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Legendary Director Brian DePalma & More Join Toronto Film Festival's Platform JuryLegendary Director Brian DePalma & More Join Toronto Film Festival's Platform Jury
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the jury for Platform, the programme that champions directors' cinema from around the world. (more...)

World Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film FestivalWorld Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

HAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFFHAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz's Hamilton's America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests to be announced. (more...)

Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section and “An Evening with…” honorees for the 54th New York Film Festival. (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 'CONVERSATION WITH ...'Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 'CONVERSATION WITH ...'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its exciting In Conversation With… lineup, featuring eight internationally celebrated special guests Hiam Abbass, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji, Sônia Braga, Isabelle Huppert, Karan Johar, Mark Wahlberg, and Zhang Ziyi. In Conversation With… offers intimate, in-depth, personal and compelling discussions from cinema's preeminent talent. (more...)

Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK Set for Special World Premiere Presentation at NYFF54Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK Set for Special World Premiere Presentation at NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

BAFTA Anounces Key Dates & New Rules for Film AwardsBAFTA Anounces Key Dates & New Rules for Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

]The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today the full list of key dates for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017, and has also published the Film Awards Rules and Guidelines for 2016/17. (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLOPhillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

Photo Coverage: INDIGNATION, with Danny Burstein, Linda Emond & More, Premieres in New YorkPhoto Coverage: INDIGNATION, with Danny Burstein, Linda Emond & More, Premieres in New York
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2016

On July 29, Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions will release Jeremy Schamus' Indignation, starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, and Danny Burstein. The company just gathered for the New York premiere last night and you can check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INVISIBLE HAND at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE INVISIBLE HAND at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ricky Gervais to Be Honored by BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards for Excellence in ComedyRicky Gervais to Be Honored by BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards for Excellence in Comedy
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

BAFTA has announced that they will honor award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Ricky Gervais with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian FestivalSigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBERSan Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts, who is currently starring in the title role of Carmen, will now sing the role of Bao Chai, replacing previously announced mezzo-soprano Nian Wang who has determined that the vocal part was not a suitable fit for her voice and has withdrawn from the project. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Change for World Premiere of 'Dream of the Red Chamber'San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Change for World Premiere of 'Dream of the Red Chamber'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts, who is currently starring in the title role of Carmen, will now sing the role of Bao Chai, replacing previously announced mezzo-soprano Nian Wang who has determined that the vocal part was not a suitable fit for her voice and has withdrawn from the project. (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin Next Month at Westport Country PlayhouseTHE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin Next Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Global finance and cultures collide in 'The Invisible Hand,' a topical thriller written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, at Westport Country Playhouse, July 19 - August 6. Director is David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles AwardsSamuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce it will honor award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Names 2016 TrailblazerWoodstock Film Festival Names 2016 Trailblazer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that leading media executive David Linde will be feted as the 2016 Trailblazer. Linde was chosen for his visionary and tireless commitment to nurturing and furthering the highest quality of film and filmmakers, such as Ang Lee, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Roman Polanski, Zhang Yimou, Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

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