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Children's book used to promote literacy

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — "Should she keep the 10 snotty handkerchiefs?" That's the question posed to readers of "Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room," the first in a children's book series penned by "Napoleon Dynamite" movie producer Sean Covel, who recently added large-scale literacy promotion to his...

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews' acting career has spanned several decades, winning...

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

New Mexico clears backlog of tax rebates to film industry

Sep. 19, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico cleared its backlog of pledged tax rebates to film and video production companies by reimbursing about $30 million of in-state spending, state taxation officials announced Thursday. The state paid out $100 million in backlogged credits in June. September payments of just...

Former 'American Gangster' prosecutor sentenced to probation

Sep. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" was sentenced to five years' probation Thursday, two months after pleading guilty to scheming with his law partner to steal money from clients. Richard Roberts spoke very briefly in court...

'Breaking Bad' movie to play in New Mexico theaters

Sep. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix has announced a new movie filmed in New Mexico is expected to hit U.S. theaters for a limited time. The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday that the streaming company announced the release of "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" in select New Mexico theaters from Oct....

Chris Cornell's teen daughter releases song produced by him

Sep. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. "Far Away Places" was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017. The song was released on iTunes on Thursday and is...

Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

Sep. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the case for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie." "Netflix was like: Do we even want to put this on our platform? Maybe it should be a ringtone," jokes Zach...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

Sep. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans." "It took nights and...

Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers' guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing...