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The 30-Year Journey to AMC’s Groundbreaking Native American Drama ‘Dark Winds’

Nine miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the red-brown foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is an old casino surrounded by curious artifacts. A crashed helicopter, a couple of 1970s-era police cars and some dome-shaped dwellings dot the landscape of sandstone bluffs and savannah grasslands. This land belongs to the Tesuque Pueblo people, […]

Walter Coblenz, Oscar-Nominated Producer of ‘All the President’s Men,’ Dies at 93

Walter Coblenz, who received a best picture Oscar nomination for All the President’s Men and produced other standout films including The Candidate and The Onion Field, has died. He was 93. Coblenz died March 16 in Los Angeles, his son John announced. Coblenz also landed an Emmy nomination in 1974 for outstanding limited series for producing […]

Scoey Mitchell, Star of TV’s ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ Dies at 92

Scoey Mitchell, the trailblazing stand-up comedian who starred on the short-lived sitcom version of Neil Simon‘s Barefoot in the Park, has died. He was 92. Mitchell died Saturday of kidney failure at a long-term health care facility in Torrance, California, his brother, jazz pianist Billy Mitchell, told The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell (often billed as Scoey […]

Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and […]

Jane Alsobrook, Veteran Marketing and Acquisitions Executive, Dies at 78

Jane Alsobrook, a marketing and acquisitions executive who worked on such films as Eating Raoul, The Last Emperor, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and The Blair Witch Project, has died. She was 78. Alsobrook died Dec. 13 at her home in Sedona, Ariz., after a long battle with breast cancer, a family […]

Sidney Poitier, Regal Star of the Big Screen, Dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, the noble leading man whose work in such films as No Way Out, Lilies of the Field and In the Heat of the Night paved the way for minority actors and actresses everywhere, has died. He was 94. Poitier died Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills, a rep for his family […]

Joana Vicente to Leave Toronto Film Festival for Sundance Institute

Joana Vicente is leaving the Toronto International Film Festival as executive director and co-head to become CEO of the Sundance Institute. Vicente, who has a long career in film production, will officially step down Oct. 31 from TIFF after three years running the business end of the Toronto-based organization, alongside co-head and artistic director Cameron […]

Graham Roland, Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin Making ‘Dark Winds’ Series Starring Zahn McClarnon

AMC has greenlit an ambitious new crime drama based on a beloved book series and with several heavy hitting talents attached. The network has ordered Dark Winds, which is based on author Tony Hillerman’s iconic Leaphorn & Chee books, which follow two Navajo police officers in the 1970s Southwest. The series is created and executive […]

Chick Vennera, Actor in ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ and ‘The Milagro Beanfield War,’ Dies at 74

Chick Vennera, who portrayed a bean farmer for Robert Redford in The Milagro Beanfield War and danced atop parked cars outside an L.A. discotheque while wearing leather from head to toe in Thank God It’s Friday, has died. He was 74. Vennera died Wednesday at his home in Burbank after a battle with lung cancer, […]

Hal Holbrook Initially Hated the Script for ‘All the President’s Men’ and Turned It Down

It took a visit from friend Robert Redford to convince the legendary actor to take the role.

Redford Center Launches Environment-Themed Films to Encourage Voting

The Redford Center launches new series of voter-themed films, titled #PowerTheVote, directed especially at people who care about the environment but don't tend to vote

Redford Center Funding a Record 22 Feature-Length Environmental Documentaries

The nonprofit Redford Center, co-founded by Robert and James Redford, has announced early-stage funding for 22 feature-length documentaries focusing on enviromental solutions and justice.