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  • 'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards

    'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards
    Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. The award is named after the...
  • Cannes 2013: For Octavia Spencer, a new stop with 'Fruitvale Station'

    Cannes 2013: For Octavia Spencer, a new stop with 'Fruitvale Station'
    CANNES, France -- You’d expect a savvy pro such as Octavia Spencer to have dropped in on the Cannes Film Festival once or twice over the years. But there she was on Thursday afternoon, taking it all in like a wide-eyed tourist. “First...
  • Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building

    Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building
    CANNES, France--Most of the attention at the Cannes Film Festival this week centers on the big names--Nicolas Refn, Alexander Payne, James Gray. But the springtime cinema gathering can sometimes makes room for someone a little different. Someone, say,...
  • Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls

    Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls
    Cannes, France--With award-season hits such as “The Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained,” the Weinstein Co. had a small but potent slate in the latter half of 2012. On Friday evening at the Cannes Film Festival, the...
  • Cannes 2013: A very French celebration

    Cannes 2013: A very French celebration
    CANNES, France -- The audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, if they are so moved, really know how to do things right when it comes to recognizing new film talent. This was the case in spades with the Saturday morning premier of Rebecca Zlotowski’...
  • Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    CANNES, France -- In close to three decades of filmmaking, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have shared a lot of looks. But with "Inside Llewyn Davis," which had itsĀ  premiere in Festival de Cannes competition Sunday, one particular glance said it all. "At...
  • Study: Females 'dramatically under-represented' in top 2011 films

     
    Women were “dramatically underrepresented” in the United States’ top 100 grossing films last year, accounting for 33% of all characters at a time when they made up nearly 51% of the U.S. population, according to a study being released...
  • Emmy red carpet: Winning the gown wars

    Emmy red carpet: Winning the gown wars
    When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms." In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on...
  • Nathan Lane returning to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's 'Nance'

    Nathan Lane returning to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's 'Nance'
    One of Broadway's more consistent box-office draws, Nathan Lane will return this season in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor will lend his magical ticket-selling powers to "The Nance," which is scheduled to open...
  • Motion picture academy invites 176 new members

    Motion picture academy invites 176 new members
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. TheĀ  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
  • Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel

    Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel
    Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved...