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    Lollipop’s 6th Annual Superhero Reveal Featured on Good Day LA

    Lollipop Theater Network’s Annual Superhero Reveal took place on May 19th at the Harmony Gold Theater in West Hollywood. The event allows children to flex their creative muscles as they imagine what their superhero alter-ego would look like. Designers from the Costume Designers Guild accompanied pediatric patients they partnered with to reveal an incredible array of true […]

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    Restoration Premiere of ‘Napoleon by Abel Gance’ (1927) Opens Cannes Classics

    A screening of Abel Gance’s newly-restored 1927 masterpiece ‘Napoleon by Abel Gance’ kicked off the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The film, one of the last large-scale productions of the silent film era, premiered at the Debussy Theatre as part of the ‘Cannes Classics’ series, just six months after Ridley Scott’s remake of the […]

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    NAACP Presents 2024 “All In” Cinematic Shorts Competition – Enter Now!

    The NAACP presents the 2024 “All In” Cinematic Shorts Competition taking place during the 115th NAACP Convention in Las Vegas, NV from July 13th- July 17th, 2024. This exciting competition will give SIX (6) filmmakers the opportunity to shine a light on issues addressing social justice. Paired in teams of two, the filmmakers will receive […]

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    Women’s Voices Now Film Festival Awards Prizes to Filmmakers from Six Countries

    Women Making Waves Awardee, Bahraini Journalist Ahdeya Al Sayed, gave chilling and moving comments about the times we’re living in and the absolute necessity for everyone to come together against the extremism and radicalism that is spreading all over the world. Her award got extensive press coverage in Saudi, Egyptian, Bahraini, and Iranian news outlets. […]

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    Record-Breaking Participation at 11th Annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

    The five-day film challenge inspired 135 entrants with 6 winners announced and 12 grants presented at the Cary Grant Theater on the Sony Pictures Studios Lot on Thursday. Hollywood is known the world over for its red carpet events and an air of excitement around a new project, but the atmosphere on the orange carpet […]

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    ProPublica Wins Pulitzer Prize for Supreme Court Coverage

    The award marks ProPublica’s 7th Pulitzer; Uvalde shooting investigation is named a Pulitzer finalist. by ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. ProPublica won the prestigious public service Pulitzer Prize for what the judges described as “groundbreaking and […]

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    World Press Freedom Day at California State University Dominguez Hills

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    Restored Argentinian Film ‘Never Open That Door’ to be Released with Booklet, Bonus Features

    Celebrated Argentinian film “Never Open That Door” (“No abras nunca esa puerta,” 1952), recently restored with funding from the Golden Globe Foundation, will soon be available on DVD with a selection of bonus materials, thanks to film distributor Flicker Alley. “This extraordinary 1952 Argentinian noir … is probably the most bedarkened, beshadowed film I’ve seen, […]

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    Southwestern Law School announces Spring 2024 Legal Clinic Rising Stars

    Congratulations to Southwestern Law School’s Spring 2024 Legal Clinic Rising Stars! These remarkable students have applied their skills and knowledge to empower others in areas such as immigration, family law, and children’s rights, making a positive impact on countless lives. Nominated and recognized by their peers for their generosity, kindness, and work ethic, they’ve helped […]

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    Black Filmmaker Rebellion Hold 2nd Annual Film Festival – Winners Announced

    Inspired by L.A. Rebellion – the film movement that started at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and brought together Black film students from the late 1960s to the late ’80s in adopting cinema as a poetic expression for the African-American experience – a group of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Black film students felt […]

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    MANIFESTWORKS Celebrates 38 New Graduates

    Through immersive learning, real-world work experience, and a network of supportive professional mentors, ManifestWorks connects those impacted by foster care, homelessness, and incarceration with job opportunities and provides ongoing life and professional skills to support long-term success. On Saturday, April 20, ManifestWorks graduated 38 alumni, their largest cohort ever. Not only were the 14 women […]

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    Get Lit – The 13th Annual Classic Slam Retrospective!

    AN EVENING OF YOUTH SPOKEN WORD POETRY The culmination of Get Lit’s in-school program is the annual Classic Slam — one of the largest youth Spoken Word events in the country. It’s a youthful celebration of fire and feeling, with fresh perspectives that demonstrate storytelling at the highest level. Last week, hundreds of students from […]

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