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  • Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencement

    The MFA graduates from the American Film Institute Conservatory weren't the only ones receiving degrees Wednesday morning at the TCL Chinese Theater. Cicely Tyson and Oscar-winning scribe Robert Towne were awarded honorary degrees during the AFI...
  • Maya Angelou Dead at 86

    Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 86, Variety has confirmed. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told the local Fox affiliate that Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker on Wednesday morning....
  • Berlin: Vera Farmiga Boards 'Prima' Comedy

    Vera Farmiga is set to star in relationship comedy "Prima," which was written by Evan Greenberg ("Sex Farce"), who will also direct. "Prima" (aka "Dance of the Mirlitons") turns on 12-year-old Jesse Urchin, who shocks everyone when she gets into to a...
  • AFI Names Best Movies and TV Shows of 2013

    In its salute to the year's films and TV shows, the American Film Institute has endorsed Oscar hopefuls "Captain Phillips" and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street", while "Fruitvale Station" continues its impressive momentum, after winning multiple...
  • Peter O'Toole Dies; 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Was 81

    Irish-born stage and screen actor Peter O'Toole, who became an international star in the title role of David Lean's Oscar-winning epic "Lawrence of Arabia," died on Saturday at age 81. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of his generation....
  • Fox Taps the Lonely Island to Develop TV Shows Via Digital Platforms

    Fox is extending its efforts to mine the next generation of TV hits on digital platforms, inking comedy troupe the Lonely Island to an "alternative" development deal. The Lonely Island is comprised of Andy Samberg, who stars on the Golden Globe-winning...
  • Fox to partner with Andy Samberg's' the Lonely Island rap group

    Fox to partner with Andy Samberg's' the Lonely Island rap group
    Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn....
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Digital

    1. Sarah Penna, 29 Co-founder/chief creative officer, Big Frame The reality TV vet co-founded Big Frame, a media company and talent management firm, in 2011 at age 26. Dubbed "CAA for the digital set," it's now one of the top networks on YouTube with...
  • AFI Awards Set For Jan. 10

    The American Film Institute has set its AFI Awards ceremony for Jan. 10 to honor achievements in film and TV. The honorees will be announced on Dec. 9. AFI is accepting submissions online at AFI.com until Oct. 25 for TV and Oct. 31 for film. The...
  • My very brief life as a director

    LOS ANGELES -- In Hollywood, everyone wants to be a director. The actors. The shoe salesmen. You can stop a 5-year old, ask him if he wants an ice cream, and he'll say, "Yeah! But I really want to direct." I have no such desires. I write. That's enough....
  • Emmett/Furla Films: 15 Years of Steady Growth

    1998 -- Emmett/Furla founded 1999 October -- Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky" 2001 April -- 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films 2002 January -- Joe Carnahan's "Narc" (1) earns $10.5...
  • WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube

    WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube
    The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip. On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...