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The Artist's producer Thomas Langmann received the PGA award

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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards - January 21, 2012 One of the awards season’s marquee events, The Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped our profession. Considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar®, the announcement of the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the se...

Variety Launches IMDB Competitor

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Variety's Flix Tracker, which has a team of 150 people to investigate film credits and production information will work on a subscription base.Flix Tracker (is a follow up of TV Tracker recently bought by Variety) is a database that doesn't rely on crowdsourcing but hard listing with human supervision. With Flix Tracker, Variety wants to use the reporting it already does, supplemented with regular calls to in-development and in-production projects, to provide the most up-to-date information on ...

'The Help" Executive Producer Jeff Skoll to be Honored at Paley Center for Media's LA Gala

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The Paley Center for Media will honor Participant Media and its Founder Jeff Skoll at its annual gala event “Salute to Excellence,” Tuesday, December 13 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, it was announced today by Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. Participant Media, whose most recent film projects include “The Help” and “Contagion,” is being honored for its unique use of media to accelerate social change. Participant’s films are often accompanied ...

Pirates of the Caribbean 4; Aussie gold rush, by Eva Rinaldi - 16th May 2011

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Geoffrey Rush   Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. And not only that, legendary Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush joins in the fun. Johnny Depp and action adventure / fantasy genre fans are fired up about this tale of adventure, with the tried and true formula of good VS evil, on the high seas. The charismatic and talented Depp has ...

Busy day for the Pirates photo call and press conference

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(From Left) British actor and producer Ian McShane, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, US actor Johnny Depp, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, French actress Astrid-Berges Frisbey and British actor Sam Claflin pose during the photocall of "Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides" presented out of competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011 in Cannes AFP/Valéry Hache Johnny Depp swung back into his iconic Captain Jack Sparrow role Saturday at the Ca...

A Peep into the world of ILM at FMX 2011

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FMX 201116th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Award winning Visual Effects studio Industry Light & Magic, founded by George Lucas in 1975, will feature in a very special screening at this year's FMX. Director Leslie Iwerks and ILM veteran's Tim Alexander, Ben Snow and Hal Hickel will present the documentary, "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible". For the past 35 years ILM has been responsible for some of the most memora...

Special award to editor Chris Lebenzon at Camerimage Plus Festival

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We are pleased to announce that this year's Special Plus Camerimage Award to Editor With Unique Visual Sensitivity will go to Chris Lebenzon. Chris Lebenzon Chris Lebenzon is a film editor with an impressive filmography in a diverse range of genres, from action/adventure and drama to film musicals and animation. Lebenzon is the winner of the American Association of Editors Eddie Award 2008 for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street d...

Dylan McDermott Goes DARK BLUE Again

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  DYLAN MCDERMOTT GOES DARK BLUE AGAIN:But Will This Series Kill Venice, CA? (Or Just a Become Another Hit for TNT)By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Once in a while a writer has to right a wrong; specifically last year's Summer set visit to the explosive Abbott-Kinney, Venice location of TNT's new series DARK BLUE that stars Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott. Let's face it, writers are human; we sweat, get hungover, show up late... and sometimes, we face the ...

The Global Film Village: 2010 Producers Guild of America Awards

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by Marla Lewin Sunday marked another milestone in this year’s awards  season as The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their winners in television and motion picture productions at their 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood Palladium. The Winners are listed in Bold in each category: Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures:   AVATAR Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau DISTRICT 9 Produce...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new ...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new for...

Berlinale Film 2.0 - The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and Games

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More than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto "The Age of Collaboration," the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The event was officially opened by Medienboard co-managing director Petra Müll...

Berlinale keynotes: Film 2.0 – The Future of the Film Industry

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Film 2.0 – The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and GamesMore than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto “The Age of Collaboration,” the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The ...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry.In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new form...

Michael Bay Interview: Transformers (by Robin Rowe)

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I thought this was a particularly good interview with Michael Bay and since Transformers premiered at the LA Film Festival, I wanted to include this interview in this blog.  Robin Rowe, a Los Angeles screenwriter and facilitator of weekly filmmaker events, asks Bay practical questions that I think a lot of filmmakers will appreciate.  Enjoy!  (Contact information for Robin is at the bottom of this email.) Michael Bay Interview: Transformersby Robin Rowe [More articles] Read Robin's Sci-...

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Trailer attacks the web (it's viral and massive)

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Worldwide Trailer ''Roadblock'' Debut for Walt Disney Pictures' ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'' to Reach an Unprecedented Global AudienceAnticipated to reach the largest worldwide audience ever for a theatrical trailer debut, an estimated 200 million+ viewers in 62 countries, 31 languages, across five continents and spanning over 12 time zones will experience for the very first time Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." This global ...

The rythm of The Lost City

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Did you ever see Bill Murray do the salsa? Or the mambo, rumba or any of that other Latin stuff? Well, let me tell you something. The guy’s got rhythm. I couldn’t help myself watching him in awe as he steered his way around the dance floor with a couple of breathless women. So, thinking I should get a firsthand experience, I navigated through the crowd of undulating bodies in a hope of being next in line. But woe is me, the music suddenly ended and Bill slipped off the floor.I found him in a...

Her Russian Nights

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”By Cassendra Gavawas all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vo...

Russian Nights Film and Cultural Festival

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” was all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vodka and guzzle t...

Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television: action

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The 42nd Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television, hosted by Janet Davies and Lou Canellis of ABC-7’s 190 North, will take place this Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Chicago’s Park West. Winners of the 2006 Hugo Awards Competition will be announced, with artists present to accept their awards in categories for both television programs and commercials. Over 15 countries participated in this year’s competition including works from South Africa, Argentina, Taiwan, Sweden, Denmark and Hong Kong. E...
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