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Join our live Emmy chat with director Davis Guggenheim ('Teach') this Thursday

11 June 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This Thursday, we'll talk with director Davis Guggenheim about his documentary "Teach," which premiered last September on Pivot, a network launched in August 2013 targeting millennial viewers. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 3:30pm Pt/6:30pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Guggenheim is probably best known for directing the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," in which former vice president Al Gore brought attention to the climate change crisis. A rare crossover box office success for a documentary, it won Guggenheim an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. With "Teach," Guggenheim continues to bring attention to the American education system; he previously directed two other films on the subject: "The First Year" (2001) and "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). Narrated »

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Join our live Emmy chat with Davis Guggenheim ('Teach' director) this Thursday

11 June 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This Thursday, we'll talk with director Davis Guggenheim about his documentary "Teach," which premiered last September on Pivot, a network launched in August 2013 targeting millennial viewers. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 3:30pm Pt/6:30pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Guggenheim is probably best known for directing the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," in which former vice president Al Gore brought attention to the climate change crisis. A rare crossover box office success for a documentary, it won Guggenheim an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. With "Teach," Guggenheim continues to bring attention to the American education system; he previously directed two other films on the subject: "The First Year" (2001) and "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010). Narrated »

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Participant Hires Former Sony Pictures Exec Ann Boyd for Top PR Slot

7 January 2014 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media has hired veteran PR exec Ann Boyd for the newly created post of executive VP of communications.

Boyd will oversee communications strategy and operations for Participant’s film and documentary division, its new TV network Pivot and its digital lifestyle brand TakePart.

Boyd most recently served as exec VP of global communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, handling its corporate communications and social responsibility teams.  She was also a studio representative for the Motion Picture Association and Creative America Coalition.

Boyd will report directly to Participant CEO Jim Berk.

“Ann is a highly respected communications professional with experience leading digital and traditional entertainment companies and global brands,” Berk said. “As Participant expands both globally and into new media, Ann will lead a multiplatform communications group charged with increasing the visibility of our content and reach of our social impact.”

Before joining Sony in 2008, Boyd was VP of corporate communications for Fox Interactive Media, »

- Dave McNary

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Singer John Legend To Perform at Oscar After-Party Governors Ball

7 January 2014 3:16 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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John Legend, nine-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter, will take the stage on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Academy’s official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball.

John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists,” said Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball. “We’re thrilled he will be joining us to celebrate this year’s achievements in film, and for what promises to be a most memorable evening.”

Legend’s critically acclaimed 2004 debut album, “Get Lifted,” garnered eight Grammy nominations and earned him a win for best R&B album. That year he also won best new artist of the year and best male R&B vocal performance for the hit single “Ordinary People.” His fourth solo album, “Love in the Future,” is nominated for best R&B album at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

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- Michelle McCue

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John Legend Set to Bring Soulful Sound to the Governors Ball

6 January 2014 4:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With the 86th Annual Academy Awards less than two months away, the Academy announced Monday that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will perform at its official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball on March 2.

Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball, noted the singer’s accomplishments and said in a statement, “John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists.”

Legend received eight Grammy nominations for his 2004 debut album “Get Lifted” and won the awards for R&B album, new artist of the year and male R&B vocal performance for his hit song “Ordinary People.” Legend’s most recent album “Love in the Future” earned him a R&B album nomination at this year’s Grammys. The artist’s songs have also been featured on the soundtracks of films including “Waiting for Superman,” “Think Like a Man” and “Django Unchained. »

- Andrea Seikaly

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'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '14 with Ryan Seacrest': Minute-by-minute rundown

1 January 2014 9:28 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

First off — Happy New Year! The 42nd Annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2014 with Ryan Seacrest on ABC features an extensive run of celebrity performances and interviews leading up to the famous Times Square ball drop midnight in New York. It also features the longest title of any ongoing annual television special. 

Here’s a rundown of all the awkward moments and performances that you may have missed during your Nye festivities:

8:00-10:00 p.m. Et: I foolishly miss Icona Pop and Blondie’s performance during New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women »

- Maricela Gonzalez

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