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Comedian/Actor Kym Whitley Set to Host NBCU Short Film Fest Comedian/Actor Kym Whitley Set to Host NBCU Short Film Fest
by TV News Desk - October 13, 2017

Comedian-actor Kym Whitley ( Young & Hungry ) will act as host for the finale screening and awards ceremony of the 12th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL which celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers, on October 18, 2017... (more...)
Ashley Judd to Receive WMC Speaking Truth to Power Award Ashley Judd to Receive WMC Speaking Truth to Power Award
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The Women's Media Center will honor Ashley Juddwith the WMC Speaking Truth to Power Award at the Women's Media Awards on October 26 at Capitale in New York City.... (more...)
Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence to Receive 2017 Sherry Lansing Award Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence to Receive 2017 Sherry Lansing Award
by Movies News Desk - October 12, 2017

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and distinguished film producer-executive Amy Pascal will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, it was announced today. The star-studded gala will take place Dec. 6 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.... (more...)
Parents Television Council Asks Amazon to Help Parents Protect Kids Parents Television Council Asks Amazon to Help Parents Protect Kids
by TV News Desk - September 28, 2017

The Parents Television Council applauded Amazon for adding Kid Genius Cartoons Plus to its streaming service but simultaneously called on the company to reconsider charging an additional fee for this programming block. Instead, the PTC suggested that Amazon move to a model similar to Sirius/XM.... (more...)
Mike Myers & More Added to Star-Studded Little Kids Rock Benefit Event Mike Myers & More Added to Star-Studded Little Kids Rock Benefit Event
by TV News Desk - September 27, 2017

Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools, has announced that actor and comedian Mike Myers and more have joined the lineup.... (more...)
Parents Television Council Urges Netflix to Protect Kids from Adult Content Parents Television Council Urges Netflix to Protect Kids from Adult Content
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2017

In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Parents Television Council has asked him to protect kids from adult content that is easily accessible on the platform as discovered by new PTC research - and not to lose sight of the unique needs of millions of parents who rely on you to help provide ... (more...)
VIDEO: New Showtime Doc TOUGH GUYS Explores Origins of Mixed Martial Arts VIDEO: New Showtime Doc TOUGH GUYS Explores Origins of Mixed Martial Arts
by TV News Desk - September 08, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced the premiere of TOUGH GUYS, a feature-length documentary that explores origins and the development of the mixed martial arts (MMA) movement.... (more...)
CBS Presents PROTECTING THE SACRED: WATER, THE ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE, 9/24 CBS Presents PROTECTING THE SACRED: WATER, THE ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE, 9/24
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2017

PROTECTING THE SACRED: WATER, THE ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE, a CBS interfaith special, looks at how communities are responding to one of the greatest threats of our time. This special broadcast will air Sunday, Sept. 24 (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.... (more...)
PTC Congratulates FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr PTC Congratulates FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr
by TV News Desk - August 03, 2017

The Parents Television Council applauded the Senate for confirming Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as FCC commissioners.... (more...)
Nia Long Joins Cast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES as Series Regular Nia Long Joins Cast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2017

CBS announced today that Nia Long has joined the cast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES as a series regular. She will be introduced in the ninth season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 1 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT).... (more...)
Documentary BALTIMORE RISING Debuts on HBO This November Documentary BALTIMORE RISING Debuts on HBO This November
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2017

Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of the HBO series “The Wire”), BALTIMORE RISING follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels.... (more...)
Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Kicks Off for Free This Saturday in L.A. Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Kicks Off for Free This Saturday in L.A.
by Movies News Desk - July 26, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, the national independent broadcast and digital media network, has announced that its two services, KCET public television in Los Angeles and independent satellite network Link TV nationwide, will launch the first film festival in Los Angeles dedicated entirely to environmental ... (more...)
Animated Recreation of Original Vampire Film Premieres in Free Public Screenings Animated Recreation of Original Vampire Film Premieres in Free Public Screenings
by Movies News Desk - July 11, 2017

This August, More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.... (more...)
Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design Labs Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design Labs
by Movies News Desk - July 05, 2017

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs, which return to the legendary Skywalker Sound Facilities for the fifth year.... (more...)
Parent's Television Council Congratulates Brendan Carr on FCC Nomination Parent's Television Council Congratulates Brendan Carr on FCC Nomination
by TV News Desk - June 29, 2017

The Parents Television Council offered congratulations to Brendan Carr for his nomination to the Federal Communications Commission as a commissioner.... (more...)
VIDEO: Lea Michele Takes #Ham4All Challenge with Sweet Rendition of  'Dear Theodosia' VIDEO: Lea Michele Takes #Ham4All Challenge with Sweet Rendition of 'Dear Theodosia'
by TV News Desk - June 29, 2017

While enjoying a relaxing vacation on the beach,  Lea Michele took a moment to accept a challenge from her bestie and SPRING AWAKENING co-star Jonathan Groff to sing in order to raise money for Lin-Manuel Miranda's recently announced #Ham4All... (more...)
CBS News to Launch Primetime Summer Series CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT CBS News to Launch Primetime Summer Series CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT
by TV News Desk - June 28, 2017

CBS News will launch CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT, a new primetime summer series featuring experiential reports driven by fresh voices and perspectives from around the world. The broadcast will launch Monday, July 31 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming new... (more...)
NBC Sports Group to Launch New ESports Tournament This Summer NBC Sports Group to Launch New ESports Tournament This Summer
by TV News Desk - June 21, 2017

NBC Sports Group announced today that it will launch a new esports tournament this summer that will utilize FACEIT's competitive gaming platform, and numerous NBCUniversal and Comcast regional, national and international assets, to allow gamers of all skill levels to compete in a 2v2 Rocket League t... (more...)
LGBTQ+ Teen Docu-Series ROOM TO GROW Seeks Funding to Complete Project LGBTQ+ Teen Docu-Series ROOM TO GROW Seeks Funding to Complete Project
by Movies News Desk - June 13, 2017

Emmy®-nominated writer/director Jon Garcia (The Falls trilogy, Sex Weather) and Grammy® Award-winning out singer/songwriter Matt Alber are proud to announce ROOM TO GROW, a new documentary series on a mission to share the real-life stories of today's LGBTQ+ teens, their families & their allies.... (more...)
All Def Digital & Russell Simmons Team on Stirring Documentary ROMEO IS BLEEDING All Def Digital & Russell Simmons Team on Stirring Documentary ROMEO IS BLEEDING
by Movies News Desk - June 06, 2017

All Def Digital and Russell Simmons have partnered with award-winning editor Jason Zeldes to executive produce Zeldes' documentary feature directorial debut ROMEO IS BLEEDING... (more...)
American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) in partnership with The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Got Your Six, honors our nation's heroes with the third annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE event.... (more...)
District of Columbia's K'ra McCullough Crowned MISS USA District of Columbia's K'ra McCullough Crowned MISS USA
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

This evening, The Miss Universe Organization crowned Miss District of Columbia USA Kra McCullough Miss USA at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.... (more...)
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award Going to HBO REAL SPORTS Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award Going to HBO REAL SPORTS
by TV News Desk - April 04, 2017

HBO's REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL has been named a winner of a 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for its landmark report on the International Olympic Committee.... (more...)
AutFest, Celebrating Autism Awareness, Sets Short Film Selections AutFest, Celebrating Autism Awareness, Sets Short Film Selections
by Movies News Desk - March 30, 2017

AutFest, the first film festival celebrating autism awareness 'from spectrum to screen,' today announced the addition of six short films to its first annual film festival on Saturday, April 22 - Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA.... (more...)
Michael J. Fox Graces Cover of AARP's April/May Issue Michael J. Fox Graces Cover of AARP's April/May Issue
by TV News Desk - March 30, 2017

Michael J. Fox graces the cover of AARP's April/May issue. Below check out selections from Michael J. Fox's Cover Story.... (more...)