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Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law to be honoured at British Independent Film Awards

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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” awarded the Silver Audience Award 2011 at Kaunas International Film Festival

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The viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival 2011 selected their favourite film –“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” by two Spanish directors Norbert López Amado and Carlos Carcaso. In second place was Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki film “Le Havre” followed by the Italian work “Ten winters” in the third place. The public also noted and enjoyed the award winning “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran (Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival...

YOUNG DIRECTORS & ACTORS DISCUSS OEUVRE ON DAY 5 OF 42ND IFFI,GOA

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 Argentinian director Pablo Cesor, whose Argentine-Benin co-production Orillas delves into the subject of the people of African descent in Buenos Aires says Argentinians have for long been in denial about the African presence. I wanted to tackle the subject of social justice." Next on the agenda is a film on Rabindranath Tagore and his Latin American connections. Mr Cesor says he became interested in the subject after an interaction with the Indian Ambassador to Argentina, which Tago...

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...

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Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Sir Ben Kingsley presents '50 Dead Men' at the Seville Festival and receives the Gold Giraldillo

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The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career. Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although it deals with a very recent problem, people have been able to see many changes and we can see it as a closed chapter'. He...

Fox Story #6-962: Interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (US 1930)

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FOX STORY #4702: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND FAMILY (Fox News, US 1922)  James Seebach; New York, 24.6.1922;  Fox Movietone News Collection, University of South Carolina, Columbia. . On 9 April 1922 Conan Doyle arrived on the White Star Liner SS Baltic in New York City to give several lectures on Spiritualism. When they boarded the RMS Adriatic for their return sail on 24 June 1922, Fox News cameraman James Seebach recorded the family, as did crews from Pathé News and Kinograms. The officia...

OSCAR WINNER SIR KEN ADAM: ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2009’S CHAIRMAN

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 The production designer Sir Ken Adam (Oscar awarded for “Barry Lyndon” and “The Madness of King George”) will be the organization Committee’s chairman of the Ischia Film Festival seventh edition, the only international competition dedicated to the filming locations, which will take place in theisland of Ischia from July 5th to 11th. Sir Ken Adam, who was declared an Honorary citizen of Ischia, became a production design master internationally renowned thanks to his visionary setting...

An Interview with Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie, author of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", "Midnight's Children", "The Satanic Verses", "Shalimar the Clown", "Grimus", "Shame", "The Moor's Last Sigh", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", "Fury', and most recently published, "The Enchantress of Florence", answered the following questions.Q-"In "The Enchantress of Florence", East meets West and West meets East. What are East and West to you?"A-"This is something that has been mixed up inside me from the time I was born. I grew up i...

Cannes Lions Launch PR Category In 2009

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The organisers of the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival are pleased to announce the launch of PR Lions in 2009. PR Lions will honour the creative use of reputation management by the building and preservation of trust and understanding between individuals, businesses or organisations and their publics. Categories will broadly include Sector Related PR, Product & Service and Technique. Entries will be rewarded for Strategy, Creativity & Originality, Execution and Results. The wi...

Christopher Lee To Be Honored At Festroia

 Thursday, June 7-----Even though he has acted in almost 300 films, ranging from comedies to westerns to dramas to sci-fi epics, it is hard to think of Christopher Lee and not instantly conjure up the image of Count Dracula stalking another victim for fresh blood.  In Setubal, Portugal on Saturday evening, Lee will receive the Lifetime Achievement Dolphin Award at Festroia for over 60 years as an iconic actor of the screen, joining such previous luminary winners as Kirk Douglas, Robert Mit...

Christopher Lee To Receive Lifetime Achievement Dolphin Award

 Wednesday, June 6-----Even though he has acted in almost 300 films, ranging from comedies to westerns to sci-fi epics, it is hard to think of Christopher Lee and not instantly conjure up the image of Count Dracula stalking another victim for fresh blood. Lee, now aged 85 and a refined gentleman of the old school, appeared at a Press Conference today at Festroia, slighly scolding the press for typecasting him in the horror genre, which admittedly made his career some 50 years ago. "I tel...

Sir Anthony Hopkins To Be Honored At Seattle FF

 Tuesday, May 22------Oscar-winning actor and eminence grise Sir Anthony Hopkins will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, May 30 at the Seattle International Film Festival (which opens tomorrow evening). Hopkins will be presented with the Award during a special tribute evening at Seattle's Egyptian Theatre. The event will include an onstage interview, film clips and a question & answer session from the audience followed by a screening of his Oscar-nominated rol...

International Emmy World Television Festival. in New York

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Liu Changle, Chairman & CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television is the 2006 Festival Chairman. This year’s Festival highlights include panels and presentations by Dubai based news Network Al-Arabiya, Discop, A&E, KBS (Korea), Ile de France Film Commission, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting as well as a technology panel entitled: “How new platforms are changing traditional television.” Home Box Office (HBO) will be hosting the closing cocktail on Sunday, November 19.The schedule...

Rome awards: and the winner is...Roma Festa

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A magical week in Rome has finally reached a semi-conclusion with a wonderful concert in the state-of-the -art Santa Cecilia Philharmonic Audirorium preceeding the offiicial awards ceremony. The concert under the energetic baton of resident conductor Antonio Pappano at the unusually early hour of 11 AM opened with a rousing rendition of Rossini's William Tell Overture which brought the house down in an explosion of enthusiastic applause and cheers. This was followed in rapid succession by a m...

Sean Connery To Be Honored At First Rome Film Fest

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The inaugural Rome FilmFest, which will be held in the Italian capitol from 13 to 21 October, is shaping up to become a major European festival destination, giving the longtime Venice Film Festival a run for its money.The Festival announced that veteran actor Sean Connery will be the first recipient of the new Rome FilmFest’s Acting Award, the prize for the actor’s craft established by CINEMA, the Festival’s collaboration with IMAIE (the actors’ and authors’ syndicate). Connery will re...

Sir Sean Connery to receive lifetime EFA award in Berlin

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In recognition of his outstanding career, Sir Sean Connery will receive the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the European Film Awards on December 3 in Berlin.Sir Sean Connery has not only famously embodied the world's best known secret agent, James Bond, but in a career which has spanned over fifty years, he has created some of cinema's most unforgettable characters in such films as MARNIE by Alfred Hitchcock, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Sidney Lumet, THE WIND AND THE LION...

Ischia Film Festival is underway

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The Ischia Film Festival, the film competition previously known as the Foreign Film Festival, is underway. This is the Festival which gives artistic recognition to Directors, Directors of Photography and Art Directors who through the locations they have chosen have promoted the culture and the locations of Italy and abroad.There are a lot of new events planned for the 2005 edition. Top of these is the new category of Production Photographs and there will be a special exhibition linked to this w...

Sir Howard Stringer new head at Sony Corp

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A Welshman in Japan.Sony Corporation's current management team proposed the creation of a new management structure designed to expand upon its core strengths as a global electronics, entertainment and technology company. The proposal was approved at the Board of Directors' Meeting held today. Effective June 22, subject to approval at Sony Corporation's Ordinary General Shareholder's Meeting that day, the following new management team will lead the company: 1) Sir Howard Stringer (currently Chair...

Attenborough Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Attenborough Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival goes to...Sir David AttenboroughLeonardo got the red carpet. Sir David Attenborough got contagious applause. Total energy.Annette Bening and Kate Winslet got a hundred flashbulbs popping every minute.Sir David got reverence. Those who run the Santa Barbara International Film Festival know.The red carpet should belong to Sir David Attenborough. The festival’s artistic director Roger Durling gushed, threw around the words “rivetin...

San Sebastian live

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THE 52nd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALAs if to serve notice that this festival is solidly back on track in the "Big Time" the 52nd edition of this Basque Country autumn extravaganza opened with a bang on September 17 with a screening of Woody Allen's latest opus, "Melinda Melinda" and an opening night lifetime award presented to the American director who was here in person to accept the honor from the hands of Spanish super-star director, Pedro Almodovar.. Allen who is well known for his dislike ...

San Sebastian fest ambiance

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THE 52nd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALby Alex DeleonAs if to serve notice that this festival is solidly back in the "Big Time" the 52nd edition of this early autumn Basque Country extravaganza opened with a bang on September 17 with a screening of Woody Allen's latest opus, "Melinda Melinda" and an opening night lifetime award presented to the American director who was here in person to accept the honor. Allen who is well known for his dislike of festivals (the only one he condescends to visit up...

Michael Caine will be honored at the Lincoln Center

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SIR MICHAEL CAINE TO BE HONORED AT THE ANNUAL GALA TRIBUTE AT THE FILM SOCIETY OF THE LINCOLN CENTER7 pm, APRIL 26, 2004 at AVERY FISHER HALLThe event, which annually honors major figures in the film world, will take place Monday, April 26, 2004 at 7pm at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The evening will consist of highlights from Caine’s impressive film career and on-stage appearances by actors and directors with whom he has worked. Confirmed participants (as of March 29) are Sean Conner...
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