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ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS Announces 2014 International Juries

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  Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the complete line-up of the two International Juries, comprising of 10 eminent members of the international filmmaking community, that will determine the winners in the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), to be announced in Brisbane on December 11. Cr Quirk said the six-member APSA International Jury would comprise acclaimed Palestinian actress, director and writer Hiam Abbass, Chinese direc...

Interview with Paula van der Oest: Director of ACCUSED - Dutch film Candidate for Oscar’s Foreign-Language Nomination

  Accused directed by Paula van der Oest - is a film based on the true story of Lucia de Berk, an intense drama about the biggest failure of the legal justice system in Dutch history. After one of so many inexplicable baby death’s where Nurse Lucia (40) was once again present, the children’s hospital alerts the police. Assistant District Attorney Judith (28), driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, puts a lot of efforts in the investigation and considers Lucia guilty. The...

AFM Finance Conference Current Issues in Film Finance & Building Your Global Film Financing Strategy

  FINANCE CONFERENCE 9:15AM- 12:45PM    AFM CONFERENCE SERIES LOCATION: Fairmont Hotel- Starlight Ballroom- 101 Wilshire Blvd. Richard Klubeck, United Talent Agency and Brett Ratner at the AFM Finance Conference. 9:15AM                      Finance Conference                 &nbs...

Oscar Isaac: Probably Time for Oscar & AFI Fest 2014 Opens Wide

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What is it about Oscar Isaac? When he and Jessica Chastain kicked off AFI Fest 2014 Opening Night with A Most Violent Year, the energy between the two of them was evident. Not because they both attended Juilliard, or because they are both born in March, or even the visible screen chemistry as a couple on film. But because if you trace both of their film choices, between the pair, you begin to see them build their credits and their onscr...

13 Films hires Jae-woo Kim as Director of International Sales

  Jae-woo Kim has been appointed Director of International Sales with immediate effect at leading international sales and finance company, 13 Films, it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films. Kim will report directly to Anisi.   “Jae-woo’s previous experience in sales and acquisitions at 9ers Entertainment where she handled a number of high profile films will be a greatly valued asset not only to our company, but to our international p...

Dark Horse Best Actor Award 2014

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We want to congratulate Neal Bledsoe for winning the Dark Horse Best Actor Award for his marvelous work in "West End" and also winning a prize of $1000! Amazing, right? Didn't get a chance to see "West End"? Well here's a clip of Neal's amazing performance in the 2014 Cieri Media award winning feature.     ...

Cieri Media Best Narrative

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Yes, although we have already congratulated Joe Basile for winning the Cieri Media Best Narrative Feature, we will congratulate him again! Because his film "West End" won this amazing award, he has also received a $1000 cash prize. Yes, $1000!   http://vimeo.com/54330274 ...

Michael Shannon & Kevin Spacey to Star in Elvis & Nixon for BLOOM

Academy Award® Nominee Michael Shannon (MAN OF STEEL, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) will star as Elvis Presley alongside two-time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE USUAL SUPSPECTS) who will star as Richard Nixon in the extraordinary true story ELVIS & NIXON. To be directed by Liza Johnson (HATESHIP LOVESHIP, RETURN), ELVIS & NIXON is based off a screenplay by Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, The Butler), a...

Living Legend Sophia Loren’s Top10 Fun Facts & AFI Star-Packed 2014 Fest Warms Up

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When Sophia Loren was tapped as the banner honoree of the 2014 AFI FEST presented by AUDI, it was no surprise that they also dubbed her “one of the last living legends” of Hollywood. But that only begins to explain the career of Loren, having come from the proverbial nowhere to grace screens worldwide with a kind of charisma unseen in the bevy of ‘dark-haired beauties’ before her. As AFI opens its annual gala tomorrow, h...

The Thai film industry kickstarts the AFM 2014 in style with a pre-market gala night presided over by the Princess of Thailand

  Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi was in Santa Monica last Thursday to preside over Thai Night 2014, a pre-American Film Market gala event attended by film professionals from Thailand and Hollywood.   Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of the Thai Ministry of Commerce, the initiative organized on the eve of the American Film Market was aimed at promoting the Thai film industry in the U.S., and fostering g...

How to Work the American Film Market - tips from Jonathan Wolf

Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President of IFTA offers advice on how to work the American Film Market, giving tips on who should attend and what to bring to the marketplace.   Tomorrow the American Film Market (AFM) begins in Santa Monica, California, running from  November 5 – 12. AFM is one of the four largest film markets held annually around the world. The others are the European Film Market (EFM), held simultaneously with the Berlin International Film Festival; the Hong ...

Darren Aronofsky to be Jury President of the Berlinale 2015

American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be Jury President of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. "Darren Aronofsky has distinguished himself as an outstanding protagonist in contemporary auteur cinema. In his artistic approach he consistently sounds out cinematic language and its aesthetic possibilities. I’m pleased to be able to welcome him as Jury President of the Berlinale 2015,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.   Fol...

Ross M. Dinerstein (THE PACT, MR. JONES, THE DIVIDE) has launched a new production, and post-production company called Campfire.

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Successful Producer Launches New Film, TV, Digital, Commercial, and Post Production Company CAMPFIRE   Prolific producer Ross M. Dinerstein (THE PACT, MR. JONES, THE DIVIDE) has launched a new venture – a multi-faceted film, television, digital content, commercial production, and post-production company called Campfire.   One of the most active independent producers in the industry, Dinerstein has produced or executive produced over 25 feature films in the last ten years. Con...

Reggie Watts takes the LAMVF Stage!

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Katherine Lee joins Ivanhoe Pictures as Head of Production and Development/Asia

Ivanhoe Pictures, the US and Asia focused finance and production company, has named Katherine Lee its Head of Production & Development/Asia.  In the newly created role, she will oversee all of the company’s growing Asian film development and production activities.   Based out of Ivanhoe’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices, Lee will report to CEO John Penotti and will work closely with the company’s Beijing office.    “We are thrilled to add suc...

Cellar Door Film Festival Welcomes Guests to Inaugural Edition of CDFF!

CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS TO INAUGURAL EDITION OF CDFF   Festival guest list includes Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud and actor Alex Goldrich of DYS- OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 4, 2014 –  With the start of its inaugural season just days away, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is set to host several exciting guests and filmmakers Among those coming to Ottawa for the festival are Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud (pictured) and actor Al...

Alan Rickman will receive Krzysztof Kieslowski Award during the 22nd edition of Camerimage.

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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is above all a celebration of the artistry of filmmakers who do not stand in the limelight for most of the time, and prefer to stand behind, not in front of camera; a way of saluting those wonderful craftsmen for their efforts in turning cinema, medium brought to life for strictly entertainment purposes, into a true realm of art. Nevertheless, Camerimage is also vastly appreciative of the work of distinguished actors, arti...

Fun report on The World Cosplay Summit in Tokyo: Global Cosplayers Strut Their Stuff

  ©2014 TIFF   They call Japan the Holy Land of Manga, so that makes the city of Nagoya the sacred birthplace of the World Cosplay Summit. Launched in 2003 to bring together manga, animé and video-game fans — who are legion, as we now know —the WCS has been building bridges and vast social networks ever since. Beginning with just four countries and helping give rise to the Cool Japan initiative, the event now attracts thousands of p...

CAMERIMAGE invites Roland Joffe to head the Main Competition Jury and a total 62 jury members

CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a stellar roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its competition categories. Below are the 2014 jury members announced today! The festival runs from November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.   Main Competition Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel) Christian Berger (cinematograp...

Tributes of the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. October 31 – November 9, 2014.

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  TRIBUTES: Three exceptional contemporary directors and one of cinema’s most distinguished actresses will be honored this year during the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. German actress and singer Hanna Schygulla will attend the festival and will be given an award for her contribution to film, while tributes will be presented to the work of Swedish director Roy Andersson, Hungarian Kornél Mundruczó and American Ramin Bahrani – the latter two will a...

Over 300 Film Professionals Sign Appeal to Free Oleg Sentsov

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  European Film Academy and French Directors’ Guild support Ukrainian Filmmaker   The filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and brought to Moscow where he is still detained and awaiting trial. His trial was supposed to be on 11 October and has just b...

EFA Honours french filmmaker Agnès Varda

  Agnès Varda photo by Julia_Fabry©cine-tamaris   In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Agnès Varda with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work.   As a writer and director, Agnès Varda continues ...

Interview with Shreya...the comic highlight of 'Super Nani'

From sexy to fat, ugly, mad, bitchy, irritating and essentially, extremely funny! Shreya Narayan in a tete-a-tete on Super Nani, her first full-blown comedy role Q: Super Nani releases this Friday. A big release for you in a long while... A: I have knots in my stomach! I am returning to work after long with this film. It was shot over a period of one-and-a-half year, coinciding with the time I was busy with my mothers illness. She passed away while it wrapped up. She was excite...

Master Class In Acting with Rob Adler at Bahamas fest 2014

  Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm Find inspiration.  Get unstuck creatively.  Get out of your head and into the moment with Top Hollywood Acting coach Rob Adler in his (one day?) master class in acting and presence for the camera.  Rob Adler is, an on-camera coach for Lionsgate, Disney, FOX, NBC, ABC, and a faculty member of the University of Southern California. He has also taught at CalArts, the Geffen Playhouse, American Music & Dra...

Meet Ryan Stubbs the Artist behind BIFF 2014 Poster

About the artist Ryan Stubbs (Duser)   ...
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