika Dugal (Qissa) will »

- NewsDesk

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Country Music Hall of Fame Honors Kenny Rogers with Awesome Exhibit

17 August 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"I haven't always been this old," Kenny Rogers joked to family and friends gathered at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Wednesday night. "When I was a member of the First Edition, I was a happening dude! I had long black hair, a black beard, shades and an earring. I was totally groovy," said Rogers. "I woke up the other day and I was really old!" Proof of Rogers's grooviness can be seen at the Hall of Fame's new exhibit, "Through the Years," a biographical look at the singer's storied life and career. One standout piece is a »

- Kay West

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Lionel Richie Wrote Kenny Rogers' Song "Lady" "In the Toilet," Rogers Says

15 August 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Some people get their best ideas in the shower. Lionel Richie apparently does his thinking elsewhere in the bathroom. According to longtime pal Kenny Rogers, the "Hello" singer wrote Rogers' 1980 hit song "Lady" while "in the toilet" at a recording studio. "I called Lionel, and I said, 'I'd like for you to write a song for me,'" the "Islands in the Stream" singer, now 75, recalled on the Today show on Thursday, Aug. 14. "Lionel doesn't write entire songs. He writes ideas." Sometimes unfinished ideas. Rogers [...] »

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Best of Late Night TV: Megan Fox Hates People, Chris Hardwick Sings Kenny Rogers (Video)

12 August 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Megan Fox continued her "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" press tour by stopping by "Chelsea Lately," where she discussed her crazy home life after having two kids with husband Brian Austin Green. The demands of parenthood are exhausting, Fox said, where "You don't sleep [and] every minute is ... dedicated to someone else." The actress said she's become a homebody because she's always taking care of her sons, though she admits that she prefers not interacting with others. "I don't like people," she told host Chelsea Handler. "That's why you want to hang out with f--king turtles," Handler observed.

Man of many talents Chris Hardwick chatted with "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon about all his various projects, »

- Katie Roberts

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Santa Barbara Film Fest Announces Summer Showcase Featuring French Cinema

24 June 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its new summer film showcase, The Wave Film Festival. The first edition of the five-day festival will center on eleven new French films. The program will from July 16-20 at the Riviera Theatre. Photos Cannes: THR's Photo Portfolio With Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart "It's fitting that as we approach the 30th anniversary, Sbiff expands its programming and have more of a year-round presence with the Wave Film Festival," said Sbiff executive director Roger Durling in a statement. "In the future we hope to have several

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- Ashley Lee

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Doha sets second youth fest dates

24 June 2014 5:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ajyal Youth Film Festival will return with a line-up of international and local features.

The Doha Film Institute has announced that it will host the second edition of its Ajyal Youth Film Festival from Dec 1-6 throughout Katara Cultural Village.

Following the inaugural edition, which showcased more than 40 films including shorts, documentaries, and features, the second Ajyal Youth Film Festival will again bring a selection of international and local films to Doha audiences.

Ajyal’s youth jury programme, the Doha Film Experience, will again provide young jurors from Qatar and the region the opportunity to watch, analyse, and discuss films from all over the world, enabling them to develop critical thinking, self-expression, and appreciation of the artform.

Fatma Al Remaihi, festival director, said: “The Ajyal Youth Film Festival was launched with the goal to encourage a love of cinema among the young people of our community and provide a space where they can express themselves through culture »

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

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Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal Kiddie Fest Sets December Dates

24 June 2014 4:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Doha Film Institute has set Dec.1-6 as the dates for the second edition of its Ajyal Youth Film Festival, where hundreds of kids and adolescents aged 8-21 will be the jurors.

Ajyal’s youth jury programme, the Doha Film Experience, is the central plank of the fest, which fosters film education in Qatar and the surrounding Persian Gulf region where moviemaking is a relatively new storytelling form.

 

More than 400 jurors from 45 countries – divided in three age categories: 8-12, 13-17 and 18-21 – attended last year’s inaugural edition. The event is modelled on Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children with whom the Dfi has a partnership.

 

The first edition proved that film can truly bring people together,” enthused Ajyal fest artistic director Fatma Al Remaihi (pictured) in a statement.

 

“Through the second edition we will continue to contribute to the growth of Qatar’s film culture with a »

- Nick Vivarelli

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11 Must-See Acts at Bonnaroo

12 June 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicks off today in Manchester, Tenn. As usual, there’s something for everything across the 700-acre farms’s multiple stages--except for Outkast fans-- it's one of the few festivals the reunited duo is skipping. If you’re having trouble figuring out who to see, you can’t go wrong with this list of 11 acts. For the most part, we stayed away from recommending the main headliners since you can make you own mind up on those famous names.  The acts are listed in order of their time slot. Real Estate June 12, 7:30 p.m. Ease into Bonnaroo with a nice set by a this guitar driven indie band from New Jersey, who are sure to deliver an uplifting, care-free set. They may have tackled some darker issues on new album, “Atlas,” but there’s still an unquenchable lilt to what they do. »

- Melinda Newman

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Briefs: First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Alan Turing, The Daytime Emmy Awards Will Not Be Televised, And Lucky Charms Are Magically Inclusive

5 June 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Chad Allen (above), who is 40, Kenny G is 58, Suze Orman is 63, Pete Wentz is 35, and Laurie Anderson is 67.

Unable to make a deal with any TV entity, The Daytime Emmy Awards will instead be livestreamed. The ceremony will be held on Jun 22nd.

Kellan Lutz and Malin Akerman will both be reprising their roles when The Comeback returns.

What Jenny McCarthy Needs to Learn From Jonah Hill: How to Say, ‘I F’d Up’

EW has a couple of pics of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. It comes out in November.

Jason Collins on how “It Got Better.”

Well, I guess One Million Moms will have to stick to lightly toasted white bread in the morning.

Being brave enough to be yourself. #LuckytoBe Original pic.twitter.com/kDlOblpfh5

— Lucky Charms (@LuckyCharms) June 5, 2014

This year’s Tony Nominee men pose at the »

- snicks

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Indonesia festival and market to launch

16 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New film festival and market aims to support burgeoning local film industry.

Indonesia is launching a new film festival and market, the Equator Film Expo (Efx), which aims to support the burgeoning local film industry and promote the country as a shooting destination.

The first edition is scheduled to take place March 27-30, 2015 in Jakarta. It will feature an international film festival; a film market, focusing on co-productions; a locations showcase and technology trade show; along with a conference series and networking events.

The event, which has private backing for its first edition, will also feature a competition section for films from emerging nations.

“Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world but has very little soft power, so our goal is to build up this industry and give Indonesia a voice,” said Guillaume Catala, who co-founded the event with Tedy Tricahyono.

The organisers are collaborating with the newly-established Indonesian Film Council (BPI), founded by the »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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