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MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- NEW NOMS -- 1/16/16

New noms: The nice thing about January is that every week brings its own set of new nominations so just about any awards contender can find something to shout about.Last week delivered a triple treat for Hollywood with Tuesday's British Academy BAFTA noms and Producers Guild of America Awards noms and Thursday's Directors Guild of America... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- BEST BETS -- 1/9/16

Best bets: Hollywood called it a night Sunday after sitting through the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 74th annual Golden Globes awards. Now it's on to Tuesday's nominations for the British Academy's 70th annual BAFTA awards. More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- JANUARY JOY -- 1/1/16

January joy: Despite setting a domestic boxoffice record for 2016, behind the scenes Hollywood's not jumping for joy as January gets underway. To begin with, the modest increase of about 2.2 percent over 2015 – roughly $11.37 billion... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS -- 12/26/16

Happy holidays: For Hollywood, the holiday season isn't the most wonderful time of the year. That would be the summer boxoffice season, which now stretches all the way from early May through Labor Day. The much more compact holiday season... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- GUILD GOLD -- 12/19/16

Guild gold: What Hollywood calls the "awards season" is actually an all-year pursuit of Oscar gold starting in mid-January at the Sundance Film Festival and ending in late February the following year at the Academy Awards... More >>

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- AWARDS ACTION -- 12/12/16

Awards action: Say what you will about the quirky, wacky members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but they've certainly managed to build themselves an enviable brand with the Golden Globes... More >>

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 >>


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CELINE DION TO PERFORM ORIGINAL SONG “HOW DOES A MOMENT LAST FOREVER” FOR DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be included on the film’s soundtrack. Written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”)... More >>

USC Libraries Name Finalists for 29-Annual Scripter Award

LOS ANGELES—The USC Libraries have named the finalists for the 29-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Since 1988, Scripter has honored the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. Last year, the USC Libraries inaugurated a new Scripter award, for television adaptation.The television and film finalists compete in separate categories for their own Scripter award... More >>

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE AND ANIMATED THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories are The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. All 2017 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel... More >>

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO HIT INDUSTRY-FIRST $7 BILLION AT GLOBAL BOX OFFICE TODAY

BURBANK, Calif. – December 19, 2016 – Today, The Walt Disney Studios will become the first studio ever to reach the $7 billion threshold at the global box office, setting a new industry record. With a powerful $290 million global debut for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney’s year-to-date grosses are $6,988.3 million from Jan. 1 through Dec. 18, 2016, including $2,700.4 million domestically, also an industry record, and $4,287... More >>

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" box office update

Disney said Friday morning (12/16) that, "'ROGUE ONE' finished the evening with the biggest Thursday preview of the year with $29.0M, ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($27.7M) and Captain America: Civil War ($25.0M)... More >>


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ANNETTE BENING TO RECEIVE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA

Palm Springs, CA (December 13, 2016) – The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Annette Bening with the Career Achievement Award at its annual Film Awards Gala. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-16, 2017... More >>

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA HONORS “LOVING” WITH 2017 STANLEY KRAMER AWARD

LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2016) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today the2017 Stanley Kramer Award will honor the feature film LOVING produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a.; Sarah Green, p.g.a.; Nancy Buirski, p.g.a.; and Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & Peter Saraf, p.g.a. The Focus Features release is written and directed by Jeff Nichols, and stars Joel Edgerton... More >>

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 >>