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Sony Boys meeting during AFM

Friends and Family reunion of my former colleagues from Sony: Tonny Manne, Bobby and Larry Myers, David and Roy Matalon, Steve Bruno and Bruno Chatelin, shooting the picture :-) in that same time frame, Thursday October 31 Michael BARKER Co-President Sony Pictures Classics wa posing with Cannes Market chief J'erôme Paillard. ...

Bruno Chatelin offered a Keynote at LATC event during AFM at DoubleTree by Hilton Culver City

"Festival tricks and tips" Bruno Chatelin shared his vast experience of film festivals with the alumni of LATC Program in AFM. The powerpoint presentation is avaibale on demand includes reflections on The Artist and Boyz'n The Hood. MORE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK ...

VIDEO - NorthOfTwo: Mark Cartier and team welcome filmmakers and partners at AFM

Splendid Viceroy's gardens were the hot spot in town, Nov 1st for some casual evening cocktails with peers and friends; filmfestivals was there to enjoy and report with Bruno Chatelin and Guy Kennedy. NORTH OF TWO is an award winning motion picture studio that specializes in the development, financing, production, and distribution of independent films. NORTH OF TWO’s focus is to bring quality, commercial feature films across all media platforms, including Theatrical, VOD’s, DVD...

Jerry O’Connell and Celia Weston joining Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas in The Secret Movie. Principal photography began this week

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Tri-G and Savvy Media Holdings announced today that Jerry O’Connell (“Billions,” Stand by Me) and Celia Weston (Knight and Day, The Intern) have signed on to star alongside Katie Holmes (All We Had, Logan Lucky, The Gift) and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama, What They Had, “Yellowstone”) in Andy Tennant’s (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) The Secret Movie. Joe Gelchion’s Tri-G, Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings and Robert Katz under his Shine Box...

Christophe Gans to direct the epic adventure feature co-production Corto Maltese based on the script by William Schneider

Decorated French director Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast, Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) has been tapped to direct the epic adventure feature co-production Corto Maltese based on the script by William Schneider, it was announced today by producer Samuel Hadida who is producing the film through his Davis Films alongside Spain’s production and distribution company TriPictures. Christian Mercuri’s Capstone ...

Terese Linden Kohn will launch her own sales agency, TALK Global Media, at AFM

  As an executive of numerous sales agency divisions over her career, Kohn led sales on companies’ feature film projects, acquisitions and libraries including content produced for Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, ABC Family and The SyFy Channel.   She previously led growth and expansion of companies such as: MarVista Entertainment – where she maximized television sales revenue for a 3,000 hour library including episodic television series, animation, TV movies and feat...

Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza González to star in Tim Kirkby’s (“Fleabag,” “Brockmire,” “Veep”) Waldo.

Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Hacksaw Ridge), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy,” King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Eiza González (Baby Driver, upcoming Welcome to Marwen) are attached to star in Tim Kirkby’s (“Fleabag,” “Brockmire,” “Veep”) Waldo. The action-packed thriller follows brilliant ex-detective gone rogue: Charlie Waldo, and is based on the novel Last Looks a razor-sharp, exquisitely paced, compellin...

Billy Bob Thornton will interview Chinese box-office sensation Xu Zheng at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit

Acclaimed actor and filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton has joined the line up of exceptional speakers at Asia Society Southern California”s U.S.-China Entertainment Summit on October 30th at the Skirball Cultural Center. He will partake in a highly anticipated conversation with this year’s honoree, acclaimed Chinese actor, writer, director and producer Xu Zheng. Billy Bob Thornton has been delighting audiences around the globe with his acting, writing and directing.  He won an Acad...

New Team to Launch STIFF - Seattle's Transmedia & Independent Film Festival 2019

          After a long run Will Chase, Warner Boutin and Timothy Vernor are leaving the STIFF core team but will remain involved as Board Members. Wendy Gonzalez remains on the team and is leading the effort to recruit new members and bring them up to speed. We have several new members ...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Advisory Board of The French Riviera Film Festival

"Gotham Chandna and I are honored that Bruno Chatelin, one of the leading authorities on the global film circuit, has joined our festival's advisory board and will also serve as a judge," commented festival co-founder Nicole Muj. "Bruno is passionate about his work within the international film community, and we' re humbled to welcome such a highly respected figure in today's world cinema as part of our inaugural festival." Nicole Muj festival co-founder, Bruno ...

Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton set to star in King of the Jungle, a comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Seth Rogen (This is the End, The Disaster Artist) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) will star in King of the Jungle, a comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris) from a script by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film is based on a true story first published in Condé Nast’s Wired magazine by Joshua Davis. The film is...

How to work the AFM for first timers

A few tips from a veteran: Here are a few things we recommend you should be doing :      Pitch Ready   Practice, rehearse and test your elevator pitch! - Which stage you are in - Sweet and short,  less than 60 seconds - Start with a catch line, give your films' references (seven meets rosemary's baby...) - What makes your film and team unique - What you are looking for    - Ask for a follow up meeting i...

Carmen Maura and Ralph Fiennes to receive Honorary Career Awards at the 31st EFA Awards

      EFA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Carmen Maura and European Achievement in World Cinema to Ralph Fiennes       ...

RACHEL PARENT will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero at Planet in Focus in Toronto

RACHEL PARENT will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero This is not your average teenage girl. She’s not drawn to designer labels. She’s drawn to food labels. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved into what’s now known as ...

EFA Board Thanks European Parliament for Oleg Sentsov’s Sakharov Prize

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  The Board of the European Film Academy wishes to express its profound gratitude toward the European Parliament for awarding the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, jailed in Russia, with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. “We thank the European Parliament,” says EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland, “for this recognition of a man who not only believes in human rights but also fights for them – even if it means personal damage to body and soul.” ...

APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund announces the esteemed panel of judges.

  With days left to apply for the APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund, we’re thrilled to announce the esteemed panel of judges. Through support from Brisbane City Council, the Fund will award five $10,000 grants to assist the post-production, or marketing and distribution of Brisbane short film projects. The introduction of the APSA Brisbane Short Film Fund is another integral part of Asia Pacific Screen Award’s commitment to connecting industry and fostering culturally dive...

Rome Fest Panel: "Critical Conditions: Teaching and Learning To Love Cinema"

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  The 2018 panel with film critics Alain Bergala, Serge Toubiana and A.O. Scott to focus on the work of those who write about and teach film   In the wake of the success of the first two editions, Rome Film Fest takes another in-depth look at film criticism and film studies in the event titled "Critical Conditions: Teaching and Learning To Love Cinema". Tomorrow, Sunday October 21st at 11 am at MAXXI Museum, influential international film critics such as Alain Bergala (ess...

Additional speakers from Amazon, Facebook, Filmnation, STX, Participant Media...confirmed

Over 60 Exhibiting Companies from 15 Countries New for 2018     The American Film Market® announced today additional speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events.  This year’s market is taking place October 31 – November 7 in Santa Monica.    Joining The Global Perspective Conference are Milan Popelka, COO, FilmNation, John Friedberg, President of International Sales, STX Entertainment, ...

Steven Berkoff to star in a 21st Century take on Goethe's 'Faust'

Steven Berkoff Announced as star of The Last Faust, Goethe’s Epic Play Re-Imagined for the Big Screen by Pop-Expressionist Artist, Philipp Humm  Berkoff stars in The Last Faust as 'Dr Goodfellow'   teven Berkoff will be starring in The Last Faust, Goethe’s epic play re-imagined for the big screen by pop-expressionist artist, Philipp Humm. Berkoff will play Faust's successor, Dr Goodfellow, whose narratorial perf...

Bruno Chatelin stands for election to the Board of the Europan Film Academy

  The European Film Academy is organizing the election of the future president of the EFA and renewal of several members of the Board. Please support the candidacy of your editor,Bruno Chatelin, former member of board who stands for re election. The online vote of EFA members on the EFA platform ends on 29 November. The new composition of the board be announced in Seville, the day after the award ceremony of the European Film Awards.   The brief statement: I wou...

Rome Film Fest to pay tribute to Robert Redford

The screening of The Old Man & The Gun to be preceded by a video-tribute featuring the most exciting moments and most significant scenes in his career     The screening of The Old Man & The Gun by David Lowery, Robert Redford's farewell to his career as an actor, scheduled for Saturday 20 October at 10:00 pm (Sala Sinopoli) at Rome Film Fest, will be preceded by a special video-tribute dedicated to the great actor and director. "Rome Film Fest pays...

Cate Blanchett hits the red carpet at Rome Film Fest

Cate Blanchett, one of the most intense and refined actresses in contemporary film and a two-time Oscar® winner, will lead off the lineup of Close Encounters for the 13th Rome Film Fest. On Friday, October 19 at 5:30 pm in the Sala Sinopoli (Auditorium Parco della Musica), the Australian star will attend an onstage conversation and talk about her extraordinary career. The winner of two Academy Awards for her roles in The Aviator by Martin Scorsese and Blue ...

Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards

Nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced today.  “This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing time and fashion.  Jennifer is the perfect choice to help us pay tribute to this year’s honorees,” said Bailey. Fox has produced or executive produ...

Women take charge in front of and behind the camera at BJFF 2018

30TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 7-19             ...

Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival 2019 appoints Dr. Maxa Zoller as new director

Silke Johanna Räbiger hands over reins to Dr. Maxa Zoller Silke J. Räbiger was appointed director of the Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival in 2007 but has been strongly linked to the Festival for over 30 years. She is now stepping down (see press date below) and handing over the role of festival director to Maxa Zoller. The first Festival with its new artistic director is scheduled to take place from 9 to 14 April 2019 in Dortmund. Silke J. Rä...

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