Jennifer Lee News

El Capitan Theatre to Present Special Sing-A-Long Screening of Disney's FROZEN, 8/22-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-along version Aug. 22 - Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short 'Feast' from Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Nick Cannon Gets Family Approval for Richard Pryor Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Last month, TMZ revealed that Richard Pryor's children weren't so happy with the news that Nick Cannon was in talks to portray their late father in Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic about the comedian. But now the New York Post writes that Richard Pryor, Jr. spent some time speaking with the actor and has changed his tune. (more...)

The Academy Invites Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, June Squibb & More to Membership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

The Academy Invites Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Charles Strouse & 268 Other New Members
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

No Olaf? Josh Gad Says Broadway FROZEN Unlikely for Him
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

In a new interview with USA Today, Broadway vet Josh Gad tells the paper that it's unlikely that he'll reprise his character of Olaf fro Disney's mega-hit FROZEN when it hits the Great White Way. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

The Academy Reveals Medal Placements At 2014 Student Academy Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored fifteen student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony (more...)

FROZEN Team Helps Honor Young Filmmakers at Student Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

At the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony, fifteen young filmmakers from around the world received Academy Awards. According to USA Today, the Oscar-winning directing/producing team from Disney's Frozen (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho) were there to hand out awards. Awards were also given by actors Adrian Grenier, Nate Parker and Demian Bichir. (more...)

Oscar-Winning FROZEN Filmmaking Team to Present at 2014 Student Academy Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho, who earned Oscars for “Frozen,” will present at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy Awards (more...)

FROZEN Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Film Of All Time
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN is now the fifth most successful film of all time. (more...)

FROZEN Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Film Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - May 25, 2014

Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN is now the fifth most successful film of all time. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN ON ICE Heading to an Arena Near You! Tour Dates Announced
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014

Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the whole gang from the Academy Award winning film will be featured in Frozen's Disney on Ice, kicking off this September in Orlando, FL. (more...)

VIDEO: Olaf, Marshmallow and More Featured in FROZEN Hotel Suite
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Hotel de Glace in Quebec City now has a FROZEN-themed suite, featuring Anna and Elsa's bedrooms, Olaf the snowman, and the abominable snowmonster Marshmallow. Watch the video below with FROZEN directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee to learn more! (more...)

Idina Menzel Set For FROZEN Live Online Fan Q&A Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 25, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and internationally celebrated FROZEN superstar Idina Menzel will discuss the mega-successful animated movie musical as part of a live online fan Q&A tonight. (more...)

2014 Columbia University Film Festival to Run 5/2-8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27thAnnual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society. (more...)

Tickets to LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: NYC at Symphony Space Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

On Sunday, May 4th at 5pm at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: NYC, part of a 32-city series of readings nationwide in celebration of Mother's Day, will once again take center stage in the Big Apple. This third annual New York City production features prominent local writers and performers telling their own tales of motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristen Bell Sings FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by Stage Tube - Apr 02, 2014

Earlier this year, the music of Disney's mega-hit film FROZEN was celebrated with live performances at Los Angeles' Vibrato Grill Jazz club. Kristen Bell (voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and Santino Fontana (voice of Hans) took the stage, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by David Metzger, to perform songs from the Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning film, including the Oscar-nominated 'Let It Go.' In the video below, catch Bell's performance of 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' (more...)

Disney's FROZEN Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

This weekend, Disney's 'Frozen' officially became the highest grossing animated film of all time, and with $1.072 billion worldwide, it has also entered the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time. The Walt Disney Studios' seventh billion-dollar release, 'Frozen' has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally. (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

FROZEN Sells 3+ Million Copies In One Day & Becomes Biggest Digital Release Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2014

Let it go! Disney's astoundingly successful animated movie musical FROZEN has broken even more records this week, becoming not only the fastest-selling digital release in history but also selling 3.2 million copies on home video in its first day of release, putting it on track to become one of the best-selling releases of the decade. (more...)

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