FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama shows off a stellar lineup of independent films
- Mar 20, 2019 - 6:40:40 PM
The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican
Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for
President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von
Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving
force behind its return.
“FLIFF has a wonderful history with
Grand Bahama and it feels good to be back”, said Von Hausch. “We first
came to the island in 2009, to screen a movie at the Regency Theatre.
That event was a tremendous success, and the catalyst for our agreement
with the Ministry of Tourism to come to Freeport to host FLIFF at
Pelican Bay from 2011 to 2013...
Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival in Grand Bahama this weekend
- Mar 15, 2019 - 4:00:10 PM
FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island – Take 4! March 16 and 17 at Pelican Bay Hotel.
2011, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) entered
into a three-year partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, to
present a mini fest on Grand Bahama Island.
were three fun years as celebrities including Dennis Haysbert,
Giancarlo Esposito and Joelle Carter participated," said president and
CEO of FLIFF, Gregory von Hausch...
Buju Banton All Access Tickets Sold Out
- Mar 14, 2019 - 10:45:41 AM
Organizers of the upcoming Buju Banton: Long Walk To Freedom concert
confirmed Wednesday that their All-Access tickets are sold out.
Paradise Productions, which is staging the concert, said VIP and Platinum tickets are also moving fast.
concert, slated for March 30, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium,
is expected to attract thousands of fans from all over the world...
91st Oscars® Transcripts and Interview Room Video Clips
- Feb 19, 2019 - 6:50:56 PM
Transcripts of all Oscar® winners' onstage acceptance speeches and
backstage interviews will be distributed via e-mail as they are released
on the night of the telecast (Sunday, February 24). Each email will be
distributed once. Those who submit their subscription request after the
telecast has begun will receive only the transcripts released
The Academy Celebrates Oscar Night® in New York and London
- Feb 18, 2019 - 6:00:44 PM
The Academy will once again host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York
and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar
Sunday, February 24, 2019. The Oscars® will be televised live by the ABC
Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
London will return to a private two-tier screening venue in Soho to view
the 91st Oscars. Guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with
Piper-Heidsieck champagne and espresso martinis, and will watch the
Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen...
Romantic comedy opens at Atlantis
- Feb 15, 2019 - 6:08:14 AM
In a world filled with heartache and heartbreak, nothing provides relief
faster than a good belly laugh that rumbles from down deep within and
doesn’t stop till it roars.
A play opening February 14 at
Atlantis provides just that kind of laughter, a guarantee or your money
back cure-all for anything that’s gone wrong.
Called “The Love
List,” the romantic comedy is a side-splitting running dialogue among
three actors, two old friends who face turning 50 – one of them alone,
the other married...
91st Oscars® Governors Ball Creative Team announced
- Feb 8, 2019 - 8:34:24 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy governor Lois Burwell, event producer
Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will team to create this
year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’
official post-Oscars® celebration, which will immediately follow the
91st Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The Ball’s 1,500 invited
guests include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and other
Round one: Stars line up for the Oscars®
- Feb 4, 2019 - 11:53:20 AM
Oscar® producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn
Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy
Awards®. The show will honor the incredible slate of nominees – from
blockbusters to independent films – and embrace the diversity of the
global movie-going audience. The Oscars® airs live on the ABC Television
Network, February 24, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries
“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous
worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and
performances,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “We want to give the public an
opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all...
Zamar produces four major concerts in a row
- Feb 4, 2019 - 11:40:39 AM
The new year started off with a bang for Zamar productions as the
company was responsible for the world-class lighting, sound and staging
provided for four major concerts scheduled around new year's
celebrations at two of the major hotels in the country.
included: The Jacksons, often referred to as "the first family of soul"
and eight-time Grammy award-winning artist Fergie performing at the
Atlantis Resorts; and The Bahamas own Grammy award-winning band Baha Men
and two-time Grammy award nominee Dua Lipa performing at Bahamar...
The Recording Academy honors Diana Ross and Her Landmark Career on the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards
- Jan 31, 2019 - 9:41:50 AM
The Recording Academy™ has announced a very special performance by Diana
Ross during this year's 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. In what is sure to
be an unforgettable GRAMMY® moment, the Recording Academy will honor the
icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical
accomplishments. Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys,
the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround
sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m.
ET/5:00 p.m. PT...
Recording Academy™ statement on James Ingram
- Jan 29, 2019 - 6:02:16 PM
Two-time GRAMMY® winner James Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer
and songwriter. A 14-time GRAMMY nominee, Ingram earned two GRAMMY
Awards in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "One
Hundred Ways" and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
for "Yah Mo B There," a duet with Michael McDonald. As a songwriter, he
collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including
Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others...
2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Available Now
- Jan 25, 2019 - 9:57:02 AM
The Recording Academy™'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records
announce the release of the 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees album—which is now
available in stores and via all digital retailers.
installment of the best-selling series—now in its 25th year—features 22
GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world's top recording
artists and emerging talent...
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces winners of Research and Preservation Grant Program
- Jan 24, 2019 - 12:42:57 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today the winners of its
Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants
to music institutions, nonprofit organizations, musicologists, and
researchers around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin
music heritage. This year, an eclectic group of institutions and
scholars will receive this support. The four grants, with a maximum
value of $5,000 USD each, support diverse initiatives: The Preservation
Grants fund the archiving and preservation of Latin music and its unique
customs, while the Research Grants support projects that emphasize
historical and anthropological research, in addition to documenting
traditions and Latin folklore...
91st Oscars® Nominations Announced
- Jan 22, 2019 - 8:45:19 AM
Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and
actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars®
nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in
Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the
Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.
and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. PT, and
the remaining 15 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT. For a complete list of
The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage
- Jan 17, 2019 - 10:25:19 AM
Now into its fourth week, word has been spreading through the
entertainment community that the Nassau Night Market (NNM) is a dynamic
platform for upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure. This week,
the NNM stage is being taken over by The Art1st and Geovanni Robinson.
Marshall, who goes by the stage name “The Art1st,” is a 24-year-old
native of Nassau, Bahamas. She is a rapper-singer and has been
performing as a solo music artist for about 2 years...
Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th
- Jan 14, 2019 - 12:19:28 PM
The ultimate Dinner Concert party 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside
at Taino by the Sea, Saturday January 19th, 2018 as the Uppercut 242
Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and resumes at the ultimate
Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea. There'll be a super special
Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials and loads of waterside fun.
will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking
about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic blend of R&B, Classic Rock,
Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian, Disco, Blues and Soca music is
perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping
refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...
Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer
- Dec 20, 2018 - 12:14:06 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine
Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced
today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los
Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly
Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day
management and enhancement of the Academy’s internal organization and
infrastructure, with focus on the Academy Foundation, comprised of the
Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, its educational programs
and the Science and Technology Council...
347 Feature Films in Contention for 2018 Best Picture Oscar®
- Dec 18, 2018 - 3:18:18 PM
Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018
Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To be eligible for 91st Academy Awards
consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture
theater in Los Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of
seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length
motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes...
91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced
- Dec 17, 2018 - 5:20:52 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced
shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories:
Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film,
Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song),
Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. To
download shortlists by category, visit
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards...
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Presents The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship
- Dec 14, 2018 - 10:23:28 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is
accepting applications for the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship
from music students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are
interested in Latin music.
The four-year scholarship, which holds
a maximum value of $200,000 USD, was created five years ago in an
effort to support music education and Latin music genres, and will be
awarded to a student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial
assistance to complete a bachelor’s degree in music...