Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies
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Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would both … Continue reading

‘La La Land’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award
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‘La La Land’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award

TORONTO (AP) — Damien Chazelle’s modern-day musical “La La Land” received the top award from the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. “La La Land” was honored Sunday with the festival’s People’s Choice award, which is determined by audience voting. The film stars Emma Stone as an aspiring actress and Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist. … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces movie starring Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers to film in Norfolk, Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 23 that producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by … Continue reading

Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’
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Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’

NEW YORK (AP) — An aging mobster who stayed mostly in the shadows for decades by adhering to the Mafia’s strict code of silence was acquitted Thursday of charges he helped plan a legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit film “Goodfellas.” A federal jury reached the surprising verdict at a Brooklyn racketeering trial … Continue reading

NSU alumnus premieres short film “Bird” on campus
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NSU alumnus premieres short film “Bird” on campus

by Malik Glaspie Norfolk State University is home to some of the most gifted mass communication majors in the industry of television and film. Director, writer and NSU alumnus Booker T. Mattison, represented the green and gold proudly by premiering his short film Bird in the Bozeman Education building Friday night, Oct. 20. Bird is … Continue reading

Robot star illuminates human themes in nuclear disaster film
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Robot star illuminates human themes in nuclear disaster film

TOKYO (AP) — The film set in Japan after a nuclear catastrophe depicts greed, discrimination, loyalty, beauty — traits made more heartbreakingly human by the cast’s inhuman star — a robot. In this eerie film, aptly called “Sayonara,” people fearfully wait to be picked for evacuation abroad to flee radiation. Politics is involved. The sick, … Continue reading