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Jan 26, 2016, 17:00 ET
Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, Named 2016 Pioneer of the Year!

Universal Pictures' Donna Langley To Be Honored As 2016 Pioneer of the Year

 The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation announced today that Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, will receive the 2016...

Jan 11, 2016, 13:25 ET

The Motion Picture Studio Releases Free Film Industry News App

 The Motion Picture Studio today has announced the release of The Motion Picture Studio news...

Dec 09, 2015, 12:00 ET

Motion Picture & Television Fund Announces New Kirk Douglas Care Pavilion

 In celebration of legendary actor Kirk Douglas' 99th birthday, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) announced plans to build a $35...

Nov 10, 2015, 12:05 ET

MPTF Hosts "What Matters Most" Summit Featuring Scott Simon, Jason Katims, Margaret Nagle and Doc Rivers

MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) is gathering an engaging group of storytellers and subject matter experts at the Montage Beverly Hills...

Apr 11, 2015, 12:00 ET

SMPTE® Announces Public Awareness Campaign

 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), one of the worldwide leaders in motion-imaging standards and...

Oct 29, 2014, 17:00 ET

Highly Anticipated Documentary "THE PRINCIPLE" Opens in Chicago with Multiple Sold-Out Screenings

The controversial and compelling documentary THE PRINCIPLE opened exclusively in Chicago this weekend to sold out crowds and rave reviews from...

Sep 11, 2014, 02:00 ET
S. Merrill Weiss, chair of the SMPTE Working Group on AXF (PRNewsFoto/Society of Motion Picture...)

SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for...

Aug 25, 2014, 15:01 ET

Television's Biggest Stars Celebrate 8th Annual "Evening Before" Benefitting Motion Picture & Television Fund

 Many of television's biggest stars came out to Century Park, CA on Sunday night to celebrate the Eighth Annual "Evening Before" event, which...

May 27, 2014, 20:43 ET

NYC-based Recording Artist Brendan Apollo Signs Multi-Million Dollar Record Deal

New York City-based recording artist Brendan Apollo recently signed a multi-million deal with Young Swaggazar Entertainment (YSE) in collaboration...

Nov 18, 2013, 11:01 ET

Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" Comes To The Place That Started It All -- The Walt Disney Studios In Burbank, California -- For A Special Limited Engagement December 13 - 19

 Disney announced today that for one week only, guests will have the opportunity to see Disney's upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks, " starring Emma...

Sep 04, 2013, 10:42 ET

Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" To Open AFI FEST 2013

 Disney announced today that "Saving Mr. Banks" has been chosen to open AFI FEST 2013, presented by Audi, on Thursday, November 7. The...

Feb 06, 2013, 11:44 ET
Oct 16, 2012, 12:30 ET
Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each Towards The $350 Million MPTF Campaign. Left to right: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen. (Photo by Art Streiber).  (PRNewsFoto/Motion Picture & Television Fund)

Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg And David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each Toward The $350 Million Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign

 In an extraordinary commitment, the three men who created DreamWorks SKG: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, are each...

Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 ET
News Corporation Presents MPTF Campaign with $20 Million Commitment at Fox Studios. Left to right: MPTF Board Member and Chairman of the MPTF Campaign Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, MPTF Foundation Committee Member Michael Douglas, and MPTF Board Member and Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment Jim Gianopulos.  The MPTF Campaign is focused on meeting the needs of current industry workers with charitable programs and services.  (PRNewsFoto/Motion Picture & Television Fund)

News Corporation Joins The $350 Million MPTF Campaign With $20 Million Commitment

The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) announced today a gift of $20 million from News Corporation for its MPTF Campaign.  In...

Jun 05, 2012, 13:00 ET

Barry Diller Donates $30 Million Towards The Recently Announced $350 Million MPTF Campaign

George Clooney, a member of the Motion Picture & Television Fund Board of Directors, today announced that Barry Diller and his family have...

Feb 17, 2012, 13:37 ET

Academy's First New York Oscar® Night Celebration to Benefit FilmAid International

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and humanitarian aid organization FilmAid International will host an Oscar® Night...

May 12, 2011, 10:00 ET

Rave Motion Pictures to Host Job Fair at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza; Plans to Fill 80+ Positions at New Theater in Advance of July Opening

Rave Motion Pictures will kick off a multi-day job fair to fill more than 80 new positions for its new state-of-the-art multiplex theater at the...

Mar 24, 2010, 23:00 ET

Rave Motion Pictures to Show NCAA Final Championship Games LIVE in 3-D

No matter who wins the NCAA Championship, LA's die-hard basketball fans now have something every one of them can rave about. Rave Motion Pictures,...

Jun 11, 2009, 11:30 ET

Disneynature Adds 'OceanWorld 3D' to Its Growing Slate of Theatrical Releases in North America and Mexico

Disneynature has acquired the North American and Mexican distribution rights to the exciting new underwater film "OceanWorld 3D," the first...

Jan 29, 2009, 15:33 ET

Principal Photography Completed on Original Pilot 'PIMP-24/7' (Working Title)

Television Pilot, Starring Gary Sturgis, Antwon Tanner and Coley Speaks, Takes a Daring Look at Pimp Life Principal photography has wrapped in...