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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and Geena Davis to Honor Student Work Advocating Gender Equality at 2011 College Television AwardsThe Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the Television Academy Foundation have partnered to create the first-ever Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality in Children's Media Award. The honor will be presented at the 32nd College Television Awards Gala which will take place April 9, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Startin...

Gérard Depardieu To Give Master Class In Montreal

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  For devotees of French cinema, it doesn't get much better than this. Gérard Depardieu, the bad boy-turned-eminence grise of French cinema, will give a master class on the cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival on the Festival's final day of September 6. The celebrated French star will reflect on his craft, his experiences with the great film directors of his era and on his vision of the contemporary cinema. “It was in Montreal, in 1983, that Gérard Depardieu received h...

July 24 YouTube Time Capsule

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  This coming Saturday, July 24, will mark a milestone for the internet. YouTube and a pair of renowned filmmakers have invited citizens from around the globe to participate in what is being called the first user-generated feature-length documentary shot during the same 24 hours. Titled LIFE IN A DAY, the experiment is being sponsored by the online clip site and involves such celebrated directors as Ridley Scott (ROBIN HOOD, GLADIATOR) and Kevin MacDonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND)...

John C. Reilly and Philippe Parreno to attend the Festival del film Locarno

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On Saturday 7 August, Locarno's Piazza Grande will stage the European premiere of Cyrus by Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead). This comedy about love and family set in contemporary Los Angeles stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and Catherine Keener, and is produced by Michael Costigan and executive produced by Tony and Ridley Scott. The Piazza Grande screening will be attended by John C. Reilly and the filmmakers. The 63rd Locarno Festival will also pay ...

Overview of films at 63rd Cannes

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There was a protest today about the Algerian movie, and the French people are concerned how this piece of history might reflect its point of view.  Passing through Paris there was news of a protest in the city which greatly effected traffic.   Last Monday meetings and flights were cancelled again for those flying in and out of Heathrow and Rotterdam, with renewed concern because of volcanic ash.  None of this stopped the artists, and producers from coming to Cannes to continue their wo...

Jeremy Irons to receive Ischia Legend Award

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The Ischia Legend Award 2010 has been awarded to Jeremy Irons. The British actor (Oscar winner in 1990 for “Reversal of Fortune” by Barbet Schroeder) will receive the prestigious special award on Tuesday July 13th at Sant’Angelo of Ischia during the 8° Global Film & Music Festival. With this award the accomplished British actor joins in the Festival record beside prominent colleagues such as Sir Ben Kinglsey, Dennis Hopper, Vanessa Redgrave, Hilary Swank, Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giann...

Global Film Village: Overview of films at 63rd Cannes

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                                                     The Palais at Cannes: photo by Marc Halperinby Marla Lewin There was a protest today about the Algerian movie, and the French people are concerned how this piece of history might reflect its point of view.  Passing through Paris there was news of a protest in the city which greatly effected traffic.  Last Monday meetings and flights were cancelled again for those flying in and out of Heathrow and Rotterdam, with ...

Global Film Village: Bergman Re-defined

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photo by Marc Halperin by Marla LewinOne of the most interesting documentaries I saw at Cannes 2010 is My Films Are My Mistress by Stig Bjorkman. A compilation of backstage moments and interviews with master director Ingmar Bergman. The film is interspersed with comments from Martin Scorsese , Woody Allen and many other great directors speaking about his style and the lessons they learned from his work.  Their interpretations of Bergman and his importance to world cinema, in a...

Ridley Scott sends his apologies

Ridley Scott, director of Robin Hood, which opened the Cannes International Film Festival this year, sent his apologies for his inability to attend the premiere, and Russell Crowe makes a joke.

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

The Jury on the Red Carpet at the premiere of Robin Hood

The members of this year's festival jury, including director Tim Burton--this year's president--walk the red carpet at the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, the film that opened this year's festival.

Robin Hood premiere attracts star-studded red carpet

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    Not even volcanic ash could keep some of the world's most prominent international film stars from arriving in Cannes for the opening ceremonies of the 63rd annual Film Festival. The premiere of Robin Hood Wednesday night was preceded by a star-studded red carpet event attracting fans and photographers from all over the world. Paparazzi camped out overnight on Tuesday to stake out the perfect shot of the evening's festivities.          Locals and tourists ali...

Bienvenue à Cannes

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It's that time of year again... After huge storms and surfable waves in the Mediterranean last week, the opening of the Cannes International Film Festival yesterday looked like it would be blessed with sun... until the skies opened on the red carpet premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, out of competition. Today, however, the sunny blue skies of the Côte d'Azur seem to have returned; the beaches are beginning to be populated with beautiful people, and throngs are crow...

Cannes has opened, Robin Hood's team will hit the red carpet without Ridley Scott

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                              Director Ridley Scott has pulled out of the Robin Hood screening at the Cannes Film Festival this wednesday (Having recently undergone surgery, Scott had to decline invitation from Universal) Cate Blanchett and Russel Crowe were in town wwith producer Brian Grazer)  to  attend the photo call earlier today...

French New Wave Happy Hour Talk at COLCOA

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  by Marla Lewin COLCOA’s City of Lights, City of Angels, a Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood presented a Happy Hour Talk at the Renoir Theatre at the DGA on Friday.   It followed the international premiere and historic screening of the restored film Pierrot Le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard based on a novel by Lional White, and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo,  and Godards’ once wife and muse Anna Karina.  She was to be part of the panel along with  Ser...

Official Juries for the 63rd edition of Locarno

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The jury for the Concorso internazionale (International Competition) for the 63rd edition of the Locarno Film Festival is now finalised. The line-up for the juries judging the Concorso Cineasti del presente (Filmmakers of the Present) and the Pardi di domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) is now almost complete. The jury for the Concorso internazionale (International Competition) has five members, and its president will be Singaporean filmmaker, Eric Khoo (Be with me, 2005; My Magic, 2008). He will be ...

NEWSLETTER N° 462: April 21, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 462: April 21, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast Try...

Cannes reveals line up of films in competition

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The Official Selection and the Jurys of the 63rd Festival de Cannes have been announced Thursday, 15th April 2010 by Gilles Jacob and his team.   Opening film: Ridley SCOTT ROBIN HOOD Out of comp.   Mathieu AMALRIC TOURNÉE  Xavier BEAUVOIS DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX  Rachid BOUCHAREB HORS LA LOI  Alejandro GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU BIUTIFUL  Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A Screaming Man)IM Sangsoo THE HOUSEMAID  Abbas KIAROSTAMI COPIE CONFORME  Take...

Something to Crowe About, Danielle Spencer Set to Do Movie Music Next

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While Russell Crowe is doing a gory, high-minded version of ROBIN HOOD for Ridley Scott's May release, wife Danielle Spencer is "Calling All Magicians." And it seems to be just a matter of time before she turns her hand to movie music. You heard it first here.The Aussie-born singer/song writer/actress, who met Crowe on the set of early career film THE CROSSING (1990), has put out a second album that has a few woodsy quirks of its own:“I knew that I wanted to make this sound different to my (de...

Exam Result

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Stuart Hazeldine: 2010 BAFTA nominee           “Begin.” So starts the emotional roller-coaster that is Stuart Hazeldine’s first full-length feature, Exam. Released this year, the film has earmarked the British writer/director as one to watch. Exam’s claustrophobic setting is a sublime blend of psychology and mystery-thriller. Despite its original premise, its influences come from a variety of sources throughout writer Stuart’s ca...

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Robin Hood 2010 produced by Ridley Scott with Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood will open the 63rd Festival de Cannes

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Robin Hood, the epic blockbuster by British director Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (and Max Von Sydow, Lea Seydoux, William Hurt), is to be screened at the Opening of the 63rd Festival de Cannes on Wednesday May 12th 2010. The film will be presented out of competition.Produced by Universal Studios, the screenplay was penned by Brian Helgeland (L.A Confidential, Mystic River) and portrays the birth of the Robin Hood legend. To star, Ridley Scott chose Russell Crowe for a...

Marion Cotillard and Quentin Tarantino to be honored at Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

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by Marla Lewin The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winners Marion Cotillard with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award and Quentin Tarantino with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after the Festival’s founder. The Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will also honor Jeff Bridges...

CRACKS Finds Home At IFC

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  CRACKS,  starring Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Dreamers), which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, has been picked up for North American distribution by IFC FILMS. The UK/US co-production is the directorial debut of Jordan Scott, who was born in England and has directed campaigns throughout the world for RSA Films. She directed a short-film advertising campaign for Prada as well as public service announcements advocating gun control. She also co-direct...

London Film Festival announces winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London's Inner Temple this evening.  Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM In recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors J...

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