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1. Oscar winner John Ridley joins Milwaukee Film Board of Directors
Milwaukee Film announced today that Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley has joined the organization's Board of Directors. He will also serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24.
2. Milwaukee Film Festival announces Cream City Cinema program lineup
This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its latest program lineup, this time for the homegrown Cream City Cinema category. From docs to music videos to dramas to shorts and more, here's what to expect at this year's fest.
3. Pabst Theater hosts a conversation with Bryan Cranston on Oct. 22
This morning, The Pabst Theater announced that Walter White himself, "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston, will come to Milwaukee for a special conversation and audience Q&A on Saturday, Oct. 22.
4. Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Halbach murder
A federal judge today overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was found guilty of being an accessory to Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder and served as one of the subjects in the hit Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."
5. Milwaukee Film Festival announces lineup for first Cine Sin Fronteras program
This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced yet another new program for the upcoming 2016 edition: Cine Sin Fronteras, which features six feature and documentary films highlighting the stories and experiences of the Latinx diaspora.
6. The Fonz visits The Fonz
Henry "The Fonz" Winkler is in Milwaukee today for tomorrow night's Wisconsin State Fair "Happy Days: Live" main stage show. So what does The Fonz do to kill some time in the city that helped make him famous? We'll give you one guess.
7. He's "not your guru," but he's well worth your time
You'll be skeptical, I'm sure. But I think you'll love the new Nexflix documentary "Tony Robbins: I'm Not Your Guru." It's an amazing look at motivational speaker and his team as they hold one of his marquee events in Boca Raton, Fla.
8. Milwaukee Film Festival announces movie picks for two new programs
This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its selections for its brand new sports-themed program, Sportsball!, as well as its new United States of Cinema program, a category dedicated to showcasing American independent cinema.
9. As you wish: Pabst Theater reschedules "Princess Bride" showing with star Elwes
This morning, The Pabst Theater announced that "The Princess Bride" screening with Westley himself Cary Elwes was an event only half-dead, as the showing and live Q&A has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
10. Milwaukee Film Festival announces selections for Black Lens lineup
Milwaukee Film added to the 16 selections announced last month with the eight movies making up this year's Black Lens program, a category dedicated to African-American filmmakers and stories rooted in the black community and the black experience.
11. A goodbye to Garry Marshall
2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.
12. It's official: Get ready for season two of "Making a Murderer"
Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Netflix ordered another season of the now Emmy-nominated docu-series and that it is currently in production under the watch of returning executive producer/director tandem Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
13. "Slenderman," new sports doc program highlight second wave of festival films
A documentary about the infamous Slenderman stabbing in Waukesha, as well as a whole category dedicated to sports, highlight the Milwaukee Film Festival's latest unveiling of selections for this fall's upcoming cinema celebration.
14. Here are the first 8 selections for the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival
You probably thought the opening of Summerfest was going to take up all of the festival spotlight this week. But the joke's on you, as in swoops Milwaukee Film, revealing the first eight highly anticipated selections for this year's festival.
15. Milwaukee Film announces return of Brico Forward Fund program
For the second year in a row, applications are now open for Milwaukee Film's Brico Forward Fund, an annual granting program offering local filmmakers the funds and tools necessary to create and complete worthy filmmaking projects.
16. Lil Wayne suffers seizure on flight out of Milwaukee
According to a report from TMZ, rapper Lil Wayne's private jet from Milwaukee to California had to make an emergency landing today in Omaha, Neb., after the rapper suffered a seizure mid-flight.
17. Say it ain't so, Screech: Dustin Diamond jailed again
Indeed, the "Saved by the Bell" child star and now Port Washington resident Dustin Diamond was taken back into custody yesterday afternoon by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, detained on a "probation violation."
18. Milwaukee Film announces world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206"
Milwaukee Film announced that it will host the world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206," a documentary chronicling the lives of those who live in the 53206 zip code, which has the highest rate of incarceration for African American males in the country.
19. WISN 12 named Wisconsin "Station of the Year" for second year in a row
For the second year in a row, WISN 12 received awards for "Station of the Year" and "News Operation of the Year" from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2015 Awards for Excellence. WISN 12 also won first-place prizes across numerous categories.
20. "Game of Thrones" gets to the point - and then some - with "Home"
Television shows have a recurring habit of dragging out the point, but "Game of Thrones" didn't do that this week. Oh no; they gave it to you straight. This was an episode that I expected to happen well into the season, not the second episode in.
21. Milwaukee Film's Black Lens program receives AMPAS grant
The Milwaukee Film Festival may still be months away, but that doesn't mean awesome things aren't happening at Milwaukee Film. Take, for instance, yesterday, when news broke that the organization was chosen to receive a $10,000 grant from AMPAS.
22. "Game of Thrones" returns with "The Red Woman"
Winter has arrived, and it came with a bang. "Game of Thrones" returned for its sixth season on HBO with a powerful start to the season.
23. Mel Brooks will ride "Blazing Saddles" into the Riverside on June 11
This morning, the Riverside announced a special screening of "Blazing Saddles," arguably one of the funniest movies ever created, complete with a live conversation and Q&A with Gov. William J. Le Petomane himself, writer-director Mel Brooks.
24. Updated: Former WTMJ anchor George Mallet is headed back to Milwaukee
It's coming up on almost a year since WTMJ-TV anchor Mike Jacobs retired, and a replacement has still yet to be named. There are Internet rumors and rumblings, however, that the spot may soon be officially filled - and by a familiar face. And now we know.
25. That time Milwaukee was the most romantic city on Earth
It's Milwaukee Day, so let's celebrate that time Milwaukee was the most romantic city on the entire planet. To do so, though, we're going to have to back ... to the future! Or at least back to an old episode of "Futurama" in this case.