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MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson to open Cannes may 16th

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  MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson is the opening film of the 65th Festival de Cannes and in all the cinemas in France   MOONRISE KINGDOM, the new film by American Wes Anderson, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, 16 May in the Grand théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, with the Jury presided over by Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti in attendance.   Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson for Focus Features a...

Don 2 - the Chase Continues in...Berlin

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Shahrukh Khan's new film“Don 2 – The Chase Continues” introduces the German Capital to Bollywood filmlovers. One of the top three destinations in Europe, after London and Paris, it registered an increase in the number of Indian visitors  by 43 percent in 2010. Now, Berliners would like Don 2 to make the city even more popular with Indians. Burkhard Kieker, CEO, visitBerlin says "Don 2 has two starring roles, Shah Rukh Khan and Berlin.” What's Shahrukh's considered opinion of...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS TINDERSTICKS: CLAIRE DENIS FILM SCORES 1996–2009

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54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) announces an annual programming highlight and audience favorite, the presentation of a film accompanied by live performance of an original score by a contemporary music artist. This year Tindersticks, the groundbreaking British chamber rock band known for its distinctive orchestral sound and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart Staples, will perform works from the scores that they have created for six films of French director Clai...

Berlinale Talent Campus has received 4000 applications

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Nearly 4000 applications from 141 countries for the Berlinale Talent Campus #9Composer Michael Nyman to mentor the Score Competition “Framespotting – Filmmakers Positioning Themselves” is the name of the game when the doors to the theatre “Hebbel am Ufer” open for young, international filmmakers on February 12, 2011, during the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Enthusiasm for the Berlinale Talent Campus is going strong, even after 9 years of existence: 3967 up and coming filmma...

World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery Of The Year 2010

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Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2010 are Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man Hélène Muddiman - Skin Atticus Ross - Book of Eli Clinton Shorter - District 9 Sergey Yevtushenko - The Last Station Following the...

Jason Reitman to receive Aspen Film's New Directions Award

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Aspen Film will honor Academy Award® nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) with its first ever New Directions Award at this year's 31st annual Aspen Filmfest September 30th through October 4th. In recognition of his tremendous creative achievement as a writer and director, Aspen Film will screen his new feature, UP IN AIR starring George Clooney and present the New Directions Award followed by an on-stage conversation with Mr. Reitman. This special evening will take pla...

Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla Masterclass (11/21/2008)

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GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA MASTERCLASS     Gustavo Santaolalla, the renowned Argentinian composer who has been twice awarded with the Oscar for Best Music, spoke about the way he approaches film musically, about his life and about the way he went into the music industry, during the masterclass he gave on Friday November 21st, at the John Cassavetes theatre. TIFF director Despina Mouzaki introduced Gustavo Santaolalla to the public saying he is the most important ...

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Marianelli and Badalamenti guests of honor 8th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy has just announced that world-class composers Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli will attend the 8th annual World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event for the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October 2008).The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is once again promising to be the highlight of the year for soundtrack music fans. After the prestigious awards ceremony, the international elite of film music composers will be on hand to present a l...

The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA

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Together with the Federal Foreign Office: Africa in Focus of the Campus 2008 The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA“ will take an in-depth look at contemporary filmmaking in Africa. Numerous young African filmmakers will be invited to Berlin, among them Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, a top star in Lagos who can hardly escape the demands of her mainly female fan base. Alongside her German colleague Maria Schr...

The Berlinale Talent Campus will launch “FOCUS AFRICA

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The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA“ will take an in-depth look at contemporary filmmaking in Africa. Numerous young African filmmakers will be invited to Berlin, among them Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, a top star in Lagos who can hardly escape the demands of her mainly female fan base. Alongside her German colleague Maria Schrader, amongst others, she will talk about the influence of romance movies on the...

World Soundtrack Awards winners announced in Ghent

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Tonight the World Soundtrack Awards winners were announced in Music Centre Bijloke Ghent. The first prize went to Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil), this year’s Film Composer of the Year. Clint Mansell’s film music for The Fountain not only received the Best Original Soundtrack of the Year but also the Public Choice Award.The 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was again a big success. The Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé, performed top quality film mus...

Festival Closer Is THE DARJEELING LIMITED

 Wednesday, October 3---------Hopping from its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival to its Opening Night Gala last Friday at the New York Film Festival, the Wes Anderson film THE DARJEELING LIMITED will close the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival on November 1st. The film will open theatrically in the UK on November 23rd via distributor Twentienth Century Fox. THE DARJEELING LIMITED presents the fractured fable of three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year,...

“No Country for Old Men” by Ethan and Joel Coen

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The new Coen brother film No Country for Old Men, presented in Competition, marks the ninth time they have been selected at the Cannes Festival. They are three-time Best Director award winners, for Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001). They also won a Golden Palm with Barton Fink. No Country for Old Men, based on a Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, takes place in the borderlands between Texas and Mexico. When Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon two million dolla...

Honoring Steve Buscemi In Sarasota

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FARGOWednesday, April 18----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival  this evening at a special World Cinema Celebration block party in downtown Sarasota.  Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, is in town for a series of special event appearnaces. Last night, Buscemi displayed his considerable charisma at the sold-out  A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo T...

Steve Buscemi, will be honored at the Sarasota Film Festival

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Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences to savor the anecdotes and rem...

Steve Buscemi To Receive World Cinema Award at Sarasota Film Festival

Friday, April 13----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences...

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Trailer attacks the web (it's viral and massive)

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Worldwide Trailer ''Roadblock'' Debut for Walt Disney Pictures' ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'' to Reach an Unprecedented Global AudienceAnticipated to reach the largest worldwide audience ever for a theatrical trailer debut, an estimated 200 million+ viewers in 62 countries, 31 languages, across five continents and spanning over 12 time zones will experience for the very first time Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." This global ...

World Soundtrack Awards are...

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The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 14.Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by the World Soun...

Golden Globe Awards list of nominees

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The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards has announced its nominations.Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain gets 7 nominations for Brokeback Mountai, other nominees for best Picture are The Constant Gardener; Good Night. And, Good Luck, A History Of Violence and Match Point. The awards ceremony will take place January 16thPicture - DramaBrokeback Mountain Produced by Diana Ossana, James SchamusThe Constant Gardener Produced by Simon Channing-WilliamsGood Night. And, Good Luck. Produced by Grant HeslovA His...

Santa Barbara panels, ranging from music to made-for-the-big-screen mayhem

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PANELISTS PREPARE TO TALK SHOP AT SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA, CA—Each year, cinephiles and interested locals are drawn to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for many reasons, a number of which are the thought-provoking panels, which traditionally attract the names behind some of Hollywood’s best big-budget and independent films.This year will be no exception. An assortment of panels, ranging from music to made-for-the-big-screen mayhem, will offer pan...

Mothersbaugh honored at the BMI Film & TV Awards

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MARK MOTHERSBAUGH TO RECEIVE BMI’S CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT FILM & TV AWARDS MAY 12Composer and artist Mark Mothersbaugh will receive the 2004 Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at the BMI Film & TV Awards held May 12 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event is a black-tie affair and will be hosted by BMI’s President & CEO Frances W. Preston. Composers of the top-grossing films of the past twelve months as well as the top-rated prime-time network...

Elfman to be honored (for Film Composing) at PSIFF

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AWARD WINNING COMPOSER DANNY ELFMAN TO BE HONOREDAT THE 15TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALAElfman to Receive Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing The 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Danny Elfman with the Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, it was announced by chairman elect Earl Greenburg. The Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, Januar...
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