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Ava DuVernay to celebrate Women's History Month with 12-hour Twitter takeover by female filmmakers

Array, Ava DuVernay’s independent film distribution collective, is poised for its third Twitter takeover.  The 12-hour Rebel-a-Thon,  which takes place Wednesday on the social media platform, will bring together almost 30 female filmmakers in celebration of Women’s History Month to discuss their experiences in the industry. 

"We offer this year’s Rebel-a-Thon as an opportunity to highlight the important

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Hollywood studios help L.A. with 2024 Olympics bid

Four Hollywood studios are teaming up with the city of Los Angeles to promote its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. will bring their combined star power and media savvy to boost L.A.’s chances of bringing the Games back to the city for the first time in more than 30 years.

L.A.

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How did we get to the envelope gaffe? The great Oscar drama of 2017

The envelope debacle that stole the spotlight from “Moonlight”  at the end of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony sparked enough fury and fervor to cement the incident among the great Hollywood dramas of all time.

How did this happen? Who dropped the ball? What did the “La La Land” producers know and when did they know it? Was there a second set of envelopes from the grassy knoll?

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How a piece of paper crushed the Oscars

In the middle of the selfies and the on-screen tweets to President Trump and a thousand and one other whiz-bang technological tools to make the Oscars seem relevant to an audience with an ever-shortening attention span, the Academy Awards were betrayed this year by the simplest item you can imagine.

Yes, a piece of paper crashed the Oscars.

Not just any piece of paper, mind you. An envelope.

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The best picture show at the Oscars: the flub, the reactions, the blame

The mood inside the Dolby Theatre was polite but distracted.

“La La Land” was poised to take the best picture Oscar — after months of major awards, a coronation more than a piece of news. Nominees from the musical seated in the back of the theater swept to the front during a commercial break, poised to join the filmmakers and stars on stage.

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On Oscars red carpet, Hollywood luminaries reflect on why film still matters

Hollywood can be a bubble, an insulated space where reality is scripted and sometimes even fantastical. Still, its cultural productions, especially film, can have an indelible impact on those who watch.

As Lin-Manuel Miranda said on the Academy Awards red carpet on Sunday, film is important because “it showed me worlds I never knew were possible.”

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