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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Q&A with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris

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By Maria Esteves – April 5, 2016 The MOMS MAMARAZZI Special Presentation of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, directed by Kirk Jones and written by Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos was held in New York, Friday, March 18, 2016. Actress/writer Nia Vardalos (Toula) and actress Elena Kampouris (Paris, Toula's daughter) appeared for a Q&A session after the presentation moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions and discussions posed by The Moms...

Sonoma International Film Festival Celebrates 19th Edition

Sonoma, CA – The Sonoma International Film Festival celebrating the best in film, food, wine and spirits holds its 19th edition. The five day program took place Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 3. Considered one of the nation’s top destination film festivals, SIFF presents over 100 films shown at 6 venues, all within walking distance from Sonoma’s historic plaza -- dubbed SIFF VILLAGE -- in the heart of California Wine Country and hosted nearly 200 filmmakers from around ...

Sonoma International Film Festival Highlights Local Food, Wine, and Spirits

  Sonoma and Bay Area favorites provide prime eats and drinks at five-day film extravaganza   Sonoma, CA - The 19th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival is a prime destination for film aficionados not only for its commitment to daring, diverse storytelling and innovative, independent film, but also for its advantageous location in California’s Wine Country, long renowned for its culinary excellence and exceptional wines. The five-day film fest, held from March 30...

Jennifer Garner Attends The Moms Miracles From Heaven Presentation

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By Maria Esteves – April 2, 2016 THE MOMS Special Presentation of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, directed by Patricia Riggen was held at Hearst Tower, New York, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. A Q&A discussion immediately followed with American actress Jennifer Garner moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions posed to actress Garner by The Moms included: "How did you decide to do MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN? Does it make a difference to you jump...

Brian Knappenberger’s “Truth and Power"

Brian Knappenberger’s “Truth and Power” is a 10-part investigative docu-series narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal for Pivot, Participant Media’s Pivot television network. Truth and Power centers on the question, “What happens when private institutions and governments abuse their power and break the public trust Each half hour episode pulls the curtain b

Fashion Hong Kong RTW F/W 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 21, 2016 Fashion Hong Kong Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Friday, February 12, 2016. Presented by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the extraordinary designers who debut during New York Fashion Week were LOOM LOOP by Polly Ho, HARRISON WONG and HIDY N.G. Fashion Hong Hong collection is available at Splashlight Studios, New York. LOOM LOOP androgynous collection inspired by a Chinese legend...

Kids Rock Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2016 The 5th bi-annual KIDS ROCK! Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Presented by Haddad Brands, Rookie USA Presents KIDS ROCK! collection showcased the best in American children sportswear from top brands. From Levi’s slim denim jeans (510, 511), leggings and graphic tees; to Converse Chuck Taylor all-star canvas/leather sneakers, rubber rain boots, knit woven full-zip hoodie...

Nicholas K Fall/Winter 2016 RTW Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 15, 2016 The NICHOLAS K Fall/Winter 2016 ARCOSANTI ready-to-wear runway show was held during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Inspired by founder and visionary urban architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), the family design duo Arcosanti combined urban chic and military style collection included silk gowns and dresses tied at the waist; knitted dresses; wool coats, leather jackets, military trench coat...

Tara Mateik and Michelle Parkerson Attends Flaherty NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2016 The Flaherty NYC Winter/Spring 2016 (FNYCWS16) Queer Transitions was held at Anthology Film Archives, New York, Tuesday, February 2, 7:00PM. In collaboration with The New School; co-presented by Women Make Movies; programmed by Lana Lin, associate professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; and Cauleen Smith, professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts; the six documentary shorts presentation included Michelle Parkerson’s Storme: Lady of t...

Garden Collage x Palm Springs International Film Festival Party.

Photo Credit - Getty Images for PSIFF   Over the weekend Garden Collage partnered with the Palm Springs International Film Festival for a very special party on January 9th at SnapShot Studios, which celebrated the garden through various creative perspectives. To honor the beauty of nature through the lens of film, GC hosted an afterparty for 50 Days In The Desert-- an all-access, drama-filled film about the making of The White Knights-- as well as The Vi...

Garden Collage x Palm Springs International Film Festival Party.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - CEO of Garden Collage Daisy Helman and director Xavier Seron attend The Garden Collage Party at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 9, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for PSIFF)

Garden Collage x Palm Springs International Film Festival Party.

Garden Collage x Palm Springs International Film Festival Party. Photo by Dre Naylor

Student Screening Day PSIFF 2016 to Screen Narrative Feature "JEREMY" & Doc "SALAM NEIGHBOR"

About "JEREMY":  Life isn’t easy for an eight-year-old genius. When sweet and highly precocious misfit Jeremy (a terrific turn by newcomer Martín Castro) is revealed to have an IQ of 160, he quickly discovers that with extraordinary gifts come unexpected obstacles: the pressure to map out his life’s path; fitting in with his loving but clueless (and impoverished) family; and being groomed by an unscrupulous academic, for instance. Yet his biggest challenge...

Color Me Rich: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’

Color Me Rich: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’ Mohan Deep Chandiramani, who never uses his last name, was in college during my time, only he was 3-4 years my senior. I do not recall meeting him then. We met some ten years after I had finished college, and both of us had become freelance journalists. I did not know even then that he was also a poet, short-story writer, novelist and playwright, both in Sindhi and English. Whereas I confined myself to writing mainly about the arts, he of...

DHEEPAN Screens @ 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

DHEEPAN is screening @ the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival from January 1-11, 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.psfilmfest.org/ Every year, Cannes Film Festival movie-goers try to predict what the Palm d'Or winner will be. There are always the audience favorites and big buzz films; but more often than not, it's the film least expected to win that rises to the top taking home the highly besought golden palm. This year, that film was DHEEPAN by reno...

Sun Valley Film Festival Film Lab to Feature New WIP Film Competition

Sun Valley, ID- One of the Sun Valley Film Festival’s (SVFF) signature programs, The Film Lab, sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will offer up some new twists this year including a special competition for WIP (work in progress) films during the SVFF, March 2-6, 2016.   Trevor Groth, the highly respected Director of Programming for Sundance Film Festival, will serve as host and curator of the two films that will be screened in The Film Lab in their final post-prod...

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Screens "PAPA"

From the film Papa director Bob Yari along with actors Adrian Sparks and Mariel Hemingway to attend. Papa follows journalist Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) on his adventure to Cuba in 1959, on a mission to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Hidden away at a private estate with his wife Mary (Joely Richardson), the elusive author mentors young Myers in fishing, drinking and finding his voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil all around them. In this turbu...

Tim Roth To Attend Q&A for "600 Miles" & "Chronic" @ 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

  CHRONIC Home hospice-care nurse David Wilson (Tim Roth) tends to his patients with a cold, dedicated proficiency that betrays a desperate inner life. Yearning for connection, he absorbs elements of his patients’ lives as his own, recklessly blurring the line between personal and professional, and holding at bay a devastating secret that threatens to unravel with the appearance of a mysterious young woman.  Acclaimed writer/director Michel Franco follows up his...

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Screens "Hello, My Name Is Doris"

  From the film "Hello, My Name is Doris" director Michael Showater along with actors Max Greenfield and Sally Field attend. With her lead role in this engaging new comedy, two-time Oscar® winner Sally Fields shows exactly why she’s been one of the most beloved and respected actresses in American film for over four decades. Doris has devoted her entire adult life to her mother, living with her in their clutter-filled Staten Island home. Now that her mom has passed...

Denton Black Film Festival Presents Complementary 50 Shades of Black Video Series

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 Denton Black Film Festival presents 50 Shades of Black- Video Series   DENTON TX. The 2016 Denton Black Film Festival presents 50 Shades of Black - a video series campaign. The concept is simple. 50 videos. 50 people. 1 goal : Tell the stories of everyday black people. In a media landscape where the stories of people of color are rare or misguiding, the series sets out to tell the stories of black people within the Dallas-Fort Worth community - in their own words.  &n...

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Premieres "SEARCHDOG."

  From the film "Searchdog" director Mary Healy Jamiel along with film subject Matt Zarrella and rescue dogs Buster, Pivot, Myka, and Ruby to attend. Synopsis: “I have always felt that dogs had a higher purpose on this earth, and it was up to the humans to make that happen,” says Matthew Zarrella, an internationally renowned K9 Search and Rescue Specialist, Rhode Island State police sergeant and unofficial “dog whisperer.” As a youth, Zarella strugg...

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Premieres "Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age."

  Synopsis: Theater lovers rejoice. Rick McKay, award-winning filmmaker and Broadway documentarian, returns with his long awaited, star-studded sequel to the beloved Broadway: the Golden Age. From the 1959 Broadway debut of Carol Burnett in Once Upon a Mattress to the groundbreaking production of Raisin in the Sun to the legendary 3,389th performance of A Chorus Line, McKay’s encyclopedic love letter takes us behind the scenes of many of the great plays and musicals that defined...

Oscar-Shortlisted Foreign Filmmakers In Conversation @ 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival

  Scott Feinberg   Scott Feinberg, Awards analyst for the Hollywood Reporter, joined a number of the directors of this year’s leading candidates for the Foreign Language Oscar race in what was an illuminating discussion encompassing their films, what drives them thematically and creatively and the concurrent blessing and curse that comes with being the subject of “Oscar buzz.”   Directors in attendance included: Jaco Van Dormael (The Brand N...

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Screens “GRANDMA”

From the film "Grandma", actress Lily Tomlin attended Q&A discussion moderated by Variety’s Jenelle Riley. Synopsis: Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. DIRECTOR:&...

VARIETY HONORS WILL SMITH

Honorees Will Smith (Concussion) received the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award presented by Dr. Bennet Omalu
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