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Stars Shine at the Oscar Nominee Lunch

9 February 2016 9:42 AM, PST

            For years I have been lucky enough to be invited to the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, and let me assure you, I am never blasé about it. I get to mingle with people I admire, from both sides of the camera, at an event where no one is tense or nervous. Once inside the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the nominees (150 this year), Academy governors, and A-list filmmakers have a great time schmoozing and enjoying each other’s company. The Academy makes sure that seating is random, so a major movie star will be seated next to a sound mixer, or a documentary short-subject director, or an animator. There are no tables devoted...

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- Leonard Maltin

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On Stage with Johnny Depp

8 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST

I've been conducting tributes at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for 25 years. Each guest is different (from Clint Eastwood to Cate Blanchett) but spending two hours with them onstage, reviewing their career with an array of film clips, has been rewarding—for me and the audience. My goal is to make the guest feel comfortable so our "interview" becomes more of a conversation. This year, I was a bit more nervous than usual, knowing that honoree Johnny Depp refuses to watch himself on screen and isn't crazy about doing interviews. Then Johnny arrived and greeted me warmly, taking time to kiss my wife and daughter. As we stood backstage he said, "You...

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