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George Harrison: Living in the Material World Premieres at the 49th New York Film Festival 2011

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By Maria Esteves – October 3, 2011 The 49th New York Film Festival 2011(NYFF 2011) press screening of the music documentary GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, directed by Martin Scorsese was held at Lincoln Center’s Beale Theater on Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00 am. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a live press conference from London via Skype immediately followed the screening with panelists executive producer Margaret Bodde, director Martin Scorsese, prod...

Award Honorees for LA Femme Film Fest

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LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder Leslie LaPage announced today the Award Honorees for the 7th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival 2011, October 13-16, 2011. “Each year we have an amazing celebration of female Entertainment leaders and this year is especially close to my heart.” said Leslie LaPage Founder/Director of the premiere Festival which empowers women Producers, Writers, Directors and Actors in the entertainment industry. “We have finally broken through the glass ceiling i...

NYILFF 2011: HBO Filmmaker VIP Reception Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 29, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) HBO Filmmaker VIP Reception was held at Nuela Restaurant, New York, Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 PM. International filmmakers, producers, and industry executives attended the private networking reception. Nuela’s impeccable service, exquisite South American h’orderves, and deserts with an open bar in a hospitable and inviting ambiance was extraordinary. NYILFF 2011 HBO VIP Re...

Rome Film Festival will premiere Too Big to Fail

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  THE INTERNATIONAL ROME FILM FESTIVAL October 27 - November 4 2011   The background behind the financial crisis in Too Big to Fail by Curtis Hanson The 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers are the main focus of Too Big to Fail, the film by Oscar® winner Curtis Hanson  to be  premiered in the Official Selection of the International Rome Film Festival (27 October - 4 November, Auditorium Parco della Musica). The TV-film produced b...

Nevada City Film Festival kicks off

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The 11th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presented by AJA Video Systems, kicks off Thursday, August 18 and runs through Sunday, August 21, 2011. This year, over 60 films – both short and full length independent dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation films from around the world – will screen in three beautiful art house theatres and charming historic buildings in downtown Nevada City, CA. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent cinema to the foothills of Northern Californ...

Dustin Hoffman film directorial debuts with QUARTET for BBC Films

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Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins lead British cast of venerable maestros for Hoffman’s directorial debut   Dustin Hoffman has assembled a cast of Britain’s most virtuoso actors for his feature film directorial debut QUARTET, which starts principal photography today, shooting for nine weeks in and around Buckinghamshire. BBC Films and DCM Productions present a Headline Pictures and Finola Dwyer Productions production in association with Decca and Han...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

The Urbanworld Film Festival announces 2011 slate

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The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Networks Announces 2011 Festival Slate & Celebrates 15th Anniversary The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks, announced today that the world premiere of Diane Paragas' and Nelson George's Brooklyn Boheme (Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams) will serve as Opening Night selection for the festival, which will take place September 14-18, 2011 in midtown ...

12th NY Intl Latino Film Fest Opening Night Presentation CHICO AND RITA

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By Maria Esteves – August 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) presented by HBO Opening Night Presentation of Chico and Rita, co-directed by Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando, commenced Tuesday, August 16, at AMC Empire Cinemas. NYILFF11 Opening Night HBO Short Film Script Competition Award and Mayor Bloomberg’s proclamation making August 15-21 NYILFF days, preceded the film presentation. NYILFF11 Opening Night red carpet arrivals ...

NYILFF 2011: CRUSH Winner of HBO Short Film Script Competition

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By Maria Esteves – August 23, 2011 HBO associate manager of multicultural marketing, Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-director Calixto Chinchilla and co-director Elizabeth Gardner presented co-directors Joseph Lamorte, Gloria Lamorte and writer/producer Dominic Colon with the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Script Competition Award for CRUSH, at the 12th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Gala, at AMC Empire Cinemas, Tuesday, August 16, 2011. NYILFF 2011 Opening Night Present...

The New York International Latino Film Festival line up

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The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) has announced its line up of domestic, international, shorts and a variety of other programs. NYILFF’s 12th edition takes place from August 15-21, 2011 at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9 at 260 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Aves. and AMC Empire 25 Theatres, 234 West 42nd Street, New York City. Log on to the new web site for more information: nylatinofilm.com. Hollywood stars invited and expected to attend so far include: Andy Garci...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2011

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Running its 22nd edition in cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center the Human Rights Watch Film Festival presented from June 16 – 3019 films from 12 countries and premiered 17. As in past editions, most productions selected were first rate prompting animated debates reinforcing the audience commitment to human rights issues. Thus the viewers enjoyed again reflexive cinema at its best. Most filmmakers were present to discuss their productions and to provide additional insights into...

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

The Weinstein Company to Release Madonna's W.E. on December 9, 2011 in New York and L.A.

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Love Story Stars Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy And Oscar Isaac The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it will release Madonna's "W.E." on December 9, 2011 in New York and Los Angeles. The film will expand to additional markets in December, with wide release anticipated by mid-January. Madonna's narrative feature directorial debut, W.E. is co-written by Madonna and Alek Keshishian, produced by Madonna and Kris Thykier and executive produced by Scott Fr...

NewFest | 2011 Visionary Award to Christine Vachon

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NewFest (www.NewFest.org), the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival is coming to locations across the city, July 21-28. The festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea's SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and Harlem Stage. Pri...

Breckfilmfest special guests

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David Gallagher is most recognized from his 11 seasons as “Simon Camden” on the hit WB series 7TH HEAVEN. Prior to his time on 7TH HEAVEN,Gallagher made his mark on the big screen starring in PHENOMENON alongside John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall. In the hit sequel LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW he re-teamed with John Travolta to star opposite Kirstie Alley. Additionally, David has starred in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SPIN & MARTY opposite Judd Nelson, ANGELS IN THE ENDZO...

Elvis Mitchell as the curator for Film Independent's new Film Series

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival (LA Film Fest), and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the selection of esteemed film critic Elvis Mitchell as the curator for its new Film Series. The two organizations have partnered for a new weekly Film Series in the fall, with The New York Times as the presenting sponsor. Mitchell will be a full-time staff member at Film Independent and will be working c...

Aruba got talent

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Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China” , “Meet Monica Velour”) , Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Candidate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood costume designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will be attending the 2nd An...

European discoveries: Ten Directors to Watch

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Alexandru Maftei, Romania Lisa Aschan, Sweden Claudio Cupellini, Italy David Dusa, FranceJannicke Systad Jacobsen, Norway Yasemin Samdereli, Germany Zuzana Liová, Slovak RepublicMatus Zajac, Valdís æskarsdóttir,Iceland Hans Van Nuffel, Belgium Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom Who makes exciting stories work on screen? Who is the person behind touching pictures, amazing film scenes and breathtaking moments in cinema? Ten directors from across Europe will be spotlighted as creative heads of passio...

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) returns for its 12th Edition

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The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) returns for its 12th Edition from August 15-21, 2011 at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9 at 260 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Aves. and AMC Empire 25 Theatres, 234 West 42nd Street, New York City. The premiere Latino film festival in the nation kicks off with Cinema Under the Stars, a free outdoor screening on Monday, August 15 and continues with its Opening Night red carpet event on Tuesday, August 16 and through the week with ...

Teclópolis

Director: Javier Mrad.
Once upon a time. Old magazines gently dance in the wind. A super-8 camera crawls over a wooden table while an old carpet flows in and out. Suddenly, a mouse. Then, a whole civilization running towards its inevitable destiny. Plastic waste has reached the point where not even the most distant beaches are safe.

Jonathan Demme guest of second Aruba, along other prestigious line up

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It was announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex in the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Meet Monica Velour”), Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Mandate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood wardrobe designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will b...

NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Need TV coverage from red carpet or Press conference? Email us Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email...

Christine Vachon: The State of Cinema is...Not Necessarily Taking Place in a Cinema

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Last night, closing out day 4 of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Christine Vachon of Killer Films delivered the State of Cinema Address. Christine has personally produced over 60 films, including I'm Not There, Boys Don't Cry, One Hour Photo, and the 2010 HBO mini series Mildred Pierce. The annual Address is billed as assessment of cinema + culture + society. Here's a little summary. The style of the talk was the type where Vachon would ask a question, sort of state that she ...

Christine Vachon: The State of Cinema is...Not Necessarily Taking Place in a Cinema

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Last night, closing out day 4 of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Christine Vachon of Killer Films delivered the State of Cinema Address. Christine has personally produced over 60 films, including I'm Not There, Boys Don't Cry, One Hour Photo, and the 2010 HBO mini series Mildred Pierce. The annual Address is billed as assessment of cinema + culture + society. Here's a little summary. The style of the talk was the type where Vachon would ask a question, sort of state that she didn'...

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