Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy Delivers Devastating Destruction

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Arts for Life Foundation: Festival of Lights

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AFI Fest – TRON Movie 50% OFF SPECIAL – The Hobbit

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS

Five writers have been selected as winners of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each writer will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 8.

This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Nikole Beckwith, Brooklyn, NY, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”

Sean Robert Daniels, Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, “Killers”

James DiLapo, New York, NY, “Devils at Play”

Allan Durand, Lafayette, LA, “Willie Francis Must Die Again”

Michael Werwie, Los Angeles, CA, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”

The winners were selected from a record 7,197 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. This is the first time entries from Louisiana and South Africa have been selected as winners.  Read the rest of this entry

Auto Repair Shops Across the Country Join Together to Put The Brakes on Breast Cancer

Auto Repair Shops Across the Country Join Together to Put The Brakes on Breast Cancer – Goal = $30,000

Auto Craftsmen is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Brakes for Breast campaign fundraiser where during the month of October this independently-owned auto repair shop is joining 26 other independent auto repair shops representing 16 states across the U.S. by offering their customers FREE brake pads and also donating 10% of every brake service directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

The Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from most breast cancer fundraising campaigns which run during October because 100% of proceeds contributed by these independently-owned auto repair shops goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund to fund research of a vaccine which will lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease.

Dr. Vincent Tuohy from The Cleveland Clinic has proven that his vaccine is 100% effective in preventing breast cancer in mice. His vaccine is ready for clinical trials in humans & funding is the only thing holding it back.

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DEREK McLANE TO DESIGN OSCAR® TELECAST SET

Tony® Award-winning production designer Derek McLane will serve as designer for the 85th Academy Awards® telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be McLane’s first time designing an Oscar set.

“Derek is one of our most talented set designers, and we had a very successful collaboration with him on our recent Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” said Zadan and Meron. “We were very eager to reunite with him, and we believe he’ll bring a fresh perspective to the Oscar telecast.”

Over his career, McLane has designed sets for numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, several of which have been nominated for Tony Awards. He received four nominations and won Best Scenic Design of a Play in 2009 for his work on 33 Variations. McLane’s other Broadway credits include The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Grease and I Am My Own Wife.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

CMA Inducts Garth Brooks, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and Connie Smith into Country Music Hall of Fame

The sky could not have been more blue, or the weather more agreeable, on Sunday afternoon, October 21, when Country Music notables began arriving at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hundreds of spectators had gathered on the far side of Demonbreun Street, stretching the full block from Fifth to Sixth Avenue in Downtown Nashville and clustering near the drop-off point where WSM AM/Nashville radio personality Bill Cody heralded each celebrity’s red carpet appearance.

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Animated Feature Entries Due November 1 for 2012 Oscar® Race

To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.

Complete 85th Academy Awards rules and submission forms are available at www.oscars.org/rules. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Meredith Shea by phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1190, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at mshea@oscars.org.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Danette Herman Named Coordinating Producer for Oscar® Telecast

Danette Herman has been named coordinating producer for the 85th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

“Danette has just the right combination of relationships and instincts for the job,” said Zadan and Meron. “We are extremely pleased that she has agreed to be a part of the 85th Academy Awards team.”

Herman has been associated with the Academy Awards® telecast for more than 37 years. Her most recent credits include co-producer of “The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards” and in December will again serve as coordinating producer for “The Kennedy Center Honors.” Through Herman’s well-respected career, in live television and events, she has worked on the Academy’s “Governors Awards”, “Stand Up to Cancer”, “CNN Heroes”, “An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre” and “The Producer’s Guild Awards”, among others.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Paramount Pictures: “Flight”

Paramount Pictures Presents

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