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Greenwich Film Fest Lands Elvis Mitchell as Director

Greenwich Film Fest Lands Elvis Mitchell as Director

The recently established Greenwich International Film Festival, which boasts a board of directors that includes former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager and New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, has set its first edition for June 4-7, 2015. The fest’s board also named named veteran film commentator Elvis Mitchell as its “marquee director.”

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Kirk Douglas Remembers Lauren Bacall: She Was My "Lucky Charm"

Kirk Douglas Remembers Lauren Bacall: She Was My "Lucky Charm"

A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

With the loss of Lauren Bacall, whom we all called "Betty," a meaningful part of my history has been extinguished.

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Lauren Bacall, Political Activist: She Knew How to Whistle... and Speak Her Mind

Lauren Bacall, Political Activist: She Knew How to Whistle... and Speak Her Mind

Lauren Bacall, one of the last links to Hollywood’s Golden Age, died August 12 at 89 in her Upper West Side apartment, 70 years after shooting to stardom in her first film, Howard HawksTo Have and Have Not, opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart. Bacall is best remembered for that film (in which she famously provides instructions about how to whistle) and the three others she made with “Bogie”—The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo—before his untimely death in 1957. But contemporaries also remember her political activism at a time before it was common for celebrities to involve themselves in such matters.

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Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.  Make your own picks at THR's Emmys Ballot.

Drama Series

What will win: Breaking Bad (AMC)

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New York Film Festival Announces Full Slate

New York Film Festival Announces Full Slate

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed its full slate of films that will screen at the 52nd New York Film Festival, which will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. In addition to the three previously announced marquee attractions — the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl (20th Century Fox) as the opening night film on Sept.

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Ricky Gervais on Stardom After 40 and the Road to His 21st Emmy Nom, for 'Derek'

Ricky Gervais on Stardom After 40 and the Road to His 21st Emmy Nom, for 'Derek'

Ricky Gervais is one of the most famous and celebrated comedians in the world — and yet few had ever even heard of him before he turned 40 about 13 years ago.

During the relatively short period since then, he has made up for lost time by becoming one of the most prolific and multi-talented entertainers out there: a hilarious stand-up comedian (with four sold-out world tours), a no-holds-barred awards show host (who can forget the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Golden Globe ceremonies?), a star of films for children (including The Muppets and Night at the Museum franchises) and, above all else, the creator, writer and star of several of the most memorable TV comedies of all-time: BBC Two's The Office (2001-04), a British workplace comedy that spawned an American reincarnation; BBC and HBO's Extras (2005-07), through which he continued his exploration of fame that began with The Office; and Netflix's Derek (2012-), a dramedy about a middle-aged nursing home employee who, in many ways, is rather like Charlie Chaplin's tramp: sweet, simple, awkward but in possession of a heart of gold.

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Lauren Bacall (1924-2014): An Appreciation

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014): An Appreciation

Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of meeting many of Hollywood's biggest names, but rarely, if ever, have I been as excited as I was on the handful of occasions when I crossed paths with Lauren Bacall, who died today at the age of 89. I know that many others in the business who love classic movies feel the same way.

Why? Because Bacall was a true legend in a world in which that superlative is used often but rarely with justification — in her case, there was no question that it was merited — and she was one of the last and best remaining ties that we had to Hollywood's long-gone Golden Age. Consider the following.

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Robin Williams' 'Dead Poets Society' Nemesis Pays Tribute (Exclusive)

Robin Williams' 'Dead Poets Society' Nemesis Pays Tribute (Exclusive)

Dead Poets Society, which was released 25 years ago, is one of the films for which Robin Williams, who died on Monday, will always be remembered. Williams, already a celebrated comedian, played a major dramatic screen role for the first time in the Peter Weir classic: John Keating, an English teacher at a rigid prep school who inspires a love of learning in his young pupils, but who is ultimately fired after his unconventional teaching methods are blamed for a tragedy.

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Feinberg Forecast: Emmy Projections in the Minis/Movies Acting Categories

Feinberg Forecast: Emmy Projections in the Minis/Movies Acting Categories

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. 

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

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Emmys: Cicely Tyson Reflects on Her Legacy, Race in Hollywood and Breaking Down Barriers

Emmys: Cicely Tyson Reflects on Her Legacy, Race in Hollywood and Breaking Down Barriers

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

At 80 years old, Cicely Tyson recently became one of the oldest people to win an acting Tony, for her 2013 performance as Ms. Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful -- a production featuring the play's first-ever all-black cast. Then she earned an Emmy nomination for the same role in Lifetime's TV movie adaptation of the 1940s-set story about an elderly Texas woman (Tyson) who wants to travel back to the small town where she grew up. Here, she reflects on her incredible year -- during which she joined a small and elite group of actors who have been Tony- and Emmy-nominated for the same character -- the kismet of landing the Bountiful role and how she feels about being a professional mentor to so many women of color in Hollywood.

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FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Projections for the Reality Categories

FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Projections for the Reality Categories

This story first appeared in the Aug. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.  

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION

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FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Projections for the Supporting Acting Categories (Comedy)

FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Projections for the Supporting Acting Categories (Comedy)

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

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Emmys: 'Fargo's' Colin Hanks on 'Demoralizing' Cold Weather and Mastering an Accent (Q&A)

Emmys: 'Fargo's' Colin Hanks on 'Demoralizing' Cold Weather and Mastering an Accent (Q&A)

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Ryan Murphy Talks Autobiographical Elements in Projects, How 'The Normal Heart' Ended Up on HBO, Emmy Nominations (Q&A)

Ryan Murphy Talks Autobiographical Elements in Projects, How 'The Normal Heart' Ended Up on HBO, Emmy Nominations (Q&A)

If one had to identify television's "most valuable player" of 2013-2014, one would have good reason to pick Ryan Murphy, the man behind three noteworthy productions: The Normal Heart (HBO), a dramatic TV movie adapted from one of the most socially significant plays of our time; American Horror Story: Coven (FX), the fourth miniseries in a fright-based anthology; and Glee (Fox), a musical theater series.

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