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Actress Maeve Quinlan and Producer/Distributor Alexia Melocchi form Hollywood production shingle Flip It Studio

Actress Producer Maeve Quinlan  - Producer Alexia Melocchi Lifetime star and prolific actress Maeve Quinlan forges a production alliance with International Producer Alexia Melocchi of LITTLE STUDIO FILMS.   Actress Maeve Quinlan and Producer Alexia Melocchi forge a production alliance with FLIP IT STUDIO. Hollywood actress/producer Maeve Quinlan has partnered up with international Producer and Distributor Alexia Melocchi of LITTLE STUDIO FILMS to develop and produce unique storie...

'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil' director Eli Craig to helm Protagonist Pictures latest horror 'Clown in a Cornfield'

PROTAGONIST PICTURES LAUNCHES SALES AHEAD OF AFM As it nears a worldwide gross of $200M, producers of the smash hit horror Smile have tapped Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil director Eli Craig to helm their latest horror Clown in a Cornfield, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. Protagonist is launching worldwide sales on the hot market title and will introduce to buyers at the upcoming AFM.   Carter Blanchard is adapting Adam Cesare’s Bram Stoker Award-winni...

Anurag Kashyap Special guest at River to River 2022 - Special guest

  The 22nd River to River Indian Film Festival that will take place from 6 to 11 December at cinema La Compagnia in Florence and online on Più Compagnia in collaboration with MYmovies. The Festival, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the aegis of Fondazione Sistema Toscana, will showcase the most recent feature films, shorts and documentaries in competiton, as well as special screenings and new collaborations.  The special guest&nb...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Double Award Winner on the Crown Point International Film Festival in Chicago

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Crown Point International Film Festival in Chicago USA and it is Award Winner in categories BEST 1st TIME DIRECTOR and BEST SCORE!  We are overjoyed and grateful for the double Award! We thank the whole cast and crew as well as our supporters who believed in us! Watch the trailer with english subtitles: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com ...

Guillermo del Toro, will receive the SF Honors award for his bold artistry in the upcoming film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

A Special Guest Will Moderate Tribute Conversation with Award-Winner, Guillermo del Toro on November 9 in San Francisco SFFILM today announced Mexican-born filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author and Academy Award®-winning director, Guillermo del Toro, will receive the SF Honors award for his bold artistry in the upcoming film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. SF Honors showcases exciting new work from singular filmmakers, historically presenting sneak peeks and premieres for Bay A...

AFM 2022 Producers Pitching Projects powered by AI Forecasts

Largo presents an innovative pitching session where global producers with “in-development projects” will go face to face with forecasts powered by Largo.ai tools. AI is appearing as a robust assistance tool today for a confident understanding of a film’s potential, audience, and story’s strong and weak points. During the session, the producers will pitch their projects to financiers and distributors by utilizing their AI analysis of the projects over the screenplays. C...

Upgrade Productions hires Caroline Kusser as Executive Vice President, Head of Series

Upgrade Productions, the Los Angeles-based production company that develops and produces premium local language series and films for a global audience, has hired seasoned executive Caroline Kusser as Executive Vice President, Head of Series, it was announced today by co-presidents Matt Brodlie and Jonathan Kier. Kusser will report directly to Brodlie and Kier. Photo credit Anna McMaster   In her new role, Kusser will oversee the development, distribution strategy and production of U...

Trends in Hollywood Dealmaking & Sharing of Profits: A Look Back & Forward at the Risk v. Reward Model

RSVP Now for the IFTA Connect Session... Trends in Hollywood Dealmaking & Sharing of Profits: A Look Back & Forward at the Risk v. Reward Model   Thursday, Oct. 6th 9:30am (PDT) | 12:30pm (EDT) | 5:30pm (BST) | 6:30pm (CEST)  via Zoom Moderator: Anita Wu | Managing Director, GHJ Speakers: Peter Klass | Partner, GHJ James Roiz | SVP, Film Finance & Business Operations, PARTICIPANT Thi...

Volker Schlöndorff will be a guest of honor at the 38.WFF

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      During 38.WFF we will show the documentary debut of the Oscar and Palme d'Or winner at Cannes. The film "The Forest Maker" tells the story of an extraordinary man. Tony Rinaudo, as he is referred to, was honored with the Right Livelihood Award, an award given to individuals working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the world. The award is often referred to as the "alternative Nobel Prize."   Tony Rinau...

Lead Actress of Spain's Sitges Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winner

Debuting the world premiere of her horror/comedy film SISSY at SXSW, the film recently won the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Sitges Film Festival in Spain! This grisly, inventive slasher follows a successful social media influencer Cecilia (Aisha Dee) who gets invited to a destination bachelorette party by her childhood best friend and eventually finds herself face to face with her high school bully Alex (De Margheriti). Emily stars as ‘Alex,’ the glamourous antagonist, who pr...

BAFTA nominated costume designer Jennifer Johnson honored at Key West Film Festival

The Key West Film Festival announced today the recipient of its seventh annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design, honoring BAFTA nominated costume designer Jennifer Johnson.  Johnson's most recent artistry can currently be seen in Andrew Dominik’s Blonde (Netflix) starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. As part of the honor, Johnson will participate in a discussion of her work, to be moderated by Tomris Laffly of Variety. Ms. Johnson will ac...

Jodain Massad, NFL Films Director, Development & Innovation, Joins New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Advisory Board

  New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards 2023 competition welcomes Jodain Massad to the TV & Film Advisory Board.    “The 16-member Advisory Board panel is an international brain trust of innovative storytellers and industry executives whose expertise spans all genres. Jodain’s path from the Chiefs to Notre Dame, and now to The League has been marked by his focus on making memorable moments that bring communities together. These insights and the Board&rs...

35th TIFF Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Nogami Teruyo

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that NOGAMI Teruyo will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th TIFF, in recognition of her extraordinary career and contributions to Japanese film. Nogami first worked with KUROSAWA Akira on his film Rashomon as a script supervisor in 1950, and went on to participate in all his films after Ikiru in a variety of roles. This year, as TIFF revives the Kurosawa Akira Award, we are thrilled to honor...

35th TIFF’s Kurosawa Akira Award Goes to Alejandro González Iñárritu Fukada Koji

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Kurosawa Akira Award will go to Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Japanese director FUKADA Koji. As announced earlier, the Kurosawa Akira Award has returned to TIFF this year after 14 years. Honoring the renowned auteur’s legacy and ongoing influence, the award is presented to filmmakers who are making extraordinary contributions to world cinema and are expected to h...

2022 Newport Beach Film Festival’s Centerpiece with featured guests Eddie Redmayne, Colson Baker, Ryan Phillippe, Kathy Ireland

Yesterday, the 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) continued with its Saturday Centerpiece of events. The day began with NBFF’s Icon Award honoree Eddie Redmayne, who sat down with Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg for an ‘Awards Chatter’ at The Resort at Pelican Hill. The day continued with guests Colson Baker (Taurus), Ryan Phillippe (American Murderer), Kathy Ireland (Anxious Nation) and many more. We wanted to share some photos from the event for considera...

The AFM Sessions to feature 100 industry leaders

The AFM Sessions to Feature 100 Industry Leaders, Including Roadside Attractions’  Howard Cohen, Picture Perfect Federation’s Ashley Stern, Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz,   Legion M’s Jeff Annison, Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Protagonist Pictures’ George Hamilton & Many More    LocationEXPO to Feature Film Commissions, Agencies and Production Service Companies from 30 Countries    The American F...

The AFM Sessions Take Center Stage

With so many recent changes in the business, The AFM Sessions will explore experiences and perspectives on the landscape of our industry – from script to screen.  Along with the of 30+ conference sessions and 100 speakers -- leading film executives, producers, decisionmakers, and experts from around the globe -- to our two stages in the Loews Hotel. Speakers from future-oriented companies and organizations, including: Bleecker Street, FilmNation, Lion Forge Animation, Millennium Med...

Lauren Spohn Bio - Best for Fests

Hello! My name is Lauren Spohn. I’m a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, private pilot, and PhD candidate in Intellectual History at Oxford. I write about people, airplanes, and ideas. Lauren Spohn is an American writer and director from Texas. She graduated from Harvard College in 2020 and is pursuing a doctorate in intellectual history at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. An essayist, scholar, and private pilot, she writes about philosophy and literature in a number o...

Tribute: Nobody TOLDJA Nikki Finke would die at only 68

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When Nikki Finke died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, it was the Hunter’s Moon, a full moon in Hollywood.  That’s all Nikki, who died at 68, was, a hunter of scoops. With that famous TOLDJA word she coined, for the revenge reveal after the fact. Yes, okay, she was a journalist by trade, show biz news analyst, ground-breaking digital media pioneer founder of Deadline, now owned by Jay Penske’s PMC. But that’s not the whole ...

The Marrakech International Film Festival unveils its jury members for the 19th edition

   Eight jurors coming from different nations and four continents alongside the President of the Jury by Paolo Sorrentino, to award the Étoile d'or, at the end of the Festival   ...

Our friend Nora Armani honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 38th Alexandria Film Festival

The 38th Alexandria Film Festival of Mediterranean Countries and its director Al Amir Abaza honored actress and filmmaker Nora Armani at the opening ceremony of the festival's Mahmoud Hemeda edition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt.     Nora Armani with her Award Actress Nora Armani was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of the Alexandria Film Festival's 38th edition on Wednesday, October 5, at the Bibliot...

„When the Woodlark sings“ – Best Writer on the Couch Film Festival in Toronto

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Couch Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and ANA BILIC is the AWARD WINNER in the category Best Writer. The actress Valentina Himmelbauer received the NOMINEE in the category Best Actress. That was great news and we are overjoyed!  Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com ...

Sydney Film Festival welcomes a new CEO

  SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES FRANCES WALLACE AS OUR NEW CEO Sydney Film Festival today announced the appointment of Frances Wallace as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Wallace is a global arts leader who has worked in film festivals and cultural organisations in Melbourne, San Francisco and New York. She will be returning to Australia after 20 years offshore, including six years spent as Executive Director of San Francisco's Frameline film festival....

Ermanno Olmi Award - The Jury

  ©Gianni Berengo Gardin/Contrasto  Filippo Ticozzi (director), Diana Cardani (head of the animated film and Kino Club Bergamo Film Meeting sections), Donatella Palermo (film producer), Andrea Zambelli (director, screenwriter and photography director) and Erika Ponti (film producer) have been appointed as the jury of the fourth edition of the Ermanno Olmi Award, established to promote short films by young directors. Promoted by the City of Bergamo, the award is open to filmmake...
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