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Monica Bellucci to Get Virna Lisi Prize in Rome

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Actress Monica Bellucci will be feted with the 2017 Virna Lisi award in Rome on Nov. 8 as part of the Cinema Foundation for Rome's Cityfest series.

The prize will be delivered by Lisi's son, Corrado Pesci, and presented by director Giuseppe Tornatore

Lisi was one of the rare Italian actresses who worked frequently across Italy and Hollywood. She gained fame in postwar Italian film, including starring in Casanova 70 opposite Marcello Mastroianni and later appearing with Jack Lemmon in How to Murder Your Wife and as Catherine de Medici in Queen Margot.

The Virna Lisi prize was inaugurated in 2015, first going »


- Ariston Anderson

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Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, More Stars Urge People to #RejectTheNRA

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In response to the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, stars including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow and Adam Scott have teamed up for a video showing how everyday Americans can call on their congressional lawmakers to reject legislation that would roll back gun silencer safety laws and to reject a national concealed carry reciprocity bill.

Emma Stone starts off the clip. "The mass shooting in Las Vegas has left all of us grieving, scared and angry," she says. "Knowing what to do about it can be confusing. Here's one thing »


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Shanghai WingsMedia Strikes $250M Animation Co-Production Deal With Shellhut, Tiny Island

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Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions and Thailand’s Shellhut Entertainment have signed a $250 million 10-film co-production deal with Shanghai WingsMedia, a subsidiary of China’s second-largest media group, Shanghai Media Group.

They struck the deal, which they said it the biggest animation film cooperation in Asia, under their joint venture Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures. With the cooperation, the companies said they intend to create the Chinese equivalent of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe for an international audience.

The co-production partnership will start with a feature film bringing together two known properties, namely Shanghai Media Group’s reality TV series Starship Mz: 2049 and Tiny »

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