Lionsgate Scores 26 Academy Awards Nominations

SANTA MONICA–Lionsgate has scored 26 Academy Award nominations across four different films, including a record-tying 14 Oscar nods for the hit musical, “La La Land,” the most for any film. With “La La Land,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hell or High Water” (in partnership with CBS Films) all earning Best Picture nominations, Lionsgate garnered three of […]

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’, ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Blackish’, and Beyonce Wins Big at NAACP Image Awards

By Danny R. Johnson San Diego County News’ Entertainment News Editor LOS ANGELES – Moonlight, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Beyonce were big winners at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards handed out over two nights. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, EMMY winner Viola Davis, Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson, Terrence […]

 48th NAACP Image Awards Luncheon Honors Nominees

LOS ANGELES–The 48th NAACP Image Awards kicked off January 28 with a Nominees’ Luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. The annual celebration honors the achievements of all of the nominees in television, motion picture, recording, literature, writing, and directing, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

Interview With Actress Gloria Hendry

Ten Live Action Shorts Advance In Oscar Race

LOS ANGELES–Ten live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below with their production companies: “Bon Voyage,” Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, […]

San Diego International Film Festival Opens

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego International Film Festival has announced the festival line-up of events, the opening and closing night films, and highly anticipated panels. This year, the festival will occupy two unique festival villages – one in La Jolla at ArcLight Cinema, Westfield UTC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and one in downtown San […]

Dog Film Festival To Tour San Diego September 25

SAN DIEGO–Following its overwhelming, sold-out success in New York City, the first-ever Dog Film Festival is touring the country, stopping in 12 cities nationwide, including San Diego September 25. The Petco Foundation, whose goal is to help every animal live its best life, is serving as the national presenting sponsor of the festival, which celebrates […]

Warner Bros. “Suicide Squad” Tops $267 Million At Box Office

BURBANK–DC’s favorite lineup of incarcerated antiheroes arrested the global box office this weekend, with “Suicide Squad” topping $267 million and smashing records for both the film and its many players. The announcement was made today by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. With a domestic total of $135.1 million for the weekend, […]

Daniel Kaminsky’s The Deal, Set To Premiere At Hollyshorts Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD–Daniel Kaminsky’s supernatural thriller short film The Deal is set to premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival’s opening night celebration August 11 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Written and directed by Kaminsky who began his career as Joss Whedon’s assistant on Marvel’s The Avengers, The Deal stars Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse), Michelle DeFraites, Daniel Amerman, and Bobby Soto. The film was produced by Michael […]

Film Group Launch San Diego Women’s Film Network

SAN DIEGO–ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers recently formed the San Diego Women’s Film Network, a new forum uniquely designed to support, educate and enrich women working in and those aspiring to work in the film, media, and entertainment fields. The new joint venture kicked off July 19 at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla with […]