November 2009 Archive

Oscar Screeners Sent Out So Far…

Among Academy Awards screeners which Oscar voters should have by now: 9 (500) DAYS OF SUMMER ANVIL AN EDUCATION A SERIOUS MAN AWAY WE GO BRIGHT STAR CAPITALISM: A Love Story COCO BEFORE CHANEL CORALINE DISTRICT 9 JULIE & JULIA PIRATE RADIO TAKING WOODSTOCK THE BLIND SIDE THE DAMNED UNITED The INFORMANT THE MESSENGER THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE THE PROPOSAL THE STONING OF SORAYA M THE YOUNG VICTORIA TRUCKER WHATEVER WORKS WHERE THE WILD THINGS… Read

Official List Of Hollywood Attendees At Obama's 1st White House State Dinner

5:45PMHollywood VIP David Geffen was seated at President Obama's table. 3PM: Below is a list of expected entertainment industry attendees at tonight's first White House State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for guest of honor Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, & Ms. Gursharan Kaur: Ari Emanuel, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jeff Immelt, Michael Lynton and wife Jamie, Gayle King, M. Night Shyamalan, Steven… Read

LA Times To Make Staff Cuts In Calendar? Washington Post Closing Its L.A. Bureau

WEDNESDAY AM UPDATE: Los Angeles management told editors at a meeting this morning that, yes, more layoffs are planned. But management is claiming the 40 number is too high, and no film writers are involved. If anyone's job has been saved because of adverse publicity, then great. (I've added a question mark about the Calendar staff cuts. But two prominent film writers were targeted, trust me.) Now I'm told there will be a big push LA Times-wide in coming months to turn… Read

Video

FIRST LOOK! 'Avatar' Interactive Trailer

Twentieth Century Fox is calling this is a first-of-its-kind “next generation” trailer because its a dynamic interactive experience allowing viewers to access special additional content embedded in the piece. The trailer also will keep audiences up to date on AVATAR events by providing real-time feeds of film-related conversations on Twitter, real-time updates on official video content on YouTube, and images on Flickr. Updates on ticketing information will also be… Read

Obamas' White House State Dinner Entertainment: Jennifer Hudson, AR Rahman, Kurt Elling, Marvin Hamlisch, Bay Area Empire Bhangra

From Michelle Obama's remarks today: “There's also more to the dinner than just the food, even though that's going to be exciting.  Dinners like these also need great entertainment.  So who do we have tonight?  We've got someone you guys probably know a lot about:  Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is going to sing tonight — yay!  But also have A.R. Rahman.  He's also an Oscar winner and he helped create some of the music for the film “Slumdog Millionaire.”  I don't know if… Read

SHOCKER! Carolina Lightcap Named President Of Disney Channels Worldwide; Heir Apparent Gary Marsh Passed Over

UPDATE: Hollywood is buzzing this morning as Disney made another unexpected in-house management move. It had been assumed that Disney Channels Worldwide entertainment president Gary Marsh would take over from his boss Rich Ross to head the whole she-bang. After all, Marsh has spearheaded Disney's lucrative franchises including Hannah Montana and High School Musical among other successes and has been considered a golden boy within Disney. But nooooooooooooo. Instead, Latin… Read

FX Buys 'Twilight Saga' Broadcast Rights

FX has acquired the television broadcast premiere rights to THE TWILIGHT SAGA series from Summit Entertainment. Twilight will air in late 2011, New Moon in late 2012, and Eclipse in early 2013, with Breaking Dawn to be determined by its theatrical release date. FX also has purchased the broadcast rights to The Hurt Locker for mid-2012, Knowing in mid-2012, and Push in 2012. All the pics will broadcast on FX after Summit's Showtime pay TV… Read

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