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First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

Steven Spielberg’s new film, The BFG, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, has its first official trailer. The film stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies) as The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) who attempts to save a little girl named Sophie from even bigger giants who wish to eat her. The screenplay was adapted by Melissa Mathison and was …

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‘Carol,’ ‘Sense8,’ ‘Transparent’ Top GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation, gave out its 27th annual awards in Beverly Hills last night and Carol was the Outstanding Film (wide release) and the television shows Sense8 and Transparent received TV series honors. Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since transitioning to accept her award for Sense8. The GLAAD awards focus on fair representation …

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San Francisco International Film Fest Announces Lineup incl. Maggie’s Plan, The Family Fang, High-Rise

  The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) has announced its full lineup for 2016 and it features new films from Oscar winners Julianne Moore (Maggie’s Plan) and Nicole Kidman (The Family Fang) as well as world premieres of Escapes from Michael Almereyda and The Joneses from Moby Longinotto. Previously announced were the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece films of the …

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The Academy Launches 2016 Student Academy Awards® Competition

New Expanded Foreign Film Category Winners Eligible for Oscars® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1. New this year, the Foreign Film category has been expanded to include separate awards for …

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59th SFIFF Announces Opening, Centerpiece, Closing Night Films

  San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Film Society has announced the highly anticipated Big Nights selections for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5), including its Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night programs. The two-week event kicks off with Whit Stillman’s hilarious and wry Love & Friendship (Ireland 2016), an adaptation of a Jane Austen novella starring …

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First Poster for Michael Keaton McDonald’s flick ‘The Founder’

The Founder, the new film from John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) which chronicles the rise of the McDonald’s fast food empire and its founder Ray Kroc, has a first poster to debut. The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. …

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2016 Emmys: Dates and Details for the 68th Emmy Awards

    Entries for the 68th Emmy Awards have started this week. Here is your calendar for the most important dates, from eligibility to nominations, of this year’s Emmys. Eligibility June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 Eligibility period (please also refer to the “hanging episodes” rule) Week of March 21 Online entry process begins during the week of March …

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