Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Elizabeth Warren Tells Showbiz Crowd: ‘The Game Is Rigged in Congress’

November 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As speculation continues to swirl over whether she would run for president in 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) solidified her standing as a favorite of Hollywood and Los Angeles progressives on Sunday when she delivered a speech hammering Washington for being beholden to corporate interests and the rich and powerful. While some of the guests... Read more

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Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night’s Governors Awards, citing Hollywood’s often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow global audiences “to see the better side of who we are as a species.” The performer, receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, pulled no punches,... Read more

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Hollywood Post Alliance To Fete Alan Heim, Randy Roberts With Lifetime Achievement Award

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that picture editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. Heim’s credits and awards span television and feature film work. He won an Academy Award for editing “All That Jazz” and has three ACE Eddies, most recently the 2010 statuette for “Grey Gardens.” Early... Read more

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Hollywood Classics Plans ‘Zabriskie Point’ Re-bow

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International film licensing outfit Hollywood Classics will re-release the 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni drama “Zabriskie Point” in the U.K. starting Oct. 24, in anticipation of the first new album in 20 years from the band Pink Floyd, whose music is featured in the film. A commercial and critical bomb at the time of its release, the... Read more

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Dancing Miscue by Olympian Tops Nielsen Twitter Ratings

September 23, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

As the new TV season gets underway, there were some surprising results in the Twittersphere recorded by ratings service Nielsen. ABC's Dancing With the Stars topped this week's Nielsen Twitter ratings and produced some extremely nasty tweets about Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, who lost her bid to move forward in the competition with dance partner Keo Motsepe. The pair called themselves Team LoKeMotion, but their cha-cha was less than poetry in motion, and judges eliminated the pair in the first round of the show. Jones was shaken up by the loss. In an interview with Good Morning America, she blamed miscues for her missteps and said she felt rushed and anxious during the performance. "I was having a hard time breathing backstage and trying not to cry. I don't even remember anybody dancing that night, and I really regret that. I wish I could just smile,” adding that she felt bad for letting her partner down. Jones may have been contrite, but some sample tweets from TMZ about her performance were less than kind. The celebrity gossip site asked its followers if they thought Jones took her loss too hard. @TMZ Ya think everyone has already moved on and she is still on it.

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Off Broadway Review: Neil LaBute’s ‘The Money Shot’

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Four characters dangle precariously from their respective perches on the Hollywood power ladder in Neil LaBute’s “The Money Shot,” an acid-tongued showbiz satire that makes up in belly laughs and inspired performances what it lacks in nuance or novelty.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Best Commercials Ever! [Video]

September 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

You may know him as the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner from when you were a gawky half-pint. Or the Hollywood action hero you wanted to be. Or you could've been one of the more than 38 million U.S. citizens he governated for a decade. In any case, everyone knows Arnold Schwarzenegger. Which has made him perfect for advertising around the world. Schwarzenegger, now 67, is clearly no stranger to the camera. And he's appeared in countless peculiar ads—many of which you may not have seen, because like other

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4 Things Marketers Should Know About This Season of Dancing with the Stars

September 15, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

By David Schwab, managing director of Octagon First Call Entering its 19th season tonight, ABC's Dancing with the Stars features a new judge (former pro dancer turned actress Julianne Hough), a large crop of new pros, and of course, a brand new cast. As marketers tune in this season, here are four things to keep top of mind throughout this cycle. • Contestants to Watch At first glance, season 19's most interesting name seems to be Bethany Mota, a YouTube star with a massive millennial fan base. She may not be a household name now, but her star has risen quickly as one of the faces of YouTube's national ad campaign, and she recently landed the cover of Seventeen magazine. DWTS will help boost her profile from computer screen to mainstream. We expect beauty, young fashion and technology brands to be playing close attention to her

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Brian Grazer Shares Career Tips With French Producers at Deauville Fest

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

While in Deauville to receive an homage and present his James Brown biopic “Get on Up,” Hollywood producer Brian Grazer shared thoughts and wise advice on moviemaking with French producers during a discussion hosted by the PGA, the French Producers Guild (APC), the Ile de France Film Commission, and backed by Variety. Grazer, who was... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Big Game’

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Where writer-helmet Jalmari Helander's prior Xmas nightmare, "Rare Exports," was a distinctively Finnish product (albeit one with high gloss), this sophomore feature is very much in the style of a big, bombastic Hollywood action pic.

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