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Executive Producer J.J. Abrams speaks onstage at the 'Revolution' panel session during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour- Day 3 at the Langham Hotel on January 6, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Disney Says JJ Abrams To Direct Next ‘Star Wars’

The Walt Disney Co. issued a statement Friday night confirming reports that had been circulating for two days that J.J. Abrams, Emmy-award-winning creator of TV’s “Lost” and director of 2009’s “Star Trek” movie, has been pegged to direct the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” franchise.

01/26/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17:  (L-R) Director David R. Ellis, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Margulies share a laugh during the arrivals for the premiere of New Line Cinema's "Snakes On A Plane" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 17, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Snakes On A Plane’ Director David R. Ellis Found Dead In South African Hotel Room

David R. Ellis, the actor-turned-stuntman-turned-director of “Snakes on a Plane,” has died. He was 60 years old.

01/09/2013

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Director Matthew Lillard Discusses ‘Fat Kid Rules The World’

Actor and filmmaker Matthew Lillard stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss his directional debut with “Fat Kid Rules the World”!

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/26/2012

AFI Honorary degree recipient Mel Brooks at the 2012 AFI Conservatory Commencement Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mel Brooks To Receive AFI Life Achievement Honor

It’ll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

10/05/2012

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‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host 2013 Oscars

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2012

Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater on October 26, 2010 in Westwood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Director Tony Scott Cremated

Tony Scott has been cremated, and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angeles-area home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater on October 26, 2010 in Westwood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coroner: Scott’s Notes Didn’t Say Reason For Death

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials say notes left behind by “Top Gun” director Tony Scott did not give a motive why he would kill himself.

CBS Los Angeles–08/24/2012

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Court Upholds ‘Die Hard’ Director’s 1-Year Prison Term For Lying

An appeals court has upheld a judgment that “Die Hard” director John McTiernan serve a year in prison for lying about discussing illegally wiretapping a movie producer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

Director Tony Scott at the premiere of 2010's "Unstoppable." He often wore his trademark red baseball cap. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide By Jumping Off Bridge

An autopsy was planned Monday for famed director Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide by leaping to his death from a bridge, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2012

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‘Willy Wonka’ Director Mel Stuart Dead At 83

Mel Stuart, the director of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” has died at the age of 83.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/10/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, USA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (credit:  (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Mohawked JPL Flight Director Rockets To Twitter Stardom After ‘Curiosity’

His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

08/08/2012

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Tickets On Sale For Documentary On WWII Internment Camps In SoCal

A new documentary has opened chronicling the first internment camps that opened during World War II here in Southern California.

03/31/2012

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Local Filmmaker Documents Plight Of Stray Dogs In LA

There are nearly 30,000 stray dogs in Los Angeles and now a local filmmaker is documenting their plight.

03/24/2012

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‘9 1/2 Weeks’ Writer-Producer Zalman King Dead At 70

Actor and filmmaker Zalman King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film “9 1/2 Weeks,” has died. He was 70.

02/03/2012

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Emmy Award-Winning Director John Rich Dies At 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television director John Rich, who won an Emmy Award for the memorable “All in the Family” scene showing Sammy Davis Jr. planting a kiss on Archie Bunker, has died in Los […]

01/30/2012

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