Tag Archives: American Film Institute

AFI’s Top Ten list is the first to cite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s no shortage of Top Ten lists out there in the world, I know. That being said, every so often one is of special interest. A few hours ago, the American Film Institute (or AFI) released their Top Ten list for 2015 and they’re officially the first to have Star[...]

Paranorman’s LAIKA begins production on The Boxtrolls

Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA[...]

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” will close L.A.’s AFI Fest – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A glitzy Washington, D.C. premiere might be more appropriate. But for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” a presidential biopic hoping to position itself at the head of the Oscar race, the Closing Night spot at Los Angeles’ AFI Fest in November is going to have to do. AFI organizers announced[...]

Shirley MacLain Receives AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

HollywoodNews.com: Last night, stage and screen legend Shirley MacLaine was lauded with the 40th annual AFI Life Achievement Award – the highest honor for a career in film. Some of Hollywood’s most revered luminaries turned out to pay tribute to one of America’s most beloved artists. The gala,[...]

“Bridesmaids” a surprise selection to AFI Top 10 – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Can “Bridesmaids” sneak into this year’s Best Picture race? It’s unlikely, though the summer smash that has been receiving a fair amount of awards buzz (mainly for co-star Melissa McCarthy) picked up another vote of confidence when it was included in the American Film Institute’s top[...]

Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” is AFI Fest “Secret Screening”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sunday evening’s “Secret Screening” at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles will be Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Haywire,” an action thriller starring Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Angarano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and mixed martial arts star Gina Carano. The screening will take[...]

“Tintin” chosen as Closing Night for AFI Fest – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” has opened overseas (to exceptional box office), it was only a matter of time before the anticipated animated adventure started to sneak peek in the States. How’s this for a splashy tease? “Tintin” will close this year’s AFI Fest in[...]

Shirley MacLaine to receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a June 7th 2012 gala. Other recent honorees include Morgan Freeman, Mike Nichols, Michael Douglas, Al Pacino, George Lucas, and MacLaine’s own brother, Warren Beatty. MacLaine[...]

Pedro Almodovar guest Artistic Director for AFI Fest 2011 – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Pedro Almodovar has a rich history with AFI Fest, the American Film Institute’s annual film event held each November in Hollywood. Eight of the director’s films have screened at AFI over the years. So it makes sense that the fest would choose to honor his career with[...]

AFI Fest to open with Zwick’s “Drugs,” close with Aronofsky’s “Swan”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It looks like AFI Fest is going to provide us with our first glimpse of Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs.” The director’s romantic drama has been named Opening Night film for the annual fest, which will be held Nov. 4-11, in Los Angeles. “AFI is where it[...]
Page 1 of 212