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Film
Aug 28, 2020

AFI MOVIE CLUB AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES Unite To Bring Us “BLACK STORIES MATTER” Highlighting “Straight Outta Compton”

On Monday, August 24th, AFI and Universal Pictures announced the launch of a week-long AFI Movie Club event called “Black Stories Matter,” spotlighting diverse and…read more >

Film, Interviews
Feb 3, 2016

THE 2016 BEYOND WORDS PANEL A MASTER CLASS IN SCREENWRITING

If you consider yourself a screenwriter of any kind you owe it to yourself to go to the Writers Guild of America’s annual Beyond Words…read more >

Award Shows, Events
Jan 20, 2016

THE OSCARS BOYCOTT HEATS UP

With the Oscar nominees revealed on Thursday, it generated a lot of buzz within the media and the entertainment world. Yet, it’s not for the…read more >

News
Jan 9, 2016

PPLA AWARDS SEASON PREDICTIONS

Although we are still waiting for this year’s Oscar nominations to be unveiled, the nominations for other ceremony contenders are out. Friday, the British Academy…read more >

Film
Dec 22, 2015

PRESS PASS LA’S BEST MOVIES OF 2015

Just because a few films left a bad taste in our mouths doesn’t mean that we had to stay away from the movies altogether. There…read more >

Film, Reviews
Aug 13, 2015

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON ONE OF THE SUMMER’S BEST: REVIEW

Straight Outta Compton follows a group of hip-hop artists emerging off the streets of Compton, CA to become the leading voice for a demographic struggling…read more >

Film, Interviews
Aug 12, 2015

THE INSIDE STORY OF STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: CAST INTERVIEWS

Not many films can cover 10 years, the lives of five different people and relate to today’s social relationships of African-Americans and the police with success. …read more >

Film
Jul 30, 2015

5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Last month, I reluctantly watched Dope, expecting to be clueless about the cultural references throughout the movie. Despite being naïve about the 90s hip-hop culture,…read more >