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MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- DECEMBER DISCUSSION -- 12/05/16

December discussion: December is a key month for Hollywood if it's going to set a domestic boxoffice record for the year. Right now, it's possible that last year's record setting $11.1 billion domestic total can be toppled. Through last weekend, according to comScore, 2016 is running about 4.0 percent ahead of last year -- $10.28 billion vs. $9.88 billion. More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- THANKSGIVING TIME -- 11/21/16

Thanksgiving time: Turkeys are welcome everywhere at Thanksgiving time -- except at the boxoffice. Over the years, Hollywood's gotten pretty good at serving the right mix of films on multiplex Thanksgiving... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- FAMILIAR FOCUS -- 11/14/16

Familiar focus: Voters opted for change last week, but moviegoers are sticking with what's familiar. The fall boxoffice turnaround continued to be powered last weekend by Marvel Studios and Disney's PG-13 rated 3D action adventure comic book fantasy "Doctor Strange." In weekend two, the good "Doctor" held on to first place with a healthy $43... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- "STRANGE" STORY -- 11/07/16

"Strange" story: Moviegoers cast $85 million worth of votes last weekend to elect "Doctor Strange" their boxoffice leader. It was a landslide victory for the PG-13 rated 3D action adventure comic book fantasy from Marvel Studios and Disney. Directed by Scott Derrickson ("Deliver Us From Evil"), it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- NOVEMBER NEWS -- 10/31/16

November news: November's not off to the hot start "Inferno" might have delivered, but with "Doctor Strange" on the horizon there's real hope for a boxoffice upturn. Columbia and Imagine Entertainment's PG-13... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- AUTUMN ACTION -- 10/24/16

Autumn action: After two months of fall fizzles, Hollywood is about to see some boxoffice sizzle this weekend thanks to "Inferno." Last weekend was the first up weekend versus this time last year in five weeks – but it took two... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- OSCAR OUTLOOK -- 10/17/16

Oscar outlook: What looked like it would be a slam dunk best picture Oscar race dominated by "The Birth of a Nation" has taken some unexpected twists and turns, creating excellent opportunities for other contenders. More >>


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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS BUZZ PROGRAM

Palm Springs, CA (December 6, 2016) – The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled January 2-16, 2017, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. The Festival wil... More >>

HIDDEN FIGURES TO RECEIVE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE AWARD AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA

Palm Springs, CA (December 1, 2016) – The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival(PSIFF) will present the cast of Hidden Figures with the Ensemble Performance Award. Expected to attend are Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, and Jim Parsons. The Film Awards Gala... More >>

2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World... More >>

Manchester by the Sea NAMED 2016 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

New York, NY – (November 29, 2016) – The National Board of Review has named Manchester by the Sea2016’s Best Film of the Year, it was announced today, along with the organization’s other year-end honors... More >>

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA TO HONOR IRWIN WINKLER WITH THE 2017 DAVID O. SELZNICK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2016) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Irwin Winkler will be honored with the 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award recognizing the celebrated producer’s outstanding body of work in motion pictures. The award will be presented to Winkler at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles... More >>


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TOM HANKS TO RECEIVE THE ICON AWARD AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA

Palm Springs, CA (November 10, 2016) – The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Tom Hanks with the Icon Award at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in Sully. The Film Awards Gala... More >>

New Global Box Office Record For Disney

The Walt Disney Studios has posted its biggest year ever at the global box office with $5,851.4M through Nov. 1, surpassing the Studios’ previous calendar-year record of $5,843.8M set in 2015... More >>

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING FILMMAKER MICHAEL HANEKE’S HAPPY END

NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 1, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Academy Award® winning filmmaker Michael Haneke’s HAPPY END. Written and directed by Haneke, the French production wrapped in late August... More >>

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES CINELOU’S THE COMEDIAN

THE COMEDIAN is produced by Hackford, Cinelou’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon, as well as Linson Entertainment’s Art Linson and John Linson. The film... More >>