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Button, Doubt, Nixon top Golden Globes nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 20081. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMATHE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount PicturesFROST/NIXONImagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal PicturesTHE READERMirage Enterprises; The Weinstein CompanyREVOLUTIONARY ROADAn Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in A...

"The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards"

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"The Academy Awards" for Independent Film, aka, "The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards", was held this evening at "The Museum of American Finance" and "Cipriani Wall Street". The evening commenced with Terrence Howard singing the track, "Love Makes You Beautiful", off his latest CD, "Shine Through It".Michelle Byrd addressed the audience congratulating IFP as it turns 30 this year. "Indie film is an artform. Since IFP's inception, they have assisted over 7000 films to be made, connect...

ÉCU 2009 Events and Success Stories of previous years

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ÉCU 2009 Events ÉCU 2009 will feature an exciting array of workshops hosted by dozens of industry experts. The workshops will cover a variety of topics relating to cinema including writing, directing, acting, editing and distribution. And they will be free and open to ALL festival attendees including members of the public. These events offer the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The workshops were a huge success in 2008, and will be even bigger and better in 2009!Dire...

23rd Israel Film Festival Closing Night PANAVISION Awards

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By Maria Esteves - November 18, 2008 The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York Closing Night Awards presented by Panavision and the IsraFest Foundation, acknowledging the best in filmmaking and emerging directors and producers of Israeli descent, was held at the Clearview Cinemas, Thursday, November 13, 7:30 PM. The awards were announced by founder/executive director Meir Fenigstein and Peter Brogna of PANAVISION.  2008 IFF Closing Night premiere sold out screening of THE SECRETS, ...

NY Israel Film Festival awarded The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival closed its most successful engagement in its history of presenting events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Thursday, November 13th in New York with the announcement by Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director of the IFF, of the winner of the coveted PANAVISION AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD to THE SECRETS, written and directed by Avi Nesher and produced by Nesher and David Silber. THE SECRETS, the Festival’s Closing Night film, will be released in NY by Monter...

Israel Film Festival wrapped

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival closed its most successful engagement in its history of presenting events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Thursday, November 13th in New York with the announcement by Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director of the IFF, of the winner of the coveted PANAVISION AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD to THE SECRETS, written and directed by Avi Nesher and produced by Nesher and David Silber. THE SECRETS, the Festival’s Closing Night film, will be released in NY by Monter...

The Starz Denver Film Festival will honour Bill Pullman

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The 31st Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) will honor an outstanding and wide array of talented film artists during the 11-day festival which kicks off November 13 and runs through November 23. Actor Bill Pullman will receive the Festival's prestigious John Cassavetes Award while Richard Jenkins will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Additionally, SDFF will pay tribute to cinematographer Wally Pfister, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and Swiss filmmaker Thomas Imbach for their ...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

Record 7,500 attend 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival!

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Setting record attendance, about 7,500 film fans enjoyed last weekend's 6th annual Tallgrass Film Festival. The festival featured multiple sell-outs, from NAKED CITY'S Opening Night Gala featuring the work-in-progress screening of Laura Winston and Joe Cohen's WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?, to several screenings over the weekend including GOOD DICK with filmmakers Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter. A fourth-screening of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? also sold-out at the Old Town Warren Theater ...

An Interview with Israel Film Festival Founder Meir Fenigstein

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By Maria Esteves  The 20th Israel Film Festival (IFF) held at the Clearview Cinema in New York, October 14-28, 2004, successfully celebrated 20 years presenting the best films and filmmakers from Israel. Attendees in record numbers gathered daily to purchase IFF tickets. Israel Film Festival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein was interviewed in New York on Sunday, October 31, 2004. Q: What inspired you to move from music to film? MF: I was born in Tel Aviv, Decemb...

Interview with Israel Film Festival founder Meir Fenigstein

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The IsraFest Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1982, created the Israel Film Festival to showcase Israel's thriving film and television industry. The annual event plays a vital educational role in today's world, providing an intercultural exchange that advances tolerance and understanding and enriches America's vision of Israel's impressive social and cultural diversity.Danny DeVito, Irwin Winkler and Edward Zwick will be honored at the 23rd edition of the festival at New Yo...

Laurence Fishburne to be awarded at Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that esteemed actor and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place December 4-11 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Mr. Fishburne will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation on Sunday, December 7th. Academy Award® winner Sir Sean Connery will again be lending hi...

2008 New York Television Festival Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - October 16, 2008 The Fourth Annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) was held at the New World Stages, September 12 - 17, 2008. NYTVF annually presents Independent Pilot Competition, panel discussions, premiere screenings, special events, awards ceremony, and gala receptions. This year's television festival included 6 premieres and 37 pilots (documentary, comedy, drama, animation, nonscripted, and family), University, Industry, and Digital Day panel discussions, s...

2008 New York Television Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2008 The 4th New York Television Festival (NYTVF) Awards Ceremony was held at the New World Stages, Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM. 2008 NYTVF Awards presented by NYTVF, Procter & Gamble Productions, FOX Television Network and People's Choice acknowledges the best independent television pilot shows and comedy scripts. 2008 NYTVF Closing Night Premiere of HBO new animated comedy series "The Life and Times of Tim," created/written/executiv...

Angelus Student Film Festival Awards

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The 13th annual Angelus Student Film Festival presented its 2008 winners and finalists with more than $50,000 in cash awards and industry prizes at its screening and awards ceremony, Saturday, September 13, 6 p.m., at the Directors Guild of America.The event, emceed by Emmy Award-winning network host Chris Balish, honors and showcases future filmmakers as they explore and create works that respect the dignity of the human person. The winning and honorable mentioned films were screened at aftern...

Aspen announces its line up of film & events

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Aspen Film announces its program for the 30th annual Aspen Filmfest, running September 24 - September 28, 2008 in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Award-winning features and documentaries from around the world will be showcased at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale during five days of unforgettable films during the height of the Rocky Mountain fall season. Special guests include composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement), director Angus Yates, (Crim...

Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer Greg Daniels

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The Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer, producer and director Greg Daniels with the 2008 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival (Oct. 16-23, 2008). Daniels will receive the award at the Austin Film Festival Awards Luncheon presented by AT&T on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Austin Club. AFF co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan said, “We’re thrilled to honor Greg Daniels for his contribution to ground-breaking comedic television on f...

9th NYILFF Closing Night World Premiere of “THE MINISTERS” Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - September 3, 2008  The 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Closing Night World Premiere of THE MINISTERS, directed by Franc Reyes presented by HBO and sponsored by Heineken was held at the Directors Guild Theater, Saturday, July 26, 7:00 PM.  2008 NYILFF Closing Night Premiere of THE MINISTERS After Party immediately followed at Spotlight Live venue with special performances by LUMIDEE and MALVERDE. 2008 NYILFF Closing Night World Premie...

New York, Repositioning IFP's Independent Film Market as Independent Film Week

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As noted in last year's review the New York IFP (Independent Feature Film Project) Market was established in 1979 as a side bar to the New York Film Festival and response to block buster Hollywood. Over its long history the market and other services IFP provides have become indispensable tools for aspiring and newly established producers, directors and screen writers to check the pulse of the independent film industry and to launch their projects. What started as a screening venue for independ...

Babelgum, the global web TV platform, has opened its first U.S. offices in New York

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Babelgum, the global web TV platform, today announced the opening of its first U.S. offices in New York and the hiring of Ethan Podell as President, Babelgum US and Michael Rosen as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. Podell will oversee all aspects of the company’s US operations and business growth, reporting directly to Valerio Zingarelli, CEO of Babelgum. A television industry veteran of nearly 30 years, Podell founded and managed several successful start-ups, including ...

Inside the making of Love & Suicide.

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* A critics interview with the making of the history making film Love & Suicide cast and crew, on their accomplishment in filming a feature length film in Havana, Cuba without the expressed concent of either government. LOVE & SUICIDEA Lisa France Film   After their film Anne B. Real, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, had been accepted into the Havana International Film Festival, producer-writer Luis Moro and writer-director Lisa France played with the idea of...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

2008 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 18, 2008  The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony, presented by HBO, was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director, Calixto Chinchilla and executive director, Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preced...

Strategic Partners (SP) announces keynotes

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Strategic Partners (SP), Canada’s only international co-production market for film and television projects announced today that two internationally renowned names in the film and television industries, Frida Torresblanco and Noreen Halpern, are slated to deliver keynote addresses to this year’s capacity number of delegates including delegations from the spotlight countries of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Frida Torresblanco, acclaimed producer and creator of Ritmo Films, will present the ope...

A presentation of inaugural Downbeach Film Festival

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Director-writer Kevin Smith will be honored August 9 at a retrospective during the inaugural Downbeach Film Festival (DBFF), August 8 to 10. New Jersey native Smith will speak about his career and hold a Q & A with the audience in the Screening Room at Resorts Atlantic City. The festival will also award Smith the Lifesaver Award for lifetime achievement to date for such films as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, Chasing Amy and Clerks. The festival kicks off August 8 with a slate of films i...

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