Michael C Cuddy

  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

    AFP
  • The leading films in the Cannes race for the Palme d'Or

    Cannes (France) (AFP) - Of the 19 films competing for the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, half a dozen stand out as the favourites to win.

    AFP
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal courts Hollywood in L.A. visit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep the Peach State on Hollywood's mind.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

    Associated Press
  • Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ Mansion Is Up for Sale

    Now this is fetch: “Mean Girls” fans willing to cough up $15 million can now live in Regina George’s mansion. The home that Rachel McAdams’ character’s family (led by cool mom Amy Poehler) occupied in the hit 2004 teen comedy is selling for a pretty mean price. The 20,000-square-foot home is…

    Variety
  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety
  • UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series

    The network that bill itself as “feel good TV for you and your family” had greenlighted its latest series — and it certainly fits that bill. Casting is underway for UP’s working-titled  Last Hope With Troy Dunn, in which author and motivational speaker Dunn tracks down lost loved ones and…

    Deadline
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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • YA Novel 'Burn' Gets a Trailer

    A preview of the new sequel to 'Scan' about two teens evading a group of ruthless aliens.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Joe Henderson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

    Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on  Lucifer as well as develop new projects for…

    Deadline
  • 8 Lessons We Learned From Brooke Shields' FIT Graduation Speech

    The model-actress isn't shy about the importance of making mistakes —and learning from them.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Introducing The Quentin Tarantino Of Uganda

    You know Hollywood and Bollywood, but have you heard of Wakaliwood? Uganda's growing action film industry is spearheaded by an unlikely pair, New Yorker Alan Hofmanis and Ugandan native Isaac Nabwana. The duo is creating kick-ass movies with computer-generated bombings and epic fight scenes that…

    Huffington Post
  • Europe’s Digital Single Market: War Not Over, Warns Indie Film, TV Chief Jean Prewitt

    The battle to protect the film and television industries’ ability to license copyright territory by territory in Europe appeared to have been won at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the war is not over, Jean Prewitt, CEO of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, told Variety. On…

    Variety
  • Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy (Exclusive)

    Paul Feig, the director of 'Bridesmaids' and the upcoming 'Spy,' is attached as one of the producers.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jackie Chan Opens Film and TV School in China

    The Hong Kong kung-fu star will serve as dean of the Film and Television Academy.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • These Are The Best Parts Of 'Tomorrowland'

    "Tomorrowland" is forecasted to top the Memorial Day Weekend box office. The receipts won't be nearly as hefty as last year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" or 2013's "Fast & Furious 6," but the movie will nonetheless become one of only a few non-franchise properties to debut at No. 1 this summer.…

    Huffington Post