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  List of panelist/MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20, 3pm and May 21st 10-12 amEsteemed panelists includeColleen Nystedt: founder of movieset  http://www.movieset.com/MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime and Lifetime Networ...

Publicist Extraordinaire Warren Cowan

Friday, May 16-------Warren Cowan, 87, one of Hollywood's most influential press agents who represented a who's who of A-list stars during a seven-decade career, has died of heart failure and cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Cowan began working as a publicist while still at student at UCLA. One of his first clients was actress Linda Darnell. In 1950, he became a partner with Henry Rogers in the firm Rogers & Cowan, which grew to become the largest public relations agenc...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival ready for start

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The third annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicks off May 8th by commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with the Los Angeles premiere of Lynn Roth’s The Little Traitor. The Festival will honor Theodore Bikel with a special award on Opening Night and Joan Rivers with the Marlene Adler Marks Woman of Inspiration Award, presented by the MorningStar Commission, on a special evening during the festival.“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval. While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, ...

"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...

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

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The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

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The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

The Exiles has Restoration Screening In Berlin

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The American independent docudrama THE EXILES, made in 1962, had a gala premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 1966, and then then inexplicably fell into obscurity. This "lost film" is being resurrected by the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival, which will present a newly restored version of this neglected American classic.THE EXILES was a unique collaboration between filmmaker Kent Mackenzie and the young Native American men and women whose lives he documented. The story concerns a trio...

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...

Producer Mark Canton Named Chairman of the 12th Annual International Film Festival

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produce...

Hollywood Screenwriter Peter Viertel Dies At Age 86

 Friday, November 9-------Less than three weeks after his second wife, actress Deborah Kerr, passed away, news comes from Marbella, Spain that her second husband, screenwriter and novelist Peter Viertel, has died at the age of 86. Peter Viertel was a noted author and screenwriter who plumbed his relationships with the aristocracy of Hollywood, including Greta Garbo, John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and others, to produce provocative works of fiction and memoir.The author of at l...

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award for Paul Schrader

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Paul Schrader receives the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2007 The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival honors director and screenwriter Paul Schrader with the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. Paul Schrader will visit Stockholm to accept the prestigious Bronze Horse in person. Paul Schrader possesses a unique voice, which gives life to sharp, relentless characters in a modern city. Schrader’s images of an urban jungle are drawn with intellectual clarity, and he never hesitates...

Film producer Mark Canton named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007 - The International Film Festival" it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the "made in Italy" cultural trademark.  This year's festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.  The festival is...

Mark Canton named chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produ...

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma) new chairman with IFTA

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Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment, Inc. has been elected Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) during the organization’s annual members meeting today, it was announced by Jean Prewitt, president and chief executive officer of IFTA. Kaufman begins his two-year term, effective today.IFTA membership also elected new Executive Committee members to two-year terms: Michael Ryan (Handmade Films International and former IFTA Chairman) to Vice Chairman and Paul Hertzberg (Ci...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

Jackson Hole Wildlife announces jury

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce its selection of the final jury who will determine the winners of the Film Competition associated with the 2007 Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on October 1-6, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHWFF plays host to an unparalleled competition, celebrating the finest examples of natural history filmmaking. To win an award in Jackson is a prestigious honor. Hundreds of filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world compete...

Cine Las Americas Festival Announces Award Winners

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAUSTIN, TX – The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards and Youth Film Awards.Best Narrative Feature Film is TATUADO (Tattooed) from Argentine director Eduardo Raspo. Cynthia...

Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival Awards

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The 11th annual Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival, April 12-22, a celebration of indendent filmmaking in the Heartland showcased over 100 short films from around the world, features from Missouri and Kansas, and films inspired by JAZZ. Films and filmmakers recognized for excellence include:Outstanding Service to the KC Film Community – Teri Rogers, Take 2Indie Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievements in Film Education - Howard Suber, founder of UCLA Film SchoolOur judges were Sarah Jo Marks of ...

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....

Berlinale Speck on the TEDDY Award and the current Queer Cinema

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The Berlinale is still the only major international film festival offering official awards for the best films on gay, lesbian or transgender themes. The legendary famed Teddy awards have been offered since 1987, and following the political orientation of the Berlinale, the awards were created with the goal of enlightenment, thus breaking taboos and challenging the stereotypes dominating official and popular views of the queer and transgender communities. The daring and innovative nature of the...

Geoffrey Gilmore to host Secret's Out on ReelzChannel

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2007 ReelzChannel (http://www.reelzchannel.com), the only cable/satellite TV network dedicated to "Everything about Movies - 24/7," has named Geoffrey Gilmore, longtime director of the Sundance Film Festival, to guest host Secret's Out with Leonard Maltin during the week of March 19. Gilmore will share his personal picks for movies that deserve greater exposure. Secret's Out, regularly hosted by noted film critic and movie guide author Leonard Maltin, is dedicated to mining the hidden gems of th...

Film Comment Selects At The Walter Reade Theater

Tuesday, February 6-----Film Comment, the print magaziine of the Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting its 8th Annual Film Comment Selects series from February 14 to 27 at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society's year-round cinematheque. The series has earned a reputation for offering one of the most adventurous single showcases for international filmmaking, covering numerous genres and styles. With films selected from the international festival circuit by Film Comment’s distinguis...

Amy Pascal honored at Israel Film Festival

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22ND ANNUAL ISRAEL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTS OVER 40 FILMS MARCH 7-22 Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be honored with the 2007 IFF Visionary Award at the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 6, was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Last year’s Visionary Award recipients were Focus Features CEO James Schamus and Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde. Schamus also s...

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