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Alexander Payne is one of America’s most esteemed writer/directors. He is known for his films ‘Citizen Ruth,’ ‘Election,’ ‘Sideways,’ ‘The Descendants,’ and ‘Nebraska.’ He is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. In 1995, Payne’s film ‘Sideways’ won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.

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THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For BAFTA Awards - Full List of Nominees!

The 2024 BAFTA Award nominations have been announced. Check out the full list of nominations, including Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Wonka, Maestro, and more.

THE HOLDOVERS Sets Peacock Streaming Date

THE HOLDOVERS is the latest addition to Peacock’s film collection, including Blumhouse’s THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER and box-office success FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S, Focus Features’ MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3, and Universal Picture’s STRAYS and action-packed FAST X.

THE HOLDOVERS Will Be Released on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital This Holiday Season

THE HOLDOVERS is now available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital this holiday season. THE HOLDOVERS stars critically acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti (Sideways, American Splendor), alongside the remarkable Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name, “Only Murders in the Building”) and Dominic Sessa in his feature film debut.

THE COLOR PURPLE Receives 5 Critics Choice Film Nominations - Full List of Nominees!

The Color Purple has received five Critics Choice Film nominations. Nominees include Danielle Brooks, Maestro, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Colman Domingo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Disney's Wish, Barbie, and more. Check out the full list of nominations now!

MoMA Announces TO SAVE AND PROJECT: The 20th MoMA International Festival Of Film Preservation

The Museum of Modern Art announces To Save and Project: The 20th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, which will screen from January 11 to February 4, 2024.

BARBIE, KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON & More Set for MoMA's 2023 The Contenders

The Museum of Modern Art reveals the selection of films for The Contenders 2023, featuring award-winning director Trân Anh Hùng's 'The Taste of Things' and more. Find out the full line-up and dates here.

Matthew Broderick Will Lead BABBITT at La Jolla Playhouse

Matthew Broderick will lead the cast of the world-premiere production of Babbitt, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis, choreographed by Stephen Buescher, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

Virginia Film Festival Announces 2023 Lineup 

The 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival has announced its program lineup. Find out what films and events are in store for this year's festival.

San Diego International Film Festival Announces 2023 Slate!

22nd Annual San Diego International Film Festival announces an outstanding line-up of premieres from around the world. The opening night film is 'THE HOLDOVERS'.

22nd Annual San Diego International Film Festival 'Celebrating the Power of Film' with Line-Up of Premieres from Around the World

Count on the Festival to get the conversation started with Social Impact Films and Q&As including: Environmental Sustainability, Fighting Government Oppression, Individuals with Disabilities and Inclusion, PTSD in the Military,  Native American Issues, LGBTQAI+ Rights, Opioid Crisis and other topics affecting our world and our communities.

MAY DECEMBER to Open 61st New York Film Festival

In May December, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a popular television star, has arrived in a tight-knit island community in Savannah. Here, she will be doing intimate research for a new part, ingratiating herself into the lives of Gracie (Julianne Moore), whom she’ll be playing on-screen, and her much younger husband, Joe (Charles Melton).

Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Honors

They will join the women previously announced to receive Crystal Awards—”Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson, “The Woman King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and “Don’t Worry Darling” writer and director Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde—as well as Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award recipient Michaela Coel.

The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre'

Today, the Castro Theatre Conservancy (CTC)—a nonprofit organization—launched “Save the Castro Theatre,” a campaign dedicated to preserving and protecting San Francisco's Castro Theatre as a cultural and entertainment venue for motion pictures and live performances.

BWW Interview: Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS

Groundlings alum/Oscar winner Jim Rash will be guesting in The Groundlings’ January 6th edition of COOKIN’ WITH GAS. The actor/comedian/filmmaker took a moment from the set of Bros to answer a few of my Groundlings and Oscar queries.

Gotham Storytelling Festival Announces Performance Schedule at The Kraine Theater

FRIGID New York will present the 10th Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), November 2-14. Performances will also be available to livestream from home. Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($20 in-person; $15 online, suggested) and are available for advance purchase.

Sundance Institute Announces 10 Producers Lab Fellows

Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its weeklong Producers Lab, taking place July 25 - 29, and the participants in the Producers Summit, August 2 - 5, both taking place digitally on Sundance Co//ab.

'TIL KINGDOM COME Filmmakers Talk Trump, Netanyahu & Religion On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

'TIL KINGDOM COME director Maya Zinshtein and producer Abraham 'Abie' Troen are Tom Needham's special guests on the next SOUNDS OF FILM.

Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction Talks Movie Music On TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF FILM

Eric Avery, the composer for SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest on this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM. Eric Avery is most known for his work with Janes Addiction, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails, Polar Bear and Alanis Morissette.

Dionne Warwick, SPONGEBOB'S Tom Kenny & Paul Williams Join Tom Needham On THE SOUNDS OF FILM CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick, SPONGEBOB'S Tom Kenny, A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL'S Composer, Paul Williams, and Long Island Grammy-Nominee, Brady Rymer, are Tom Needham's exclusive guests on a very special SOUNDS OF FILM CHRISTMAS EVE.

James Fox Talks THE PHENOMENON Featuring Sen. Harry Reid, John Podesta & President Clinton On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

THE PHENOMENON's James Fox and A VERY HEAVY AGENDA's Robbie Martin are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

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