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On June 7, 2010, Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) will cut the ribbon on the opening of the Full Sail Studios Gateway Project, a 22,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that features a 500-seat venue and world class game production and recording studio spaces. To commemorate the opening, the morning will include an induction ceremony for the Full Sail University 2010 Hall of Fame class and begin a three-day series of special events and celebrity and industry leader appearances. Highlights of th...

JONI versus THE BARD, the Shakespeare Smackdown

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 by Marla LewinJONI versus THE BARD, the Shakespeare SmackdownTonight Joan Darling presented her solo show, JONI VS THE BARD, the Shakespeare Smackdown as a benefit for Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. We all know Shakespeare but who is Joan Darling? It is safe to say that without Joan Darling it might have been impossible for Katherine Bigelow and many other women to have had their careers. Joan is a true pioneer and has done much to shape both male and female directors over the years.Theatr...

Tribeca Juries announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors – a diverse and talented group of 35 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night Party on April 29. The 2010 Festi...

Tribeca jurors announced

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  Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Justin Bartha, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Aidan Quinn, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Selma Blair, Peter Facinelli, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey are Among the 35 Festival Jurors The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors - a diverse and talented group of 35 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and scre...

SFIFF53 to Honor Robert Duvall with Owens Acting Award

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Robert Duvall will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award to be presented at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6). The Owens Award, named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations and Film Society board member, honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The award will be presented to Duvall at Film Society Awards Night on Thursday, Ap...

BUSKING THE SYSTEM

Director: Justin Morales.
We pass by them everyday on the subway. Sometimes we drop a dollar. Sometimes we stop and listen. But who are these anonymous musicians that play their hearts out day in and day out for little recognition? BUSKING THE SYSTEM is a documentary that explores the world of subway musicians living and performing in New York City. For in-depth perspective, BUSKING THE SYSTEM focuses in on the very different lives of several subway musicians in New York City. BTS follows three fresh faced musicians from Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA and Cleveland, OH on their journey to see if they can make it in the New York subway and launch their career – will they discover success or be obscured in failure? Another musician already in New York is seen actually making a name for him self as a subway performer. There is also the familiar darker story of a man who plays strictly as a means for survival. From inspiring idealism to heartbreaking reality, BUSKING THE SYSTEM finally puts a spotlight on the musicians that make up the sounds of the underground.

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

Leo Hurwitz and the New York School of Documentary Film Storm Anthology Film Archives

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For many Americans, "terrorism" is an anthropological term meaning dark foreigners. They might be surprised to learn that it was how a U.S. Senate committee once described corporate America's tactics to crush labor unions.   Social documentarian Leo Hurwitz reenacted findings from that official body — the La Follette Senate Civil Liberties Committee — in his 1942 feature film, Native Land. The hybrid documentary raised the specter of fascism and called exploited workers to action....

10-10-10

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It goes something like this. Seven years running, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has made dreams come true with a themed student competition that pairs industry professionals with student filmmakers. Appropriately, this year’s theme is Twenty-Five. Final Draft and Business First Bank sponsored the competition with The Riordan Foundation providing a grant. To start, both high school and college student writers submit a ten page sample of their best work be it sta...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...

Flying Lessons has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival

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          Derek Magyar's feature film debut "Flying Lessons" has been selected as the coveted Opening Night Film for the 25th Anniversary of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival which runs February 4-14, 2010.   This World Premiere Film touts a stellar cast which includes Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Christine Lahti, Screen Actors Guild Awards recipient Maggie Grace ("Lost"), Youn...

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to host the 82nd Academy Awards

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“We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars,” said Oscar telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. “Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.”“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.“I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.S...

Inaugural Chapman University │Pusan West │Filmmaker Showcase To Take Place November 20-22, 2009

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Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States announced a groundbreaking partnership with South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's largest film festival, to launch a first-of-its-kind filmmaker showcase that will bring select Korean films and filmmakers from PIFF to the U.S. The announcement was jointly made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett and PIFF Director Lee Yong-Kwan.   ...

Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino to present Academy Governor's Awards

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The inaugural Governors Awards event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters. The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awards to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Ro...

The Global Film Village: Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino to present Academy Governor's Awards

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photo (c) AMPAS all rights reserved.by Marla LewinThe inaugural Governors Awards event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters. The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awa...

Michael York Honoured by International Press Academy

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 York Honored as the IPA’s 2009 Mary Pickford Award Winner Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2009 --The International Press Academy today announced that actor Michael York will receive the 2009Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at this year’s 14th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, December 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.  Spanning 45 years in entertainment, Michael York’s career began on stage in his native England with the National Youth Theatre....

AFM 09 announces its seminars and conferences program

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Co...

AFM 09 announces seminars and conferences

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Confer...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) dubbed "The Voice of Indie Film" will run October 22nd-29th, 2009 New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documen...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe.  The opening night networking party and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (199 Bowery) f...

CFC Actors Conservatory names K Sutherland as chair

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) names Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as Chair of the CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY.The CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, is Canada’s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors. The inaugural five-month session will launch September 21, 2009. Conservatory participants and accomplished mentors will be announced shortly. “As Chair o...

the Global Film Village: TORONTO BASED CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY NAMES KIEFER SUTHERLAND AS CHAIR by Marla Lewin

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) names  Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as Chair of the CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY.The CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, is Canada’s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors.  The inaugural five-month session will launch September 21, 2009.   Conservatory participants and accomplished mentors will be announced shortly. &...

Film Highlights of upcoming NYIIFVF next October

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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL "The Voice of Indie Film" October 22nd-29th, 2009Festival will feature the likes of Liam Neeson, Ed Asner, Vincent Pastore, Carmen Electra, Lydia Lunch, Regis Philbin, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Pat Cooper, Anthony Wong, John Lloyd Young, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanich, Eli Wallach, Russell Means, Talbot Perry Simons, Isaach de Bankolé and more. New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear...

Announcing the Oldenburg Festival’s international jury

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Like in previous years this year too an international five-piece jury will decide on who gets to win the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”. The members of the jury 2009 are: Sylvia Caminer American producer, director and writer Sylvia Caminer collaborated with Rap legend Busta Rhymes in “Love’N’Dancing” and “Order of Redemption”. She won an Emmy for the TV series “Great Hotels” and produced “Blue Moon” and “The Deli” both of which were presented at Fil...

Star Wars Fan Film Set For Big Screen Debut

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The Fright Night Film Festival has announced their official selections for the fifth annual celebration of Horror and Science Fiction films in Louisville, KY. Among them is the newest short film “EZ-CHEWIE” from Nashville based director Cameron McCasland. This will be the big screen premiere of the movie which has been gaining momentum on the web for the past few months.The Star Wars fan film was written and directed by film maker Cameron McCasland who last year was nominated for an Emmy and...

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