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MPTF Sets Centennial Event With Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jodie Foster, Yvette Nicole Brown and Tori Kelly

The Motion Picture & Television Fund is prepping to toast its 100th anniversary with a starry celebration set for June 18th at The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood. The event, part of the organization’s yearlong centennial celebration, will roll out as “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service” and feature a night of […]

Jodie Foster to Star in ‘True Detective’ Season 4 for HBO

Jodie Foster is returning to television. The Oscar-winning actress and director, following a prolonged round of negotiations, has been tapped to star in the fourth season of HBO’s True Detective. Foster will also be credited as an exec producer on the anthology. Season four of True Detective, dubbed Night Country, remains in the development stages, […]

Jodie Foster Joins Annette Bening in Biopic ‘Nyad’ for Black Bear, Netflix (Exclusive)

Jodie Foster has joined Annette Bening in Nyad, a biopic on marathon swimmer Diana Nyad that has landed at Netflix. Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, known for their documentary work, including the Oscar-winning Free Solo, are making their narrative debut with the drama. The project, produced by Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman, was […]

Cannes Lifetime Achievement Honor for Italian Director Marco Bellocchio

The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio, giving the filmmaker behind The Traitor (2019), Vincere (2009), and The Nanny (1999) a lifetime achievement Palme d’Or. Bellocchio is a regular on the Croisette, having screened seven films in competition in Cannes, starting with A Leap in the Dark in 1980 […]

Cannes Film Festival to Honor Jodie Foster With Lifetime Achievement Palme d’Or

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will receive a lifetime achievement Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the festival unveiled on Wednesday. Foster will receive her honor at the opening ceremony for the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on July 6. Foster follows such filmmakers as Jeanne Moreau, Jane Fonda and Agnès Varda, who […]

MPTF Launches $300M Fundraising Campaign With Assist From George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Yvette Nicole Brown 

Katzenberg is calling for 100 percent participation from industry professionals in a year that marks the 100th anniversary of MPTF.

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Named Best Picture

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' won two awards as Sophia Loren and Anthony Hopkins won best actress and best actor prizes, respectively.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jodie Foster (‘The Mauritanian’)

Fifty-five years into a legendary career, one of the few people ever to be a bona fide movie star as both a child and an adult reflects on what got her into and keeps her in the game, why she's drawn to characters who could have been — and sometimes were written to be — males, and how her objectives changed when she turned 50.

‘Silence of the Lambs’: The “Interesting Dilemma” of Selecting Hannibal Lecter’s Mask

Hannibal Lecter's mask is among the most iconic props in movie history, but selecting the ghastly facial restraint was anything but simple. The Silence of the Lambs turns 30 on Sunday.

‘The Mauritanian’: Film Review

Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch star as lawyers on opposing sides of a habeas corpus case in 'The Mauritanian,' Kevin Macdonald's drama based on the memoir of a longtime Guantánamo Bay detainee, played by Tahar Rahim.

Michael Apted, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Director and ‘Seven Up’ Documentarian, Dies at 79

His body of work also included 'Gorky Park,' 'Gorillas in the Mist, 'The World Is Not Enough' and 'Nell.'