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Lisa Cholodenko Is Guest Director of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed that filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") will serve as artistic guest director for the upcoming edition of the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2014 2:34 PM
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Los Angeles Times Names New Company Town Editor

Here's an internal Los Angeles Times memo from Arts & Entertainment Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan announcing that deputy business editor Joe Bel Bruno is replacing Charles Fleming as editor of Company Town.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 2, 2014 4:33 PM
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'Snowpiercer' to Open the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival will open with Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” on June 11.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 2:13 PM
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LA Film Festival Reveals 20th Anniversary Poster by Artist Ed Ruscha

The Los Angeles Film Festival (June 11-19) has unveiled a new poster by contemporary artist Ed Ruscha to commemorate the fest's 20th edition kicking off this summer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 18, 2014 3:57 PM
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'Iron Man 3' Free Advance Screening to Open EW's CapeTown Film Festival UPDATED

As we predicted, EW's CapeTown Film Festival, running at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 30 through May 5, will kick off with a complimentary advance screening of Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The film hits theaters in wide release on May 3. Full lineup for the fest below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 12:24 PM
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Expect an L.A. Alamo Drafthouse in 18 Months

Los Angeles moviegoers, take note! The Alamo Drafthouse has signed a letter of intent to open an eight-screen theater in downtown L.A. Reportedly the location being scoped is near the corner of 4th and Main Street in the city's Historic Core.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 4:09 PM
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Griffith Park, Point Dume State Beach and Downtown L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge Rank as Most Popular 2012 Filming Locations

L.A.'s Griffith Park was the most popular filming location in 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times.The canyon area logged 409 production days last year, which is 63 days more than its top-ranking previous year. Gritty TV dramas like "Southland" and "Sons of Anarchy" frequent the 4120-acre Los Feliz park for filming.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2013 11:59 AM
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Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

LACMA and The Academy will co-present the first US retrospective exhibition of Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, which launched in Frankfurt and has toured Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, was developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, but will be designed specifically for LACMA by film production designer Patti Podesta.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • August 16, 2012 3:37 PM
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LA Times Adds Three Writers to Entertainment Staff

As the Los Angeles Times and its readership continue to shrink, and owner Tribune Company pulls out of bankruptcy, the paper has consistently pushed to bolster its editorial ranks in its most lucrative section in a company town. Thus Arts & Entertainment Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan has announced three new staff hires.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 30, 2012 1:02 PM
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LA Film Fest Announces Jurors, Includes Director Robert Townsend, Actress Rachel Harris, Critic Sheri Linden

The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the jurors for its narrative and documentary competitions. Director Robert Townsend ("Hollywood Shuffle," "The Five Heartbeats"), actress Rachel Harris ("Natural Selection," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" franchise) and LA Times and Hollywood Reporter film critic Sheri Linden are among the names selected for the festival's jury. Complete list of jurors below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2012 4:49 PM
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