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Reginald Hudlin and David Hill are 2016 Oscar Producers

  Reginald Hudlin and David Hill will produce the 88th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. Hudlin produced last year’s Governors Awards for the Academy and was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 2013 for producing Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. He served as president of entertainment for BET from 2005 to 2008 and has spent …

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Will Smith Looks for Oscar Nod #3 in ‘Concussion’ trailer from Sony Pictures

  After a string of critical and financial bombs (including the notorious disaster After Earth, which co-starred his son Jaden), Will Smith is looking for a comeback with the very baity Oscar vehicle Concussion, whose trailer debuted today from Sony Pictures. Part drama, part thriller, the film could play well with Smith fans as well as the Academy, who’ve awarded …

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Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ to Open AFI Fest

After the cold reception of her last two films, In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken, Angelina Jolie-Pitt is hoping the third time’s the charm with By the Sea, which will open the AFI Fest. She is the star (with husband Brad Pitt), writer and director. The 29th fest will run from November 5-12 and By the Sea …

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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Honorary Oscars

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen writer-director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands to receive Honorary Oscars and will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike Lee has received two Oscar nominations in his career, an original screenplay nom for 1989’s Do the Right Thing and a documentary feature nom for 1997’s 4 Little Girls. Lee has had a tumultuous history …

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New Trailer for Inspirational ‘He Named Me Malala’ from Fox Searchlight

  The new trailer for the Fox Searchlight doc He Named Me Malala from Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) is here and it’s an inspirational and moving thing of beauty and a clear frontrunner for the Documentary Feature Oscar. There’s also a strong shot for the Alicia Keys song “Story to Tell” to be nominated. On the afternoon …

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Mill Valley Film Fest Set to Debut ‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’ with Taryn Manning, ‘Angelica’ with Jena Malone

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (August 25, 2015) –The California Film Institute is delighted to announce the World Premiere of A Light Beneath Their Feet and US Premiere of Angelica at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival. The films will debut on Saturday, October 10 at the CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, each followed by a live on-stage conversation: A Light Beneath Their …

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