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Discussion with Oscar Nominee Lone Scherfig on new ways for audience engagement

Do not miss the public discussion with Oscar Nominee Lone Scherfig on Sat 11th February at 10AM at the Meistersaal, between Potsdamer Platz and Martin Gropius Bau: HOW TO ATTRACT AUDIENCES IN A CHANGING CINEMA LANDSCAPE - FRESH IDEAS FOR STORYTELLING AND OUTREACH. A discussion with Lone Scherfig, Julie Bergeron and Katja Eichinger. In the face of continually changing viewing habits, sticking to the existing standards of cinema is not enough. Instead, we need to profoundly challenge the ways w...

Timothy Olyphant joins the movie BEEF.

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    Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that THE EXCHANGE attached Timothy Olyphant (Justified, The Santa Clarita Diet) to co-star with Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, KONG: SKULL ISLAND) to the movie BEEF.   WME Global is handling domestic rights. Olyphant is currently starring in and serves as an Executive Producer on Netflix's new dark comedy series "Santa Clarita Diet" which launched on Friday, February 3rd, 2...

Chelsea Film Fest Founder Ingrid Jean-Baptiste Wins Audience Award!

Audience Award Winner of The Trophies of French People Living Abroad (Trophées des Français de l'Etranger)       ...

19th TDF and DOCUMENTA 14 present: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute

  Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute   The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Documenta 14, the world-renowned modern art exhibition, present a special tribute to the work of the acclaimed Italian avant-garde filmmakers Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi.   The tribute of the 19th TDF, part of the festival’s >>Film Forward section, includes 5 documentary films by the two visual artists who redefined the documentary genre. ...

Lunch with 165 Oscar® nominees

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More than 165 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.  Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington are expected to attend the pre-Oscars® event.  Supporting Actor and...

John Cho and Leslie Mann will host Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  They will present 18 awards to 34 individual recipients, as well as five organizations, during the evening. "We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as hosts for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Is...

Public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar nominees

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— In the week leading up to the 89th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscar® Week schedule is as follows: ...

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars

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Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.  All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. DiCaprio won last year for Actor in a Leading Role for "The Revenant."  He was prev...

Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas to Direct and Star in THE SEA CHANGE alongside Mark Strong

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Rocket Science announced today that Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long, The English Patient, The Darkest Hour) is set to make her directorial debut with romantic drama, The Sea Change, based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Rebecca Lenkiewicz, writer of the Academy Award winning film Ida and Disobedience (currently shooting with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) has adapted the novel for screen, and Barnaby Thompso...

We’ve All Had Denzel Moments, Now Denzel Just Had a Leonard Maltin Moment

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On Thursday night, when Denzel Washington is finally presented with his Leonard Maltin Masters Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the award hand-off is done by a little girl from the cast of FENCES, in which he stars and directs. This is the movie that has him Oscar-nominated along with co-star Viola Davis, who gives what can only be called a go-to-God, heart-stopping performance. Saniyya Sidney, age 11, presents the honor with ...

Breaking News for the TV GLOBO fantasy projects: top brazilian talents confirmed to attend fantasporto

  Fantasporto confirms presence of superstar talent and Actresses : Mariana Ximenez (from Brasil) and Marina Ruy Barbosa and Gloria Perez, the renowned brazilian scriptwriter (one of the most important in Latin America ), winner of a Emmy, . Marina Ruy Barbosa   Glória Perez was born on September 25, 1948 in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil as Gloria Maria Ferrante Perez. She is a writer and producer, known for Dupla Identidade (2014), O Clone (2001) ...

Mariana Jimenez to attend Fantasporto

  MOVIES Feature Films  Os Penetras - Quem da Mais? - a ser lançado - Direção de Andrucha Waddington Uma Loucura de Mulher - a ser lançado - Direção de Marcus Ligocki Júnior Prova de Coragem - 2016 - Direção de Roberto Gervltz O Grande Circo Místico - em produção - Directed by Cacá Diegues Quase Memória - to be released - Directed by Ruy Guerra Zoo...

Search & Rescue for Rob Stewart

  Rob Stewart was scuba diving on the queen of nassau wreck, six miles off shore of Islamorada Florida, when he dissapeared after surfacing.  He was last seen at the surface of the water at 5pm from the dive boat.  Search and rescue / coast guard is looking but we need all the help we can get / every boat and diver to put all resources into this search.   We are raising funds to support growing search efforts.  ...

Scarlett Johansson’s Super Bowled Over In Her GHOST IN THE SHELL Spot

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Mostly what we love about the Super Bowl on TV is the ads, right? Well Scarlett Johansson is giving you one better this Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, with a custom TV trailer for her graphic-novel movie-adapt, GHOST IN THE SHELL. The tagline is: “Everything they told her was a lie,” and no small irony she just left her marriage to French actor Roman Dauriac. Maybe it was over their Yummy Pop joint venture of popcorn stores in Fran...

New Beauty and the Beast Exec Producer Don Hahn to Keynote: Entertainment Finance Forum | Los Angeles this March

Entertainment Finance Forum | March 2-3, 2017 • W Hollywood • Los Angeles, CA | View email in browser WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED. Whether you’re a film or television producer, a tech innovator, a strategy executive or an investment manager in the entertainment industry, we&rsqu...

Siraj Syed reviews ‘A Million Rivers’: Complex hOMage to simple man PURI

Siraj Syed reviews ‘A Million Rivers’: Complex hOMage to simple man PURI This ‘homage’ began as a ‘tribute’ to Om Puri, counterpoised against Lillete Dubey, by writer-director Sarah Singh, four years before his death, in 2013, and was completed in 2016. We saw the film on 30th January 2017, at the Black Box, in Central Mumbai, courtesy the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Culture. When I last met Om Puri in the last week of November 2016, at the In...

Berlinale 2017: An Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Oscar-winner Milena Canonero

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The Homage of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to Italian costume designer Milena Canonero, who will also receive an Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement.   Milena Canonero is one of the world’s most celebrated costume designers. She has worked with a long list of directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Louis Malle, Tony Scott, Barbet Schroeder, Sofia Coppola, a...

Berlinale 2017: International Jury

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Once again an illustrious International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden and Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2017. Eighteen films are vying in this year’s Competition for the Golden and the Silver Bears. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 18.   Director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as Jury President (see press release from December 9, 2016). The other members of the International Jury are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisi...

Reviews of Oscar contenders

by Alex Deleon HIDDEN FIGURES (A számolás joga)   Hidden Figures is a very hard film to write an objective review about. You can't say anything disparaging about a film about colored people (Afro-Americans) overcoming racial  prejudice and you cant say that this is really a Kevin Costner film with a few Afro-Americans supplying support in a thriller about getting a white guy (John Glenn) into space. Nor can you say that Kirsten Dunst is a lot easier on the eye t...

Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET). A primetime encore pres...

5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity during Berlinale

5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity on the occasion of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. February 16th, 11 a.m. We are experiencing a very powerful moment in the gender equity movement worldwide. Our work in the film and media industry is taking place during the last 40 years and in this 5th edition of our discussion we  like to acknowledge the engagement of organisations and individuals who were active in this time fram...

Interview with Prantik Basu winner with his short Sakhisona of one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film.

At the Award Ceremony on Sunday 29 January, Prantik Basu's Sakhisona was awarded with one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film. Can you tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I used to write and illustrate for a Bengali children’s magazine when I was in high school. While doing my graduation in English Literature at the Calcutta University, I started working at a local television channel as a script writer. In 2007, I wrote and directed a shor...

Meet the 10 discoveries of the 20th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

  Italy ALESSANDRO BORGHI   Latvia ELINA VASKA   Denmark ESBEN SMED   Netherlands HANNAH HOEKSTRA   Sweden KARIN FRANZ KÖRLOF   Germany LOUIS HOFMANN   Slovenia ...

Generation: Juries, Cross-Sections, School Programme

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    Juries and Awards   The International Jury for Generation 14plus presents the Grand Prix for Best Film (7,500 euros) and the Special Prize for Best Short Film (2,500 euros), endowed by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (German Federal Agency for Civic Education). The three members of this year’s jury are:   Benjamin Cantu The German-Hungarian director divides his time between Berlin and Budapest. His feature film debut Stadt Land Fluss (Harv...

GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury

  Since 2006, when it introduced the GWFF Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-qua...
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