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Last summer I saw Middle of Nowhere and was introduced to Sundance "Best Director" award winner Ava DuVernay at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Since then DuVernay has directed a 30 for 30 ESPN documentary about Venus Williams, a few delicious kicka** shorts, network series TV, and was recently named director for the upcoming MLK biopic “Selma, among other things. Her keynote speech at Film Independent Forum was an empowering call to action! ...It centered ...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
To steal a tagline from a famous fur ad campaign: What becomes a legend most? In Bernardo Bertolucci's case, a press roundtable, and that's where he was today, in the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom holding court at the 2013 AFI Festival in Hollywood.
Much the same as fur in fashion, the Italian director comes with some issues that often overshadow the body of his work. Take 1972's Last Tango in Paris with Marlon Brand...
By Maria Esteves – November 10, 2013
Celebrities gathered at the world famous Apollo Theater, New York, for a special screening of WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY, Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:00 PM. Celebrities on the red carpet at Goldberg's directorial debut included former American Editor-at-Large for Vogue magazine Andre Leon Talley and Princess Gloria Von Thurn Und Taxis. WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY premieres on HBO Documentary Films Monday, November 18, 9:...
The renowned American producer , won an Oscar for his film Crash , Cathy Schulman , participated Monday in a talk in the auditorium of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development ( Funglode ), where highlighted the work of women filmmakers have done. He explained that the organization he chairs, "Woman in Film" , have an interest in promoting gender equality in the film industry and therefore carry out a series of academic programs, scholarships an...
INTERVIEW WITH BARMAK AKRAM , FILM DIRECTOR WAJMA , A HISTORY OF LOVE AFGHAN
Movies Afghans are quite rare for a Western audience . There is something miraculous in making a film like Wajma ?
It is very difficult to gather all financial recurços for a film made in Afghanistan , mainly because of insurance which are really very expensive , because it is considered as a country at war , very dangerous , like Iraq for example.
Asian Film, ‘FREEDOM DEAL’, Reveals a New Supernatural Dimension to the US-Vietnam Conflict
NEW YORK, New York – A new movie from Southeast Asia, ‘Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky’, will offer the East Coast of the USA a never-before-seen look at a secret part of the US-Vietnam conflict when it screens at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan on November 13th.
“My Cambodian colleagues and I followed ou...
ANA ROSA, talks, about her experinece during 10 Amazonas Film Festival.
Ney de Sousa Pereira, known as Ney Matogrosso (Portuguese pronunciation: ['nej mato'gɾosu]; born August 1, 1941, in Bela Vista, Mato Grosso do Sul), is a Brazilian singer who is distinguished for his uncommon countertenor voice. He was ranked by Rolling Stone as the third-largest Brazilian singer of all time, and by the same magazine as the 31st-largest Brazilian music artist of all time.
Matogrosso enlisted in the ...
The “FINANCE CONFERENCE” presented at The American Film Market (AFM®) took place November 08, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica .
Entitled “Current Issues in Film Finance”, the conference series brought leading CEOs, filmmakers, financiers and executives together to explore the state of independent film financing, emerging trends, where the money is and what the future holds. Moderated by P. John Burke, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, pane...
JIM JARMUSCH PRESS CONFERENCE
Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch gave a press conference on Saturday November 2 2013, in the framework of the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The filmmaker, who is visiting Greece for the first time, attended the screening of his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which opened this year’s edition of the Festival.
Welcoming the American filmmaker TIFF director Dimitri Eipides said: “I feel very honored and happy that s...
Caleb Deschanel, Albert Hughes, Jos Stelling, Ed Lachman, Tom Stern, Stuart Dryburgh, Jost Vocano among Prestigious Jury Members at the 21st International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography
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. Acclaimed directors Jos Stelling and Albert Hughes, and Oscar®-nominated c...
The 36th Starz Denver Film Festival kicks off with the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala presentation of Labor Day, presented by KeyBank. Following the screening of the film, 14 year-old actor Gattlin Griffith will be presented with the Rising Star Award and author Joyce Maynard will be signing copies of her book Labor Day in the lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Festival filmmakers, and Festival staff to walk the red carpet:
Actor Gattlin G...
Just arrived now in wonderful lovely Paris and staying at my favorite Hotel Terrass in Montmartre! I am here to do an instore signing and a solo acoustic performance tomorrow in support of the English language version of my new book "TOUCHED BY GRACE--MY TIME WITH JEFF BUCKLEY" which was published on Oct 25th by Jawbone Press in the UK.
Here's a photo from my NYC instore Monday night:
You can read reviews and comments here: http://garylucas.com/www/tbg
The response ha...
Hope you are in the mood for some fun! Producers Maria Collis & Erik Lundmar, creators of the incredible new choose your own adventure app MovieMaze ™ (available throughout iTunes and google play for Mac & Android platforms) and one of the stars of their first FREE adventure "The Mechanic," Darcy Donovan, will be available for interviews onsite at this year's AFM.
MovieMazeTM is already ahead of all the competing proje...
The founder of the Amazonas International Film Festival, State Secretary of Culture Roberio Braga greets his guests at Theatro Amazonas, stunning opera house built in 1896.
Charles Tesson is the Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival since 2012. He is also a film critic in Les Cahiers du Cinéma since 1979, and a former editor of this magazine. He teaches cinema, history and aesthetics at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université Paris III). He is the author of several books and essays on cinema, including Satyajit Ray (1992), Luis Buñuel (1995), El from Luis Buñuel (1996), Photogénie de la Série B (...
Amazonas 2013 Press conference with the founder of the Amazonas Festival, State Secretary of Culture Roberio Braga...Looking back 10 years of festivals.
Inception Film Partners, LLC, a global film sales and distribution company engaged in motion picture and television sales, finance and production has hired industry veteran Jim Harvey as its head of sales and distribution. The company’s growing slate of new films range from cast-driven tentpole projects to director focused smart features satisfying the diverse and changing demands of a global marketplace.
Harvey was hired as executive vice president of sales and distribution and bring...
A closeup front row experience with director Jim Jarmusch presenting his latest film in Thessaloniki Greece for the opening gala of TIFF 2013
Shot by Laurie Gordon
Argentinian Film Director Barbara Sarasola-Day speaks to filmfestivals.com about her film process and film festival tour. Her first feature Deshora is one of the select films to represent the Argentinian Cinema Tribute here in TIFF. A great beginning for this bright star of cinema!
Interview by Laurie Gordon
Dear Film Producer:
As the Film Commissioner of the Dominican Republic, it will be my great pleasure to say hello at some point during the American Film Market; our Dominican Republic stand will be located on the 5th floor at location no. #6.
This year, we have new things to offer...a magnificent new studio with three current sound stage facilities and a state-of-the-art water tank managed by Pinewood Indomina Studios, and the Quitasueño st...
Charles Tesson Jury President
The Jury of the Feature Competition which is Presided by Charles Tesson, Artistic Director of Cannes' Semaine de la Critique.
(France) Charles Tesson is the Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival since 2012. He is also a film critic in Les Cahiers du Cinéma since 1979, and a former editor of this magazine. He teaches cinema, history and aesthetics at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université Paris III). He is the ...
Afeganistão-França | Afghanistan-France
Em Cabul, Mustafa, um garçom, seduz a jovem estudante Wajma. O par começa uma relação, ciente de que estão quebrando algumas regras sociais. Depois que Wajma descobre que está grávida, não está mais tão segura de que Mustafa vai se casar com ela, e a not&
Índia-França-Alemanha | India-France-Germany
One of Mumbai's miracles is the lunchbox delivery phenomenon. Mumbai's Dabbawallahs are a community of 5000 dabba (lunchbox) deliverymen. It is a hereditary profession. Every morning the Dabbawallahs deliver hot meals from the kitchens of housewives to the offices of their husbands, and then return the empty lunchboxes back to the