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Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Simon Davidson: “To shoot during the night is very difficult ...”

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Mr. Davidson, how did the story of "The Odds" appear actually? Everything started from an article I read several years ago – about 17-year high school students in Singapore, infatuated with illegal betting (in their case: for the games of NBA) and about the problems one of the boys encountered thanks to his addicition... But the story is also connected with my own teenage years, when I was 17 or maybe even 16. I myself come from a small town in Western part of Canad...

Diligence in news reportage vital for preserving media freedom: Justice J S Verma at FICCI FRAMES 2012

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  Justice J. S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India has advised the media to exercise due diligence in news reportage by questioning whether a news item is true, fair, necessary and in public interest. The answer to these questions were necessary in order to inform and enlighten the people accurately and obviate any possibility of regulation by the government as that would tantamount to curbing the freedom of the media. Addressing the session on “Freedom of Media: Significance of Self-re...

21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) closing night world premiere documentary of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. Presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country Club included entertainer actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (Still...

facebook promotion campaign for The Mighty Macs

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For the filmmakers of The Mighty Macs, last weekend's highest grossing limited release film, Facebook put a new spin on film marketing by offering advertisers the ability to target consumers based on their 'Favorites.' The strategy is simple: target an audience based on the 'Favorite films' posted on their Facebook page, then deliver a compelling message that informs them that there is a new film that is just like their favorite movie."If you know what a Facebook user's favorite films have been ...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

Talking 'Quietly' with Cole Wiley

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                          I am super proud to present my good friend Colen C. Wiley. Cole and I met at an NYU interview four years ago where each of us had been interviewed by then NYU film teacher Milcho Manchevski, director of a favorite film of mine, Before the Rain (1994). Cole Wiley is the most educated up and coming filmmaker I know. He is a Harvard Law...

Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

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  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

Los Angeles Film Festival Lights up Hollywood Downtown

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A crystal clear night set in the backdrop of the Staples Center where the LA Lakers came out on top in the NBA FinalsLAFF brought out the stars both in the sky and on the red carpet on the opening night screening of “The Kids are All Right” at the Regal Cinemas. Director Lisa Cholodenko has created a comedy which deals with parenthood in this day and age which has taken on a whole new twist and both gay and heterosexual audiences will have something to smile about. Nic (Annette Bening )and J...

3D First-Ever Gaming Summit: Download - Screenmancer Exclusive

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RIDING SHOTGUN: THE DIGITAL COWBOYS AT 3D'S 1ST GAMING SUMMIT by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent 3D First-Ever Gaming Summit: Download - Screenmancer Exclusive -- www.screenmancer.com RIDING SHOTGUN: THE DIGITAL COWBOYS AT 3D'S 1ST GAMING SUMMIT by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent By now at the first-of-its-kind 3D Gaming Summit (tm) in Universal City, if your mind wasn't blown listening to the haute hi-tech intelligensia quoting JC, then you must have an analogue ...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Aspen Film Announces 31st Annual Aspen Filmfest

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Aspen Film Announces 31st Annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2009September in Aspen brings two highly anticipated events: The aspen trees turn luminously gold, and Aspen Filmfest lights up the silver screen with a five-day film festival of must-see movies and events.Celebrating three decades of bringing international and independent film and filmmakers to this mountain region, Aspen Filmfest September 30 - October 4, will showcase award-winning features and documentaries making a name for ...

More than a game opens SilverDocs

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The sports documentary MORE THAN A GAME, a tale of inspiration set in the hardknock basketball courts of Akron, Ohio, opens the 2009 edition of the SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, prior to its theatrical release in October 2009 by Lionsgate. Directed By:Kristopher BelmanProduced By:Harvey Mason, Jr., Kristopher Belman, Matthew Perniciaro, Kevin MannStarring: LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis, Coach Dru Joyce IIScreenplay By:Kristopher Belman & Brad HoganF...

MORE THAN A GAME Opens SILVERDOCS

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The sports documentary MORE THAN A GAME, a tale of inspiration set in the hardknock basketball courts of Akron, Ohio, opens the 2009 edition of the SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, prior to its theatrical release in October 2009 by Lionsgate. Directed By:Kristopher BelmanProduced By:Harvey Mason, Jr., Kristopher Belman, Matthew Perniciaro, Kevin Mann Starring: LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Rome...

2 Premieres Bookend SILVERDOCS

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Two premieres have been announced to bookend the SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, which begins on Monday. The Festival opens with the U.S. Premiere of MORE THAN A GAME, a remarkable coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Directed by Kristopher Belman, the documentary film follows the incredible rise (and occasional fall) of five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio. Led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the film chronicles the se...

Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work world premiere at Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that the ESPN Films production of Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work will have its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, as the gala premiere of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. The premiere will take place on Saturday April 25, 2009. The 2009 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place during the Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 through May 3, 2009 in lower Manhatta...

Forest Whitaker will present Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones

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Forest Whitaker will present Screen Actors Guild’s 45th Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.The 2009 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). For satellite and HD viewers, the l...

James Earl Jones to receive SAG Achievement Award

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that James Earl Jones, whose acting prowess and iconic voice are world-renown, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious accolade—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Jones will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,” which premieres live on TNT and TBS Sunday...

ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005

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ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005 WITH A MERRY X-MAS TO ALL! 1.TROMSO, January -- A fantastic place to open the festival year if you love snow and don't mind fifteen minutes of daylight, MAX ...in January. That was just a joke, folks -- by late January you get almost a whole hour of sunlight -- around eleven AM -- but really, who needs it? ...when fest topper, irrepressible Norskie-American MARTHA OTTE, is guaranteed to provide a slate of such interesting films that you'll spend th...

Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki

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Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki November 23, 2007 The steady stream of Hollywood personalities continues with the arrival of Danny Glover on the Macedonian Littoral. The sixty-one year old Afro-American actor has appeared in over ninety films since his debut in 1979 as one of many background jailbirds in Don Siegel's "Escape From Alcatraz", which was a Clint Eastwood vehicle of the era. In the mid eighties he was a regular on the popular TV series "Hill Street Blues" a...

Emerging Talent Film Festival New Fest comer in Monaco

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The First International Emerging Talent Film Festival wrapped up on Tuesday night, 15 May, at Monte-Carlo’s Grimaldi Forum, with a Special Advance screening of Paul Freedman’s film on the travesty in Darfur, SAND AND SORROW, narrated by George Clooney, and the presentation of the Festival’s Juried Competition Wing Awards. The Festival’s Gala Closing Night Party followed the screening and awards presentation, held in the beautiful rooftop space, Karément, set atop the Grimaldi Forum with...

International Emerging Talent Film Festival Award Winners

Thursday, May 17--------Having a film festival just before Cannes in the neighboring city-state of Monaco is either a brilliant idea or one fraught with challenges. The organizers of this inaugural event wisely decided to ignore the giant to their south and just proceed with their mission. And their mission is a laudable one…..to discover and promote promising cinema talents, to encourage dialogue between filmmakers, to promote cultural diversity and international understanding and to discuss ...

Tribeca Sports Saturday

Thursday, May 3-----As part of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Festival, which has presenting 12 feature premieres this week on films with sports subjects, the Festival is hosting Tribeca Sports Saturday on May 5th. The family-friendly event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in downtown Manhattan, and is free and open to the public. Families and kids will have the opportunity to participate in interactive athletic experiences including a BMX Bike Jump from ESPN, an NBA Pavilion, represent...
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