Articles By: Carlos de Abreu

Carlos is the publisher of HollywoodNews.com and co-author of the national and “The New York Times” bestseller, “Husband, Lover, Spy: A True Story,” St. Martin’s Press, as well as “Opening The Doors To Hollywood,” Crown Publishing. In addition, he is an Internet pioneer that launched the Hollywood Network® online, in 1994, and is the founder and CEO of the Hollywood Network® Inc., an entertainment, marketing and live event production company. In 1997, he founded the prestigious Hollywood Film Festival® and Hollywood Awards®. He was a jet pilot in the Portuguese Air Force and studied economics at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and film at UCLA.

Are the Oscars too broken to be fixed?

“When a show goes so wrong (and has for so long), it’s not just the result of a few tactical errors. It’s not even because of alleged strong differences of opinion between the producers and host Harris (the rumor mill started even before the show had ended). Rather, it’s the[...]

My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize

‘My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize’ is a great memoir that Nobel Peace Prize winner and our friend Jody Williams just completed. What Mia Farrow says about Jody’s book… “An Activist’s activist.” Get Jody’s book today! As Eve Ensler says[...]

Do Some Good Today – Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywoodnews.com

By Carlos de Abreu Hollywoodnews.com: Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywoodnews.com. We want to thank all of our friends, associates, filmmakers and supporters for their continuous support and hard work. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the[...]

Hollywood Gives Back® – Hollywood Film Awards and Hollywood Film Festival

By Carlos de Abreu Hollywoodnews.com: We want to thank all of our friends and supporters for their continuous support. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative. “We greatly appreciate all you[...]

Sean O’Connell has been named East Coast Editor for HollywoodNews.com

Beverly Hills, CA July 26, 2011: Sean O’Connell has been named East Coast Editor for HollywoodNews.com, an arm of the Hollywood News Network, publisher Carlos de Abreu announced today. In addition to his regular daily contributions, O’Connell now will manage a staff of writers stationed in New York and Los Angeles[...]

Sean Penn to receive 2011 Stanley Kramer Award

By Carlos de Abreu hollywoodnews.com: The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that Sean Penn will be honored with the 2011 Stanley Kramer Award. The award will be presented to Penn at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los[...]

HollywoodNews.com Wishes You Happy Holidays and a Great New Year

By Carlos de Abreu – Publisher hollywoodnews.com: I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a great New Year. I also want to thank you for your regular viewership. Greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to an exciting New Year and we are counting on your daily visits. Wishing[...]

Mark Ruffalo on the Homeland Security terror advisory list?

HollywoodNews.com: According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror advisory list by U.S. officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling. Ruffalo arranged showings for “GasLand” earlier this year and voiced his concerns about the practice in relation to the national[...]