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VIDEO: “Star” Actress Ryan Destiny Talks Body Image and Her Character at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – “Star” co-lead actress Ryan Destiny talks with Florida National News about her journey to self-acceptance and her “Star” character Alexandra Crane at the Loews Hotel during the 2018 American Black Film Festival. _______________________________________ Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com.…

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2018 Woodstock Film Festival is Seeking Submissions

WOODSTOCK/NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) – Source: Woodstock Film Festival // Aspiring and established filmmakers have just over two weeks left to get their submissions in for the 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival that runs from October 10 – 14, 2018. For almost 20 years, the Woodstock Film Festival has garnered the praise of the film industry and is…

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Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year’s gala and Pharrell Williams dropped…

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Florida Film Festival Announces 2018 Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners

Orlando, FL –The Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2018 Florida Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony on April 14th. The 27th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 6-15, 2018, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange County Government…

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Gasparilla International Film Festival Unveils Full 2018 LineUp

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) announced their full slate of films for the upcoming 2018 Feature Film Competition Lineup. In all, 35 narrative and documentary features were selected from the US and around the world. GIFF kicks off Tuesday in Tampa, Florida with “Stuck,” an original music starring Giancarlo Esposito and Amy Madigan. Some…

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2018 Florida Film Festival Announces 183 Films and Celebrity Guest Pam Grier

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Florida Film Festival will screen 183 films representing 38 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties, April 6-15, 2018. Of the films selected, 152 have premiere status, including 23 world premieres. Full lineup listed below. Film descriptions, trailers, stills, and schedule available at: http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/ “This is going to be…

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Miami Film Festival Announces 2018 Winners: A Sort Of Family Wins Best Film, Mateo Gil Won Best Director

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Miami Film Festival announced the winners of its  35th edition on Saturday. Film director Diego Lerman’s “A Sort of Family” took the Knight Competition for Best Film and Writer-director Mateo Gil won best director for “The Law Thermodynamics.” The 2018 festival took place from March 9 through 18, and is…

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Jason Reitman’s ‘Tully’ to Open 2018 Miami Film Festival March 9th

Miami, FL — Four-time Oscar nominated writer, director and producer Jason Reitman will premiere Tully, his newest collaboration with Oscar winners Charlize Theron and screenwriter Diablo Cody, as the Opening Night of the 35th edition of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Film Festival, on Friday, March 9th at the Olympia Theater. “Charlize Theron’s fearless performance as a struggling suburban mother on the brink of losing mental control is…

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The 14th Annual South Asian International Film Festival Announces Its Glittering 2017 Film Line-Up

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) — The South Asian International Film Festival, presented by HBO, is celebrating its 14th year by showcasing the very best in South Asian independent cinema to the New York City cinephile community with all screenings taking place at Landmark Sunshine Theater at 143 East Houston Street in the East Village, New York City. With over 50 percent world premieres this year…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

VIDEO: Andrew Jeng Releases First Campaign TV Ad In Kissimmee Commission Race

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tech entrepreneur Andrew Jeng releases his first campaign TV ad…

Rep. Soto, Rev. Sharpton, UnidosUs, NAACP, Civil Rights Leaders Host Press Conference Demanding Trump Admin End Practice of Separating Families at the U.S. Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday Congressman Darren Soto, along with social justice leaders, held a press conference…

London Breed Becomes 1st Black Woman to Lead San Francisco After Opponent Concedes

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (CNN) - London Breed became the first African-American woman elected to lead San…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

VIDEO: Andrew Jeng Releases First Campaign TV Ad In Kissimmee Commission Race

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tech entrepreneur Andrew Jeng releases his first campaign TV ad…

Orange Candidates Qualify for Mayor, Sheriff, County Commission, School Board, Soil & Water

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  Orange County candidates who qualified Friday before the qualification…

Senator Linda Stewart Doubts New Trump Executive Order Will End Immigrant Families' Plight

TALLAHASSEE – With President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy still intact, and the fate of…

Political Newcomer Andrew Jeng Raises a Stunning $25,000 in Kissimmee Commission Race

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tech entrepreneur and smart city candidate Andrew Jeng, who is…

SPORTS NEWS

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Bamba is the Magic's Choice at Number 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Magic spent the 6th overall pick in the…

Daytona International Speedway to Deliver One of the Largest Fireworks Shows in the Southeast At The Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 2018) – When the checkered flag waves on the 60th Coke Zero Sugar…

Orlando City Loses Fifth-Straight Match to Vancouver

VANCOUVER (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // In the third match of a…

2019 DAYTONA 500 Tickets On Sale Tuesday, June 12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -Tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500 will officially go on sale…

VIDEO: Buccaneers' Cut For A Cure Raises $130,000 For National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

TAMPA, Fla. - On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to support the fight against childhood…

Orlando Pride Play to Scoreless Stalemate in Seattle

SEATTLE, Wa. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride (4-3-4, 16 points)…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Political Newcomer Andrew Jeng Raises a Stunning $25,000 in Kissimmee Commission Race

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tech entrepreneur and smart city candidate Andrew Jeng, who is…

VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation's Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield,…

Comcast Challenges Disney with $65B Bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses,…

Facebook Says It's Removing Trending News Feature Next Week

SAN FRANCISCO (FNN NEWS) - Facebook announced Friday that it will remove its "Trending" section from…

VIDEO: Dunkin Donut Delivers Free Donuts on National Donut Day

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Friday, June 1 is National Donut Day. You still have…

Orange County Property a Hot Commodity: New Construction Rises to $3.6 Billion in 2018

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Property values for Orange County continue to increase, topping…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Daytona International Speedway to Deliver One of the Largest Fireworks Shows in the Southeast At The Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 2018) – When the checkered flag waves on the 60th Coke Zero Sugar…

VIDEO: Trayvon Martin's Parents Talk Latest Trayvon Martin Foundation Efforts at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - While promoting the newly released Trayvon Martin docuseries "Rest…

VIDEO: "Star" Actress Ryan Destiny Talks Body Image and Her Character at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - "Star" co-lead actress Ryan Destiny talks with Florida National…

Comcast Challenges Disney with $65B Bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses,…

Conservative Commentator Charles Krauthammer Says He Has 'Only a Few Weeks Left to Live'

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Longtime Fox News commentator and conservative Washington Post columnist Charles…

BREAKING NEWS: Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) - Gretchen Carlson, the board of trustees chair for the Miss…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation's Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield,…

BREAKING NEWS: Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) - Gretchen Carlson, the board of trustees chair for the Miss…

VIDEO: Newseum to Add 18 Journalists Killed in 2017 to Journalists Memorial on June 4

WASHINGTON -- Today, at 10 a.m., the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes men and women who were killed…

Facebook Says It's Removing Trending News Feature Next Week

SAN FRANCISCO (FNN NEWS) - Facebook announced Friday that it will remove its "Trending" section from…

VIDEO: Dunkin Donut Delivers Free Donuts on National Donut Day

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Friday, June 1 is National Donut Day. You still have…

Update on the Star Wars Immersive Resort Planned for Walt Disney World Resort

Last summer, plans for a Star Wars-inspired destination at Walt Disney World Resort were unveiled at the D23 Expo. Today…

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