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Meet Will Allen director of documentary Holly Hell at Sundance 16

Will Allen (former member of The Cult) tells us about his film "Holy Hell," which premieres in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. ...

Naresh Bedi and his wildlife world

Love of nature and wild-life was inculcated in Naresh Bedi by his father, Dr. Ramesh Bedi, an international expert in plant medicine and a consultant to the government of India. Born and raised Haridwar, close to forests and animal habitats, Naresh Bedi recalled the days when his father carried him on his shoulders into the forests. He also remembered the day when he, all of eight years old, was returning from a trek, and suddenly spotted an elephant waking up from slumber. Terrified, he had ...

Prestigious cast completed for espionage thriller OFFICIAL SECRETS which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (DEVIL’S KNOT)

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Paul Bettany (AVENGERS film series, IRON MAN film series), Natalie Dormer (THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (THE HOBBIT films, upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, SHERLOCK), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller OFFICIAL SECRETS which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (DEVIL’S KNOT).   Justin Chadwick (MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) will direct the true story...

Interview with Irene Jacob, Iconic French Actress, Acting with Robot, on Asian Tour.

IRENE JACOB   Exclusive interview with legendary French Star, in Bangkok   “ This Asian Tour has been an amazing experience!"   She is one of the ‘greats’ of French cinema, who has acted in films across the globe, with  the legendary Directors of our time.   But her recent Asian tour saw the great actress Irene Jacob not on the screen, but on the stage. It was a riveting play, directed by, not a Western, but a Japane...

Berlinale Talents 2016 brings a roster of brilliant experts

Berlinale Talents 2016: Michael Ballhaus, Denis Côté, Jonathan Glazer, Alex McDowell, Tomm Moore, Molly M. Stensgaard, Jim Rakete, Meryl Streep and Thomas Vinterberg among the experts For the First Time More than 100 Talents Alumni with Films at the Berlinale Under the theme “The Nature of Relations”, the 14th edition focuses on the inner and outer relations in the interconnected cinematic world and examines the tools for sharing knowledge and experience amongs...

Cinema Café: Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer @ Sundance Film Festival 2016

Joshua Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café. A daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions. #cinemacafe Cinema Café guests have included Louis CK, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Roger Corman, Julie Delpy, Nick Hornby, Dave Grohl, Walter Murch, James Marsh, Gaspar Noé, Steve Coogan, Samantha Power, Parker Posey, Ice-T, and many more. So bring your questions and an open mind. ...

Actress Daisy Ridley has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

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ACTRESS DAISY RIDLEY SIGNS ON TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE SUNDANCE PREMIERE FILM “THE EAGLE HUNTRESS” Daisy Ridley, star of the current blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and hero to young women everywhere, has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, as announced by Morgan Spurlock, executive producer for the film. Ridley joined the team after seeing a cut of film and felt she was obligated to do everything within her power to make sure...

Wendi Murdoch at Sundance 2016 for the opening World Premiere documentary of SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG

2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL   OPENING NIGHT – WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION   “SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG”   WORLD PREMIERE   THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st       WHO:                        Director Kevin Macdonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER), subject Cai Guo-Qiang and wife Ho...

New Book by Emanuel Levy: Gay Directors, Gay Films?... Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Gay Directors, Gay Films? Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters Emanuel Levy       This is an impressively informative treatment of five prominent gay directors who represent a wide range of differences within the gay spectrum. Levy’s background in gay cinema, independent cinema, and traditional Hollywood cinema make him the ideal author for this significant and original study.”   —Molly...

Anthony Hickox

Anthony "Tony" Hickox was born in 1959 and comes from a family of filmmakers. He is the eldest son of the director Douglas Hickox and Academy Award-winning editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia...) and elder brother of editor Emma E. Hickox and James D.R. Hickox. He is also the great nephew of Lord J. Arthur Rank who controlled the British film industry

Exodus to Shanghai - A personal story for Michel Adam

Michel Adam wrote and produced Exodus to Shanghai and shared with filmfestivals.com the reasons behind his involvement! “The movie is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who died last year. She was a musician who fell in love with my father in Vienna during the war and they eventually ended up in China after having crossed all of Siberia. I had heard many epic stories of their dramatic lives and escape to safety and knew it was meant for the big screen. I felt I had to tell their s...

Exodus to Shanghai - Meet the team in Berlin

The Crew and cast will be attending Berlinale with a screening in the Market Feb 12th at 7:00 pm Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, Potzdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin Join us at the Marriott (260) to discuss sales and festival selection A Dead Nazi is a Good Nazi. http://www.micheladam.tv/shanghai/story/ ASK us for a screener for FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION While in Berlin our office is located at the Marriott 260 February 11-18 you are welcome to join us and enjoy free cocktails f...

Exodus to Shanghai - The Director Anthony Hickox

Anthony "Tony" Hickox was born in 1959 and comes from a family of filmmakers. He is the eldest son of the director Douglas Hickox and Academy Award-winning editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia...) and elder brother of editor Emma E. Hickox and James D.R. Hickox. He is also the great nephew of Lord J. Arthur Rank who controlled the British film industry for many years. After starting as a club promoter...

Exodus to Shanghai - Meet Dr Ho Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940

2008 Washington DC, USA Dr. Ho’s commemorative plaque Dr. Ho was the Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940 Against the instructions of his supervisors in Berlin, the Chinese ambassador Dr. Ho issued nearly 10,000 Visas for Jews to leave to Shanghai: here is one of them below. In China Dr. Ho I known as the ‘Schindler of China’ In memory of his humanitarian achievement and risking his life and career for helping many Jews escape the holocaust, ...

The History Of Fashiontv

Since its inception in 1997, fashiontv has been setting the highest standards for excellence in fashion and lifestyle broadcasting. The only TV equivalent to fashion print media appealing to everyone interested in fashion, style, beauty and trends, fashiontv understands and caters to its audience by providing original, unbiased and informative programming not available on other networks. A strong image and exceptional awareness of fashiontv’s brand projects a unique, cosmop...

Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations

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Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations which included no black actors in any category. USA TODAY ...

Statement from Academy President Cherryl Boone Isaacs answering all voices erupting against exclusion of diversity

ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS "I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membershi...

Interview with Fernando Bolaños on VIAJE (2015)

VIAJE (2015) by Costa Rican director Paz Fábrega follows the story of Luciana and Pedro after they meet at a party. Young and adorable, their chemistry is magnetic; it appears they have always known each other. In the early hours of morning, Pedro remembers he has to travel; on a whim, he invites Luciana to join him. She decides to go, and these two strangers embark upon a stunning journey together that changes them both. Shot in black and white, the film is a lyrical road journey about...

The German SHOOTING STAR Jella Haase

Photo Jella Haase: © Debora Brune This morning, the European Film Promotion (EFP) announced the names of the 10 young European acting talents who are to be honored as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 at the Berlinale. The German actress Jella Haase was selected as one of Europe's best talents. The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 were chosen in Hamburg by an international expert jury which included the German film critic Tobias Kniebe among its m...

Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be Honored Lifetime Vision Award @ 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival

Sun Valley, ID– Oliver Stone, Academy Award®-winning writer and director, will be honored with the Lifetime Vision Award at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, (SVFF), March 2-6 in Sun Valley, Idaho, presented by Zions Bank. Stone has been credited with writing and directing over 20 full-length feature films, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last two decades. The SVFF Lifetime Vision Award pays ...

Rens Muis designed the campaign for The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

Designer Rens Muis of design agency 75B on the form and content of the design: “One of the most important things IFFR does, is bring people who don’t yet know one another together. Not only filmmakers, audiences, and producers but also investors and cultural entrepreneurs. This is why the campaign for IFFR 2016 is based around the making of such first contacts: ‘introducing’.”   Bero Beyer, festival director IFFR: “The sentence most often heard at t...

Paco Delgado nominated for best costume design at the Oscars

After being nominated for a BAFTA he received today at his home in Madrid the wonderful news that he has also been nominated for the Oscars for his work in The Danish Girl. Spanish Paco Delgado has become an internationally recognized costumer, having been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in “Les Misérables” in 2013, and winning two Goya awards (the Spanish Oscars) in 2013 and 2014. He also was behind the designs for “Biutiful” in 2010 and “Th...

2016 Sundance Film Festival to Feature Conversations with Christopher Nolan and many other Special Guests

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Adding to the excitement of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s onscreen films and episodic programming, Sundance Institute announced today the lineup for its offscreen panels, which will feature renowned artists and experts in conversation. This year’s panels will address topics including the relationship between media technology and storytelling, film aesthetics and the use of celluloid, music design, casting, and environmentalism. The Festival will again host the Art of Film Weekend...

Berlinale Talents: The Best in Their Fields - 300 Talents Invited

For the 14th edition, Berlinale Talents welcomes 300 emerging film and drama series professionals from 79 countries. The Talents take part in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Berlinale Jury President Meryl Streep has confirmed her attendance. The three-time Academy Award winner will be one of around 150 internationally renowned experts holding masterclasses and workshops. Berlinale Talents takes place at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, February 13 - 18, 2016...

Academy Conversations - Star Wars: The Force Awakens discussion with director, producer and cast

ACADEMY CONVERSATIONS: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Star Wars: The Force Awakens discussion with writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, actor Harrison Ford, writer Lawrence Kasdan, production designer Rick Carter, visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett and costume designer Michel Kaplan on December 19, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.   ...
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