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FURTHER ART BY CHANCE JURY REVEALED… PATRICIA BECKMANN WELLS Patricia Beckmann Wells studied cinema and animation at the University of Southern California. After the graduation she worked at Philips Media and Warner Digital as an animator. For many years she’s been working as a manager in companies like Film Roman and DreamWorks as Head of Training and Development and as chair of a new department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of three Animation textb...

Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

Independent Cinema from all over the World to visit Rome in March

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The eighth Roma Independent Film Festival, March 19th – 27th, will present numerous European and world premiers!This year’s calendar is filled with feature length films, documentaries and shorts arriving from all over the world. Special attention is given to the Italian and International First Works.Our International Jury includes the actresses Valentina Cervi and Sabrina Impacciatore, producer, Umberto Massa, journalist, Ahmad Rafat, and Paul Zonderland, General Director of Walt Disney Stu...

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

The Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” got the most nominations (13), including best picture, best actor, best screenplay, best direction, best make up of course...Performance by an actor in a leading roleRichard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films) Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) Performance by...

Golden Globe Awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky ...

Golden Globe winners announced

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky Gervais, Jake G...

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, 2008 Jorge Camara, president of the HFPA 1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures FROST/NIXON Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures THE READER Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company REVOLUTIONARY ROAD An Evamere Enter...

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...

Well-Known film-industry panelists announced at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival

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Guests in attendance at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, will be invited to attend a slate of first-person panel discussions, featuring a list of well-known film industry professionals and personalities. PRDFF organizer Ben Standley is pleased to announce that panel discussions planned for the festival will be hosted and led by as many as 16 already-booked, knowledgeable Hollywood film-makers, actors, editors, composers and publicists. "What's unique, is that at a lot of ...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

AFI Fest 2008 October 30 – November 9, 2008

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AFI FEST October 30 - November 9, 2008 AT THE ARCLIGHT CINEMAS AND OTHER HOLLYWOOD LOCATIONS! Order tickets by phone or online 1.866.AFI.FEST www.afifest.com There are lots of movies dealing with music in the festival. Check this out. http://afifest2008.newamericanvision.com/music.html   AGILE, MOBILE, HOSTILE: A YEAR WITH ANDRE WILLIAMS 2008 USA 88 MIN DIR: Tricia Todd, Eric Matthies He's written and recorded numerous hits and w...

AFM conferences

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     AFM Conferences and Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent filmmakers, financiers, industry executives and talent. Belo...

Mary Pickford

TIMELINE:Mary Pickford, The Movies, and Entertainment Chronology  1870:              A half century y of tremendous industrial growth begins in the U.S.  Millions of European immigrants will arrive over the coming decades, seeking work. 1878               October 19:  Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of a horse’s stride are published in Scientific American.  The groundbreaki

Mary Pickford

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES View Edit MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES is a 13-year project about the Canadian-born star's career and narrated by Michael YORK, well-known British actor  http://www.michaelyork.net/   of theater, films and T.V. the actor will attend the screening at Pordenone.  THE PORDENONE INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Pordenone, Italy ( Oct

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES is a 13-year project about the Canadian-born star's career and narrated by Michael YORK, well-known British actor  http://www.michaelyork.net/   of theater, films and T.V. the actor will attend the screening at Pordenone.  THE PORDENONE INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Pordenone, Italy ( October 04 - October 11 ) Called in Italian “The Le Giornat

Tallgrass Film Festival to honour MPAA' s Dan Glickman

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Dan Glickman, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Kansas Congressman and Wichita native, will be honored with the Ad Astra Award at the 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival. The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries. The Ad Astra award, named for the State motto, “Ad Astra Per Aspera”, or “To the stars through difficulty” is presented each year to an indivi...

Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival

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The first annual Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles (DFFLA) concluded its final day on Sunday with “Sustainable L.A.,” an all-day, free-to-the-public program devoted to urban ecology in the heart of city’s Bunker Hill business district that included an organic farmer’s market, panel discussions about urban “green’ topics, and the screening of a variety of related documentary films.The day-long activities continued into the evening with the Los Angeles premiere screening of “Flo...

Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival

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The first annual Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles (DFFLA) concluded its final day on Sunday with “Sustainable L.A.,” an all-day, free-to-the-public program devoted to urban ecology in the heart of city’s Bunker Hill business district that included an organic farmer’s market, panel discussions about urban “green’ topics, and the screening of a variety of related documentary films.The day-long activities continued into the evening with the Los Angeles premiere screening of “Flo...

Create Chaos 2008 announces its daily keynote speakers.

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Create Chaos 2008 announces its daily keynote speakers. The event will include expert speakers, plus a panel on the final day addressing the changing landscape of the creative industries. The "create-a-palooza," taking place in Orlando, FL on Oct. 13-17, 2008, serves to connect, inform, inspire and educate creative professionals on the eve of a new Renaissance.The star-studded line-up of creative industry veterans at this inaugural conference includes:Bob Kodzis, creative catalyst and the Presid...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D

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Dolby Laboratories, Inc announced today at Cinema Expo 2008 the growth of Dolby(R) 3D Digital Cinema worldwide. With sales and commitments to date of more than 350 systems to exhibitors and equipment distributors in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Dolby continues to transform theatrical experiences with its high-quality digital 3D solution. "Momentum for the Dolby 3D system is growing, as exhibitors around the world are seeing the immediate benefits of our digital 3D solution," said Peter Seagge...

winners of Golden Trailer Awards

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Tonight, in front of a live audience at the spectacular 1920’s-era Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the year’s top movie previews were celebrated at the 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™. In a show hosted by world-renowned Sinbad, with presenters culled from the ranks of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. But the biggest prize of all still remains to be determined: between May 9 and May 14th, the public can log onto USA TODAY onl...

DisneyNature, comme son nom l'indique...

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Dick Cook, Président des Studios Walt Disney, a annoncé aujourd'hui, la création de DisneyNature, un nouveau label de production de films, basé à Paris.Ce label a pour vocation de produire de grands films sur la nature. Il célèbrera sur grand écran les merveilles du monde dans lequel nous vivons et nous fera voyager jusqu'aux lieux les plus reculés de la planète pour captiver les publics du monde entier avec des histoires inventées par la nature.L'activité de DisneyNature s'étendra...

fmx/08: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital

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fmx/08: 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media : May 05 - 08, 2008Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany www.fmx.de Deutsche Telekom Digital Entertainment Awards @ fmx/08! This brand new award aims at honoring new concepts, cutting edge developments and forward thinkers, shaping the future of digital entertainment. The award will be given in 3 categories: Best New Technology in Effects & AnimationBest Small Screen AdaptationBest Interactive Design & Usabil...

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