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FILE -In a Feb. 23, 2013 file photo, Shirley Douglas poses with her children Kiefer Sutherland and Rachel Sutherland after she received the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence at the 11th annual ACTRA awards in Toronto. Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at age 86. Sutherland announced his mother’s death on Twitter Sunday, April 5, 2020, saying she succumbed to complications surrounding pneumonia. (Galit RodanThe Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

Apr. 5, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas, died Sunday. She was 86. Sutherland announced his mother’s death on Twitter, saying she succumbed to complications...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Matthew McConaughey attends A+E Network's

McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead

Mar. 30, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity. The Academy Award winner whose meditative commercials for Lincoln vehicles have...

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2019 file photo shows Golden Globes signage on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. The press association said the eligibility change was temporary and would last from March 15 to April 30, “with this period subject to later review and extension.”  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

Mar. 26, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. The press association, which puts on the annual award show, said films that are first released on...

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2020 file photo shows co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary

In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

Mar. 24, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PARK CITY, UTAH (AP) — It wasn't Judith Heumann's first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest. Heumann, who had polio as a baby and uses a wheelchair, has for decades been one of the leading figures of the disability rights movement. When the Brooklyn native, after graduating from college,...

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows Frank Oz at world premiere of

Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

Mar. 24, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. But its organizers, eager to lend a hand to the movies that had been set to premiere at SXSW, on Tuesday went ahead with the festival's film...

FILE - This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a preview image of the upcoming film

Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

Mar. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, actor Stuart Whitman arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival black-tie gala fundraiser in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whitman, who appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, died Monday in Montecito, Calif. at 92. (AP Photo/Phil Klein, file)

Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

Mar. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama “The Mark,” has died. Whitman died Monday in Montecito, California, at age 92. Son Justin Whitman...

FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof poses during a photo call for the film The Immigrant at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Nasser Zarafshan, a lawyer for Rasoulof, who just won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear, told The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, that Rasoulof has been summoned to serve a one-year prison sentence. The lawyer said the sentence came from three films he made that authorities found to be “propaganda against the system.” (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Lawyer says award-winning Iran filmmaker summoned to prison

Mar. 4, 2020 6:31 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian filmmaker who just won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear has been summoned to serve a one-year prison sentence over his movies, his lawyer said Wednesday. Mohammad Rasoulof's sentence came from three films he made that authorities found to be “propaganda against...

Women demonstrate outside the venue of the Cesar awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscar, Friday,Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. French women's rights activists protest against multiple nominations for Roman Polanski at the Cesar Awards ceremony. Poster at right reads

Anti-Polanski protesters greet French film awards ceremony

Feb. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film. Polanski decided to skip the Cesar awards ceremony because of protests...

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film,

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Feb. 27, 2020 6:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of...