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Chelsea Fest 5th Year Anniversary Official Jury: Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Adrienne Stern, Andrew Hauser

Chelsea Film Festival Jury President Domenica Cameron-Scorsese Copyright ©Naru Inui 5th Year Anniversary October 19-22, 2017 Chelsea Film Festival announces today the Official Jury of its Fifth Year Anniversary: Domenica Cameron-Scorsese will serve as Jury President, along with jury members Adrienne Stern (Veteran Casting Director) and Andrew Hauser (Producer). Biographies of each jury member are available on our website.   ...

Oldenburg Honors Lou Diamond Phillips with Tribute

  “I’m honored to represent so many different communities”- Lou Diamond Phillips What are the odds of a small-town unknown actor showing up for a national talent search, and landing the lead role of a real life icon in film that would rocket him to worldwide stardom? But for Lou Diamond Phillips, a self-professed gambler and professional poker player, odds never fazed him – and he’s played the cards his been dealt like a champ.  Born in t...

Aaron Sorkin to receive ZFF Career Achievement Award

  MOLLY’S GAME to screen as Gala Premiere Aaron Sorkin: photo credit MasterClass   Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri announced today that Aaron Sorkin will receive the Festival’s Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Academy-Award® winning screenwriter and renowned playwright will receive the Award for his life’s work on October 4 at ...

Where are the women?

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For far too long, talented women have been unheralded and unheard.   Here are the facts: Of the top 250 films of 2016, just 7% were directed by women. Of the top 100 films of 2016, only 29% of all protagonists were female. Of the top 100 films of 2016, females accounted for only 32% of all speaking characters. You can help TIFF change this narrative -- right now! I’m so proud that TI...

Piers Handling Announces 2018 Will Be His Final Year at TIFF

          TORONTO – Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, announced today 2018 will be his final year leading the Toronto International Film Festival®. After almost 25 years at the helm of one of Canada’s most important cultural organizations Piers will leave behind an unparalleled legacy of accomplishments and innovation.    “Because of Piers’ le...

Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

Wednesday September 6th the Venice Movie Stars Lounge hosted the national and international press activities of the actors Javier Bardem e Penelope Cruz, the only Spanish actors to win an Academy Award with both obtaining Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively. They came to present the director's, Fernando León de Aranoa, new film, “Loving Pablo” that narrates about the relationship between the Colombian drug dealer, Pablo Escobar, and his lover, th...

Oscar Isaac outstanding as sleazy insurance claim adjuster in Clooney's Suburbicon

by Alex Deleon   There are a few minor irregularities here ...              George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959. Matt Damon, all but unrecognizable except for the undeniable shape of the nose, disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle-class middle-aged  middle-American psychopath  on a sinister death insurance scam with sister-in-jaw Julianne Moore, true to life as ever as his partner...

Keynote speech by Erik Barmack Vice President, Netflix

Netflix Erik Barmack announced their intention to start 20 to 25 shows per year in Europe, plus a few more in the UK, with a specific liking for hybrid content. Netflix is proud to not be identified with one single identity. ...

Fintech Week New York 2017 Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – August 31, 2017 The Fintech Week New York 2017 presented by Fintech Worldwide, Ltd. was held at the Seminar and Conference Center and Thomson Reuters, August 22-24, 2017. The revolutionary world wide blockchain and cryptocurrency annual event for financial services included keynote presentations with top global industry leaders on the future of Blockchain and Fintech, panel sessions regarding recent developments in Initial Coin Offerings, decentralized autonomous organ...

Spike Lee will be a guest at the upcoming Virginia Film Festival

Virginia Film Festival officials announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Spike Lee, will be a guest at the upcoming 2017 VFF, where he will present a pair of films as part of a larger program around the living legacy of slavery, presented in collaboration with James Madison’s Montpelier. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. The 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival will take plac...

Fintech Week New York 2017 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – August 30, 2017 The Fintech Week New York 2017 commenced August 22-24, at Seminar and Conference Center and Thomson Reuters. The annual event presented by Fintech Worldwide Ltd., featured keynote presentations, panel discussions, special presentations, seminars and networking sessions on Fintech ecosystem from Cryptocurrency regulation updates to decentralized Solar Energy platform by Greeneum, to automated crypto investment bank powered by security tokens by Polyma...

Randy Jones New Single 'Hard Times'

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By Maria Esteves – August 26, 2017 The amazing dance single 'Hard Times' by Randy Jones (RJ) released by Young Pals Music with remix compilations by world renowned DJs Drew G, Eric Kupper, Mark Saunders, and Tim Cox U.K.is available on Amazon, Apple and Young Pal Music store. The single "Hard Times" is unveiled in Ayhan Sahin's pop album "POP." While this year, the Village People recording group celebrates their 40th Anniversary, and this Sunday is the 34...

Winners of MIAFF Animation Film Awards 2017

  Simon Hultgren, Neil Bell, Martin Petrov, Alice Chen, Tsuya Shizuko, Laurie Gordon, Rei, Soumyaa Behrens, Catypa Plate Best International Short Film  Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain) Best Canadian Short Film  Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada) Best Short Film: Student Film Contest  Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada) With a special mention to In a ...

Plenty of Film Guests at MIFF 2017

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  Every year MIFF welcomes a wide variety of guests – local and international – to participate in the festival. From introducing their films and taking part in post-screening Q&As with you, the audience, to sitting on MIFF Talks panels or taking over our social media, our guests are a vital part of what makes the MIFF experience unique. In 2017, MIFF is hosting guests at the following screenings and VR events, and their associated Talks: Across | directo...

Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals guest-list,

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.   It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with CURSE OF CHUCKY and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly for the opening World Premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY.  Also attending five year...

Nicole Garcia will head Dinard Jury 2017

Other jury members include:     Valérie DonzelliRéalisatrice/Actrice/Scénariste - Française         Philippe BESSONEcrivain/Scénariste - Français ...

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Chelsea Film Festival October 19-22, 2017 www.chelseafilm.org             ...

Maestri and debutants attending #Venezia74

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Maestri and debutants Are attending the Official Selection:   ·         4 Golden Lion-winning directors (Tsai Ming-liang for Vive l'amour, 1994; Gianni Amelio for Così ridevano, 1998; Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler, 2008; Samuel Maoz for Lebanon, 2009) ·         2 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement-winning directors (William Friedkin, Frederick Wiseman) 6 Academy Award-w...

RIP Jerry Lewis

 Photo by Alan Schoenauer Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis was also known for his charity f...

Glenn Close to receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

  The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Glenn Close will receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival,  which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Golden Icon Award is the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress. Glenn Close will be honored with the award on Sunday October 1.   Ms Close will also present her latest film, THE WIFE with her...

Meet Keith Garcia Programming Manager for Denver Film Society and the Sie FilmCenter

      Allow me to (re)introduce myself. I'm Keith Garcia and I'm happy to announce that I will be the interim Programming Manager for Denver Film Society and the Sie FilmCenter for the next little while. Some of you may know me from my salad days when I held this same position for the organization for nearly a decade - going all the way back to the ol' Starz FilmC...

Jameson CineFest honors Jiři Menzel and Magda Vásáryova

The leading Hungarian film event, the 14th Jameson CineFest awaits the audience in 8-17 September 2017. On the 8th of September the festival opens its gate with the screening of ‘Shortcuts’ aka ‘Cutting it Short’ with the director, JiřiMenzel and the leading actress, Magda Vásáryova as special guests. The Academy Award winner director is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Aawrd winner, and the actress and diplomat Vásáryova ...
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