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Producers Lab Toronto reveals line-up

20 August 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK’s Isabelle Stead, Canada’s George Ayoub and Australia’s Kristian Moliere are among those selected for this year’s Producers Lab Toronto.

The24 producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will participate in the fifth edition of the networking platform, which runs Sept 3-6 during the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).

Plt is targeted at producers who have had previous experience in working on international co-productions and now have projects in the pipeline that could be interesting for the international market.

European producers

The ten European producers were selected by European Film Promotion’s member organisations from previous participants of its Cannes-based initiative Producers on the Move. They include:

Human Films’ co-founder Isabelle Stead, who has played a key role in the new wave of Iraqi cinema by producing such award-winning films as Mohamed Al-Daradji’s Son Of Babylon and In The Sands Of Babylon. She is now »

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Shirley Temple in The Blue Bird – A Look Back at 1940

23 February 2014 5:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Sam Moffitt

I never was a fan of Shirley Temple, far from it. I do recall seeing most of her movies years ago. Back in the Sixties Channel 11, in St. Louis, used to have a Shirley Temple Theater on weekend afternoons. My sister Judy, for some reason, had to watch those Shirley Temple films. So I can recall seeing Bright Eyes, the Little Colonel, Heidi, Little Miss Marker and what have you.

To say I was not impressed would be a major understatement. Even as a young kid I realized there was a strict formula to Shirley’s movies, namely her sunny disposition and optimistic outlook would win over cranky old adults and straighten out bratty little kids, who were usually the villains, in her films, and that was about all.

I do recognize and respect Shirley Temple’s place in film history. She was the biggest star »

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Buzzmakers: Shirley Temple Dies, Duggar Sex Tips

15 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

1. Shirley Temple Black Dies

Legendary child actress Shirley Temple Black passed away on Monday night, Feb. 10. She was 85.

The actress, perhaps best known for her 1930s films Little Princess, Bright Eyes and Heidi, died in her Woodside, Calif. home, her nephew Richard Black told The Hollywood Reporter. She had recently begun hospice care.

Temple is survived by her three children, her daughter Linda from her marriage to John Agar, and her son Charles and daughter Lori from her marriage to Charles Black.

Temple, who served as a foreign ambassador and diplomat for four U.S. presidents, won a Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award in 2006. "When I was 3 years old, I was delighted to be told that I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was," she said during her acceptance speech. "I have one »

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Shirley Temple tribute to air on TCM

12 February 2014 5:32 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Turner Classic Movies will air a tribute to the late Hollywood legend Shirley Temple.

Temple passed away at the age of 85 from natural causes at her home in Woodside, California earlier this week.

Shirley Temple dies: The Hollywood icon's life in pictures

TCM has since confirmed that it will air eight of her classic films on Sunday, March 9.

The movie marathon will include Heidi, Stowaway, Bright Eyes, The Little Princess, I'll Be Seeing You, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, A Kiss For Corliss and That Hagen Girl.

TCM presenter Robert Osborne referred to Temple as an icon of the film industry in a statement announcing the tribute.

Osborne commented: "Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood's pint-sized Queen at age 7, grew up to be such a lovely, civic-minded citizen, wife and mother, »

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Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

11 February 2014 9:25 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Feb 12: Former child star Shirley Temple of the 'Curly Top' fame has passed away due to unknown reasons. She was 85.

According to Fox News, Temple, who had won a special Oscar at age 6 for her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment, died at her house near San Francisco.

Temple was the ultimate child star thanks to her dimpled, precocious and oh-so-adorable on-screen persona.

While talking about Temple, Allan Dwan, who directed her in 1937's 'Heidi' and 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm', said that she was absolutely marvelous and greatest in the world and was one of those actors who could remember. »

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Shirley Temple: Hollywood pays tribute to 'one of a kind' child star

11 February 2014 4:48 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Whoopi Goldberg and Mia Farrow praise Temple, the former child star who left the entertainment industry for politics

Whoopi Goldberg and Mia Farrow were among the Hollywood stars who paid tribute to the former child star Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85.

On Tuesday Farrow said Temple, still held as one of the most famous child stars of all time, "raised the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression", while Goldberg identified her as "one of a kind".

George Clooney expressed appreciation for Temple's huge contribution to film history "from the very beginning". He added: "I'm sure it wasn't easy being a child star, although she went on to become an ambassador, so she reinvented herself along the way … it's a great loss."

Temple began her singular career aged three, finding early success with films including Curly Top, Heidi and Bright Eyes, which featured one of Temple's best known performances, »

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R.I.P. Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

11 February 2014 3:11 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The film world lost a certified legend lat last night as Shirley Temple (or Shirley Temple Black as she was known after she got married to Charles Black and retired from acting in her 20′s) passed away at the age of 85. She died of natural causes and obviously led a long life, much of it spent in front of the camera. Perhaps the most famous child star of all time, Temple Black was a giant in the industry for sure, and made her impact as a young girl, which makes that even more astounding. One of the biggest box office draws of her time and easily the youngest A-lister ever, Temple Black was able to command a record salary of $50,000 a picture. That might not sound like a huge amount now, but this was the 1930′s, so that was a massive sum of money to earn. That alone puts her in the history books. »

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Shirley Temple: Hollywood's original child star dies aged 85

11 February 2014 3:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor, who became one of the most famous child stars of all time, has died at the age of 85

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Shirley Temple: a career in clips

Whoopi Goldberg, James Franco and Mia Farrow have paid tribute to the actor, singer, dancer and politician Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85.

Farrow credited Temple, still held as the most famous child stars of all time, for "rais[ing] the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression", while Goldberg identified her as "one of a kind". Temple began her singular career aged three, finding early success with chirpy hits such as Curly Top, Heidi and Bright Eyes. That film featured one of Temple's best known performances, a rendition of Richard A Whiting and Sidney Clare's On the Good Ship Lollipop.

Temple left the film business in 1950. She returned for a brief stint in television, »

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TCM’s Shirley Temple Marathon Waits Until Month-Long Oscar Marathon Wraps

11 February 2014 1:59 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TCM, Turner Broadcasting System’s Peabody Award-winning network boasting one of the largest film libraries in the world, is known for its dearly-departed marathons, among other features. Shirley Temple Black, better known as Shirley Temple, was arguably the most famous child star in history who, after saying so long to that career, went on to become U.S. representative at the United Nations, U.S. ambassador to Ghana, U.S. chief of protocol in Washington, D.C., and, U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately, her death on Monday fell in the midst of TCM’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” marathon. So the network announced this afternoon it would wait to fete Temple on Sunday, March 9. Related: R.I.P. Shirley Temple BlackShirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood’s pint-sized Queen »

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Shirley Temple Black: 1928 - 2014

11 February 2014 10:06 AM, PST | IMDb News

Shirley Temple Black, the one-time child star whose precocious acting ability, cheery demeanor and innocent face made her one of the biggest draws of the 1930s, died on Monday night at her home in California. She was 85.

From the age of six to ten Shirley Temple was once one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. While the rest of the nation was mired in the Great Depression Shirley Temple sang and danced her way through it in films such as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Little Miss Marker, Heidi and The Little Princess.

Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, the third and youngest child (and only girl) of George Francis Temple, a bank teller, and Gertrude Krieger, a supremely willful stage mother (Temple dedicated her autobiography to her). Her parents noticed an innate sense of rhythm and extroverted presence as early as eight months in Shirley. She was put in acting classes by the age of three and was starring in a series of cloying shorts in 1932 and ’33, as well as assaying bit parts in larger films.

It was her performance of “Baby Takes a Bow” in 1934’s Stand Up and Cheer, a film that debuted in May, that thrust her into prominence. She was obviously a natural in front of the camera with a wide range of talent. She could sing. She could dance. She could act. Fox signed her on and, by the end of the same year, which also held the hits Little Miss Marker and Bright Eyes (where she famously sang “On the Good Ship Lollipop”) and several other roles, Shirley Temple was a star. A mere nine months after Stand Up and Cheer hit screens, in February of 1935, she received a special “Juvenile Award” at the Oscars “in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934.”

For the next few years the public couldn’t get enough of her. Exhibitors named her the top box-office attraction of 1935 (when she sang “Animal Crackers” in Curly Top) - 1938. A non-alcoholic drink was named after her (a mixture of ginger ale and grenadine) and a cottage industry sprang up around her likeness including dolls, coloring books, and dress lines. She tapped alongside Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, in The Littlest Rebel, starred in John Ford’s Wee Willie Winkie and several Allan Dwan films, Heidi and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Graham Greene’s review of Winkie, where he accused Temple of being an adult impersonating a child, and where he impugned the motives for older men’s attraction to her, caused such an uproar that Night and Day, the magazine in which the review was published, shortly thereafter was bankrupted and folded.)

Temple was the natural pick to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz but Fox wouldn’t loan its star out so Judy Garland got the role. It was a turning point in both their careers.

As she matured, Hollywood and the audience, now veterans of World War II, and seemingly unable to reconcile the fact that the cherubic star had become a comely young woman, looked elsewhere. Temple was no longer the compliant child but a willful ingénue. After two flops she canceled her contract with Fox and moved over to MGM but fared no better there.

At 17 she wed fellow actor John Agar but the marriage fell apart five years later. Temple, now divorced with a child, lost her interest in movie-making. The audience too moved on. She became a cautionary tale in many circles, an example of the loose morals and bad ends destined for Hollywood types. Her talent agency, MCA, unceremoniously dropped her and Temple’s meteoric career was over. She wasn’t yet 21.

Later life included several quickly-canceled variety shows but she attained a second act as a public figure and politician, even running for office in the vacant Republican seat in her congressional district. In 1968 President Richard Nixon appointed her as the US representative at the United Nations and she became an ambassador to Ghana from 1974-1976. She later also held the post of US Chief of protocol and ambassador to Czechoslovakia (appointed by President George H.W. Bush).

Shortly after her divorce from Agar Shirley Temple met and married Charles Black, a TV executive. They were married for 55 years, until his death, and had two children together. »

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Remembering Shirley Temple Black, Cinema's Most Iconic Child Star (Movie Clips)

11 February 2014 9:22 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014), the most iconic child star of film history who was a box office sensation throughout the 1930s, has died at age 85. Known for her dimples and perfectly-ringleted head of curls (56 ringlets, to be exact), Temple broke into the movies at only three years old, and went on to star in a series of vehicles (many of which were the VHS staples of my childhood) like "Bright Eyes," "Little Miss Marker," "Stand Up and Cheer," "The Little Colonel," "Baby Take a Bow," "Heidi," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Princess," to name only a few. More than just a cute face, Temple had a remarkable ability for song and dance routines, as exemplified particularly in "The Codfish Ball" routine she does with Buddy Ebsen in "Captain January," where she matches the limber-legged Ebsen step for step in a four minute sequence. (Watch it, below.) "The Little Princess »

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Shirley Temple Black obituary

11 February 2014 8:41 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Cherubic child star of the 1930s who returned to public life as a Us diplomat

From 1934 to 1938, when she was at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple (later known as Shirley Temple Black), who has died aged 85, appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpled cherub, whose chirpy singing and toddler's tap dancing were perfect antidotes to the depression. "During this depression, when the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time, it is a splendid thing that, for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles," Franklin D Roosevelt stated in 1935, referring to the world's biggest and littlest star.

Temple's message was "be optimistic", the title of the song she sang in Little Miss Broadway (1938). Her biggest hit songs were On the Good Ship Lollipop, from Bright Eyes (1934), which describes a »

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Shirley Temple: Look back at iconic film clips -- Video

11 February 2014 7:11 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The sad news that Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday at the age of 85 likely had many fans reminiscing about her iconic work…and perhaps beginning to hum “On the Good Ship Lollipop” while sipping on her eponymous drink.

Though she retired from acting at the age of 22, her career featured many memorable performances — usually complete with a song-and-dance routine. Watch some of her most famous scenes below. (Note: Some of these videos have been colorized.)

1.) Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)

2.)  Bright Eyes (1934)

3.) Curly Top (1935)

4.) The Little Colonel (1935)

5.) Heidi (1937)

6.) The Little Princess (1939) »

- Erin Strecker

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Shirley Temple: 5 Essential Musical Performances From ‘Good Ship Lollipop’ to ‘Animal Crackers in My Soup’ (Video)

11 February 2014 7:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shirley Temple, the pint-sized star whose youth and effervescence is credited with helping lift Depression era moviegoers’ spirits, died Monday of natural causes. She was 85. She leaves a legacy of memorable performances in such films as “Heidi,” “The Little Colonel” and “Wee Willie Winkie.” Temple fans flocked to theaters for elaborate production numbers that were bouncy, witty, infectious and irresistible. Also read: Shirley Temple Dead at 85 These musical diversions cemented Temple’s status as one of the brightest stars of her day, an actress whose popularity eclipsed that of Clark Gable and Greta Garbo. She embodied pluck and confidence at a time of. »

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Shirley Temple Dead at 85 -- Hollywood Reacts

11 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

One of the most beloved child stars ever has passed away.Shirley Temple, also known as Shirley Temple Black, died on Tuesday from natural causes at the age of 85.According to a statement from her loved ones, the former actress "was surrounded by her family and caregivers. "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black," the statement continues.Known for her trademark curls and the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop," Temple starred in films like "Stand Up and Cheer!," "Bright Eyes," "Baby Take a Bow," "A Little Princess" and "Heidi" back in the 1930s. She was also given a mini Oscar for her work.After retiring from films in the 1950s, Temple Black also worked in politics. She »

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R.I.P. Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014)

11 February 2014 5:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has passed away from natural causes at her home in Woodside, California, aged 85, her family has announced. Born in 1928, Temple began her career aged just three, appearing in a series of shorts before enjoying her breakthrough in 1934 with Stand Up and Cheer!. That same year she found international fame courtesy of her role in Bright Eyes - which included her rendition of the song ''On the Good Ship Lollipop' - and in 1935 she was the recipient of a special Juvenile Oscar, making her the youngest person ever to be honoured with an Academy Award.

Temple’s superstar status continued throughout the 1930s, with the young actress and singer Hollywood’s biggest box office draw between 1935 and 1938, appearing in films such as Curly Top, The Littlest Rebel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Dimples, Wee Willie Winkie and Heidi. Temple struggled to maintain this level of success during the following decade, »

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11 February 2014 5:40 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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Shirley Temple: Hollywood's original child star dies age 85

Shirley Temple, the actor, singer, dancer and politician, who became famous as a child star, has died aged 85.

Beginning her career at the age of three, she became one of the most famous child stars of all time, appearing in such films as Curly Top, Heidi and Bright Eyes. Following her retirement from showbusiness in the 50s she developed a career in international politics.

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Film News: Former Child Star Shirley Temple Dies at 85

11 February 2014 5:39 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

San Francisco – She was the biggest movie star in the world at less than 10 years old. Shirley Temple (Black) – who entertained Depression weary audiences through most of the 1930s with her curly haired optimism – died on February 10th of natural causes at 85, according to a family representative.

Shirley Temple in the Film ‘Bright Eyes’ (1934)

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Shirley Jane Temple had a remarkable life, beginning at a very young age as a megawatt child star, and after an attempt to transition into young adult roles, a “retirement” at 22 years old. Her next life phase included two marriages – the second lasting 54 years – and a productive era in politics and as a U.S. diplomat.

Temple was born in April of 1928 in Santa Monica, California. Her mother enrolled her in dance classes at the age of three, at the same time creating her famous ringlet hair style (copied »

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Shirley Temple: Actress Dead At 85

11 February 2014 5:05 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The child star who warmed the hearts of audiences all over the world, died Feb. 10 at her home near San Francisco.

Shirley Temple Black, one of the most famous child actresses, died on Feb. 10, surrounded by her family and friends. The actress, famous for her adorable smile and strawberry curls, began acting at the age of three. She starred in films during the Great Depression and made almost 30 between 1932 and 1939.

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The actress carried a nation during a time when they needed laughter the most. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once famously said: “As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right.”

Shirley, who starred in films like Heidi, The Little Princess, and Curly Top, didn’t just stick to acting. Although she was even awarded her own mini-Oscar when she was just seven, she stopped acting at the age of 22.

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Shirley Temple dies: The Hollywood icon's life in pictures

11 February 2014 3:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Shirley Temple, star of classic Hollywood pictures The Little Princess and Heidi, has passed away at the age of 85.

A child star who made her film debut at the age of 5 in 1932's Red Haired Alibi, Temple appeared opposite some of film's greatest Golden Age stars such as John Wayne and Henry Fonda (in Fort Apache), Lionel Barrymore (The Little Colonel) and Cary Grant (The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer).

Temple won an honorary juvenile Academy Award for her contribution to film in 1934. She was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960, and in 2005 she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.

After stepping away from movies in 1949, Temple made a TV comeback in the late '50s with the series Shirley Temple's Storybook. Her final acting role was in a guest spot in 1963's The Red Skeleton Hour.

She later moved into politics, holding »

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