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Batman begins...soon with an exciting Zimmer Newton collaboration

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HANS ZIMMER AND JAMES NEWTON HOWARD COLLABORATE ON SCOREOn June 15th, Warner Bros. Pictures' BATMAN BEGINS, from director Christopher Nolan, the summer's most anticipated theatrical release, opens nationwide featuring a score that will immediately make music history - a unique collaboration between two of the screen's most honored and respected composers, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, working together for the first time. Warner Sunset Records will release the CD for Batman Begins on Jun...

Nicktoons fest Jury announced

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EXTOONS: THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL JUDGESNew York, NY -- (May 19, 2005) -- The second annual Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival is pleased to announce the judges for this year's festival: Actor Mark Hamill, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"Co-Creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Director/AnimatorMike Gabriel, and Feature Storyboard Artist and winner of theProducer's Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival Elizabeth Ito. ...

Tsui Hark's "Seven Swords" Opens the 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival

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Hong Kong Tsui Hark's epic martial arts fantasy Seven Swordswill open the Venice Film Festival, and will be screened out of competition. The Venice fest is slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 10 and Dante Ferretti, Oscar-winning set designer of The Aviator will be president of the juryA special "wuxia" martial arts theme party is planned on the Excelsior Hotel beach, the meeting place for journalists, cast and crew, for a celebration of 100 years of Chinese cinema.Asian films will predominate this year's ...

fmx/05 - The Program is set

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fmx/05: 10th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime, and Content April 27th to April 30th , 2005 / Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft A wealth of interesting contributions: one month before the event, you'd have to use a magnifying lens to find open slots in the agenda. In time for fmx's 10 th birthday, the crème de la crème of the animation and effects industry will be converging on Stuttgart for the most important forum for animation, visual effects and digital content in Ger...

Animex student animation awards

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Animex Student Animation Awards The winners and runners up for the Animex Student Animation Awards were announced at Animex Talk! by Tom Martinek of Industrial Light and Magic, Rachelle Lewis of DreamWorks and Marc Craste of Studio AKA on Friday 4 February 2005. All the winners will screen at the BALTIC, International Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on the 5 and 6 February 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Sponsors in this year's awards include Adobe, Alias, Apple, Character Animation Technologies, Chro...

Imagina to celebrate a Happy Birthday to Dreamworks !

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Imagina will open in Monaco February 2 to 5Created in October 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, Dreamworks is the world-leading producer of animated feature films, (Shrek, Sinbad, Chicken Run, the Prince of Egypte, Antz...)This year will mark Dreamworks 10th anniversary and it has chosen Monaco as the place to celebrate this momentous event. Bill Damaschke is in charge of production at Dreamworks Animation and supervises all the operations concerning the animated fea...

Hollywood Festival line up completed

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THE 2004 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "THE CUTTING EDGE"AND CLOSE WITH THE U.S. PREMIERE OF "A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG"The screenings will take place from October 12 to 17 at Arclight Theatres located at 6360 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood.Opening Night World Premiere - "The Cutting Edge" by Wendy AppleCenterpiece Premieres:"Finding Neverland" by Marc Forster"Eulogy" by Michael Clancy"Undertow" by David Gordon Green"P.S." by Dylan KiddClosing Night U.S. Premiere - "A L...

Annette Bening & Di Caprio Awarded at Hollywood Fest

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ANNETTE BENING AND LEONARDO DiCAPRIO TO RECEIVE ACTING AWARDS FROM THE HOLLYWOOD FESTOscar(r) nominated actress Annette Bening will get the "Hollywood Actress ofthe Year Award" and Academy Award-nominated actor Leonardo DiCapriowill receive the "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award."The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Oscar(r)-nominated actress ANNETTE BENING with its "Hollywood Actress of the Year Award" and Academy Award nomina...

Gibson awarded producer of the year at Hollywood fest

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Academy Award-winning producer/director MEL GIBSON will receive the "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award"The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors, co-chaired by Paula Wagner, is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Oscar(r) winning producer/director MEL GIBSON with its "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award."The award will be bestowed upon Mr. Gibson as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 18, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Other industry pr...

Shark Tale Takes over San Marco

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“San Marco!, San Marco!” call out the Venetian water boat drivers to this historic boat stop, but after 7 pm tonite no one with be allowed to enter the historic square to see the church and courtyard from the 12th century. A 21st century artefact: Dreamwork’s Shark Tale will be projected to 5000 ticket holders who kicked up a storm in getting the coveted seats that went like gondola rides in a matter of days. No cameras, no cell phones with cameras, no recording devices. Hundreds of secu...

The 'New' Venice Film Festival

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The 61st Venice International Film Festival has long been an “A” festival of world renown. This year an anti-globalization manifestation on the first day raised the question of how Venice may more and more be bowing to Hollywood glamour and celebrities by staging world premieres to market films outside the US. Many of these films do better in the global box office as proof. The manifestation was designed to blow the horn about the presence of Hollywood movie headliners with top stars as majo...

Hollywood Horror next fall

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Hollywood Film Festival & Film Threat celebrate Genre Cinema In HollywoodThe Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival(TM)The Hollywood Film Festival will mark its triumphant return on October 12, 2004, to the state-of-art Arclight Theatres in Hollywood for an eight annual, weeklong series of screenings, seminars, competitions, awards, and other unique festivities.The HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL announces its alliance with FILM THREAT and Chris Gore, as well as this year's special focus on celeb...

Tribeca celebrated rebirth of Lower Manhattan

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Touching on topics from South African democracy to misery in a Brazilian prison, the third Tribeca Film Festival screened 150 works while celebrating lower Manhattan's rebirth after the terror attacks. “We felt we needed something to heal ourselves and our neighborhoods” said DeNiro . The event is held on the first two weekends in May. This year's festival offered features, documentaries, shorts and major-studio premieres that drew 350,000 spectators to lower Manhattan . The Regal cinemas, h...

Final rumors of line up

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The following movies are expected to compete for this year's "Palme d'or" according to French press reports: "The Ladykillers" (Coen Brothers), a remake of a comedy from 1955 "Shrek 2" by Dreamworks - the first part was already in competition three years ago "La vie est un miracle" (Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia) a festival regular."Diaros de Motocicleta", an adaptation of Che Guevara's autobiography by Brazilian director Walter Salles covering Guevara's motorcycle adventures in the South America o...

Nominees and winners listings

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76th Academy Awards®Oscars® for the 76th Annual Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 29, 2004 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actor in a leading role Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)++++ Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)...

3 Independent Spirit Awards to Lost in Translations

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2004 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Best FeatureLost in Translation (Focus Features)Producers: Sofia Coppola and Ross KatzBest DirectorSofia CoppolaLost in Translation (Focus Features)Best ScreenplaySofia CoppolaLost in Translation (Focus Features)Best First FeatureMonster (Newmarket Films)Director: Patty JenkinsProducers: Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman Best First Screenplay Thomas McCarthyThe Station Agent (Miramax Films)John Cassavetes Awar...

Oscar nominees

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NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY - 76TH AWARDS -“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” 11 nominations“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” 10 nominations“Cold Mountain” 7 nominations“Seabiscuit” 7 nominations“Mystic River” 6 nominations“Lost in Translation” 4 nominations“Finding Nemo” 4 nominations“City of God” 4 nominationsBest motion picture of the year«The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”(New Line) A Wingnut Films Production Barrie M. O...

SAG awards nominations revealed

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

Independent Spirit awards nominees

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2004 IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDSNominations for the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards were announced including Best Feature nominees: American Splendor, In America, Lost in Translation, Raising Victor Vargas, and Shattered Glass. The 2004 Spirit Awards Nominating Committee has also awarded a Special Distinction Award to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams for its uniqueness of vision, bold conception and direction, the honesty of its screenwriting, bravery of its ...

Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog at Licoln center

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AN EVENING WITH SIR BEN KINGSLEY with a screening of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30pm Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents AN EVENING WITH SIR BEN KINGSLEY on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 6:30 pm at the Walter Reade Theater. This special event will include a preview screening of House of Sand and Fog (Dreamworks) followed by a conversation with Sir Ben Kingsley and the Film Society’s Kent Jones. Academy Award®...

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