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The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

Masterclass with Frank Darabont ...and more at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the revered group of industry professionals that will headline the Festival’s signature Master Class series. 2012 ZFF Master Class instructors include: ●          Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Walking Dead”) ●          Two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction...

ScreenSingapore outlines the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011

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Exactly one year after the Board of ScreenSingapore announced its ambitious plan at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 to create a filmed entertainment ‘hybrid’ event in Singapore, key Board members, headed by Chairman Greg Coote, return to Cannes to outline the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011. ScreenSingapore has a myriad of component parts: 1) World, International or Asia-Pacific Premieres (5 – 12 June) ScreenSingapore fea...

TLAgay.com Announces 2011 Gaybie Award Nominees

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TLAgay.com (http://www.TLAgay.com) one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the nominees of the 2011 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay-themed television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from the past year. Categories include Best Lead Actor in a Gay Role, Best TV Series featuring Gay Characters, Best Gay Character in a Mainstream Movie and many more. This year’s nominees include up-and-com...

Writers Guild of America Nominations

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  The Writers Guild of America, the most prestigious membership organization for television and film writers, announced its nominations this week for top scribes of the year. The nominees, an indicator of the Oscar nods due later this month, are not without controversy. Several of the year's most celebrated films have had their scripts disqualified due to the WGA's convoluted "minimum basic agreement" rules. The injunctions are rather hard to explain but disqualify film scrip...

Charlie Kaufman will be honored at next Goteborg

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Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman will visit Sweden for the first time to receive the newly instituted Honorary Dragon Award. He is the man behind hit movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. At the festival office in Göteborg, the heat is on to complete the programme and invite exciting guests. We can now reveal that one of these exciting guests is writer-director Charlie Kaufman. He was born in N...

Philadelphia Film Festival Coverage

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TO VIEW WITH IMAGES AND LINKS TO FILM TRAILERS VISIT TINSEL & TINE   So I’m going to start from last night’s Stewart Bradley fundraiser at the Sumo Lounge at RAW  and work my way backward to Saturday, with quick commentary, so that I can catch up with all my recent activity at the festival. This fan pictured with Bradley is not indicative of the crowd, which was mostly very young. Which is super to see a younger set supporting PFS. But I’m starting to feel ve...

Joel Schumacher at 2010 Plus Camerimage Festival!

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American director and screenwriter Joel Schumacher will attend Plus Camerimage as the festival's special guest and will chair the Jury of the Student Etudes Competition. He is also the recipient of this year's Special Plus Camerimage Award to the Director. Joel Schumacher Joel Schumacher is renowned for his versatility, style and ability to move seamlessly between film genres with equal popular success and critical acclaim. He began his film career as a costume d...

Tinsel & Tine screening choices for 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24, 2010)

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216 screenings, 11 screens, 6 venues, 10 days!  So many great films to see, so many synopsis to read, not to mention industry panels and parties; this is the great thing about film festivals, the bad part – there’s no way to see and do it all. Here’s my tentative list of films I plan to see during the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24).  I also hope to blog quick, on the spot film reviews by attendees after screenings, so look for me during the festival. Thurs 14t...

Reeling 2010: The Chicago G&L Film Festival

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Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film FestivalNovember 4 - 13Reeling 2010, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, opens its 29th year on November 4th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. Reeling will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), the Festival's home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.) and, for the first time in festival history, Instituto Cervan...

The Invocation is provocative

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Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I sat down in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 years and after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t know about him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holds barred.  RGEmmanuel I just want you to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know about anything that you do not want me to pu...

The Invocation is very provocative

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"Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I satdown in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 yearsand after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t knowabout him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holdsbarred.  RGEmmanuel I just wantyou to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know aboutanything that you do not want me to pu...

Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes En direct du Festival de Berlin

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En direct du Festival de Berlin FILM International (Berlinale)  10 février,2010  Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes. George Gittoes, originally from Austrailia, has traveled extensively to Nicaragua, Phillipines, Somalia, Sinai, Southern Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, Timor, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. ...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

Master Class with Morgan Freeman at Zurich Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that revered screen icon and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.The Zurich Film Festival will present the Golden Icon Award to Mr. Freeman during its Closing Night on Saturday, October 3, 2009. The Icon Award stands as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol ...

BUFF Blog

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How many times can one tell the gospel truth? The aim of this blog is to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the gospel truth, well 99.9% of the truth, which means that whatever gets published here cannot be misconstrued in any other way than what you are actually reading and the context with which one takes acceptance of the truth. Now that we've got that out of the way let's get on with it... Working for Buff Enterprises, the parent company of the British Ur...

Kate Winslet to receive Montecito Award at Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is thrilled to welcome back five-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet by honoring her with the Montecito Award. Having previously received the Performance of the Year Award in 2005, Winslet returns to the hallowed halls of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 23, becoming the festival’s first two-time honoree. “I have had a cinematic crush on Kate Winslet since her first movie,” gushed SBIFF Director Roger Durling. “She's my...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

Looking For God In Boca Raton

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There is nothing in producer/director Emmanuel Itier's resume that would make you suspect that he is currently on his own spiritual quest. Emmanuel is a French-born, Hollywood-based producer whose oeuvre has been in the genre field of crime thrillers, soft-core erotica and horror films. But he is indeed on a quest to find God, or at least define Him/Her/It with his latest project, THE INVOCATION. Itier screened a seven-minute trailer of the film, which includes contributions from interviews with...

Looking For God In Boca Raton

 Sunday, April 13-------There is nothing in producer/director Emmanuel Itier's resume that would make you suspect that he is currently on his own spiritual quest. Emmanuel is a French-born, Hollywood-based producer whose oeuvre has been in the genre field of crime thrillers, soft-core erotica and horror films. But he is indeed on a quest to find God, or at least define Him/Her/It with his latest project, THE INVOCATION. Itier screened a seven-minute trailer of the film, which includes contribu...

2007 FESTIVAL de CINEMA do BRASIL in Paris

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  Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris 25 April through 8 May, 2007 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS The first week of this 9th two-prong event (feature competition and then documentaries) has ended at the L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of top-knotch Brazilian filmmakers, actors and producers, flown over for the event to present each of the two doze...

José Wilker, Best Actor at the 2007 Festival Cinema do Brasil in Paris

Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris25 April through 8 May, 2007                                                       FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS            The first week of this 9th  two-prong event (feature competition and documentaries) has ended at the  L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of

Standing Room Only At Sold Out Festival Opener

Katharine Cornell Theater Thursday, September 14----It was standing room only at the Katharine Cornell Theater this evening, as the inaugural Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival kicked off a four day film celebration with its high wattage Opening Night Film, Michel Gondry's much anticipated THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP. The sold out screening brought out a mixture of locals, visting filmmakers and some of the cultural elite who call this beautiful island off the coast of Cape Cod home. The s...

Good Night, and Good Luck awarded film of the year by Capri

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George Clooney’s film Good Night, and Good Luck, and Cristina Comencini’s The Beast in the Heart have won Capri-Kimbo Awards as best films of 2005. The two productions, introduced at the last Venice Film Festival and in the race for an Oscar, will be honored at the 10th anniversary edition of the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival December 27-January 2. The festival is produced by Capri in the World Institute with the support of the director general's office for cinema of the Ministry of Cul...
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