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AFI Celebrates The Commencement Of The AFI Conservatory Class Of 2023

Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the commencement of the AFI Conservatory Class of 2023 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The event was a culmination of two years of intense study at AFI's MFA program, ranked one of the top film schools in the nation.

SERIESFEST: Season 9 Announces 'Innovation Talks' Lineup

SeriesFest, the award-winning international festival and non-profit organization dedicated to championing emerging and underserved voices in storytelling, has announced the line-up for this year's signature series, “Innovation Talks.” 

Disney+ Restores Cut MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Song

Disney+ has restored the full-length version of “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” including the song “When Love Is Gone.” The song is sung by the character Belle (Meredith Braun) when she and young Ebenezer Scrooge are at the finale stage of their relationship. Listen to Martina McBride's version of the song before hearing the official now!

Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, and More!

Top stories include an update on Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey. Plus, Garth Drabinsky sues Actors' Equity for defamation. In more positive news, meet the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, returning soon off-Broadway! Also, MJ will celebrate Halloween with a special performance on Monday, October 31st at 7:00PM.

There Was Almost a Version of WEST STORY STORY Starring Animated Cats

A version of West Side Story featuring animated cats was almost created. Animated film writer and director Christopher Sanders revealed, “Jeffrey Katzenberg once flew me out to New York City because he wanted us to do West Side Story with cats.”

Photos: Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts & More Attend Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gala

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which held its second annual gala tonight, raised $10 million to support the museum’s access, education, and programming initiatives. Check out photos of Rebel Wilson, Glenn Close, Tilda Swinton, Colman Domingo, Joe Jonas, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts, Diana Ross, and more at the event!

Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Commencement

The American Film Institute announced today it will confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree honoris causa for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image upon Michelle Yeoh, who will become the first Asian artist to receive the AFI honor; and a Doctorate of Communication Arts degree honoris causa upon AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert for his commitment to the mission of the American Film Institute.

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Exhibit to Close at the Academy Museum

Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum’s acclaimed exhibition, will close on June 5, 2022. Marking the first museum retrospective in North America dedicated to the legendary filmmaker and his work, the exhibition has been on view since the museum’s opening on September 30, 2021. Presented in the museum’s Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery on Level 4, the exhibition features approximately 300 objects from Miyazaki’s animated feature films, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away (2001).

Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898�"1971

The first museum exhibition of its kind, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 opens at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on August 21, 2022. It offers the public a chance to learn more about how Black performers and filmmakers have helped define cinema in the United States. The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of both independent production and the studio system, from cinema’s infancy in the 1890s through the height of the civil rights movement. Regeneration features rarely seen excerpts of films restored by the Academy Film Archive, as well as other narrative films and documentaries; newsreels and home movies; photographs; scripts; drawings; costumes; equipment; posters; and historical materials, such as entrance tickets, note cards, and telegrams; along with augmented reality experiences (AR) designed specifically for the exhibition.


American Buffalo officially begins performances tonight, March 22, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway!

Bryan Adams Kicks Off Six-Show Run With Sold Out Performance At Encore Theater

Last night, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams kicked off his six-show run with a sold-out performance at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater.

Lena Hall and FLETCHER to Perform at the GLSEN Respect Awards

GLSEN has announced that FLETCHER and Lena Hall will each perform at the GLSEN Respect Celebration.  GLSEN also announced Jennifer Beals, Jess Cagle, Wilson Cruz, Connor Franta, Jim Parsons and Alexandra Shipp will be part of the celebration.  GLSEN previously announced Antoni Porowski as host.

Howard Ashman: el genio detrás de La Sirenita y La Bestia

En el día de su nacimiento, revisamos el legado y el impacto musical del dramaturgo y letrista estadounidense

SHREK Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide on April 25, 28 & 29

Released in May 2001, Shrek earned the first ever Oscar ® for Best Animated Feature, earned almost $500 million at the worldwide box-office and ignited a cultural phenomenon that captured the world’s imagination.

Roku Acquires Quibi's Global Content Distribution Rights

Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced today that The Roku Channel will become the exclusive place to stream more than 75 premium shows and documentaries that Quibi created in conjunction with Hollywood's leading studios and production companies.

Academy Museum Completes $388 Million Pre-Opening Fundraising Campaign Goal With Closing Gift From Laika

Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, today announced that the new institution has exceeded its pre-opening fundraising campaign goal of $388 million.

Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello, Octavia Spencer & More Direct Short Films for GLSEN Respect Everywhere Celebration

Today, GLSEN, the leading education organization focused on ensuring safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students and respect for all in school, announced that its annual Los Angeles Respect Awards will be reimagined as RESPECT EVERYWHERE.

Quibi Will Shut Down

The short-form streaming service Quibi will shut down, according to official reports from creators Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman.

Academy Museum Announces Details Of Hayao Miyazaki, Its Inaugural Temporary Exhibition

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is pleased to announce details of Hayao Miyazaki, its inaugural temporary exhibition.

Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Norman Lear & More Join WE ALL PLAY OUR PART: A BENEFIT FOR MPTF

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) announced today that Matt Bomer, Jeff Bridges, Regina Hicks, Norman Lear, Joel McHale, Katelyn Ohashi, Billy Ray, and Jeff Ross will join the star-studded line-up of talent participating in 'We All Play Our Part: A Benefit for MPTF'.

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