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‘Dune,’ ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Among Set Decorators Society of America Nominations – Film News in Brief

The Set Decorators Society of America announced its nominations for the upcoming SDSA Awards Film-2021 with “Dune,” “West Side Story” and “The Power of the Dog” all landing…

The NATPE Miami That Could Have Been

On Jan. 8, NATPE cancelled its Jan. 18-20 Miami in-person conference, due to skyrocketing Omicron cases. No online event was put in its place. The show, however, has…

Gunna Sneaks Past the Weeknd in a Photo Finish to Land at No. 1 on Album Chart

Things took an unpredictable turn at the top of the Billboard charts this week as Gunna’s new album unexpectedly slipped past the Weeknd’s, albeit in a photo finish…

Dan Einstein, Co-Founder of Seminal Indie Labels With John Prine and Steve Goodman, Dies at 61

Dan Einstein, a Grammy winner who co-founded independent record labels with singer-songwriters John Prine and Steve Goodman, only to quit the business and open a restaurant that became…

‘The Demons of Dorothy’: A Subversive, Demon-Haunted Rumination on Transphobia Streams in Unifrance’s MyFrenchFilmFestival

Alexis Langlois won both the Junior Jury Award and the Silver Pardino in the Leopards of Tomorrow section at the Locarno Intl. Film Festival in 2021 with his…

How Ralph Emery Started a Beef With the Byrds — and the Night He and Roger McGuinn Made Up

Left out of most of the obituaries about renowned country music talk-show host Ralph Emery, who died Saturday, was how he infamous to many rock fans for having…

The Story of ‘Bing Bong’: How Rapper Nems Took His Viral Phrase From the Streets of NYC to the White House

Two words changed Nems’ life. The battle rapper, a mainstay of New York’s underground hip-hop scene since the ‘90s, casually said “bing bong” in an Instagram story —…

‘Les Miserables’ Producers Look to Bolster Franco-Quebecois Ties With ‘Three Times Nothing’ (EXCLUSIVE)

After claiming four César awards, including best picture, and a Cannes jury prize with 2019’s “Les Misérables,” and co-producing last year’s Venice winner “Happening,” rising producers Toufik Ayadi…

Festivals Boost Awards Contenders but Shouldn’t Lose Role as New Talent Launch Pads

As we head into awards season, it’s worth considering where all these contenders are coming from and how did they get here? For most of these high-profile movies,…

BottleRock Festival Books Something-for-Everyone Headliners, From Pink to Metallica to Luke Combs

Classical music lovers may be disappointed, but the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, Calif. has tried to come up with something for just about everyone else for its…

Amy Schneider becomes fourth contestant to win $1M on ‘Jeopardy!’

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider became the fourth contestant in the show’s history to win a million dollars in non-tournament play Friday.

Why This Is Tyler, the Creator’s Moment

Tyler, the Creator uttered an emphatic “Fuck no” when asked recently by Hot 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg if the hip-hop collective he came up in, Odd Future,…