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                       FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Series: FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2008Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop is Cannes, with possible next stops on the festival circuit in Paris, Rome, Stockholm and moreFest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stell...

The Hollywood Reporter Debuts Brand Re-Launch

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The Hollywood Reporter today unveiled a wholesale overhaul of its iconic brand, including a redesigned look and format for its print and digital publications, a newly-enhanced editorial approach, an expanded range of coverage and analysis, and new industry data exclusive to The Nielsen Company. More than just a cosmetic change, this brand transformation uniquely positions The Hollywood Reporter to super serve a wider range of today's global entertainment markets, which are increasingly technolog...

The Hollywood Reporter Debuts Brand Re-Launch

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The Hollywood Reporter today unveiled a wholesale overhaul of its iconic brand, including a redesigned look and format for its print and digital publications, a newly-enhanced editorial approach, an expanded range of coverage and analysis, and new industry data exclusive to The Nielsen Company. More than just a cosmetic change, this brand transformation uniquely positions The Hollywood Reporter to super serve a wider range of today's global entertainment markets, which are increasingly technolog...

Mike Figgis - special Tribeca Talks

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writer/director Mike Figgis to the Festival for a special Tribeca Talks event, a panel discussion about his career and innovations in the world of digital filmmaking, but now we've also got the premiere of his new flick, Love Live Long, to look forward to. When Figgis—the Academy Award®-nominated writer and director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode, and The Loss of Sexual Innocence—was invited to film the Gumball Rally, the famous high-speed race in Istanbul, he decided instead to craft a raw...

Tribeca line-up for its discussion series

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its discussion series, open to the public, that will explore issues and trends in society and the entertainment industry with some of the biggest names in film, literature and media. The series includes a new program, “Behind the Screens: films and conversations about truth, clarity and responsibility,” and the popular Tribeca Talks Panel Series. Sponsored by iShares, “Behind the Screens” will feature three half-hour, in-d...

Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with IFFS

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Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with a Compelling Program at 2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) EuropeEuropean ProgrammingA dynamic and compelling program is the hallmark of a great film festival. Selecting the right films for your festival and programming considerations will vary depending on location, audience and other factors. Hear from this esteemed panel of festivals what critical factors they take into consideration when programming their festivals.Panelists:Simo...

Gasparilla Film Festival highlights

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The 2008 Gasparilla Film Festival (Wednesday, February 27th- Sunday, March 2nd, 2008) will feature a film produced by Tampa native Jeff Balis and directed by Scott Prendergast on its Opening Night at Tampa Theatre, Wednesday, February 27th. (The screening will be preceded by an Opening Night VIP party, which will begin at 6pm. The screening will start at 7:45pm) The movie 'Kabluey' has been called a 'charming and pointed comedy- a genuine discovery' by the Hollywood Reporter. 'Kabluey' stars L...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY

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22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY By Maria Esteves – November 23, 2007 The 22nd Israel Film Festival 2007 (IFF) Awards Ceremony honoring humanitarian, cinematic, and lifetime achievement awards was held at the Directors Guild of America Theater, New York, Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 7:30 PM. The Closing Night Awards Ceremony acknowledging the best documentary, television drama, and feature film (Panavision Audience Choice) was held at the Clearview Cinemas, New York, Thursday, Nov...

HD EXPO ended the second day of an expanded conference and exhibition event

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HD EXPO ended the second day of an expanded conference and exhibition event with a capacity crowd at the Burbank Marriott. November’s HD EXPO offered two full days of panels which featured award winning experts, intensives, workshops, and a sold out exhibition area. During the event, entertainment technology’s finest presented intimate conversations, 3D screenings, cutting edge panels and intensives to standing room only audiences. Wednesday’s “Cut To The Chase” panel, sponsored by A...

Mipcom announces Mobile TV Award Winners

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MIPCOM announces the winners of the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007. The international trophies were awarded earlier this evening in a packed auditorium at the 23rd annual MIPCOM (8 - 12 October, 2007, Palais des Festivals, Cannes). The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 32 nominated projects.Organised in partnership with Any Screen Productions, Marché du Film de Cannes & Short Film Corner, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the MIPCOM Mobile & ...

2007 International Film Festival Summit Addresses Impact of Technology on Content and Film Festivals

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One of the main theme's at this year's IFFS the convergence of technology with film festivals, and several issues relating to this topic will be addressed in a morning session on Monday, Dec. 3rd. The film and entertainment industries realize the evolution of technology is seriously impacting how content is promoted and delivered. The 2007 IFFS will address digital content shedding light on this evolving landscape. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2007 -- The 4th Annual International Film Fes...

Festival Summit to Address Impact of Technology on Fest

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2007 International Film Festival Summit Addresses Impact of Technology on Content and Film FestivalsOne of the main theme's at this year's IFFS the convergence of technology with film festivals, and several issues relating to this topic will be addressed in a morning session on Monday, Dec. 3rd. The film and entertainment industries realize the evolution of technology is seriously impacting how content is promoted and delivered. The 2007 IFFS will address digital content shedding light on this e...

Elizabeth Guider Named Editor of The Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter today announced that it has named industry veteran Elizabeth Guider as Editor. With an 18-year tenure at Variety, she most recently served as Editor at Large and, before that, as Executive Editor for News. She has also held management responsibilities for Daily Variety Gotham, Daily Variety Los Angeles and Weekly Variety. During her 25-year journalism career, Ms. Guider has reported on the entertainment and media industries for various publications from Rome, Paris, London...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world.  During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for dis...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world. During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for disc...

Italian Cinema unites to celebrate 60 years of the Cannes Film Festival

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This year the Italian film industry is joining forces to present a unified face in Cannes, based in the I-Club on the first floor of the Hilton Hotel on the Croisette. This was where the old Palais du Cinema operated until the 1980s, and where Directors' Fortnight is held today. In spite of the (unfortunate) absence of Italian titles in the main competition at this 60th Cannes Film Festival - though Italy retains its second place in the list of all-time Palme d'Or winners - the participa...

Cannes label: 21 producers on the move

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EFP will be presenting Europe's most promising producers in Cannes  The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have made their choice: 21 producers from all over Europe will be coming together this year for the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme at the Cannes International Film Festival (16.–27.5.2007). The participants are at the beginning of their international careers and have attracted attention through their ambitious, outstanding productions. The initiative to promote young producers...

City of Lights, City of Angels will line up 20 premieres

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40 new films, including 20 features (all premieres) and 20 new shorts, will be shown at the 11th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA). Acclaimed Berlin Film Festival opening film, “La Vie En Rose,” writer-director Olivier Dahan’s masterful biopic of Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, will open the showcase on Monday, April 16, 2007. Picturehouse will release the film on June 8th in New York and Los Angeles. The U.S. Premiere of “Michou D’Auber”...

Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival

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Israel Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein announced today that Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival as the opening night film at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 7th. Over 30 films, documentaries, television dramas and series will screen at various venues including the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood, WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, Laemmle in Encino and Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. Additional titles are ...

Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off Israel Film Festival

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Israel Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein announced today that Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival as the opening night film at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 7th. Over 30 films, documentaries, television dramas and series will screen at various venues including the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood, WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, Laemmle in Encino and Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. Additional titles are ...

International Film Festival Summit In Berlin

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Monday, February 12----The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), the first international conference for film festival directors, programmers, fundraisers and sponsors held on the European continent, hosted a reception today at the Vox Bar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of Potsdamer Platz, the nerve center for the Berlin Film Festival. IFFS made a number of exciting announcements at the event, for both the International Film Festival Summit Europe, to be held on April 18, 2007 at the ...

Congresswoman McKinney at Deep Focus Festival closing

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Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney joins the director of American Blackout for the closing night of the alive! Deep Focus Film FestivalOrganizers of the second annual alive! Deep Focus Film Festival, Columbus’ own festival of great independent film, are happy to announce that Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will be a guest at the festival’s closing night screening of American Blackout. She’ll join a previously announced guest, director Ian Inaba, in introducing the film to Columbus audi...

Hungarian Film Week opens with István Szabó’s Relatives

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The traditional showcase of the Hungarian film production of the year, the 37th edition of the Hungarian Film Week will be held in Budapest between January 31 – February 7, 2005. This year nearly 120 foreign professionals accepted the invitation from Magyar Filmunió to the Hungarian Film Week that plays an outstanding part in the international promotion of Hungarian films. The foreign critics’ Gene Moskowitz Award will be handed over at the final ceremony on 7th February.The traditional sho...

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