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Bruce Willis films action pic in Mississippi capital city

Apr. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People in Mississippi's capital city are being told to expect downtown street closures and explosions for the filming of an action movie that stars Bruce Willis. A bank heist movie called “A Day to Die" has been filming in Jackson this month,...

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

Apr. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, “ A Concerto is a Conversation ” and “ Colette,” about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily...

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Apr. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character...

'In the Heights' to open Tribeca Film Festival in June

Apr. 16, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's “In the Heights” will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, two days before the film opens in theaters and begins streaming. Set in New York's Washington Heights, Jon M. Chu's “In the...

The pandemic has upended the Oscars. Good, producers say

Apr. 16, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety seconds. That’s how quickly Steven Soderbergh believes the Academy Awards will convince viewers that this year’s telecast is different. The concept for the show, which Soderbergh is producing with Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, is to treat the...

Oscar-nominated Romanian film reveals health care failings

Apr. 16, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Seeing the day that her life changed forever played out on a big screen was an emotional moment for Tedy Ursuleanu. “I watched the film for the first time in this cinema," the 34-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview at Bucharest’s...

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

Apr. 15, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. A trophy for the Italian-language film's song, “Io Si (Seen),” would be Warren’s first...

Venice Film gives lifetime achievement to Roberto Benigni

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival said Thursday it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at the 78th edition of the world’s oldest film...

Production of 'Outer Range' TV series underway in New Mexico

Apr. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A television series starring Josh Brolin and now in production in New Mexico will employ up to 300 crew members and 2,000 people as extras and background actors, the state Film Office announced Thursday. “Outer Range" is produced by Amazon...

Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

Apr. 15, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder. ...