10th Annual Key West Film Festival Announces Official Lineup

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October 21, 2021, Key West, FL – The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announces its official 2021 lineup including major falls films from Jane Campion, Sean Baker, Mike Mills, Pedro Almodovar and Paolo Sorrentino. More than 75 films will be shown during the 5-day festival, which runs November 17-21 and celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

 

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RED ROCKET (Credit A24)

ROCKET (A24), whose director, Sean Baker, will be honored with the prestigious Golden Key Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, along with JOCKEY (Sony Pictures Classics), starring Clifton Collins Jr, which will also see its director, Clint Bentley, honored with the inaugural Golden Key for Breakthrough Florida Filmmaker.

 

BRIAN WILSON LONG ROAD PROMISED (Credit: Screen Media)
BRIAN WILSON LONG ROAD PROMISED (Credit: Screen Media)

The star studded spotlight films will be joined by the previously announced RED Also as previously announced, BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD, will open the festival on November 17 at an outdoor screening under the stars at the Key West Amphitheater. The film will be preceded by the short film BLONDIE: VIVIR EN HABANA, about the celebrated artist’s recent concert in Cuba.

This year’s LGBTQ films, programmed with the assistance of Eugene Hernandez, Director of the New York Film Festival, and Brian Brooks of Cinetic Media, include GREAT FREEDOM, winner of the Jury Prize for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, the Cold War forbidden love story FIREBIRD, and BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY, chronicling the love triangle that resulted from Gloria Swanson’s attempts to adapt “Sunset Boulevard” into a musical and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, which marks his fourth film to play at the festival (I am Divine, Tab Hunter Confidential, The Fabulous Alan Carr).

Documentaries take center stage at the festival this year, which each film featuring a live appearance or event. Award-winning director Penny Lane (Our Nixon, Nuts!, Hail Satan!) will appear with her newest film, LISTENING TO KENNY G ; multiple Gotham Award and Cinema Eye Award nominee Douglas Tirola comes to town with his Leonard Bernstein film, BERNSTEIN’S WALL; Danielle Kummer will cross the pond to appear with ALIEN ON STAGE, about a small town musical of the sci fi classic Alien, and KWFF will host a special wine tasting after the screening of BLIND AMBITION, which follows Zimbabwe’s first team to compete in the international wine tasting tournament.

International films include Academy Award-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s HAND OF GOD and FINAL SET, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

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International films include Academy Award-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s HAND OF GOD and FINAL SET, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

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KWFF 2021 will host additional outdoor events at the Lawn at The Perry Hotel, where a special sing-along edition of the 20th Anniversary of the 2001 film MOULIN ROUGE will be screened along with Eric Clapton’s latest concert film, ERIC CLAPTON: THE LADY IN THE BALCONY. The Perry will also screen a collection of boundary pushing short films prior to a Welcome Party for visiting filmmakers and VIPs on Thursday, November 18.

Florida gets its moment in the sun with an all-day Florida Focus on Sunday, November 21. A collection of award-winning shorts from Key West High School’s Conch 5 Studios – who recently sent NINE films to the National High School Student Film Awards – will be screened in the morning, followed by the 15thanniversary screening of Florida Filmmaking legend Billy Corben’s COCAINE COWBOYS. Corben will participate in a discussion following the screening. The award winning Miami-produced feature LUDI will also screen at the festival.

The festival shines on an Alumni spotlight on Nell Teare’s BOLIVAR. This is her first feature after having won numerous awards for her short films at the festival.

The shorts programs and Florida feature films were curated from over 1000 submissions, with entries from nearly all 50 states and dozens of countries.

Returning programs this year include the 7th annual Critics Panel, in which top film critics will join both in person and virtually Zoom to cover the seismic changes in the industry this year; the sixth annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design awarded to Paul Tazewell for his work in WEST SIDE STORY, making KWFF the only such festival to annual honor this art; Kibbitz with Critics series, in which the curating critic shares one of their favorite films from the last year over brunch. Aguilar will present the charming immigration story LIMBO; and the presentation of the prestigious Critics Prize, given each year to one film across the program as decided upon by participating critics. Past critics have included Kenneth Turan, Jen Yamato and Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, Eric Kohn of Indiewire, Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York and Amy Nicholson of KPCC-LA’s Film Week.

Founder and Chairman of Key West Film Festival Brooke Christian commented: "Commemorating 10 years of the Key West Film Festival is an exciting mile marker! Bringing the best in cinema to the Keys has been a great privilege. The founding principles of KWFF continue to shine brightly in 2021. Focusing on talent homegrown in Florida has been a hallmark throughout the festival’s history. From celebrating the art of Key West students to the accomplishments of a Bill Corben, to a breakthrough director like Clint Bentley, the state will leave a huge footprint on KWFF 2021. The 10th Anniversary will not only feature our best Florida lineup yet, but many of the year’s most acclaimed LGBTQ selections, documentaries, and feature films. It’s so exciting to head to November knowing the many gems that lay ahead for people to discover.”

ABOUT THE KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL

Honoring creativity, diversity, sustainability and beauty, the Key West Film Festival is an annual celebration of film and filmmakers set to take place November 17-21, 2021.

A diverse, entertaining and artistically rigorous selection of films will be represented through a broad array of categories that offer opportunities for filmmakers, both aspiring and established, to commune and exchange ideas while showing their work to audiences in an historic and artistically vibrant tropical paradise.

Films that have been showcased in the last five years of the festival have amassed over SIXTY FIVE Academy Award nominations - five of which were for Best Picture - and 15 Oscar wins, including two for Best Picture (Spotlight and Shape of Water ).

For more information, visit our website: https://kwfilmfest.com
Twitter - @keywestfilmfest
Instagram - @keywestfilmfestival
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WILL PACKER TO PRODUCE THE 94TH OSCARS®

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THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, 2022, ON ABC

Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today. It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres. He’s already bringing a boundless energy and a focus on innovation to this year’s Oscars, to entertain the widest spectrum of fans. Many wonderful surprises ahead!” said Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

“The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me. I’m fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life. What an honor!” said Packer.

“There is no one better than Will Packer to celebrate our collective love for cinema,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Will is a world-class hitmaker and the ideal producer to capture the prestige of The Oscars and deliver a powerful and moving event.”

Packer has produced or executive produced a wide range of movies, including such films as “The Photograph,” “Little,” “What Men Want,” “Night School,” “Breaking In,” “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along 2,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “No Good Deed,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man,” “Takers,” “Obsessed” and “Stomp the Yard.” His television credits include “That Girl Lay Lay,” “Blackballed,” “Ambitions,” “Bigger,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Uncle Buck” and the remake of “Roots,” for which he received an Emmy nomination. He is the founder and CEO of film production company Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, a television, digital and branded content company.

Shayla Cowan, chief of staff of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, will serve as co-producer alongside Packer. Cowan manages and oversees all the operational activities of both companies, advises on marketing, communications and business strategies, and provides support on the development and production of the company’s films, television and digital programming.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

 

High Octane Pictures Dark Comedy “Stealing Chaplin” on Prime Video

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A stylistic half-sibling to the works of The Coen Brothers, Guy Ritchie, Elmore Leonard, and Martin McDonagh, this film appeals to much of the same vast audiences who turned “Fargo,” “In Burges,” "Snatch," "Raising Arizona," “The Big Lebowski,” and “Mindhunter” into massively successful cult classics with a dark comedy inspired by a true story about two brothers who dig up and steal the corpse of Charlie Chaplin. Filmed on the legendary strip, Freemont Street and the 27 acre ranch of Mr. Las Vegas Himself Wayne Newton, the film honors the spirit of Las Vegas in true cinematic fashion.

“Stealing Chaplin” became the first comedy feature film to auction collectible NFT’s earlier this summer. Embracing the NFT world with not one but fifteen unique collectible NFT’s for auction providing comedic content crafted directly from the acclaimed diabolical dark comedy “Stealing Chaplin.” We also greatly appreciate your what's streaming, review and interview consideration for this comedic caper -- a slapstick a homage to Chaplin himself.

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he film stars Simon Phillips (“Age of the Living Dead, “ No Easy Days”), Doug Phillips (“Not All Who Wander,” “Butchers”), Al Sapienza (“The Sopranos,” “House of Cards,” “Suits”), Peter Woodward (“The Patriot,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “Babylon“), Ken Bressers (“The Nights Before Christmas,” “The United Nations of Horror”), Anne-Carolyn Binette (“Age of The Living Dead,” “The Scarlet Vultures,” “Butchers”), Liliana Vargas (“Make Mo Money,” “Sara Did It”), the cinematic debut of Bianca Katz, and Mr. Las Vegas Himself Wayne Newton. Inspired by real events, two Las Vegas based con men dig up and steal the corpse of comedian Charlie Chaplin in order to ransom it. With the theft gaining the world’s attention and the reward rising daily, soon every local lowlife, criminal and dirty cop wants a piece of the action.

Film Synopsis: Inspired by real events, two Las Vegas based con men dig up and steal the corpse of comedian Charlie Chaplin in order to ransom it. With the theft gaining the world’s attention and the reward rising daily, soon every local lowlife, criminal and dirty cop wants a piece of the action.

Where to follow the film and its journey:
Facebook:
Instagram: @StealingChaplin
Twitter: @StealingChaplin

View Trailer Below!

Terry Crews Receives 2,699th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Terry Crews recived the 2,699th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, July 30th, which happens to be his 53rd birthday.

The emcee for the event was Nicole Mihalka, Chairperson of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. On hand to celebrate Crews' big day was Howie Mandel and Tichina Arnold.

Crews began his career with an art to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and later received an Art Excellence and full-ride athletic football scholarship to . He stars in the NBC series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine, hosts another NBC series favorite "America's Got Talent. He has appeared on three hit TV series that aired for over
100-episodes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, "Are We There Yet? and "Everybody Hates Chris".

His new star is located in front of Eastown at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.

Marla Gibbs Receives the 2,698th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Marla Gibbs Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Yevette Renee

Legendary and iconic actress Marla Gibbs was honored with the 2,698th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

The emcee for today's event was Rana Ghadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And there to help celebrate Marla Gibbs was Mr. Hollywood, Norman Lear and the truly funny and talented Tisha Campbell.

The other celebrities celebrating Marla where, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kim Whitley, Sherry Sheppard.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Gibbs later moved to Los Angeles, California with her three children where she eventually pursued a career in entertainment.

To prepare herself for her new career she studied at the Performing Arts Society of Los Angeles and took classes at Mafundi Institure and the Watts Writers Workshop.

Gibbs breakout role was as the funny and fiesty maid Florence on Norman Lear's CBS televison show 'The Jeffersons'. After that huge success, she was given the opportunity to bring her original stage play '227' to CBS, where she received credit as Executive Producer.

Gibbs is the co-writer of the theme song for '227' and it is her beautiful voice that is heard singing.

The eight-time NAACP Image Award winner was responsible, along with her daughter, Angela, for bring the Crossroad Theater and Acting school to the community.

Marla was instrumental in providing a place for jazz artist  to showcase the art of music at her renowned jazz supper club 'Marla's Memory Lane.

WARNER BROS. PICTURES‘ SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY PRESENTS…THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL TRIBUTE AWARD HONORS

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The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced today it will broadcast its 29th annual Tribute Award Honors Show virtually throughout the world through its partnership with Facebook streaming Live exclusively on the PAFF Facebook page Thu., July 22 7:00 PM-9:00 PM PT. Watch the livestream on PAFF's Facebook page here. The PAFF Awards Show is presented by Warner Bros. Pictures’ Space Jam: A New Legacy available in theaters JULY 16th and on HBO Max.

For nearly 30 years, PAFF has showcased films from all parts of the world, representing such countries as Angola, Nigeria, Jamaica, New Zealand, Rwanda, Canada, Mozambique, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Fiji, Mexico, the U.K., South Africa, England, Japan, France and of course, the United States. With the pulse on the international film market, PAFF has opened the minds of its audiences, and transported them to far-away places and back home again.

“Over the years, filmmakers the world over have become more sophisticated in telling their stories,” says Asantewa Olatunji, the director of programming for PAFF. “In our ever-shrinking world, it is so important to understand the experiences and points of views of diverse peoples and cultures.”

This year's awards show will feature the following honors and talent:

JURY AWARDS

Shola Adewusi
Shola Adewusi

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
presented by Shola Adewusi
(BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, WB TV & CBS)

Vernee Watson
Vernee Watson

BEST DOCUMENTARY
presented by Vernee Watson
(BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, WB TV & CBS)

Tory Kittles
Tory Kittles

BEST 1ST FEATURE
presented by Tory Kittles
(The Equalizer, NBCUniversal & CBS)

Thomas Q. Jones

BEST 1ST DOCUMENTARY
presented by Thomas Q. Jones
(Johnson, Bounce TV)

FOLAKE OLOWOFOYEKU
FOLAKE OLOWOFOYEKU

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
presented by Folake Olowofoyeku
(BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, WB TV & CBS)

YOUTH VISIONARY AWARD

Awarded to young filmmakers and content creators whose work shows a promising young start from their storytelling to their content creating styles.
YOUTH VISIONARY AWARD is a new award this year.

BEAH RICHARDS AWARD

Awarded to up-and-coming female actors whose body of work thus far exemplifies a positive and uplifting Black image and experience. Past winners of the BEAH RICHARDS AWARD include Tessa Thompson and Regina King.

CANADA LEE AWARD

Awarded to up-and-coming male actors whose body of work thus far exemplifies a positive and uplifting Black image and experience. Past winners of the CANADA LEE AWARD include Idris Elba, David Oyelowo and Nate Parker.

DJELI AWARD

Awarded to writers, directors, producers, actors, musicians, and promoters. In Pan African cultures, a DJELI is a storyteller, a historian, one who carries the culture and maintains the history. DJELI is a new award.

JA’NET DUBOIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Awarded to actors whose body of work and achievements exemplify Black excellence. Past winners of the JA’NET DUBOIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD include Alfre Woodard, Forest Whitaker, and Phylicia Rashad.

This year, PAFF competitions included over 65 World premiere titles and over 29 US premieres.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th Pan African Film Festival Tribute Award Honors Show will be held virtually on-line and on-demand exclusively via Facebook Live. The virtual component allows PAFF to reach a global audience. More information can be found at www.paff.org.

The 30th PAFF will take place February 8-21, 2022.

ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Looking forward to its 30th Anniversary, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), is America’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival. Each year, it screens more than 200 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada and increasingly Asia. In conjunction with its simultaneous Art Showcase, PAFF holds the distinction of being the largest Black History Month event in the US.

PAFF was founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon”), the beloved Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona in the TV series “Good Times”) and executive director, Ayuko Babu, an international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in African Affairs. PAFF is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art, and other creative expressions.

The goal of PAFF is to present and showcase the broad range of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive and images, help to destroy negative stereotypes, and depict an expanded, realistic vision of the Black experience. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understandings and foster communications between people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serves as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our time.

For more information, please visit www.paff.org or email info@paff.org.

Marla Gibbs to Receive Walk of Fame Star

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Iconic actress Marla Gibbs to receive the 2,698th star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021  at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

90 year-young, Gibbs starred as Florence on The Jeffersons and later as Mary Jenkins on 227. Television roles that have endured fans over the many generations.

The ceremony will be emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Rana Bhadban.

The guests speakers will include Tisha Campbell, who starred in the television series Martin and My Wife and Kids, and more.

OTT.X ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL IMPACT AWARDS

Streaming Video Industry trade association OTT.X seeks nominations for original online programming that inspires positive action and promotes acceptance and equality.

 

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OTT.X, the industry trade association supporting the OTT streaming ecosystem, has opened submissions for the second annual OTT.X Impact Awards. The OTT.X Impact Awards is a program created by and for the over-the-top streaming industry to recognize creators, producers, platforms and channels who are using the power of streaming video to make a positive impact. Submissions are being accepted from June 23 through September 30, 2021 for audio visual works that premiere and are distributed through OTT channels and platforms. Nominations will be announced on November 9 and winners will be announced at the Impact Awards Ceremony to be held on December 9, 2021.

“Our industry has the attention of millions of people globally,” said Mark Fisher, OTT.X President and CEO. “The stories we tell, messages we send and truths we reveal have the power to change the world. Using this power to promote understanding, acceptance, equality and to inspire positive action is a responsibility that OTT.X and our membership are committed to.” Paul Colichman, CEO of Here Media and OTT.X Impact Awards Steering Committee Chair commented, “As streaming transforms the entertainment landscape it also democratizes video content distribution. This allows for more programs that focus on social justice, equality, kindness and compassion.”

The inaugural OTT.X Impact Awards was held virtually on December 10, 2020 and recognized three winners including Here Media’s “Girls Voices Now - ‘Not Quite Here, Not Quite There’” for Impactful Short Title, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s “Going From Broke’ for Impactful Series, and Passion River’s “Intelligent Lives” for Impactful Full-Length Feature.

What: Second annual OTT.X Impact Awards – Recognizing content and innovation in the OTT streaming industry that inspires positive action and promotes acceptance of and equality for all people.

How to Apply: Visit https://www.entmerch.org/impact-awards/

Key Dates:

Submissions open – June 23
Submissions close – September 30
Nominations announced – November 9
Awards Ceremony / Winners Announced – December 9
Qualifications: Content must premiere on an OTT channel or platform, maintain exclusive availability via OTT distribution and be available in the US for at least 3 weeks. Qualifying period is the twelve-months ending September 30, 2021.

For more information as well as content submissions visit the OTT.X Impact Awards site; https://ottximpactawards.org/

About OTT.X

OTT.X is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the multi-billion home entertainment industry. OTT.X-member companies operate business that engage in or support the commercial OTT distribution of audiovisual entertainment. Membership comprises the full spectrum of the ecosystem, including digital retailers, MVPDs, AVOD and SVOD networks and channels, platforms, companies creating and/or distributing content for these channels of distribution, and companies providing services or technology for the use of others in this community. OTT.X (formerly EMA) was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

To learn more, go to www.ottx.org.

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2022 List of Walk of Fame Honorees

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Selection Panel have announced the 38 new honorees to the 2022 Hollywood Walk of Fame.

MOTION PICTURES:
Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous)

TELEVISION:
Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson

RECORDING:
Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled,
Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous)

LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:
Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Angelica Vale

RADIO:
Richard Blade

New category, Sports Entertainment:
Michael Strahan

About:
The man credited with the idea for creating a Walk of Fame, was E. M. Stuart, who served in 1953 as the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In that year, according to a Chamber press release he proposed the Walk as a means to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” He appointed a committee to begin fleshing out the idea and the architectural firm of Periera and Luckman was employed to develop some specific proposals. Where the original idea came from is not certain; however, the ceiling of the dining room of the historic Hollywood Hotel once had stars painted on the ceiling with the names of celebrities and that may have been a precursor of the idea to place stars in the sidewalks.

View Some of TCM Classic Film Festival Programming

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2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Begins on Thursday, May 6th through Sunday, May 9th at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.

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FAME. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021

Debbie Allen discusses Fame at TCMFF

Fame (1980) airs on TCM during the TCM Classic Film Festival on Sunday, May 9, at 11:45pm ET with an introduction from star Debbie Allen.

Lisa Rinna discusses A Star is Born at TCMFF

A Star is Born (1954) is available on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring a conversation with actress and entrepreneur Lisa Rinna.

Martin Scorsese discusses Goodfellas at TCMFF

Goodfellas (1990) is available on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 5pm PT and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring a conversation with director Martin Scorsese.

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Charles Burnett and Billy Woodberry discuss the L.A. Rebellion

This collection will be on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival. This late 1960s-early 1990s independent film movement was founded by Black film students at UCLA, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and Billy Woodberry and features influences by African cinema and Italian neo-realism. Festival Extras for this collection include a conversation about the L.A. Rebellion with TCM Host Jacqueline Stewart and filmmakers Billy Woodberry and Charles Burnett

Jet Jockeys in Love: The Making of Chain Lightning with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt

Chain Lightning (1950) will be on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival. Extras to the film on HBO Max will include Jockeys in Love: The Making of Chain Lightning with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt.

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West Side Story. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021.

West Side Story Reunion

Opening Night of the TCM Classic Film Festival will be a 60th Anniversary Screening of West Side Story with stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The Opening Night event premieres on both TCM and HBO Max on May 6th at 8pm ET.

TCMFF’s SF Sketchfest Presents Plan 9 From Outer Space Table Read – Adapted By Dana Gould

The television premiere of this table read of Plan 9 From Outer Space airs on TCM during the TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, May 7, at 8:00pm ET. Features Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Oscar Nuñez, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, David Koechner, Janet Varney, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Gary Anthony Williams, Baron Vaughn, Deborah Baker Jr. and Kat Aagesen.

Jacqueline Bisset discusses Bullitt with TCM Host Eddie Muller

Bullitt (1968) will air on TCM on Saturday, May 8, at 5:45pm ET. It will also be available on HBO Max as part of the Essentials collection starting on Thursday, May 6, at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival.

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Bulitt-Jacqueline Bissett. Photo: TCM Classic Movie Classic 2021

2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, May 6th through Sunday, May 9th at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.

View Turner Classic Movies Schedule

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For more information, please visit http://filmfestival.tcm.com

View trailer below of the clips of the main programs at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.

With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles.

In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can also enjoy a TCM curated classics experience on HBO Max.

About HBO Max

HBO Max® is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform initially launched in the United States in May 2020.

This year, it will expand into Latin America and the HBO-branded streaming services in Europe (the Nordics, Spain, Central Europe, the Baltics and Portugal) will be upgraded to HBO Max.