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Charlot D. Malin Elected President of San Francisco Opera GuildCharlot D. Malin Elected President of San Francisco Opera Guild
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

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George Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This WeekendGeorge Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Actor and social media icon George Takei, known from his starring role as "Mr. Sulu" from the original "Star Trek" television show, will narrate the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular." The show will feature some of film's most popular scores, including the theme from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "Superman," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and many more. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming Lend Voices for Disney's STRANGE MAGICVIDEO: First Look - Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming Lend Voices for Disney's STRANGE MAGIC
by Movies News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The trailer for STRANGE MAGIC is now available on Yahoo! Movies. The film, featuring the voices of Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, opens in theaters January 23, 2015! (more...)

Lucas Museum Names Don Bacigalupi Its Founding PresidentLucas Museum Names Don Bacigalupi Its Founding President
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced today that its Board of Directors has named Don Bacigalupi as the Museum's Founding President, effective Jan. 15. Bacigalupi joins the Lucas Museum with more than 20 years of experience in collection and exhibition development, museum management, and educational programming. Initially, Bacigalupi will focus on the planning, organization and construction of the Museum. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming & More Lend Voices to Animated Musical Fairytale STRANGE MAGICKristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming & More Lend Voices to Animated Musical Fairytale STRANGE MAGIC
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Lucasfilm film announced today that Touchstone Pictures will release their new animated film, STRANGE MAGIC on January 23, 2015. (more...)

Ewan McGregor Has Some Choice Words for STAR WARS 'Fans'Ewan McGregor Has Some Choice Words for STAR WARS 'Fans'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Ewan McGregor has some carefully chosen words for 'fans' of George Lucas' STAR WARS prequel films. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Philip Kaufman to Receive Camerimage Film Festival's 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing'Oscar Nominee Philip Kaufman to Receive Camerimage Film Festival's 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

It was announced today that Oscar® nominee Philip Kaufman (“Quills,” “The Right Stuff,” “Henry & June”) will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing' (more...)

BIG WORLD, INDIE BUDGET: The Next Big Fantasy Franchise Goes Fully IndependentBIG WORLD, INDIE BUDGET: The Next Big Fantasy Franchise Goes Fully Independent
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fire City, with its big idea of a film noir with demons and its under-dog story of two newbies looking to retain some creative control in 'Hollywood,' announces its first installment of four feature films Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs. (more...)

Yamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of FameYamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The NAMM Foundation has announced that Nathan East, one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, will be inducted into the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards Hall of Fame. (more...)

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Offers Detailed VisionThe Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Offers Detailed Vision
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The coming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art pledges to 'challenge the way people think about museums,' and will feature 'popular art from illustration to comics, an insider's perspective on the cinematic creative process, and the boundless potential of the digital medium.' This is part of the most detailed vision yet offered publicly for the new museum, which is backed by 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas and slated for Chicago Park District land in parking lots south of Soldier Field. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement AwardSteve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. (more...)

Entertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San FransiscoEntertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San Fransisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of entertainment industry members gathered in Curran Theatre (San Diego, CA) for a private memorial celebrating the life of the late Robin Williams. (more...)

Ghilotti Construction Celebrates 100 Years of Re-Shaping Northern CaliforniaGhilotti Construction Celebrates 100 Years of Re-Shaping Northern California
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Ghilotti Construction Company (GCC), the North Bay's largest engineering general contractor with headquarters in Santa Rosa, recently celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the founding of its business Saturday, September 13 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. This occasion also marked the first release of a limited-edition hardcover book recapping GCC's first century (1914-2014) entitled “From Stone Walls to Super Highways, Paving the Way for the Future.” (more...)

Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr. Set for STAR WARS VII Cameos?Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr. Set for STAR WARS VII Cameos?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A-list Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman, Samuel L Jackson Nick Frost and Robert Downey Jr are set for secret cameo appearances in the highly anticipated 7th installment of the STAR WARS saga. (more...)

Official Debut of THX in China Launches a New Era of Movie-ViewingOfficial Debut of THX in China Launches a New Era of Movie-Viewing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“The debut of THX in China is of special significance to Chinese filmmakers and movie-goers, bringing China's film industry one step closer to international standards regarding audio and video performance,” said Mr. Lin Min Jie, General Manager of China Film Group's subsidiary company China Film Equipment Co. Ltd, while praising THX for its authoritative position and extensive experience in the industry. “We look forward to working with THX to bring the Chinese audience the world's premium audio/visual enjoyment and the most perfect cinema experience.” (more...)

Dick Van Dyke to Receive 2014 Prince Rainier III AwardDick Van Dyke to Receive 2014 Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dyke will accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8(th), 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In the epic conclusion of Gorilla Tango Burlesque's (GTB) sexy Star Wars parody saga, the risque Rebel Alliance confronts the evil Galactic Empire for once and all. Keep calm and yub nub on as we gather to celebrate those brave souls who led the Rebellion to victory: The Mighty Ewoks! (more...)

Amazon Greenlights Pilot Episodes of Five New Kids ShowsAmazon Greenlights Pilot Episodes of Five New Kids Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Additionally, brand-new episodes of Amazon's first three children's programs will debut on Prime Instant Video this Fall: Tumble Leaf on September 5, Creative Galaxy on October 3, and Annedroids on October 30. Tumble Leaf, which won the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival award, features a curious blue fox named “Fig” and his best friend “Stick” on playful adventures. Creative Galaxy, from acclaimed creator Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, is an interactive art adventure series for preschoolers following “Arty” and “Epiphany” as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. Annedroids, from Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson, is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. (more...)

THX Releases Product Finder Update for the THX tune-up iOS AppTHX Releases Product Finder Update for the THX tune-up iOS App
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

THX Ltd. today announced an update to the well-received THX tune-up app for iOS devices. In addition to the easy to use audio and video adjustment features of the original app, the new version includes a THX Product Finder feature designed to help consumers easily find the latest THX Certified products from premium CE manufacturers. Users search the THX database and filter by product type and global region for a listing of current and new THX Certified models. Products of interest can be saved to a Favorites list for quick reference at a later time. (more...)

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