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The Santa Barbara will honour James Franco

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to present James Franco with the Outstanding Performance of the Year Award on Saturday, January 29, 2011. He will be honored for his compelling performance in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours at the 26th edition of the Fest which runs January 27-February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.This fall will see the release of the highly anticipated 127 Hours, in which Franco stars in the true story of young adven...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

TCFF Daily Post - THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE

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Here it is - the complete list of films we are showing and a little about our film panelists.  There's more to come, so hang in there!     A Soldier’s Mission Animation Director: Mel K. Lockett 3 minutes USA 2010 A love struck tin soldier rushes to the aid of a fallen princess.OPENING NIGHT - LCC THU 3:00 - LCC THU 4:15  A Tall TaleAnimation Director: Brittany Biggs 8 minutes USA 2010 A lost princess returns home...

Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

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  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

Coming Up Roses and Jayce Bartok

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  Today I have the smart, skilled, stylish and sometimes sleazy (only in films of course! ;-)) actor/writer/director/producer Jayce Bartok with us to share his film adventures, past, present and future.     ME: Jayce, how are you? Thanks for the interview. As you know, I'm super excited to hear about your latest film Coming Up Roses (2010) But first, can you speak to us about how you got into acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to do? &nbs...

Linda Nelson on Delivered!

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Interview with producer Linda Nelson on her upcoming film with director/actor Michael Madison, Delivered (2011).   ME: Hi Linda. How are you? Can you tell us about your new film Delivered. This is your second time working as a team with Michael and Jennifer right?   LINDA: This is our third film of Linda Nelson and Michael Madison/Nelson Madison Films.  On our first film, we were producers and distributors. On our second film, which was a very l...

DELIVERED

Director: Michael Madison.
Driven by a promise, fueled by revenge. Inspired by Bullitt, True Romance and Vanishing point, the Mojave desert is the backdrop for this heartfelt story of betrayal and redemption. An ecclectic collection of unique characters that include Japanese gangsters, an Italian proctologist, an Armenian art dealer and a hero with a very cool car set the stage for this modern crime thriller shot on RED and edited on CS4 with a totally tapeless workflow. The top notch cast includes Toshi Toda, Robert Rusler, Alana Stewart and Brian Mcguire.Check out the iinterviews with the cast, behind the scenes videos and hundreds of stills shot during production here on Facebook. Make sure to watch the trailer in 1080p.   You can see the trailer at:  http://www.vimeo.com/11069907

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals ev...

Genius or stupidity? It might be both.

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There's a rumor swirling around the blogosphere regarding a front-page story in The New York Times on June 9th about Chevy. I mean, Chevrolet. Apparently, a memo was issued that week urging employees –– the ones that are left –– no longer to refer to their employer as Chevy. “We’d ask that whether you’re talking to a dealer, reviewing dealer advertising, or speaking with friends and family, that you communicate our brand as Chevrolet moving forward,” said the memo, whi...

Jerusalema a South African version of Robin Hood

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Ralph Ziman’s directs hisSouth African Robin Hood movie “Jerusalema” Move over  big budget action films costing $ 100-$200million and take a look at Jerusalema, a film that cost $2million with unknown actors, Studio heads should check out director/writer Ralph Ziman’s film ,which is a wakeup callof how much a really  great actionfilm can give you a big bang for your buck .The story  revolves these young wannabe gangsters, Lucky Kunene ( younger Jafta Mamabolo , older  Rapulana Seiph...

Ralph Ziman’s directs his South African Robin Hood movie “Jerusalema”

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Move over big budget action films costing $ 100-$200 million and take a look at Jerusalema, a film that cost $2 million with unknown actors, Studio heads should check out director/writer Ralph Ziman’s film ,which is a wakeup call of how much a really great action film can give you a big bang for your buck .The story revolves these young wannabe gangsters, Lucky Kunene ( younger Jafta Mamabolo , older Rapulana Seiphemo as an adult) and Zakes (younger Motlatsi Mahloko, older Ronnie Nyakale)....

Aruba A to Z: The complete detailed Aruba Line up

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OFFICIAL 2010 PROGRAM   3 Idiots Year: 2009 Country: India Language: Hindi Genre: Comedy with music Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani Written by: Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani   About the Film:   The story, told in intermittent flashbacks, involves the exploits of three friends pursuing an Engineering Degree. Two of them are re...

Holy Rollers is the film to see

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Holy Rollers is a film shot like a 70's film like Mean Streets.The director Kevin Asch has assembled an incredibly talented cast and crew in a film about Hasidic Jews who were drug mules in the lat 90's for the drug trade between NY and Amsterdam. Jesse Eisenberg is the lead character as Sam the protaganist who is drawn in this world by his neighbor Yosef( Justin Barta) who introduces him to drug dealer ,Jackie(Danny Abeckaser) and the ball rolls in from there with Sex.drugs and rock and roll.Fe...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vaga...

Tribeca Juries announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors – a diverse and talented group of 35 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night Party on April 29. The 2010 Festi...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vagar...

Tribeca jurors announced

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  Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Justin Bartha, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Aidan Quinn, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Selma Blair, Peter Facinelli, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey are Among the 35 Festival Jurors The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors - a diverse and talented group of 35 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and scre...

Kicasso

Director: Mik Gojic.
An art dealer plagued by huge amounts of gambling debt, uses the works of a young painter, Pablo Kicasso, to pay of the Hungarian Mafia. During a meeting with the Hungarian Godfather, the art dealer suggests to kill Kicasso, thereby raising the value of his paintings. The young artist is by no means a fighter. Is Kicasso's fate sealed and his art destined to increase in value shortly?

Hasidic Drug Dealers At Sundance

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The Sundance Film Festival is an event full of unusual stories....but Hasidic drug dealers? That has to be a first. The film, appropriately called HOLY ROLLERS, was produced and stars Danny A. Abeckaser, who is best known as a rock impressario and club promoter. The film, set in New York in the 1990s, is about a pair of Hasidic Jews who become part of an ecstasy smuggling ring. The film is the feature directorial debut of Kevin Asch with a screenplay by actor/scenarist Antonio Masc...

PYRAMIDE ACQUIRES CINETIC INTERNATIONAL’S SUNDANCE FAVORITE "HOLY ROLLERS”

  PARK CITY, UT (January 28, 2010) - Flache Pyramide has acquired from Cinetic International the French distribution rights to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival hit "Holy Rollers."  Kevin Asch makes his directorial debut in the gritty coming of age story set against the backdrop of the international drug trade. Written by Antonio Macia, and starring Justin Bartha ("The Hangover"), J

"La Soga" "Morenita" "Traces of the Trade" and "Gaining Ground" Take Home Bahamas Top Prizes

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES 2009 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS Competition winners were announced this evening at the awards ceremony for the 6th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Balmoral Club in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool and BIFF jurors following a special career achievement event honoring Johnny Depp.   The Festival showcased 86 films from 26 different countries, including 38 fea...

Music, Music, Music At IDFA

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    The subject of music, its influences, its artists and its role in cultural life, are examined in the 18 music-themed documentaries that are being showcased this week at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest gathering of docu-files in the world. Aside from the films themselves, IDFA is sponsoring Dance Nights in the festival center Escape every evening, with performances by an eclectic array of DJs and bands. The film program embrac...

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Unveils its 2009 Lineup

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The 13th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will present the best of Latino filmmaking from October 11-16 at the Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas in Hollywood.Opening with Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces, LALIFF's cinematic journey will continue with award-winning and sure to please films from emerging and established filmmakers from around the world including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Spain, United States, México, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Japan and ...

2009 Latinbeat Film Festival LATIN-O-AMERICANA Special Panel Discussion

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By Maria Esteves - September 24, 2009 The 12th Latinbeat Film Festival special panel discussion "LATIN-O-AMERICANA" was held at Walter Reade Theater, New York, on Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinema Tropical and NALIP-NY, the event celebrated emerging filmmakers of Latin American and New York-based Latin American descent. The panelist included filmmakers Natalia Almada (THE GENERAL), Cruz Angeles (DON'T LET ME DROWN), and Alex...

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