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As an actor, Favreau has appeared in the films Rudy (1993), PCU (1994), Swingers (1996), Very Bad Things (1998), The Replacements (2000), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Couples Retreat (2009), I Love You Man (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Chef (2014).

As a filmmaker, Favreau has been a presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), mainly with his collaboration with Robert Downey Jr. He directed, produced, and appeared as Happy Hogan in the films Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). He also served as an executive producer for, and/or appeared as the character in, the films The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

As a director, he worked on the films Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Chef (2014), The Jungle Book (2016) and The Lion King (2019). Favreau is the creator of the Star Wars Disney+ original series The Mandalorian (2019–present) as well as one of its executive producers and directors. He produces films under his production company banner, Fairview Entertainment, and also presents the television cooking series The Chef Show.

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Boyz II Men Joins the San Francisco Symphony For Two Holiday Performances

Legendary Grammy Award-winning group Boyz II Men will join conductor Edwin Outwater and the San Francisco Symphony for two special holiday performances, December 17 and 18, 2024, as part of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2024 Holidays with the Symphony season.
SHŌGUN Co-Creators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo to Receive Top Honors at the 2024 Writers Conference

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF) has announced that two awardees to be honored as part of its 31st Festival & Writers Conference happening October 24 – 31, 2024. The Writer’s Writer Award, introduced in 2023, honors a singular talent already recognized within the industry and by their peers, whose latest project has illustrated their versatility across mediums and elevated the trajectory of their career.
Virginia Theatre Festival To Host UVA Alums As Artists In Residence On April 22-23

Explore the Virginia Theatre Festival's new initiative, hosting alumni as Artists in Residence. Discover how this exciting program fosters creativity and supports the theatre community.
Cynthia Erivo & More to be Featured in New York Philharmonic 2024-25 Season

The New York Philharmonic has revealed its 2024–25 season. Learn more about the season!
Si Robertson, Brenda Gantt & The Cinema Audio Society Awards Are Loving Y'all Sweet Tea (Exclusive)

Get the scoop on Y'ALL SWEET TEA, the viral brand loved by celebrities like Si Robertson and Brenda Gantt. Find out why this new tea company is making waves in the entertainment industry.
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright & More Voice in Marvel's WHAT IF...? Series on Disney+

The series features Clancy Brown, Josh Brolin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kat Dennings, Michael Douglas, Idris Elba, Karen Gillan, Seth Green, Frank Grillo, Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Rachel House, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and more.
ELF IN CONCERT National Tour Hits The Road This Month On The Heels Of The Film's 20th Anniversary

As fans celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elf’s release, Elf in Concert extends the 20th anniversary celebration into the holiday season as local orchestras perform John Debney’s heartwarming score live to picture, projected onto a 40-foot movie screen. Check out all the tour dates and watch a video preview now!
Awkwafina, Angela Bassett & Jeremy Renner to Narrate National Geographic's Upcoming Natural History Series

Awkwafina (“The Little Mermaid,” “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”) will narrate for the National Geographic Disney+ Original A REAL BUG’S LIFE; Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “The Flood,” “Good Night Oppy”) executive produces and narrates for QUEENS; and Jeremy Renner (“Avengers,” “Rennervations”) for INCREDIBLE ANIMAL JOURNEYS.
Video: Disney+ Shares New STAR WARS: AHSOKA Promo With Anakin Skywalker

'Ahsoka' stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, Diana Lee Inosanto, David Tennant, Lars Mikkelsen and Eman Esfandi. The episodes are directed by Dave Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel and Rick Famuyiwa. Watch the video now!
Kentucky Performing Arts Reveals New 40th Anniversary Season

Kentucky Performing Arts celebrates its 40th arts season with a wide variety of exciting and diverse entertainment offerings at The Kentucky Center, the historic Brown Theatre and Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. Learn more about the full season and how to get tickets here!
AHSOKA Draws 14 Million Views on Disney+ for First Episode

Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company are thrilled and humbled to reveal that Part One of Ahsoka, 'Master and Apprentice,' was the most-watched title on Disney+ this past week. The debut episode garnered 14 million views*, making the series number one globally on the streaming platform. 
Apple TV+ Shares Plans For Two New Nature Documentary Series: BORN TO BE WILD and ENDANGERED SPECIES

Apple TV+ announces two extraordinary new six-part nature documentary series, “Born to be Wild” and “Endangered Planet,” offering audiences a remarkable view into the never-before-seen lives of the rarest animals on Earth, as the planet faces an unprecedented crisis with more than one million species on the brink of extinction.
Celebrate Christmas In July At The Charlotte Symphony- Tickets Now Available for the 2023 Holiday Season 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is spreading holiday  cheer early this year by celebrating Christmas in July!
Video: Disney+ Debuts STAR WARS: AHSOKA Trailer

'Ahsoka' stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, Diana Lee Inosanto, David Tennant, Lars Mikkelsen and Eman Esfandi. The episodes are directed by Dave Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel and Rick Famuyiwa. Watch the trailer video now!
STAR WARS: AHSOKA Series Sets August Debut on Disney+

In addition to Rosario Dawson in the title role, “Ahsoka” stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Kim Cattrall Confirmed for Tribeca Festival 2023 Audio Storytelling Lineup

The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, has announced its audio storytelling lineup, including 18 world premieres from independent and established narrative audio creators and 11 “Live-from-Tribeca” events. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 7-18, will highlight its audio storytelling selection.
Photo: Disney Debuts THE MANDALORIAN Poster Ahead of Finale

The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. The directors of the eight-episode Season 3 include Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard. Check out the photo of the new Madalorian poster now!
Video: Disney+ Drops STAR WARS: AHSOKA Teaser Trailer

In addition to Rosario Dawson, “Ahsoka” stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla. The series is written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Karen Gilchrist is co-executive producer. Watch the video teaser now!
Disney Releases THE MANDALORIAN: SEASON 3 - VOL. 1 Soundtrack

The Mandalorian Season 3: Vol. 1 (Chapters 17-20) digital soundtrack features musical themes by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Tenet,” “Black Panther”) and score by Joseph Shirley (“Creed III,” “The Book of Boba Fett”). Göransson also produced the score.

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