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   Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplicably ignored. This has happened again with the announcement last week of the Golden Globe Award nominations, considered second only to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 80 international film critics and journalists who vote for the prizes, is known f...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way

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  How do you follow up an international success like JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest serious satire, UP IN THE AIR. The George Clooney-starrer has already been named Best Picture of the Year by several critics groups and has now posted the biggest nomination record for this year's Golden Globe Awards (will Oscar gold be far behind????). UP IN THE AIR has scored six 2009 Golden G...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

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It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was three...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

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Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival 22nd October 2009It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen.We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in ...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival 22nd October 2009

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It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was thr...

Aspen it's a wrap

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(Artist to Watch award recipient actress Paula Patton, New Directions award recipient Jason Reitman, and Independent by Nature award recipient Stanley Tucci) Photos by Steve Mundinger   Aspen Film's 31st edition of Aspen Filmfest, which ran September 30th - October 4th, presented a much-anticipated array of award-winning features and documentaries to capacity crowds from around the country. Coinciding with Aspen's spectacular Rocky Mountain fall foliage, Filmfest is the ...

Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest

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Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest (July 12-19) for the Second Global Summit ® Production: Harvey Weinstein, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Samuel Hadida, Avi Lerner will be confronted with Italians Aurelio De Laurentiis, Gianni Nunnari, Fulvio Lucisano, Giampaolo Letta, Paolo Del Brocco about the new opportunity 'of the film industry in Italy. The summit supported by BNL Paribas, which will be held July 17 at Queen Isabella of Lacco Ameno is being heralded as an exceptional opportunity...

Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest

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Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest (July 12-19) for the Second Global Summit ® Production: Harvey Weinstein, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Samuel Hadida, Avi Lerner will be confronted with Italians Aurelio De Laurentiis, Gianni Nunnari, Fulvio Lucisano, Giampaolo Letta, Paolo Del Brocco about the new opportunity 'of the film industry in Italy. The summit supported by BNL Paribas, which will be held July 17 at Queen Isabella of Lacco Ameno is being heralded as an exceptional opportunity...

58TH BERLIN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MICK, AND MARTY, AND PEN AND BEN ... - Part 2

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The big arrival yesterday, (Day 2) was Daniel Day-Lewis, here to plug his latest, the highly touted oil tycoon drama, “There Will Be Blood”. Today, Sunday, day number three, the conference hall was festooned with the appearance in the flesh of smouldering dark haired beauty, Penelope Cruz, the Spanish star being accompanied by hairless British actor Ben Kingsley, and Catalan femme director Isabel Coixet, representing the competition film “Elegy” in which Ben and Pen are the improbable fo...

Garden State Film Festival previews

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The sixth annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) showcasing film, video and animated works by independent filmmakers, will roll out the “red carpet” and light up the sky from April 4 – April 6 in Asbury Park. Attending this year’s event are notables including: Danny Aiello, Chris Costello, Chip Cronkite, Joe Gruschecky, Budd Schulberg, Paul Sorvino, Sean Stone, Brian Thompson, Michael Uslan, and Montel Williams among others.This year’s honorees include novelist and Oscar-winning scre...

Oscars’ most memorable moments on "love" compilation DVD

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It’s hard not to feel some affection – even love – for the Oscars, the biggest film industry awards ceremony. And this year is no exception. The Oscars 2008 will go down in history as the most highly anticipated award ceremony of all time, if only for the drama surrounding whether the event would go ahead at all. And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without the stars’ dramatic acceptance speeches. With a 45 second deadline and an audience of more than a billion viewers, the pressure ...

58th Berlin Festival Opens with Mick, and Marty, and Pen and Ben

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2008 is not only the 58th edition of this major European film festival, all old, but it is also the ninth anniversary of the move from West Berlin to Potsdamer Platz in the actual physical center of the new undivided Berlin. The present location, now an ultra-modern stand of new architecture including the space age SONY Center, a film museum, many upscale restaurants and two sets of state-of-the-art cinema multiplexes among its many attractions, was once a No-Man’s-Land hugging the sinister ...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

Daryl Hannah will receive Tribute from Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Daryl Hannah will receive the Festival’s prestigious Career Achievement Tribute Award. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Sponsored by wealth management company Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, BIFF’s Career Achievement Tribute honors an actor or actress whose work has had a major impact and has advanced the frontiers of cinematic artistry around the world. Academy Award® winner ...

Daryl Hannah will receive Tribute from Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Daryl Hannah will receive the Festival’s prestigious Career Achievement Tribute Award. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Sponsored by wealth management company Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, BIFF’s Career Achievement Tribute honors an actor or actress whose work has had a major impact and has advanced the frontiers of cinematic artistry around the world. Academy Award® winner ...

Julia Roberts To Receive American Cinematheque Prize

 Thursday, August 2----------The American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles-based not-for-profit organization that  owns and operates two area theaters that show classic, experimental and non-mainstream films and videos (the art-deco Egyptian in Hollywood and the Aero in Santa Monica) has announced that Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts will receive the 22nd annual American Cinematheque Award this year. The award will be presented at a gala ceremony on October 12th in Beverly Hills, and wil...

Tom Cruise To Receive New York Honors

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Tom Cruise will be honored with a tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image's 23rd annual black-tie event in New York this Fall. The salute, set for November 6th at the Cipriani in midtown Manhattan, honors the 27-year film career of the actor, producer and United Artists studio head. "Tom Cruise is one of the premier American actors of his generation," MOMI director Rochelle Slovin said. "Working with the great directors of our time -- (including) Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Sydney ...

Tom Cruise To Receive New York Honors

Thursday, July 12------Tom Cruise will be honored with a tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image's 23rd annual black-tie event in New York this Fall. The salute, set for November 6th  at the Cipriani in midtown Manhattan, honors the 27-year film career of the actor, producer and United Artists studio head. "Tom Cruise is one of the premier American actors of his generation," MOMI director Rochelle Slovin said. "Working with the great directors of our time -- (including) F...

Julia Roberts after "Three Days of Rain"

Julia Roberts after her perdormance in "Three days of Rain", a play written by Richard Greenberg.New York City, Broadway, June 2006.

Ioan Gruffudd, heroe of The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, to be honoured at Ischia

"Mister Fantastic" lands at the Ischia Global Festival. Ioan Gruffudd, heroe of The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, the eagerly awaited film based on the famous comic strip by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that comes out today, June 15 in theaters all over the world, will receive the Ischia Fashion Award by Fiuggi, together with Italian actress Alessandra Martines. Both will be guests of the fifth edition of the Global Fest from July 9th to 15th at the Regina Isabella hotel in the town...

Producer Christine Vachon's Killer Life

Tuesday, January 30----Coming on the heels of the Sundance Film Festival, the film world's annual love fest with American indie cinema, it was perfect timing for the Jacob Burns Film Center to invite veteran indie producer Christine Vachon to give a talk as part of the Center's Women Filmmakers series. Drawing on experiences from her recently published tell-all book on the inner workings of the indie film scene, A KILLER LIFE, the prolific Vachon was in fine form as she was interviewed on stage...

Spending The Holidays With Woody Allen

Saturday, December 23----When I was growing up Jewish in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s, Christmas Day meant only two things…..Chinese food and going to a movie. In those halcyon days when Christmas was more of a religious event than an excuse to go shopping, almost all restaurants, stores and other commercial venues were closed on Christmas Day.....with the exception of Chinese restaurants and most movie theaters. So, it became a Jewish tradition (and the only option in town) to frequent ...

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