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Putuparri and the Rainmakers wins CinéfestOZ Film Prize

  PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS directed and produced by Nicole Ma, and produced by John Moore, has been named the winner of the 2015 CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize. Ma and Moore were presented with the film prize tonight as part of CinéfestOZ’s Gala Night celebrations in Busselton, in the south west of Western Australia. Starring Tom Lawford and Sylvestor Rangie and set against the backdrop of Australia’s tangled colonial and Indigenous history, documentary PU...

Festival Guests @ CinefestOZ 2015

Hugo Weaving - CinéfestOZ Screen Legend Critically acclaimed film, TV and theatre performer, Hugo is one of our most celebrated actors.  His performances include sell out seasons of Uncle Vanya, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth, Endgame and Les Liasons Dangereuses. He has been praised for his many diverse film roles in The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Oranges and Suns...

Finalists for the 2015 CinéfestOZ Film Prize of $100,000 Were:

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Backtrack Director: Michael Petroni Producer: Michael Petroni, Jamie Hilton, Antonia Barnard Starring: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, George Shevtsov, Robin McLeavy, Chloe Bayliss, Bruce Spence Synopsis: Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is a spine-chilling...

Jane the Virgin: Romedy Now imports American hit telenovela series to India

Jane the Virgin: Romedy Now imports American hit telenovela series to India Romedy Now, part of the Times Network group that includes Times Now, Movies Now, ET Now, MN+ and Zoom, has brought the CBS-produced and the CW executed popular American TV series, Jane the Virgin, to India, premièring 05 August. It comprises 22 episodes of one-hour each, from the first season. Romedy Now has a further option on the next season, which premières in the USA exactly a year after the first ru...

2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

By Maria Esteves – July 17, 2015 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Day 2: Dalai Lama performs WhiteTara long-life and empowerment ceremonial prayers. The 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama was held at Javits Center, New York, July 9-10, 2015. Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Canadian Tibetans; the mark of gratitude event celebrated Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (Ju...

Richard Gere Attends Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday in NYC

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By Maria Esteves – July 14, 2015 American actor and activist Richard Gere was special guest speaker at the 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama held at Javits Center, New York, July 10, 2015. Gere paid tribute to His Holiness by sharing a Native American story of Two Wolves and his experience at a 1997 New York private screening of KUNDUN Biopic, directed Martin Scorsese. Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Cana...

Indian film-writer, lyricist, Akhtar Romani no more

Indian film-writer, lyricist, Akhtar Romani no more A rare film-writer and lyricist from the Dawoodi Bohra community, Akhtar Romani (nom de plume) passed away today in Mumbai, his home for almost all his life. He was in his early eighties. His contemporaries at the Saint Xavier’s College, Bombay, included Vijay Anand (who was to direct classic films like Guide, Jewel Thief and Johnny Mera Naam), Mahendra Kapoor (one of India’s best known playback song singers) and Ameen Sayani (ra...

2015 Palm Springs International Shortfest Festival Winners

Marta Rosa (USA/Mexico), Barbara Cigarroa "Carry On" Receives Best of the Festival Award "Submarine" Receives Future Filmmaker Award; "The Way of Tea", "Body Team 12" and "Bear Story" Receive Audience Awards; PALM SPRINGS, CA (June 21, 2015) – The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 21, 2015. 330 short ...

Palm Springs Shortfest Forums:

Jason Reitman Serves as Keynote Speaker; Representatives from Anonymous Content, The Black List, CAA, CSA, Fandor, ICM Partners, IndieGogo, Preferred Content, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and many others The Palm Springs International ShortFest is best known for its award-winning film shorts, but each year the Festival also welcomes a long guest list of filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forums’ Panels and Roundtables. Academy Award nominated director ...

2015 Palm Springs Shortest Kicks Off With Opening Night Films

WHO: Expected to attend Opening Night are: Director Adriano Valentini (The Age of Insecurity: Little Men), Director Alexis Van Stratum (Albertine), Director Michael Phillis and Producer Alexa Fraser-Herron, (Mini Supreme), Producer A.J. Kelly (Warning Labels). ShortFest Programming and Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Forums Producer Helen du Toit, and filmmakers from around the world. WHAT: This year’s opening night screening titled “Make ‘Em Laugh” on Tuesday, Ju...

Palm Springs International Shortfest Line-Up For 2015

Festival to Showcase Shorts Directed by Katie Holmes, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tara Fitzgerald and Starring Troian Bellisario, John Cusack, Loretta Devine, Robert Forster, Taissa Farmiga, Patrick Fugit, Janeane Garofalo, Kat Graham, Richard E. Grant, Matt Groening, Jimmy Kimmel, Kate Mara, Rose McGowan, Sandra Oh, Jason Patric, Zachary Quinto, Amber Tamblyn, Danny Trejo, Rufus Wainwright and Kristen Wiig Palm Springs, CA, June 2015 – It’s time to put on your shorts for the 2015 Palm S...

2015 Palm Springs Shortest Kicks Off With Opening Night Films

WHO: Expected to attend Opening Night are: Director Adriano Valentini (The Age of Insecurity: Little Men), Director Alexis Van Stratum (Albertine), Director Michael Phillis and Producer Alexa Fraser-Herron, (Mini Supreme), Producer A.J. Kelly (Warning Labels). ShortFest Programming and Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Forums Producer Helen du Toit, and filmmakers from around the world. WHAT: This year’s opening night screening titled “Make ‘Em Laugh” on Tuesday, Ju...

American Film Market (AFM) Launches New Initiatives For 2015

China Conference, Networking Receptions, Cinando Subscriptions Lead the New Programs LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) – The 2015 American Film Market (AFM) has unveiled several new initiatives ahead of this year’s event. These include the addition of two new conferences: The AFM China Conference and the AFM Festival Conference. Additionally, Carousel Cocktails will offer producers and filmmakers new networking opportunities and, for the first time, AFM and Cinando are providing all reg...

New Banners to Finance and Produce Doug Liman’s MENA Starring Tom Cruise

PARIS KASIDOKOSTAS-LATSIS SETS UP HERCULES FILM FUND & LONGTIME PARTNER TERRY DOUGAS SETS SAIL WITH RHEA FILMS Greek ship-owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis has set up the Luxembourg based Hercules Film Fund, to bring European investors to Hollywood to finance 3 – 5 wide release films per year. In parallel, Terry Dougas has formed a new production banner called Rhea Films (the mother of all Greek Gods), which will be the producing vehicle for films financed by Hercules. The first...

“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” Now Released

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“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” A New Addition to Pakistani Film, Music and Television Industry, now released in the USA  followed by new American-Canadian Movie and Music Album Releases.     OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:   http://www.wiredprnews.com/2015/06/15/canadian-pakistani-music-videos-pakistani-movie-edit-now-released_20150615312907.html   Official IMDB LISTING:   www.imdb.com/title/tt4713...

DHEEPAN (2015) by Jacques Audiard; A Review.

Every year, Cannes Film Festival movie-goers try to predict what the Palm d'Or winner will be. There are always the audience favorites and big buzz films; but more often than not, it's the film least expected to win that rises to the top taking home the highly besought golden palm. This year, that film was DHEEPAN by renown French director Jacques Audiard. While Audiard was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2009, he took away his first Palm d'Or this year with DHEEPAN. The film ...

DHEEPAN (2015) by Jacques Audiard; A Review.

Every year, Cannes Film Festival movie-goers try to predict what the Palm d'Or winner will be. There are always the audience favorites and big buzz films; but more often than not, it's the film least expected to win that rises to the top taking home the highly besought golden palm. This year, that film was DHEEPAN by renown French director Jacques Audiard. While Audiard was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2009, he took away his first Palm d'Or this year with DHEEPAN. The film ...

Icelandic film RAMS wins top prize in Un Certain Regard

The Icelandic film Rams, by Grímur Hákonarson, has won the Prix Un Certain Regard, the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time that an Icelandic feature film has won a prize at Cannes, so this is understandably a great honor for all involved in the making of the film and for the Icelandic film community in general. Rams is set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years ha...

Frat Dude Secret Gossip

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Frat Dude Secret Gossip   Due to extreme high volume of requests and curiosity of the general public this blog/article has to be published. The “Fratmen Fratpad Tributes” are more than 100s of songs and more than 1000 music videos given as a tribute to all the  Fratmen of Arizona. Kindly note the songs are not random and they are about actual people. The setting of the music videos is Arizona. All the other States such as California, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Chicago, Wisc...

Arclight Films and Huace Picture Ink Development Deal with Jeff Byrd and Lamont Magee on Highly Anticipated LIGHTS OUT

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On the heels of their first collaboration, the female-led, action thrill ride LIGHTS OUT, Arclight Films has inked a development deal with scribes Jeff Byrd and Lamont Magee to create original, feature content. Arclight Films announced their partnership with Huace Pictures, a subsidiary of Huace Media Group, the largest distributor of media content in China, during AFM, on LIGHTS OUT. Huace Media Group, one of China’s top publicly traded Film/TV financing and production companies, who hav...

LOUNGE ACT Makes World Market Premiere in Cannes with All-Star Cast

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Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy Join Forces to Create Hilarious Look into the Life of the Unemployed Actor Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT held its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment, Ghost Ship, The Unusual Suspects), Nathan Lane (THE BIRDCAGE, THE PRODUCERS) and Frances Conroy (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, THE AVIATOR, SIX FEET UNDER) have teamed up bring an uplifting film about the various and hilarious ups and down...

Powerful Cothing Documentary "The True Cost" Featured at Cannes Market

Powerful Cothing Documentary "The True Cost" Featured at the Cannes market this month. This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who real...

Galaxy Studios Announces 3-Picture Deal with Producer Mark R. Harris

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FIRST FILM UNDER DEAL ANNOUNCED: ‘CUPID’ – CO-PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY FILMMAKER GARRY MARSHALL, DIRECTED AND CO-WRITTEN BY SCOTT MARSHALL. NEXT THREE MARK R. HARRIS FILMS TO EMPLOY REVOLUTIONARY AURO-3D® IMMERSIVE SOUND FORMAT. (CANNES) May, 2015: Belgium-based, multi-faceted post-production outfit, GALAXY STUDIOS, announced that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with film producer Mark R. Harris (CRASH, GODS AND MONSTERS, CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN)....

Producer Filip Jan Rymzsa of Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind' At Cannes Film Festival to discuss Indiegogo Campaign.

Producer Filip Jan Rymzsa of Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind' attended this year's Cannes Film Festival to hold interviews on the recent Indiegogo Campaign initiated to raise money for finishing the unfinished film. The film to be released in 2015, the centenary year of Orson Welles birth. Cannes Film Festival, May, 2015 ­– Forty five years after the first scenes were filmed and 30 years after his death, legendary director Orson Welles’ never-before-s...

CamboFest, Cambodia now accepting submissions for 2016 Edition!

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CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Movie and Media festival - established in 2007/2550 - and the first internationally recognized movie event taking place in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, is now accepting movie submissions for the 2016 (5th) edition. Special categories for this edition include: SUPERNATURAL and FANTASTIC SHOWCASE - Movies with a Supernatural or Fantastic Theme (all lengths considered) ONE MINUTE MOVIE BIOSPHERE (Eco-themed showcase) MICRO-MOVIE (Movies under :30 second...
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