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European Film Promotion Announces the Jury for the 20th Edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS in 2017

For its 20th anniversary, European Film Promotion (EFP) has chosen a panel of high-profile industry experts to select Europe’s best acting talent for its annual Berlinale showcase.   Today EFP proudly presents the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS jury for 2017: Hungarian actress and former SHOOTING STAR Dorka Gryllus (Demimonde), British casting director Lucinda Syson (Batman Begins), Portuguese producer Pandora da Cunha Telles (Bridges of Sarajevo), Swiss film director Xavier Koller (Jour...

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, III: Abbasolutely wonderful cinema of Kiarostami

*On a snowy morning/I run out/hatless and coatless/as happy as a child--a brief poem by Abbas Kiarostami. *I believe the films of Kiarostami are extraordinary--Akira Kurosawa. Every year, the International Film Festival of India pays a special tribute to film-makers who have moved on to their heavenly abodes. One such genius was Abbas Kiarostami, the Iranian legend, who passed away on July 4 this year, aged 76, in Paris, where he had been living for many years. In an eventful and rewarding c...

Bill Mechanic to receive the ‘Producer of the Year’ Award at the 2016 edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festi

Bill Mechanic the guy who hired me to run Fox in France,here with Teresa Palmer, Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield   His Latest Film, ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ To Screen At Fest On December 30th Hugely successful industry veteran and independent producer Bill Mechanic has been selected by the board of the Capri in the World Institute to receive the ‘Producer of the Year’ Award at the 2016 edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Fest...

Tom Hanks speaks to honor Jackie Chan: the man who put CHAN in chantastic

Video excerpts of Tom Hanks adress to Jackie Chan. ...

Edgar Aguirre Joins the Academy as Director, Talent Development and Inclusion.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the appointment of Edgar Aguirre as its Director, Talent Development and Inclusion. Beginning November 21, Aguirre will become an integral member of the Academy’s education and outreach team and play a critical role in driving diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts with stakeholders in the film community, as well as fundraising for key educational initiatives.  He will report to Randy Haberkamp, Managing D...

Bruno Chatelin Candidate for a second EFA Board Position

  Last day to vote for new EFA Members of The Board Just a quick reminder that the vote for the new EFA Board will end on Friday, 25 November 2016 (23h59 CET), so you still have some time. Thanks a lot for your participation!   Herewith the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2016.     France (1 position, 3 candidates) Bruno CHATELIN statement: media editor / film marketing consultant, France...

Last day to vote for new EFA Members of The Board

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Just a quick reminder that the vote for the new EFA Board will end on Friday, 25 November 2016 (23h59 CET), so you still have some time. Thanks a lot for your participation! The self-nomination procedure being concluded, it is our pleasure to present to you the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2016. We wish to thank all candidates for their commitment!   ...

Laurie Kirby welcomes Tarantino to Fest Forums

Quentin Tarantino came to Fest Forums to  honor Bruce Dern with careeer Award  ...

Big success at Santa Barbara Fest Forums' second edition

Robert Richards  with Michael Lang Michael Lang Gilles Epié Rita Coolidge and Mary Wilson with Michael Lang Bruce Dern ...

Michael Lang, Woodstock founder, came to Santa Barbara Fest Forums and brought peace and rain

Michael Lang with Glastonburry commercial Director Robert Richards. ...

Barry Morrow will chair the upcoming Capri Hollywood International Film Festival

Oscar-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow will chair the upcoming Capri Hollywood International Film Festival, which takes place over the new year on the picturesque Italian island. The Rain Man scribe will lead activities for the annual festival, which is held during the prime period of Oscar season campaigning. This year’s fest is dedicated to the life of producer Dino De Laurentiis, who was a frequent visitor to the Blue Island. Morrow has a long-standing relationship with Ita...

Israeli director Amos Gitai will be presented with the Capri Art Award on December 28th

  ACCORDING TO ANSA: http://www.ansa.it/campania/notizie/2016/10/31/a-gitai-capri-art-award-ricordando-peres_2b431d8b-6d37-47be-bb1f-278ee8fce4af.html Festival Chair Barry Morrow Will Present The Award in Memory of Shimon Peres  Israeli director Amos Gitai will be presented with the Capri Art Award on December 28th during the 21st edition of Capri, Hollywood -- The International Film Festival that this year will pay tribute to Shimon Peres, Israel’s last founding fat...

Bruce Dern is Coming Home with an Award

FestForums is pleased to announce that actor Bruce Dern, who has been nominated for numerous Oscars, Golden Globes® and an Emmy, will be this year's Conference Closing Keynote Speaker. He will also be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the conference for his contribution to film. Dern has also won Best Actor Awards at both the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals. His acting credits are voluminous but he is bes...

Rising Star Filmmaker Lorena Lourenco

  Lorena Lourenco, whose film Pedagogy showed last year in Cannes at the Short Film Conrner, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Today she works as a Directing Consultant for Thank You For Your Service, produced by Steven Spielberg, written and directed by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and edited by Oscar nominee Jay Cassidy (Into the Wild, Silver Linings Playbook). Lorena is destined for a bright fut...

Behind the scene with festival’s VIP celebrity guests

  Behind the scene with Antalya Film Festival’s VIP celebrity guests - Claude Duhamel, Esai Morales, John Savage, Tara Fitzgerald, Rutger Hauer at the Opening of Film TMR and a Jury lunch.   ...

Caroline von Kühn Joins The San Francisco Film Society as Director, Documentary & New Media Program

  CAROLINE VON KÜHN JOINS SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY AS DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY AND NEW MEDIA PROGRAMS   Festival and Industry Leader to Enhance Organization's Filmmaker Support Programs with Special Concentration on Nonfiction and New Media   The San Francisco Film S...

Kabir Bedi will be the special guest of the 16th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.

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Kabir Bedi will be the special guest of our 16th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival. On the occasion of this homage, the Festival will screen the six episodes of Sergio Sollima's tv series Sandokan. Kabir Bedi will attend the screening of the first two episodes, on Sunday December 4th, at 3 pm. Furthermore, again on Sunday December 4th but at 8.30 pm, River to River will screen his new film, the epic and exciting Mohenjo Daro directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Both Kabir...

Vincent Lindon received the Honorary Giraldillo during the opening gala of the Seville European Film Festival

      The French actor Vincent Lindon  received the Honorary Giraldillo from the Seville European Film Festival during its opening gala, which will take place next Friday, 4th November, in the Lope de Vega Theater in Seville. ...

AFM Distribution Conference Quotes: ‘Working with Sales Agents’

Douglas Mankoff, Producer and CEO Echo Lake Entertainment, David Lancaster, Producer and CEO of Rumble Films, Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, and Kathy Morgan, President of KMI Films The AFM hosted the Distribution Conference, with topics entitled: ‘Working with Sales Agents’, and ‘The Future of VOD’. Clay Epstein David Lancaster Producer, Rumble Films David Lancaster, Producer and CEO of Rumble Fil...

AFM Distribution Conference Quotes: The Future of Video On Demand

Bruce Eisen, President of Digital Advisors, Steve Nickerson, President of Home Entertainment, Erick Opeka, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks at Cinedigm Entertainment, Hanny Patel, Vice President of Video Marketing for AT&T Entertainment Group, and Meyer Shwarzstein, President of Brainstorm Media, speak at the American Film Market Distribution Conference: The Future of Video On Demand at the Fairmont Hotel on Tuesday   Bruce Eisen ...

AFM Roundtable - Working with the U.S. Guilds

Kay S. Wolf, West's Independent Film Executive of the Writers Guild of America, and Darrien Michele Gipson, National Director of SAGindie, speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - Working with the U.S. Guilds Darrien Michele Gipson, National Director of SAGindie, and Matthew Gamarra, Senior Manager of Special Events & Independent Organizing at DGA   ...

The Creative Coalition will host an Inaugural Benefit Ball on Friday evening celebrating the new President's election

Leaders from Politics, Business, and Entertainment Come Together The Creative Coalition will host an Inaugural Ball on Friday evening, January 20, 2017 at the Harman Center for the Arts (610 F Street NW, Washington, DC) to commemorate the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. The Inaugural Ball will be a benefit gala hosted by luminaries from the arts and entertainment industry, as well as Congressional officials and leaders from business, policy, and media. Click...

Insurgent Media Taps Veteran Sales Executive Christian de Gallegos As Head of International Sales

  Insurgent Media announced today that Christian De Gallegos will be joining the Los Angeles team as Head of International Sales. De Gallegos will report to CEO Ezna Sands and will oversee international sales for Insurgent Media’s growing slate. “I’m thrilled to start our International Sales Division with such an esteemed veteran in the sales world,” said Insurgent CEO Ezna Sands. “We share the same passion and drive. With our dynamic slate at Insurgent, it...

Distribution and New Media discussion panel at Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival

All seminars and talks are open to the public. Some are more technical than others. But all can be enjoyed by everyone.   All speakers and events are based on permitting schedules and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.       ...
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