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SERVICES FOR CANNES: We offer coverage and Video crew services during the Cannes Film Festival

Do not hesitate to ask for a quote if you need a video crew, Editorial Booster for your film screening, event, or trade Advertising... Promotion in our dailies and newsletter reaching 192 000 film professionals. (with an increase of 20 000 subscribers over last year) Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché   DOWNLO...

Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a...

Aamir, Nasir, Tahir, Tariq, Mansoor, Amjad: Movies, Masti, Modernity, Flashback 2

Aamir, Nasir, Tahir, Tariq, Mansoor, Amjad: Movies, Masti, Modernity, Flashback 2 To remind you, Aamir is indeed Aamir Khan, Amjad is definitely Gabbar Singh, and the triple M above is to acknowledge that it was Akshay Manwani’s biographical book on the cinema of Nasir Hussain that got me delving into the period of about 15 years, when I interacted with the Hussain Khans (first five) and the bare Khan (last, but the most imposing personality). Actually, Mansoor did not use his middle na...

Pierre Lescure to continue as President of the Festival de Cannes

      As Cannes gears up for its 70th Festival, Pierre Lescure has just been unanimously re-elected President of the organising association.   In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which brings together public authorities and film industry professionals, renewed its trust in Pierre Lescure and re-elected him President of the Festival – a post he has o...

Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will receive a special FICCI tribute in Cartagena

The 57th Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival will pay tribute to the Asian director who won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Festival, among many other awards. His work, usually based on non-linear narratives and a strong sense of dislocation, deals with the memory of his country and approaches political and social issues in a lyrical way. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the filmmaker of the impossible whose films are intimately connected to visual arts, will be in Cartagena betwee...

Actress Eileen Dietz to attend the World Premiere of "Lake Alice

LAKE ALICE SYNOPSIS: LAKE ALICE is set during Christmas at an isolated cabin in the subzero temperatures of northern Wisconsin where the days are short and the nights last forever. The cast includes Brando Eaton (American Sniper), Peter O'Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Brad Schmidt (House of Lies), Caroline Tudor (Mortal Combat: Legacy), Laura Niemi (Jobs), and ...

Sundance 2017 Jury Members announced

  Jessica Williams to Host Live-Streamed Awards Show ...

Anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well-known filmmaker.Download this ebook to findout how!

NO BUDGET FILMMAKING by Jack Truman. The entire Ebook will be available for free during Sundance and Slamdance. Here's a link to the Ebook for your review: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/646348 Anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well-known filmmaker. An informative, alternative, out-of-the-box reference book for the film industry, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING covers a wide range of tips and tools: from proven filmmaking techniques, valuable industry resources, and more...

Meryl Streep honored at Golden Globes delivered a wonderful and strong speech, slamming Trump hard

Meryl Streep attacked Trump in powerful Golden Globes speech quoting "disrespect invites disrespect". Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony and used her speech as an opportunity to slam President-elect Donald Trump without ever mentioning him by name. “I love you all. You’ll have to forgive me, I’ve lost my voice in screaming in lamentation this weekend and I have lost my mind sometimes earlier this year so ...

Golden Globe for Actress: IsabELLE Huppert our (french) heart is beating and open for Oscars

WINNERS & NOMINEES Isabelle Huppert Golden Globes: 1 Nomination, 1 Win   Isabelle Huppert (born March 16, 1953 in Paris, France) starred in La Dentellière (1977), she was directed by Claude Chabrol in Violette Nozière (1978), Une affaire de femmes (Story of Women, 1988), Madame Bovary (1991), La Cérémonie (1995), Merci pour le chocolat (2000), L&r...

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  Vin Diesel, Nicky Jam, Nina Dobrev, Ariadna Gutierrez, Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone present the Paramount Pictures film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Cha...

Weronika Czołnowska has joined the team of New Horizons Association as Head of Industry

phot. Robert Mainka   As Head of Industry Weronika will represent New Horizons Association and its festivals: T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival and American Film Festival in Poland and abroad. She will oversee all the Association's industry activities and events: New Horizons Studio, Polish Days and US in Progress. Weronika Czołnowska finished post graduate studies in film production at the Polish National Film School in Lodz and Course for Creative Produ...

TIFF Founder Bill Marshall dies at age 77

Photo Courtesy of Paul Alexander FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENT: The family of Bill Marshall, founder of the Toronto International Film Festival, is heartbroken to share the news that he died today at age 77. Bill passed away early this morning from a cardiac arrest while in hospital in Toronto, the city where he made such an impact. He immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland in 1955 and was a proud Canad...

seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 89th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Deadpool” “The Dressmaker” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Hail, Caesar!” “A Man Called Ove” “Star Trek Beyond” “Suicide Squad” On Saturday, January 7, 2017, all members of the ...

We lost them last year.

Fisher died at the age of 60 on December 27, 2016, four days after going into cardiac arrest. near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles, and the following day her mother died from a stroke. Hard to believe she was only Sixty -- practically a kid from our perspective!! -- And the shock of her early death was undoubtedly the death blow for mother Debbie.  Terrible double tragedy of people we think of almost as part of our collective movie family....

Dame Helen Mirren and Taylord Hackford honored at Capri for their carreer

  The Pair Honored For Their Respective Careers As A Performing Artist And A Filmmaker   21st edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival wrapped. Academy Award®-winner Dame Helen Mirren (2007, “The Queen,) and the American film director Taylor Hackford (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Ray”) have been chosen to receive ‘Capri Legend’ Awards.  on December 27th, the opening night of the 21st edition. The awards...

Indian films’ greatest playback singer Mohammed Rafi: Tributes on his 92nd birthday

Indian films’ greatest playback singer Mohammed Rafi: Tributes on his 92nd birthday Rafi died in 1980. Among the singers who gave playback to songs picturised on Indian actors, he topped the list, both in terms of quality and quantity. Opinions have been expressed that Kishore Kumar had the edge when it came to spontaneity and Manna Dey was a classical wizard. My own childhood favourite, Mukesh, too, was the darling of a few millions, but nobody, nobody could eye the spot that Rafi had ...

Siraj Syed reviews ‘The Cinema of Nasir Hussain’, by Akshay Manwani

Siraj Syed reviews ‘The Cinema of Nasir Hussain’, by Akshay Manwani ...and serialises his own recollections of the Indian writer-director, who was a rare blend of pithy penmanship and shimmering showmanship. Nasir Hussain (1931-2002) wrote and co-wrote a string of hits for Filmistan Studios, developed the persona of Shammi Kapoor as the Rebel Star, provided the platform to composer Rahul Dev Burman for his first big banner hit, sustained his faith in lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri&r...

The Dude, AKA Jeff Bridges Now in HIGHWATER, Wins American Riviera Award From Santa Barbara

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a press release is so good it’s just fine art, or more specifically it’s the holidays and we’re lazy, plus this is great writing from our friends in show business. That said, we’d only put a slightly different headline on it, for the diehard hipsters. Which is “The Dude, AKA Jeff Bridges Now in HIGHWATER, Wins American Riviera Award From Santa Barbara,” whereas our more respectable writing colleagues b...

Siraj Syed reviews screenwriter Kirtida Gautam’s thought-provoking novel, #Iam16ICanRape

Siraj Syed reviews screenwriter Kirtida Gautam’s thought-provoking novel, #Iam16ICanRape If a title like this cannot provoke you, and arouse immense curiosity, very little else will. A #hashtag that boldly declares its raison d’être, and alludes to a provision under Indian Criminal Law that only adults can be convicted of most crimes, younger convicted criminals being sentenced to time in a remand (reform) home. Even as author Kirtida was moving base to a new home in an...

Michèle Morgan died today RIP

  Grand french Dame and icon actress passed today. She will be remembered in french people hearts for the dialog with Jean Gabin "t'as de beaux yeux tu sais"  And Wonderful blue eyes indeed! I only met her once in Deauville at Jack Valenti's 80th exclusive birthday party with Mayor of Deauville Anne d'Ornano. She died at age of 96.       Year Title Role Director Notes ...

Berlinale Shorts - The 2017 International Short Film Jury: Christian Jankowski, Kimberly Drew and Carlos Núñez

Christian Jankowski Artist and professor at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design Christian Jankowski; curator and social media manager at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art Kimberly Drew; and the artistic director of SANFIC (Santiago International Film Festival) Carlos Núñez make up the 2017 International Short Film Jury. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, the Jury will nominate one film for Best Short...

Emilie Bujès will be the next Artistic Director of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon

  Emilie Bujès, 36 years old, will be the next Artistic Director of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon. At its meeting on 12 December, the Board of the Festival Foundation chose youth and opening up new avenues, by appointing Emilie Bujès out of 37 candidates from all over the world considered by a selection committee. With substantial international experience and strong national roots, the future Artistic Direc...

The Year Nobody Was a Pundit: Hollywood’s Shock, All Governments Lie, But Zero Days & Hooligan Sparrow Short-listed

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Cui Bono? That’s the famous Latin line that means “who benefits,” and in the realm of conspiracy theories, this blunt tool ranks right up there with “Historian’s Fallacy” as a go-to. The term historian’s fallacy was minted by Brandeis Professor David Hackett Fischer in 1970, who pointed out the bright idea that even when someone is going through a historic event, or having experienced a historic event, s...

Oscar Whiplash Likely for Damien Chazelle’s LALALand & Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oh, to ruin Award Season… but isn’t that what we’re on earth for? To have our dreams shattered but then our lives uplifted, if only in the movies? Enter LA LA LAND, a singing, dancing act of pure wish fulfillment starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Wait, a musical? Don’t be fooled. This is classic cinema updated with today’s angst. Stone says “the idea of this really modern story of two artists and ...
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