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Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle:  Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author,  speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan.  During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle:  Author:  "&...

Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle: Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author, speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan. During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle: Author: ""Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretative...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...

LAFF Awards

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a special event, presented by Target. The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times, ran from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. “One of our goals at Film Independent is to help filmmakers build an audience for their work, and the Los Angeles Film Festival does just that,” said Film I...

Los Angeles Film Festival to premiere Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will have its American Premiere on Monday, June 22 at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Michael Bay’s highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Falle...

A festival Wife final chapter revealed in Cannes

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife...

Final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife"

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former ...

Los Angeles Film Festival additional programing

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the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced additional official film selections and programming for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove and Rebecca Cammisa’s Which Way Home will be a part of the Free Screenings section.Walt Disney Pictures’ Ponyo will close this year’s Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theater. From the A...

Malin Akerman to host the Ischia Fest conference tomorrow at the Italian Village on la croisette

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                              Actress Malin Akerman will be host of the Ischia Global Fim & Music festival press conference at the Italian Pavillon on the Croisette (42, la croisette) fest21.com will upload video excerpts from the conference   Swedish-actress Malin Akerman (Watchman) and Italian-actress Martina ...

San Francisco Filmmaking Grant award winner

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San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today the winner and two honorable mentions for the initial $35,000 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant, given to a filmmaker for a narrative feature film, with a social justice theme, being made in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists, who reviewed 124 estimable submissions, are Linda Blackaby, director of programming, San Francisco Film Society; Jennifer Chaiken, partner, 72 Productions; Graham Leggat, executive director, San Fr...

A Festival Wife online novel by Rex Weiner marks 1000th reader

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Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, this week marked its 1000th reader logging onto “A Festival Wife,” a novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner serialized weekly on its website since March 25, 2009.The novel, a romantic thriller framed by the world of film markets and festivals, is illustrated by Nesta Morgan, is presented on the newly-launched Fest21 blog platform (www.fest21.com). A new chapter has appeared each week with the surprise endi...

Festival Book serialized exclusively on fest21.com -Part 4

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM TO PUBLISH FESTIVAL NOVEL IN WEEKLY SERIAL Web 2.0 Festival Novel“A Festival Wife” romantic thriller by ex-Variety reporter Rex Weiner to appear onlineCheck the fourth chapterCheck the third chapter Check the second chapterFirst chapterFilmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, will serialize “A Festival Wife,” a first novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner, in its weekly newsletter beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The nov...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

A festival Wife goes 2.0 read it first on fest21.com

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM TO PUBLISH FESTIVAL NOVEL IN WEEKLY SERIAL Web 2.0 Festival Novel "A Festival Wife" romantic thriller byex-Variety reporter Rex Weiner to appear online At http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/a_festival_wife Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, will serialize "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner, in its weekly newsletter beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The novel...

Festival Book serialized exclusively on fest21.com

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM TO PUBLISH FESTIVAL NOVEL IN WEEKLY SERIAL Web 2.0 Festival Novel“A Festival Wife” romantic thriller by ex-Variety reporter Rex Weiner to appear onlineCheck the second chapterFirst chapterFilmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, will serialize “A Festival Wife,” a first novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner, in its weekly newsletter beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The novel, which will also be published as an e-book fr...

Don LaFontaine King of Movie Trailers Dies

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Don LaFontaine, the man who popularized the catch phrase "In a world where ..." and lent his voice to thousands of movie trailers, died Sept. 2, 2008, at 68. Some words from Don la Fontaine"My history begins as a recording engineer at the National Recording Studios, where I had the opportunity to work with Floyd Peterson producing promo spots for Dr. Strangelove. Peterson incorporated many of my ideas for the spots, and not long after, we went into business together. While working on the 1964 ...

Newsletter 323, July 10th 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Ischia Global Fest Dailies from Bruno Chatelin Stephen Frears & Visconti ...

USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival, April 21-27, 2008, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.This year, the Festival honors two stage, screen and television veterans; one of the most respected cinematographers of our time; a rock and roll living legend; stages an anniversary reunion of popular comedy cult phenomenons of all time; brings eminent French director Claude Lelouch to Dallas; presents its 30th annual installment of the Academy-q...

DWIFF to feature "CineFlow" Tech Fair showcasing Digital Cinema Workflow

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The Detroit Windsor Int'l Film Festival shows their strong educational and professional development streak, with the inclusion of a "mini trade show" that brings the latest tools and techniques to the attendees who are interested in film and video production.  From writing to distribution and everything in between, CineFlow will show new film and video production techniques and capabilities, including HD, animation, visual effects, editing and distribution to web servers, like YouTube...

Jeff Margolis to Direct Screen Actors Guild Awards® Telecast

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Jeff Margolis, executive producer of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® since the fifth Actors® honors in 1999, will bring his Emmy® and DGA Award-winning directing talents to the Guild’s Annual awards ceremony for the second consecutive year, producer Kathy Connell announced today. The only industry kudos selected entirely by actors' peers, the “14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, ...

Oscar Winner Delbert Mann, Director of MARTY

 Tuesday, November 20----------Delbert Mann, who directed the acclaimed live TV production of  MARTY, the classic tale of a lonely Bronx butcher by pioneering television scenarist Paddy Chayefsky, and then won an Academy Award for the 1955 movie version, passed away last week at the age of 87. MARTY, which was the first and most successful of the television-to-film-adaptations, was one of the most celebrated films of the 1950s, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine), B...

An Interview with IDFA director Ally Derks

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As International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam puts finishing touches on its 20th edition, set to launch November 22-December 2, festival director Ally Derks takes a moment to muse on this year’s standout themes, the joys of playing with a three-million-euro budget and the merry mischief of hiding a fake film for audiences to smoke out. Filmfestivals.com reached her in Amsterdam during the calm before the storm. FF: Is it a challenge to program a documentary festival that comes a week af...

A Red Carpet Weekend At The London Film Festival

 Sunday, October 21--------It has been a busy weekend on the Red Carpet at the London Film Festival. Friday night saw the UK Premiere of three exciting new films, which could not be more different. First was the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS, directed by current hot Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. The film, which is the current frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, is a harrowing account about one woman’s odyssey of desperation in 1980s Roman...

"Dreamgirls" Mariah Wilson Visits Freshi

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"Dreamgirls" Mariah Wilson is a not-to-be missed performer making waves in Hollywood. At the age of twelve, she has already held her own with big names like Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson. That isn't surprising given her life-long commitment to performing as not only an actress, but singer and dancer as well. As Mariah has enjoyed success in her career, she is determined to share her time and energy with filmmakers her own age. In July, FreshiFilms will give Mariah a great audience of young ...

Al Pacino's Friends, Collaborators Share Insights on Movie Geeks United!

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On Sunday, June 24, MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, one of the most popular motion picture-themed radio programs on the internet,  broadcast a special 2- hour tribute to the legendary actor of stage and screen AL PACINO.  The broadcast, which is now available for free replay through the archived section of their website (www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited), featured interviews with some of Pacino's most exciting and insightful friends and collaborators.   Steven Bauer, who co-starred with Paci...

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