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Satellite Awards Orbit THE DEPARTED and DREAMGIRLS

Wednesday, December 20----The Satellite Awards, the annual honors given to films and television programs by the International Press Academy, announced their choices for best films and best performances of the year. THE DEPARTED was named as Best Motion Picture Drama and the musical DREAMGIRLS copped top honors as Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. DREAMGIRLS also earned awards for best director Bill Condon -- who tied for that honor with Clint Eastwood for FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS --as wel...

Satellite Awards Orbit THE DEPARTED and DREAMGIRLS

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The Satellite Awards, the annual honors given to films and television programs by the International Press Academy, announced their choices for best films and best performances of the year. THE DEPARTED was named as Best Motion Picture Drama and the musical DREAMGIRLS copped top honors as Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.DREAMGIRLS also earned awards for best director Bill Condon -- who tied for that honor with Clint Eastwood for FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS --as well as supporting actress Jennifer ...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced

Friday, December 15----Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday morning in Los Angeles. The Awards, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a membership group of less than 100 international journalists whose beat is coverage of Hollywood and the American film scene, has grown in stature over the past few years, making them almost the most stellar in a glut of end-of-the-year honors. Now broadcast on a major television network in the US and seen via satellite t...

New York's Biggest Film Party Hands Out Its Awards

Friday, December 1-----The Gotham Awards, held in a former luxury cruise line docking pier on the Hudson River, has become New York's biggest film party. Now in its 16th year, it has established a reputation and a following among the indie film world, particularly filmmakers, executives and talent that call New York home. It has reorganized in the past year (after splitting with the former IFP West, which presents the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend), putting great...

The Return of REDS

Thursday, September 28---It was one of the more audacious projects ever produced for a major studio. REDS, the politically-charged epic story of American radicals in the early years of the 20th century, was an unlikely film for Hollywood to have produced, especially at the dawn of the conservative Reagan era. The fact that it ever saw the light of day, and in fact become a critical and public success d'estime, is due entirely to the force of personality of its director/producer/star Warren Bea...

Sao Paulo festival homages to Rossellini, Abril and de Oliveira

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29th SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALFestival runs October 22nd to November 4th. For the 29th year the BR Film Festival – São Paulo International Film Festival brings to the Brazilian public a selection of the best films of the world's cinema. Nearly 350 films will be shown from more than 50 different countries. Homage to cinema's great names such as Manoel de Oliveira, Roberto Rossellini and Victor Sjöström and retrospectives and special exhibitions are also part of the program. In ad...

Redford and Liv Ulman honored at Karlovy Vary

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ROBERT REDFORD was among the guests at the 40th Karlovy Vary IFFThe jubilee 40th Karlovy Vary IFF 2005 will welcome a world film personality of the highest order to its gala opening ceremonies: American actor, director, and producer ROBERT REDFORD. The artist, who has acted in or directed a number of movies considered today to be part of the golden fund of world cinematography, will be honored at Karlovy Vary’s gala opening ceremonies with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution ...

Kusturica Cannes president and Payne at Un certain Regard

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Emir Kusturica will be President of the Jury for the 58th Festival de Cannes which takes place from May 11th to 22nd 2005.When selected for the first time at Cannes in 1985, he won the Palme d'Or for When Father was Away on Business. He returned in 1989 with Time of the Gypsies, and was awarded the Director's Prize. In 1995, Underground saw him join the very select group of directors who have twice been awarded the Palme d'Or. After the success of Life is a Miracle in 2004, Emir Kusturica accept...

Alexander Payne will preside over Cannes Un certain Regard

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Alexander Payne will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, an official selection of the Festival de Cannes, from May 11th to 22nd.An American filmmaker, Alexander Payne directed Citizen Ruth, his first feature, in 1996. In 2002, About Schmidt, the lead played by Nicholson, was selected at Cannes then nominated for an Oscar before being awarded the Golden Globe for best screenplay. He received the same award again in 2005 for his latest film, Sideways, which has been a great popular and...

Palm Springs Desert Heats Up With Stars In Winter

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Desert Heats Up With Stars In Winter at Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe Sea Inside and Watermarks Named Audience FavoritesA beautiful starry warm evening greeted filmgoers at the Closing Night event for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. While the rest of the world was braving rain and snow, the Festival was hot with success as they celebrated the Festivals 16th year. This was a record-breaking Festival for Executive Director Darryl MacDonald and dedicated staff and the ...

Nicole Kidman honored at Palm Springs

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the distinguished Chairman’s Award and Academy Award winner Howard Shore with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the Festival’s Annual Awards Gala, announced Chairman Earl Greenburg. Alejandro Amenábar (director of The Sea Inside), who directed Kidman in The Others, will present the award to her, Shore’s presenter will be announced at a later date. The Awards ...

Palm Springs in action

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The 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has commenced this past week. With over 200 films, from more than 60 countries playing for this year Festival, it’s clear to see why Palm Springs is well respect as a premiere North American Film Festival. The crowds are in full force to see the exciting mix and array of films. With the remodeling of the Signature Theater and Wyndam Hotel as Host Hotel the Festival also has a new fresh presentation.As well as the venues the Festival Di...
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