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  • Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

    8 p.m.-midnight April 15 New York Filmmaker Party Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall 7:30 p.m. April 16 Opening-Night Gala "Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of...
  • Scary Men Different From Scary Women

    With Halloween trying to sneak up on us, it's time to look without fear at the differences between what makes men scary and what makes women scary. For example, your male villain in a horror movie must have third-degree peeling burns and open sores over...
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • Sighting: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton at Chicago Cut

    Sighting: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton at Chicago Cut
    Robin Thicke had company when he came to Chicago over the weekend to perform at V103's 25th anniversary concert at the Allstate Arena. The "Blurred Lines" singer -- who seems to perform or make a promotional appearance here every other month -- was...
  • For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune

     For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune
    Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
  • Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival

    Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival
    Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence. The actor portrays a small-town father...
  • Forest Whitaker, Paris Barclay, Cheryl Boone Isaacs Honored by NAACP

    The star of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will receive the Chairman's Award this year. "Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist-activist," said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "His work in front of and behind the...
  • Cheering in the Oscars pressroom

    Cheering in the Oscars pressroom
    Say you were watching a post-Super Bowl news conference featuring the coach of the team that lost on the final drive. You'd expect someone to ask for his reaction, no? Or say two players from the same team had snubbed each other on national TV....
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
    Inspired by a true story, "Precious" director Daniels' fine drama - and compact history lesson - features many notable performances, led by Forest Whitaker's as a White House servant who tended to several presidents. Playing the chief executives are...
  • Robert Redford Says Sundance Lineup Is a Return to Indie Roots

    Robert Redford's recent awards-season campaign has doubled as a walking advertisement for the Sundance Film Festival. "All Is Lost," in which the veteran thesp is the lone actor onscreen, was directed by J.C. Chandor, who made his debut at Sundance in...
  • Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart featured in Pan African Film Fest

    Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart featured in Pan African Film Fest
    The Pan African Film Festival returns for its 22nd year next month (Feb. 6-17), showcasing 172 films — documentaries, features, shorts and webseries — during its nearly two-week stint at the Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills theater in Los Angeles. ...
  • Variety Announces 10 Screenwriters to Watch 2013 Edition

    Variety has chosen its 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2013. They are: Ned Benson, Lucinda Coxon, Andrew Dodge, Kieran Fitzgerald, Morgan Davis Foehl, Jennifer Lee, Barbara Marshall, Elan Mastai, Michael Mitnick and Jonathan Tropper. The group will be...