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Publicists Guild Awards Set For March

Publicists Guild Awards Set For March
The International Cinematographers Guild said today that its 55th annual Icg Publicists Awards will be handed out Friday, March 2, at the Beverly Hilton. Nominations will be announced in January. Iatse Local 600 doles out its hardware in seven categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in…
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Publicists Guild Awards Set For March

The International Cinematographers Guild said today that its 55th annual Icg Publicists Awards will be handed out Friday, March 2, at the Beverly Hilton. Nominations will be announced in January. Iatse Local 600 doles out its hardware in seven categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in…
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Drummer Max Weinberg on His 'Jukebox' Tour, Sharing the Stage with Bruce Springsteen and the Loss of Music Legends

Drummer Max Weinberg on His 'Jukebox' Tour, Sharing the Stage with Bruce Springsteen and the Loss of Music Legends
Max Weinberg has spent 43 years touring the world with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. And in between his job with the Boss, the 66-year-old drummer managed to hold down a 17-year post as a bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show. Turns out, he doesn’t do well with downtime.

After finishing the 86-city “River” tour in February, the longtime E Street Band drummer was ready to try something new. Enter Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, an interactive concert experience where the audience gets to pick the set list and hear Max and his revolving band
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Scared In Jersey to Celebrate the Halloween Season on the East Coast with Blood Drums, The Devil’s Midway & More

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If you live on the East Coast, then you might be familiar with the story of the Jersey Devil, and you may also be looking forward to Scared in Jersey, the annual celebration of Halloween and the deadly local legend that debuts for a month of mayhem this October:

Press Release: This October, the legend of the Jersey Devil comes to life with the debut of Scared In Jersey, the Northeast's premier Halloween event, taking place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the month, plus Halloween night, at the Pnc Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ (dates listed below).

The multi-attraction event, presented by Live Nation, is the brainchild of industry veterans Artist Group International, SRae Productions and Blood Drums by Street Drum Corps. Scared In Jersey features such attractions as the Pine Barren Maze, Mother Leeds' Haunted Cottage, The Devil's Midway and multiple live performances from Blood Drums nightly. Watch the promo video here.
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Stars Joined Students, Educators, Parents, And More For Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live

On Saturday, the biggest names in entertainment, journalism, sports, and music joined educators, parents, and more for “Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live,” a one-hour telecast and multi-platform event that invited the public to help rethink the future of American high schools.

DJ Khaled and son Asahd Tuck Khaled speak onstage during the Xq Super School Live

Credit/Copyright: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Eif

Among the stars who took part were J.J. Abrams, Mahershala Ali, Kelsea Ballerini, Maria Bello, Cate Blanchett, Chance the Rapper, Common, James Corden, Miranda Cosgrove, Cindy Crawford, Portia Doubleday, Michael Ealy, Kevin Frazier, Matt FX, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek Pinault, Sean Hayes, Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, Jax, DJ Khaled, Gayle King, Norman Lear, Marshawn Lynch, Rami Malek, Thomas Mann, Joel McHale, Alano Miller, Hasan Minhaj, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maren Morris, David Muir, Randall Park, Chris Paul, Tanika Ray, Conrad Ricamora, Melissa Rivers,
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Additional Stars To Join Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live

Today, Xq Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (Eif) announced that more stars will participate in “Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live,” a one-hour telecast and multi-platform event that will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools.

Among those set to participate are J.J. Abrams, Kelsea Ballerini, Maria Bello, Cate Blanchett, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Michael Ealy, Matt FX, Salma Hayek Pinault, Sean Hayes, Allison Janney, Jax, DJ Khaled, Gayle King, Norman Lear, Marshawn Lynch, Joel McHale, Alano Miller, Hasan Minhaj, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maren Morris, David Muir, Chris Paul, Tanika Ray, Conrad Ricamora, Adam Rodriguez, Al Roker, Ian Somerhalder, Karla Souza, Ringo Starr, Justin Timberlake, U2, Chris Wallace, Matt Walsh, Reggie Watts, D’Wayne Wiggins, and Jesse Williams, as well as East Los High stars Ashley Campuzano, Jorge Diaz, and Danielle Vega.

The live special will also include musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Fisher and Hunter Hayes.
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Hollywood's Brightest Stars Join Students, Educators and Parents For Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live

Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Mahershala Ali, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, Christian Slater, Common, Randall Park, Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Thomas Mann, Anna Deavere Smith, Miranda Cosgrove, Melissa Rivers, Kevin Frazier and many more will participate in “Eif Presents: Xq Super School Live,” a special one-hour telecast which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools.

They will join Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, who also serve as executive producers, in the all-star telecast, which will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 Pm Et live/Pt tape-delayed.

In September 2015, Xq: The Super School Project launched an open call to rethink and design the next American high schools. Since then, thousands of communities across the country have come together to reimagine high school education. “Eif Presents: Xq Super
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Genius’ Debut Plus More TV You Must See This Week

Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Two exciting new limited series are making rather unconventional debuts this week, with The Handmaid’s Tale premiering on Hulu, which hasn’t had such a big event program like this before, and Genius giving National Geographic its first scripted show. We’re also saying goodbye to Bates Motel, welcome back to Silicon Valley, and hello in a new form to Dear White People. Plus there are a couple new places to have a laugh at the president.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 23–29:

SUNDAYSilicon Valley (HBO, 10pm)

The boys of Pied Piper return, but they’re no longer a united force. The fourth season promises internal strife, as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) appears to quit his own company, as
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Publicists Awards: ‘Deadpool’ Hailed As Best PR Campaign, Nanci Ryder Gets Massive Ovation

Nanci Ryder and Renee Zellweger at the Icg Publicists Awards (Courtesy: Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

How did Deadpool, a subversive superhero movie made by Fox for just $58 million, gross an astounding $132 million on its opening weekend and, by the end of its theatrical run, $363 million domestically and $783 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of 2016? One reason was publicity and, accordingly, its PR campaign, orchestrated by 20th Century Fox was hailed with Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award, recognizing it as the year’s best in the film arena at the International Cinematographer’s Guild’s 54th annual Publicists Awards luncheon. NBC’s This Is Us won the equivalent TV honor.

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Publicists Awards: 'Deadpool' Hailed As Best PR Campaign, Nanci Ryder Gets Massive Ovation

Publicists Awards: 'Deadpool' Hailed As Best PR Campaign, Nanci Ryder Gets Massive Ovation
How did Deadpool, a subversive superhero movie made by Fox for just $58 million, gross an astounding $132 million on its opening weekend and, by the end of its theatrical run, $363 million domestically and $783 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of 2016? One reason was publicity and, accordingly, its PR campaign, orchestrated by 20th Century Fox was hailed with Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award, recognizing it as the year's best in the film arena at the International Cinematographer's Guild's 54th annual Publicists Awards luncheon. NBC's This Is Us won the equivalent TV honor.

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‘Deadpool,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win Publicist Campaign Awards

‘Deadpool,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win Publicist Campaign Awards
Deadpool” and “This Is Us” have won the top awards from the Publicists Guild for last year’s best publicity campaigns.

Fox’s “Deadpool” topped “Sausage Party,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Jungle Book” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award. “Deadpool” was a massive surprise hit with more than $700 million in worldwide grosses and a campaign that stressed Ryan Reynolds’ foul-mouthed comic performance — along with lying on a bearskin rug.

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Deadpool,’ ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Nominated for Publicists Award

NBC’s “This Is Us” won over “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and “Speechless” for the TV award.

The International Cinematographers Guild presented the winners Friday at the 54th Annual Icg publicists awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Honorees previously announced include Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy,
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Hawaii Five-0 Season 7 Episode 17 Review: Hunting Monsters

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Well, at least Dr. Madison Gray finally returned.

But whether it was for the last time is still up in the air at the end of Hawaii Five-0 Season 7 Episode 17.

Gray, first unveiled on Hawaii Five-0 Season 7, Episode 4, had been a Machiavellian, behind-the-scenes character, getting serial killers to kill for her.

So it was an intriguing change of pace to have her stumble into Hpd with bloody hands, claiming to be a tourist from Wisconsin with amnesia.

This naturally fooled no one within Five-0, who knew her true identity. Especially McGarrett, who is probably still angry that she blew up his pickup. After all, cars are his to destroy.

The interesting twist is when the blood comes back as a partial match to Alicia Brown, the profiler that was kidnapped along with McGarrett by Gray.

Alicia was found alive, and clueless, by McGarrett and Grover. So the question became "What was Gray's end game"?

Alicia,
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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Nominated for Publicists Award

‘Deadpool,’ ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Nominated for Publicists Award
Deadpool,” “Sausage Party,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Jungle Book” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” have been nominated for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award.

The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Speechless” and “This Is Us” received nominations for the TV award. Debra Birnbaum, Variety‘s executive editor of television, was nominated for the press award.

The International Cinematographers Guild will announce the winners at the 54th Annual Icg publicists awards luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 24. Honorees previously announced include Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bwr founding partner Nanci Ryder.

View the full list of nominees below:

Les Mason award nominees:

– .Barbara Hannegan: senior publicist, Warner Bros. Pictures International

– .William Hendley: senior publicist of global publicity, Walt Disney Studios

– .Ernie Malik: unit publicist

– .Maureen O.Malley: senior publicist and project supervisor,
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Finding the Fab Four by Anne-Katrin Titze

Paul Shaffer in the spotlight on the Beatles: "I was so enthralled with Jackie Wilson already and The Four Seasons that this was a new sound, brand new." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

I must confess, before I go on with this feature, that when I was 12, my girlfriends were obsessed with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison, so much so that when they played Beatles, I was Yoko Ono.

Paul Shaffer and the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band member, Steven Van Zandt, hosted the rock 'n' roll New York premiere of Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, written by Mark Monroe. Whoopi Goldberg, Julie Taymor, Paul Rudd, Bobby Cannavale, Bob Gruen, Vincent Pastore, Max Weinberg, Tony Sirico, Maureen Van Zandt, and many other guests attended.

Favorite Beatle for Alessandro Nivola: "My
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Empire’ Top Publicists Guild Awards

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Empire’ Top Publicists Guild Awards
Hollywood publicists have awarded “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with the Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship trophy for top publicity campaign for a movie last year.

The award was announced at the 53rd Annual Icg Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with more than 900 attending.

The seventh “Star Wars” movie launched Dec. 16 and has grossed more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office for Disney. Michelle Sewall, Disney’s senior VP of publicity, said that “The Force Awakens” presented challenges because of the unique nature of the franchise and its relation to the fanbase.

“We did exercise incredible restraint in the campaign,” she said. “You could not do anything you had done before.”

Fox’s second season of “Empire” won the best publicity campaign in television. The music industry series has been renewed for a third season.

The guild’s Les Mason Award was given posthumously to publicist Murray Weissman, who died in November.
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max’ Nominated by Publicists as Top Film Campaigns

‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max’ Nominated by Publicists as Top Film Campaigns
Hollywood publicists have nominated Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Fox’s “The Martian,” Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Sony’s “Goosebumps,” Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” and Paramount’s “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Award for Motion Pictures.

The winner will be named at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 26.

. The nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicists Showmanship Television Award include a trio of

. 20th Century Fox Television series — “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Empire” and “Fresh off the Boat” — along with

“Supergirl” for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; CBS Television Studios for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and Warner Bros. Television for “Blindspot.”

The nominees for the Les Mason Award, described as the highest honor that publicists can bestow on one of their own members, are Elaine Lazelle, Walt Disney Studios
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Close Out Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show'

Watch Bruce Springsteen Close Out Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show'
Just as Billy Joel was the only man who could have possibly closed out the Nassau Coliseum earlier this week, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band were the only act that could have played during the final minutes of Jon Stewart's last Daily Show. "This is by request of the man himself," Springsteen said before launching into the 1999 tune, "Land of Hope and Dreams." "Thanks for everything, Jon. We wish you happy and safe travels."

Springsteen hasn't played with the E Street Band since the High Hopes tour ended
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Hawaii Five-0 Sneak Peek: Danny and the 'Killing Machine' Return to Therapy

Hawaii Five-0 Sneak Peek: Danny and the 'Killing Machine' Return to Therapy
Perhaps Hawaii Five-0‘s unseen therapist should just wave the white flag and let Steve and Danny agree to disagree?

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In the above sneak peek from tonight’s episode (CBS, 9/8c), Five-0’s top cops are subject to another round of therapy, just as they were in the Season 5 premiere. This time around, the topics at hand include someone’s “control” issues and the other’s tendency to be “overly sensitive.”

And on the heels of Danny paying his partner a compliment (of sorts?), there’s the matter of Steve response in a bothersome,
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'The Interview' Takes Top Prize at Publicists Awards

The Columbia Pictures publicity team behind Sony's The Interview won the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Awards for best motion picture publicity campaign at the 52nd annual Icg Publicists Luncheon, which was held Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The award for best TV publicity campaign went to CBS Television Studios for Jane the Virgin. In accepting the final award of the afternoon, Andrew Caraco, Sony's executive vp motion pictures, said they always knew it would take a unique, unconventional campaign to promote The Interview. "Everybody thought North Korea was doing what North Korea had always done in the past,"

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‘The Interview,’ ‘Jane The Virgin’ Among Publicist Guild Award Winners

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‘The Interview,’ ‘Jane The Virgin’ Among Publicist Guild Award Winners
The 52nd Icg Publicists Awards were held on Friday afternoon at the Beverly Hilton, with prizes going to the marketing team behind Sony’s controversial “The Interview,” talent rep Melissa Kates and the PR team behind CBS TV’s “Jane The Virgin.” The Sony team picked up the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture award, for “active members working in film and television whose achievements in publicity and promotion during the previous calendar year are deemed outstanding,” according to the guild. Andre Caraco, VP of Motion Picture Publicity at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Spe), accepted on behalf of the team, who worked under dire circumstances to.
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