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Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga; Premiere tonight

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  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn; Sydney, Australia red carpet premiere...         ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...   ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2</b>   HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the globa...

Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga

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  Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga   Photography by Eva Rinaldi   ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...   ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2   HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the global phenomenon. &nb...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

Sundance Channel's Up-to-the-Minute, All-Access Coverage of the 2011 Sundance Festival From January 21 - January 30

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  Sundance Channel sets up shop in Park City, Utah for the network's biggest ever exclusive, all-access, multimedia experience at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 20th - January 30th. For the first time ever, Sundance Channel will open its doors to Park City with a bricks-and-mortar operation, "Sundance Channel HQ." Located at the heart of the action at 692 Main Street, Sundance Channel HQ will be a non-stop hub connecting festival-goers, movie-lovers and...

Film Independent's annual Directors Close-Up series

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the program for its 10th annual Directors Close-Up series, taking place February 2 - March 2, 2011 at The Landmark - West Los Angeles.   Writer/Directors James Gray (Two Lovers) and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Los Angeles Film Festival Artistic Director David Ansen will be moderators.  Series panelists include writer/directors Lisa...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE HONORS LIAM NEESON

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Liam Neeson will be this year's recipient of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the 18th Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. The Award, founded in memory of the late director, recognizes Liam Neeson's outstanding artistic achievement in film - a body of work that reflects and personifies Kieślowski's ideals on the universal truth about humanity and human emotions. Past honorees include Ralph Fiennes, Irene Jacob, Charlize Theron, Isabelle Huppert and Julia Ormond. Hosted by Grażyna T...

Lynn Redgrave's Boldest Interview: Looking Back on Her Career (1943 -2010)

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Lynn Redgrave Gets Personalby quendrith johnsonWhen Lynn Redgrave materializes for her interview, we're both shocked to find out that three consecutive Los Angeles-area eateries are closed because it is just after 3 pm, the apparent post-lunch witching hour. Who would miss a chance to be in the company of Lynn Redgrave, two-time Oscar® nominated actor (Gods and Monsters, 1998, Georgy Girl, 1966), Tony winner, author of the outstanding one-woman show "Shakepeare for My Father," sister ...

Industry Mourns Connecticut Resident Lynn Redgrave

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  One of Connecticut's most illustrious residents, English-born actress Lynn Redgrave died in her Kent, Connecticut home last evening, surrounded by family members. She had been battling breast cancer for the past seven years, bravely documenting her journey in a photo essay published with her daughter and performing in a one-woman show last year about her health battles.   Redgrave , the youngest sibling of the Redgrave acting dynasty, was a double Oscar nominee over a caree...

Bill Condon Elected President of Film Independent

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, elected new officers Bill Condon, Rodrigo Garcia, Alan Poul and Stephanie Allain to its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the film community who serve in a volunteer capacity, and make strategic decisions on the direction and vitality of the organization. Director/producer Bill Condon (Kinsey, Gods and Monsters) will serve as Presid...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

Film Independent's Directors Close-Up: Conversations on the Art of Filmmaking

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Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today the ninth annual Directors Close-Up: Conversations on the Art of Filmmaking, formerly known as the Director Series, which will be held February 4 – March 11, 2009 at The Landmark - West Los Angeles. Attendees will have access to some of the most innovative names in independent filmmaking, with Mary Sweeney (“The Straight Story,” “Mulholland Drive”), David Lynch’s long time creative collaborator, serving as moderato...

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

2009 Oscars Countdown and Predictions

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By Maria Esteves - December 7, 2008 The 81st Academy Awards (Oscar) presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2008 nominees will be announced in The Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, January 22, 2009. The 2009 Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA, and televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide by the ABC Television Network, on Sunday, February 22, 2009. This year's Oscar tele...

Flash of Genius wins Alfred P. Sloan award at Hamptons Fest

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FLASH OF GENIUS Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation AwardAs part of the 2008 Hamptons International Film FestivalSpecial Sloan/HIFF New York Premiere Thursday October 2nd at MoMAFor the 9th consecutive year, the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize is presented as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The cash prize is awarded to a feature-length film that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and engineers in a realisti...

Film Independent announces 8th Director Series

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Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today the eighth-annual Director Series will be held February 20 – March 26, 2008 at The Landmark West Los Angeles, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in independent filmmaking. Oscar® nominated writer José Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) will serve as moderator for the first time.“The Director Series is a unique event which provides film lovers with a rare opportunity to hear and learn from toda...

Scorsese Wins DGA Prize

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Scorsese Wins DGA Prize At the annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night, Martin Scorsese was awarded the best director of the year prize from the Directors Guild of America, for his latest feature "The Departed" Scorsese bested Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls"), Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Stephen Frears ("The Queen"), and Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu ("Babel"), making him a front-runner for the Academy Award for best director. In the Oscar race, he is facing Frea...

Oscar Nominations by category for the 79th Awards

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The 79th edition of the Academy Awards brought us its surprises along with the long list of nominees announced in Los Angeles early Tuesday by the AMPAS president Sid Ganis and actress Salma Hayek.Leading surprise was the absence of Bill Condon's Dreamgirls in the best feature category. The film leads with 8 nominationsPerformance by an actor in a leading roleLeonardo DiCaprio - BLOOD DIAMONDRyan Gosling - HALF NELSONPeter O'Toole - VENUSWill Smith - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESSForest Whitaker - THE...

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ...

Göteborg International Film Festival

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ”Under...

THE DEPARTED Scores Big At The Critics Choice Awards

Monday, January 15-----The Critics Choice Awards, chosen by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), were announced at a gala awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday. Coming just days before the Golden Globe ceremonies, to be held later tonight, and just two weeks before the Oscar nominations are announced, the clear momentum for certain films and talents seems to be reaching a crescendo. Unless there are some major surprises this evening at the Golden Globes ceremonies, the w...

Movie Review: DREAMGIRLS

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The idea of pursuing a dream and falling prey to the pitfalls of fame -- that is, the themes that inhabit the 2-hour musical bombardment that is "Dreamgirls"-- is a dramatic concept that has been around forever; in fact, long before the Broadway premiere of the show, which took place more than 25 years ago. Bill Condon seems to know this. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Chicago", who also takes a stab at directing this time around, chronicles the lives of these fame-hungry performers like h...

Directors Guild of America Announces Its Nominees

Wednesday, January 10----The Directors Guild of America (DGA), which represents film and television directors, announced its five nominess for the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film at a ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday. DGA President Michael Apted made the announcement. Aside from being a highly prized award determined by one’s peers, the DGA Award has traditionally been one of the industry's most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award. ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival line up

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The 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces their slate of films for the 22nd installment. The festival, which welcomes Chrysler and The New Yorker as Premiere Sponsors, takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 25, through Sunday, February 4, and will feature 22 World Premieres, 18 US Premieres, and introduce films from 40 countries. “This is the most ambitious and most diverse line up of events and films the Festival has ever had,” commented SBIFF Director Ro...

The Last of the Film Critics Prizes

Friday, December 22----The final film critics prizes were announced by the film critics associations in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas and the Southeast (including Florida, Georgia and other states south of the Mason Dixon line). There was concensus in certain categories, but critics also differed enough to keep the Oscar race varied and interesting. BEST PICTURE The Phoenix Film Critics Association, along with the Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association, chose the 9-11 docudrama UNITED 93...

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...

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