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Martin Scorsese to produce Martha Pinson film 'Tomorrow'

Martin Scorsese to produce Martha Pinson film 'Tomorrow'

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Martin Scorsese will produce longtime script consultant Martha Pinson's directorial debut, "Tomorrow," a film about the reintegration of soldiers into society.
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George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) --George Clooney is to be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony.
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Zoe Saldana to star in Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

Zoe Saldana to star in Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller will star in "Live by Night," a Prohibition-era film based on a Dennis Lehane novel and directed by Ben Affleck.
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Robert De Niro to star in Martin Scorsese short film

Robert De Niro to star in Martin Scorsese short film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Martin Scorsese will direct Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in a casino-themed short film for a Melco-Crown Entertainment campaign.
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Martin Scorsese to direct film about the Ramones

Martin Scorsese to direct film about the Ramones

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a biopic about the Ramones, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the punk rock band's first LP.
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Martin Scorsese to direct 'Shutter Island' series for HBO

Martin Scorsese to direct 'Shutter Island' series for HBO

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --"Ashecliffe," a prequel series to Martin Scorsese's 2010 film "Shutter Island," is in the works at HBO.
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Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese's 'Rock 'n' Roll' set robbed

Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese's 'Rock 'n' Roll' set robbed

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --A source revealed that unknown persons stole valuable vintage items from the set of Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese's "Rock 'n' Roll" HBO series.
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Martin Scorsese-produced 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to get vod-first release

Martin Scorsese-produced 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to get vod-first release

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --The Martin Scorsese-produced crime drama "Revenge of the Green Dragons" will be released on demand before it makes its way into theaters later this year.
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Martin Scorsese praises Kodak's decision to keep making film

Martin Scorsese praises Kodak's decision to keep making film

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Oscar-winning auteur Martin Scorsese is praising Kodak's decision to continue its production of film stock.
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'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) --Here's the trailer for a forthcoming Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself."
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Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
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Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese recruit Olivia Wilde for 1970s HBO show

Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese recruit Olivia Wilde for 1970s HBO show

March 12 (UPI) -- Olivia Wilde will star as a lead character in an upcoming music-focused HBO drama set in the 1970s.
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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
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Film director Martin Scorsese is flanked by actors Daniel Day Lewis (left) and Harvey Keitel (right) at the American Museum of the Moving Image gala at the Waldorf Asoria,February 22,honoring Scorsese.
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Martin Charles Scorsese (pronounced /skɔrˈsɛsi/; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won awards from the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. Scorsese is president of The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime and violence. Scorsese is hailed as one of the significant and influential American filmmakers of the modern era, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas – all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed.

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City. His father, Charles Scorsese (1913–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (born Cappa; 1912–97), both worked in New York's Garment District. His father was a clothes presser and an actor, and his mother was a seamstress and an actress. His father's parents emigrated from Polizzi Generosa, in the province of Palermo, Sicily. Scorsese was raised in a devoutly Catholic environment. As a boy, he had asthma and couldn't play sports or do any activities with other kids and so his parents and his older brother would often take him to movie theaters; it was at this stage in his life that he developed passion for cinema. Enamored of historical epics in his adolescence, at least two films of the genre, Land of the Pharaohs and El Cid, appear to have had a deep and lasting impact on his cinematic psyche. Scorsese also developed an admiration for neorealist cinema at this time. He recounted its influence in a documentary on Italian neorealism, and commented on how Bicycle Thieves alongside Paisà, Rome, Open City inspired him and how this influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian genes. In his documentary, Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, Scorsese noted that the Sicilian episode of Roberto Rossellini's Paisà which he first saw on television alongside his relatives, who were themselves Sicilian immigrants, made a significant impact on his life. He has also cited Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray as a major influence on his career. His initial desire to become a priest while attending Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx gave way to cinema, and, consequently, Scorsese enrolled in NYU's University College of Arts and Science, (now known as the College of Arts and Science), where he earned a B.A. in English in 1964. He went on to earn his M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1966, a year after the school was founded.

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