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A record number of screenings attracted 67 000 admissions to Black Nights Film Festival

Grand Prix of EurAsia competition - HOUSE WITH A TURRET This year’s Black Nights Film Festival presented 266 feature length films at a record number of 705 screenings which is more than screened in Estonian cinemas during a whole year. All festival screenings and special film events reached 67 000 admissions. The 16th Black Nights Film Festival ended on 2 December with the Russian comedy “Kokoko” turning out as the most viewed film with 1010 viewers on 4 screenings. Th...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin

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The Bahamas FInternational Film festival will run Dec 6 -9 in Paradise island and 10-15 in Eleuthera. On that occasion Bruno Chatelin (former film distributor) and jury Member at the Festival will offer a keynote on film marketing.   ·         Studio to indie what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. · &...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin, jury member at Bahamas International Film festival

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  Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas ·         Studio to indie : what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. ·         Success stories in film distribution :   The story and the vision behind the success of Philadelphia, Slee...

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...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

Richard Zanuck: Mogul by trade

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Oscar winning producer Richard Zanuck hit "the Road" at 77 years old.  I remember very vividly the first time I met Richard Zanuck. We were in Deauville at the American Film Festival to premier "Road to perdition". He was flanked by his son and Tom Hanks.  No matter how accomplished I may be in my career, the little Frenchie who dreamed of making films, and meeting her idols, is still very much part of who I am today.  Even though I can't say I ...

Trudie Styler will preside Ischia Global Film Festival 2012

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Article published in the NY Times  "I'm not an unkind person," says Trudie Styler, "but by the same token, I'm not a people-pleaser." DURING a visit to India to celebrate her 50th birthday, Trudie Styler consulted a seer. Recently, she recalled the episode, highlighted by a reading of her Vedic chart, with mock incredulity. "Oh, madam, by golly, this chart is very unique,' " she was told. " 'By 2012, you could be asking for the Taj Ma...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) at Cannes

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people make when f

PAINTED SKIN II press conference, Cannes 2012

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people m

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

Oscar for Best Actor in the past

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BEST ACTOR  2012 Jean Dujardin The Artist (2011) 2011 Colin Firth The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart (2009) 2009 Sean Penn Milk (2008) 2008 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (2007) 2007 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland (2006) 2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote (2005) 2005 Jamie Foxx Ray (2004) 2004 Sean Penn ...

Top 50 actors ranking

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Here is how the ranking looks according to IMDB star meter  George Clooney  Ryan Gosling  Tom Hardy  Liam Neeson  Johnny Depp  Brad Pitt  James Farentino  Michael Fassbender  Leonardo DiCaprio  Josh Hutcherson  Benedict Cumberbatch  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  Alan Rickman  Channing Tatum  Gary Oldman  Nicolas Cage  Sam Worthington  Tom Cruise  Christian Bale  Jim Carrey  Robert Hegyes  Robert Downey Jr.  Jim Parsons  Jason Statham  Liam...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

Who's Hot, Who's Not?... Harris Polls says Johnny Depp is N°1 America's Favorite Actor

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In 2011 he was the voice of Rango, he was Captain Jack Sparrow (again) and he was also a journalist. And, again this year, Johnny Depp has the distinction of being America's Favorite Actor. Next on the list are two actors who haven't actually acted in a movie this past year. Tied for number two are Denzel Washington, who was in the second spot last year, and Clint Eastwood who was number 9 on the list last year. These are so...

Berlinale 2012: First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special

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The first five films for the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The selected productions and co-productions are from Indonesia, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Hongkong/China, the Philippines, Great Britain, Germany, the USA and France. What’s more, five films are set for the Berlinale Special: the Indian-German co-production Don – The King Is Back, the documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film...

film review Larry Crowne

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LARRY CROWNE Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Taraji P. Henson, Wilmer Valderrama, Rami Malek, George Takei, Bryan Cranston,  Rita Wilson Director: Tom Hanks America's sweethearts Julia Roberts   and Tom Hanks share  remarkable chemistry in this heart-warming romantic comedy about how Every(wo)man takes adversity on the chin, and comes up trumps.   It must be said though the film belongs as much to the youthful cast as it does to...

Aruba hits a nerve with the audience with 50 cent

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Last night Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson appeared at the Aruba International Film Festival to premier his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011). Exuberant crowds surged into the Paseo Herencia to catch sight of the singer/actor. Some of the world’s most prestigious press outlets gathered on the red carpet to interview 50 Cent as he made his way into the theater for his film’s world premier. When I interviewed 50 Cent on the red carpet he smiled his million-dollar smile and answered with focused convi...

50 Cent in Aruba!

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50 Cent in Aruba! Last night Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson appeared at the Aruba International Film Festival to premier his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011). Exuberant crowds surged into the Paseo Herencia to catch sight of the singer/actor. Some of the world’s most prestigious press outlets gathered on the red carpet to interview 50 Cent as he made his way into the theater for his film’s world premier. When I interviewed 50 Cent on the red carpet he smiled his million-dollar smile and answered ...

50 Cent in Aruba!

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50 Cent in Aruba!  Last night Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson appeared at the Aruba International Film Festival to premier his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011). Exuberant crowds surged into the Paseo Herencia to catch sight of the singer/actor. Some of the world’s most prestigious press outlets gathered on the red carpet to interview 50 Cent as he made his way into the theater for his film’s world premier. When I interviewed 50 Cent on the red carpet he smiled his million-dollar smil...

The inaugural ScreenSingapore wrapped

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ScreenSingapore 2011 culminates in the Asia-Pacific Premiere of Larry Crowne with Tom HanksScreenSingapore, the inaugural hybrid cinema event, drew to close today with the host, Media Development Authority (MDA), and organiser, Experia Events, announcing that ScreenSingapore will return in 2012. The inaugural ScreenSingapore 2011 attracted more than 700 trade attendees, surpassing the original target of 500. It featured a diverse programme that provided rich networking opportunities for differen...
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