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CNN Films Secures the Rights to ‘Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President’

Jimmy Carter in 2014. Photo Credit: Lauren Gerson CNN Films has acquired the North American distribution rights for Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President, a documentary that explores the 39th president’s interest in and relationship with music. Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President was initially slated to debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, but […]

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New Jersey’s Lighthouse Festival Embraces a Drive-In Screening Format

A shot of Sydney, Australia’s Bass Hill Drive-In Cinema. Photo Credit: J Bar New Jersey’s Lighthouse Film Festival is proceeding with its 2020 edition, but attendees will enjoy the featured movies outdoors, in a socially distant drive-in setting. Lighthouse Festival officials announced their innovative plan on social media this morning. Now, the Long Beach Island-based […]

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Coachella Was Supposed to Start Today; Instead, YouTube and Organizers Have Released a Free Documentary

Until the coronavirus (COVID-19) forced a change of plans, Coachella was slated to begin today, April 10th. And to commemorate the occasion and keep fans entertained while they’re social distancing and self-quarantining, YouTube is releasing a documentary entitled Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert. As its name suggests, the film will explore and highlight the […]

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‘Other Music’ Documentary to Release Digitally, With Profits Benefiting Independent Record Stores

Other Music, a documentary that explores the influence of the namesake record store on artists and New York City’s music scene, is set to receive a “Virtual Cinema” release, some of the profits from which will benefit temporarily closed record stores and theaters. Having debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and enjoyed a year-long festival […]

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Billie Eilish Officially Releases the Next James Bond Theme Song, “No Time to Die”

The long-awaited James Bond theme song from Billie Eilish has been released. “No Time to Die” is available on YouTube and most streaming services. The four-minute track will be prominently featured in the upcoming 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die. Having turned 18 years old on December 18th, Billie Eilish is the youngest […]

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Nipsey Hussle Documentary Sparks Intense Bidding War Between Netflix, Amazon, and Apple

Nipsey Hussle and Big Sean at Howard University, 2009 (photo: Big Sean CC by 2.0) Netflix is reportedly close to edging out Apple and Amazon for the rights to Ava DuVernay’s long-awaited Nipsey Hussle documentary.  However, at the time of writing, the deal hadn’t been made official, as was widely reported. Instead, Hussle’s Marathon Films […]

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Billie Eilish Will Record the Latest James Bond Theme Song — Youngest Singer Ever

Photo of Billie Eilish by Glenn Francis of Pacific Pro Digital Photography. EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International have announced that Billie Eilish will sing the theme song for the next James Bond film. Entitled No Time To Die, the film will be the 25th in the long-running series. It […]