"The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September."
By BENEDICT NIGHTINGALEAUG. 24, 2014
"Richard Attenborough, a distinguished stage and film actor in Britain who reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the epic “Gandhi” and other films, died on Sunday. He was 90.
His death was confirmed by his son, Michael, according to the BBC.
Until the early 1960s, Mr. Attenborough was a familiar actor in Britain but little known in the United States. In London he was the original detective in Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap.” On the British screen, he made an early mark as the sociopath Pinkie Brown in an adaptation of Graham Greene’s “Brighton Rock” (1947)."
By Ben Popper on August 5, 2014 03:11 pm
"On March, 19th of 2007, an aspiring tech entrepreneur named Justin Kan began streaming his life live, 24/7, from a head-mounted webcam. The project, dubbed Justin.tv, was a bizarre and often blindingly boring stunt that would lead to the emergence of one of the largest video platforms on earth, just not the one Kan or his co-founders had imagined."
By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 8:56 PM EDT, Mon August 11, 2014
"Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.""He has been battling severe depression of late," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
2014 Emmys: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany leads snubs, Silicon Valley nod for Best Comedy left me scratching my head
"Emmy Award voters must have broken their clickers.
Had they been able to change the channel every once in a while, they might have run across a Canadian actress named Tatiana Maslany and a show called Orphan Black."
66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement
"SGC is backed by ScrewAttack, creators of some the most downloaded video game related content on the internet, and Fullscreen Inc. With a dedicated and loyal fan base of over 1 million users and subscribers. SGC has attracted thousands of gamers from all over the world - from as far away as Colombia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and even Sweden. Our aim is to provide a fun venue that people of all ages, from all walks of life, can enjoy their love of video games, together. Our event includes celebrity and industry speakers, how-to panels, a console gaming area with arcade, a dealers room, table-top gaming, the Iron-Man of Gaming competition, and many tournaments throughout the weekend. SGC is best described as a three day slumber party, celebrating video games, pop culture, and most importantly, FUN!
What time does SGC start? And when does it end?SGC officially starts at 9 AM on Friday July 11th and is expected to wrap-up around 4 PM Sunday July 13th."
"Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992.
Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.
Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.
Join us July 3 ~ July 6, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center".
"San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2014, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. 2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention."
By Todd Leopold, CNN
"Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," died early Sunday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem."