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Interview with the make up artist Manlio Rocchetti and the dubber Rodolofo Bianchi

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  http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/?p=10005 Accademia Nazionale del Cinema: the tricks of the trade of an Oscar Prize and a King of dubbers. Last month ÉCU on the road, made a stop in Bologna, at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema, for a double screening! The Accademia hosts five courses attended by students from over 60 Italian cities. The original mission, namely to educate and prepare students in order for them to be able to understand, confront and successfully overcome th...

Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi

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Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th November 2011 The Danish Royal Couple, Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have been greeted by a warm welcome at Bondi, by locals and royal followers, as they visited the famous Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell welcomed the royal coupl...

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 makes history on opening weekend! Why?

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  What is it that makes supernatural horror the genre of choice today? This is not just any horror but a new kind, one that is less gratuitous than a ‘slasher’ leaving more to the imagination and dealing with an external fear surpassing the microcosmic interior world of the psychological thriller? The unequaled success of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise is prime example. This isn’t just an old fashioned ghost story with haunted souls disturbing the living; no, the lurking paranor...

1st Jaipur International Animation Film Festival-JIAFF-2011 will start tomorrow

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The first "JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVA-JIAFF-2011" presented by PICASSO ANIMATION COLLEGE, Jaipur will start tomorrow at EP Emerald (Entertainment Paradise) Cinema Hall at 10 A.M. Noted film actress Ms. Kamini Kaushal, will inaugurate the festival. She has performed in famous films such as, Neecha Nagar (1946), Nadiya Ke Paar (1949), Paaras (1949), Shabnam (1949), Aarzoo (1950), Shaheed (1948), Meri Bhabhi (1969), Do Raste (1969), & Roti Kapda Aur Makan (1974). Sh...

Bruno Delbonnel wins the Special Award Golden Camera 300 at the ICFF Manaki Brothers

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  The French wizard cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel at the 32nd Manaki Brothers Festival in Skopje The International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers is proud to announce that the winner of the Special Award Golden Camera 300 for Outstanding Contribution to the World Film Art is Bruno DELBONNEL (A.F.C - Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique, A.S.C. - American Society of Cinematographers) who comes to Macedonia directly from the...

Gay arts Festival in London announces 2011 line up

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  CROSS-ARTS AND CROSS-LONDON GFEST - Gaywise FESTival, 'London's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) and queer cross - art festival for all', has announced 2011 programme that reflects high artistic quality. This year the festival will take place across various London venues including The Dreamspace Gallery, Prince Charles Cinema, The Cockpit theatre and Rich Mix amongst other venues. GFEST 2011 runs for two weeks from Monday 7 November 2011 to Sunday 20 November...

DRIVE at TIFF 2011

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DRIVE (2011) held its North American premier this week at 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Below is the press conference for the film in competition DRIVE (2011) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. On panel were: Director Nicolas Winding Refn, Actor Ryan Gosling, Writer Hossein Amini, Editor Mat Newman, Producer Marc Platt and Producer Adam Siegel.Nicolas Winding Refn is a former student of Von Trier so naturally, there was a thick tension in the DRIVE pressroom with ever...

MELANCHOLIA at TIFF 2011

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’Melancholia’ premiered in May 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival. The press conference for the film received international attention when Lars von Trier made questionable comments about Hitler sympathizing with the Nazis and he was later named ‘persona non grata’ by the festival. Actress Kirsten Dunst won a Best Actress award for her stellar performance as Justine.This week it held its North American premier at 2011 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). ‘Melancholia’, dictionary descript...

Melancholia, a review

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

Jozi Kings movie review by Nollywood Film Critics USA

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Jozi Kings review by Nollywood and Africa Film Critics USA: jJozi Kings Nominated for Best Action Film and Best ScreenplayThe opening scene of Jozi Kings informs us that Chucks (Anele Beke) is a Nigerian Immigrant who just arrived in Johannesburg, whether he was planning to stay or just on a business trip we would never know, all we know is he arrives at the airport, he gets picked up by a cabdriver who also works for a gang of muggers from the ghetto neighborhood in Johannesburg. We see Chucks ...

Christopher Lee has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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We have sensational news: Sir Christopher Lee has just arrived in Ljutomer, Slovenia! At this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival he will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award. We are deeply honoured and tremendously happy to host this legendary actor who has given us countless unforgettable roles. His visit is also our special surprise and gift to all of our dear visitors. Sir Christopher Lee is one of the most remarkable and versatile actors in the history of cinema. In...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films

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Former colleague of mine when at Sony, and Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films. The company plans to produce and finance five to eight star-driven, wide-release films per year with budgets between $20 and $80 million. Gill will work closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films toppers Avi Lerner and Trevor Short and development head Boaz Davidson, starting in July, with particular focus on development, packaging, product...

The Weinstein Company to Release Madonna's W.E. on December 9, 2011 in New York and L.A.

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Love Story Stars Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy And Oscar Isaac The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it will release Madonna's "W.E." on December 9, 2011 in New York and Los Angeles. The film will expand to additional markets in December, with wide release anticipated by mid-January. Madonna's narrative feature directorial debut, W.E. is co-written by Madonna and Alek Keshishian, produced by Madonna and Kris Thykier and executive produced by Scott Fr...

Mark Gill named President Nu Image - Millenium films

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Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films. The company plans to produce and finance five to eight star-driven, wide-release films per year with budgets between $20 and $80 million.Gill will work closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films toppers Avi Lerner and Trevor Short and development head Boaz Davidson, starting in July, with particular focus on development, packaging, production and marketing. Gill has 25 years of film business...

Director of the Seville Festival, member of Moscow Jury

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Javier Martín-Domínguez, director of the Seville Festival, member of the official jury of the 33rd Moscow Film Festival.The Moscow International Film Festival has selected as a member of its official jury for this year the director, screenwriter and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez.Other members of the jury for the official section include the actress Geraldine Chaplin, the Israeli director Amos Gitai, the Hungarian director Karoly Makk and the...

DRIVE-ing at Cannes, with Ryan Gosling

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This was a very endearing press conference, especially in light of Lars Von Trier’s press conference two days prior for MELANCHOLY (2011) that still had everyone’s head spinning in Cannes. Von Trier’s comments on his Nazi sympathies as well as his protested desire to return to Denmark and focus only on soft and hardcore porn had everyone at Cannes thinking twice about Danish cinema and its praiseworthy art-house directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is a former student of Von Trier so naturally,...

DRIVE-ing AT CANNES, with Ryan Gosling

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This was a very endearing press conference, especially in light of Lars Von Trier’s press conference two days prior for MELANCHOLY (2011) that still had everyone’s head spinning in Cannes. Von Trier’s comments on his Nazi sympathies as well as his protested desire to return to Denmark and focus only on soft and hardcore porn had everyone at Cannes thinking twice about Danish cinema and its praiseworthy art-house directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is a former student of Von Trier...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 952 film professionals. Dail...

Stars at Cannes turn out for AIDS charity event

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Uma Thurman poses upon arrival to the 2011 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Benefit Gala (AFP/File, Martin Bureau)  CANNES, France — Monaco's Prince Albert II and his bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock joined other celebrities on Thursday for an AIDS fundraising gala on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Founded by the late Elizabeth Taylor, whose portrait looked down on the revellers, the fundraiser for the American AIDS research foundation amFAR is the biggest of its ...

Check out The Fall, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan's 2nd volume in their critically acclaimed,bestselling Strain Trilogy

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Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s award winning film-makers (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall—the second volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogy. The Fall picks up where The Strain left off—with a vampiric infection spreading like wildfire across America as a small band of heroes struggles to save the dwindling human race from the vampire plague. ...

China's first sex shop comedy playing at Terracotta Festival this weekend with director's attendance

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 RED LIGHT REVOLUTION was shot in China with Chinese actors and Sam Voutas himself (He was part of the cast of CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH) and is a comedy about a down and out Beijinger who resorts to opening an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood. God knows how it passed the censors - actually, the director is will be there, so you can ask him after the film at the Q&A on Sunday 8th May, 12.15 noon.Or, Come and meet the dire...

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