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Lucasfilm Ltd. Is Not Just About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe, Disney to release a new animated feature called Strange Magic

Disney announces that the production company will release a new animated feature called Strange Magic on January 23rd, 2015, with an original story by George Lucas and directed by Gary Rydstrom.  Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful...

AFM Day 7 – Distribution Conference (November 11, 2014) Video on Demand Session

John Sloss, and from left, Paul Davidson, Alex Fragen, Nolan Gallagher and Doug Sylvester attend the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) Distribution Conference at the Fairmont Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for IFTA/AP Images)Closing this year’s AFM CONFERENCE SERIES, market attendees were invited to the Fairmont Hotel for a final session on Distribution. The first panel “Video on Demand: 2015” was moder...

KIX to Air Top Pinoy MMA Promotion Pacific Xtreme Combat Across Asia

KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment in Asia, announced today that it will be the exclusive regional pay TV broadcaster for Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC), the top Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. KIX will broadcast PXC across Asia on more than 23 pay TV platforms in 7 countries. KIX will air the latest PXC event starting in December.   “KIX and PXC are a perfect match. KIX showcases the best MMA events from around the world so it is an ideal platfor...

SEEDS OF HOPE: Special screening at United Nations hosted by the UN Representative office for Prevention of Sexual Violence

Masika in SEEDS OF HOPE   -        Seeds of Hope tells the extraordinary story of Masika and her journey to help women and children who have experienced sexual violence in conflict in eastern Congo.   -        Award-winning filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies takes us to ‘the most dangerous place in the world for women’ – the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – in her film Seeds of Hope....

Schamus will make his directorial debut with his adaptation of Philip Roth’s best-selling novel “Indignation.”

  Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman To Produce James Schamus and Anthony Bregman announced today that Schamus will make his directorial debut with his adaptation of Philip Roth’s best-selling novel “Indignation.”  Likely Story is attached, with Bregman and Schamus producing.  Avy Eschenasy and Stefanie Azpiazu will serve as executive producers for Likely Story. The film is set to shoot Summer 2015 in New York. Set in 1951, INDIGNATION is the...

10 Animated Shorts advance in Oscar Race

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School) “Coda,” Alan Holly, ...

2014 PROGRAM (ENGLISH)

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FILMS   Lunchbox   (Fiction) Dir. Ritech Batra. Starring: Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddique, Denzil Smith Baharati Achrekar, Nakeul Vaid. Music: Max Richter. Cinematography: Michael Simmonds. Editing: John F. Lyons Production: Shruti Latif India 2013. Distribution: National Film. synopsis: Recognized in the Critics' Week at Cannes (2013), reflecting the culture initiated through its cuisine. In Mumbai, every day, thousands of ho...

Revolution Wins best Documentary at Evolution Mallorca

Meet the Jury : (from left to right) Spanish Film critic Antonio Gutmeyer, German Casting Director Gitta Uhlig, Spanish director Ana Rodriguez Rosell and German director Titus Gust Evolution: Mallorca International Film Festival 6th-10th November 2014     2014 EMIFF Award Winners   Best Feature Film - Love Steaks Best Short Film - Hisha’arut (Remains) Honorable mention Short Film - On the 7th Day Best Actor Feature Film -  ...

Vimeo Original Series 'HIGH MAINTENANCE' Premieres Globally 11/11

VIMEO ORIGINAL SERIES HIGH MAINTENANCE PREMIERES GLOBALLY TODAY, NOVEMBER 11th Acclaimed Series Returns with New Episodes on Vimeo On Demand Creators Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair / Photo by Paul Kwiatkowski   Vimeo premiered November 11 a new round of episodes of married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair’s heralded series High Maintenance. Three new episodes are available now at HighMaintenance.tv, followed by another set of three in early 2015. High Maintenanc...

'Dys-' and 'The Cold Heart' Win Audience Awards at Cellar Door Film Festival!

  Dys- and The Cold Heart win Audience Awards at 2014 Cellar Door Film Festival! Films triumph as audience favourites in CDFF’s inaugural year   OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 12, 2014 –   After an enthusiastic first season, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is pleased to announce the two Audience Award winners for CDFF 2014. Dys-, directed by Maude Michaud, wins the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at CDFF ‘14 while The Cold Heart (...

Alex Walton’s BLOOM Bolsters Strong Sales on ELVIS & NIXON Starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey

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"ELVIS & NIXON" STARRING Academy Award® Nominee Michael Shannon AND TWO-TIME Academy Award® WINNER KEVIN SPACEY   Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Takes Multiple Territories Including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Scandinavia, and Spain   BLOOM announced today that they have seen strong international sales on director Liza Johnson's (HATESHIP LOVESHIP, RETURN) ELVIS & NIXON starring Academy Award® Nominee Michael Shannon (MA...

INHERENT VICE Red Carpet at AFI FEST

The cast of INHERENT VICE walks the red carpet at AFI FEST ...

Director JACKIE KONG busy at AFM promoting her new slate of films

    Cult Film Director Jackie Kong is bringing to AFM her new slate of films.  Her latest film, “CoExistence”, a Romeo and Juliet thriller love story with Vampires, and a surprise at every turn. This heart racing supernatural modern version of Shakespeare's classic will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Teen Stars, and Veteran actors - Rutger Hauer, John Savage, and Daryl Hannah are certain to make it another Jackie Kong classic. &nbs...

Essence Atkins, David James Elliott and Heather McComb shine at AFM premiere of BATTLE SCARS

Actors Essence Atkins (Half & Half), David James Elliott (JAG), and Heather McComb (Ray Donovan) joined writer/director Danny Buday and producers Lane Carlson and George Young Warner at AFM Sunday for a distributor screening of BATTLE SCARS. The film was recently acquired by TriCoast Worldwide for sales.     BATTLE SCARS stars Zane Holtz (PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER; FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN); Heather McComb; Ryan Eggold (NBC’s The Blacklist); Fairuza Balk (AMERICAN HIS...

Iron Sky The Coming Race goes viral on the Internet

The first teaser trailer for Iron Sky The Coming Race, sequel to the Nazis-On-The-Moon scifi comedy of 2012, is spreading like a wildfire on the Internet. Now clocking over 800 000 views on different channels since its’ release on November 6th, the trailer was the 2nd biggest teaser trailer release on YouTube last week.   Simultaneously launched crowdfunding campaign is also treading on strongly. Already at $85 000, with the final goal of $500 000 by Christmas, the campaign, is...

First look photo from Jim Gillespie’s thriller TAKE DOWN.

From left to right, the cast names are as follows: Umar Malik, Thalissa Teixeira, Dominic Sherwood, Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Max Deacon, Yuho Yamashita, Elliot Knight ...

AFM Day 5 – Finance Conference & AFM Events (November 9, 2014)

Mark Damon, CEO & Chairman, Foresight Unlimited, is seen at the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) PRODUCTION CONFERENCE As part of this year’s AFM CONFERENCE SERIES, attendees were invited to the Fairmont Hotel to a session on ‘Producing For a Worldwide Audience’ with moderator: Paul Hertzberg / President & CEO, CineTel Films, Inc and panellist...

Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise get into the swim with Heidi and the Magic Pool for Carnaby International

Carnaby International’s Tania Sarra today announced they had cleared much of the world’s film sales territories for its new entry into the durable global Heidi franchise with the family adventure HEIDI AND THE MAGIC POOL. In a deal with a major Hollywood Studio, the territories included in the one single deal are: the UK; Australia and New Zealand; France; Benelux; the Czech Republic; Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland; Greece; Portugal; Slovakia; Scandinavia; India, Israel, South Afri...

Double Dutch International, has announced a series of deals for ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER at AFM'14.

  Jason Moring, President of Double Dutch International, has announced a series of deals for ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER at AFM'14.   ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER is based on a multi-award winning screenplay, having been named best Canadian screenplay in all categories by Praxis and securing the Angel Award in Monaco for Best Children's Screenplay. The animated feature is directed by Paul Griffin. Griffin was the lead animator on HAPPY FEET TWO and STAR WARS: ATTACK OF TH...

AFM / Get Social @ #IndyohLounge Sunday Nov 9th 1733 Ocean Ave.

    Sunday Nov 9th, 1733 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica 1PM - 2PM - Workshop "DISTRIBUTION 411 your questions answered" Speaker - JEROME COURSHON / Distribution Expert 3PM - 4PM - Sunscreen Film Festival "FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS" Speaker - Diana Romero / Festival Programmer 5PM- 8PM - Breaking Glass Pictures Cocktail Mixer Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolff and Richard Ross...

Z FOR ZACHARIAH / First Look

Lotus Entertainment released a first look photo from Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, adapted from Robert C. O’Brien post-apocalyptic novel which follows a small-town girl who survives a nuclear war. Produced by Material Pictures, the film is executive produced by Lucky Hat Entertainment along with Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment, who is handling international sales.   ...

Zombies invade the Wild West

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The West is about to get wilder. Zombie Western Bullets for the Dead is primed to start principal photography 17th November.   From the Australian producers of Iron Sky and The Time Guardian, this is a film about a hardened bounty hunter James Dalton (Christopher Sommers), a gang of outlaws in his trust led by Annie Blake (Vanessa Moltzen), and a preacher who are forced to work together and battle their way across the American west of the 1870s when the zombie apocalypse begins.   ...

Suburban Gothic at AFM

    MARKET SCREENING   November 9th (Sunday) -  Loews 2 @ 9:00am     Cast:  Kat Dennings (THOR, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, TWO BROKE GIRLS),  Matthew Gray Gubler (CRIMINAL MINDS) & Ray Wise      Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can't find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jo...

THE BLACK HOLE starring Malcom McDowell, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Family Content by ITN

      THE BLACK HOLE 112 min. Sci-Fi/Thriller. Complete.  Cast: Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Natalie Distler (Rescue Me), Izzie Steele   Synopsis: A high school musician experiences visual and auditory hallucinations as she starts to witness the collapse of space and time, leading her through a portal to a parallel universe.   ...

Actor Ving Rhames has been signed to co-star alongside Luke Goss in the new action film “Blood Reef.”

Renowned actor Ving Rhames has been signed to co-star alongside Luke Goss in the new action film “Blood Reef.” Foreign sales of the new film are being handled by Cardinal XD (Loews Hotel, Room 543. See: http://www.cardinalxd.com/blood-reef “Blood Reef” is a new science-fiction, action/adventure film being co-produced by Cardinal XD and Brigitte Jean Allen; AKA The Creative Producer and head of Aristos Australia. The film will be shot in Australia during early 2015. &...
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