13th Annual San Diego Film Festival Returns To San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The 2014 San Diego Film Festival will launch on September 24 to 28, with award-winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels and parties. The Festival, now in its 13th year and featuring more than 100 film screenings, will be held at the Reading Theater in Downtown San Diegos Gaslamp Quarter, 701 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, […]

Man From Reno Wins Best Narrative Feature At Los Angeles Film Festival

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LOS ANGELES–Filmmaker Dave Boyle’s cross-cultural mystery Man From Reno received the Best Narrative Feature Award today at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film follows a Japanese crime novelist (Ayako Fujitani) as she investigates a murder in San Francisco. Man From Reno was produced by Ko Mori of Eleven Arts Inc and written by Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, and Michael Lerman. […]

Disney Studios ‘Maleficent’ Concludes London And Hollywood World Premieres Prior To May 30 Official Release

Members of the MALEFICENT cast pose for a picture at the Hollywood, CA premiere held May 28, 2014 at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA. (Photo courtesy of Disney Studios)

  HOLLYWOOD —  “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant […]

Academy To Celebrate 25the Anniversary Of Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’

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LOS ANGELES–The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal film “Do the Right Thing” with writer-director Spike Lee and members of the film’s cast and crew at two special screening events on June 27 in Los Angeles at the Bing Theater. Lee’s groundbreaking third feature, set on […]

Fans Have A Chance To Be In Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams announces "Force for Change" Campaign to Benefit UNICEF's Innovation Labs and Programs (Photo: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for […]

Liberty Studios’ ‘Walking With The Enemy’ Glows With Human Warmth and Unquenchable Passion for Hope and Survival

L-R: Producer and Director Mark Schmidt with Karl Backus discussing a scene on the filming of WALKING WITH THE ENEMY.

  By Danny R. Johnson SAN DIEGO–The young and vivacious Elek Cohen, the lead character played by Jonas Armstrong in the San Diego based Liberty Studios’ April 25, 2014 World Premiere film Walking With The Enemy, is the eldest son of a Jewish Hungarian Rabbi living in 1944 German occupied Hungary during WWII, is not […]

San Diego Chargers Players Attended ‘Draft Day’ San Diego VIP Premiere

San Diego Chargers Inside Linebacker Donald Butler on the Red Carpet of Draft Day. Photo: Gina Yarbrough

By Danny R. Johnson and Gina Yarbrough SAN DIEGO – San Diego Chargers Kicker Nick Novak, San Diego Chargers Strong Safety Brandon Taylor, Inside Linebacker Donald Butler, Coach Andrew Dees, Assistant Offensive Line Coach Ollie Wilson, were on hand to lend support for the exclusive April 3, 2014 advance screening of Summit Entertainment’s film DRAFT […]

Injured Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Heal Through Humor

“Comedy Warriors – Healing Through Humor” is a documentary film following five injured Iraq/Afghanistan veterans who took on the new challenge of performing stand-up comedy. The documentary premiered at last year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival. Yekra Player Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films. Comedy Warriors Take five wounded veterans and […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Is Big, Exhilarating and Flamboyant

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By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – In 1940, American writer Joe Simon conceived the idea for Captain America and made a sketch of the character in costume. “I wrote the name ‘Super American’ at the bottom of the page,” Simon said in his autobiography. “No, it didn’t work. There were too many ‘Supers’ around. ‘Captain […]

Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Headline New Comedy “Get Hard”

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BURBANK–Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart join forces on the feature comedy “Get Hard,” which began filming on location in New Orleans Monday, March 17, for director Etan Cohen. When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to […]