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John Landis expected at 2012 Victoria Film Festival

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Acclaimed Filmmaker John Landis confirmed as a guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival.Victoria Film Festival Presents:John Landis in the House with Richard Crouse.Saturday, February 4 • 7:00 PM • Vic TheatreCelebrated filmmaker John Landis has been confirmed as a special guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival, where he will be joined by film critic Richard Crouse for an exclusive discussion during a special event and screening.Landis is best known for his comedies, including National L...

I Know Why You're Single Vol 1

Director: Andrew Skinner Jr .
Drew acts as a defense attorney for men with the help of his, "I know why you're single checklist" proving that single women are to blame for their single status. Not men

Heather Graham honored with the Bahamas Career Achievement Award

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Drugstore Cowboy, Austin Powers) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year's Film Festival, taking place December 1-4 in Nassau.   The Career Achievement Tribute ceremony featuring Graham will take place at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 2nd. Jeffrey Lyons, host of the TV show "Lyons Den", will be mo...

The alternative birth of the Music Video

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By Robert Barry In April 2005, less than a year before shooting their own debut film Electroma, the French electronic group Daft Punk directed themselves in a video for the song 'Robot Rock', from their third album, Human After All. The video finds Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in black leather and robot masks performing on a dark, neon-lit stage resembling somewhat the sets for the BBC's flagship pop music show Top of the Pops in the late eighties. Surrounding the stage, a p...

‘Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks Thanks To Toyota Yaris

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 ‘Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks Thanks To Toyota Yaris : DJ Havana Brown Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks - Sponsored by Toyota Yaris Click here to view gallery The Take 40 Stars Of Summer party, presented by the new Toyota Yaris, returned today (and tonight) launching the summer party season in pure style. Set against a stunning harbour backdrop, the party plus featured intimate live pe...

CMJ 2011 Entertainment Business Law Seminar Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – November 26, 2011 The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011(CMJ 2011) Entertainment Business Law Seminar was held at New York University Kimmel Center, New York, October 21, 2011. Presented by HSBC Private Bank, the all-day seminar WHEN INDUSTRIES COLLIDE accredited for accountants Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) included Cloud Computing vs. File Sharing, Unlocking Revenue Stream, Real World Entertainment Ethi...

CMJ 2011 Music Marathon and Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – October 13, 2011 The CMJ 2011 Music Marathon and Film Festival will be held at venues throughout downtown New York, October 18-22, 2011. The College Music Journal (CMJ) festival annually presents the best in new music from around the world. This year’s festival will showcase over 1,300 artist performances, film premieres, panel discussions, seminars, awards ceremony, after parties, and special events. To view full schedule, please visit: http://schedule.cmj.com CM...

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...

NYTVF Announces Official Selections to 2011 Independent Pilot Competition

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The New York Television Festival is proud to announce 48 Official Selections to the 2011 Independent Pilot Competition!  These talented artists are eligible to win development deals and cash prizes from IFC, MTV, and FX.   In addition to the artists selected for the IPC, finalists from other NYTVF initiatives that take place throughout the year – including the Bing Decisions Project, Sony Format Competition  and FOX Comedy Script Contest – as well as semi-finalists in ...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

DEADLINE 6/30!!! NY TV Festival accepting indie pilots in all genres. Win guaranteed dev deals with IFC, MTV, and FX $5-$25k

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 The NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL The NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition is currently accepting original, independently produced television and new media pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners FX, IFC and MTV. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2011_ipc.htm Network sponsored awards:  FX and Apostle present: FX "...

DEADLINE 7/15!! Got a great idea for an original docu-series? A&E and NY TV Festival now seeking unscripted treatments & tape

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The A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline  A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are introducing an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. Entrants should focus on treatments that center on individuals or small groups that represent unique points of view. To be considered, producers must submit a short treatment (1-2 pages) along with a brief video introducing the subject(s). The top treatments wi...

Tinsel & Tine interview with Morgan Spurlock "Greatest Movie Ever Sold"

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Jerry: ...Over the balcony, bounced off some respirator thing into the patient! George: What do you mean "into the patient"? Jerry: Into the patient, literally! George: Into the hole? Jerry: Yes, the hole! George: Didn't they notice it? Jerry: No! George: How could they not notice it?!? Jerry: Because it's a little mint. It's a Junior Mint. George: What did they do? Jerry: They sealed him up with the mint inside. George: They left the Junior Mint in him? Jerry: Yes! Geor...

Today Is Earth Day

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  Today is Earth Day…..in fact it is the 40th anniversary of the date inaugurated in 1970 to foster awareness about ecology and the environment. In its inaugural year, the concern about “saving the planet” was secondary to the protestors energizing college campuses in a push to end the war in Vietnam. In those days, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution wa...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

NY TV Festival- call for entries: win guaranteed development deals with MTV, IFC, and FX

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Submit an original TV pilot to the industry's first recognized independent television festival; win a guaranteed development deal from MTV, IFC, or FX. All you need is an idea and a video camera.The 2011 NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition:The NYTVF accepts original television pilots from 4 to 22 minutes in length in all categories and genres, both scripted and unscripted, live-action and animated, traditional or digital formats.Cash prizes and guaranteed development deals will be awarded to 2...

Aruba Film Fest heast up for second year

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  Building on the success of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) last June, which attracted stars and films from around the world and entertained thousands over the course of a week, it has been confirmed that the island nation of Aruba will host a second edition of the AIFF this June (June 10-16). Initial details surrounding the 2011 Film Festival were unveiled today at a press conference by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira. Acto...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

Winners Announced for TASTY Awards at Star-Studded Hollywood Event

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Hosted by comedian Zane Lamprey, the show featured a distinguished line up of celebrity presenters including the Food Network's Brian Boitano Tanya Holland, Darryl Robinson, Manouschka Guerrier, and Aida Mollenkamp, E! Entertainment's Amy Paffrath, the Style Network's Jeannie Mai and Peter Ishkhans, food gurus Leslie Sbrocco and Bobby Bognar, TV fashionista Luciene Salomone, and Celebrity Chefs Hubert Keller, Nathan Lyon, Kevin Roberts, Candice Kumai and Fabio Viviani. Among the evenings ...

Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network'

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The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network' as Best Picture and David Fincher as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. The star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. “The Social Network” was named the year’s Best Picture and David Fincher won Best Director honors for the film.Other big winners of the night incl...

Quentin Tarantino to Receive the Inaugural Critics' Choice Music+Film Award

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) will present Quentin Tarantino with its first ever Critics' Choice Music+Film Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The all new Critics' Choice Music+Film Award was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music. Maroon 5 will perform a special musical tribute from one of Tarantin...

Tarantino to receive Critics' Choice Music+Film Award

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) will present Quentin Tarantino with its first ever Critics' Choice Music+Film Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The all new Critics' Choice Music+Film Award was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music. Maroon 5 will perform a special musical tribute from one of Tarantino'...

Essential Filmmaking: An Interview With Legendary Polish Director Jerzy Skolimowski

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Jerzy Skolimowski is a busy man these days. The Polish director's latest film Essential Killing made headlines this autumn when it won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, and the film's lead, Vincent Gallo, took the prize for best actor. The film was released in Poland in October, and audiences have been filling cinemas to see what is admittedly a unique film in terms of story and style. In the following interview, Mr. Skolimowski discusses the origins of the film, the funding ...

New management wanted to save Artivist?

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Some people seem to be blind to the true face of this festival. Is this good or bad? We know for a fact tthat Artivist Festival does not maintain impecable business ethics and standards: they do not pay their bills. We are proof of that (The festival director Diaky Diaz bought an ad campaign from us and did not pay the whole bill) We have been approached by many staffers who reported they were owed money from this organization and never got it... We at fest21.com notice that...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

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