Category Archives: TCM Classic Film Festival

Sophia Loren to Appear at 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

Sometime in the early 1980s, my mom brought home a new perfume. “What’s ‘So-peeya’?” my sister Missy asked, adorably mispronouncing the name inscribed on the fancy glass bottle. “It’s Sophia,” my mother corrected. “It’s a perfume named after a beautiful movie actress. … Continue reading

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TCM Introduces Jennifer Dorian as New GM, Seeks to “Grow”

To paraphrase THE WIZARD OF OZ, Turner Classic Movies has two new women behind the curtain, and they’re not to be ignored. Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported today that Jennifer Dorian has been named general manager of TCM, a development I first reported … Continue reading

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TCM Survives Turner Layoffs, Announces New G.M.

After months of speculation in the wake of announced layoffs and buyouts, and a grassroots campaign in support of Turner Classic Movies and its staff, the impact cost-cutting initiatives at Turner Broadcasting will have on TCM is now clear. First, the … Continue reading

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4 World Premiere Restorations Announced for 2015 TCM Film Fest

Turner Classic Movies announced today that passes for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival  will go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12 p.m. (ET). A limited number of passes for event will also be available … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: 2015 TCM Film Festival Dates Announced

UPDATE #4 12/29/14 – Essential passes ($749) are sold out. UPDATE #3 12/6/14 – Spotlight passes ($1,699) are sold out 24 days after they went on sale. UPDATE #2 11/3/14 – TCM announced today that passes will go on sale on Thursday, November … Continue reading

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Update: Big Changes at Turner Broadcasting – Will They Affect TCM?

UPDATE 8/29/14 9 a.m. (ET)  The departures are beginning at Turner, with the announcement that TNT, TBS and TCM programming chief Michael Wright would be leaving the company after a decade. Original Post – 8/27/14 According to Nielsen, the average U.S. … Continue reading

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My TCM Film Fest Family Album

I’m not a big hugger; it’s nothing personal, it’s just not my thing. But I received – and gave – more hugs at the recently completed TCM Classic Film Festival than in any other weekend of my adult life.  So, what gives? … Continue reading

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