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Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows For Reimagined Episodic Lab: Pilot To Series Photo Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows For Reimagined Episodic Lab: Pilot To Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 9, 2020

Sundance Institute announced today the 12 fellows chosen to participate in its first-ever Episodic: Pilot to Series Lab, designed as an immersive two-part experience hosted on Sundance Collab, where selected emerging TV writers will workshop an original pilot and develop a series overview.

Disney Postpones MULAN Release to August Photo Disney Postpones MULAN Release to August
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2020

The Walt Disney Company announced today that its live-action remake of the animated classic Mulan is now expected to hit theaters on August 21.

Former Child Actors Mackenzie Phillips, Mindy Cohn, Glenn Scarpelli, and Jill Whelan  Photo Former Child Actors Mackenzie Phillips, Mindy Cohn, Glenn Scarpelli, and Jill Whelan Shared Their Audition Stories on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Thursday night (8pm) with the Child Stars of TV reunion featuring Mackenzie Phillips (Julie Cooper on 'One Day At A Time'), Glenn Scarpelli (Alex Handris on 'One Day At A Time'), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green on 'The Facts of Life') and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing on 'The Love Boat').

CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Returns Dec. 29 Photo CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Returns Dec. 29
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 20, 2019

Season five of SundanceTV's original unscripted series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter' kicks off Sunday, December 29 at 10/9am CT. This season, talent behind this year's most talked about television shows and films open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed entertainment.

VIDEO: Watch Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame Acceptance Speech Photo VIDEO: Watch Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame Acceptance Speeches
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

As Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Frozen 2' approaches its opening this Friday, Nov. 22, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel-the actresses who help bring Anna and Elsa to life in the movie-were honored yesterday with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Wake Up With BWW 11/20: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/20: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019

Today's top stories: A Christmas Carol opens on Broadway tonight, and more!

Photo Flash: See Photos from Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame C Photo Photo Flash: See Photos from Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 19, 2019

As Walt Disney Animation Studios' “Frozen 2” approaches its opening this Friday, Nov. 22, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel—the actresses who help bring Anna and Elsa to life in the movie—were honored today with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their stars—the 2681st and 2682nd, in the category of motion pictures and live theatre/performance, respectively—are located in front of Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 9, 2019

Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 8, 2019

Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.

Marvel's Kevin Feige Will Develop a New STAR WARS Movie for Disney Photo Marvel's Kevin Feige Will Develop a New STAR WARS Movie for Disney
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2019

According to Variety, Marvel's Kevin Feige will develop a new Star Wars film for Disney.

Little Big Town to Perform at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration in New York Photo Little Big Town to Perform at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration in New York
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 6, 2019

Save the Children, the international humanitarian organization, announced today that award winning country music group Little Big Town will be performing at “The Centennial Gala: Changing The World for Children” gala in New York City on September 12. 

Photo Flash: See Will Smith, Alan Menken, Darren Criss, and More at the ALADDIN Premi Photo Photo Flash: See Will Smith, Alan Menken, Darren Criss, and More at the ALADDIN Premiere
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 22, 2019

The cast and filmmakers of Disney's live-action adaptation "Aladdin," completed their Magic Carpet World Tour in Los Angeles yesterday with the film's star-studded world premiere at the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, director Guy Ritchie and composer Alan Menken were joined by other cast and filmmakers and VIP guests including Helen Mirren and Darren Criss.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Shatters Box Office Records with $1.2 Billion Global Debut Photo AVENGERS: ENDGAME Shatters Box Office Records with $1.2 Billion Global Debut
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 29, 2019

Marvel Studios' “Avengers: Endgame” made history this weekend with a record-shattering estimated global debut of $1,209.0 million, becoming the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend. It reached the billion-dollar threshold in just five days, more than twice as fast as its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War,” which held the record at 11 days. The film also set domestic and international records.

Photo Coverage: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and More Hit the Red Carpet At the Nationa Photo Photo Coverage: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and More Hit the Red Carpet At the National Board Of Review Gala
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2019

This week, the National Board of Review celebrated their 2018 honorees, with top awards including Green Book as Best Film of the Year, Bradley Cooper as Best Director of the Year for A Star is Born, Viggo Mortensen as Best Actor of the Year for his performance in Green Book, and Lady Gaga as Best Actress of the Year for her performance in A Star is Born. See photos of all the stars on the red carpet below!

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 'New Frontier' Lineup Photo Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 'New Frontier' Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 5, 2018

Sundance Institute spotlights work at the dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology with the New Frontier selections for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, announced today. This curated collection of cutting-edge independent and experimental media works are by creators who are pushing artistic innovation across new mediums that include VR, AR, mixed reality (MR) and AI. Programmers assembled a global slate of work from a mix of invitations and submissions to an open call for VR work earlier this year.

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and More Attend the Premiere of MARY PO Photo Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and More Attend the Premiere of MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2018

The stars of Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' including Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Dick Van Dyke and director Ron Marshall attended the film's World Premiere at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last night, November 29. The film opens nationwide December 19. Check out photos from the premiere event below!

56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon is Set for This February Photo 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon is Set for This February
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 11, 2018

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon will take place Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in Publicity, and the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service.

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dick Van Dyke Honored at 16th Annual Backstage at Photo Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dick Van Dyke Honored at 16th Annual Backstage at the Geffen Fundraiser
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2018

Last night's star-studded event, Backstage at the Geffen, at the Geffen Playhouse grossed more than $1 million for the theater's education, outreach and artistic initiatives. The fundraiser, which recognizes leaders in the artistic community, supports the theater's mission to produce original, quality work and raises funds for its education and community engagement programs, honored legendary stage and screen performer Dick Van Dyke and award-winning composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Comedian Jim Carrey presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Van Dyke and EGOT award-winning actress Rita Moreno presented the Education Impact Award to Miranda.

Photo Flash: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY World Premiere Photo Photo Flash: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY World Premiere
by Macon Prickett - May 11, 2018

Last night in Los Angeles, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo were joined by director Ron Howard and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Simon Emanuel for a walk down the red carpet, which featured the Millennium Falcon, and greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

The Geffen Playhouse Announces BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Auction Photo The Geffen Playhouse Announces BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Auction
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2018

Backstage at the Geffen, the Geffen Playhouse's annual fundraiser event, has launched its online auction featuring luxury vacations, one-of-a-kind artwork and VIP experiences. Proceeds will benefit the Geffen's mission to produce original, quality work and raises funds for its award-winning education and community engagement programs, which bring live theater to more than 15,000 disadvantaged youth, seniors and veterans annually.

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