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Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief Celebrates Life at Webster Hall

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By Maria Esteves - February 17, 2010 Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief was held at the world-renowned Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, New York, on Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm-4:00am. International DJs and artists in Dance (House) Music who contributed to the show included Danny Krivit (718 Sessions, Body&SOUL), Grammy Award winning artist David Morales (Def Mix), Grammy Award winning artist Louie Vega (Vega Records),Tony Humphries (Tony Records), Tony Touch (Sullivan Room), Tony Smith, Barbara...

ATP New York 2010: Jim Jarmusch to curate, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to play!

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Jim Jarmusch confirmed as guest curator for ATP New York 2010 - Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to perform on the Saturday!                                   All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running f...

David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John awarded by AFM 09

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David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John will receive a People’s Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market’s 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People’s Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.After casting tens of thousands of votes at www.peopleschoice.com from Jan. 6-20, the public named the pitch for the adventure spy drama produced by Minnihan and written by Steven G. Long as its favorite to receive an official Waterford Crystal Peo...

Seeing in 2-D

Are you seeing the world in three dimensions? Are you? This hip-hop video frames the issue that without an historical understanding, without recognizing the past, you are actually seeing the world in two dimensions. Is there a danger to be focused solely on the present and the future?

Tips for next SXSW

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  Welcome to the SXSW January Update featuring timely tips about our 2010 Music, Film & Interactive events. First Headliner Announced The one-and-only Cheap Trick will perform at the SXSW Music Festival. Since the '70s the band has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is catchy and instantly recognizable. More SXSW Welco...

The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.

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Victoria, BC As part of its commitment to Independence, Innovation and Inspiration the Victoria Film Festival has developed an award for a person in the film industry who exemplifies these qualities through their work in film. The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.   Richard Crouse, of Canada AM will host the inaugural IN Award ceremony celebrating lifetime achievements. We wanted to come up with an award that would honour...

The second annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival is gunning for its 2010 premiere

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The second annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival is gunning for its 2010 premiere, and returning bigger and better than ever. We have many announcements for this coming year, particularly our new partnership. To bring an even more international scope to the festival this year, CIMMfest has joined with the Filmer la Musique festival of Paris and is proud to host its representatives as our guests to introduce their films. Just as enthusiastically, we announce this coming year...

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Mariah Carey to be honoured at Capri Festival

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Mariah Carey on Oscar TrailToday it was announced that Mariah Carey will be honored at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival on Monday, December 28 with the “Capri Award for Supporting Actress of the Year 2009” for her outstanding performance in the critically acclaimed feature film Precious. The festival runs from December 28, 2009, through January 2, 2010. Capri is a stunning island off the coast of Naples, located only 20 miles from the mainland, it's a popular destination for day trips. Mar...

Maria Carey in Precious

The Global Film Village: Mariah Carey on Oscar Trail

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Mariah Carey - Precious(c)Lionsgateby Marla LewinToday it was announced that Mariah Carey will be honored at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival on Monday, December 28 with the “Capri Award for Supporting Actress of the Year 2009” for her outstanding performance in the critically acclaimed feature film Precious. The festival runs from December 28, 2009, through January 2, 2010. Capri is a stunning island off the coast of Naples, located only 20 miles from the mainland, it's a popular desti...

29th Annual CMJ Music Marathon Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - November 29, 2009 The 29th Annual 2009 College Music Journal Music Marathon & Film Festival (CMJ09), the largest international new music discovery event was held at over 75 venues throughout New York City, from October 20-24, 2009. The outstanding festival showcased music marathon, film festival, exhibit hall, panel discussions, seminars, comedy shows, special events, parties, concerts, and awards ceremony. This year's music style/genres by 1,300 bands from around the w...

Revolutionary Program at the 4th Iranian Filmfestival

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This year’s Iranian Film Festival will partly evolve around the theme of 30 years of revolution in Iran. The fourth edition of this festival, which will take place on the 18, 19 and 20th of December in De Fabriek in Zaandam (the Netherlands) will not only look back at the events of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but will also focus on Iran’s current situation. Through documentaries, short films and interviews with international guests, the festival tracks the development of Iran in the 30 ye...

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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Wins at Screen Music Awards

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Acclaimed screen composer Roger Mason has received the Screen Music Award for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, the ABC telemovie that follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce as he awaits execution. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26297139-5013575,00.html http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/APRAAwards/ScreenAwards/Winners.aspx ...

"Mutant Swinger from Mars" Los Angeles premiere during Screamfest LA, Oct. 24th, 2009 at 3:00pm. See Jack White's acting debut!

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Mutant Swinger from Mars is a 2009 Science fiction comedy film written, produced and directed by Michael Kallio. A cross between Young Frankenstein, The Nutty Professor and all of Ed Wood's movies, the film pays homage to all things sci-fi, horror and comedy. The film features the acting debut of Jack White (pre-White Stripes and Cold Mountain) of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. Shot in 1998, but finished in 2009, it made its WORLD PREMIERE at the S...

Arthus –Bertrand says “Free distribution doesn’t work” and launches Appeal to World Leaders at MIPCOM

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                    French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand chose MIPCOM to show excerpts from his latest warning on climate change, an offshoot of his project titled ‘6 Billion Others.” The umbrella project is a compilation of 5000 interviews shot in 74 countries over four years where ordinary people testify as to what it is to be part of the human race. It was first presented at the Grand P...

Arthus –Bertrand Launches Appeal to World Leaders at MIPCOM

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Cineaste also says “Free distribution doesn’t work” French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand chose MIPCOM to show excerpts from his latest warning on climate change, an offshoot of his project titled ‘6 Billion Others.”The umbrella project is a compilation of 5000 interviews shot in 74 countries over four years where ordinary people testify as to what it is to be part of the human race. It was first presented at the Grand Palais in Paris in January 2009.Using the same technique of direct-...

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Nominated at the Screen Music Awards 2009

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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce NOMINATED for the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS! Huge congratulations to composer ROGER MASON!  http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/APRAAwards/ScreenAwards/Nominations.aspx#Mini_Series_Telemovie     ...

UKELELE ORCHESTRA CONCERT with silent clips ends 2009 GIORNATE Festival

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-...

Pordenone Silent Film Festival 2009 Wrap

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 Closing Event: UKULELESCOPE Closing Event: UKULELESCOPE   10.10.2009 [20:45] UKULELESCOPE Film accompagnati dal vivo da / Films accompanied live by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Dave Suich, Richie Williams, Hester Goodman, George Hinchcliffe, Kitty Lux, Will Grove White, Jonty Bankes) Ideazione e produzione / Created and produced by: Hester G...

Music Films At Woodstock Film Festival

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  Woodstock is synonymous with music, so it makes perfect sense that one of the highlights of the Woodstock Film Festival is a series of highly anticipated music films. The films range from folk to rock to punk and everything in between, and are often accompanied with live music performances (another Woodstock staple). Festivities kick off Friday evening with a live music event featuring the “father of Ukulele hip hop”, rapper/songwriter Jon Braman, Jim & Liz Beloff, and...

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