Thursday, January 17, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from January 13th to 19th, 2019 - Update #18

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MOVIES - From TheWrap:  The J.R.R. Tolkien biographical film, "Tolkien," is set for release May 10, 2019.  Nicholas Hoult will play Tolkien, the creator of "The Lord of the Rings."

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Lionsgate and Hasbro's film based on the game, "Monopoly," will star Kevin Hart and be directed by Tim Story, who directed Hart in the "Ride Along" films.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  The race to win J.J. Abrams and his "Bad Robot" company may be close to an end.

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MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Jason Reitman reportedly will direct the next installment of the "Ghostbusters" franchise, this one set in the "original universe" of the 1983 and 1989 films.

From Newsarama:  Jason Reitman's "secret Ghostbusters" project already has a teaser trailer.  Reitman's father, Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 1980s "Ghostbusters" films, will produce the new film (which is set for 2020), which is apparently set in the "original universe" of films.

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AWARDS - From Variety:  2019 USC Libraries Scripter Award nominations have been announced.  "Black Panther" is one of the nominees.

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TECH - From Wired:  MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder

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MOVIES - From THR:  Jon Bernthal ("The Punisher") and Vera Farmiga ("The Conjuring") joins "The Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark."

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MOVIES - From ThePlaylist:  Director David Cronenberg is prepping a sequel to his most excellent 2007 film, "Eastern Promises," with star Viggo Mortensen returning.

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  HBO is rebooting the classic TV series, "Perry Mason," and have tapped Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") to play Mason.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Liza Minnelli giver a rare endorsement of the biographical musical about her mother, Judy Garland, entitled "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz."  Of course you know that Garland was Minnelli's mother.

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STAR TREK - From Deadline:   "Star Trek: Discovery's" Philippa Georgiou (played by actor Michelle Yeoh) is getting her own "Star Trek" TV spin-off.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 1/11 to 1/13/2019 weekend box office is "The Upside" with an estimated box office haul of $19.59 million.

From Variety:  "Bumblebee" leads the international box office with a $35.6 million.

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TELEVISION - From TheWrap:  HBO announces that April 14, 2019 will be the premiere date for first episode of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones."

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AWARDS - From Variety:  The winners of the 24th annual Critics Choice Awards have been announced.  "Roma" wins "best picture" and "best director" awards.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") is set to direct Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America 2,"  Brewer just completed "Dolemite is My Name," which also stars Murphy.

OBITS:

From People:  Iconic Broadway star, Carol Channing, has died at the age of 97, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  Channing is known for her role in iconic Broadway musicals, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!" (for which she won a Tony Award).  She received an Oscar nomination for her role in the film, "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

From Variety:  Filmmaker and choreographer, Jo Andres, died at the age of 64, Monday, January 7, 2019.  Andres, who was married to acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi for 31 years, choreographed actor Stanley Tucci's directorial effort, "The Imposters" (1998) and directed the film, "Black Kites" (1996).


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alicia Keys to Host 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Fifteen-Time GRAMMY® Winner Alicia Keys to Host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Music's Biggest Night® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Click Here For Alicia Keys Announcement

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy," said Keys. "I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It's going 'UP' on February 10!"

"A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY Awards."

"Alicia is one of those rare artists who meld true musical genius with heartfelt emotional lyrics to create a unique approach to everything she does. We have no doubt that she'll bring all of that as she guides millions of GRAMMY viewers through what we believe will be a very special show in February," said longtime GRAMMY Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.

Keys is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/ television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.


ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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A "Star Wars" Link-o-Rama 2019 by Negromancer

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COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics' "Age of Rebellion" line of Star Wars comic books will include Jabba and Moff Tarkin comic books, among others.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

USC Libraries Reveals 31st Annual Scripter Award Nominations

USC Libraries Name Finalists for 31st-Annual Scripter Awards

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The USC Libraries have named the finalists for the 31st-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

  •     Screenwriters Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole for “Black Panther,” based on the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  •     Screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and author Lee Israel for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  •     Screenwriters Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, and David Schneider for “The Death of Stalin,” based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin
  •     Screenwriter Barry Jenkins and author James Baldwin for “If Beale Street Could Talk
  •     Screenwriters Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Leave No Trace” based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock

Due to a tie in the nominating round, the writers of six television shows and their printed source material will vie for the Scripter Award this year. The finalist writers for television are, in alphabetical order by series title:

  •     Tom Rob Smith, for the episode “The Man Who Would Be Vogue” from “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” and author Maureen Orth for the nonfiction book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History”
  •     Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder, for the episode “Holly” from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and author Margaret Atwood
  •     Dan Futterman and Ali Selim, for the episode “9/11” from “The Looming Tower,” and author Lawrence Wright
  •     David Nicholls for the episode “Bad News,” from “Patrick Melrose,” based on the series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn
  •     Marti Noxon for the episode “Vanish,” from “Sharp Objects,” and author Gillian Flynn
  •     Russell T Davies, for “A Very English Scandal,” and author John Preston

Chaired by USC professor and past president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2019 Scripter selection committee selected the finalists from a field of 90 film and 55 television adaptations.

Serving on the selection committee, among many others, are film critics Leonard Maltin, Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan; authors Lisa Belkin, Nalo Hopkinson and Michael Ondaatje; screenwriters Mark Fergus, Larry Karaszewski and Erin Cressida Wilson; producers Brad Simspon and Jennifer Todd; and USC deans Elizabeth Daley of the School of Cinematic Arts and Catherine Quinlan of the USC Libraries.

The studios distributing the finalist films and current publishers of the printed works are:

    “Black Panther”—Disney and Marvel Comics
    “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”—Fox Searchlight and Simon & Schuster
    “The Death of Stalin”—IFC Films and Titan Comics
    “If Beale Street Could Talk”—Annapurna Pictures and Vintage International
    “Leave No Trace”—Bleecker Street and Mariner Books

The networks and streaming platforms broadcasting the finalist television series and current publishers of the original printed works are:

    “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”—FX and Bantam Books
    “The Handmaid’s Tale”—Hulu and Anchor
    “The Looming Tower”—Hulu and Penguin Random House
    “Patrick Melrose”—Showtime and Picador
    “Sharp Objects”—HBO and Broadway Books
    “A Very English Scandal”—Amazon Studios and Other Press

The USC Libraries will announce the winning authors and screenwriters at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in the historic Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California. Since 1988, Scripter has honored the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. In 2016, the USC Libraries inaugurated a new Scripter award, for television adaptation. Television and film finalists compete in separate categories.

For more information about Scripter—including ticket availability, additional sponsorship opportunities, and an up-to-date list of sponsors—please email scripter@usc.edu or visit scripter.usc.edu.

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Marvel Studios Negromancer Link-o-Rama - 2019 - Update #7

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SPIDER-MAN - From YouTube:  First official trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which is due July 5, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From THR:  How "Captain Marvel" is being positioned as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

DISNEY+ - From THR:  The streaming service, Disney+, has found a showrunner for its "Vision and Scarlet Witch" series (formerly "Scarlet Witch).  He is "Captain Marvel" co-screenwriter, Jac Schaeffer.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Both Kevin Feige and Oscar-winner Adam McKay ready to talk about a "Silver Surfer" movie.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Newsarama:  Kevin Feige says "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" is still happening, although when is yet to be determined.

STREAMING - From WeGotThisCovered:  Disney's upcoming streaming service, "Disney+" will be a major part of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" going forward, according to Marvel head honcho, Kevin Feige.

BLACK PANTHER - From SlashFilm:  "Black Panther" earns a "best picture" nominations at the 30th Producers Guild Awards.  Winners will be announced Jan.19th.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama:  AARP has released its list of nominees for its annual "Movies For Grownups Awards," which honor films the organization feels appeal to their older demographic. Among the announcements are a pair of nominations for Marvel Studios' 2018 blockbuster Black Panther - "Best Ensemble" category, which honors the entire cast of the winning film, and "Best Supporting Actress" for Angela Bassett's performance as Queen Raimonda.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama: Black Panther's Letitia Wright has been nominated for the EE British Academy Film Awards' (BAFTA) "EE Rising Star Award."


TRAILERS:

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Marvel:  Here is the first trailer from "Avengers: Endgame," formerly "Avengers 4."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Marvel:  Here is the first official trailer for Marvel Studios next film, "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film arrives in theaters March 8, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YouTube:  Captain Marvel official trailer #2 (released Monday, December 3, 2018).


Negromancer Watches 2018-2019 Movie Award Season - Update #22

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So welcome to the heat of the 2018-2019 movie award season that will culminate on Sunday, February 24, 2019 with the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on the ABC Television Network.  The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

On this page, I will include links to the announcement of 2018-19 award nominations and winners from various film critics groups, film societies, trade unions and guilds, and media organizations, that name their best of the year film lists annually, some having done so for decades.

African-American Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 African-American Film Critics Association Awards announced.  "Black Panther" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Black Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 BFCC Awards were announced.  "Black Panther" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Black Reel Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  The nominations for the 19th annual Black Reel Awards have been announced.  Winners will be announced Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019.

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AARP:
From Deadline:  The nominations for the 2019 / 18th Annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards have been announced.   Winners will be announced on February 15, 2019 during a ceremony to air on PBS.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists:
From AwardsWatch:  The AWFJ announces the nominees for its 2018 EDA Awards.

From AwardsWatch:  The AWFJ announces the winners of the 2018 EDA Awards.  "Roma" is named "Best Film of 2018."

Annie Awards:
From Variety:  46th annual Annie Awards nominations - for achievements in animation in film, television, video games, VR productions, and on the web.  Winners announced Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2019 by ASIFA-Hollywood.

Atlanta Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards winners announced.  "The Favourite" named best film of 2018.

Austin Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 AACA Awards nominations were announced.  The winners will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 AACA Award winners have been announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" named "Best Picture of 2018.

BAFTAs:
From BAFTA:  The EE British Academy Film Awards have announced the nominations for their 2019 / 72nd annual awards.

Boston Online Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 BOFCA Awards were announced.  "You Were Never Really Here" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Boston Society of Film Critics:
From AwardsWatch:   The winners of the 2018 BSFC Awards were announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" was named "Best Film" of 2018.

British Independent Film Awards:
From BIFA:  2018 British Film Awards nominations announced.  Winners announced Sunday, December 2, 2018.

From BIFA:  2018 BIFA Award winners announced Sunday, December 2, 2018.  "The Favorite" named "Best British Independent Film."

Chicago Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 CFCA Awards nominations announced.  Winners will be announced Saturday night, December 8th.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 CFCA Awards winners announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Cinema Eye Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 Cinema Eye Awards nominations announced for achievement in nonfiction film.  Winners announced Jan. 10th, 2019.

Columbus Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The CFCA Awards were announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Critics' Choice Awards:
From THR:  2019 Critics' Choice Awards (from the Broadcast Film Critics Association) nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Sunday, January 13, 2019.

From Variety:  2019/ 24th Critics Choice Awards winner have been announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Awards were announced.  "A Star is Born" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Denver Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The Denver Film Critics Society has named the nominees for its 2019 awards.  The winners will be announced Monday, January 14, 2019.

Detroit Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards nominations announced.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards winners announced, Monday, December 3rd, 2018.  "Eighth Grade" named "Best Film."

Directors Guild of America:
From Deadline:  The 2019 / 71st annual Director Guild Awards nominations in feature film director and first-time feature film director  were announced.  The winners will be announced February 2, 2019.

From Deadline:  The 2019 / 71st annual Director Guild Awards nominations in the TV, documentary, and commercial categories were announced.  The winners will be announced February 2, 2019.

Dorian Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the nominees for the 10th annual Dorian Awards.  The winners will be announced Saturday, January 12, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 10 annual Dorian Awards winners were announced.  "The Favourite" named "Film of the Year" (2018).

European Film Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  31st European Film Award nominations announced. Winners announced Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

From TheWrap:  The winners at the 31st European Film Awards have been announced.  Pawel Pawlikowski's "Cold War" has won "Best European Film of 2018."

Film Independent Spirit Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced - formerly known as the "Independent Spirit Awards"  Winners announced Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Florida Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 FFCC Awards nominations were announced.  Winners to be announced Friday, December 21, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 FFCC Awards announced.  "The Favourite" wins "Best Picture of 2018."

Georgia Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The nominations for the 2019 GFCA Awards were announced.  The winners will be announced Friday, January 11, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2019 GFCA Awards winners were announced.  "A Star is Born" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

GOLDEN GLOBES:
From Variety:  The winners at the 2019 / 76th Golden Globes awards were announced.  "Bohemian Rhapsody" was named "Best Motion Picture-Drama of 2018" and "Green Book" won "Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical of 2018."

Gotham Awards:
From IFP:  Nominations announced for the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards on October 19, 2018.

From IFP:  Winners announced for the 28th annual "IFP Gotham Awards" on November 26, 2018.  "The Rider" named "Best Feature of 2018."

Hollywood Music in Media Awards:
From Variety:  9th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards winners announced November 14, 2018.  The HMMAs honor internationally produced music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers released between Oct. 1 of the prior year and Dec. 31 of the current year.

Houston Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 HFCS Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced, Thursday, January 3, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 HFCS Awards were announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Indiana Film Journalists Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 IFJA Awards were announced.  "The Hate U Give" was named "Best Film" of 2018.

International Documentary Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 IDA Awards announced.  "Minding the Gap" named "Best Feature" winner.

Iowa Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 IFCA Awards announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Kansas City Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 KCFCC Awards were announced.  "Roma" and "The Favorite" tied for "Best Picture" of 2018.

Las Vegas Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 LVFCS Awards have been announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

London Critics Circle:
From THR:  The nominations for the 2019 London Critics Circle Film Awards have been announced.  The winners will be announced January 20, 2019.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association:
From LAFCA:  The winners of the 2018 LAFCA Awards have been announced.  "Roma" was named Picture of 2018."

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 LAOFCS Awards were announced.  "The Hate U Give" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

National Board of Review:
From NBR:  National Board of Review 2018 award winners announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Film."

National Society of Film Critics:
From TheWrap:  The NSFC has named its 53rd annual film awards.  The group named "The Rider" the "Best Picture of 2018."

Nevada Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The NFCS Awards have been announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Film of 2018."

New York Film Critics Circle:
From THR:  The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for the year 2018 have been announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

New York Film Critics Online:
From Deadline:  The New York Film Critics Online have announced their 2018 awards. "Roma" named "Best Picture" of 2018.

North Carolina Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NCFCA Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NCFCA awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Narrative Film"

North Texas Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NTFCA Awards were announced.  "Green Book" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 OFCC Awards winners were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Online Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 22nd OFCS Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

From FilmPulse:  The 22nd OFCS Awards winners were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Movie of 2018."

Phoenix Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 PCC Awards nominations have been announced.  The winners will be announced Saturday, December 15, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 PCC Awards winners were announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Big Picture" of 2018.

Phoenix Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 PFCS Awards were announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Producers Guild of America:
From Deadline:  The Producers Guild announced the nominations for its 30th annual PGA Awards, listing nominees for the year’s best-produced works in motion pictures, television and short-form categories. The awards will be presented January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton.

From AwardsWatch:  The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced seven finalists for the PGA award for "Documentary Feature."  2019 Producers Guild Awards winners announced January 19, 2019.

St. Louis Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SLFCA Awards nominations have been announced.  Winners will be named December 17, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SLFCA Awards winners were announced.  "A Star is Born" named "Best Film" of 2018.

San Diego Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards were announced.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards were announced.  "Leave No Trace" named "Best Picture of 2018."

San Francisco Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards nominations announced.  Winners announced Sunday, Dec. 9th.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SFFCC Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Satellite Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  23rd Annual Satellite Awards (presented by International Press Academy) were announced.

Seattle Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards nominations announced.  Winners to be announced Monday, December 17, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 SFCS Awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of the Year" for 2018.

Southeastern Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 SEFCA Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Film" of 2018.

Toronto Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 TFCA Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

USC Scripter Awards:
From Negromancer:  USC Libraries announced the nominees for the 2019 / 31st Annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards.  The winners will be announced Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Utah Film Critics:
From AwardsWatch:  The Utah Film Critics announced their 2018 film awards.  "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Vancouver Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  Nominations for the 2018 VFCC Awards were announced.  Winners will be announced Monday, December 17, 2018.

From THR:  2018 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards announced.  "Roma" is named "Best Picture of 2018."

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association:
From AwardsDaily:  2019 Washington D.C. Area Films Critics Association Awards nominees announced.

From AwardsWatch:  2019 WDCAFCA Awards winner announced.  "Roma" named best film of 2018.

Women Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:   2018 Women Film Critics Circle Awards nominations have been announced.

From ShockYa:  2018 Women Film Critics Circle Award winners announced. "The Favourite" was named "Best Movie About Women."

Writers Guild of America:
From TheWrap:  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announces the nominees for its 2019 Writers Guild Awards in the film, documentary, and video game categories.  The Writers Guild Awards ceremony will be held February 17, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  Nominations for the 2019 WGA Awards for achievement in television have been announced.  Nominees for film will be announced January 7, 2019.


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Best Picture of 2018 win count:

Black Panther - 2 wins (African-American Film Critics Association; Black Film Critics Circle)

Bohemian Rhapsody - 1 win (Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Drama)

Cold War - 1 win (European Film Awards)

Eighth Grade - 1 win (Detroit Film Critics Society)

The Favourite - 9 wins (Atlanta Film Critics Circle; British Independent Film Awards; Florida Film Critics Society; Houston Film Critics Society; Iowa Film Critics Association; Kansas City Film Critics Circle(tie); Phoenix Critics Circle; The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics; Women Film Critics Circle)

Green Book - 5 wins (Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical; National Board of Review; Nevada Film Critics Society; North Texas Film Critics Association; Phoenix Film Critics Society)

The Hate U Give - 2 wins (Indiana Film Journalists Association; Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society)

If Beale Street Could Talk - 3 wins (Austin Film Critics Association; Boston Society of Film Critics; Columbus Film Critics Association)

Leave No Trace - 1 win (San Diego Film Critics Society)

The Rider - 2 wins (Gotham Awards; National Society of Film Critics)

ROMA - 18 wins (Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Austin Film Critics Circle; Chicago Film Critics Association; Critics Choice Awards; Kansas City Film Critics Circle (tie); Las Vegas Film Critics Circle; Los Angeles Film Critics Association; New York Film Critics Circle; New York Film Critics Online; North Carolina Film Critics Association; Online Film Critics Society; Philadelphia Film Critics Circle; San Francisco Film Critics Circle; Southeastern Film Critics Association; Seattle Film Critics Society; Toronto Film Critics Association; Vancouver Film Critics Circle; Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 1 win (Utah Film Critics)

A Star is Born - 3 wins (Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association; Georgia Film Critics Associaiton; St. Louis Film Critics Association)

You Were Never Really Here - 1 win (Boston Online Film Critics Association)

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From TheNewYorker:  Critic Richard Brody's "best films of 2018" list.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

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NOV180209    AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #1 CVR A WHEATLEY    $3.99
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SEP180305    WORLD OF TANKS TP CITADEL    $16.99

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DC COMICS

NOV180552    A VERY DC VALENTINES DAY TP    $16.99
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DYNAMITE

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IDW PUBLISHING

SEP180696    DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #3 (OF 4) CVR A ALLRED    $3.99
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Image Comics from Diamond Distributors for January 16, 2019

IMAGE COMICS

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Marvel Comics from Diamond Distributors for January 16, 2019

MARVEL COMICS

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COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

James Wan’s unstoppable DC Super Hero adventure held the #1 position in the world four weeks in a row internationally and the top spot for three weeks in North America

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” has stormed the box office, taking in more than $1 billion worldwide in just over one month since it reigned supreme in its first market, China. The announcement was made today by Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

    “We’re thrilled audiences around the world have embraced ‘Aquaman’ in such a big, big way”

“We’re thrilled audiences around the world have embraced ‘Aquaman’ in such a big, big way,” said Sanders. “Jason, the filmmakers and the team at DC have delivered a film that people love, and we are so appreciative of their support.”

Wan stated, “Firstly, Massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world. Humbled by the way you’ve embraced ‘Aquaman’ and how it has resonated on a global scale. I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic Super Heroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come. Huge thank you to the amazing cast—Amber, Patrick, Nicole, Yahya, Willem, Temuera, Dolph, Ludi—for breathing life into our beloved characters. And, of course, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the incredible achievement of everyone involved, from the heads of department to every single crew member, who demanded utmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.”

In addition to crossing the billion-dollar mark, this weekend “Aquaman,” at $1.02 billion and counting, is now the #2 DC film ever worldwide, behind only “The Dark Knight Rises,” which took in $1.08 billion in its run. “Aquaman” has taken in $287.9 million domestically, and is now also the 2nd highest grossing Warner Bros. film of all time internationally, with $732.4 million to date; the biggest DC film of all time internationally; and the highest grossing Warner Bros. film ever in China, with $287.3 million.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes “Aquaman,” the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role.

The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the revenge-seeking Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also featured are Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Wan directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC. The film was produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes included such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), Wan’s five-time editor Kirk Morri, production designer Bill Brzeski, and visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain. They were joined by costume designer Kym Barrett and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film has been released in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Aquaman” is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

www.aquamanmovie.com

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from January 6th to 12th, 2019 - Update #25

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MUSIC - From YahooEntertainment:  Led Zeppelin apparently is not going to reunite, even for the 50th anniversary of the release of their first LP.

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POLITICS - From Vox:  Tucker Carlson of FOX News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" caused some turmoil on the political right with his populist opening monologue on Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 episode.

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MOVIES - From Variety: Two of the "Saw" screenwriters are writing a sixth installment of the "Final Destination" film franchise.

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MOVIES - From Newsarama:  The writers behind "Men in Black: International" will work on Sony's "Masters of the Universe" reboot.

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  CBS's scripted drama, "Criminal Minds," will end after fifteen seasons.  That last season, 2019-2020, will run for ten episodes.  This current season, the series' fourteenth, will run for fifteen episodes.

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STREAMING - From THR:  Al Pacino set to join Jordan Peele's Nazi hunter drama from Amazon, "The Hunt."

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STREAMING - From Variety:  Netflix will have Martin Scorsese and Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" documentary this year.

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MOVIES - From AwardsWatch:  The controversy surrounding "Green Book" continues.  An anti-Muslim tweet from co-writer Nick Vallelonga has been discovered.  "Green Book" is based upon a real-life story concerning Nick's father.

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AWARDS - From Variety:  The nominations for the 2019 British Academy Awards, the BAFTAs, (for 2018 achievement in film, have been announced.

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OSCARS - From Variety:  Kevin Hart says he is over the idea of hosting the 2019 Oscars ceremony.

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TELEVISION - From TheWrap:  HBO adds a director and eight new cast members to Jane Goodman and George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" prequel.

From TheWrap:  Bill Brochtrup and Kim Delaney, are two original stars added to a "NYPD Blue" sequel pilot that ABC is currently developing.

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STAR TREK - From Newsarama:  "Stat Trek 4," the follow up to "Star Trek Beyond" has been cancelled.

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COMICS-FILM - From Variety:  Rumor suggests that there will be a sequel to Sony's hit, "Venom," with Venom (Tom Hardy) facing his spawn, Carnage (Woody Harrelson)>

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TELEVISION - From RollingStone:  ‘The Sopranos Sessions’ Goes Inside Groundbreaking HBO Show.

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BLM-CULTURE - From EI:  Angela Davis is the latest African-American target of the Israel lobby.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 1/4 to 1/6/2019 weekend box office is "Aquaman" with an estimated take of $30.7 million.  This is the film's third straight weekend at the top of the box office.

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GOLDEN GLOBES:  From Variety:  A complete list of winners at the 2019 / 76th Golden Globes.

From EW:  Christian Bale wins "best actor in a comedy or musical film" at the Golden Globes and thanks Satan for the inspiration in playing former Vice-President Dick Cheney.

From NBCNews:  "Roma" wins "best foreign-language film" at "Golden Globes.

From EW:  Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk") wins Golden Globe for "best supporting actress in a motion picture."  In her speech, she promises to produce gender-equal projects.

From People:  Mahershala Ali ("Green Book") wins the Golden Globe for "best supporting actor in a motion picture.

From THR:   FX's "The Americans" wins the Golden Globe for "best television series, drama."

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MOVIES-CULTURE - From CNBC:  Record number of black directors among 2018's top films, earning $1.6 billion at the box office

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MOVIES - From DenofGeek:  2019 movie trends and highlights: what to expect this year

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MUSIC-MOVIES - From Variety:  The top two best-selling albums of 2018 are soundtrack albums, "The Greatest Showman" and "A Star is Born."

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STREAMING - From NBCNews:  With the success of "Bird Box" and "Bandersnatch," Netflix is flexing its movie muscles.


"2019 GRAMMY Nominees" Album Track Listing Revealed

Recording Academy™ and Republic Records Reveal 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Track Listing

Latest Installment of the Best-Selling Series Features 22 Hits from the World's Biggest Superstars and Emerging Artists

2019 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers Jan. 25, 2019


SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy™'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 25, 2019 in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series—now in its 25th year—features a collection of top-charting hits from many of this year's illustrious GRAMMY-nominated artists. A portion of album proceeds will benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum® and MusiCares®—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

    “The artists highlighted on this year's album represent the overall diversity of the artists being recognized as 2019 GRAMMY nominees”

The 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album features 22 hits from the world's top recording artists and emerging talent, including Record Of The Year nominees Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin; Brandi Carlile; Childish Gambino; Drake; Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper; Kendrick Lamar & SZA; Post Malone featuring 21 Savage; and Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.

"The artists highlighted on this year's album represent the overall diversity of the artists being recognized as 2019 GRAMMY nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "We are very grateful to partner with Republic Records to release this impressive collection of songs, and to raise funds and awareness for the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—the two philanthropic organizations of the Recording Academy dedicated to supporting our musical culture and music creators."

"This year's 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album is a testament to an incredible year in music," said Monte Lipman, founder and CEO of Republic Records. "It’s an honor to work alongside the Recording Academy and support these two important charities in the artist community."

Music fans can log on to 2019 GRAMMY.com to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2019 GRAMMY.com for details and eligibility requirements.

2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Track List:

    JANELLE MONÁE
    "Make Me Feel"
    Album Of The Year

    CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN
    "I Like It"
    Record Of The Year
    Album Of The Year

    KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA
    "All The Stars"
    Record Of The Year
    Album Of The Year

    DRAKE
    "God's Plan"
    Record Of The Year
    Album Of The Year

    ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY
    "The Middle"
    Record Of The Year
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    KACEY MUSGRAVES
    "Slow Burn"
    Album Of The Year

    POST MALONE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE
    "rockstar"
    Record Of The Year
    Album Of The Year

    H.E.R. FEAT. DANIEL CAESAR
    "Best Part"
    Album Of The Year

    CHILDISH GAMBINO
    "This Is America"
    Record Of The Year

    BRANDI CARLILE
    "The Joke"
    Record Of The Year
    Album Of The Year

    LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER
    "Shallow"
    Record Of The Year
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    ARIANA GRANDE
    "God Is A Woman"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    CAMILA CABELLO FEAT. YOUNG THUG
    "Havana"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    TAYLOR SWIFT
    "Look What You Made Me Do"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    SHAWN MENDES
    "In My Blood"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    KELLY CLARKSON
    "I Don't Think About You"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    PINK
    "Beautiful Trauma"
    Best Pop Vocal Album

    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. CHRIS STAPLETON
    "Say Something"
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    MAROON 5 FEAT. CARDI B
    "Girls Like You"
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA FEAT. DEMI LOVATO
    "Fall In Line"
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    BACKSTREET BOYS
    "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    TONY BENNETT & DIANA KRALL
    "'S Wonderful"
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

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