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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has been a mainstay of the Hollywood scene since its founding in 1943, when a group of journalists gathered together to efficiently and accurately cover all aspects of the entertainment industry. During the HFPA’s early years, members initially held informal gatherings in their homes, but as they saw their organization grow over the years, their meetings and awards ceremonies became more formal.Headquartered in West Hollywood, California, the approximately 90 Southern California-based members of the HFPA consist of international journalists who...
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Believe it or not, but casting the role of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's BFF in 1981 wasn't as simple as just phoning home.Casting director Marci Liroff explains in this week's video that the young actor who was originally chosen to play Elliott failed miserably in a game of Dungeons & Dragons. The 12-sided die did not roll in his favor when his true nature came out, revealing that he was not the sweet little angel director Steven Spielberg wanted to be Drew Barrymore's older brother and E.T.'s bestie. "In about three minutes it became very clear that nobody liked this...
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 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery.“Steven and Jeffrey share a passion for moviemaking and philanthropy,” said Academy Museum Campaign Chair Bob Iger. “With these incredibly generous gifts, they are combining the two, moving us closer to...
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