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Michelle Pfeiffer (Finally) Gets Her Star

 Thursday, August 9-------Veteran actress Michelle Pfeiffer became an official Hollywood legend this week, when she (finally) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award nominated star was all smiles at ceremonies held in Los Angeles on Monday. She thanked her mother and father for supporting her decision to become an actress. "My mother taught me that I could do anything and that I should have a career before I get married,” Pfeiffer was quoted as saying.  &qu...

Actors Behind The Camera At Tribeca FF

 Thursday, May 3--------Sometimes a Festival, certainly one that has the scope of the Tribeca Film Festival, comes out with unexpected themes that have not necessarily been planned or anticipated. Such a mini-trend in this year's program are films that are directed by people who are mainly known for their acting work. Following in the footsteps of Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Penny Marshall, Al Pacino, Sydney Pollock, Paul Mazursky and many, many others, actors are finding ...

Actors Behind The Camera

 Thursday, May 3--------Sometimes a Festival, certainly one that has the scope of the Tribeca Film Festival, comes out with unexpected themes that have not necessarily been planned or anticipated. Such a mini-trend in this year's program are films that are directed by people who are mainly known for their acting work. Following in the footsteps of Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Penny Marshall, Al Pacino, Sydney Pollock, Paul Mazursky and many, many others, actors are finding ...

Roland Emmerich will speak on 10.000 B.C.at fmx/07.

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On the final day of the conference, May 04, he will take part in a discussion with Thomas Lechner from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and give his personal opinion about effects, animation and digital techniques. Roland Emmerich started his career in Germany. He studied Film at the HFF Munich and opened the Berlinale in 1984 with his thesis work Das Arche-Noah-Prinzip. The film was a great success and was sold in over 20 countries. Emmerich then grounded his own production company, Centro...

300: Spectacular, vibrant and unique,

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In the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler),with his trusted lieutenant Dilios (David Wenham) and 300 Spartans, fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. But the Spartan Senate was not behind Leonidas; his wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Heady) tried to summon support, even humiliating herself with the treacherous Senator Theron (Dominic West) but to no avail. It was up to the battle-hardened 300, facing insurmountable odds, to sacrifice ...

300: Spectacular, vibrant and unique a hit in every territory

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SYNOPSIS:In the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler),with his trusted lieutenant Dilios (David Wenham) and 300 Spartans, fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. But the Spartan Senate was not behind Leonidas; his wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Heady) tried to summon support, even humiliating herself with the treacherous Senator Theron (Dominic West) but to no avail. It was up to the battle-hardened 300, facing insurmountable odds, to s...

Belgrade International Film Festival wrap story

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The 35th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST 2007 was (as every year), prepared and organized with great care and attention. Regarding the fact that this festival is one of the most important cultural events in Serbia, it is indeed, recognizable the maximum improvement of overall quality of the program and the highest possible level in organization, in every segment. The guest of honor of FEST 2007, was Bob Rafelson an exceptional director with nominated four Academy Awards and manager of ...

Mirren is Queen of BAFTA

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This year's Orange British Academy Film Awards were held on Sunday 11 February 2007 at the Royal Opera House in London. The full list of nominees is below.FILM: THE QUEEN - Andy Harries/Christine Langan/Tracey Seaward nominees:BABEL - Alejandro González Iñárritu/Jon Kilik/Steve GolinTHE DEPARTED - Brad Pitt/Brad Grey/Graham KingTHE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles SteelLITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Albert Berger/David T Friendly/Ron YerxaTHE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD for the ...

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...

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. ...

Movie Review: APOCALYPTO

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Is it possible to judge Mel Gibson's film works now without burdening them with his recent public embarrassments? As open-minded as a viewer may try to be while sitting through his new directorial effort "Apocalypto", you may find yourself questioning the the psychology of someone who seems so preoccupied with graphic displays of violence. But think beyond his recent scandal. Think back to "Braveheart" and "The Passion of the Christ", both films that never seemed so alive as when they were spl...

The Rehabilitation of Ben Affleck

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Some actors have nine lives, other sink like a stone. And then others are presumed to be "missing in action" after a series of flops at the box office. Some win fame early on, while others find it when they ripen in their later years. Some are blissfully ignored by the tabloids, and others are their bread and butter. Some are famous for what they do, and others are famous for who they are. All of the above (contradictions intact) describe the journey of Ben Affleck in the world of film. A journe...

The Rehabilitation of Ben Affleck

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Some actors have nine lives, other sink like a stone. And then others are presumed to be "missing in action" after a series of flops at the box office. Some win fame early on, while others find it when they ripen in their later years. Some are blissfully ignored by the tabloids, and others are their bread and butter. Some are famous for what they do, and others are famous for who they are. All of the above (contradictions intact) describe the journey of Ben Affleck in the world of film. A journe...

The Rehabilitation of Ben Affleck

Wednesday, December 6----Some actors have nine lives, other sink like a stone. And then others are presumed to be "missing in action" after a series of flops at the box office. Some win fame early on, while others find it when they ripen in their later years. Some are blissfully ignored by the tabloids, and others are their bread and butter. Some are famous for what they do, and others are famous for who they are. All of the above (contradictions intact) describe the journey of Ben Affleck i...

The Maya Legacy and Gibson's "Apocalypto"

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Looking for redemption?The December 8th release of Mel Gibson's movie "Apocalypto" is raising interest in the ancient Maya. How much is accurate in the Maya world that "Apocalypto" portrays? As we approach the end point of the Maya calendar in 2012, the true legacy of this great ancient civilization gives keys to navigating through chaotic earth changes. A new book on life in Maya times through the eyes of a modern time traveler delves deeply into this hidden Maya knowledge.Seattle, WA (PRWeb) N...

Bobby and Bush both Dead On Arrival, score at Toronto

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Dick Cheney becomes the 44th President of the United States when George W. Bush, after addressing the Economic Club of Chicago, is assassinated outside a Chicago hotel, after a speech marked by l0, 000 demonstrators violently protesting nuclear brinksmanship policies in Iraq, North Korea and Iran. The date is Oct.19, 2007.This is the setting for the 93-minute fictionalized, controversial feature,”Death of a President”. The picture won the prestigious international critics (FIPRESCI) prize ...

Ischia Film Festival - 20 days to the deadline

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Ischia Film Festival -20 days to the deadline Fourth Edition 13 – 24 June 2006 There are now only 20 days remaining until the deadline for the entry of works for the fourth edition of the Ischia Film Festival, the international film competition under the overall patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy which awards those works which have done the most to promote “locations”. It is well known that cinema can instil in the public a range of emotions which few other forms of commu...

Washington Jewish Film Festival will open in December

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16TH WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVALDecember 1 - 1140 films • 9 countries • 5 venues • 10 daysThe 16th Washington Jewish Film Festival: An Exhibition of International Cinema presents 40 features, documentaries and shorts from 9 countries, in five venues, during the December 1 – 11, ten-day Festival. The Festival is presented by the Washington DCJCC's Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and Washington Jewish Week; and supported in part by a grant ...

Bob Berney hommage from Hamptons Fest

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BOB BERNEY AT THE SECOND ANNUAL ‘INDUSTRY TOAST’ DINNERDURING THE 13TH HAMPTONS FEST The Hamptons International Film Festival in its 13th year, will again be celebrating the art of film from October 19 - 23, 2005. For the second year, the Festival will partner with indie/WIRE to celebrate a person who best exemplifies the spirit of independent film and whose energy, vision and acumen enhances the industry. Fest Director, Denise Kasell is pleased to announce that the Hamptons second 'Toastee...

SAG awards Jamie Foxx, Hillary Swank and Sideways

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Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2004 at the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The honorees were selected by the active Guild membership nationwide.James Garner was presented with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 41st Annual Life Achieve...

Mel Gibson's Passion awarded at The 5th Annual Christian WYSIWYG Fest

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MEL GIBSON’S “PASSION” WINS ITS FIRST FILM FESTIVAL AWARDThe 5th Annual Christian WYSIWYG Film Festival honored Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of The Christ" with the "Film of The Year" award for 2004.The award follows the recent recognition for producer of the year given at the Hollywood Awards to Mel GibsonHolly McClure, the executive producer for the behind the scenes special, "TheMaking of The Passion of The Christ”, commented, “In what will surely be a season of multiple awards and r...

Hollywood Fest bestows Kudos W. Salles and Moore...

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HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL BESTOWS KUDOS : WALTER SALLES' "THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES," ALEJANDRO AMENABAR'S "THE SEA INSIDE," & "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" AMONG WINNERS"Vinzent" Wins Best Feature"What Remains of Us" Wins Best Documentary"Automation" Wins Best Short SubjectThe 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival atte...

Filmfestivals proud presenter of the Hollywood European Award to The Sea Inside

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The 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held October 18 before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special honors went to Newmarket Films' President Bob Berney, film preservation leader Robert Rosen, actor John Travolta, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Annette Bening, director Michael Mann, producer Mel...

Crème de la crème @ the Holywood European Awards

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The Hollywood Awards will conclude on the 18th the Hollywood Film Festival which officially began on Tuesday, October 12. The 2004 Annual Hollywood Film Festival incorporates in its activities the Hollywood Film Conference, Hollywood Film Screenings, and Hollywood Awards. FilmFestivals .com is a proud presenting sponsor of the Hollywood European Awards which will be handed out during the prestigious Gala.This year's presenters will include Kate Beckinsale, Chris Columbus, Laura Dern, Robert Down...

Hollywood Festival line up completed

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THE 2004 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "THE CUTTING EDGE"AND CLOSE WITH THE U.S. PREMIERE OF "A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG"The screenings will take place from October 12 to 17 at Arclight Theatres located at 6360 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood.Opening Night World Premiere - "The Cutting Edge" by Wendy AppleCenterpiece Premieres:"Finding Neverland" by Marc Forster"Eulogy" by Michael Clancy"Undertow" by David Gordon Green"P.S." by Dylan KiddClosing Night U.S. Premiere - "A L...
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