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Filmmaker Usher Morgan discusses his new book Lessons from the Set: A DIY Guide to Your First Feature Film

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We recently had the privilege of conversing with Usher Morgan, the award winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes Prego, Windblown, Fine Dining, Trapped Inside and the newly released feature film, Pickings. Morgan’s new book, Lessons From the Se Lessons from the Set: A DIY Guide to Your First Feature Film, was released to bookstores by Library Tales Publishing on December 17th, 2018.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Founder talks honoring Michelle Rodriguez, society’s power structures and the women’s movements in Hollywood

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Since its inception in 2015, Artemis has celebrated powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, the festival has shone a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, physically strong and independent. 

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Regrets of the Past: The Austrian Star Wars Fan Film

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The short film project Regrets of the Past (IMDBwas realized by a team of local filmmakers whose goal it was to create a high-quality sci-fi movie in Austria, based within the Star Wars universe.

Regrets of the Past

The crew diligently focused on the visual language of the film which tries to adhere as closely as possible to the original trilogy developed by George Lucas in the 1970s.

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Women in the entertainment industry: Breakaway Daily interview with indie filmmaker and actress Jill Jaress

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Jill Jaress is a producer, director, writer and President of her own production company Got a Laugh Entertainment. The first comedy she created, Someone to Love, screened at Cannes to a standing room only audience in the Short Film Corner and went on to win eleven laurels in other Academy-qualifying and international film festivals.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with these Unusual Mothers in Ten Unconventional Films

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Here are ten movies to watch this Mother’s Day mostly involving madness, mayhem and murder. These flicks not only feature some kickass moms, but moms who are so wicked you’ll be glad they aren’t your mother!

Mother’s Day (2010): This remae of the 1980 film features sadistic members of a villainous family who return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

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Interview with Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Founder Melanie Wise & Honoree Yancy Butler

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first and only film festival honoring ‪kick-ass‬ female driven action films! The festival is taking place at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills April 22nd through April 24th honoring powerful women on screen, those who contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future.

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Purple Rain (1984): Remembering The Artist Prince 

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Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. The film stars Prince, making his film debut playing a semi-autobiographical character. Purple Rain was developed to showcase his talents and hence contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$68 million at the box office. 

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99 Homes (2015) Film Review 

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Dennis lives with his mother (Laura Dern) and his pre-teen son (Noah Lomax) in the house in which he grew up. From his work ethic to his capable single parenthood, Dennis is obviously a stand-up guy; when he and his family are the next to be evicted from their house, his absolute panic and his anger do not overwhelm his civility.

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Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie

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Don’t be a loser. Watch this rediscovered 1988 masterpiece starring Johnny Depp as Donald Trump!

Once again Johnny Depp is the master of disguise in this nearly hour long mini-movie from Adam McKay’s online comedy channel Funny Or Die. The Art of the Deal (which Funny or Die says is “The New Film (Not) Based on the #1 National Bestselling Book by Donald Trump”) is directed by Jeremy Konner and written by Joe Randazzo.

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Grease Live Wasn’t Vanessa Hudgens First Time Playing the Bad Girl

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Vanessa Hudgens blew everyone away playing Rizzo in the TV musical adaptation of Grease. But it wasn’t the actresses first time at playing this juicy kind of role. Vanessa has been trying to shed her good girl high school musical days for a while now.

Spring Breakers (which also stars with another Disney star Selena Gomez) has Vanessa AKA “Candy” doing all sorts of debauchery.

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Hey Mrs. Robinson! Kim Basinger from “9½ Weeks” To Play Elena Lincoln in “Fifty Shades Darker”

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Universal has now locked in its first new cast member to join its highly successful Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, with production set to start this spring.

Kim Basinger is set to play the key role of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey’s Business partner and former lover in E.L James’ Fifty Shades Darker, sources tell Variety.

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Joy (2015) Film Review

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It didn’t bring me a whole lot of “Joy,” nor do I think it will bring Joy to the world.

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. A story based on the true story of a struggling Long Island single mom, Joy Mangano, who became one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs by inventing the “miracle mop.”

Unfortunately, I didn’t jump for “joy” after watching this highly marketed film; it’s called Joy and opens on Christmas Day with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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