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Daniel Hanifan, The Famous Artist Who’s Redefined Art and Cinema, A Passion for Life! By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Daniel Hanifan A Passion for Life! By Adrienne Papp Like a lot of great artists, Daniel Hanifan knew what he wanted to do at an early age. One of Hanifan’s Work At about the age of seven he remembers spending a lot of time making “things.” Instead of an interest in playing sports or games, like most other children in his neighborhood in Michigan, Daniel us...

Cannes Festival Insider, 2015

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Cannes Festival Insider, 2015    By Adrienne Papp  Since 1978, Un Certain Regard composes the heart of the Official Selection with the Competition.  Presided over by Isabella Rossellini, the Un Certain Regard Jury is this year exclusively composed of film-makers, directors and actors. President Isabella Rossellini, film-maker (United States, Italy) Members of the Jury Haifa...

Kimber Eastwood in Production for Feature Film, “Trew Calling”, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Kimber Eastwood in Production for Feature Film, “Trew Calling”   Kimber Eastwood, Associate Producer of Trew Calling By Adrienne Papp Associate Producer Kimber Eastwood, a spitting image of her father, Clint Eastwood, sets out for excellence in cinema by starting initial production of feature length film, Trew Calling!  The film, Trew Calling,&...

Kimber Eastwood in Production for Feature Film, “Trew Calling”, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS         Kimber Eastwood, Associate Producer of Trew Calling   Associate Producer Kimber Eastwood, a spitting image of her father, sets out for excellence in cinema by starting initial production of feature length film, Trew Calling!  The film, Trew Calling, a comedic feature starring Kevin Sizemore, Tracey B. Wilson, Brooke Elliot...

The Academy Sets the Stage for “The New Audience: Moviegoing in a connected world”, BY Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The Academy Sets the Stage for “The New Audience: Moviegoing in a connected world”   COMPLEMENTS 8-WEEK SCREENING SERIES “THIS IS WIDESCREEN” By Adrienne Papp The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore the past, present and especially the future of moviegoing, as the availability of a wide variety of platforms for viewing films alters the habits of today&r...

It’s Poster time at the Festival de Cannes! By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   It’s Poster time at the Festival de Cannes! By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp                   Based on a photograph of Ingrid Bergman by David Seymour, co-founder of Magnum Agency, Hervé Chigioni, who also created for last year’s remarkable Festival poster, was once again behind this year’s image, with his ...

The Academy Launches ” Aces” as Global Digital Production and Archiving Standard, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The Academy Launches ” Aces” as Global Digital Production and Archiving Standard   Color management and image interchange system targets production, mastering and long-term archiving of motion pictures ACES Logo Program encourages industry-wide adoption. Released By the Academy, By Adrienne Papp The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the launch of the Academy Color E...

Here’s why you should throw yourself a party the next time you reach a goal!

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Here’s why you should throw yourself a party the next time you reach a goal!    By Ximena Vengoechea     If you’re like most career-driven Americans, you spend a lot of time thinking about the future. Identifying new ambitions and aspirations, thinking hard about out how to achieve them, and reviewing progress along the way: these are part of an annual or even quarterl...

4th Annual Garifuna Film Festival Welcomes a Century of Change for Indigenous Cultures, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   4th Annual Garifuna Film Festival Welcomes a Century of Change for Indigenous Cultures   By Adrienne Papp   There’s something about the critically acclaimed Garifuna Film Festival that’s capturing attention from filmmakers, musicians and artists from all over the world.  By now,  the 4TH  Annual Garifuna Film Festival is  considere...

The 2015 Oscars, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The 2015 Oscars, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp The Oscars have been handed out, the corks on the champagne bottles have been popped, the winners are all sleeping off their hangovers, and the movie industry has put a wrap on the 2015 Oscars. On Sunday night during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast shown on ABC, “Birdman” took home Best Picture and Best Director...

Andrea Asharti Szabó, an Extraordinary Magical Talent who Changes Lives with Music, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Andrea Asharti Szabó, an Extraordinary Magical Talent who Changes Lives with Music, By Adrienne Papp   Andrea Asharti By Adrienne Papp   Every once in a great while a singular talent will come along, a talent so special and unique that it shines brightly, distinguished from all the other mass-produced entertainment and music that the world has become saturated with. &nbs...

Aaron Redman, a Newly Discovered Talent, a New Andy Warhol, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Aaron Redman, a Newly Discovered Talent, a New Andy Warhol   Photo By Aaron Redman By Adrienne Papp Photo by Aaron Redman         Sometimes a new talent comes along that is so distinctive it shines through with a brightness and intensity that can’t be ignored. Sometimes, as with a prodigy, it shows itself early, and other times takes ...

The 2015 Grammy Awards, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The 2015 Grammy Awards, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp   At the 57th Grammy Awards held on Sunday night, Sam Smith, a virtual unknown a year ago, took the most coveted prizes in three top categories: record, song and new artist. It was an evening that seemed like a coronation for the 22-year old soul singer from the UK, but the broadcast had plenty of other surprises and d...

ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2015 GOVERNORS BALL CREATIVE TEAM, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2015 GOVERNORS BALL CREATIVE TEAM, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp  Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 87th...

THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® NEW YORK AT DANIEL BOULUD’S ICONIC RESTAURANT DANIEL, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® NEW YORK AT DANIEL BOULUD’S ICONIC RESTAURANT DANIEL, By Adrienne Papp   For the third consecutive year, Chef Daniel Boulud’s highly acclaimed restaurant DANIEL will once again bring Hollywood to New York hosting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  As the only East Coast event officially hosted by The Academy, Oscar Night at DANIE...

MUSIC SUPERSTAR ADAM LEVINE TO PERFORM AT THE OSCARS, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   MUSIC SUPERSTAR ADAM LEVINE TO PERFORM AT THE OSCARS, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp Grammy®-winning  singer, songwriter and actor Adam Levine will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Lost Stars” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. ...

CHANNING TATUM REVEALS “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,” By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   CHANNING TATUM REVEALS “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,” By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp Actor Channing Tatum today announced the winners of “Team Oscar” during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.  Team Oscar ...

MARGOT ROBBIE AND MILES TELLER TO HOST ACADEMY’S SCI-TECH AWARDS, BY Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   MARGOT ROBBIE AND MILES TELLER TO HOST ACADEMY’S SCI-TECH AWARDS, BY Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp   Actors Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  They will present 21 awards to 58 individual recipients during the evening...

COUNTRY SUPERSTAR TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM FOR GLEN CAMPBELL AT THE OSCARS® By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   COUNTRY SUPERSTAR TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM FOR GLEN CAMPBELL AT THE OSCARS® By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Su...

87TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   87TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED   By Adrienne Papp   Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards® today (January 15).  For the first time, nominees in all 24 categories were announced live. Cuarón and Abrams announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. ...

21 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE HONORED WITH ACADEMY AWARDS®, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   21 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE HONORED WITH ACADEMY AWARDS®   By Adrienne Papp David W. Gray to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the ...

Inside the 2015 Golden Globes with Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Inside the 2015 Golden Globes   By Adrienne Papp You really have to hand it to Hollywood, they really know how to put on a show. The Golden Globe Awards traditionally kicks off the awards season for the entertainment industry, and the Globes have become known for their casual, liquor-lubricated and sometimes eccentric and unusual turns of events. You have to look back no further than last year, when we had dis...

New Film Makers in Los Angles, January 10th Film Festival, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   New Film Makers in Los Angles, January 10th Film Festival, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp 48 Hour Event Reminder     ...

OSCAR® NOMINATIONS IN ALL 24 CATEGORIES LIVE, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   OSCAR® NOMINATIONS IN ALL 24 CATEGORIES LIVE, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp   For the first time, Academy to announce  OSCAR® NOMINATIONS in all 24 categories live on January 9, 2015 Nominations to be delivered in new two-part presentation. Chris Pine and Academy President  CHERYL BOONE ISAACS to present  nominations  in 13 categories &nb...

Tim Robbins In Person, – American Cinematheque, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   Tim Robbins In Person, – American Cinematheque, By Adrienne Papp   BY ADRIENNE PAPP ONSCREEN AT THE EGYPTIAN AND AERO THEATRES                           January 10 – 31, 2015 Tim Robbins In Person, Jean-Luc Godard, Gena Rowlands, Fantasia, Cinema Car Chases, Remem...

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