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FIPA Industry Program

Le Fipa Industry décrypte et anticipe les évolutions structurelles, économiques, technologiques et artistiques du secteur audiovisuel. Il crée des passerelles entre professionnels pour leur permettre de se rencontrer, de partager et de construire ensemble l’avenir de la création et de la télévision. Il soutient une création audacieuse en proposant aux porteurs de projets expertise et coaching pour une meilleure appréhension ...

Preview of SXSW to be held March 9-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas

  Yesterday the festival announced Melinda Gates as...

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its dates and the festival’s affiliated

  TIFF will be held for 10 days from October 25 (Thu.) to November 3 (Sat.) at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater and other venues in Tokyo, while TIFFCOM will be held for 3 days from October 23 (Tue.) to 25 (Thu.) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.  TIFF was launched in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival and in the ensuing years, shined a   spotlight on exceptional films and filmmakers from around the world. Celebrating its 30th anniversary last year with an expanded program, ...

Poker-faced film stars: our top five

The cinema’s always had a love affair with casinos and gambling. Maybe it’s because, in the now famous words of screenwriter William Goldman: “In Hollywood no-one knows anything about what’s going to be a hit film.”   So every time a studio commits millions of dollars to a project, it’s a huge gamble as to whether they’ll get their money back, let alone make a profit.   Admittedly, there are some exceptions. For example, Disney are surely...

Speakers announced for the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference.

ScreenSingapore, together with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), today announced the full slate of film dignitaries who will be speaking at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference.   On 1 December 2017, a contingent of film and media financing experts from around the world will address present-day opportunities and trends in content producing in Southeast Asia, including the new models of co-productions, new media business models, the rise of the Indonesia...

Is Robert Wyatt’s 2014 remake of The Gambler the greatest movie of its kind?

  Any film that takes place in and around a casino automatically gains an edginess and kudos, and in the modern internet age, where online gambling is such a popular arena, the topic has a greater resonance than ever.   Over the years, there have been some truly memorable films in which gambling plays an important part. Casino Royale, The Sting, Ocean’s Eleven, The Cincinnati Kid and Croupier all spring to mind. But it could be argued that The Gambler is the greatest of all ...

Guitar and film

The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams. Director:  Amy Redford;  Writer: Amos Poe; Stars: Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta |See full cast & crew » Think of Desperado, This film comes to my mind too because I have worked on it for ...

Film Festivals, Film Festivals Everywhere...almost

    In Venice, Italy in 1932, the world was treated to the first ever film festival. Since then, film festivals have proliferated around the world and can be found in most major cities and can be dedicated to certain genres of cinema. With the production of movies no longer the domain of the big studios, more and more films are produced every year and film festivals help to promote the work of lesser known or unknown artists and introduce viewers to films they might never be exp...

Casino (1995) is based on a true story

Casino: the 1995 film by Martin Scorsese is a story about greed, deception, money, power, and murder between two best friends.  A mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living, fast loving socialite. Starring Robert De Nero, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone in a performance that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Casino is a superb example of the talent and ability of the cast and Martin Scor...

The Market is there for a Bitcoin Film, but is it too soon?

Bitcoin, the digital currency which is sweeping the world and outdoing itself year upon year, could well be the biggest thing for moving technology forward since Facebook and the iPhone. Both those aforementioned revolutions in the advancement of social media and mobile have had films made about them, so there is certainly strong potential for a feature about the versatile e-currency. The pictures made about the rise of Apple and Facebook have mainly focused on the geniuses behind the inve...

Principal photography has begun on THE CHAPERONE.

 The film has been adapted by Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) and is based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel of the same name.  Directed by multiple Emmy® and DGA-nominated Michael Engler (Downton Abbey), THE CHAPERONE stars Academy Award®-nominated Actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey).  McGovern, who is also a producer, optioned the novel and worked with Fellowes to adapt it for the big screen.   The film is ...

Will DCEU heroes grab the chance to be in a league on their own?

While the DCEU is still in its infancy, receiving what can only be described as polarising reviews for their most recent efforts meant that the popular superhero franchise was in need of a shot in the arm. That shot in the arm came in the form of Wonder Woman, which hit UK cinemas earlier this year and went on to become both a critically and commercial success, grossing more than $666 million worldwide to date. More importantly, fans of the DCEU can now look forward to the release of Justic...

What Insights Can Film Festivals Give Us About Our Future?

Film festivals tend to display a wider variety of movies than would typically be seen in a cinema. For those interested in a particular niche, or perhaps documentaries, there is plenty of scope to actually come away having learned something. With a depth to films rarely explored in the mainstream, film festivals offer an alternative to those wanting to actually learn something transferable to life. Here are just a few of those examples, each helping us go forward to the future in their own way...

Actor Martin Landau dies

Martin Landau  (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American film and television actor. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999.   Landau received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – ...

XV Ischia Film Festival: the winners

    All the awards from the two juries of the 2017 edition   The International Jury and the Italian Jury of the Ischia Film Festival have chosen the winners of the 15th Ischia Film Festival.   The International Jury, composed by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, director and screenwriter Miguel Barros and producer Dagmar Jacobsen, deliberated:   Ischia Film Award for Best Feature Film IMMORTALITY by Mehdi Fard Ghaderi   ...

Casinos and Popular Culture: Eternally Entwined for the Benefit of Slots

  From the sight of a Sean Connery in his prime 007 years – bedecked in a tuxedo and nonchalantly lighting a handmade Balkan cigarette – to the fervent concentration of an unassuming Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, some of the most iconic moments ever seen in film have taken place in a casino setting. Naturally, the innate glamour of the casino, with its bright lights, clashing colors, ceaseless noise, and high stakes can often be the main draw with films that heavily inv...

Bela Lugosi Jr is coming to Famous Monsters Halloween Bash!

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Netflix Films NAKED at the Essence Festival!

Essence Festival premiere of Netflix Films Naked at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on June 30, 2017.   Essence Festival Fan Zone and Center Stage appearance featuring the cast of Netflix Films Naked at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on July 1, 2017. Featuring:  Co-writer and star Marlon Wayans was joined by cast member...

The Best Casino Movies of All Time

Casino has always been one of the favourite hobbies of many people around the world. Las Vegas and its glamour and fame has fascinated people all around the globe for many years.  anchor -  There have been several movies taken place in the Sin City and even more movies about the games being played within the casinos. We have looked through the wide range in order to make a top 5 list with the films we appreciate the most, which you will find here on the page. Lately there h...

How Bad Films Make for Good Franchises

     Video games and movies share a unique bond. It is almost a guarantee that with the release of a major movie, a video game tying into it will follow. But what about when this cosmic balance shifts the other way around: what about when movies are spawned from video games? Largely dubbed as the first film to be hatched from a video game was the rare Disney-Nintendo collaboration, the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. The film...

The Best Gambling Scenes In Movie History

It's no secret that Hollywood has always loved the casino. There's simply few better locations for a thrill seeking scene than in the pit, backrooms or more often than not the bar of a casino. While there's plenty of movies specifically about casinos and gambling (The Ocean's series, The Gambler) in this article we'll look at specific scenes which set the tone of the story rather than the overall theme.     Goodfellas - The Spider Scene     Let...

Route One Entertainment has announced that Director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the LAPD thriller The Shave.

    DIRECTOR BENNY BOOM Fresh off the box office hit All Eyez on Me, director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the police thriller The Shave written by newcomers Thomas White and Miles Hubley, it was announced today by Route One Entertainment CEO Russell Levine and Lost City President John Finemore, who are producers on the project.  The Blacklist Script tells the story of an LAPD officer, recently exonerated in the murder of a high school honor stu...

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce a documentary on Icon Tenor Pavarotti

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s White Horse Pictures will team up again following the success of their documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, to produce a newly authorized documentary based on the life of acclaimed tenor, philanthropist and 20th Century icon, Luciano Pavarotti. The film will be made in collaboration with Polygram Entertainment, a Universal Music Group partner, and STUDIOCANAL, who ...

Cannes : the internet gambling industry and how international sites are taking part

France has since legalized and regulated all forms of gambling. Land-based casinos are allowed to host card games, betting games, sports books, among others. Nevertheless, of all the jurisdictions in France, Cannes city is of importance, why?   First of all, the city is popular for hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival which is attended based on invite-only arrangement. What is more, Cannes is associated with the high and mighty in the society. These individuals have no problem spendi...

The Big Winners At The Cannes Festival 2017

  Now that the curtain has drawn on the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, let's take a look at some of this years most impressive highlights and winners. As ever it was the glitz and glamour that kicked off this years event - the typical paparazzi scrum for the best (and worst) pictures for the fashion pages. Back in the light of day, there seemed to be even more super-yachts than usual squeezed into the gorgeous harbor, as nowadays Cannes is a seriously A-list event. Even is th...


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