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SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market PremieresDim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles. Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, FREAKONOMICS, GASLAND, LOVE RANCH, THE DRY LAND, L...

Jon Wilkman Interview on "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS"

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EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interviewby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Tu...

The Strangeness of Poo

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by Ana Clara Soares, ÉCU writer All of us can create certain ideas of what to expect of film festivals simply from thinking about their names. If it’s named Silhouette one can somehow expect “silhouettes” of ideas, expressed in a short film format. If it’s named The European Independent Film Festival, you can expect from us to watch some exciting European indie films. But what about a festival named L’Étrange (i.e. The Strange)? I bet your expectations are less clear-c...

New Media Film Festival & Market SF Bay Area - Call for Submissions!

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New Media Film Festival & Market (NMFFM) is bringing The Best of the Best - What’s New, What’s Next…honoring stories worth telling to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA November 5 & 6, 2010. The June 2010 Los Angeles premiere was a critical success & NMFFM is coming up to the SF Bay Area with an expanded program to embrace its unique blend of technology & creative talent.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2010 Our program includes Mobile, Webisodes, Webseries, iApps, SRC (Socially Resp...

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola takes Golden Lion in Venice

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The 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido.5 International Juries assigned the official awards of the Festival 2010.The Venezia 67 Jury, chaired by Quentin Tarantino and comprised of Guillermo Arriaga, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Arnaud Desplechin, Danny Elfman, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Salvatores, having viewed all twenty-four films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:SOMEWHERE by Sofi...

New York: Expanding the Queens Museum of the Moving Image

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As the chairman of the Museum Herb Schlosser emphasized at a recent meeting when presenting a status report on the expansion project, the visual media have developed many new production and distribution technologies, expanded their reach by providing more differentiated programs, and grown in their popularity as distinct from the print media. Thus it is very difficult for any museum devoted to the visual media to remain current and contemporary. With more money and time spent by consumers on vis...

BAMcineFEST Grows in Brooklyn

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BAMcinemaFEST is back for year two at Brooklyn's BAMcinématek, where its slate of New York premieres stands to fuel its rep as a local Cape Canaveral of independent films. The June 9–20, 2010 spectacle is challenging lazy Manhattanites like me to rethink our scout pledge, "I'll never leave the island for culture." P.T. Barnum paraded 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge, so an hour subway ride shouldn't be such an ordeal.  Especially not when it comes to attractions...

Call for Entries - Universal Studios Hollywood Short Film Competition

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Would you like to see your short film be a part of the return of KingKong to Universal Studios Hollywood? This summer, the King Kong 360 | 3-D attraction is making its return tothe Universal Studios Tour, and to celebrate, we're giving away $15,000 to thebest short films in our "King Kong's Path to Universal StudiosHollywood" competition.The best work may be exhibited on the jumbotron in Citywalk, online andon-air.  The competition and creative brief are hosted on Zooppa, thesocial ne...

NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast ...

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana Give the Rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google.  This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's own personal tales be...

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana give the rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google. This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. 0000 Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's o...

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana Give the Rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google. This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. 0000 Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's own personal tales behind the s...

Interview with Jonas Mekas Filmmaker and DotFest Jury member

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Interview with Jonas Mekas   Why do you make film? Why do you make such films (not that predictable narrative ones)? I do not know why I make films. It's an obsession. I make diaristic films, it's basically a narrative form of cinema, only that people do not know that I am making a different kind of narrative film. They are used to the oldfashioned narrative cinema. But why diaristic? It stands so on the edge of becoming uninteresting and you, more or less, let the viewer into ...

Line-up at its finest: prominent speakers at FMX 2010

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FMX 2010 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 04-07, 2010  In the beginning of May, most of the big names in digital entertainment will collectively gather in Germany's Southwest. FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and the business platform Animation Production Day are three events enjoying high international standing.   FMX preparations: the final cou...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Venice awards announced

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The 66th Venice International Film Festival concluded with the presentation of the Golden Lion Award for best film to Lebanon by Samuel MAOZ (Israel, France, Germany). The festival ran 2nd to 12th September 2009.The Venezia 66 Jury, chaired by Ang Lee and comprised of Sandrine Bonnaire, Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante, Anurag Kashyap, Luciano Ligabue, Sergei Bodrov, having viewed all twenty-five films in competition, has decided as follows: Silver Lion for Best Director to: Shirin NESHAT for the film ...

The Global Film Village:The Official Awards of the 66th Venice Film Festival by Marla Lewin

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The 66th Venice International Film Festival concluded with the presentation of the Golden Lion Award for best film to Lebanon by Samuel MAOZ (Israel, France, Germany). The festival ran 2nd to 12th September 2009.The Venezia 66 Jury, chaired by Ang Lee and comprised of Sandrine Bonnaire, Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante, Anurag Kashyap, Luciano Ligabue, Sergei Bodrov, having viewed all twenty-five films in competition, has decided as follows: Silver Lion for Best Director to: Shirin NESHAT ...

UP, the new animation film from the Disney•Pixar studios, will be the 3D Opening Ceremony film

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UP, the new animation film from the Disney•Pixar studios, produced under John Lasseter's supervision, will be the Opening Ceremony film of the 62nd Festival de Cannes, a World Premiere in Disney Digital 3-D on Wednesday May 13th, 2009. UP, a comedy adventure in which 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen fulfils his dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, only to discover that he has brought with him his biggest nig...

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