16 Animated Films Vie For Oscar

LOS ANGELES–Awards season is heating up with the announcement of sixteen animated feature films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of submitted features: “Anomalisa” “The Boy and the Beast” “Boy and the World” “The Good Dinosaur” […]

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

Packed with thrilling music, “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story,” is a feature documentary about a gifted alto sax player and Charlie Parker’s protégé, Frank Morgan.   Morgan fell hard into heroin and got to be almost as good a conman and thief as he was a musician in order to feed his habit. […]

Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler To Star In New Line Cinema’s Latest Comedy

BURBANK–Principal photography is underway in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s yet-to-be-titled comedy starring Will Ferrell (“Get Hard,” upcoming “Zoolander 2”) and Amy Poehler (upcoming “Sisters,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), under the direction of Andrew Jay Cohen in his feature film directorial debut. After Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college […]

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 […]