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Marten Rabarts appointed Head of EYE International, a warm goodbye to Claudia Landsberger

Marten Rabarts replaces Claudia Landsberger as Head of EYE International. EYE International is responsible for the international promotion of Dutch films and the Dutch film industry. Rabarts, currently Head Development & Training at the National Film Development Corporation in India, formerly was the Artistic Director of Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam during 12 years. In his previous positions Marten Rabarts already thought and worked beyond the Dutch borders, always keeping a spec...

2015 Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest will celebrate ‘The Voice’ on the 100th anniversary of his birth

    Homage To The Legendary Italian-American Performer Will Begin February 15th   Initiating the year marking the Centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth, the 2015 Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest will celebrate ‘The Voice’ with a series of initiatives that will take place between Italy and America, it was announced today by festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. The 10th edition of the most eagerly anticipated Italian festival in the wo...

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds

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 Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. The presentation of the union's highest accolade will be the centerpiece of the annual Actors® ceremony which will be simulcast live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS at 8:00 p.m. (ET) / 5:00 p.m. (PT). SAG-AFTRA is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her career achievement and huma...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honour Jennifer Aniston

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will present the prestigious Montecito Award to Jennifer Aniston in honor of her celebrated career, including this year’s inspirational performance in Cinelou Films’ Cake, directed by Daniel Barnz. The Tribute will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the historic Arlington Theatre during the festival’s 30th edition.   The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has ...

Custo Barcelona New York Spring 2015 Show

By Maria Esteves The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York CUSTO BARCELONA Spring/Summer 2015 Skin Runway Show was held at the Salon in Lincoln Center, Sunday, September 7, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Barcelona’s Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear Skin collection for men and women was inspired by the beauty of the body. Celebrities in attendance included TV show personality Nigel Barker, James Goldstein, TV show personality Alexander Jenkins (Miss J), actress Dascha Polanco, and singer/composer Henry Sa...

Actor and director Ulli Lommel turns 70

On 21 December the actor and director Ulli Lommel turns 70. When Rainer Werner Fassbinder made his first feature film, LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH, Lommel was already a known quantity in Germany, having played opposite such cinema greats as Maria Schell, Heinz Rühmann and Hildegard Knef in the 1960s. In 1969 he began a productive collaboration with Fassbinder, playing roles in films such as THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE and CHINESE ROULETTE. 1973 saw Lommel debut as a di...

Andy Siege introduces Beti and Amare at BIFF

Andy Siege with Festival Founder Leslie Vanderpoole during the lively Q&A. "Beti and Amare is set in 1930s Ethiopia where a young woman escapes Mussolini’s army and is almost attacked by bandits, were it not for the arrival of an otherworldly presence whom she befriends..." Andy surprises everyone mentionning his films was written in 2 and a half weeks and shot in three weeks, with a small crew and cast (including his production partner playing one of the parts)...

Interview with Chaz Ebert on the occasion of her tribute at BIFF 2014

Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, the widow of Roger Ebert has received the Tribute Award in Harbour island, Eleuthera.   Mrs. Ebert is the Chairman and CEO of the Ebert Companies, including publisher of Rogerebert.com, and manages print publishing, television production, public speaking engagements, and organizes the annual Ebertfest film festival. She is also a producer, known for Ebert Presents At The Movies and Cannes Retrospectives. She is currently a subject of "Life Itself,&q...

EFA General Assembly, New EFA Board

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  On Saturday morning, the EFA General Assembly included the announcement of the new EFA Board. The EFA Members have selected the new Board Members Tilde Corsi (Italy), Ira von Gienanth (Germany), Angeles Gonzáles-Sinde (Spain), Vanessa Henneman (Netherlands), Agnès Jaoui (France) and Ewa Puszczynska (Poland). They replace Adriana Chiesa di Palma (Italy), Stephan Hutter (Germany), Cedom...

Berlinale Shorts: International Jury Confirmed and the New Audi Short Film Award

  Madhusree Dutta, Wahyuni A. Hadi, Halil Altındere: The short film has a long tradition as an art form at the Berlinale and is an important component in the festival’s artistic profile. Since 1956 the Berlin International Film Festival has awarded a Golden and a Silver Bear to the best short films. Now in the 60th year of their presentation, they will be joined by still another award whose winner will also be selected by the Berlinale Shorts International Jury: The Audi ...

Host Neil Patrick Harris will lead the special material writing team alongside head writer Dave Boone for 87th Oscar Ceremony

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  LProducers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the special material writing team for the 87th Oscars, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. Host Neil Patrick Harris will lead the special material writing team alongside head writer Dave Boone.  Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar telecasts, won two Emmys® for his work on the 63rd and 64th Tony Awards®, and received nominations for all three subsequent shows.  He also earned nominations f...

Marrakech IFF 14 offers a Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

Martin I. Petrov     Viggo Mortensen, to whom the 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival pays a tribute, presented his new film Loin des hommes (Far from men) in the presence of the director David Oelhoffen, co-star Reda Kateb and the producers, yesterday evening at the crowded Jemaa El Fna square in the old town of Marrakech. When called on stage, Mortensen greeted the audience with well rehearsed Arabic and continued in French inviting them to the fol...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...

Bille August: Masterclass at Marrakech IFF 14

  How would you teach filmmaking? Which films would you show?    Some of my favourites, starting with The Godfather. Practicing is where you learn from, though. Only by doing mistakes you learn how to do better.      How has your life impacted your filmmaking?    I had a very bad childhood and my father was not a very nice man. (laughing) I lived in my fantasies, creating stories and creating theatre plays for my friends. At school I used to go a...

Save Cinemas in Morocco at the Marrakech IFF 14

Save Cinemas in Morocco is an initiative that started several years ago in Marrakech, led by Tarik Mounim. It’s aim is to discover and preserve deserted old cinemas throughout the country transforming them again to culture patrons and promoting national and independent cinema that is rare these days in Morocco.    During this year’s Marrakech international Film Festival, Save Cinemas in Morocco holds an exhibition at the old Cine Théâtre Palace, where visitor...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

Another Reason to Blame Canada: An Interview with Leslie Bland on His Film “Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood”

Our interview with producer and co-director Leslie Bland:  http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-reason-to-blame-canada.html By James Latham     Q:  Besides being in Hollywood, what do Louis B. Mayer and Tommy Chong have in common?     A:  They’re Canadian.  Who knew?  You will after you see this film.   Among the terrific independent documentaries we’r...

Attending Filmmakers and Industry Guests at 2014 BIFF

Carlyn Bodmer - Barefoot Bandit  Candice Tab - Battered  Charles Porter - Battered  Natalie Lynne Castillo - Battered  Alexander Stuart Hauck - Battered  Toby Lomas - Battered  Andread Madjid Siege (Andy Siege) - Beti & Amare  Deryn Williams - Big In Japan  Sean Lowry - Big In Japan  Phillip Peterson - Big In Japan  David Drury - Big In Japan  John Jeffcoat - Big In Japan  Tara Lynn Orr - Bis Gleich  ...

Debra Messing to be honored at BIFF

Debra Messing at BIFF, she will be honored as the 2014 BIFF Shining Star, Friday, December 5 following her Opening Night Film Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm LIKE SUNDAY LIKE RAIN !! at the Atlantis Theater   Messing landed her first television job in a recurring role on the hit dramaNYPD Blue in 1994. Her career advanced steadily from there, with guest spots on shows such as Seinfeld and a series of film roles: Keanu Reeves's wife ...

Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship 2015 Berlinale and Glashütte Original Announce Jury for the Fourth Round

    Launched by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section and Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original, the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” will be awarded for the fourth time to a young talented director prior to the Berlinale. Conceived to support young German filmmakers in developing a project, material and screenplay, the € 15,000 fellowship is funded by the watch manufacturer Glashütte Original. Eligible to participate were all d...

Berlinale Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders

Dennis Hopper in The American Friend, 1977      The Homage of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who will also be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement (see press release of August 21, 2014).   The award ceremony on February 12, 2015 at 10 pm in the Berlinale Palast will include a screening of Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, 1977). The film thriller, based on a book b...
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