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The 2014 Golden Globes Insider with Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp True to their tradition, the 71st Golden Globe Awards,broadcast on Sunday evening from the Beverly Hilton, offered plenty of Hollywood glamour, some humorous and offbeat moments, and also provided a bellwether as to what the odds-on favorites  the Academy Awards might be. The Golden Globe broadcast garnered the show’s highest ratings in 10 years, being seen by 20.9 million total viewers, up 6% from last year according to Nielsen. Co-hosti...

The Global Film Village: Hal Ashby's "Lookin to Get Out" finally gets out on DVD today by Marla Lewin

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 Burt Young told me how excited he was to finally see Hal's version.  Hal Ashby's "Lookin' to Get Out" screened last night at the UCLA Billy WIlder Theatre We saw this film at CineVegas, where we met writer Al Swartz, along with his co-writer Jon Voight.  When I saw Jon, Sunday at the LA film festival award brunch, he invited us to see the film again last night at the UCLA Billy Wilder Theatre. During his introduction Jon announced that he wanted to sit in Billy Wilder's s...

The Global Film Village: LA Film Festival Wraps with Awards by Marla Lewin

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 This was my first year covering the LA Film Festival.  I first remember going to some screenings in past years when it was held at the Sunset 5 in Hollywood, and later some parties and mixers in Westwood and at the W Hotel.  After Cannes, June is also a busy month for film festivals around the world.  This year, there was a greater focus on international film at the Festival. I spoke with new Executive Program Director Rebecca Yeldham at the award brunch, and shared how we enjoyed meeti...

The Global Film Village: CineVegas 2009 by Marla Lewin

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Dennis Hopper in the CineVegas Lounge   Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels.  The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for...

Premiere of Lost Hal Ashby film; debut for Angelina Jolie

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Talk about art imitating life, or vice-versa – or something like that. Here’s the story: In 1981, Jon Voight signed on to star in a comedy called Lookin’ To Get Out, which he’d co-written. Co-starring would be Burt Young of Rocky fame, and the stunning Ann-Margret. Directing would be Hal Ashby, a maverick who’d made such hit flicks as Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo (1975) and Being There (1979), and who would die of cancer 1988. Jon had been pa...

Celebrity Sightings At Montreal FF

Wednesday, August 29------Celebrity sightings at the Opening Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival, photos courteosy of the Festival organization....

Jon Voight To Be Honored This Evening

 Friday, August 24--------The Montreal World Film Festival will honor the American actor Jon Voight this evening with a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement at the world premiere screening of his most recent film, SEPTEMBER DAWN. The film, directed by Christopher Cain, is a Romeo and Juliet love story told against the background of the real-life infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which 120 men, women and children pioneers were massacred by Mormons in Utah on Sept...

Montreal World FF To Honor Jon Voight

 Tuesday, July 31--------The Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from August 23rd to September 3rd, will honor the American actor Jon Voight at its annual event. The legendary actor will receive a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement and the Festival will world premiere his most recent film, SEPTEMBER DAWN, directed by Christopher Cain. The film is a Romeo and Juliet love story told against the background of the real-life infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, in whic...

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