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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Circuit Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express commenced April 18 - 29, 2012 in New York. This year’s festival showcased 106 features, 60 shorts, and 88 premieres including panel discussions, special events, online screenings, real time video streaming, free events (Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Soccer Day), filmmakers, and industry parties. The opening ...

Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon opened the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival

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  Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon took to the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night for the UK Premiere of KILLER JOE which opened the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Arriving in AF Noble Subaru cars, in attendance with the filmmakers were EIFF guests including Jim Broadbent (Chair Michael Powell Jury), Elliott Gould (Chair International Jury), Edith Bowman (Juror), Kate Dickie (actor), Steven McCole (Actor), Paul McCole (Actor), Craig Hil...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

Interview with Award Winning Documentarian Ian Rosenberg

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By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2012   Ian Rosenberg (IR) is a producer and Award winning documentarian who lives in New York and married to co-director and producer Caroline Laskow. He is co-founder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective. In 2003, Rosenberg co-produced the Award winning documentary “Ashtanga, NY.” In 2006, he produced “The World's Best Prom" and directed “Grand Street" documentary short. In 2009, his HBO Documentary “Fin...

Interview with TRIBECA director Geoff Gilmore

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    Geoffrey Gilmore joined Tribeca Enterprises in 2009 as Chief Creative Officer. He is responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and leads creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. He was before in charge of the Sundance Film Festival.  Under his direction the Tribeca Film Festival has become the most important market oriented U.S. film festival serving commercial and artistic interests. Running from April 18 and through April 29, 2012 the Festival pro...

DIFF Focus at the Lincoln center

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The Dubai International Film Festival Chairman, Abdulhamid Juma, announced at the Festival de Cannes that they will be partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York to showcase Arab cinema in a special DIFF Focus on August 24-30, 2012. Based in New York, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is the world's largest presenter of performing arts offering some 5,000 programs, initiatives and events annually. The lineup for the DIFF Focus will include 10 feature films and a...

Rock n roll Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman on Conversation Crossroad Monday 7pm EST

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Rock n' soul will rule the night as Christine Ohlman, the flashy, gritty platinum-blonde "Beehive Queen," who is the longtime vocalist with NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, brings her unique voice to Conversation Crossroad Radio for an 7 pm in-depth interview that will spotlight songs from her six CDs, including The Deep End, a passionate collection that garnered five end-of-year 2010 national Top Ten mentions (Rolling Stone editor emeritus Dave Marsh said,"There are so man...

57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By Maria Esteves – May 23, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2012) honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. The ceremony also featured three outstanding performances by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-t...

EW WORLD DISTRIBUTION AND WINNOL TO CREATE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTOR GINZBERG’S “GENERATION P”

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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

KILLER JOE to open The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that William Friedkin’s shockingly cool and blackly comic noir thriller KILLER JOE will be the Opening Gala at the 66th edition of the Festival on Wednesday, 20 June. The EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July 2012.   Released in the UK by Entertainment One UK, KILLER JOE is directed by William Friedkin (THE FRENCH CONNECTION; THE EXORCIST) and stars Matthew McConaughey,    Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon a...

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund to award $150 000

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the films that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This year, three projects, chosen from 130 applicants from around the world, will be awarded a total of $150,000 and will be recognized at the annual Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 18-29, 2012. The winning films include: Unmanned, Computer Chess and Resonance. The projects, which all emphasize scien...

New York: New Directors / New Films 2012

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              Among 28 international films and two shorts programs, presented in the 41st edition of New Directors/New Films series few would qualify as belonging to traditional genre films or reflecting Hollywood imprinted market oriented productions. To the contrary, the selection committee from the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art picked first or second feature films from relatively unknown directors identifying new trends in directorial and them...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going t...

It's a wrap for the 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival!

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  The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to announce the winners. 2012 PREMIO CORAZON AWARD WINNERS Best Narrative Feature: El Infierno Best Documentary Feature: El Lugar Mas Pequeno Special Jury Prize (Documentary Feature): Unfinished Spaces Best Animated Feature: Pequenas Voces Best Narrative Short: Maddoggin' Best Documentary Short: Walt Disney Square Best Experimental Short: La Huida Best Student ...

French Embassy New York Party for Restored "Les Enfants du Paradis"/ Gary Lucas plays Coffin Joe at SXSW!!

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Gary Lucas Plays Coffin Joe SXSW posterWhat a great party last night at the French Embassy here in NYC for the restoration of Marcel Carne's seminal "Les Enfants du Paradis"! One of my favorite films, possibly the best film of all time--and a new restored print wll soon be available on DVD through Criterion and is about to commence a 3 week run at the Film Forum here.   As usual, the crowd at these parties was exceptionally glittery--hung out with my old friend Dr. Ann...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Runway Videos

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By Maria Esteves – February 26, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 New York Runway Shows commenced February 9-16, 2012, at Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York. Presented by IMG Fashion, this season’s fashion designer Naeem Khan received the title of Mercedes-Benz Presents. The official vehicle on display in the main lobby was the new classic 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 (Sport Light) Roadster. Runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week Fall/Win...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 20, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 (MBFWNYF12) Collections were held at the tents in Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York, February 9-16, 2012. Presented by IMG Fashion, MBFWNYF12 was sponsored by American Express, DHL, Diet Pepsi, Fiber One Bars, ideeli, Maybelline New York, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, TRESemme, W Hotels Worldwide, and WGSN. This season designer Naeem Khan received the title of ‘Mercedes Benz presents.’...

LACOSTE Fall/Winter 2012-13 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

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By Maria Esteves – February 16, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York LACOSTE Fall/Winer 2012 Runway Show was held at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:00 AM. LACOSTE artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista Fall/Winter 2012-13 sportswear collection was inspired by LACOSTE 1960s archives of France’s national ski team. Baptista distinctive and elegant urban sportswear for men and women included tightly-fitted ski suits, straight double-faced leather/Mil...

CAROLINA HERRERA New York Fall 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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By Maria Esteves – February 15, 2012 The CAROLINA HERRERA New York Fall 2012 Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center commenced Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM. Herrera’s Fall 2012 runway show was a beautiful display of elegance. Her timeless collection included wool coats embroidered with fur details in navy and black; silk gowns with crystal embroidered, abstract prints, and solid colors. Celebrities in attendance included Anna Wintour, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

SECOND SHOW JUST ADDED at SXSW: GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE''S 'THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE"

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Just confirmed: Second show just added- GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE'S "THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE" at SXSW in Austin Texas March 17th - first show--Sat. March 17th at noon @ the Alamo Ritz Theater on E. 6th Street as part of the SXSW Film Festival - second show--I am also playing my live score with the film that evening at 10pm @ The Hideout Theatre on E. 7th Street as part of the SXSW Music Festival photo: US premiere of my live score accompanying "Es...

BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall 2012 Runway Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York

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By Maria Esteves – February 10, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall/Winter 2012 Runway Show commenced Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. Founder/designer Max Azria artful and chic collection of Bauhaus style geometric abstraction composed of silks, chiffons, crepe de chine included canvas/leather trench coats, wool/leather jackets, jumpsuits, gowns, and dresses in navy, rust, black, cream, paprika, teal, camel, and macchiato colo...
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