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  • '12 Years' a disappointment [Letter]

    '12 Years' a disappointment [Letter]
    I watched "12 Years a Slave" recently and had been looking forward to this Oscar-winning film. What a travesty! Nothing but one-dimensional displays of blacks (submissive), Southern whites (amoral and cruel) and unrelenting brutality, degradation and...
  • Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

    LONDON -- Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.'s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K.,...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors

    Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors
    This post has been updated. See below for details. While thousands were welcoming Lord Stanley’s Cup back to Los Angeles on Monday, not far away others were celebrating the arrival of a new city addition. Students, teachers, board members...
  • André Benjamin shreds in 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' trailer

    André Benjamin shreds in 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' trailer
    It doesn't take a great musician to play a great musician — as Joaquin Phoenix, Angela Bassett or Gary Oldman can tell you — but it probably can't hurt, right? Such would seem to be the thinking behind "Jimi: All Is by My Side," the upcoming...
  • Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

    Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again
    Nearly four months after the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the top prize at the Oscars and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap...
  • Motion Picture Academy aims for diversity, invites 271 to join

    Motion Picture Academy aims for diversity, invites 271 to join
    One of the young stars of "The Hunger Games" franchise, a stand-up comedian and former Oscar host, and a muscle-bound action hero were among the 271 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Josh Hutcherson, Chris Rock...
  • Academy Invites 271 New Members

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks. Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
  • A full list of Academy member invitees

    A full list of Academy member invitees
    Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Hutcherson, Duplass bros. among academy invitees

    Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Hutcherson, Duplass bros. among academy invitees
    One of the young stars of "The Hunger Games" franchise, a stand-up comedian and a muscle-bound action hero were among the 271 individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday.  Josh Hutcherson, Chris Rock and Jason...
  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...