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ECU Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss

“Acting is not stupid, but it’s a very strange profession, honestly,” confessed Elisabeth Moss more than three years ago, when the last season of Mad Men was about to air. “My job is to get up, and get dressed in someone else’s clothes, and go and pretend that I’m someone else. Who does that?” It’s a funny observation, but if anything is certain, it’s that Moss is better at it than almost anyone. She’s a master of “pre...

Santa Fe will present a Tribute to Wes Studi

Iconic actor Wes Studi will be honored Sunday October 22nd at Violet Crown, followed by the New Mexican premiere of Hostiles directed by Scott Cooper starring Wes Studi, Christian Bale, and Rosamund Pike. Hostiles, shot in New Mexico takes place in 1892, legendary Army captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) undertakes one final mission before retirement: escort Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) – a dying Cheyenne war chief – and his family back to sacred tribal lands. After 20 years of...

Rosanna Arquette to receive Indie Star Award at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

        Rosanna Arquette, a renowned actress, will be the special guest at the upcoming 8th edition of the American Film Festival. A Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, this BAFTA awarded American film star is coming to Wroclaw to receive the Indie Star Award on October 24th at the Festival opening gala.    Rosanna Arquette was born to a family with seve...

2017 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Additional Tributes to Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola

2017 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Additional Tributes: Dustin Hoffman to Receive Actor Tribute and Sofia Coppola to Receive Director Tribute     Earlier this week we announced that two-time Academy Award® and six-time Golden Globe winning actor Dustin Hoffman will receive the Actor Tribute and Academy Award® nominated director Sofia Coppola will receive the Director Tribute at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards to be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street, ...

N. Scott Momaday to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

      Return to Rainy Mountain will have its premiere viewing during this year’s Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, on Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 pm at the Lensic Theater. ...

Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Lucrecia Martel and Eva Vila present their new films at the Seville Festival,

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  After the success of his first feature film 10,000 KM, the film which won at the Festival of Spanish Cinema in Malaga and was one of the most acclaimed first films in recent Spanish cinema, Carlos Marqués-Marcet is opening his long awaited second film Anchor and Hope at the Seville Festival. Starring Geraldine Chaplin (Talk to Her, Raise Ravens), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, Taboo, Black Mirror, Avatar 2), Natalia Tena (10,000KM, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and David Verdague...

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term. IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), who was elected for a second term.  Joining him are Andrew Kramer (Lionsgate), who was elected as General Vice Chairperson, and Cl...

Over 700 guests expected at Industry@Tallinn 27 November until 1 December, 2017

  Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the pro platform of Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Event teams that offers one of the fastest growing audiovisual industry meetings in Northern Europe with more than 700 attending guests in 2016. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event take place on 27 November until 1 December, 2017. Details available on: industrytallinn.com   This year, the Industry has launched a series of new events in connection with creative industrie...

The team behind the Film Fest 919

RANDI EMERMAN FOUNDER, CEO Randi Emerman has been involved in many aspects of the film industry for over 29 years. Her multi-faceted career spans marketing, production, theatrical exhibition and distribution. Randi’s well-rounded base of expertise has provided her with connections inside the industry that are second to none. With a “make it happen” philosophy, Emerman is known as a powerhouse for bringing talents together, while developing operational structure and partners...

Film Fest 919 Chapel Hill: A new Fest comes to town with veteran fest players Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall.

FILM FEST 919 TO UNVEIL IN 2018 AT THE HELM OF RANDI EMERMAN, CAROL MARSHALL  AND CLAUDIA PUIG     The 1st Annual Film Fest 919 will premiere in Chapel Hill, North Carolina next year, October 2018, it was announced today by Founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall.  Programmed by Claudia Puig, former USA Today movie critic, current NPR film critic and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the festival will showcase award-winning feature films...

Strike Media’s Keir Waller Shortlisted for Rising Star at Screen Awards 2017

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Strike Media are pleased to announce that their Account Manager, Keir Waller, has been Shortlisted for the Screen Awards 2017 ‘Rising Star’ Award. Keir joins a number of candidates, with the winner being announced at The Screen Awards 2017 on 30th November.   Screen Awards describe the Rising Star Award as recognising "…the rising stars in the world of distribution, marketing, publicity or exhibition, talented executives who will rise to the top of t...

Joan Kron's TAKE MY NOSE...PLEASE! is Kinda Fonda Plastic Surgery

Intro by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a film comes along that is so unusual you have to sit up and take note. Such is the case with TAKE MY NOSE... PLEASE! It's a debut documentary by Joan Kron, an 89-years-young journalist and comedian who took up filmmaking in her mid-80's. It opens Oct. 6 at Village East in NY and Oct. 13 at Laemmle Santa Monica. I've picked up the interview below from Screenmancer.tv for you, and you'll notice they discuss the Ja...

Anne Fontaine to preside the International Jury of the 10th CinEast festival Luxembourg

  The complete programme as well as the films in competition, jury members and events highlights of the 10th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg), held from 5 to 22 October 2017, can now be found on the festival’s website www.cineast.lu. The complete programme can be downloaded here.   The 8 films in the official competition of CinEast 2017 are: 3/4 by Ilian Metev, Birds Are Singing In Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof ...

John Bailey elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 8) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee) Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach C...

Honorary Awards to Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland and Agnès Varda

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. "This year’s Governors Awards r...

Academy Announces 2017-18 FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

 The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support emerging and mid–career filmmakers of all ages, and will provide unique opportunities for enrichment and engagement with the cinematic community and its artists," said Buffy S...

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Jury members in San Sebasatian

        The Official Selection Jury will be presided over by the North American actor, director, producer and writer John Malkovich. He will be accompanied in the deliberations to decide the Golden Shell by the Argentine actor Dolores Fonzi, the British director William Oldroyd, who presented Lady Macbeth at the Festival last year, the Spanish actress Emma Suárez, the Italian producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro, th...

Ondrej Kamenicky appointed new director of One World festival.

  From September 2017 Ondrej Kamenicky became a new director of One World festival. Ondrej has been with the festival since 2009, he was a coordinator of One World in the Regions and participated at launching of distribution platform Get Your Audience!. He is taking over from Hana Kulhankova who has been with the festival for 12 years and moved to a newly developed program Impact Academy - http://www.impactacademy.cz/. Contact for Ondrej Kamenicky is ondrej.kamenicky@on...

Zurich Fest will offer a Tribute to Director Rob Reiner

     The American director, actor and writer Rob Reiner will receive the 13th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to...Award at this year’s ZFF, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017. Reiner will be in Zurich to receive the prestigious award in person on Saturday September 30.   ZFF will host the World Premiere of his latest film SHOCK AND AWE, which screens on the same evening with cast member James Marsden also in attendance. As well as dir...

Introducing for the first time on the big screen:...

PROTAGONISTS OF ALDABRA 3D  Aldabra, the film, presents more than just a dramatic story of the atoll itself, but offers diverse and emotionally charged tales featuring our main characters. Thanks to 3D technology, Aldabra offers you a unique opportunity to witness the everyday existence of these unique creatures. Giant Tortoise as WISE ELVI   Sea Turtle as MAMMA TORI   Black tip Sharks as COASTGUARDS Robber Cra...

The team behind Aldabra 3D

FILM CREDITS Pierce Brosnan Narrator & Characters Voices     Robert Schneider Producer  Robert Schneider is the producer and principle investor in the Aldabra project.   Petr Keller Producer and author of the original idea Petr Keller is the producer. He first considered the idea to film a movie about Aldabra atoll as ...

Christoph Waltz is star guest at this year's Viennale

     The Viennale is pleased to announce one of the highlights of this year’s program. The festival, running from October 19 to November 2, 2017, is dedicating an extensive tribute to the actor and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Chosen together with Waltz, the selection of his films encompasses Hollywood successes such as INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009), CARNAGE (2011), and DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012), as well as older films that were produced in Germany and Austria. Th...

The 2017 Stockholm International Film festival will be dedicated to late actor Michael Nyqvist

The 28th edition of the Stockholm Film Festival will be dedicated to Michael Nyqvist - one of Sweden’s greatest and most beloved actors. During the Stockholm International Film Festival, Nyqvist’s artistic legacy will be acknowledged with minute of silence as well as a show reel with highlights from his career together with members of Michael Nyqvist’s foundation that was started shortly after his passing.  As a part of the dedication, Denmark's Oscar entry&...
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