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Kimberley Reed

After studying cinema at UC Berkeley (B.A.) and San Francisco State University (M.A.), Kimberly Reed was looking forward to a promising career as a filmmaker. She was a young, award-winning filmmaker (Views of My Father Weeping), had worked as a commercial editor, had traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries, and had become an early expert in the nascent field of digital filmmaking and post

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones

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By Maria Esteves - January 28, 2009 Looking at life as art, actor-performing artist Randy Jones (RJ) is defined as an icon in popular culture.  RJ began performing on stage at the age of eight, is known as The Cowboy from the pop musical group Village People, has appeared in three biographical films, performed 22 interviews, 122 articles has been written about him, has taken 56 pictorials, and appeared on 24 magazines front cover. RJ has been honored with countless awards, given keys to ...

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones

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Looking at life as art, actor-performing artist Randy Jones (RJ) is defined as an icon in popular culture.  RJ began performing on stage at the age of eight, is known as The Cowboy from the pop musical group Village People, has appeared in three biographical films, performed 22 interviews, 122 articles has been written about him, has taken 56 pictorials, and appeared on 24 magazines front cover. RJ has been honored with countless awards, given keys to several American cities, including a ...

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones

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Looking at life as art, actor-performing artist Randy Jones (RJ) is defined as an icon in popular culture. RJ began performing on stage at the age of eight, is known as The Cowboy from the pop musical group Village People, has appeared in three biographical films, performed 22 interviews, 122 articles has been written about him, has taken 56 pictorials, and appeared on 24 magazines front cover. RJ has been honored with countless awards, given keys to several American cities, including a Star on...

Final deadline next week for Palm Beach Fest!

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The 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), taking place April 23-30, 2009, is now accepting submissions. Last year’s festival attracted worldwide media coverage for filmmakers in the New York Times, A&E Network, Comcast, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and in hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. A&E Network selected the Palm Beach International Film Festival to be the first to participate in its new “A&E IndieFilms Spotlight” campaign....

Palm Beach International Film Festival Final deadline next week!

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The 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), taking place April 23-30, 2009, is now accepting submissions.Last year’s festival attracted worldwide media coverage for filmmakers in the New York Times, A&E Network, Comcast, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and in hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. A&E Network selected the Palm Beach International Film Festival to be the first to participate in its new “A&E IndieFilms Spotlight” campaign. As part of the campaign, s...

Indie movies released online in sync with theatrical release

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For the first time ever, audiences will be able to see first-run independent movie releases everywhere in the United States. New York-based film company Gigantic Releasing is changing the face of U.S. indie film distribution with today's launch of Gigantic Digital (www.giganticdigital.com). The website will enable anyone in the US with a broadband connection to access Gigantic's first-run feature films in markets where there is no theatrical distribution. Releases will go up "day-and-date" with ...

Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

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IFP announced today the nominees for the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™ which will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street. It also announced the new name for the awards, making the subtle shift from the Gotham Awards to the Gotham Independent Film Awards™. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the fir...

Mary Pickford

TIMELINE:Mary Pickford, The Movies, and Entertainment Chronology  1870:              A half century y of tremendous industrial growth begins in the U.S.  Millions of European immigrants will arrive over the coming decades, seeking work. 1878               October 19:  Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of a horse’s stride are published in Scientific American.  The groundbreaki

46th New York Film Festival “The Wrestler” Press Conference Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 2, 2008 The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF46), presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, sponsored by Chopard, The New York Times, and Sardegna; standing room only press screening of THE WRESTLER, directed by Darren Aronofsky was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Wednesday, October 1, 10:00 AM. A special press conference immediately followed with director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin, actor Mickey Rourke, and actress Marisa Tomei, moderate...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring Summer 2009 Photos

By Maria Esteves - September 22, 2008 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009 (MBFW/SS09) Collections was held in Bryant Park, and through out New York City, September 5 - 12, 2008. Emerging designers and veterans from around the world showcased their 2009 Spring Summer collections. Mercedes-Benz Fashiion Week was presented by IMG Fashion. The sponsors were Mercedes-Benz, DHL, American Express, MAC Cosmetics, Judith Ripka, YKK, W Hotels Worldwide, Havaianas, TRESemme, Bla...

Fisco's French Cinema Now to close with The Class (cannes winner)

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The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now (October 8 - 12, Landmark's Clay Theatre), a five-day festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. This new addition to the Film Society's fall programming debuts in style with Arnaud Desplechin in attendance to introduce his latest on October 8, and Laurent Cantet's Cannes Palme d'Or winner clos...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

August, 2008 NYIIFVF Festival Juice from LA!

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Filmmakers, artists and festival goers had a blast at the west coast edition of The New Yo rk International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The 8-day indie film extravaganza opened at the Cabana Club with a packed networking party and film/art market planned by Annalisa San Juan. An interesting fusion of filmmakers, artists, actors, screenwriters from all over the globe mingled, celebrated and pitched their projects with some managing to intrigue press and eagle-eyed distributors ...

August, 2008 NYIIFVF Festival Juice from LA!

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Filmmakers, artists and festival goers had a blast at the west coast edition of The New Yo rk International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The 8-day indie film extravaganza opened at the Cabana Club with a packed networking party and film/art market planned by Annalisa San Juan. An interesting fusion of filmmakers, artists, actors, screenwriters from all over the globe mingled, celebrated and pitched their projects with some managing to intrigue press and eagle-eyed distributors ...

The 14th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival

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Come one, come all, to the 14th Annual BrainwashDrive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In MovieFestival, featuring original shorts from around the world! (Program specifics are listed below.)What: The 2008 14th Annual Brainwash Movie FestivalWhen: Fri. & Sat., July 25th and 26th at 9:00 p.m. each night. Where: Mandela Village Arts Center,1357 5th St., Oakland, California, USA.How: $9/nite, discounts available on our site - http//www.BrainwashM.comWheelchair accessible.Who: You, and everyone you can drag along! T...

8th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 21, 2007 The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2007Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at Arena, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00pm. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner, NYILFF. Since 1998, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino filmmaker's contr...

31st Asian American International Film Festival Closing Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - July 21, 2008 The 31st Annual 2008 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF08) Closing Awards Ceremony was held at Asia Society, New York, Saturday, July 19, 2008, 9:00 pm. AAIFF08 Closing Night New York Premiere of PING PONG PLAYA, directed by Jessica Yu preceded the awards ceremony. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Asian descent. The awards were announced by AAIFF08 juror Jimmy Tsai, co-producer/screenwriter/actor, PING PONG...

Chekhov and Maria will screen at the New York Film and Video Fest

Chekhov and Maria, a feature film by acclaimed Canadian director Eric Till whose credits include Luther starring Joseph Fiennes, will screen at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival on July 20th at 4pm at the Laemmle Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Blvd.)The film stars Ron Bottitta and Gillian Brashear and is based on the highly successful off-Broadway stage play by Jovanka Bach, directed by her husband, John Stark. The film is a memorial tribute to his wife, who died recent...

Chekhov and Maria will screen at the New York Film and Video Fest

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Chekhov and Maria, a feature film by acclaimed Canadian director Eric Till whose credits include Luther starring Joseph Fiennes, will screen at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival on July 20th at 4pm at the Laemmle Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Blvd.)The film stars Ron Bottitta and Gillian Brashear and is based on the highly successful off-Broadway stage play by Jovanka Bach, directed by her husband, John Stark. The film is a memorial tribute to his wife, who died recently aft...

Lincoln Center presents At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema

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Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund.Walter Reade TheaterJuly 16 - 22At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema - more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart Slovenian cinema’s uplifting success story will be presented in a weeklong retrospective by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. Director Marko Nabersnik and author, film writer, and ...

Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival

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Come one, come all, to the 14th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival, featuring original shorts from around the world! The 2008 14th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival takes place Fri. & Sat., July 25th and 26th at 9:00 p.m. each night at Mandela Village Arts Center,1357 5th St., Oakland, California, USA. The New York Times says the SF Bay Area's own Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk In movie festival, the Brainwash Movie Festival, "pirat a piece of that old Hollywood magic and challeng con...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

Interview with Marian Masone2008 New Director/New Films

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New York … 2008 New Director/New Films Series PostScript: Tendencies and Issues with Marian Masone, member of the Selection Committee...CM Are there any significant changes you observe in style, themes, or approaches in the 2008 edition of New Director /New Films compared to past years?MM Two films in this year's ND/NF point the way to a new way of connecting withthe rest of the world: Lee Isaac Chung, a Korean-American raised inArkansas, made the striking MUNYURUNGABO, about the aftermath o...
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