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IFTA production conference monitize indie film inthe digital market

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance will bring leading industry executives together for the 12th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, Dec. 3, to discuss strategies for “Monetizing Independent Film in the Digital Marketplace.” The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon at Century City’s InterContinental Hotel, announced IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt and IFTA Vice-Chairman Pierre David.Dave Habiger, President and CEO of Sonic Solutions, will present the keynote addre...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum

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The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum (http://www.monacomediaforum.org), chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, opened today, promising two-and-a-half days of debate and conversation on the "mobilization" of media, marketing and technology.(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-b )"From smart phones to tablets, pads and other new devices, mobile media intersects all our past discussions: "Web 2.0," social netw...

International Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive

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UCLA Film & Television Archive, and INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, France), with the collaboration of the U.S. Library of Congress, will present a three-day international Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive”: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era, this Friday, November 12-14 on the UCLA campus in Westwood. Many of the world’s leading moving image archivists and media companies—as well as academics and researchers from around the world (including NYU, Univ...

Bahamas jury members

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Festival Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and PanelsThe Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1-5, 2010. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 56 films from 17 different countries, including 27 features of which several are world or international premieres and all Bahami...

Black Nights Film Festival 2010 Jury members

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20 film professionals from more than 12 different countries will make up the 6 competition juries for films screening at the main programme of the 14th Black Nights Film Festival which runs from 24th November – 5th December 2010. Concentrating on films from Europe and Asia, the International Competition EurAsia Jury will award a Grand Prix and jury prizes for Best Director, Actor and Actress from a diverse and excellent selection of competition films. The jury is made up of David Willis (USA),...

Bruno Ganz and John Sales’ visits confirmed for Mar del Plata

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25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, that will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st November, confirmed the presence of Bruno Ganz and John Sayles, and the International Competition Jury.Bruno Ganz: angel and evil.An existentialist angel in Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1978), or Adolf Hitler in his last hours in Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2005): two roles that show the diversity of an actor of indelible image and which stayed in every movie-buff’s imagery. Two out of ma...

Speakers for the October 2010 Filmmaker Forum announced

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  FILM INDEPENDENT'S 6TH ANNUAL FILMMAKER FORUM OCTOBER 29-31, 2010 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the sixth annual Filmmaker Forum, which will be held October 29-31 at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles.  The opening night film, keynote speaker, and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2010 Sloan Produce...

Clickin' for Love

Director: Pablo Pappano.
Is the world of online dating full of those who can’t survive in the real dating world? What is the average person’s experience? Do most people find their true love and end up as living, breathing eHarmony commercials, or do most give up in disappointment? After using Craigslist to find people willing to do on-camera interviews about their online dating experiences, I quickly discovered that many people had a lot in common—especially their larger-than-life personalities. Audrey is a forty-something would-be actress who fell in love with a mysterious South African boat captain. Marty is an affable, middle-aged father-of-three and swinger with a “black book” containing thousands of names who hopes to find a wife online. Colleen is a single chef who doesn’t want either a one night stand or a boyfriend. She wants something in between. Thirty-something Andy uses online dating and matchmakers but hasn’t found that special someone. Although he did find a woman who, on their first date, offered him $100,000 to father her child. After recording all of these insightful - and sometimes crazy - stories about the world of online dating, I knew I had a fantastic and original movie to make. Internet dating has been around for more than a decade, but it still isn't clear whether online dating really works. Is “happily ever after” a realistic goal for online daters? Find out by watching Clickin' for Love.

CLICKIN’ FOR LOVE: Documentary to premiere in Temecula

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Is the world of online dating full of those who can't survive in the real dating world? What is the average person’s experience? Do most people find their true love and end up as living, breathing eHarmony commercial, or do most give up in disappointment? Once you've seen the documentary Clickin’ for Love, you'll know a lot more. After using Craigslist to find people willing to do on-camera interviews about their online dating experiences, filmmaker Pablo Pappano quickly discovered that man...

NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter re...

11th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Video Coverage

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by Maria Esteves - August 26, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO was held at theaters in New York City, July 27 - August 1, 2010. NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla, executive director Elizabeth Gardner, HBO vice president, acquisition & multicultural marketing Lucinda Martinez-Desir, and many others opened the 2010 NYILFF at the SVA theatre, Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 PM. NYILFF founder/ex...

Burmese Dreaming

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Director: Timothy Syrota.
A young woman has a nightmare about the killing of her father by soldiers in a mountain village in Burma. She wakes up. She is in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. She has already been here for 6 years but still her mind is not here. Instead, it drifts between the realities of refugee life and dreams and day-dreams about Burma and a life she used to live. She is with her childhood buffalo friend, Zu Zu Ma, she has imaginary conversations with her fishermen friends, and she dreams of the family she used to have. Burmese Dreaming combines a composed musical score with a non-fiction narrative scripted by refugees from Umphiem Mai refugee camp and based on the story of Say Say Lah, a young woman who was imprisoned by the Burmese military at age 5. Footage for Burmese Dreaming has been filmed throughout Burma including areas held by the Karen National Liberation Army, as well as in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. This is the first feature documentary of author, director and international award winning photojournalist Timothy Syrota.

Writers Boot Camp Kicks butt in a creative way

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Writers Boot Camp Kicksbutt in a creative way Ihad met Jeffrey Gordon and Mitch Rubman at their NATPE LATV seminar and eventhough I knew that they have been around for 21 years and have an incredibletrack record for writers, I was even more impressed after listening to Jeff’spresentation on TV Spec scripts and pilots. I felt that it was very importantto share their knowledge. Jeff just plugs you right into the here and now andwants your script to be a winner. He just lays in the groundwork an...

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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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...

SES New York 2010 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 28, 2010 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2010 (SESNY ‘10) commenced March 22-26, 2010 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES New York is the largest search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference offered special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. SESNY10 Panel Session “How to Become a Link Magne...

NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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Silverdocs Film In Focus: WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

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After you have produced one of the influential documentaries of your generation (and also won an Oscar for it), what do you do for an encore? Well, for Davis Guggenheim, the director of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, the rousing documentary that focused on the debate surrounding global warming and climate change (and that resurrected the moribund political career of former vice president Al Gore), the focus returns to a fundamental American challenge: the eroding educational system. Screening on Wednesd...

Silverdocs Film In Focus: WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

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  After you have produced one of the influential documentaries of your generation (and also won an Oscar for it), what do you do for an encore? Well, for Davis Guggenheim, the director of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, the rousing documentary that focused on the debate surrounding global warming and climate change (and that resurrected the moribund political career of former vice president Al Gore), the focus returns to a fundamental American challenge: the eroding educational system. Scr...

2010 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - June 16, 2010 The 5th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced April 19-21, 2010 at Javits Convention Center, New York.  Presented by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase web advancement in networks, storage, applications, interoperations and security to the Information Technology Enterprise. This year's conference sponsored by Abiquo, Adaptivity, Cordys, Microsoft, Navisite, Oracle...

The European Audiovisual Observatory hosts Digital Cinema Tango conference Sunday afternoon

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The European Audiovisual Observatory hosted a workshop Sunday afternoon, focusing on the theme of financing the digitization of cinema in Europe. The workshop took place form 3p.m. to 4:30p.m. in Salle Bunuel in the Palais des Festivals. The Observatory's director, Wolfgang Closs, elaborated on the reason behind the workshop's theme, titled "Digital Cinema Tango! Getting the right rhythm for the digitization of European cinemas." Closs explained: "There is a clear problem of synch...

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 ...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

Tribeca Institute Announces Winners

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  The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) (www.tribecafilminstitute.org) today announced the films that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  This year, of 128 applicants, six projects will be awarded a total of $140,000 to help filmmakers both create and distribute their films.  In addition, grant recipients will also receive year-round mentorship from science experts and members of the film industry.  Th...

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