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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Receive Cannes' Women in Motion Awards — Indiewire's Friday Rundown

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition. The festival will open with "Captain Fantastic" and close with "Strike a Pose." Other highlights include "Political Animals," "Indignation" and "Our Kind of Traitor." The festival will also play home to a number of honors, including the presentation of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival's annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch on Sunday, June 19. The festival runs from June 15-19. You can find out more right here.  Stay up to date on all of today's buzziest industry news »

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San Franciso Film Festival Honors Ellen Burstyn

18 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has selected Ellen Burstyn as the recipient of its Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting.

The award will be presented at the April 25 awards night for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion.

Ellen Burstyn’s extraordinary career in film and television has provided some of cinema’s most indelible performances,” said Noah Cowan, the festival’s executive director. “She has collaborated with some of the medium’s finest directors over many years and in a remarkable range of genres. Her recent performance in Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ is perhaps her bravest yet — caustic, sincere and unforgettable.”

Burstyn will also be publicly honored at An Afternoon with Ellen Burstyn at the Victoria Theatre on Saturday. An onstage interview and a selection of clips from Burstyn’s notable acting career will be followed by a screening of »

- Dave McNary

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Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken to Be Honored by Alliance of Women Directors

30 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Alliance of Women Directors has tapped Greg Berlanti and Ilene Chaiken as honorees at its inaugural awards show on April 28, Variety has learned exclusively.

The event will be held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Berlanti is overseeing the comic-book TV adaptations “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” Two of those world collided on Monday when The CW’s “The Flash” (starring Grant Gustin) crossed over to CBS’ “Supergirl” (starring Melissa Benoist).

Berlanti broke into the business a writer and executive producer on “Dawson’s Creek” before going on to create “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby.” He created and produced the ABC legal drama “Eli Stone” and the USA family drama “Political Animals.”

He directed the 2010 film “Life as We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and produced “Pan” for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. Berlanti also co-wrote and co-produced “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds. »

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Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken to Be Honored by Alliance of Women Directors

30 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Alliance of Women Directors has tapped Greg Berlanti and Ilene Chaiken as honorees at its inaugural awards show on April 28, Variety has learned exclusively.

The event will be held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Berlanti is overseeing the comic-book TV adaptations “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” Two of those world collided on Monday when The CW’s “The Flash” (starring Grant Gustin) crossed over to CBS’ “Supergirl” (starring Melissa Benoist).

Berlanti broke into the business a writer and executive producer on “Dawson’s Creek” before going on to create “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby.” He created and produced the ABC legal drama “Eli Stone” and the USA family drama “Political Animals.”

He directed the 2010 film “Life as We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and produced “Pan” for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. Berlanti also co-wrote and co-produced “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds. »

- Dave McNary

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Young & Hungry First Look: Josh Finally Gets Married... but Not to Gabi

8 March 2016 12:31 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just two days after being renewed for a fourth season, Freeform’s Young & Hungry is throwing itself a celebratory… wedding?

RelatedExclusive Pretty Little Liars First Look: The Girls Plot to Take Down Their Stalker

TVLine has a batch of exclusive photos from Wednesday’s episode (8/7c), which finds Josh attempting to repair the broken hearts of his previous girlfriends. But even with the best of intentions, Josh realizes his plan has spiraled out of control when he wakes up with the ex-girlfriend he ditched on prom night, played by Political AnimalsBrittany Ishibashi — and they’re married!

(Man, Josh is »

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David Margulies, the Mayor in 'Ghostbusters', Passes Away at 78

12 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just seven months until the new Ghostbusters hits the big screen, a star from the beloved original movies has passed away. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor David Margulies, who played New York City Mayor Lenny Clotch in both 1984's Ghostbusters and the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, has passed away at the age of 78 in New York City. The actor's agent Mary Harden confirmed the news, revealing that he passed from a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness.

David Margulies was born February 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, and after graduating from City College, he made his off-Broadway debut in 1958 with a role in the production Golden 6. His first film appearance came in 1971's A New Leaf, and he would go on to star in films like All That Jazz, Dressed to Kill, and Times Square before landing the role of New York Mayor Lenny Clotch in the original Ghostbusters. He delivered the memorable line, »

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Melissa Leo's I'm Dying Up Here Ordered to Series at Showtime

12 January 2016 2:56 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Melissa Leo‘s new gig is a laughing matter.

I’m Dying Up Here, the dark comedy starring the Oscar-winning actress, has been greenlit at Showtime.

The network announced the series order Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.

RelatedTwin Peaks Premiere Date Narrowed Down to ‘Early 2017’ at Showtime

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by WIlliam Knoedelseder, the hour-long Dying examines the “inspired and damaged psyches” of stand-up comedians in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

Leo (Treme, Louie) will be a series regular, a “brassy” comedy-club owner named Goldie. Sebastian Stan (Once Upon a Time, »

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