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George Lucas: A Life
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Han Shot First
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- We Talk To Star Wars Resistance Actor Bobby Moynihan! October 18, 2018A life-long and admitted obsessive Star Wars fan, he was able to portray George Lucas, alongside John Boyega, on Saturday Night Live and was of ...
- Listen Up! Movies, Talkies & Film October 18, 2018She is the author of books on George Lucas, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, and has lectured at the undergraduate and graduate level, most recently at ...
- George A. Romero's 'Night Of The Living Dead' Returning To Theaters Next Week October 18, 2018... a product of the original filmmakers' collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art and the George Lucas Family Foundation to restore the film from ...
- Star Wars 9 : Oscar Isaac explains why this will be the best of the trilogy ! October 17, 2018The actor, who plays Poe, gives clues about the atmosphere of the filming of the next Star Wars (and this is only good news). Interviewed by Indiewire ...
- Kanye West Says He Wants To Record With Will Smith October 18, 2018
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Avengers Assemble! Sort of.
If you’re a biographer or aspiring biographer, a reader of biographies, or even just someone who loves the Biography Channel . . . well, have I got an offer for you. It’s not quite Avengers Assemble! but it’s close.
Biographers International Organization — the world’s premiere group of biographers and lovers of biography — is holding its third annual conference this May, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There’ll be panels of research and writing, interviewing and negotiating, and even a bit of sex and violence. Yeah, really. And all brought to you by a crack team of biographers, including Charles J. Shields, Richard Schickel, Will Swift, Jonathan Eig, Kate Buford, and Pulitzer Prize winner Debby Applegate.
There’ll also be two all-day sessions on Friday to choose from — one where you can tour the Academy of Motion Picture Arts library, the other where you’ll get a peek into the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, where they keep their old photos and maps and directions to finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Oh, and did I mention the lunchtime keynote address by Arnold Rampersad? Now I have. And now you know you need to be there, right?
For more information, go here. And I’ll see you in Los Angeles.