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Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Judi Dench will be honored with the Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will attend the festival to collect the award and to present her new movie, “Red Joan.”A longstanding star of stage and screen, Dench has appeared in such films as “Victoria & Abdul,” “Philomena” and “Mrs Brown.” She […]

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Weinstein Threatened to Take ‘Lord of the Rings’ Away From Peter Jackson and Have Quentin Tarantino Direct

Before Peter Jackson teamed up with New Line Cinema on his massive “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, he first started developing his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation at Miramax under the supervision of Harvey Weinstein. But trying to make an expensive fantasy epic with Weinstein proved impossible for Jackson, as is clear in British film […]

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Harvey Weinstein Has Been Working on a Documentary About Himself — and Hanging Out at Olive Garden

Harvey Weinstein’s transition from powerful studio mogul to disgraced butt of award-ceremony jokes was officially completed at last weekend’s Oscars, which the once-ubiquitous executive was not invited to. He was more likely in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a New York Times story on Weinstein’s recent goings on, which include a stint in rehab for sex […]

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Tilda Swinton Joins Doha’s Qumra Masters Lineup

Oscar-winning British actress Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “We Need to Talk about Kevin”) has joined the lineup of star talent who will act as mentors for the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra Masters program. The fourth edition of Qumra Masters, an industry forum that focuses on first- and second-time filmmakers, will be held March 9-14.Swinton joins […]

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