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Mark Romanek, Scott Frank, Michael Elliot, and Adriene Bowles Among Program Mentors & Guest Speakers -Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has selected 33 filmmakers for its annual diversity mentorship program, Project:Involve. The signature program is dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry. Writer/directors M...

NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionn...

Career Tributes Announced for 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™

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Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, IFP announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s Tribute selection represents a range of individuals who are all veterans well-versed in the journey between lower-budget indepe...

An Interview With Beth Einhorn, Filmmaker & Tonight Show Writer

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We contacted Beth Einhorn recently to ask about her experiences working as a writer, producer, and director in TV comedy. She’s worked on The Chris Rock Show, HBO’s George Carlin specials, and Saturday Night Live, to name a few. Beth is currently a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s also written and directed independent films that screened at The Valley Film Festival (Simple Roasted Chicken in 2009 and A 3 1/2 Foot Perspective in 2007). This year VFF is screening 500 Days o...

Adventures in Plymptoons! A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton

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ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS! – A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton - Now in Post Production The curly red locks of Alexia Anastasio make her easy to spot in a crowd. Recently, this has come in handy as she tours conventions and festivals across the country to promote her upcoming independent feature film, Adventures in Plymptoons!, a documentary on twice Oscar-nominated independent animator, Bill Plympton. Adventures in Plymptoons! is a year and a half in...

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...

TCFF Daily Post - THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE

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Here it is - the complete list of films we are showing and a little about our film panelists.  There's more to come, so hang in there!     A Soldier’s Mission Animation Director: Mel K. Lockett 3 minutes USA 2010 A love struck tin soldier rushes to the aid of a fallen princess.OPENING NIGHT - LCC THU 3:00 - LCC THU 4:15  A Tall TaleAnimation Director: Brittany Biggs 8 minutes USA 2010 A lost princess returns home...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Photos

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards presented by HBO honoring the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 was held at the SVA Theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. This year's film festival included 46 premieres, 33 features (domestic, international, cinedulce), 17 documentaries, 56 shorts; panel discussions; special presentations; workshops; free outdoor screenings; VIP receptions; and gala parties....

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Videos

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards presented by HBO honoring the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 was held at the SVA Theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. This year's film festival included over 100 films (domestic, documentaries, international, cinedulce, shorts), panel discussions, special presentations, workshops, free outdoor screenings, VIP receptions, and gala parties. The award announ...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging L...

NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter re...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino film...

11th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Video Coverage

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by Maria Esteves - August 26, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO was held at theaters in New York City, July 27 - August 1, 2010. NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla, executive director Elizabeth Gardner, HBO vice president, acquisition & multicultural marketing Lucinda Martinez-Desir, and many others opened the 2010 NYILFF at the SVA theatre, Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 PM. NYILFF founder/ex...

"The New York International Latino Film Festival", July 27 to August 1, 2010

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Bienvenido to "The 11th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival", presented by HBO!  Get out of the hot sun and into a cool theater by supporting international filmmakers who will be showcasing dozens of films at SVA and Chelsea Cinemas from July 27 to August 1st.  While "The Dry Land" starring America Ferrara and Wilmer Valderrama will open the NYILFF this Tuesday, July 27,  films entitled "Accountable" to "Yanindara" and over 100 others...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2010

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In its 21st edition the festival organized by Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented from June 10-24 thirty films from 25 countries with 28 New York Premieres. The Human Rights Watch organization is an international group with offices in 18 countries publishing well received investigative reports about human rights violations which are taken seriously by policy makers. It is no wonder that the film festival is also shaped by the expectation that it has an impact...

The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres

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  New Yorkers in need of a cool, affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres. NYIIFF runs from July 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at lower east side hotspot BLVD from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin J...

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY edition

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New Yorkers in need of a cool, affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres. NYIIFF runs from July 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at lower east side hotspot BLVD from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin July 23rd on 2...

LA Fest documentaries reviews

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Feuding Anthropologists, an Elephant who got away, The abuse of Vlast, and Rich space cadetsThis year's LA Film Festival had a particularly strong slate of documentaries.and the following are a few mini-reviews of the creme-de-la-creme. "SECRETS OF THE TRIBE" compiled and directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, is a very thought-provoking documentary focusing on the interference of academic anthropologists in the life of an extremely primitive tribe in the Amazon jungle, the Yanomami, in...

11th New York Intl Latino Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves – June 28, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF’10) presented by HBO will commence July 27 - August 1, 2010 at the Clearview Cinemas Chelsea, and the School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York. The festival founded in 1998, assist emerging Latino filmmaker’s contribute to the world of cinema. This year’s Opening, Dominican, and Closing Night films are New York Premiere THE DRY LAND, directed by Ryan Piers Williams held at School of Visual ...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy. Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billion,...

New York City International Film Festival To Debut in Times Square

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Times Square may have dodged a car bomb, but now another explosive event is being planned for New York's theater district that's sure to go off. Expect sizzle and smoke August 12 to 19, 2010, when the New York City International Film Festival gets its launch in tourism ground zero. I just came back from two hours with the man who's behind the plot. Manhattan already has the New York Film Festival and the Tribeca and Gen Art -- whoops, not Gen Art -- and 50 or so other movie pageants, but ...

Nantucket Film Festival - Chapter 15 in Literary Love Story

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As the days lengthen, so the Nantucket Film Festival fires up for its 15th annual storytelling blowout, June 17 to 20, 2010. The Festival, which celebrates screenwriters, screenwriting and the art of the raconteur in today's cinema, boasts "The Writers are Coming" as its motto. Wordsmiths aren't the only ones to wash ashore. Once again, 4,000 screenwriters, producers, agents, development executives and lay cinephiles are due on the Massachusetts island -- along with some 6,000 l...

Edinburgh International Film Festival line up

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  At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full programme details for the 64th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 16 - 27 June, will host twenty-two World premieres, and twelve International premieres. The Closing Night Gala will be the World premiere of THIRD STAR, a British tragi-comic buddy film by newcomer Hattie Dalton, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (FOUR...

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