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FilmNation, the emerging Oscar powerhouse you've never heard of

Glen Basner, the head of the movie company FilmNation, leaned back in his downtown office and reflected on his firm's below-the-radar reputation.

"Someone said to me the other day, 'You're the most influential film company no one knows,' " he said.‎ "And we like that.

Both parts of it."

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New premieres at South By Southwest Film Festival include Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron

The South By Southwest Film Festival announced Wednesday that the closing-night selection for its 2017 edition will be the world premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa and with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Hiroyuki Sanada.

The screening is to take place on Saturday, March 18, with the Austin, Texas-based festival running from March 10-19.

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'What can cinema do?' Travel ban puts Oscar nominees for foreign language film in the spotlight

In many ways, the Best Foreign Language Film category has always embodied the contradictory passions that surround the Oscars themselves — it’s wildly important to some, utterly meaningless to others and a vague sidebar to many.

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From black socks to black tie, Jimmy Kimmel prepares to host Hollywood's most glamorous night

Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show isn’t taping today, but Kimmel’s working. He’s always working. Right now he’s wearing his standard uniform when he’s not on the air —  shorts, a Dickies work shirt and black socks.

“I’m a very glamorous guy,” Kimmel says, laughing, noting the incongruity of him hosting the Oscars this year, an event that’s often billed as “Hollywood’s most glamorous night.”

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What this year's Oscar-nominated producers say they're doing to close Hollywood's gender gap

If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for lead actress.

Let that rattle around your brain a minute.

That’s 12 years of kings and compromised cops, angst-ridden actors and Afflecks without a best-picture Oscar winner that focused on telling a woman’s story.

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You might see more women and minorities on TV, but Hollywood has a ways to go when it comes to diversity, report says

The news is good but not great. Women and minorities have made modest gains in front of and behind the camera but remain significantly underrepresented as leading actors in films, as TV show creators, as writers who sweat out the dialogue — just about every part of the entertainment industry, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by UCLA.

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