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NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

The World Premiere of THE MINISTERS

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The World Premiere of THE MINISTERS written/produced/directed by Franc Reyes, presented by Remy Martin commenced on Tuesday, October 13, at the Lowes Lincoln Square, New York. THE MINISTERS world premiere gala was held at The Empire Hotel Rooftop. The red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, recording artists, producers, industry professionals, and celebrity guests. "The Ministers," distributed by Maya Entertainment, opens at the AMC Empire 25, New York, Friday, October 16, 2009. By M...

Asian American Film Fest opens with Ivy Ho Directorial Debut CLAUSTROPHOBIA

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2009 Asian American Internal Film Festival Opens with Ivy Ho Directorial Debut CLAUSTROPHOBIAThe 32nd Asian American International Film Festival 2009 (AAIFF09) sponsored by Toyota, Opening Night New York premiere of CLAUSTROPHOBIA, written/directed by Ivy Ho, commenced Thursday, July 23, 6:45 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. A special Q&A session with director Ho, moderated by senior program officer of cultural programs and performing arts La Frances Hui, Asia Society, preceded the festival...

2009 New York Film Festival Official Lineup

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The 47th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at Lincoln Center, Friday, September 25 - Sunday, October 11, 2009. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase the best in American and International cinema. This year's festival showcasing 29 feature films from 17 countries includes Special Events, HBO Films Dialogues, Avant-Garde, and Oshima. HBO Films Dialogues with directors Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai, Darren Aronofsky and Arnaud Desplechin focusing on t...

An Interview with Jewish Marine Comedian Dave Rosner

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Marine Comedian Dave Rosner (DR) is an observant Jew who has performed comedy in clubs and synagogues in the United States, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq. DR began in the entertainment industry at the age of eight, is known as the only Jewish Marine Comedian. He is member of the Friars Club who produced the Friars Club show "Tell it to the Marines." He hosted and produced "The Dave Rosner Comedy Rooms" in New York. He was recently on stand-up comedy tour with "Comics Ready to Entertain," i...

2009 New York International Latino Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years

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The 10th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented by HBO will be held at select theaters July 28 - August 2, 2009. The festival founded in 1999 by Calixto Chinchilla, is the premiere marketplace for Latino film in the country that supports emerging and established directors of Latino and Latino American descent. NYILFF annually showcase film, music, free community events, and scholarships, to enrich the diversity and spirit of New York's Latino community. This year's festiv...

Tribeca Film Festival

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The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebration of film, music and culture. Thi...

After 40 Years “HAIR” Reopens on Broadway

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By Maria Esteves - March 30, 2009 The Broadway revival of "HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," presented by The Public Theater, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, opens at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, Tuesday, March 31, 8:00 pm. "HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," is powerful, electrifying, with one emotional crescendo after another, includes interactive audience participation. The historical musical captures a...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman at t...

Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones

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Looking at life as art, actor-performing artist Randy Jones (RJ) is defined as an icon in popular culture.  RJ began performing on stage at the age of eight, is known as The Cowboy from the pop musical group Village People, has appeared in three biographical films, performed 22 interviews, 122 articles has been written about him, has taken 56 pictorials, and appeared on 24 magazines front cover. RJ has been honored with countless awards, given keys to several American cities, including a ...

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones

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Looking at life as art, actor-performing artist Randy Jones (RJ) is defined as an icon in popular culture. RJ began performing on stage at the age of eight, is known as The Cowboy from the pop musical group Village People, has appeared in three biographical films, performed 22 interviews, 122 articles has been written about him, has taken 56 pictorials, and appeared on 24 magazines front cover. RJ has been honored with countless awards, given keys to several American cities, including a Star on...

An Interview with Award-winning Filmmaker Greg Pak

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As Mars space exploration matures and the ability for people to be able to travel to the moon becomes a reality, the premiere of "Robot Stories" (based on four stories about love, death and family through experiences with robots) impeccable timing is simply superb! Award-winning writer/director Greg Pak was interviewed by Maria Esteves on January 12, 2004. ME:  Did you become an established writer/director through the International Film Fest Community? GP: The film festiv...

23rd Israel Film Festival Coverage

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York celebrating Israel's 60th AnniversaryDocumentary Filmmakers Panel and Q&A immediately followed the sold out New York Premiere screening of CHILDREN OF THE SUN, directed by Ran Tal, held at the Clearview Cinemas, Sunday, November 2, 4:15 PM. Israeli filmmakers attending the panel and Q&A included director Yael Katzir, PRAYING IN HER OWN VOICE, Oded Lotan, THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE, and director Ran Tal, CHILDREN OF THE SUN, moderated by Emmy A...

4th New York Television Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere ABC: Life on Mars airs October 9th

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By Maria Esteves - September 15, 2008 The 4th Annual 2008 New York Television Festival (NYTVF) Opening Night ABC Television Network premiere screening of LIFE ON MARS, directed by Jason Connery was held at the New World Stages, Friday, September 12, 8:00 PM. A special Q&A with cast members preceded the 2008 NYTVF Opening Night Gala Reception. LIFE ON MARS ABC new science fiction series depicts a current day New York City detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) goes back in time to the year 197...

2008 New York International Fringe Festival Presents "Strange Attractor" with Marco Magic Man

By Maria Esteves - September 10, 2008 The 12th Annual 2008 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), a production of the Present Company, the largest global performing arts festival presented over 200 Off-Off-Broadway shows in more than 20 venues during August 8-24, 2008. The one man of mysteries Marco Frezza theatrical performance of "Strange Attractor," written by Marco Frezza was held at Spiegelworld's Deluxe Theater, August 10, 15, 16, 19, and 23rd.  Frezza's outstandi...

9th NYILFF Closing Night World Premiere of “THE MINISTERS” Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - September 3, 2008  The 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Closing Night World Premiere of THE MINISTERS, directed by Franc Reyes presented by HBO and sponsored by Heineken was held at the Directors Guild Theater, Saturday, July 26, 7:00 PM.  2008 NYILFF Closing Night Premiere of THE MINISTERS After Party immediately followed at Spotlight Live venue with special performances by LUMIDEE and MALVERDE. 2008 NYILFF Closing Night World Premie...

8th New York Korean Film Festival 2008 Opened with NY Premiere of “Hwang Jin Yi”

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By Maria Esteves - August 22, 2008 The 8th New York Korean Film Festival 2008 (NYKFF) Opening Night VIP Gala Reception preceded the New York Premiere of HWANG JIN YI, directed by Chang Youn-hyun, held at The Times Center, Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM. The successful 2008 NYKFF opening night gala reception special guests included filmmakers, actors, artists, industry executives, producers, and friends of Korea Society. A special Q&A session with director Chang Youn-hyun immediately followed ...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

2008 NYILFF “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Short films program Photos

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008, What's Love Got To Do With It?" short films program final Premiere screenings of WAITNG FOR HER, directed by Alain Alfaro, and ESE BESO (That Kiss), directed by Kamala Lopez-Dawson was held Sunday, July 27. 1:00 PM. Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, WAITNG FOR HER, is a love story about a young man encounter with a mysterious woman who accidentally leaves her cell phone on the park...

2008 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 18, 2008  The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony, presented by HBO, was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director, Calixto Chinchilla and executive director, Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preced...

2008 International DJ Expo Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves - August 15, 2008 The 2008 International DJ Expo (DJEXPO) panel discussion "The New Technology: The Latest for DJs" moderated by DJ Times editor-in-chief Jim Tremayne, commenced Monday, August 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ. The panelist included Pro Sound & Lighting DJ Randy White, owner, Frank Garcia, Mainline Pro Lighting, Sound & Video, technician Ignacio Perez, Mainline Pro Lighting, Sound & Video...

46th New York Film Festival Opens Friday, September 26, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2008  The  46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHA...

New York Korean Film Festival Opens August 22-31, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - August 12, 2008 The 2008 New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF08) will be held at Cinema Village and BAMcinématek, August 22-31, 2008.The festival presented by The Korea Society annually presents the largest independent films of Korean and Korean American descent, panel discussions, gala receptions and special events. NYKFF08 opening night premiere of HWANG JIN YI, directed by Chang Youn-hyun, will follow the star-studded reception on Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM, at The Time...

Hola Mexico Film Festival opens with Calling an Angel

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The 2008 Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) inaugural, presented by the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), Opening Night USA Premiere of LLAMANDO UN ANGEL (Calling an Angel), directed by Pancho Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez, and Rodolfo Guzman was held at the QUAD Cinema, New York, Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 PM. HMFF Opening Night Fiesta after party commenced at the Gallery Bar, 9:30 PM. LLAMANDO UN ANGEL (Calling an Angel) is a dark comedy film based on an unhappily married fashion ...

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