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Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

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Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order". Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious career in f...
 

 

Currently untitled film (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) begins shooting with Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes

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Align and Goldcrest Features announced today that the as currently untitled (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) feature starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Misbehaviour), will begin filming on November 14th.  The story of the world’s most beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl (Bonneville) and his film star wife, Patricia Neal (Hawes) will be directed by John Hay (Lost Christmas,  There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble). Hay also wrote the f...
 

 

The 2019 Infinity Festival Monolith Awards during AFM

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The Infinity Festival kicked off its first full day of programming on Friday, November 8th, which culminated with the 2019 IF Monolith Awards ceremony.   The 2019 IF Monolith Awards presented awards for technology and narrative arts to the best in the industry. Voted on by a body of professional peers, the Monolith Awards recognized excellent accomplishments in narrative arts and technology that showcase the concept of storytelling. These unique awards are prestigious in that they are giv...
 

 

Telos Alliance Axia Quasar AoIP Console Makes Its US Debut at MBMTC

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Axia's new flagship console delivers trusted AoIP technology, cosmic design, stellar sound, and limitless production possibilities.    The Telos Alliance®—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—debuted the Axia® Quasar 6th-generation AoIP console in the U.S. today at the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (formerly known as Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference)...
 

 

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Promotes Ofanny Choi to President

 
Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), owner and operator of the largest portfolio of pan-Asian networks dedicated to Asian entertainment, today announced the promotion of Ofanny Choi to President.    Choi will run CTE, oversee all aspects of the Company’s operations and brings nearly three decades of media experience to her new role.  As Executive Vice President, TV Networks at CTE, she oversaw the Company’s networks business, including programming, acquisitions, mark...
 

 

AFM Panels AVOD State of the Industry w/ Vudu, Tubi, Pluto, Xumo + Day 7 – November 12, 2019

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AFM wrapped its five-days of Conferences with the dedicated 90-minute session, The Rise of AVOD, with all the major players in the space and moderated by Bruce Eisen, President, Digital Advisors.  Hope you can include in your news.  Should you need additional quotes/information or are interested in receiving the video of the panel to review for a story, please let me know.      Jeff Shultz, Chief Business Officer, Pluto TV, Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi...
 

 

The Israel Film Festival opening night with tributes to Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Cohen

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Festival founder Meir Fenigstein with the honorees: Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Cohen  Avi Lerner (Millenium Pictures) with Arthur Cohn, below the team of Incitement: Yaron Silberman and lead actor Yehuda Nahari Halevi Rosana Arquette / 2019 IFF Achievement in Film Award winner Sharon Harel-Cohen and Avi Lerner, Chairman and CEO, Millennium Media   THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles Opening Night Gala for the first time completely sold-out a week in adv...
 

 

National Screen Institute announces Directors Guild of Canada as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of three-year agreem

 
The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to welcome the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of a new three-year partnership. The partnership supports the delivery of training programs NSI New Northern Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by NSI, and includes boot camp sessions delivered by DGC members such as award-winning director Shane Belcourt. Additionally, the new $500 Directors Guild of Canada...
 

 

Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC

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Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico (Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol's 1 & 2, #ShakespearesShitstorm) Will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC for Troma's Blu-ray Release Party For Vol. 2 From 6-8 PM on November 14th!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York, NY - November 13, 2019 Greetings from Tromaville!   Zac Amico, comedian, filmmaker, ...
 

 

Highlights from the Television Conference at AFM November 12, 2019

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  AFM's first-ever Television Conference was a sold out event with more than 600 attendees and featured executives from Disney, Lifetime, The History Channel, MarVista, and more and featured two session - We've included quotes below.: Made-for-TV Movies: Expanding Opportunities for Independent Filmmakers Panellists: Paul Bales, Partner, The Asylum Pierre David, Chief Strategy Advisor & Producer, ReelOne/Lance Entertainment Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motio...
 

 

AFI FEST 2019 adds a Special Screening added I AM WOMAN

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The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi has added a Special Screening of I AM WOMAN, the Helen Reddy biopic, directed by Unjoo Moon (AFI Class of 2000).  The film is produced by Moon and Rosemary Blight, written by Emma Jensen and stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald. The film will have its US premiere on Thursday, November 21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.     I AM WOMAN tells the inspir...
 

 

Video moments from the Production without Borders conference during AFM

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Production Without Borders 2019 (l-r) Dustin Quick, Nicole Muj, Larry Namer, Christopher Kühne, Carmela Baranowska, Debra Levine, Emily Shah, Ali M. Aksu, Gotham La Chandna | photo by Tshombe Sampson.   Watch the video edit where each of a panelist is beeing introduced and asked what s on their plate at present.     Photo credit: Tshombe Sampson       ...
 

 

First Look Photo of Astute Films' 'Never Too Late' starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

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‘NEVER TOO LATE’ COMEDY STARRING ELLEN BURSTYN AND JAMES CAAN FROM ASTUTE FILMS   Cast: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, French Steward   Director: Michael Lembeck 
 Writers: Donald Martin based on story by Harrison Powell   Producers: Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson and Harrison Powell Executive producers: Rick Jackson and Claudine Marotte   Synopsis: A widow moves int...
 

The promotion of "J accuse" Roman Polanski's latest film is put on hold due to alledged rape accusations

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  While An Officer and a Spy (J Accuse) will be released this wednesday, the publicty of the film has been put on hold, and the scheduled appearances of lead actorJean Dujardin on TF1 this week end has been cancelled. The distributor and Roman Polanski are reacting to the recent publication in a daily ofthe testimony of Valentine Monnier, accusing Roman Polanski of violence and rape in 1975. The whoile publicity campaign is now on hold and the director announced he is co...

 

An Officer and a Spy takes the lead at the french Box Office despite accusations against Polanski

 
Rank Title Distributor Tickets France Prints Print average  premières Total inc premieres 1 J'ACCUSE Gaumont 46 412 545 85 10 268 56 680 2 LE MANS 66 The Walt Disney Co. France 36 516 378 97 15 810 52 326 ...
 
 

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