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Awards ceremony commentary: Voting for the nominees of the upcoming DGA Awards, are now open. The Directors Guild of America represents more than 19,000 members worldwide. There are just over 570 voting members of the Academy’s directors branch.  The DGA traditionally indicates the top five contenders in the best picture race.…

“Enemy,” the 2021 collaborative track from Imagine Dragons and rapper JID, blasted through the City Market Social House when group frontman Dan Reynolds boogied his way up onto the stage at Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch on Saturday. With chorus lyrics like “Spare the sympathy / Everybody wants to be my enemy…

Elena Trapé, whose character-driven ensemble pieces “Blog” and “The Distances” marked her out as a talent to watch, is attached to direct “Gwendolyne, Diary of a Fan,” (“Gwendolyne, Diario de Una Fan”), one of two series being brought onto the market at Ventana Sur’s Spanish Screenings by Barcelona-based Coming Soon…

The 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards have officially wrapped following a stacked three-hour telecast on Nov. 17 that saw several historic wins, along with a few surprising turnouts. Although Bad Bunny topped the list with 10 nominations, the Puerto Rican phenom (who was absent) with the most wins was Uruguayan…

The 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with Austrian film “Alma & Oskar,” directed by Dieter Berner. The film details the tumultuous relationship between Viennese society grand dame Alma Mahler (1879-1964) and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). IFFI has also revealed the 15 films that will be…

Disney+ announced that new original special “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” with an introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will launch Wednesday, Dec. 28, on the streamer. The two-night concert event will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on November 11 and 12. The special comes from Disney Branded Television and will…

The portrayal of Princess Diana’s death has been a topic of controversy during the filming of “The Crown” Season 6. Netflix has said it will not be showing Diana’s car crash.

Ben Feigin, an award-winning producer on “Schitt’s Creek” and founder and CEO of Equation Unlimited, LLC, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. He was 47 years old. Feigin’s death was confirmed by United Talent Agency, his own former employer and the current employer of his wife. Feigin served as executive producer…

Picture Tree Intl. has picked up the global sales rights to Austrian horror movie “Smother” by up-and-coming director Achmed Abdel-Salam. The Glitter and Doom production is tentatively set for a local theatrical release in early 2023. After the sudden death of her estranged father, Michi, a young mother and former…

Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown” has ignited controversy for how it allegedly plans to depict Princess Diana’s final moments onscreen. 

We have Denzel Washington’s single teardrop. We have Viola Davis’ runny nose. And now, we have Danielle Deadwyler’s lip quiver, expertly executed in Chinonye Chukwu’s deeply moving drama “Till.” Another best actress contender emerges although I wish the film could rise to the level of Deadwyler’s performance.   The sturdy drama…