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Poster for the documentary "Alive Inside" a story of music and memory

Award-winning film “Alive Inside” screening in Burbank

A documentary about the power of music and its ability to touch the lives of people suffering from memory loss is set to be screened here in Burbank tomorrow. “Alive Inside: A story of Music and Memory” is by Michael Rossato-Bennett and it won the 2014 Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film”chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music,” according to its website.  “Alive Inside” will be shown at the Providence Saint... Read More →

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Entertainment Buzz: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Major movies opening this weekend Debuting on the big screen this weekend, the comedy sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” the animal documentary ” Monkey Kingdom,” and the low-budget, R-rated, horror flick, “Unfriended .” “Mall Cop 2” and “Unfriended” will probably do well this weekend.  Nevertheless,  neither is expected to match the draw of the juggernaut, “Furious 7,” which will most likely hold onto to first place at the box office for a third consecutive week. More here. Emmy-winning local filmmaker’s two documentaries to air on PBS... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Anne O'Neal producer/director of "Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story"

Burbank filmmaker’s documentary set for premiere in North Hollywood

Long time Burbank resident and filmmaker, Anne O’Neal, has a lot to smile about and be proud of  these days. O’Neal’s first documentary is making the rounds at the film festivals. “Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story” was nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2014 last summer  and  has been selected to appear at the 14th Annual Valley Film Festival next month. “Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story” focuses on a local group of talented and... Read More →

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Catching up: DGA Awards nominees are out

The entertainment industry’s awards season is in full bloom. This past week, the Directors Guild of America released a slew of its nominations for television, feature films, and documentaries. Here are the nominees for the prestigious outstanding directorial achievement in feature films for 2011. Woody Allen  “Midnight in Paris” Fifth nomination. He won in 1977 for “Annie Hall” David Fincher “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Third nomination. David Hazanavicius “The Artist” First nomination. Alexander Payne  “The Descendants” Second nomination. Martin Scorsese  “Hugo”... Read More →

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Writers Guild announces nominees for 2012 screen awards

The Writers Guild of America has put out the rest of its list of nominees for 2012 awards. Yesterday, the WGA West and East, revealed the nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the big screen during 2011. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Pictures Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight... Read More →

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WGA screen award nominees revealed

Some very familiar names and some fresh talent on the Writers Guild of America’s list of nominees for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen. Here are the nominations released today. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Fox Searchlight Avatar, Written by James Cameron; 20th Century Fox The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore; Warner Bros. The Hurt Locker, Written by Mark Boal; Summit Entertainment A Serious Man, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Focus Features... Read More →

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