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2012-10-08 07:23:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN, the worldwide leader in news, today announced the creation of CNN Films to secure feature-length documentaries for air on CNN and CNN International, alongside theatrical distribution. The move is part of a wider strategy to acquire original non-fiction content to complement CNN's award-winning news programs; it was announced by CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker. "Girl Rising," the first documentary acquired by CNN Films, will air in...

2012-10-04 06:25:01

Quentin Tarantino, writer/director of "Django Unchained," to receive the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award" HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that screenwriter/director Quentin Tarantino will be given the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award," at this year's awards gala. "We are honored to present this award to Quentin for his unique and exceptional creative vision at this...

2012-10-02 06:24:38

PARIS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Leading names from the much anticipated Netflix commission, House of Cards, are confirmed to attend MIPCOM with international distributor for the series, Sony Pictures Television. Attending the market will be Academy Award(®)-nominated writer Beau Willimon (The Ides of March) and on-screen stars, Academy Award(®)-winning actor Kevin Spacey (Horrible Bosses, American Beauty) and Golden Globe(®) nominee Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon...

2012-10-01 06:24:16

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that three-time Academy Award nominated actress, Amy Adams will be given the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award;" editor Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., will receive the "Hollywood Editor Award;" and production designer Sarah Greenwood, A.D.G., will be given the "Hollywood Production Designer Award." "We are very proud to recognize the films and work of...

2012-09-28 06:22:46

David O. Russell, director of "Silver Linings Playbook," to be feted with the "Hollywood Director Award" HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer and director David O. Russell will receive the "Hollywood Director Award" at this year's gala. "We are thrilled this year to honor director David O. Russell for his outstanding work and creative vision exemplified...

2012-09-19 06:25:06

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the "Los Angeles Times, " announced today that it will be honoring producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with this year's "Hollywood Producers Award." The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards. He said: "It is a great pleasure to recognize these talented and prolific producers as the recipients of our 'Hollywood...

2012-09-13 06:26:37

Academy Award® Winner Hanks to be the On-Camera Narrator, Providing Historical Context and Perspective to this Fresh Telling of Iconic Moment in American History Film to Premiere Globally on National Geographic Channel in Early 2013 WASHINGTON, Sept.13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel President Howard T. Owens announced today that actor, producer, writer and director Tom Hanks is joining the two-hour television event Killing Lincoln from executive...

2012-09-12 06:28:56

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the "Hollywood Comedy Award"; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the "Hollywood Cinematographer Award"; and Disney and Marvel...

2012-09-04 06:24:53

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by The Los Angeles Times, have announced that DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" will receive this year's "Hollywood Animation Award" at the festival's gala ceremony on October 22, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Directed by Peter Ramsey and written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole"), "Rise of the Guardians" is...

2012-08-16 02:23:27

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: For 100 years, Universal Pictures has been entertaining audiences all around the world with some of the most unforgettable movies ever made. For a limited time only, own a piece of Hollywood history with the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection arriving on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD on November 6, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The collection features a selection of 25 unforgettable films that helped shape the...