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The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (Dtff), the annual cultural celebration of Doha Film Institute (Dfi), has announced the juries to select the winners of the Arab Film Competition, the only competition at any regional film festival dedicated wholly to honouring Arab cinema talent. The members of the four juries, drawn from across the world, include internationally acclaimed film professionals, authors and cultural thought leaders. They will evaluate the Arab Film Competition's three segments - Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary and Short Film - as well as the 'Made in Qatar' segment of the festival, devoted to films made by Qatar-based talent. The awards have total prize money of over Us$440,000. The Feature Narrative jury will be headed by renowned Tunisian actress Hend Sabry (The Yacoubian Building, Whatever Lola Wants and Asmaa). The other jury members are: Indian director Ashutoush Gowariker (Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar); Dr. Emad Amralla Sultan, Deputy General Manager of »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Field Of Dreams.
No truer words were ever spoken about America’s Pastime. Baseball began this past Spring with 30 teams vying for the chance to become World Champions and now it’s been decided. The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers will play ball in the 2012 World Series. Before the final hurrah of nine innings, stats, bases and 3 strikes you’re out, Wamg has compiled a list of the Best Baseball Movies. Did we leave any in the dugout or are there some that should be sent to the showers? »
- Movie Geeks
The complete list of nominees:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, »
Jimmy Kimmel and Scandal's Kerry Washington stepped up to the podium this morning to announce the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys (Nick Offerman was scheduled to announce with Washington, but had to cancel due to travel issues, and luckily, Kimmel was on hand, still in his pajamas). It's not a surprise that a lot of Emmy favorites are back again, with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Modern Family scooping up tons of nods, but there's a lot of fresh blood in here too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few names make it off our Emmy wishlist, like American Horror Story, Max Greenfield, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. As for new series, Lena Dunham's Girls racked up noms for comedy series, directing, writing, and acting, and Downton Abbey is all over the drama categories. Now that the nominees are out, the official speculation can begin! The 64th Emmy »
- Maggie Pehanick
The nominations are out for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. When all of the categories are taken into account, "American Horror Story" and "Mad Men" lead the way with 17 nominations each, followed closely by "Downton Abbey" and "Hatfields & McCoys" with 16 apiece.
The complete list of nominees:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, »
Richard Alder, the Tony-winning composer and lyricist behind "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees" and Marilyn Monroe's seductive "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" song during President John F. Kennedy's 1962 birthday celebration, has died. He was 90.
Among his other credits, Adler co-wrote the music and lyrics for Doris Day's "Pajama Game," the film adapted from his Tony-winning play, and composed symphonies and ballets for the Chicago City ballet.
In addition to JFK's birthday celebration featuring Monroe's iconic performance, Adler also staged and produced several other shows for U.S. presidents.
According to his widow, Susan A. Ivory, he passed away Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He is also survived by his three children, Andrew Adler, Katherine Adler and Charles Shipman, »
New York -- Composer-lyricist Richard Adler, whose evergreen pop standards include "Heart," "Hey There," "Hernando's Hideaway," "Whatever Lola Wants" and "Steam Heat," died June 21 at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90. Fresh out of the U.S. Naval Reserve after World War II, Adler partnered with co-composer and lyricist Jerry Ross, receiving the mentorship of Broadway great Frank Loesser. Their first notable collaboration was on the song "Rags to Riches," which became a No. 1 hit for Tony Bennett in 1953. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2012 After getting their
- David Rooney
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