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A few good news from the festival circuit

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Voici quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

The Three Best Casino Themed Films

We've know the score. You're chilling out at home, checking out the latest Harrah's casino online games and you just get that desire to kick back and watch a classic casino movie. Problem is there's just so many to choose between! Are you in the mood for a classic performance such as Paul Newman in The Sting, high stakes poker with The Cincinnati Kid, or maybe something a little more bleak such as more recently released The Gambler? Well they and many others are all great films...

How Bad Films Make for Good Franchises

     Video games and movies share a unique bond. It is almost a guarantee that with the release of a major movie, a video game tying into it will follow. But what about when this cosmic balance shifts the other way around: what about when movies are spawned from video games? Largely dubbed as the first film to be hatched from a video game was the rare Disney-Nintendo collaboration, the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. The film...

The Best Gambling Scenes In Movie History

It's no secret that Hollywood has always loved the casino. There's simply few better locations for a thrill seeking scene than in the pit, backrooms or more often than not the bar of a casino. While there's plenty of movies specifically about casinos and gambling (The Ocean's series, The Gambler) in this article we'll look at specific scenes which set the tone of the story rather than the overall theme. So put down your 7 Sultans for a little while and enjoy a trip through mo...

Route One Entertainment has announced that Director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the LAPD thriller The Shave.

    DIRECTOR BENNY BOOM Fresh off the box office hit All Eyez on Me, director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the police thriller The Shave written by newcomers Thomas White and Miles Hubley, it was announced today by Route One Entertainment CEO Russell Levine and Lost City President John Finemore, who are producers on the project.  The Blacklist Script tells the story of an LAPD officer, recently exonerated in the murder of a high school honor stu...

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce a documentary on Icon Tenor Pavarotti

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s White Horse Pictures will team up again following the success of their documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, to produce a newly authorized documentary based on the life of acclaimed tenor, philanthropist and 20th Century icon, Luciano Pavarotti. The film will be made in collaboration with Polygram Entertainment, a Universal Music Group partner, and STUDIOCANAL, who ...

Cannes : the internet gambling industry and how international sites are taking part

France has since legalized and regulated all forms of gambling. Land-based casinos are allowed to host card games, betting games, sports books, among others. Nevertheless, of all the jurisdictions in France, Cannes city is of importance, why?   First of all, the city is popular for hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival which is attended based on invite-only arrangement. What is more, Cannes is associated with the high and mighty in the society. These individuals have no problem spendi...

The Big Winners At The Cannes Festival 2017

  Now that the curtain has drawn on the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, let's take a look at some of this years most impressive highlights and winners. As ever it was the glitz and glamour that kicked off this years event - the typical paparazzi scrum for the best (and worst) pictures for the fashion pages. Back in the light of day, there seemed to be even more super-yachts than usual squeezed into the gorgeous harbor, as nowadays Cannes is a seriously A-list event. Even is th...

Interesting Facts About the Movie ‘Casino’ and the Joy of Spinit Casino

When you begin hunting around for the best new slots, Spinit Casino is it. You will also likely discover that there are plenty of movies out there that romanticize casino gaming, especially as it pertains to Las Vegas. ‘Casino’ is one of those great, iconic movies that has endured the test of time, though not quite as well as others. There are plenty of things a lot of movie aficionados don’t know about ‘Casino,’ just as there are many reasons to take a chance on...

Who is cast to play your favourite characters in the latest Justice League film?

    Superhero fans are already at the edge of their seat in preparation for the new Justice League film set to come out later this year. Our favourite superheroes have all been revamped and brought up to date in the latest reboot and none of us can wait to see what’s going to happen. But, until then, we can at least read up on the incredible cast set to hit the screen: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) The Amazonian demigoddess with a lasso of truth that we’ve all been waitin...

The Casino in Episode VIII - Star Wars

The Casino in Episode VIII - Star Wars is already a popular topic of discussion. The movie itself is going to be released at the end of the year in 2017, and the year 2017 has only just begun. However, the enthusiastic Star Wars fans are already talking about how great the movie is going to be, or they're at least hoping that it is going to live up to the high standards of this new Star Wars trilogy. People were so disappointed by the prequel series of the 2000's that a lot of people a...

Five tips on Creative Strategy for entertainment marketers

Neil Goetz Founder & Executive Creative Director The Engine Room     Those of us who work in the entertainment marketing industry know all too well that creating a successful movie trailer or TV promo is an inexact science. When I’m working with a studio or TV network client to create a new piece of marketing for an upcoming campaign, I’m often reminded of my late mother, Marian. Not only was my mother an incredible cook and a master baker, but she knew t...

How to get the movie star look

Whether you spend a lot of time in front of the camera on a daily basis or simply want to look a little more polished when being photographed on holiday, we can all relate to how important it is to look as good as possible. For some people, take our favourite movie stars for example, looking great on both casual and formal occasions appears effortless. While not all of us are in the financial situation to look like a celebrity, there are a few tips and tricks you can take away from our article...

What films exceeded their budgets?

The cost for movies in the modern era is crazy when you think about the money being pumped into it and for what? A 2 hours length viewing and some films have budgets containing millions and millions of pounds. Then there’s the risk of the movie flopping, John Carter for example, a large amount of money was paved into that film and in the outcome, it lost a significant amount of money. The newest instalment of the Avengers franchise has been rumoured to have a $1 billion budget! If this r...

Why you need to visit where Mamma Mia was filmed

Ah, Mamma Mia: the film that had people either joyfully singing or joylessly sighing. It’s one of the most confusing productions ever conjured by the human mind and has had rather mixed reviews. It has Abba songs not sung by Abba, a wedding that turns into someone else’s wedding, an illegitimate child and a reunion of surprisingly civil ex boyfriends, all set on an island in Greece.  It’s like someone taped a bunch of magazines to a dartboard and wrote down whatever word...

The Ocean Film Series from 11 to 14 ?

  The Ocean films are one of the most popular series of films that are centered around casinos and gambling. The first and third films of the trilogy are set in Las Vegas and it is these films which are the most popular of the three. The first film was a remake of Ocean's 11 from 1960 which starred several of the Rat Pack including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. The first film of the new series was released in 2001 and also featured an all star cast which included G...

What are the ultimate cars we've seen in films?

  Cars have somewhat become very important in regards to the movie industry, they have made certain films iconic and more memorable. Sometimes, the cars become more famous than the film ending up being showcased all across the world in a number of festivals making them their own characters within the script. Certain cars bring a unique ‘swagger’ to the film and can turn a scene from boring to exciting. Remember though, no matter whether the car is seen as extraordinary or not...

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  Vin Diesel, Nicky Jam, Nina Dobrev, Ariadna Gutierrez, Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone present the Paramount Pictures film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Cha...

Top 10 casino scenes

  Take a look at the key elements of a great film – drama, conflict and jeopardy – and it’s easy to see why casinos and gaming feature so prominently in many of our favourite movies. Here’s a round-up of ten of the most iconic scenes of all time – and maybe they’ll inspire you to enjoy an excellent online casino adventure of your own.     Casino Royale, 2006   In Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond he takes on arch-villai...

How to make sure you make it to the European Independent film festival

We’ve hit awards seasons which means there are a number of festivals coming our way.  One of these festivals is the European Independent film festival or the ECU as it’s also known as. The ECU will be held in Paris, France on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of April 2017. The festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best indie filmmakers from the around the world.  If you are looking for raw and undiscovered talent, then this festival is for you. The fes...

CINEFANTASY got its winners!

Among 168 valid submissions from 44 countries of the CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition 2016, six outstanding works were selected as the finalists and their authors were invited to participate in the 1st International Film Festival & Award·Macau 2016 (IFFAM) and compete for the big awards. On the 10th December, these young writers stood up in a special public session in the Macau Tourism Center, presenting their works and narrating their dreams. Amidst t...

How to go to the Oscars in LA and stay covered

As we are slowly progressing through the awards season, some exciting films are up for nomination in the hope of capturing movie glory. You have the Golden Globes, the BAFTA’S but the biggest one; the Super Bowl of the film world, is the Oscars. It’s literally the biggest party in the world with a host of movies stars, celebrities, stylist and much more attending this prestigious event. If you were to be given an Academy Award (Oscar) you are then regarded as the best in your speci...

The Most Affordable Ways To Whiten Your Teeth like a Movie Star

Our somewhat affectionately nicknamed ‘selfie-generation’ is more obsessed with their appearance than ever before. The cosmetic industry is rapidly flourishing, with people spending on average £342.90 a year on beauty and skincare a year and contributing £17 billion to the UK economy alone. Among the most sought after beauty treatments we Brits opt for receiving, teeth whitening has grown in popularity. With the price of procedures varying greatly and finding reputable ...

Do film sets insure their cars or simply buy in bulk?

Throughout the years, as an audience we have witnessed some remarkable and iconic cars to feature on the big screen. We’ve had the privilege of seeing the DeLorean in Back to the Future, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Knight Rider, the Mini Coopers in Italian Job and the Aston Martin DB5 made famous in the James Bond films. However, there is an interesting factor in regards to film and cars- what happens to them once they have been disposed of. Do the studios buy them in bulk or do the...

The Mummy Trailer: Peak

  Tom Cruise Universal's upcoming set of monster franchises is getting a lot of attention as the latest "connected universe" in Hollywood. Joining the ranks of Star Wars, Marvel, and even J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, it will be fit nicely into the modern cinematic trend. It's actually based on an older set of monster films that was arguably the first connected universe in cinema, but in a modern context it's the latest in a series of similar ideas. And it&#...



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