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Jon Fitzgerald is the new Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival

The Hollywood Film Festival announces the appointment of Fest veteran Jon Fitzgerald as Executive Director of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Festival. “Jon’s experience in the online, film festival, and worldwide film communities will be a great asset to the growth and new direction of our Festival,” said Carlos de Abreu,[...]

Elton John Does a Lot of Good – Donated $8.3 million last year

HollywoodNews.com: The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced over $3.2 million in new grants that will further its mission to assist the most marginalized populations vulnerable to HIV infection. These new awards brought EJAF’s final total grant-making commitments for calendar 2011 to a record $8,316,871, with disbursements totaling $7,006,871[...]

Kardashian alleged sweatshop matter continues

HollywoodNews.com: The Kardashians are in the middle of being accused of having their products made in factories in China that use “slave labor.” Now, the person who was quoted in the matter, Charles Kernaghan, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, is defending the family, states[...]

Bruce Davis has speech advice for Oscar winners – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’d like to thank Bruce Davis, former executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the advice he gives to potential awards winners on the etiquette of their acceptance speeches. We’ll keep our praise to Davis short, because we know he’d appreciate that.[...]

The SATs tackle ‘Jersey Shore,’ more reality TV

HollywoodNews.com: On the recent SAT exams, students found themselves facing a topic that wasn’t in the books, but more so on their TVs. The SATs reportedly had an essay based on reality TV and its authenticity, states AOL News. The question allegedly questioned the authenticity when challenges are designed by producers[...]

Annette Bening is alright with Santa Barbara Film Festival kudo

HollywoodNews.com: Annette Bening’s odds of landing a best actress nomination this award season are heating up. After being lauded with the Hollywood Best Actress Award, news comes that “The Kids Are All Alright” leading lady is receiving the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The prize goes to[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Eastwood on Eastwood, and the Academy’s exec director resigns

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. It was announced this morning that Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has resigned after more than two decades in the position. As[...]

Quentin Tarantino roast postponed following Menke’s passing

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A planned roast of Oscar-nominated director Quentin Tarantino which scheduled for Friday in New York City has been postponed due to the unexpected passing of Tarantino’s frequent editor, Sally Menke. A Friars spokesperson said that plans were immediately altered when Tarantino met with the group and requested “out[...]

Roland Emmerich to receive the Visionary Award from Outfest

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Outfest will present its annual Legacy Awards at a gala on Oct. 21 and has just announced the recipients which include out director Roland Emmerich whose credits include “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Patriot.” Emmerich will be receiving the Visionary Award in recognition of his[...]

Gotham Independent Film Awards to take place in New York City

HollywoodNews.com: IFP, now called Independent Filmmaker Project, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, today announced that the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place again this year at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, on Monday, November 29th. The first award show of[...]