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Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from f Boyz'n The Hood with the suggestion to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprise, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films over the years for Sony, Fox and UGC. I asked Anne Lara our publicist to identify one journali...

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            Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Fe...

Films by Weiner and Oppenheimer Complete the Berlinale Special 2015 Programme

Films by Berlinale jury members Matthew Weiner and Joshua Oppenheimer will complete the selection for Berlinale Special.   The comedy Are You Here starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler will screen in Berlinale Special. Director/Screenwriter  Matthew Weiner is the creator of the award-winning television series Mad Men and a member of this year's International Jury.   After receiving a Panorama Audience Award in 2013 for his Oscar-nominated documentary...

Digital Cinema at the 2015 Berlinale

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Concurrent with cinema technology developments in recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival has been bringing its facilities up to the newest digital standards. The digital proportion of the approximately 2,500 film screenings will again be over 95 percent this year. The majority of festival screenings will be DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages). Seven companies - Colt Technology Services, Rohde & Schwarz DVS, Arri, Dolby, Barco, Highlands Technologies Solutions and Aspera, an IBM comp...

Berlinale 2015: Serial Formats for the Public and Professionals / Premieres of New Drama Series

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In recent years, serial formats have evolved quite impressively and won the favour of audiences around the globe. Story development and production conditions for these series are no longer in any way inferior to those for classic film productions. Indeed, serial narratives have become an essential component of audiovisual culture. The serial market is booming and drama series are now an especially popular genre. This year, the Berlinale is giving this narrative form more scope and attention in ...

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK A film by Brett Morgen

  KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews fr...

Magnolia Pictures pick up world rights on Tangerine

"Tangerine," Sean Baker’s film produced by the Duplass Brothers and Through Films, has been one of the most critically acclaimed and groundbreaking films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.   PARK CITY, UT (January 27, 2015) – Magnolia Pictures announced today that the company is acquiring worldwide distribution rights to TANGERINE, which has been one of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia has acquired the film for a traditional...

70 years ago Auschwitz was freed. Let us remember with this video

Following the Future of Film Festivals Forum in Katowice, on my way to Krakow I stopped at Auschitz "museum". . We are Charlie, we are jews...These memories will last. The sky is crying.. Of course this is not a toursistic attraction, despite all the buses in the parking lot and the million visitors each year, and the visitors are very silent, dignity, ...against barbary 75 years ago. Some people I know, in Germany, make it a duty to go there each year. ...

Sundance premiere of CITY OF GOLD in the Documentary Competition

  CITY OF GOLD Premiere in Documentary Competition at 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Confirmed attendees : CITY OF GOLD Director Laura Gabbert (NO   IMPACT MAN: THE DOCUMENTARY, SUNSET STORY), Pulitzer Prize Winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza, Wesley  Avila of Guerilla Tacos, and Minh Phan of 'Porridge and Puffs' in Hollywood,  all restaurants featured in the film. CITY OF GO...

Sundance World premiere of TIG Documentary about Standup Comedian's Year of Putting her Life Back Together

  Co-Directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York  (TIG 2015 Sundance Film Festival - U.S. Documentary Section)   Kristina Goolsby Attending talent AT THE WORLD PREMIERE were :Stephanie Allynne, Bret Mckenzie, Jemaine Clement, Gregg Turkington  "Good evening, I have cancer," comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in 2012 during a set at a comedy club in Los Angeles. "Everyone having a good time? I have cancer." In just 30 minutes, Notaro used he...

Chad Gracias's Russian Woodpecker, Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary Receives New Poster

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER        Fedor Alexandrovich is a radioactive man. He was four years old in 1986, when he was exposed to the toxic effects of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and forced to leave his home. Now 33, he is an artist in Ukraine, with radioactive strontium in his bones and a singular obsession with the earth-changing catastrophe - why did it actually happen? Was there more to the story than the Soviet government let on? And, most importantl...

PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  Written & Directed by: Jim Strouse (Grace is Gone)   Starring: Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”), Regina Hall (The Best Man series, Think Link a Man series), Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show” Correspondent, “Girls”), Michael Chernus (“Orange is the New Black,” Captain Phillips), Stephanie Allynne (“Comedy Bang! Bang!” “Ma...

World premiere of HOT GIRLS WANTED in Sundance

world premiere of HOT GIRLS WANTED, which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition. Red carpet begins at 2:15 PM at Temple Theatre. Directed by the filmmaking team Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus (Sexy Baby), both former Miami Herald journalists, HOT GIRLS WANTED is one of the most anticipated documentaries at this year’s festival. Hot Girls Wanted is a first-ever look at the realities of the professional “amateur” p...

CNN Films to Launch Short Films Strand with THE 414S: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS

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  Film Acquired as 2015 Sundance Film Festival opens, THE 414S: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS will debut as CNN FILMS short film series in partnership with CNN Digital Studios online   CNN Films announced today a new series of short films representing a collaboration between CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios.  CNN Films makes the announcement concurrently with an acquisition of THE 414s  which will have its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, continuing the m...

World Premiere of THE HUNTING GROUND – Film in the Documentary Premieres Category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Writer/Director Kirby Dick, Producer Amy Ziering, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, and additional guests from the film From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.  Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice &...

Exclusive FIRST LOOK of Brett Morgen’s highly anticipated documentary, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

First look image from Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group & HBO Documentary Films’ COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK (please note that this is the international title). This first ever, fully-authorized doc feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, written word, and never-before-seen home movies, with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Produced by Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group...

THE WOLFPACK Crystal Moselle's Fascinating Documentary Receives New Poster

The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed "the Wolfpack," they're all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, have no acquaintances outside their family and have practically never left their home.   All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For ye...

James Ransone brings TANGERINE to Sundance, a film by Sean Baker

A Film by Sean Baker In TANGERINE, James Ransone plays Chester, a pimp who may or may not have cuckolded his girlfriend, working girl Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez). Ransone's performance is punctuated by a deft comic timing and is so incredibly believable -- you would think that Sean Baker discovered him in off the streets in a casting all if, you know, he didn't have quite the impressive roster of acting credits. Ransone has graced the small screen with featured roles in HBO'...

Soul Captain Films had a special Park City screening of charlie

No one ever listened to charlie, until he stopped talking. 'charlie' is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It's Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family who take him in as their own. Charlie's silence acts as a mirror for the Sanderson family who discovers what bravery, compassion, and accepting one's self are all about. Starring Shawn Ryan (Bones), Jim O' Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MA...

Catch 14 New Films Through Sundance Institute's #ArtistServices Program

Fourteen Independent Films Made Digital Debut Today during Sundance on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and VUDU   Films Include Sundance Film Festival and Institute Titles and Others from Austin Film Society, Cinereach, IFP and the San Francisco Film Society Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, January 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program.&nb...

Sundance 2015 | NEXT screens Matt Sobel's TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

SYNOPSIS A Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a Californian teenager. If Ryder (Logan Miller, THE BLING RING) had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to show his conservative relatives his true colors, the bigger the scene the better. For his mother’s sake however, Ryder agrees to keep quiet, save parading around the picnic in his most audacious pair of short-shorts. Ryder’s antics raise dubious eyebrows from his hardened cowboy relatives...

Dope has its World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festiva

Written and Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar)    Starring:
 Shameik Moore (Cartoon Network’s “Incredible Crew”), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Amazon’s “Transparent”, MTV’s “Eye Candy), Kimberly Elise (VH1’s “Hit the Floor”, For Colored Girls), Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12), Blake Anderson (Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”), Zoe ...

First Look! Sundance Film DIGGING FOR FIRE Starring Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt

Joe Swanberg's new feature film DIGGING FOR FIRE starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia.    Premiere - Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE (Acquisition Title / Domestic and International Sales: Alicia Van Couvering)   The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. DIGGING FOR FIRE is directed by Joe Swanberg, co-written by Jak...

Fantasporto 2015 Full Program

    Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal, over the Douro River and “Best European Destination” 2013 and 2014, welcomes the 35th edition of Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival., one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. More than 10 days dedicated to celebrate the film industry and where producers, directors , actors, other film professionals and a great number of film fans are welcomed to a program with all genres, with shorts and features, but ...
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