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First trailer and poster for ‘Green Book’ starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali

“It takes courage to change people’s hearts.” Peter Farrelly directs Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the …

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Michael Showalter joins Annapurna Television with new production deal

Showalter Establishes New Production Company Semi-Formal Productions with Jordana Mollick as President of Development and Production Los Angeles, CA (MARCH 29, 2018) – Annapurna Television has partnered with writer, director Michael Showalter and his new production company Semi-Formal Productions, it was announced today. The multi-year, first-look deal to produce, direct, and write will cover both a current TV project in …

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San Francisco International Film Festival lineup: ‘Tully,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and more

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the Bay Area. The annual lineup features marquee premieres, international competitions, new media work, live performances, and compelling artist talks. The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 4–17 at venues in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. The …

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What Some of This Year’s Oscar Winners and Nominees Have Coming Up in 2018

Wondering what this year’s directing and acting Oscar winners and nominees are up to for 2018? Check out what’s up next for Guillermo del Toro, Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and more, below. BEST DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro (winner) – del Toro has no films set for release in 2018 but as a producer and writer has …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney goes for the gold

The similarities between the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress races this year are striking; the current frontrunners are not the critics’ favorites but somehow turned things around once the televised awards started and took their more over-the-top characters to the stage, grabbing trophy after trophy as their more subtle competitors’ sat watching from the sidelines. Right now, Allison Janney (I, …

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Golden Globe Nominations: The Biggest Surprises and Snubs

There was a lot to hem and haw about this morning with the Golden Globe nominations but then, isn’t there always? In a year stacked with strong contenders it’s inevitable that there will be some righteous snubs and some surprising inclusions. Here are some of the standouts from today. All the Money in the World hitting the December 4th deadline …

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