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Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Opening Night of New York Film Festival, "Social Network" Article by Sharon Abella

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September 25th, 2010 § Leave a Comment“Waiting for Mark Zuckerberg”Article by Sharon AbellaIronically, Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary, “Waiting for Superman”, a film about America’s failing school systems, opened the same week that co-founder of “Facebook”, Mark Zuckerberg, is about to have his reputation tarnished as a result of the way he was portrayed in the film “Social Network”. Just days before the film’s premiere at “The New York Film Festival”, Mark do...

Celebrity Video Distribution acquires award-winning comedy "Two-Minute Heist"

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"Clever, hilarious with great ensemble acting. This is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages." (Nicole Holland, Independent Film Quarterly) "The funniest thing I've read in years." (Craig Kellum, Hollywoodscripts.com former writer with SNL.)   Justine Mascioli of Biltmore Muse Pictures is excited to announced that a distribution deal has been inked for Two-Minute Heist with west coast-based company Celebrity Video Distribution. As part of the DVD d...

"Two-Minute Heist" acquired by Celebrity Video

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Justine Mascioli of Biltmore Muse Pictures is excited to announced that a distribution deal has been inked for Two-Minute Heist with west coast-based company Celebrity Video Distribution. As part of the DVD domestic release deal, the multiple award-winning oddball comedy starring Dan De Luca (HBO's "The Wire"), Kris Arnold ("Homicide: Life on the Street") and Natalie Diorio ("The Sopranos") is available at major retail outlets nationwide and online at Netflix, Amazon.com, TCM, Blockbuster.com an...

Gere on panel at Hyatt

When asked about his next film project, Gere hinted it has to do with Cold War spies in washington D.C. and is written and directed by Michael Brandt called The Double.

The Global Film Village: AFI PROJECT: 20/20

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by Marla LewinFilmmaker exchange and cultural diplomacy program marks fourth year The American Film Institute—in conjunction with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities  and other federal programs have renewed their commitment to support this international cultural exchange program that seeks to engage audiences here and abroad through filmmakers and their films.  This  year's AFI PROJECT 20/20:  2010 participants (in alphabetical order)are: BEETLE QUEEN CONQ...

AFI project: 20/20 cultural exchange program

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Filmmaker exchange and cultural diplomacy program marks fourth yearThe American Film Institute—in conjunction with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and other federal programs have renewed their commitment to support this international cultural exchange program that seeks to engage audiences here and abroad through filmmakers and their films. This year's AFI PROJECT 20/20: 2010 participants (in alphabetical order)are:BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOYKO, directed by Jessica...

The Global Film Village: A “Once In A Lifetime” Backstage interview with Ed Asner of Pixar’s “UP”

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by Marla Lewin Ed Asner was born the same year as the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play, Once In A Lifetime, was written 1929. Ed has been a regular performer for the LA Theatre Works readings of great plays since its inception in 1985. The first live reading of this play back then had guests Steven Spielberg and Barry Diller in the audience. The producer explained that their technique and equipment for that performance had not been as good as they would have liked so they had always wanted...

Backstage interview with Ed Asner of Pixar’s “UP”

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A “Once In A Lifetime” Backstage interview with Ed Asner of Pixar’s “UP”by Marla LewinEd Asner was born the same year as the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play, Once In A Lifetime, was written 1929. Ed has been a regular performer for the LA Theatre Works readings of great plays since its inception in 1985. The first live reading of this play back then had guests Steven Spielberg and Barry Diller in the audience. The producer explained that their technique and equipment for that perf...

The Good Pitch At SILVERDOCS

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The SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film events devoted to the non-fiction form, has joined forces with UK's Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation (www.britdoc.org/goodpitch) and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (www.sundanceinstitute.org/docsource) to present the North American tour of THE GOOD PITCH, a co-production market initiative that will be part of the Festival's industry events this week. The initiative received over 300 applications, with the ...

The Good Pitch At SILVERDOCS

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film events devoted to the non-fiction form, has joined forces with UK's Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation (www.britdoc.org/goodpitch) and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (www.sundanceinstitute.org/docsource) to present the North American tour of THE GOOD PITCH, a co-production market initiative that will be part of the Festival's industry events this...

Kumar Goes To The White House

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Washington D.C.----Kal Penn, the Indian-American actor best known as part of the wacky stoner duo of the Harold and Kumar movies, is heading to the White House. Penn, who also starred in Mira Nair’s international smash THE NAMESAKE, will join President Barack Obama’s staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His job will be to keep Obama connected with arts groups and with the Asian-American and Pacific Island communities in the United States. Penn, who last year ta...

NEWSLETTER N° 409: April 3, 2009

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  Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week  Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. New: FestivalExpr...

Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work world premiere at Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that the ESPN Films production of Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work will have its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, as the gala premiere of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. The premiere will take place on Saturday April 25, 2009. The 2009 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place during the Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 through May 3, 2009 in lower Manhatta...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

Reno Film Festival Receives 2008 Best of Reno Award

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The Reno Film Festival has been selected for the 2008 Best of Reno Award in the Entertainment Bureaus category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business t...

LA Femme Film Festival

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LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers, showcasing their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment and desire to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography. "The creators of La Femme go to great lengths to make the festival a good experience for filmmaker and audience alike. It's a great re...

HIS GRANDDAUGHTER REMEMBERS W.C. FIELDS

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                W.C. FIELDS A PERSONAL GLANCE AT W.C. FIELDS   Although Dr. Harriet FIELDS never got a chance to call the stage, silent film and talkies comic legend 'Grandpa' (he died shortly before she was born), as the only granddaughter of the star, she feels strongly about familiarising the world with the true persona of the artist. Prese...

Doc Thoughts: Silver Spring and Washington DC

 Sunday, June 22-----A film festival is invariably a series of moments. And if one is lucky, there is an interesting symmetry between those moments. And if one is very lucky indeed, then a special kind of serendipity brings those moments into some deeper understanding. When those moments are not officially related to one another, but still offer illuminating cross-referencing, it is all the more special. This was my experience over the past two days as I attended the final films of this year's...

Staged Reading Of New Feature At Tribeca FF

Friday, May 2-------With all the films being screened in a concentrated 10 days at the Tribeca Film Festival, it takes a mix of courage and chutzpah to organize a staged reading to attract distribution and financing interest. But that's exactly what the powers that be at Paradigm Shift Productions and Streamline Filmworks pulled off this past Monday.The film in question is MONEY MATTERS from award-winning short film director Ryan Richmond. The presentation included a showing of the short film ...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

Kluckin Films In Surge Weekly

By Chris Raposa For Weekly Surge Photos by Scott Smallin Staff Photographer Horror flicks can be broken down into three major categories: suspense, slasher, and supernatural. In many cases, these three core components are fused together for the greater goal of the film, which is to scare the hell out of moviegoers. The horror genre in movies dates back to the onset of film itself. In 1896, George

All Roads Film Festival 2007: Call For Entry Deadline Fast Approaching...

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The deadline for submission to the 2007 All Roads Film Festival is fast approaching!!Get your entries in NOW...Deadline is May 15, 2007.Download the entry form here. This year, All Roads will be presenting full programs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Santa Fe.For more information, email: allroads@ngs.org or call, +1 202 857 7660....

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival films on tour

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF) is pleased to announce the best wildlife films of the year, from the recent 2005 Festival, are traveling around the country and overseas as part of their Best of Festival tour. Films from this most-prestigious wildlife film festival will be featured at screening events in Colorado, Washington D.C., and Alaska over the next few months.“We are thrilled to be launching the Festival tour this year,” notes Laura Johnson, Festival Director. “Our ...
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