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Robert Friedman, (Summit ) named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Robert Friedman, Co-chairman, CEO, Summit Entertainment LLC, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 national winner in the Media, Entertainment and Communications category. Now in its 24th year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and b...

Animacam winners

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*ANIMACAM.TV (INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ONLINE) **WINNERS** OF THE THIRD EDITION 2010*The audience from 106 countries, Jury of the Festival through their vote Online, with 500.000 visits registered, decided that the Winners of the Three Categories, sponsored with 2000 each one by the Entity Xacobeo S.A., were for films coming from /Colombia and Spain /Best short film Animation*T**ati n (la casa en l rbol)*/Josu Jaramillo//Colombia. 2010//Best Multimedia Animation/*L**os d as del Kr...

ScreenSingapore Market event scheduled for 2011

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The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), together with event organizer Singapore Airshow & Events Pte Ltd (SAe), today confirmed that the inaugural ScreenSingapore event will be held from June 5th to June 12th 2011 with the Trade Exhibition section scheduled to run from June 7th to June 9th. To be held in Singapore, a thriving cosmopolitan city with a vibrant calendar of world-class events, ScreenSingapore will debut an international cinema event offering industry buyers, sellers, pr...

Four international co-productions supported by Hubert Bals Fund Plus

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Dutch companies Circe Films, IDTV Motel Films, Volya Films and NFI Productions have been selected to receive each € 50,000 from Hubert Bals Fund Plus, a joint project of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Netherlands Film Fund. The Dutch producers will co-produce four films from Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. Hubert Bals Fund Plus, initiated in 2006, promotes international involvement of Dutch producers with films already supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.Hubert Bals Fu...

IFTA inks programing deal with NBCU

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast Cable’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement, a summary of which was filed today by Comcast, General Electric Company and NBCU with the Federal Communications Commission, offers greater consideration for independent...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Marche Deals not making Headlines

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According to an article in "The Hollywood Reporter: The Cannes Daily," this years Cannes Marche du Film was a quiet one, with limited headline grabbing deals. Between buyers being more selective and sellers working to create profits in a difficult economy, deals are taking longer to be worked out. Typical big North American buyers such as IFC Films, Phase 4 Films and Sony Pictures Classics went through Tuesday without making any deals. Newcomers Red Flag Releasing and Oscilloscope La...

Cannes has opened, Robin Hood's team will hit the red carpet without Ridley Scott

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                              Director Ridley Scott has pulled out of the Robin Hood screening at the Cannes Film Festival this wednesday (Having recently undergone surgery, Scott had to decline invitation from Universal) Cate Blanchett and Russel Crowe were in town wwith producer Brian Grazer)  to  attend the photo call earlier today...

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11. Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. P...

Full Frame will kick in with Kings of Pastry starter

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11.Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker an...

NUFF 2010 – call for entries

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The FN-Sambandet Youth Film Award Prize for the best international film at NUFF A Movie For a Better World The prize will go to a film that is directly or indirectly connected to the UN goals for change for democracy, poverty, human rights, environment, peace and conflict. The Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) collaborates with UNA-Norway on this award because we think film in its form has an enormous power. Through this award we want to strengthen the voices of the young internation...

Formula One Fast Tracked to Big Screen

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Exclusive Media Group's (EMG) documentary unit, Spitfire Documentary Films, is teaming with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs to produce the definitive feature documentary on Formula One motor racing, the highest class of auto racing sanctioned by the FIA and the richest, most glamorous sport in the world. The announcement was made today by EMG's Co-Chairman & CEO Nigel Sinclair. The creative team comes from Diamond Docs, who recently helped craft the 2010 Acade...

The Global Film Village: Film Execs look at the state of Indie Distribution

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  by Marc Halperin The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, some  films are being bought and others are not. Understanding the reasons for these decisions is critical for independent filmmakers.  Film Independent recently produced a round table that focused on indie distribution. It’s an offshoot from their Filmmaker Forum, which was held over an entire weekend in early October. This discussion looked at the economics of distribution; traditional, DIY, and digital stra...

Film Execs look at the state of Indie Distribution

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The Global Film Village by Marc Halperin The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, some films are being bought and others are not. Understanding the reasons for these decisions is critical for independent filmmakers. Film Independent recently produced a round table that focused on indie distribution. It’s an offshoot from their Filmmaker Forum, which was held over an entire weekend in early October. This discussion looked at the economics of distribution; traditional, DIY, and digital str...

Submit a film to the inaugural EKO IFF

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                                      Submit Film to the Eko International Film Festival  SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES Standard Deadline: March 30, 2010 $50 (USD) Late Deadline: April 20, 2010 $75 (USD) ...

DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies: Helsinki, 17 - 21 February 2010

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DigiTraining Plus will take place in Helsinki, 17 - 21 February 2010   thanks to the success obtained in previous years, in 2010 the training course DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies" enters its seventh year: from 17 to 21 February 2010 we shall be in Helsinki, with an even richer and more stimulating programme of lectures and workshops. This initiative, the only one within the MEDIA Programme to concentrate on the new technologies from the...

Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall

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  In a first-ever collaboration, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring some of the most beloved Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 8 p.m., at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The AJFF Gala Concert kicks off the 10th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, 2010.   The Jan. 4 concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, will be the first time a concert of ...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Atlanta Jewish Fest brings film scores to life

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In a first-ever collaboration, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring some of the most beloved Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 8 p.m., at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The AJFF Gala Concert kicks off the 10th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, 2010. The Jan. 4 concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, will be the first time a concert of Jewish-themed film scores...

The Global Film Village: The WGA Just Add Pictures by Marla Lewin

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 During the WGA strike last year there was an expansion of discussion among members and a desire to enhance the earning potential of the membership through greater ongoing communication. This is one of the first of the series of panel discussions which will explore various genres with writers and industry executives at the top of their game. The Saturday July 11, 2009 panel was about the huge comic book to film genre. The topic was turning screenplays into comic books to enhance their salabilit...

Cambodian Filmmakers living abroad & in Cambodia: Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 and Asia Pacific Screen Aw

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Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 and Asia Pacific Screen Awards Seeking Cambodian Films & Videos for CAMBOFEST 2009 *** CamboFest to nominate Cambodian & Cambodian-themed films for 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards *** CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation festival of Cambodia (http://www.cambofest.com) recently announced its appointment as the Official Submission Organization for Cambodia for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). CamboFest w...

CAMBOFEST selected for 2nd year to rep Cambodian Films for Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

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*** CamboFest to nominate Cambodian & Cambodia-made/produced films for 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards *** CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation festival of Cambodia (http://www.cambofest.com) today announced its appointment as the Official Submission Organization for Cambodia for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for the 2nd year in a row, in part due to CamboFest's diligence regarding IP rights vis-a-vis motion picture exhibition in the region. CamboFest was invited by...

The End of The Line - The Series will air on Babelgum

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  Independent web TV service Babelgum and The Fish Film Company have today announced a landmark deal for the worldwide mobile and online release of Rupert Murray's The End of The Line - The Series, timed to coincide with the traditional release of the feature documentary. George Duffield and Christopher Hird on behalf of The Fish Film Company, and Karol Martesko-Fenster, General Manager & Publisher - Film Division on behalf of Babelgum, negotiated the deal.   Based on the...

Boarding Pass

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  (May 2009) - The Puerto Rico Film Commission,  Studio 51, Inc. and the Ricky Martin Foundation announced today the completion of BOARDING PASS (“Pasaje”), the first of 10 shorts films about children’ s rights to be produced in Puerto Rico. Directed by Ana Clavell and produced by Carola González, Boarding Pass deals with a seven-year old child suffering from AIDS. The short, part of the Voces de la infancia (Voices of Childhood) initiative, uses animation as its med...

Joel Schumacher and Citto Maselli hommage from Ischia global to be announced in Cannes

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American filmmaker Joel Schumacher and Italian film director Citto Maselli will receive the lifetime's achievement "Ischia Global Award - In memory of Luchino Visconti'. The awarding ceremony of the two filmmakers - who had a special artistic and personal relationship with the Italian master - will take place during the "7° Global Film & Music Fest" (from July 12 to 19) at Villa La Colombaia, the famous Visconti's villa at Forio d'Ischia, that will re-open after important r...

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