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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...

Gia Coppola’s “ Palo Alto”, to open Fingal Film Festival 26th – 28th September 2014

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Following a hectic year planning this year’s festival programme, Fingal Film Festival are delighted to announce the opening film will be the Irish premiere of “Palo Alto” from debut writer-director Gia Copolla, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts with thanks to Metrodome Distribution.   Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner...

Canadian Film "Sound Of Tears" had its World Premiere @ The Montreal World Film Festival

SOUND OF TEARS 2014, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Dorothy A. Atabong Screenwriter : Dorothy A. Atabong Cinematographer : Joel Kim Editor : Charles Ross Cast : Albert Williams, Dorothy A. Atabong, Edsson Morales Music : Coline Laroche de Feline, Dobet Gnahoré Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Dorothy A. Atabong, Ayinke Films, soundoftearsfilm@gmail.com    ...

Québec Film "FOR THE LOVE OF POE" has its world premiere in Montreal

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The feature-film will be presented in two distinct original versions: English and French, a rare event.   FOR THE LOVE OF POE, produced written, directed and starring Nils Oliveto, will be presented in world premiere at the Montreal World Films Festival (MWFF) on August 30 at 18h45.   The film, screened separately in a French original version (''Pour l'Amour de Poe'') and also in an English original version, will turn out to be a rare event at the MWFF for a fea...

Golden Boy - Un Ragazzo d'Oro has its world premiere in Montreal Pupi Avati in attendance

Written and directed by Pupi Avati with cinematography by Blasco Giurato, edited by Luigi Capalbo; starring Riccardo Scarmacio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli; music by Raphael Gualazzi Synopsis When Davide's father, a maker of B movies, dies in a car accident, he is said to have left behind an unpublished autobiography. Unable to find the book, Davide decides to write his own.    Director Born in Bologna, Italy in 1938, Pupi Avati j...

CDFF Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Bring the Strange & Unusual to Ottawa Screens!

  What is Behind the Cellar Door...   Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to be Ottawa's first showcase of speculative cinema while celebrating the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlighting the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural.   But we need your help.       What We Need & What You Get Festivals like this rely on the generosity of people like you.  ...

London BFI will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY

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  Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt, centre) and his men Boyd Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trini Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures' FURY   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY on Sunday 19 October at the Odeon Leicester Squ...

Director Issac Feder’s newest feature film makes its debut at the Portland Film Festival.

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“Sex Ed” World Premiere Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Attending the premiere: Issac Feder (Dir.), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay it Forward), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove, Aftershock), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live, How I Met your Mother), Chris Williams (Dodgeball, The Joneses), and additional guests to be announced.   Portland, Oregon (August 14, 2014)- Sex Ed, the first feature film directed by Isaac Feder will be making its world premiere as one of the opening...

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the London BFI Sonic Gala

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  The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to reveal that BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the Sonic Gala at this year’s Festival. Björk will attend the UK premiere with directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton on Thursday 9 October at the Odeon West End.   BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film by Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio) and editor Nick Fenton (The Selfish Giant,...

38th edition of the MWFF The Cinema Under the Stars will be showing free movies!

The Montreal World Film Festival Cinema Under the Stars program will be back this year with twelve nights of free outdoor movie screenings. Beginning August 21 and running nightly at 8 :30 pm through Labour Day, September 1, the Festival will show a wide selection of popular movies on the esplanade of the Place des Arts. Pick your places… first come first serve!   Thursday, August 21th LA VIE EN ROSE, France 2007, French, Olivier Dahan. Biopic of French singing icon Edit...

Words with Gods to screen at Los Cabos Fest

Los Cabos International Film Festival offers a great number of International Premieres and creates a cultural space that allows the industry to exchange ideas and new projects.    "Words with Gods" will be presented at the Festival Third Edition Galas Program on Friday, November 14th.    The film will have its North America Premiere&nb...

Revolution to screen at the Inverness Film Festival

http://www.invernessfilmfestival.com The festival is taking place late september over two small islands - Lewis/Harris and Uist  ...

6th Annual TASTE AWARDS Promo Trailer

Trailer for the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood    

Nas: Time Is Illmatic in Theaters October 2014

By Maria Esteves – August 17, 2014 The North American theatrical release of NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC music documentary, about the life of prophetic American hip hop recording artist Nas (Nasir Jones), directed by multimedia artist One9 followed by Nas Fall 2014 Tour of Illmatic’s (1994) 20th Anniversary begins Wednesday, October 1, in New York. NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC, a Tribeca Film, premiered at 13th Tribeca Film Festival opening night is available on Video on Demand and iTunes, Frid...

Revolution selected at the Lunenburg Doc Fest in Canada

Lunenburg Doc Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing documentary films that entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of Lunenburg citizens and visitors. Such a lovely town Line up announced soon on http://www.lunenburgdocfest.com/schedule/     ...

Film Review: The Giver

By Maria Esteves – August 14, 2014 The World Premiere of THE GIVER, directed by Phillip Noyce followed by a live performance of the theme song “Ordinary Human,” by OneRepublic was held at the Ziegfeld Theater, New York, Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:00pm. Presented by The Weinstein Company, the premiere red carpet arrivals included cast members Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Meryl Streep, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift, and invited guests. THE GIVER is...

Two Genocide films in Focus at Venice 71

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By Alex Deleon   ISRAELI Director Amos GITAI is noted for making thought provolking Films  Both the German genocide of Jews in World War II and the heinous genocide  of the Armenians in Turkey during World War I will be represented in new films by  top international  filmmakers at the upcoming 71st Venice Film Festival. Ace Israeli film director Amis GITAI (63) will present "TSILI" a feature film based on a novel written in Hebrew but shot completely in Yid...

Revolution is selected at Baikal International Festival of documentary and popular-science films People and Environment

This year, the festival takes place from September 25th until September 29th in Irkutsk,  Siberia, near the Lake Baikal, that is the deepest and among the cleanest and the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lake was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Baikal International Festival of documentary and popular-science films «People and Environment» is conceived by the organizers as a platform to make people think about inter-relations bet...

Revolution selected at the Guam International Film Festival sep 23 -28, 2014

  GIFF Site | GIFF Facebook GIFF Twitter | GIFF YouTube Hafa Adai and Welcome! The Guam International Film Festival proudly presents an international cinema event exhibiting a dynamic source of cross-cultural artistic presence, bridging gaps among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific’s multi-cultural population and region. GIFF is the first and only annual U.S. film festival in the western pacific. Building upon its growing success with an abundance of creative t...

“Get on Up”

Lots of loss, and a whole lot of soul. “I paid the cost to be the boss.” ~ James Brown The James Brown biopic starts off when a 55 year old James Brown reacts negatively to a tragic event that just took place in his life and storms into an insurance meeting. It is not until the end of the film that you piece the timeline of events together to understand why and how he behaved the way he did. Next the film turns back to 1968 with James Brown and his entourage on a mili...

CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' August 15!

CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' Here come the ghouls! The Cellar Door Film Festival wants Ottawa filmgoers to be on high alert! Westboro will be crawling with zombies when CDFF hosts an outdoor screening of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead in Lion’s Park on August 15th. The event is just a short zombiewalk away from Westboro Station, so please come see the film that started the whole craze of the walking dea...

The Hundred-Foot Journey, Review: Worth going far to watch

The Hundred-Foot Journey: Worth going far to watch Riots, destruction of  his restaurant, and his wife (Juhi Chawla)’s death push Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and his four children out of India. The family moves to London, eventually settling in a quaint village in France. The village is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant. And so, the Maison (house) Mumbai is born. The cold and stiff chef-proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a M...

Fifty films make up the retrospective "Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe"

Fifty films make up the retrospective "Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe"   Images in high resolution  Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe is the title of the retrospective to be screened at this year's 62nd San Sebastian Festival, a look at movies produced since 2000 in the countries that lived under Soviet influence post-World War II. A cycle to discover the creative wealth of these film industries and the new talents to have emerged i...
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