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Master Magician’s feature film conjures six awards at Wild Rose Film Festival

Master Magician’s feature film conjures six awards at Wild Rose Film Festival

 

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Twice Magician of the Year, widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage Magician of the past century. Now, add award-winning filmmaker to his extensive list of accomplishments. Lance Burton yielded to his muse, and immersed himself fully into his dream of making a family feature film. “Billy Topit Master Magician” made its film festival world premiere with Burton serving as the production’s co-writer (with Michael Goudeau), director, producer and its star. The Wild Rose judging team showed their love of this fun, magic-infused romp by awarding “Billy Topit Master Magician” six awards, including a coveted Best Award as the Best Family Film at the 2016 festival.

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Lance Burton and Gabriella Versace
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO SCORING WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ “ZOOTOPIA”

AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO SCORING WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ “ZOOTOPIA”

BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2015) – Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever feature collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for next spring’s big-screen adventure “Zootopia.” Featuring an 80-piece orchestra and conductor Tim Simonec, Giacchino’s score is being recorded this week.

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AARP THE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 15TH ANNUAL MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® AWARD WINNERS

AARP THE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 15TH ANNUAL MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® AWARD WINNERS

Spotlight Selected as Best Picture; Bryan Cranston and Lily Tomlin Score Top Acting Honors - Kathy Griffin to Host Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 5, 2016) AARP The Magazine has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, continuing its integral role in awards season with its tradition of honoring the best in films with particular relevance to a 50-plus audience. With the film Spotlight and actors Bryan Cranston and Lily Tomlin included among the top honorees, this year’s winners will be feted at the star-studded AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards on February 8th at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin will host the evening for the second time. 

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Disney Sets New Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Disney Sets New Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

 

Wednesday morning, January 20,  The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises.

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MORGAN FREEMAN, MICHAEL CAINE AND ALAN ARKIN TO HEADLINE DIRECTOR ZACH BRAFF’S COMEDY “GOING IN STYLE”

MORGAN FREEMAN, MICHAEL CAINE AND ALAN ARKIN TO HEADLINE DIRECTOR ZACH BRAFF’S COMEDY “GOING IN STYLE”

BURBANK, CA, August 11, 2015 – Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy “Going in Style,” directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”). Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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FIRST LOOK AT TOM HIDDLESTON AS HANK WILLIAMS IN I SAW THE LIGHT

FIRST LOOK AT TOM HIDDLESTON AS HANK WILLIAMS IN I SAW THE LIGHT

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STEVEN SPIELBERG’S DRAMATIC THRILLER STARRING TOM HANKS TITLED “BRIDGE OF SPIES”

STEVEN SPIELBERG’S DRAMATIC THRILLER STARRING TOM HANKS TITLED “BRIDGE OF SPIES”

Film To Be Scored By Thomas Newman

BURBANK, Calif. (March 18, 2015) – DreamWorks Pictures’/Fox 2000 Pictures’ upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”), has been titled “Bridge of Spies.” In addition, 12-time Oscar® nominee Thomas Newman (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

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DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" TO HIT THEATERS MARCH 17, 2017

DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" TO HIT THEATERS MARCH 17, 2017

Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice.

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO DISTRIBUTE “CAPTIVE” STARRING DAVID OYELOWO AND KATE MARA

PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO DISTRIBUTE “CAPTIVE” STARRING DAVID OYELOWO AND KATE MARA

THE FILM WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 16, 2015) – Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “CAPTIVE,” starring David Oyelowo (“SELMA”) and Kate Mara (“FANTASTIC FOUR,” “House of Cards”). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015.

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNLEASHES “BIG HERO 6” LINEU

ENSEMBLE VOICE CAST BRINGS ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE TO LIFE

BURBANK, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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