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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

Whitney Houston's Sparkle promoting Nationwide Singing Competition

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No matter how often, or how much I enjoy belting out Whitney's "One Moment in Time", my neighbors can attest to the fact that I should not participate in this competition.  But perhaps you can! The SPARKLE Singing Challenge is a nationwide challenge and will be held in Philadelphia this Saturday, July 14th Entrants will be given the opportunity to sing a 60 second part from the songs “Celebration” or “Something He Can Feel”, from the late Whitney Houston’...

The line-up has been announced for the 2012 Rural Route Film Festival!

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  We're serving up choice-cuts of premieres & sneak previews of some of the year's best indie fare, along with a stunning 70mm print in one of the best theatres in the city.  There are features by Latvian, Indian & Tibetan directors, shorts from legendary poetic-ethnographer, Robert Gardner, archival bluegrass found footage from Appalshop, and a closing night screening party on the city's largest rooftop farm!   Core screenings will take place at Museum of the Moving Imag...

Trees Can Talk

Director: Kyri Saphiris.
A woman's tranquil afternoon in the park is interrupted by a complete stranger who can talk to trees! Disbelief soon turns to shock.

Ulla Bergström appointed as the new Executive Director of DocPoint

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Ms. Ulla Bergström will be taking on the responsibilities of Executive Director in DocPoint –  Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on August 1st 2012. Before DocPoint Bergström (born 1970) has worked at Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 Programme team as a Production Coordinator. In movie industry Bergström has been working as an animation director, animator and character designer at Bergani Films Ltd, YLE and Per Holst AB. She has also lectured about media production and animat...

VODО – between piracy and film industry

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In 2006 a group of friends who call themselves The League of Noble Peers, shot the documentary Steal This Film. The subject of the film is the fight between world’s biggest torrent Piratebay and several smaller, also based in Sweden websites, offering free but according to a lot of countries’ laws, illegal downloading of films on one hand, and Hollywood majors on the other. The film is notable for its critical analysis of an alleged regulatory capture attempt performed by the Hollyw...

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Rohit Khaitan's PRAGUE (2012)

Producer Rohit Khaitan's PRAGUE (2012) is currently finishing post production but upon its release, this film will show the world a side of the mystical Medieval city never seen before. Stay tuned on their facebook page for news and updates on film. PRAGUE facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/277533345617895/   photo of Rohit in Hong Kong during HK FILMART. 

The Oscar 2012 teasing you a bit with this video

Bylly Crystal to host  The Academy Awards The official trailer of the 84th Academy Awards®. Watch LIVE on ABC Sunday February 26 7e / 4p. Connect with the Academy on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheAcademy Follow the Academy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheAcademy  

Documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki for DocPoint

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A large and varied group of documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki when the 11th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival kicks off today at 24th January.   The main guest of the festival is the Israeli director Eyal Sivan, who has been dealing critically with the political situations in the Middle East and Europe. Also Aliona van der Horst, the director of the shaking Water Children, and the protagonist of the film, an artist Tomoko Mukaiyama, who has...

VGF Nippon in Motion Award - Call for entries

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Extra-Short Movies Wanted! For our new competition Nippon in Motion, a collaboration with Frankfurt’s transportation association VGF, we are looking for films with a maximum length of 12 seconds. All films should work without sound and focus on the topic “Nippon in Motion”. The best film will be awarded with € 250. The three best films will be shown on the infoscreens in Frankfurt’s subway stations and at Nippon Connection 2012. Deadline for submissions is 01/31/2012...

I asked Facebook a Question!

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I posted the following questions to various sites, pages and agroups:What are the three most important things a festival should do/offerThe answers were all over the map, but the common and consistant items were: Free entry for shorts.Opportunities to meet your peers and those in the industry who are working more than you. Networking is what the gathering is about for most independent filmmakers.Q and A after every film/block - give the filmmaker time to speak about his films, developing more o...

‘Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks Thanks To Toyota Yaris

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 ‘Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks Thanks To Toyota Yaris : DJ Havana Brown Take 40 Stars Of Summer’ Party Returns To Sydney; Point Piper Mansion Rocks - Sponsored by Toyota Yaris Click here to view gallery The Take 40 Stars Of Summer party, presented by the new Toyota Yaris, returned today (and tonight) launching the summer party season in pure style. Set against a stunning harbour backdrop, the party plus featured intimate live pe...

The Agora Awards at 52nd TIFF

The Jury of the Agora Awards at 52nd TIFF photo by Vanessa McMahon 

FilmFunds introduces PiggyPoints and more

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Encouraging a growing online community of filmmakers and fans to embrace a better way to make and market films, FilmFunds introduced a slate of new website tools today, augmenting its already game-changing technologies such as real-time Emotional ID (EID) and image recognition. Concurrently, the company debuted a production arm to more actively facilitate fan-favorite projects. FilmFunds, which launched last month, empowers a social community of 60+ million entert...

facebook promotion campaign for The Mighty Macs

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For the filmmakers of The Mighty Macs, last weekend's highest grossing limited release film, Facebook put a new spin on film marketing by offering advertisers the ability to target consumers based on their 'Favorites.' The strategy is simple: target an audience based on the 'Favorite films' posted on their Facebook page, then deliver a compelling message that informs them that there is a new film that is just like their favorite movie."If you know what a Facebook user's favorite films have been ...

Camerado feature road movie, 'LOST IN NEW MEXICO' now on iTunes, coming to HULU

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  From the land of 'Breaking Bad': Camerado's feature road movie, 'Lost in New Mexico: the Strange Tale of Susan Hero' ('Great Road Pic' - Angelika Entertainment), now available on  iTunes ->http://itunes.apple.com/us/mov​ie/lost-in-new-mexico/id470893​805 SYNOPSIS: Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, a woman desperate to clone her deceased child steals cash and heads across country in search of a maverick animal cloning expert who says he ...

Moviepilot.com launches with huge facebook film community

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New recommendation and discovery platform brings upcoming films to fans based on their taste, revolutionizing movie marketing. Site to launch with Facebook Fan community of more than five million worldwide. Moviepilot.com, a personal recommendation and discovery platform for upcoming movies and TV shows launches today, with the aim of ensuring movie fans discover the best upcoming releases suited to their tastes, offering a bold new approach to the way film studios operate their marketing cam...

Iron Sky Crowd Investments reach 500 000 euros collected from from base

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Iron Sky is a Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy with a budget of 7,5 million euros, which relies heavily on net communities in both content creation, marketing and funding. The film team has now reached a significant milestone of 500 000€ collected through crowd investments, while starting the five month stretch to finish and release the film. "This is amazing and seems to be only the beginning",  said the producer of Iron Sky Tero Kaukomaa. "It's not onl...

Submissions for SEE FEST 2012 are OPEN!

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Are you a filmmaker whose movie (feature, documentary, animated or short) is thematically tied to South East Europe? SEE Fest invites you to submit your film for the 2012 festival. Films from first-time directors qualify for the Best First Feature Film Award! Please mail the screener to our address at:  SEE FEST - Attn. Programming  7119 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 306  Los Angeles, CA 90046  U.S.A.  SEE Fest 2012 dates: May 3-7, 2012 Submission Dead...

Facebook credits and virtual scavenger hunt supporting "Heist It Back" on facebook

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ONE MILLION FACEBOOK CREDITS UP FOR GRABS IN FIRST-OF-ITS KIND INTERACTIVE PROMOTION FOR UNIVERSAL PICTURES' TOWER HEIST Universal Pictures today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind experience integrated within the Facebook® platform in support of the studio's upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Mirroring the story of the film's characters who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who sti...

Steve Jobs Biopic to be produced at Sony

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The biography of Steve Jobs is without a doubt the most anticipated biography to be released yet. Steve Jobs personally gave the author of this book, Walter Issaacson, exclusive rights to his life story. There is no doubt that Mr. Jobs kept most of his life away from the public, until now. There is little information about what exactly the biography will include, but we already know that the book will include a mashup of over 2 years of interviews with Jobs, his friends and fami...

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