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"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

SIGGRAPH FJORG! - the International Animation Contest

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FJORG! - the International Animation Contest will take place at the upcoming SIGGRAPH conference, 11 through 15 August 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. FJORG! is an "iron animator" event in which competing teams from around the world have 32 hours to create a 15-second, character-driven animation while adhering to at least one of two themes and facing multiple distractions. The online submission system is now open and submission and uploaded materials are due by 7 May 2008. Submis...

Family Film Festival Awards

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Sunday March 2nd 2008, the International Family Film Festival culminated four days of diverse feature films, shorts films, student shorts, industry panels and workshops, the Screenwriter’s Showcase & Award Ceremony, the Freshi Road Show, receptions, interviews and networking, with the prestigious IFFF Awards Ceremony & Banquet. At the black tie event, Chris Shoemaker, one of the festival founders and IFFF’s Executive Director, said of the 13th IFFF, “Yesterday afternoon the Goodyear Blimp...

80TH ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS LIST

By Maria Esteves - March 6, 2008 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted by Jon Stewart was held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Oscars were televised live by ABC Television Network, Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST, and in more than 200 countries worldwide. This year's Oscar winners by category are: Best Picture NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vant...

Oscar revealed

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The waiting is over , the best ones got it.Big winners were No country, and Blood....Marion Cotillard is sacred best (french) actress everywhere in the world from Cesar, to Bafta and Oscar...Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose Performance by an actor in a leading role  George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)  Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWork...

80TH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY

80TH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2008 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, hosted by Jon Stewart will be held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California, and televised live by ABC Television Network on Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. The 80th Academy Award Nominees was announced by President Sid Ganis, Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Anima 2008 gets Brussels animated

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Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts interested in discovering what goes on behind the scenes of selected produ...

Sixties Fave Suzanne Pleshette

 Friday, January 25--------While the Sundance Film Festival and the on-going drama surrounding the tragic death of Heath Ledger dominated this week's news, I wanted to note the passing of a personal fave. Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced 1960s actress who later redefined the television sitcom wife in the 1970s on THE BOB NEWHART SHOW, died last Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 70 and had been battling lung cancer for the past few years.A native New Yorker, Pleshette started h...

Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA 2008

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ANIMA 2008 : Brussels Animation Festival: from 1st to 9th February 2008Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts int...

80th Academy Awards Announced

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80th Academy Awards Announced CategoriesPerformance by an actor in a leading roleGeorge Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)Performance by an actor in a supporting roleCasey ...

ATONEMENT and SWEENEY TODD Are Big Winners at Golden Globes

 Monday, January 14-------It was, without a doubt, the strangest Golden Globe Awards in memory. Not only was there not the lavish and extravagantly catered affair at the Beverly Hilton, but no actors, writers or directors were present to make acceptment speeches. In fact, the whole event was nothing more than a glorified Press Conference and some rather boring (and ratings challenged) telecasts on NBC, CNN and some other media outlets. In spite of the Writers Guild strike, the Awards were indee...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Disney Utilizes Realscan 3D Again for Book of Secrets

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Realscan 3D (http://www.realscan3d.com), the industry leader in high resolution, high color structured light 3-D scanning, recently overcame a number of challenges to deliver high-quality scans used in the production of Walt Disney Pictures' new film National Treasure: Book of Secrets, now in theatres. For the film, Realscan was charged with digitizing several scale set models and various set pieces used as digital doubles throughout the film. Realscan's proprietary hardware and ability to quick...

SAG Awards nominations announced

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Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2007 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the new SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Actor® recipient Terrence Howard (The Brave One), who announced the nomin...

Nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards

“Atonement”, the wartime drama from the director of Pride & Prejudice led the Golden Globes charge with seven nominations. Charlie Wilson's War received 5 while Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and American Gangster received 4 each.Focus Features received 11 nominations and lead the pack followed by Paramount Vantage 11, Miramax Films 10, Warner Bros. Pictures 10, Universal Pictures 9.Find below the nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards which were just ...

Nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards

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“Atonement”, the wartime drama from the director of Pride & Prejudice led the Golden Globes charge with seven nominations. Charlie Wilson's War received 5 while Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and American Gangster received 4 each.Focus Features received 11 nominations and lead the pack followed by Paramount Vantage 11, Miramax Films 10, Warner Bros. Pictures 10, Universal Pictures 9. Find below the nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards which were just re...

British Independent Film Awards

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The winners for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Wednesday 28 November at the Roundhouse in London. Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, BIFA company co-directors and the event's producers say: “A decade ago, the need for an awards ceremony that celebrated British independent film talent was identified. We are now ten years on and BIFA has grown to celebrate the increasingly diverse range of talent out there. This year’s winners are no except...

HD EXPO unveils 3D Day

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HD EXPO will present a full day of highly anticipated 3D panels and screenings on November 8th, the second day of its expanded two-day conference and exhibition in Burbank, California. The presentations include “A Multidimensional Conversation About 3D” featuring the industry’s leading 3D experts in a far-ranging discussion of the state of 3D followed by a screening of the most compelling new content headed to screens in the next few months. The panel will offer insights and demonstratio...

Latino Actors Honored at 22nd Annual Imagen Awards

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Latino Actors Honored at 22nd Annual Imagen Awards Featuring America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Jimmy Smits, Carlos Mencia, Kelly Monaco, Hector Elizondo, Tony Plana, Judy Reyes and MoreDistinguished Event Sells Out at Walt Disney Concert Hall With Special Awards For Disney-ABC Television Group, America Ferrera, Walter Ulloa and Cynthia Cidre Winners in 19 Categories for Film and Television AnnouncedLOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Jul. 29, 2007 More than 2,000 actors, entertainment industry exe...

Rural Route fest ready to celebrate 5th anniversary in NY

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New Yorkers in dire need of a break from the fast-pace and hectic streets of the city can seek refuge with the annual Rural Route Film Festival, July 20-22, hosted by the renowned Anthology Film Archives. Celebrating its fifth year, the festival includes premieres, fresh food, free beer, and live music centering on all things rural. This year's festival boasts films from 23 states and 15 countries and brings small-town prices with $8.00 tickets for all film programs; and many of the screenings i...

African American Women Filmmakers screening and dialog

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Julie Dash, Award winning Filmmaker moderates a screening and dialog of African American Women Filmmakers. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 14th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios). To RSVP - 323/957-4747....

French 3D cinema is awakening…

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Doremi, leading manufacturer of servers for Digital Cinema, organised an information conference about 3D on March 29, at the Publicis theatre on the Champs-Élysées, Paris. Far from being a dream, the world of 3D and its economic opportunities are now appealing to Hollywood’s most prominent personalities. Patrick Zucchetta, CEO of Doremi Labs Europe, explains: “The current 600-theatre release of Walt Disney’s Meet the Robinsons shows very real economic opportunities that will quickly beco...

Disney's 'Meet The Robinsons' Has Largest Digital 3-D Opening in History;

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3-D Engagements Attract $7.1 Million on Just 581 Screens in Opening Frame Moviegoers across the country showed their enthusiastic support for the future of digital 3-D exhibition over the weekend (3/31-4/2) as Walt Disney Pictures' new animated adventure, "Meet The Robinsons," grossed a sensational $7.1 million on just 581 3-D screens to become the largest digital 3-D opening in history, it was announced today by Chuck Viane, president of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Distribution. Enga...

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