DUBAI – The 10th Dubai Film Festival kicked off Friday with Palestinian helmer Hany Abu-Assad’s powerful drama “Omar,” about violence in the West Bank, a clear signal of the event’s ongoing commitment to Arab cinema though Hollywood is also well-represented during what is DIFF’s landmark first-decade edition. 245 more words
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With adaptations of novels and remakes of 1980s cult classics dominating the box office in recent months, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences made a surprising addition to the ballot for Best Original Screenplay. 193 more words
ROME -The Dubai International Film Festival has forged a partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that will involve an AMPAS delegation attending the fest’s upcoming 10th Edition and also a showcase of Arab films travelling to the U.S., among other joint initiatives. 183 more words
Around the World in Eighty Days for some reason, somehow, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1956.
Sometimes, it happens. The weakest film, with the weakest script and, not one acting nomination, gets the Award for various reasons. 113 more words
A federal court has handed a victory to the Motion Picture Academy in its effort to root out dozens of websites capitalizing on the kudos, ruling that 135 domain names registered via GoDaddy.com are “confusingly similar” to Oscar trademarks. 123 more words
Tell us about yourself.
I am a screenwriter and a playwright. I live in Santa Barbara with my wife and daughter. My plays have been developed and produced at the Moving Arts Theater in Los Angeles, the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, and The Landing Theatre in Houston. 458 more words