7 iconic moments from Olivia Newton-John’s life
After a long battle with cancer the beloved Olivia Newton-John passed away Monday, August 8. The cause of her death was not confirmed, but her husband alluded to her struggle with cancer since 1992. The 73-year-old struggled with breast cancer for 30 years, and was an advocate for cancer research. Newton-John was surrounded by her close friends and family when she took her last breath on earth. Her family and celeb friends grieved for her on social media including the Danny to her Sandy, John Travolta.
How Forsyth County helped Georgia’s film industry break its economic impact record - again
'Freaky' filmed at Denmark High School in Forsyth County(Photo/'Freaky' trailer) (Forsyth County, GA) Georgia’s film industry is one of the largest in the nation, and it’s now bigger than ever before. As Forsyth County keeps pushing to attract producers and filmmakers, be on the lookout for what everyday places around the county are getting a cameo on the big screen.
Filming in NJ: AMC’s The Walking Dead Spin-Off Starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
A Walking Dead spin-off series is coming to the garden state, filming at the Meadowlands, and plans to be released on AMC in 2023. AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise expands its universe to the Meadowlands Arena and North Jersey locations for its upcoming spin-off series starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Why Are Theater Movies Rare In 2022
We are heading into the fall. Yet, like much of the earlier months of 2022, there are few theater movies. Most of the trailers for new cinematic material are for streaming services. (source)
Roll camera: What the new film tax credit means for our western state
(Pinal County, AZ) - Western films have helped put Arizona on the map when it comes to recognizing our state. However, in the early 2000s, all that changed. Many states around that time did not offer tax incentives. Our neighbors in Canada and the UK did, introducing competitive tax-breaks for film locations and filmmaking that didn’t exist before and that Arizona, since then, has not been able to join in on - until now.
Partnership between FCCE TV and Septimius Awards
Amal Mohamed (218: Behind the Wall of Silence) at Septimius Awards 2022 in Amsterdam winning Best Asian ActressSeptimius Awards. FCCE TV and Septimius Awards have recently engaged in a partnership. FCCE is headquartered in Amsterdam The Netherlands and has a branch office in Nairobi Kenya. FCCE produces content movie-, fashion-, music-, celebrity- and lifestyle related content and formats for an international audience. In the last 8 years FCCE TV has also been developing films in foreign markets such as United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kenya.
Historic Los Angeles: Remembering The Silent Movie Theatre
No Los Angeles location has so captured my attention before or since. I attended Fairfax’s own Silent Movie Theatre every Friday and Saturday night for years, until its untimely demise on January 17, 1997. In a tragedy that could fairly be perceived as endemic of old Hollywood lore, what was once billed as “The World’s Only Silent Movie Theater” shuttered in violence. I will not go into detail about the evening here; however, for those who do want to read a detailed history as to what exactly transpired, NewsBreak published my piece, “Murder at the Silent Movie,” on New Year’s Eve of 2020.
Opinion: The Marvel Comic Universe, Star Wars, Monty Python, and Lord of the Rings Are Insufferably Boring
"Star Wars Experience - Legoland"Dave Catchpole is licensed under CC BY 2.0. I said what I said and I’ll say it again. Star Wars isn’t my jam. The toys? Yeah, they’re super fun to play with. Well, at least the old-fashioned battery-powered ones from my 1980s childhood.
Diversity at Award Ceremonies? Septimius Awards 2022
Kevin Willmott at Septimius Awards 2022 in Amsterdam winning a Lifetime Achievement AwardSeptimius Awards. While most award ceremonies claim to be diverse, the truth is that the reality usually pans out differently. For example most award ceremonies in Europe showcase films of European film makers and most award ceremonies in America show American films. Despite white people being a minority among the races they are overrepresented in film. Most film festival owners are white and most films shown overly represent white actors and film makers. Jan-Willem Breure realized this when he immigrated to The Netherlands. So he founded the Septimius Awards, an award ceremony with a goal to embrace true diversity. Septimius Awards is an International ceremony showcasing Feature Films, Documentaries, Shorts and Animations. Their goal is to showcase prestigious international films and projects from around the world and grant awards to the best nominees at the yearly event. But what makes the Septimius Awards unique from other award ceremonies is their outreach program. Unlike most award ceremonies, who open their submission to all countries, Septimius Awards does specific outreach to increase diversity. Honoring prominent people such as the writer of Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Septimius Awards in Amsterdam has 4 Oscar Winners
Christopher Hampton at Septimius Awards 2022 in Amsterdam winning a Lifetime Achievement AwardSeptimius Awards. The Netherlands embraces diversity with a new international event. The Septimius Awards is an award ceremony based in Amsterdam. The event was two days, 6& 7 June 2022. On the first day panel discussions were held and on the second day the award ceremony was held in the ITA Theater. Oscar winners Sir Christopher Hampton, Kevin Willmott, Jan Archibald & Nina Hartstone received a lifetime achievement award for their work in the film industry. Sir Christopher James Hampton is a British playwright, screenwriter, translator and film director. He is best known for his play Les Liaisons Dangereuses based on the novel of the same name and the film adaptation. He has twice received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Father (2020), and was also nominated for Atonement (2007).
Netflix’s NC-17 Biopic of Marilyn Monroe Streaming Sept. 23
Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas as Monroe gets an NC-17 rating and will hit the streamer on Sept. 23, 2022. *not sponsored or affiliated content, opinion/report comes from the entertainment section of Morristown Minute.
Netflix’s NC-17 Biopic of Marilyn Monroe Streams Sept. 23
Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas as Monroe gets an NC-17 rating ll hit the streamer on Sept. 23, 2022. Directed and written for the screen by Andrew Dominik, Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic is based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel by the same name.
Film Review - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
*Introducing Film Reviews from Morristown Minute's Editor - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) ★★. “Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magi-zoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.”
Matthew McConaughey Speaks at White House About Mass Shooting in His Hometown
Matthew McConaughey spoke at the White House after meeting with families of the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. McConaughey said that he and his wife spent most of last week meeting with, and speaking to, these families.
Hepburn, Grant, and Davis: The Story Behind the Accent in 1940's Movies
If you have watched a mid-twentieth century movie, you have undoubtedly heard it. Stars of that era spoke with an accent only heard when going to the picture show. These American actors were apparently attempting some version of a British accent.
Film & TV Media Update for June 2022
*The below information is the author's own opinion and not a sponsored advertisement of affiliate content. Premiers, finales, new series and movies coming soon, and more TV, Film, and Media updates for June 2022.
Movies, TV and Short Films, What to Watch and What to Skip
Movies, TV, & Short Films - what to watch and what to skip this weekend. An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Influence of Film 'Flower Drum Song' and song 'A Hundred Thousand Miracles' performed by Miyoski Ukemi
Miyoshi Umeki (b. May 8, 1929, d. Aug. 28, 2007).NBC Television Audience Promotion, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The Asian population in Kansas City is approximately 45,000 and growing. No one group can claim a 'Koreatown' or 'Chinatown' as found in San Francisco, Chicago or Boston. However, as a mid-size city, Kansas City is known as a destination point. The area’s diverse economy with its growing health sciences and high tech companies, coupled with its affordability and midwestern values, is a lure for many. (Source.)
2022 Movie Reviews, What to Watch This Weekend
A collection of movies released this year. What’s worth watching, and what you can skip. The concept was intriguing, but the plot was poorly executed. There was an intriguing theme that naturally accompanied the concept, but the movie fails to recognize that theme.
Movie Stars Will Need a Permit To Shoot in Morristown
On Tuesday, April 26, the Town of Morristown Town Council unanimously introduced an ordinance to regulate filming in the town of Morristown. Morristown has become a popular location for the film industry, stars like Patrick Dempsey, Morgan Freeman, and John Bianco all filmed scenes in Morristown last year.