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Sandra Oh Rides High in New Animation WINDOW HORSES

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When a film hits the zeitgeist like animation WINDOW HORSES, directed by Ann Marie Fleming, you’ve got to pay attention. Usually a preamble isn’t required in a film review, but WINDOW HORSES, voiced by Sandra Oh and in rotation this week at Santa Barbara International Film Festival starts with a funny story. You’ve heard of President Trump’s Executive Order, known as “not-a-Muslim-ban,” on seven Muslim countr...

Trump "the most overrated president in history" according to Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Kossslick: "First of all, I'd say it's rather the most overrated president in history and not the most overrated actress - but that's another story…" ...

EFM'17: Josh Hutcherson voices Elliot

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Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES) is voicing Elliot, the ambitious miniature horse in Awesometown Entertainment's animated film ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER. . Josh Hutcherson is the newest addition to a hilarious and lively cast including Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Oscar nominated actor John Cleese (A FISH CALLED WANDA), award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live), and American Comedy Award Winner Jef...

Jai Courtney JOINS beef

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THE EXCHANGE attached Jai Courtney (SUICIDE SQUAD, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, DIVERGENT) to the movie BEEF, starring Timothy Olyphant (Justified, The Santa Clarita Diet) and Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, KONG: SKULL ISLAND).   WME Global is handling domestic rights. Courtney is represented by Silver Lining Entertainment, Morrissey Management and UTA.   The Exchange introduced Jeff Lock's 2014 Black List script BEEF to international buyers at AFM'16 and will be sel...

Meet the Jury of 2017 Berlinale : a video presentation

Paul Verhoeven (Jury President / The Netherlands / Director, Screenwriter) Olafur Eliasson (Iceland / Artist) Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia / Producer) Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA / Actress) Julia Jentsch (Germany / Actress) Diego Luna (Mexico / Actor, Director) Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China / Director, Screenwriter) Moderation of th epress conference: Anatol Weber ...

Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley has been renewed in his position

    Company released 21 films to date with another 16 set through 2018   Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley and Chief Financial Officer Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company for another four years through 2020. Since its launch in May 2014, Saban Films has released 21 films with another 16 to be released through 2018. Saban continues to acquire commercial, talent-driven films to be ...

Dieter Kosslick introducing the 2017 edition of the Berlinale

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick talks about the films in the program and how they respond to difficult times by developing their own utopias.   ...

Meet with IFX at Berlinarle 2017

IFX is a full service International Special Effects company specializing in Physical Special Effects for Film and TV, with over 20 years experience working on films like Batman Begins, The Wolfman, Band of Brothers and many more. We will be attending the Berlinarle Film Festival from Friday the 10th February til Sunday 12th February and are looking to connect with producers, Directors and Visual Effects Supervisors to discuss opportunities on projects in 2017   For more information, o...

Timothy Spall to present the awards to the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale Palast on February 13, 2017 On the occas

  On the occasion of the 20th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, the renowned British actor Timothy Spall, who received a European Film Award for "Mr. Turner" in 2014, will present the SHOOTING STARS Award to the ten up-and-coming young actors during the ceremony on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast on February 13. After a weekend full of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities with industry professionals, each EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR will be awarded for the...

Peaches, Liu Zhenyun, Irene von Alberti, Armin Linke - The debates of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week

Certainly filmmakers and film critics, but also authors, a photographer and a musician — this is but a small illustration of the diversity of professions and approaches represented by the guests of Berlin Critics’ Week 2017. Organised by the German film critics’ association, the event encompasses seven nights of film screenings, each followed by a debate on topics from film culture, politics and aesthetics — all inaugurated with an opening conference on the eve of the f...

5 new members to TIFF's Board of Directors

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TIFF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Geoff Beattie, Frank Kollmar, Leslie Noble, and Jeffrey Remedios. “The vast experience and perspectives of Jennifer, Geoff, Frank, and Leslie will be a huge asset to us — they are a great addition to our already very strong team,” said Jennifer Tory, new Chair of the Board of Directors, TIFF. “They have all held top roles in various organizations, and their unique experie...

Midnight Madness Guru Colin Geddes leaves TIFF

              Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, salute veteran programmer Colin Geddes as he departs the organization to pursue new exciting opportunities. Geddes, an intern...

L’immagine e la parola: a weekend in the world of Edoardo Albinati

          Edoardo Albinati     Italian author and screenwriter Edoardo Albinati is to be the pivotal guest for the Locarno Festival’s 5th springtime event L’immagine e la parola, scheduled for 10 to 12 March 2017. Albinati’s writing is an insightful commentary on contemporary Italy, but has also been responsive to the iconography of film, and so the Festival approached him to draw up a program of talks and screenings...

The Berlinale Remembers John Hurt

The Berlin International Film Festival is presenting a special screening to commemorate the recently deceased actor John Hurt. Since the 1990s he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in twelve films presented at the festival.   The British actor is considered one of the most brilliant performers of the stage and screen in the last 50 years. Early in his career he gained international acclaim as a character actor. His roles in Midnight Express (dir: Alan Parker, 1978) a...

Discussion with Oscar Nominee Lone Scherfig on new ways for audience engagement

Do not miss the public discussion with Oscar Nominee Lone Scherfig on Sat 11th February at 10AM at the Meistersaal, between Potsdamer Platz and Martin Gropius Bau: HOW TO ATTRACT AUDIENCES IN A CHANGING CINEMA LANDSCAPE - FRESH IDEAS FOR STORYTELLING AND OUTREACH. A discussion with Lone Scherfig, Julie Bergeron and Katja Eichinger. In the face of continually changing viewing habits, sticking to the existing standards of cinema is not enough. Instead, we need to profoundly challenge the ways w...

Timothy Olyphant joins the movie BEEF.

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    Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that THE EXCHANGE attached Timothy Olyphant (Justified, The Santa Clarita Diet) to co-star with Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, KONG: SKULL ISLAND) to the movie BEEF.   WME Global is handling domestic rights. Olyphant is currently starring in and serves as an Executive Producer on Netflix's new dark comedy series "Santa Clarita Diet" which launched on Friday, February 3rd, 2...

Chelsea Film Fest Founder Ingrid Jean-Baptiste Wins Audience Award!

Audience Award Winner of The Trophies of French People Living Abroad (Trophées des Français de l'Etranger)       ...

19th TDF and DOCUMENTA 14 present: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute

  Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute   The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Documenta 14, the world-renowned modern art exhibition, present a special tribute to the work of the acclaimed Italian avant-garde filmmakers Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi.   The tribute of the 19th TDF, part of the festival’s >>Film Forward section, includes 5 documentary films by the two visual artists who redefined the documentary genre. ...

Lunch with 165 Oscar® nominees

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More than 165 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.  Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington are expected to attend the pre-Oscars® event.  Supporting Actor and...

John Cho and Leslie Mann will host Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  They will present 18 awards to 34 individual recipients, as well as five organizations, during the evening. "We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as hosts for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Is...

Public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar nominees

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— In the week leading up to the 89th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscar® Week schedule is as follows: ...

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars

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Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.  All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. DiCaprio won last year for Actor in a Leading Role for "The Revenant."  He was prev...

Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas to Direct and Star in THE SEA CHANGE alongside Mark Strong

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Rocket Science announced today that Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long, The English Patient, The Darkest Hour) is set to make her directorial debut with romantic drama, The Sea Change, based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Rebecca Lenkiewicz, writer of the Academy Award winning film Ida and Disobedience (currently shooting with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) has adapted the novel for screen, and Barnaby Thompso...

We’ve All Had Denzel Moments, Now Denzel Just Had a Leonard Maltin Moment

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On Thursday night, when Denzel Washington is finally presented with his Leonard Maltin Masters Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the award hand-off is done by a little girl from the cast of FENCES, in which he stars and directs. This is the movie that has him Oscar-nominated along with co-star Viola Davis, who gives what can only be called a go-to-God, heart-stopping performance. Saniyya Sidney, age 11, presents the honor with ...
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