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New Book By CSUSM Professor Looks To Haitian Revolution On Film

Aug. 4
By Beth Accomando

Cal State University San Marcos history professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall has written a book called "Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games."

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Cinema Junkie Episode 212: Crew Call — Stunt Performers Edition

July 28
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie pays tribute to the men and women who risk their lives as Hollywood stunt performers. Check out Cinema Junkie's Crew Call: Stunt Performer Edition.

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'Comic-Con Begins' Looks To Origin Story Of Pop Culture Convention

June 28
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con had humble origins as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. The new podcast "Comic-Con Begins" looks to the people who laid the groundwork for what Comic-Con is today.

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Facebook Posts Turn Into Book For Walter Meyer

June 22
By Beth Accomando

The pandemic prompted many people to reflect on their lives as they quarantined at home. Author Walter Meyer did that and ended up with a book, "If You Weren't Here, This Would Not Be Happening: plogs from my life."

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'Mythic Quest' Season Two Puts Pandemic In Rear View Mirror

May 7
By Beth Accomando

The Apple TV+ series "Mythic Quest" now returns for its second season and faced challenges shooting during the pandemic.

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'Downton Abbey' Cast Returns For Sequel Opening In December

April 19
By Associated Press

The original principal cast of “Downton Abbey” are returning for a second film that will arrive in theaters Dec. 22 this year. Focus Features says Monday that “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay, and Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn”) is directing.

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TCM Reframed Plus Film Fest Monthlies

March 18
By Beth Accomando

Cinemas are opening up on Friday but there are still plenty of options for watching movies at home. This month Turner Classic Movies has a new series called Reframed while a pair of San Diego film festivals are serving up their monthly offerings.

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Movies To Be Thankful For

Nov. 27, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Since this is the month for giving thanks, our Midday Edition movie critics have come up with films and shows they are thankful for.

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Charlie Brown Specials To Air On TV, After All, In PBS Deal

Nov. 18, 2020
By Associated Press

The “Great Pumpkin” never showed on broadcast television this year, but after a deal with PBS, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will return to the air.

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How 'The Grinch' Moved To Radio

Nov. 18, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe Theatre has made its production of "Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a holiday tradition. Now it is transforming the stage production into a made-for-radio musical.

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'Portaleza' Reimagines What An Online Experience Can Be

Sept. 9, 2020
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW, or Without Walls, Festival was forced online by COVID-19. But as a site-specific event, the restrictions of quarantine have simply become a creative challenge. The latest Digital WOW work to debut is "Portaleza" and displays an innovative approach to creating a virtual experience.

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San Diego Film Office Reopens With New Guidelines, Tools For Shooting In A Pandemic

Aug. 25, 2020
By Beth Accomando

COVID-19 shut down the film industry but now the city of San Diego's film office is back open with new guidelines for working in the pandemic and with new tools for anyone who wants to shoot here.

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Eisner Awards Plus Comic-Con@Home Continues To Live Online

July 27, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The first ever Comic-Con online came to an official close Sunday night. But you can keep the Comic-Con@Home experience going for as long as you’d like.

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Comic-Con@Home: So It Begins

July 23, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con International kicked off Wednesday night. But there were no people lined up ready to storm the San Diego Convention Center for exclusives and no badges needed to participate. The coronavirus pandemic forced the pop culture convention to move more than 300 hours of programming online.

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Pop-Culture Phenomenon Goes Digital With Comic-Con@Home

July 17, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con@Home begins on Wednesday and runs through July 26. Here's a preview.

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