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The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival will hand out a lifetime achievement award to choreographer Twyla Tharp as part of its fourth Disruptive Innovation Awards on April 26.
Morgan Spurlock, K-pop star Psy and Glenn Beck also are among names on the roster of honorees.
The kudos, which singles out game-changers across a wide array of disciplines, seem to have little to do with film. But they position Tribeca as a place for new tech and new ideas, another example of the forward-looking focus the fest uses to distinguish itself from the pack . This year, for instance, Tribeca launches the “Storyscapes” section, consisting of five cross-platform, new-media works presented alongside more traditional films on its slate.
The Disruptive Innovation Awards are co-presented with the Disruptor Foundation, the nonprofit launched by Tribeca co-founder Craig Hatkoff and Clayton Christensen.
Tharp has been a major name in the dance world for several decades. Along with her »
- Gordon Cox
Beloved British actor Richard Griffiths, perhaps best known to American audiences as Uncle Dursley in the "Harry Potter" films, has passed away at the age of 65 due to complications following heart surgery. A star of stage and screen, he will be greatly missed, but leaves behind a hugely impressive body of work that will be studied and enjoyed for generations. While the "Harry Potter" role might be his most famous (especially internationally), Griffith's list of credits is staggering, appearing in every conceivable genre and in every type of role. He had roles in "Superman II," "Ragtime," "Chariots of Fire," "Gandhi," "Gorky Park," "Guarding Tess," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Venus," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (playing King George II, powdered wig and all), and "Hugo." Besides "Harry Potter," his most beloved role might be that of another uncle -- Uncle Monty in cult British comedy "Withnail and I. »
- Drew Taylor
Director Robert Altman.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the April 1999 issue of Venice Magazine.
It's the Fall of 1977 and I'm a bored and rebellious ten year old in search of a new movie to occupy my underworked and creativity-starved brain, feeling far too mature for previous favorites Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Return of the Pink Panther (1975), and wanting something more up-to-date and edgy than Chaplin's City Lights (1931). I needed a movie to call my favorite that would be symbolic of my own new-found manhood (and something that would really piss off my parents and teachers). Mom and Dad were going out for the evening, leaving me with whatever unfortunate baby-sitter happened to need the $10 badly enough to play mother hen to an obnoxiously precocious only child like myself. I scanned the TV Guide for what »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Everyone has a past ... even the actors on Downton Abbey. Long before they were cast as members of the aristocratic Crawley family, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern appeared in a variety of films, and Snakkle.com has the photos to prove it. As Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Smith reigns over her costars, often offering some comic relief in the form of barbs. But prior to Downton and long before her iconic roles in Sister Act and the Harry Potter films, Smith was a fresh-faced girl engulfed in her studies. (Smith, 78, won a Golden Globe Sunday night and »
- Maggie Coughlan
The CBS series airs a new mystery about an off-duty policeman's murder Friday (Jan. 11), but in last week's episode, forensic detective Jo Danville (Sela Ward) determined that Chief Medical Examiner Sid Hammerback (Joy) -- now quite wealthy, after selling the patent for a special pillow he devised -- was the secret distributor of $1 million checks to survivors of crime victims.
And that wasn't the biggest reveal: In an emotional closing scene, Sid then confided to Jo that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
"To have such a meaty scene in a police procedural was something beyond my expectations," Joy tells Zap2it. "I was warned about it, so I knew the big news would be coming, but Trey Callaway (the 'CSI: NY' co-executive producer »
Alright Downtonians, we know there's no need to tell you what today is -- happy return of "Downton Abbey" day!Season 3 of the smash British drama premieres tonight in the States on PBS, and in honor of your favorite show's return, our friends at Snakkle.com have pulled together shots of the stars before the show!Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of GranthamHow do we love thee, Dame Maggie Smith? A storied veteran of stage and TV, Smith has also shouldered iconic film roles in “Sister Act” and the “Harry Potter” series. The 78-year-old now delivers barb after barb as crumudgeonly matriarch Violet in the series, already earning an Emmy in 2012, and currently nominated for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award in 2013 for her work on Season 2.See more "Downton Abbey" stars before they were famous at Snakkle.com. Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of GranthamA veteran actor of stage, »
- tooFab Staff
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