Actress Susan Sarandon Partners With Filmmaker, San Diego Film Festival For Social Justice Initiative

SAN DIEGO– Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and filmmaker Thomas Morgan of Reframed Pictures are set to partner with the San Diego Film Festival (SDFF) to form the Social Justice Initiative, a panel making its inaugural appearance at this year’s fest. The Social Justice Initiative is a platform for documentary films to tell transformational stories […]

“Star Wars” Concert Draws Fans And Celebrities

SAN DIEGO–Director J.J. Abrams and more than 6,000 fans enjoyed a surprise “Star Wars” Fan Concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, featuring the classic “Star Wars” music of composer John Williams, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 10 in San Diego.

Disney Star Shines In New Peanuts Movie

By Ragna Cook SAN DIEGO–Francesca Capaldi has a fond remembrance of her first time being at Comic-Con, even if she didn’t go inside. “A few years ago my best friend Bailey and I went to Comic-Con. We were outside. We didn’t actually go in. We just threw on some costumes and walked around the Gaslamp,” […]

Filmmakers To Release Bio Film Of Late Comedy Star Chris Farley

Brent Hodge’s and Derik Murray’s “I Am Chris Farley,” a biographical film about the late comedy star featuring co-stars and colleagues such as Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and many others, will open theatrically New York and Los Angeles on July 31. From the directors of A Brony Tale, I […]

Hilary Swank, Duracell Launch New Film On Military Families

NEW YORK–In honor of Independence Day, Duracell launched a new film to shine a light on the children of military families and announced a partnership with the United Service Organization (USO). The film, inspired by the Nilson family of San Diego, tells the story of a young girl and her beloved battery-powered recordable teddy bear. […]

DreamWorks Studios Acquires Michael Crichton Book “Micro”

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios, said Friday. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC. The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii […]

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes New Terminator Film At Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON–Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Camp Pendleton Sunday to promote his latest film,”Terminator Genesis.” Schwarzenegger screened his long-awaited film for hundreds of Camp Pendleton Marines who were eager to meet and snap photographs with theTerminator star. “Terminator Genesis” is the fifth Terminator franchise which launched in1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned […]

Academy Award Winner Eddie Redmayne Cast In New Warner Bros. Film

BURBANK–Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated wizarding world adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” “Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity. I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure […]

Mad Max: Fury Road Earns 109.4 Million Worldwide

BURBANK–Riding on rave reviews and huge anticipation around the globe, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” thundered at the worldwide box office with an opening weekend of more than $109.4 million, making it the #1 new release at the global box office. It is also the biggest opening ever for […]

Queen Latifah Talks About Her Starring Role In HBO Films’ Bessie, Debuting This Saturday‏

Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”) from ascreenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The […]