Politics 2018: Oscar Winner Portman Clarifies Rejection of Israeli Award

I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony. By the same token, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it,” she wrote, referring to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions group that protests Israel over its treatment of Palestinians and the West Bank–Portman

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Jury Members–Gender Parity

Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Denis Villeneuve and actors Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux will serve on the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Fest, which runs from May 8 to May 19.

Tavianni, Vittorio: Paolo’s Borther, Cannes Fest Winners for Padre Padrone Dies at 88

Italian director Vittorio Taviani, member of the multiple award-winning Taviani brothers (Padre Padrone), has died at 88 after a long illness.

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Solo–A Star Wars Story World Premiere

Solo: A Star Wars Story will world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest next month.

Bochco, Steven: Creator of Acclaimed TV Series Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue Dies at 74

Steven Bochco, a producer who is best known for such series as Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, which helped define the modern TV drama, has died. He was 74.