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Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters at The Bellhouse Brooklyn Fri. May 18th w/ Beatrice Demi-Mondaine & Institutional Prostitution

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I am very excited as my longtime band Gods and Monsters are due to play at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn Friday May 18th!!  Here's some more info on the show: http://tktwb.tw/HxGikq Gods and Monsters, my psychedelic supergroup 23 years young this July, includes Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) on bass, Billy Ficca (Television) on drums,  Jason Candler (Hungry March Band) on alto sax, and Joe Hendel (Faddy Acids) on trombone and keyboards--our stable lineup since 2004. http://garylu...

First edition of Gotham in Progress in Wroclaw

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11 US indie films selected for the first edition of Gotham in Progress in Wroclaw Gotham in Progress is the first industry event devoted solely to US indie films in Europe. GIP provides a European industry showcase for US indies in final production stages. Out of the 11 projects, selected from 39 applications, 7 will be presented in full at closed industry screenings.Among these films are Atlantic Pictures’ new project, GRAND STREET by Lex Sidon, STONES IN THE SUN by Patricia Benoit (Selected ...

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers - Eurocinema's Short Film Competition

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eurocinema Celebrates Global Cinema with the Launch of the First Ever On Demand Short Film Competition  Winning Entries to Be Showcased On Demand to 36 Million TV Homes in North America on eurocinema Beginning DATE MIAMI, September 27, 2011 -- eurocinema, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to European films on North American television, has launched the first ever on demand film contest, the “Eurocinema Short Film Competition,” the announcement was made today by c...

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...

Wimbledon SHORTS 2012

Wimbledon SHORTS short Film Competition 2012 Deadline for Entries 31st March, 2012  Wimbledon's alternative film club, the WFC, hosts the fifth Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival in July 2012. We've got a terrific judging panel, great people from across the film industry: 
  • Lisa Rawlings: Development Editor, Film4
  • Julia Blackman, co-founder and Executive Producer of Scion Films
  • Allisa Ferrier, Acquisitions Executive, Artificial Eye
  • Andrew Pulver: Film Editor, The Guardian
  • Manu Luksch: artist and filmmaker
  • Dominic Buttimore: director, Th1ng Animation
  • Nick Brimble, actor
  • Derek Malcolm: Film critic
  • Josh Appignanesi: film director ("The Infidel")
  • Avie Luthrie: BAFTA-nominated film director ("Mad, Bad and Sad")
  • Nick Toon, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner
  Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world. Whether your film is narrative driven, animated or experimental, we're looking for films that challenge or shift the boundaries of conventional filmmaking – just as long as it's under 15 minutes! Awardsv     WFC award for Best Wimbledon Shorts film v     Audience Award v     Best Animated Film v     Student Filmmaker Award sponsored by studentshouseonline (filmmakers under 25 in schools, colleges and universities) v     Marcus Beale Experimental Film Award Prizes£500 prize for WFC Award for Best Wimbledon Shorts Film'Meet with an Industry Expert' for Winner of the Best Student Filmmaker Award. Competition closes 31 March 2012SHORTS festival 21 July 2011 Submission details can be found at:

http://www.wimbledonshorts.com/

Tribeca All Access Program announces the12 selected projects

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. This year, the program will introduce $10,000 grants for each project along with tailored mentorships to maximize its impact. Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program taking place during ...

First Annual Scandinavian On Demand Film Festival to Debut To North American VOD Audiences On May 1st

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 eurocinemaPartners with Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Diva.AG To Roll Out The Red Carpet ForFirst Ever On Demand Film FestivalFirst Annual Scandinavian On Demand Film Festival To Debut To North AmericanVOD Audiences On May 1st Miami,  March 3, 2011 - On Demand movie channel eurocinema (eurocinema.com)has joined forces with Nordisk Film & TV Fond (nordiskfilmogtvfond.com) andDiva.AG to create the first ever On Demand film festival, The First AnnualScandinavian On Demand Film Festival, set...

Behind the scenes and tour of the original Harry Potter film sets at the Warner studio

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Thinkwell is a full-service experiential design and production firm and has been involved in the creation of a one-of-a-kind behind the scenes look at the Harry Potter movies as part of the £100 million planned redevelopment of the studios where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed. On the heels of Warner Bros.' recent announcement of its acquisition and in excess of £100 million planned redevelopment of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, T...

Sundance 2011 survival guide

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While the Sundance Film Festival is all for self-exploration, pushing boundaries, and taking the untrodden path, sometimes a little guidance can go a long way. From last minute ticket advice to must-see panels and musical performances, this Festival 101 crash course will guarantee you don't miss a thing. When you've made it to Park City, you're ready to zip up your fleece, watch some films, sample some restaurants, and get the whole show going. What better way to find out what's h...

New York: HBO's Sheila Nevins documentary programming

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In the US and overseas two organizations have become more prominent over the last few years at film and television festivals: the French-German consortium arte, and the U.S. based HBO. A growing number of their productions have been selected and received a disproportionate number of awards. HBO and arte are now leading funders and producers of outstanding documentaries and feature films. This article covers HBO and a different one will cover arte.     For HBO much credit for the succes...

Project: Involve has3 3 filmmaker speakers selected

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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...

The Global Film Village: Raj Roy: “Making Choices: The Beating Heart of Cinema”

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by Marla Lewin I attended the Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas and there were many interesting talks and panels presented. Most were aimed directly at teaching how to run and program a film festival. The most important function of the event however was to provide networking opportunities for festival directors and programmers to meet with their peers in a casual environment. We will be posting more reports from this event shortly. First up is a talk by Rajendra Roy Chief Curator ...

San Diego Film Festival awards

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The eighth annual San Diego Film Festival has officially announced the winners after its Sept. 23 – 27 five-day run, which featured more than 75 film premieres. This year’s Festival winners collected their awards at the Sept. 26 Actors Ball & Awards Ceremony at Hotel Solamar. Best Actor went to James Van Der Beek – who was on-hand to accept the award for his leading role in Formosa Betrayed. Other celebrity guests on hand to celebrate the 8TH annual Fest included Seymour Cassel, Katie Low...

Indie Memphis Film Festival - Soul Of The South

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Time Warner presents Indie Memphis Film Festival: The Soul of Southern Film featuring films made in the South, about the South, or by Southerners. Over $5,000 in cash awards in several categories.

Forest Whitaker will present Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones

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Forest Whitaker will present Screen Actors Guild’s 45th Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.The 2009 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). For satellite and HD viewers, the l...

Savannah Film Festival awards War Eagle as best feature

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The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Entertainment to entertainment entrepreneur Suzanne de Passe Nov. 1.R&B singer Kenny Lattimore serenaded de Passe from the award stage, singing the hits And I Love Her and Come Down in Time from his new album, Timeless. Fellow entertainment moguls Michael Mauldin, chief executive officer of the Artistic Control Group, president of Mauldin Brand Agency and chairma...

Miami Romantic film festival "Romance in a Can"

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Eurocinema, the first movie channel in the country dedicated solely to foreign films, has a Valentine’s Day present for lovers of European cinema throughout South Florida and across the country. Some 25 independent first-run foreign feature films will make their premieres on U.S. soil at the First Annual Eurocinema European Film Festival, February 6 through February 15, 2009 at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the greater Miami area. The new 10-day event is an outgrowth of the widely acc...

U.S. Distributors On The Prowl At Cannes

 Thursday, May 15-------Don’t bother trying to contact American film professionals in their New York or Los Angeles offices this week…..the bulk of them are cruising the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival, looking for films that they can add to their theatrical slates. Distribution bigwigs are mixing with smaller specialty companies in a mad search for the next small European gem that could become a major box office champion. With many available titles vying for attention in the Official...

LEO AND JENKINS WIN TOP ACTING HONORS, AT THE 10TH ANNUAL THE METHOD FEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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  Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas. The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had see...

The Method Fest Film Festival 2008 Awards

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Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas.The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had seen before at T...

HIFF 11th Annual Spring Showcase and webinar

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The Hawaii International Film Festival will preview their 11th annual Spring Showcase on an Oceanic Time Warner Webinar. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd at 12:00PM. The webinar will stream live over the internet on http://www.aroundhawaii.com/ and viewers can participate in a live interactive chat. The webinar will feature HIFF Executive Director, Chuck Boller and trailers from the upcoming Spring Showcase. The webinar will be available on Oceanic's Video On Demand service on...

Sorpresa! Youth Film at Competition at the Hamptons Fest

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Hispanic Children’s Network Kicks Off Its Search for Entries that Best Illustrate “The World You Imagine” The ¡Sorpresa! Network and the Hamptons International Film Festival announced today that they will continue their partnership with the ¡Sorpresa! Youth FilmCompetition at the 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, to be held October 15th – 19th, 2008. For this year’s competition, ¡Sorpresa! is looking for outstanding short films created byyoung people ages 17 and unde...

Warner Bros. and National CineMedia partner

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Warner Bros. and National CineMedia (NCM) have formed a partnership to provide pre-feature entertainment content and advertising in movie theatres nationwide. Through the arrangement, Warner Bros. will provide original, exclusive content for NCM's FirstLook pre-feature program, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming Warner Bros. films including Fool's Gold and Speed Racer. Delivered through NCM's Digital Content Network (DCN) - the largest digital in-theatre network in North Ameri...

THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE FILM "I’M NOT THERE" RED CARPET PHOTOS

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THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE FILM "I'M NOT THERE" RED CARPET PHOTOS By Maria Esteves - October 21, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, Time Warner Center, Thursday, October 4, 8:30pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. I'M NOT THERE opens at selected theaters on Wednesday, November 21, 2007...
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