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Will Turkish Film "Ayla" Make the Cut on January 23rd?

Jimmy Cuneyt Gurkan - Los Angeles, CA – A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. Turkey has selected Can Ulkay's debut feature Ayla: The Daughter of War as its candidate in the race for best foreign-language film in the Oscars. Turkey has submitted films for the foreign-language Academy Award regularly since 1989, with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Three Monkeys making the shortlist of nine in 2008. No Turkish film has yet won an Oscar.

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Turkish Cinema Goes to Hollywood

The Hollywood Turkish Film Festival will be held on October 20, 21 and 22 at the world famous Paramount Studios for the first time in Turkish cinema history. The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Tourism General Directorate of Cinema in a bid to reunite Turkish cinema with the global market. The festival is organized by journalist Barbaros Tapan, the Doğan Media Group’s Los Angeles representative and a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on behalf of Turkey, together with the Hollywood-based Turkish director Tekin Girgin.

Daphne Oz Shares New Photos of Her 3-Week-Old Baby Son

Image Daphne Oz has offered more glimpses of her and husband John Jovanovic's new baby son, Jovan Jovanovic Jr. The 29-year-old The Chew co-host recently posted on her Instagram page two new pics of the child, whose face is not shown. She is seen carrying the boy in a baby carrier in one, while another shows him being fed. Daphne posted the first pic of her son when he was five days old and his face was also hidden then.

Turkish Drama 'Mustang' Bought by Cohen Media

Image Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to Turkish drama “Mustang” following its screening in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. The film,  the feature directorial debut of Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven, centers on five  young sisters dealing with sexual repression. CMG plans to release the film theatrically in early 2016.

Turkish Playwright Hasan Erkek Selected for 'First Stories Festival'

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Hasan ERKEK's award-winning play Threshold will be presented as part of the company's "First Stories Festival" on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00 pm as a staged reading. The performance will be preceded by a brief reception with professor ERKEK, who is attending from Andolou University in Turkey,

Turkish-American Friendship Day

Image WASHINGTON/ATLANTA- Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Georgia. The Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Atlanta, capital of Georgia state of the US on February 6-7. The event was organized by Atlanta-based ‘Istanbul Center’ and attended by Georgia governor, senators and deputies as well as Turkish officials.

Turkey Enters New Level and Creates Turkeywood

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Turkish Actor Murad Demir in Hollywood.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Economy of Turkey announced the economic areas that would be provided with government support. They include such industries as education, medical tourism, film and science. Turkey's Economy Ministry announced that one of the priorities would be creation of an equivalent of Hollywood and Bollywood. The name of the new production company would be Turkeywood.

Arpad Busson Treats Girlfriend Uma Thurman to Godiva Chocolate

Image With their transatlantic romance, they are rarely seen together in public. But with Uma Thurman only a few weeks away from giving birth, her boyfriend Arpad 'Arki' Busson has been taking care of his expectant partner. The 49-year-old financier was spotted treating the heavily pregnant actress, 42, to chocolate at Godiva in Midtown Manhattan yesterday.

Walking into the store holding hands with Arpad, it looked like Uma was feeling weary.
It was revealed last week that the Kill Bill star's baby shower took place on May 31.
Her sister Taya Thurman hosted the intimate party for 25 at her New York apartment, with actress Debra Messing in attendance. A source told Us Weekly magazine: 'Taya threw a wonderful, sweet party - it was exactly what you'd hope your baby shower would be.
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