Jimmy Kimmel Schmoozes With L.A. Rams First Overall Draft Pick Jared Goff

The Rams have migrated back to Los Angeles after two long decades mired in St. Louis, and they wanted to make a splash in their comeback season in a sports-crowded market. So they traded up for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, looking to snag a franchise quarterback to be the future Face of Pro Football in L.A. That happened tonight as Hollywood’s new home team snapped up Jared Goff, a Bay Area native who starred at UC Berkeley — or, as it’s known to college…

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Cannes: Pyramide Intl. Takes ‘The Girl Without Hands’ (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS – Pyramide Intl., one of the doyens of European arthouse sales companies, has acquired world sales rights to “La Jeune fille sans mains” (The Girl Without Hands), the anticipated feature debut of renown French animated shorts writer- director Sebastien Laudenbach that was confirmed Tuesday for competition at June’s Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Pyramide’s… Read more »

A Call To Action As Chaiken, Berlanti Honored at Inaugural Alliance of Women Directors Awards

It was as much a suffragette rally as it was an awards ceremony, with speaker after speaker at the inaugural Alliance of Women Directors awards calling on everyone in Hollywood to play their part in bringing equality to women in the industry’s workplace.
“I don’t know whether to start a revolution or a mutiny at this point,” said presenter Sanna Hamri, the producing director for Fox’s hit show Empire.
“It is probably accurate to say that almost every single woman that…

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Invincible Smuggles ‘Yoga Hosers’ Across The Border With Wide Release & Limited Tour

Invincible Pictures has scooped up U.S. rights to Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy Yoga Hosers with the film set as the company’s first theatrical release beginning July 29. Leading up to release, Kevin Smith will be touring with the film on select dates in June and July, hosting screenings followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
Among the tour dates and cities announced areL New Orleans, LA at the Joy Theater on 6/1; Ponte Vedra, FL at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on 6/2; Houston, TX…

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Broadway Review: ‘Shuffle Along’

“Shuffle Along” is to die for. Subtitled “The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” the dance-drunk show (choreographed by Savion Glover) recounts the perilous journey to Broadway of the first musical written, produced and performed by African Americans. In his zeal to illustrate the full impact of this landmark production,… Read more »