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56th BFI London Film Festival Launch set for October 10 -21,2012

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  Whether you’re a film aficionado diving straight in or a moviegoer coming to the Festival for the first time – this year’s programme is bursting with films and events that will entertain, confront and delight you. We kick-start the Festival with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie, the gloriously crafted, stop-motion 3D animation from Tim Burton, and close our twelve-day celebration of film with the European Premiere of Mike Newell’s visually ravishing adaptation of Great Expect...

Celtic Merdia Festival to bring Derry to life on screen

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The 33RD annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland from 18th -20th April. The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Playhouse Theatre to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the Celtic nations today. Among those appearing at the festival are RTE broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher and Christopher Young, producer of Channel 4...

Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour; Red Carpet

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Earlier this evening Mrs Macquarie’s Chair hosted the red carpet event for Handa Opera. It was one for Opera buffs and a few politicians showed up also, including NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. Fortunately the rain stayed away, which was a relief for organisers. Well done to everyone who helped organise the event, and we wish them commercial success with the production which is understood to be world class. Press Release La Traviata: Handa Opera On Sydney...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

Pinewood Indomina Studios groundbreaking ceremony

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  Indomina Group, the fast-growing U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, announced today it has entered into a partnership agreement with the world-renowned Pinewood Studios Group, which will operate, manage and market a new state-of-the-art film and television facility in the Dominican Republic. A ground breaking ceremony, inaugurated by the President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, is taking place today. ...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films fro...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films from...

ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors

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  Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he works closely with Warner Bros.' senior management to develop opportunities emerging from the company's international growth to expand newly acquired business...

AFM Day 2: Fries Frame, ODB, Doddle, IM Global & Hong Kong Day updated

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentMaybe it was just a coincidence that Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow was spotted making a stealth move out of the parking structure in Santa Monica on Day 2 of the American Film Market (AFM), but today, Nov. 5, heavy hitter Gary Barber, Co-Chairman/CEO of Spyglass will join Harvey Weinsten, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Co., Nick Meyer CEO of Sierra Pictures, and Stewart Till, Chief Executive of The Icon Group in a heavy hitter roundta...

AFM launches with 306 market premieres

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The 2010 American Film Market today announced updated screening numbers, with a total of 427 films appearing at the market. Of those, 43 are world premieres, 306 market premieres and 21 will be presented in 3D. Exhibitors from 36 countries will hold more than 700 screenings. AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.Many films are already generating Oscar buzz on the eve of the AFM, Nov. 3-10. Throughout its 30-year history, 18 films that have won the “Best Picture” Aca...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

Film Finance Forum Zurich wrapped

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The first annual Film Finance Forum Zurich proved to be a major success for organizers and attendees. Held on Saturday, September 25th, the event attracted over 100 participants who descended on the Dolder Grand Hotel, which sits atop the outlying hills of Zurich, overlooking the city and Swiss countryside. Winston|Baker and Millbrook Pictures presented the first Film Finance Forum Zurich in association with the Zurich Film Festival and Variety and sponsored by Magnet Media Group.The forum was c...

The Ile de France Film Commission and Film London sign a partnership agreement in Festival de Cannes

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Olivier-René VEILLON, Executive Director of the Ile de France Film Commission, and Adrian WOOTTON, Chief Executive of Film London, signed a partnership agreement between the two Capital cities this afternoon (Friday May 14th) at the Cannes Film Festival at the Ile de France Region stand.  FILM LONDON and ILE DE FRANCE FILM COMMISSION have a common objective in promoting  their respective regions to national and international production companies. As such they have decided to put in place a f...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 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 !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

Iona Jones named chairman of Celtic Media Festival

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    With the Celtic Media Festival in full swing in Newry in Northern Ireland, the organisation's Annual General Meeting 2010 has elected Iona Jones, Chief Executive of S4C, the Welsh language television channel, Chair for 2010-2013. The Celtic Media Festival is from 21st-23rd April 2010 and is being held at the conferencing suites of The Canal Court Hotel, Newry.  Founded 31 years ago to celebrate the best in television, film (and more recently radio and New Med...

Scottish Government funding to create the largest cinema space in Scotland

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The stage is set for the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh to install new digital cinema facilities which will give it the capability to host major film premieres. It will also be able to screen 35 mm film, providing a flexible facility for showing a variety of film formats.   Installation of the new equipment will create Scotland's largest digital cinema and provide a 1,600 seat film venue with high quality front-of-house facilities.  Work will start immediately to ensur...

Darfur

Director: Uwe Boll.
Since 2003 the crisis in Darfur has claimed the lives of over 300,000 civilians. 2,8 million Darfuri have been displaced within Sudan. The JANJAWEED MILITIY & SUDANESE GOVERNMENT FORCES have been responsible for the majority of the rape, torture and murder. 3,8 million people are dependent on international humanitarian aid. One half of these people are beyond the reach of such help. In 2009 a group of international Journalists visited a village in the Darfur region under the protection of the AFRICAN UNION (AU). They were never the same again ...

Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival gets Oscar Nod

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Mugabe and the White African, one of the films in this year's Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (Nov 18-22 http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) has been shortlisted for an Oscar, adding more prestige to a festival described by Danny Boyle as "crucial". The powerful and intimate feature-length documentary about the Mugabe regime is amongst the 15 Documentary Features shortlisted for an Academy Award, hoping to make it onto the final five list ready for t...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

James Schamus keynotes at next London Times BFI

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival in association with Skillset, is pleased to announce that the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning producer and screenwriter James Schamus will talk on the following theme on Tuesday 27 October: “MY WIFE IS A TERRORIST: LESSONS IN STORYTELLING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY”Festival Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron said, “We are delighted to be working alongside Skillset on this event. James in not only someone with an enviable track record in...

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...
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