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Scott’s family sets up scholarship fund


August 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Family members of late filmmaker Tony Scott have set up a Tony Scott Scholarship Fund in his name.The "Top Gun" director, who committed suicide Aug ... Read more...

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‘Titanic 3D’ trailer released


November 17th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The epic 1997 movie Titanic will be released in 3D next year. Ahead of the release of the movie, a trailer of the 11 Oscar-winning movie has ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas In Deliberations To Pen An Autobiography Purportedly


January 17th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
in 2010, is reportedly in discussions with an American publishing entity for penning an autobiography that will involve the dismantlement of the veil on his life. Douglas and his elegant ... Read more...

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Morgan Freeman to get lifetime achievement award


October 13th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI):Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award.He will receive the award from the American Film Institute (AFI) on 9 June.AFI chair Sir ... Read more...

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Freeman to be honoured with AFI lifetime achievement award


October 12th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award next year.Contactmusic.com reports, his career will be celebrated at a ... Read more...

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AFI Lifetime Award For Morgan Freeman


October 12th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood actor, will receive the lifetime achievement award from the AmericanFilm Institute this year, said a report from the AFI, which also describes the ... Read more...

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Don Darla of FINDING NEMO coming on Zee Studio’s Godfather Saturdays On 9th October, …


October 8th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 8, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): A clown fish named Marlin living in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's ... Read more...

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Sophia Loren celebrates 76th birthday with award


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Academy award winning actress Sophia Loren, who celebrated her 76th birthday Monday, has been chosen to receive a prestigious Japanese award for her work in cinema. Loren will receive ... Read more...

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‘Aisha’ is not women-centric: Director


July 11th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Contrary to popular impression, director Rajshree Ojha says her film "Aisha" is not women-centric even though it has a woman protagonist. She also feels that Bollywood ... Read more...

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Mike Nichols Receives AFI Life Achievement Award, TV Land Airs Tribute


June 27th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The veteran film director Mike Nichols was awarded the prestigious 38th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award and the world saw it last night on ... Read more...

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Meryl Streep Bursts Into Tears After Induction Announcement


April 13th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well, Meryl Streep has gotten yet another award, and was completely unprepared for it, it seems. The star of award winning movies such as "Sophie's Choice" and "Julie ... Read more...

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Jean Harlow Photo Negative In Hollywood Auction


April 9th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Bloomberg, April 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A photo negative of American film actress Jean Harlow was one of the items up for sale in a Hollywood auction held at Calabasas, California. ... Read more...

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Sidney Poitier Involved In Car Accident


April 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 01 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the police in Beverly Hills, California the eighty three year old actor, Sidney Poitier was involved in a vehicle accident at around 4 pm on Monday. ... Read more...

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Anthony Hopkins reveals secret behind successful villainous film roles


February 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 13 (ANI): Sir Anthony Hopkins has revealed his approach when portraying menacing characters in horror and thriller films.The legendary actor, who won an Oscar for his role of Hannibal Lecter ... Read more...

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Young Frankenstein To Be Screened During The Halloween Weekend


October 31st, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct. 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much acclaimed comedy movie "Young Frankenstein" is all set to be screened in the Hollywood Palm Cinema in Naperville this weekend. The show is scheduled ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas Honored With Life Achievement Award At AFI


July 20th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
At this year's 37th American Film Institute (AFI) Awards, Academy Award winning actor and producer Michael Douglas was honored with the Life Achievement Award. The event had taken place last week and ... Read more...

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Academy awards lead Hollywood revival


June 25th, 2009 - 1:44 am ICT by John Le Fevre
In a move to revive the flagging Hollywood motion picture industry Oscar organizers have returned to their beginnings by expanding the list of nominated films in the best film category from ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas conferred Lifetime Achievement Award


June 14th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael Douglas was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in a star-studded ceremony in California. The "Fatal Attraction" actor was presented with ... Read more...

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Celebrate Star Wars Day by greeting your friend, “May The Forth Be With You!”


May 4th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by GD
Star Wars is a name that most people across the globe appreciate and celebrate. The phenomenal success of the films over so many years has proved that these cinematic extravaganzas are not ... Read more...

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This day in history: 3rd April 2009


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
1924 – Doris Mary Anne von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1922) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. Able to sing, dance, and play comedy and ... Read more...

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Slumdog Millionaire honoured by American Film Institute


December 30th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Danny Boyle''s Slumdog Millionaire has been honoured by The American Film Institute (AFI), whose 13 jury members have listed it as one of this year''s eight "Moments ... Read more...

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Hollywood director Robert Mulligan dies at 83


December 23rd, 2008 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 23 (DPA) Robert Mulligan, the director of the movie classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" which brought the issue of entrenched racism in the US South to the screen, ... Read more...

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American Film Institute names year’s best movies


December 16th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (DPA) The American Film Institute has named top 10 US movies of the year, including critical favourites like "The Dark Knight","Iron Man", "Wall-E" and "The Curious Case of ... Read more...

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The Dark Knight named one of 2008s Top 10 movies


December 16th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): The American Film Institute has named The Dark Knight as one of the Top 10 movies of 2008.Others in the list are political biopic Milk, animated fantasy ... Read more...

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Top 10 films of the year


December 15th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Among the American Film Institute category is the Batman's epic " The Dark Knight" , the political biographical Milk and the gritty drama The Wrestler were also listed by the American Film ... Read more...

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Rare Playboy with Monroe on cover fetches PS2k at London auction


October 31st, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Rare first edition of Playboy magazine, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover, has fetched 2,000 pounds at an auction in London.The mens mag went under the ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas to be honoured with lifetime achievement award


October 7th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): Actor and producer Michael Douglas will soon be honoured with American Film Institute''s lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to cinema.At a tribute event in LA ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas to get lifetime achievement award


October 7th, 2008 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 7 (DPA) Actor Michael Douglas is to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Film Institute, the prestigious organisation announced Monday.The 64-year-old star of "Traffic" will ... Read more...

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The top-10 finest flicks in 10 classic genres


June 18th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The American Film Institute (AFI) has released the top-10 lists of the best movies in 10 classic genres.The genres defined by AFI are Animation, Romantic Comedies, Western, ... Read more...

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AFI reveals 10 Greatest Movies in 10 Classic Genres


June 18th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The Wizard Of Oz, The Godfather and Lawrence Of Arabia are some of the films that have landed top spots in the American Film Institute's list of ... Read more...

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Writers strike tops AFIs 2007 Moments of Significance list


December 28th, 2007 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): The Hollywood writers' strike and the deaths of filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni have topped the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of "Moments of Significance" for 2007.On ... Read more...

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Orson Welles Citizen Kane Oscar up for grabs at Sothebys


December 12th, 2007 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 12(ANI): Director Orson Welles 1941 Oscar for Citizen Kane is all set to go under hammer Sothebys in New York.The Academy Award for Best Screenplay will be auctioned off along ... Read more...

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Redford hits out at Bush over Iraq war


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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Meryl Streep to be honoured by Film Society of Lincoln Center


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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