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Sundance: IFC Takes North American Rights to Michael Winterbottom's "Look of Love"

By Liza Foreman   IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom’s Sundance film "Look of Love" from Studiocanal. The film, with a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, stars Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, and Tamsin Egerton and was produced by Melissa Parmenter. Andrew Eaton, Jenny Borgars, Katherine Butler, Norman Merry, Danny Perkins, and Piers Wenger executive produced the project. Film premiered here this week. S...

Oscar Nominee "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Goes Back on Release

By Liza Foreman Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced Wednesday that the company will re-release director Benh Zeitlin’s Academy-Award nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in select cities for a special return engagement on Friday, January 18. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director, the film’s return to theatres marks the one-year anniversary of its...

'The Invisible War': How to Get an Oscar Nom on 30 Screens

By Liza Foreman As conventional wisdom would have it, for a film to even get an Oscar nomination, it would first have to make at least $5 million to $10 million at the box office and be released on three-hundred-plus screens. Remember all of those lavish campaigns by Oscar kingpin Harvey Weinstein? Well, how things have changed. Consider “The Invisible War,” the first acquisition for the digital powerhouse Cinedigm, which was nominated earlier this week for an Academy Award in th...

New Exhibition "Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend" Shows Career and Wardrobe Highlights

  By Liza Foreman Loretta Young was considered to be one of the most fashionable stars of her time.  “Glamour is something you can’t bear to be without once you are used to it,” she once said. And then: "Every best-dressed woman keeps some of her gowns for years. She's learned that fashion-wisdom is compounded of knowledge, taste, confidence and poise." Now on display at The Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles is a selection from her wardrobe, including...

Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse" Feature Postponed Indefinitely

By Liza Foreman The Brits may love Steven Spielberg enough to give his latest film “Lincoln” ten nominations on Tuesday for the 2012 BAFTA awards. But the question is for how long? Confirming ongoing doubts that Spielberg would really make his sci-fi film “Robopocalypse” over lingering script issues, it was confirmed on Wednesday that the film has been postponed indefinitely. As per employees, preparation was already underway for the film to shoot at the Leavesden St...

Robin Williams Signs on for Marriage Drama "Boulevard"

By Liza Foreman Robin Williams is set to star in Dito Montiel’s (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) “Boulevard,” the producers announced on Wednesday. Camellia Entertainment is in pre-production on the feature film, which is an intimate drama about marriage and lies. Williams will play Nolan Mack, a devoted husband in a marriage of convenience until a run-in with a guarded young man forces Nolan to come to terms with his own secrets. Up-and-coming actor...

Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen Round Out McG's "Untitled Thriller" Cast

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  Amber Heard (The Rum Diary, Paranoia), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) have signed on for EuropaCorp and Relativity Media's "Untitled Thriller" project, starring  Kevin Costner (The Bodyguard, Dances With Wolves, Open Range). McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) directs the  action tale from a screenplay by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter) and Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love). The film is currently in production ...

Chris Coy Joins Ashley Greene in "Random"

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  EXCLUSIVE: Chris Coy has joined the cast of "Random," starring alongside "Twilight" star Ashley Greene.  Coy will play the charatcer of Leader, the brains behind a group of rogue criminals who terrorize a lone college student at a New England college over Thanksgiving break. Oliver Blackburn is directing. Coy was most recently seen as L.P. Everett on the HBO drama series “Treme”.  He will return for the series final season later this year.&...

Lindsay Lohan Starrer "Inappropriate Comedy" Sets March 2013 Release Date

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By Liza Foreman   Freestyle Releasing has set March 22, 2013 for a North American theatrical release of the sketch comedy film “Inappropriate Comedy,” directed by Vince Offer (of “ShamWow!” fame) and written by Offer, Ari Shaffir and Ken Pringle.  The film is a no-holds barred sketch movie starring Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody as “Flirty Harry,” a tough, no nonsense cop with a soft middle and a flair for fashion; Rob Schneider in a dual rol...

USA Network Promotes Michael Sluchan

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  By Liza Foreman USA Network has promoted Michael Sluchan to senior vice president, original scripted programming, it was announced on Monday by Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president, original scripted programming. “Michael is a truly talented executive with vast relationships in the creative community and an incredible ability to nurture the types of writers and producers we love to work with,” McGoldrick said. Sluchan’s responsibilities include overseeing the pr...

Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney

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  Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney     Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia...   A number of well known Sydney based celebrities braved the rain tonight to appear at the popular and luxurious Blue Beat nightclub at posh Double Bay.   Celebs in attendance included Hilltop Hoods, Boy and Bear, Brian McFadden, Tim Hart and Rick...

Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia

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  Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia Performing artist Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia; Myer City store...   This afternoon hundreds of people turned up at Myer Sydney to get a close up look at red hot celebrity and performing artist Nicki Minaj.   As you might expect, media buzz and security was at an all time high, as everyone jockeyed for the best position to catch a glimpse of the mega star. &nbs...

Sunscreen Film Festival Podcast 14, the Halloween Episode

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 Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 14, Halloween Episode.  Discussion includes, Universal Horror Films; Wolfman, The Mummy, Coffin Joe, Zombie Smurfs, Charlie Brown and More! watch here http://youtu.be/rNUpS_4NhDo    Contact Sunscreen at info@sunscreenfilmfestival.com www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com   Music by Kevin MacCloud   The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization....

The Professional Idiot - Official Film Trailer - 2012

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g3TkkNG5yk

The Professional Idiot - Official Film Trailer - 2012

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g3TkkNG5yk

Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries

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 Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries   Sunscreen signs distribution deal that enables it to distribute films all over the world.   (TAMPA BAY, Fla.,) October 10, 2012- The Sunscreen Film Festival has made another step in further establishing itself as an internationally renowned event. Sunscreen has signed a deal to distribute films on Viaway; an on demand Video, TV and Radio platform.   Viaway http://www.viaway.com/ Video, TV and Radio ente...

How To Deal With The Stress Of Finding A Talent Agent

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By: Stan Popovich Stress and anxiety are very common when finding a talent agent. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage the daily stresses and anxieties of finding a talent agent.   First, get all of the facts and necessary information to make the right decision of finding the right talent agent. Find out the necessary facts of the situation and study all relevant information. This is important because you do not want to miss critical information ...

6 Tips For Balancing Fame & Your Relationships

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BY: Stan Popovich Many celebrities sometimes have a difficult time managing fame and relationships. Here are some suggestions on how to not let fame get the best of you.   1. People don't control their own fame. A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over his or her popularity. Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled.   2. Always remember your values. Your friends and family will be with you for your entire life while your fame may only...

Do Not Let Fame Change You When You Are A Celebrity

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By:  Stan Popovich Many celebrities sometimes have a difficult time in coping with their fame and popularity. Here are some suggestions on how to not let fame get the best of you. A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over their popularity.  Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled. Always remember your values.  Your values will be with you for your entire life while your fame lasts for a short time.  Do what is right and ...

How Celebs Can Overcome Embarrassing Media Reports

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  By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities and entertainers sometimes have to deal with embarrassing media reports which can cause a lot of problems. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with these kinds of media reports. 1. Determine A Strategy Beforehand Chances are that if you’re a celebrity you will have to deal with some kind of media report in your career. Don’t wait until something happens. Plan ahead of time so that when something does happen you will know what to d...

6 Tips On How Celebrities Can Maintain Their Privacy

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 By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities have a difficult time maintaining their privacy. Here are a few suggestions on how celebrities can manage their private life and deal with the media.   1.  Monitor Your Fame and Adjust Accordingly The first step a celebrity can do is to monitor their fame. If a celebrity becomes a house hold name then he or she should expect the kind of media exposure that is coming their way. If a famous person isn’t always in the news, he or she can ...

5 Tips On How Celebrities And Others Can Benefit From Rehab

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By: Stan Popovich Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them.  Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues. Here are some tips on what a person can do when they go to rehab.   1.  Accept That You Have A Problem The first step a person needs to do when they go to rehab is to admit they have a problem.  Once a person a...

6 Tips On How Celebs Can Deal With Loneliness

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  By: Stan Popovich Some celebrities  and other people deal with loneliness when they are not in the spotlight. Here is a short list of techniques that a celebrity can use so that the fear of being alone doesn’t become a major issue in their lives.   1.Find An Activity Find an activity that you enjoy and where you can meet a lot of people. Doing something that you like to do will make you happy and will increase your chances of making friends.   2.Spend Time With...

Cinesonika 3: The Third International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design

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CINESONIKA 3: The Third International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design Deadline: Nov. 15th 2012 €15 entry fee University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry The third annual festival will showcase international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship. We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, animation, expe...
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