In a slight change in procedure, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on Monday morning announced the slate of presenters at Sunday’s Oscars. The roster includes representatives of Hollywood…
Nelson Mandela, whose anti-apartheid leadership inspired millions around the world including songwriters, filmmakers and writers, died today at 95 in Johannesburg. He had been suffering from a lung…
The Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2013 Honoree Chris Meledandri may have been the man of the hour at the foundation’s Stars 2013 Benefit Gala, but Los Angeles film czar Tom Sherak was the evening’s true…
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is famed for its MBA/MFA program, which has churned out several Oscar winners. Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese are all alums.
Idris Elba gives a towering performance in this otherwise stolid CliffsNotes account of Nelson Mandela's life.
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, “March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration.” The…
Sydney Tamiia Poitier has joined the biopic “Robeson” to play Paul Robeson’s wife, opposite "Homeland" star David Harewood and Louis Gossett Jr. Project is produced by Richard Akel, with shooting…
Bill Cosby kicked off Sidney Poitier's Film Society of Lincoln Center tribute Monday night at Alice Tully Hall by disclosing a little-known fact about his three-time co-star: "The only man I ever met…
American cinema's first Oscar-winning, bankable black leading man has borne the burden of expectations ever since his film debut in "No Way Out."
Sidney Poitier, Anthony Minghella and Rachel Weisz are the recipients of the Britannia Awards, to be bestowed Nov. 2 in Los Angeles by the local chapter of the British Academy of Film & Television…
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