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Scarlett Johansson & ‘Avengers’ Mates Slate Puerto Rico Benefit

Scarlett Johansson and cast mates from the Avengers franchise will perform a benefit reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town on November 6 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. So far, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo have signed on for the reading of Wilder’s American classic, with Kenny Leon directing the event, which is being organized by Johansson. The star promises additional, surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. All proceeds from the one-night-only… Read


Francis Ford Coppola In His Own Words: The Day That Started ‘The Godfather’

EXCLUSIVE: The Godfather, the book about power, brothers, and ‘la famiglia’ written by Mario Puzo and then adapted and directed for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola, is widely considered one of the best films of all time. Many lines from The Godfather have also become part of the American lexicon. The film was nominated for 11 Oscars and ended up winning Best Picture for producer Al Ruddy, Best Actor for Marlon Brando and Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Puzo… Read

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Live-Streamed ‘Daddy Long Legs’ Brought 150K Viewers To Off-Broadway For Free

It’s not Star Wars or The Book Of Mormon, but it’s a start: The December 10 performance of off-off-Broadway’s musical two-hander Daddy Long Legs was performed before an audience 1,000 times its normal size when the show became the first to be telecast live over the Internet from a New York stage. Producer Ken Davenport said Tuesday that the presentation from his namesake 149-seat venue — including three repeats within 24 hours of the initial performance — was viewed by… Read


Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright Will Speak At Live TED Talks In New York

The Public Broadcasting Service has joined with TED Talks — not for the first time — to present the first ever TED Talks Live in New York, a six-night event featuring the popular lecture series, short films and performances, that will run November 1 through 6 at the Town Hall, the history-laden Theater District auditorium. Speakers and performers who have signed on for the presentations include: Baratunde Thurston (host), Sara Ramirez (co-host), Adam Driver, Rufus… Read


‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ Live Read To Close LA Film Festival

What are you, people — on dope? It's been 33 years since the SoCal time-capsule flick Fast Times At Ridgemont High hit movie screens. Now Spicoli, Damone, Rat, Linda and the Hamilton sibs are back for a live reading of the comedy that will close the 21st Los Angeles Film Festival on June 18 – in lieu of a closing-night film. Eli Roth will direct the the first LAFF take on Film Independent’s Live Read series. Cast will be announced in the coming days. "I can’t think of a… Read


Armie Hammer, McKenna Grace Topline Black List Reading Of Tom Flynn’s ‘Gifted’

Armie Hammer and McKenna Grace will be starring in a live staged reading of Tom Flynn’s screenplay Gifted as part of Black List Live! on Saturday March 14, 7PM at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood. Hammer will portray Frank Adler, a deliberate underachiever, who is raising his niece Mary, played by Grace, in rural Florida.  When he enrolls her in school for the first time, she is labeled as gifted. All Frank wants is for Mary to have a normal life, but… Read