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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation is a Canadian-American entertainment company. The company was formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 3, 1997, and is headquartered in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Film

Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Lawsuit Over 'Cabin in the Woods'

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:18 am

Author Peter Gallagher is suing Joss Whedon and Lionsgate in Los Angeles, alleging the director stole the concept behind the film "The Cabin in the Woods" from his novel, according to court papers obtained today.

Executive Editor Brenton Garen interviews 50th District Assemblyman Richard Bloom.

California, Video, Santa Monica, Film, Government

VIDEO PART 1/2: Assemblyman Richard Bloom Discuss Film Tax Legislation

Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 10:22 am

In part one of this “In the Chair” episode, editor Brenton Garen sits down with Assemblymember Richard Bloom as he discusses the film tax legislation to keep Hollywood business in California.

News, Awards, Film, Folm

Kids Choice Awards Winners; Angelina Jolie Makes First Public Appearance Since Ovaries Removed

Posted Mar. 29, 2015, 8:54 am

Actress-director Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing she had her ovaries removed as a precaution against cancer to accept a Kids Choice Award.

The Kids Choice Awards will be handed out at the Forum today.

News, Music, Film, Television

Kids Choice Awards Tonight: Full Nomination List

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:37 am

Meryl Streep has a chance to add yet another award to already-impressive resume tonight when the Kids Choice Awards are handed out at the Forum.

Prolific screenwriter Richard LaGravenese’s latest film is “The Last Five Years,” which he adapted and directed from Jason Robert Brown’s musical.

Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Part Two: Richard LaGravenese’s Personal Journey To Success

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 1:14 pm

Richard LaGravenese is one of those very successful Hollywood writers who very rarely is recognizable by the general public. However, his vast list of screenwriting credits speak for themselves and include, “Rude Awakening,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Little Princess,” “The Ref,” “Erin Brockovich,” and his break-out script “The Fisher King.”

'90404 Changing' is a multi-dimensional feature-length film that employs a unique form of story-telling which blends standard documentary coverage with dramatic narrative.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Free Movie Screening “90404 Changing” Thursday

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy will host a free screening of local film “90404 Changing” at 6:30 pm this Thursday, March 26.

 The 'mouse house' proved it still has that magic touch on princess movies, as the remake of 'Cinderella' topped the weekend box office.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Cinderella" On Track To Top Box Office With $70.1 Million In Sales

Posted Mar. 15, 2015, 8:48 am

The remake of "Cinderella" opened this weekend with a strong-than-expected $70.1 million in estimated sales across North America.

Prolific screenwriter Richard LaGravenese’s latest film is “The Last Five Years,” which he adapted and directed from Jason Robert Brown’s musical.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Part One: Richard LaGravenese’s Journey To Success As Writer, Director

Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:41 am

Ask the average movie buff if he or she knows who Richard LaGravenese is and the answer is probably going to be no. In the same sentence add that he wrote “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Little Princess,” “The Ref,” “Erin Brockovich,” “The Fisher King,” and “Rude Awakening.” Then, of course, the light goes on, as LaGravenese’s body of work is immediately recognizable as he written some of the most emotionally profound Hollywood scripts.

Santa Monica actress Marie Paquim and Meryl Streep at the Women In Film’s event.

Awards, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monican Actress Attends Oscar Week Festivities

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:47 am

Oscar Week, as always, is a time for Hollywood’s best to not only accept awards, but to share on the recent year’s activity, as well as the possibilities in the year ahead.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Hear From Director/ Screenwriter Ned Benson At Vidiots Foundation Event

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:05 am

American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

2015 Oscars Recap: "Birdman" Soars Over Hollywood With Four Wins

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.

News, Film, Box Office

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" Remains Number One At Box Office For Second Weekend

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:17 am

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" has the competition tied up in knots, and is the number one movie in North America again this weekend.

News, Awards, Film

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" Receives Worst Picture At 2015 Razzie Awards

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:15 am

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" took top honors if you can all it that by receiving the Worst Picture of 2014 at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, held at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' starring Mark Wahlberg collected a leading seven nominations for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Awards-Show Spoof, Razzie Awards, To Skewer Worst Movies At Ceremony Tonight

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am

The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held Feb. 21, 2015 in Santa Monica.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Spirit Awards To Take Place On The Beach In Santa Monica Today

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am

"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Oscars 2015 Preview: A Look At This Year's Academy Awards Nominees

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.

News, Awards, Film

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" Writers Win Writers Guild Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:18 am

The writers of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay tonight while first-time screenwriter Graham Moore won for best adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game."

News, Awards, Film

Full Nomination List For Tonight's American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:16 am

Cinematographers for "Unbroken," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Mr. Turner" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will compete tonight for the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Award for motion pictures.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 19th annual Satellite Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:08 am

The dark comedy and awards-season favorite "Birdman" has a leading 10 nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which will be presented tonight by the International Press Academy.

'Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water' opened with $56 million in estimated sales.

News, Film, Box Office

"Spongebob" Sops Up Loot Topping Weekend Box Office With $56 Million

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 10:33 am

"Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water" sopped up the loot at the continent's box offices this weekend, and opened with $56 million in estimated sales.

Shlomi Elkabetz and his sister Ronit Elkabetz co-wrote and directed “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” in which Ronit plays the lead character and is Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Shlomi & Ronit Elkabetz Talk About Their Film: “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 9:00 am

“GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is an award-winning film and Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began more than a decade ago.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

"Birdman" Director Alejandro G. Inarritu Wins Directors Guild Award

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:51 am

Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America award for feature films Saturday night for "Birdman," making him the favorite for the best director Oscar.

Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"American Sniper" Nears $250 Million In Domestic Box Off Sales

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 12:07 pm

“American Sniper” neared the quarter-billion-dollar mark in domestic box office sales today, and remained in the number one spot with an estimated $31.9 million in sales this weekend.

News, Awards, Ucla, Film

“How to Train Your Dragon 2" Wins Top Honor At Annie Awards

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 11:52 am

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ won the top honor at Saturday night’s 42nd annual Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Film

42nd Annual Annie Awards To Be Held Tonight To Honor Animated Films

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:02 am

“The Boxtrolls” has a leading 13 nominations heading into tonight’s 42nd annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animated films, while “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has 10 nods.

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