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French Riviera Film Festival Partners with Cinemagic

Ireland-based youth film non-profit Cinemagic has become a strategic partner of French Riviera Film Festival. CEO and MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) Joan Burney Keatings has also joined the festival's prestigious advisory board, which includes such high profile individuals as E! Entertainment Television founder Larry Namer, and COO, Bruno Chatelin, among others. “We're simply delighted to partner with Joan&nbs...

Juliette Binoche’s Bon Goût

Oscar®-winner Juliette Binoche visited Beverly Hills recently to promote her latest film, The Taste Of Things, France’s official entry, best international feature for the 96th Academy Awards. Filmmaker Trần Anh Hùng (The Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo) won best director for the film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, while Binoche is nominated in the best supporting performance category of the 2023 Gotham Awards. Set in France in the late 19th century, the film...

DaVinci International Film Festival Inks Deal With Rockefellas Studios

  DaVinci International Film Festival has entered an agreement with Rockefellas Studios, in where submissions* from the upcoming edition of the festival will have the opportunity to air on Rockefellas TV, the new entertainment channel that recently launched on ROKU.   The sixth edition of DIFF will now take place from February 23-25th, 2024. Films submitted to DIFF will have the option to ...

Valuing Writers in the AI Renaissance: A Call for Fair Compensation

by Christina Zhu-Weaver, Chief Strategy and Fun Officer at Robosen Robotics Amid the rapid advancements of artificial intelligence, a pivotal dialogue emerges, focused on the ethics and equity of AI development. At the heart of these discussions, one critical question often lingers in the shadows: should we provide rightful compensation to the writers and creators whose imaginative works form the foundation of AI system training? AI for Humanity: Insights from Hollywood Writers In a r...

"Of Things Past" Starring Legendary Actor Michael Moriarty, Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid to Debut on VOD on October 3rd

Big Apple Film Festival 2023 Official Selection, Of Things Past, a truly unique production, over 37 years in the making, at last will be enjoyed by North American viewing audiences beginning October 3rd on Amazon, Vudu and major cable systems’ VOD.   Tony Award, Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner Michael Moriarty returns to the big screen, with co-stars Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid in the drama, that first began filming in 1985. The movie was never released and has b...

Superhero Comedy Short S.Q.U.A.D. To Have West Coast Premiere at Silicon Beach Film Festival at TCL Theatres in Hollywood

Superhero comedy short S.Q.U.A.D. is taking the global festival circuit by storm, being named an official selection at the Urban Arts Festival in Dallas, Milan Shorts Film Festival in Italy, and Paris International Short Festival in France. The film world premiered at the Jersey Short Film Festival in early July, and will have its West Coast U.S.A. premiere on September 8th at TCL Theatres in Hollywood (Theatre 4, Block J, 2:05 pm PST) , as an ...

"Driven: The Tony Pearson Story," Best Documentary Feature Winner, 2023 Golden State Film Fest, To Premiere on October 6th

Generation Iron, the premier New York City-based global digital media company focused on health, fitness, bodybuilding and strength sports and its distribution/production partner The Vladar Company have acquired worldwide distribution rights for the award-winning, feature documentary Driven: The Tony Pearson Story. Winner of the Grand Prize, Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Golden State Film Festival, the documentary is set to premiere on major streaming plat...

En Trance Films Unveils Official Poster for The Company of Thieves

Revisionist Western Feature by Filmmaker Viduran Roopan to Begin Festival Run in Early 2024 En Trance Films has released the official poster for the upcoming feature, The Company of Thieves, the announcement was made today by company founder Viduran Roopan.   Filmmaker Roopan's first feature film, the 'revisionist Western'* will premiere on the festival circuit early next year. The film stars Tony Noto (1923, Pam & Tommy, Flight 704), and Hunter C. Smith (Luc...

S.Q.U.A.D. Takes Global Festival Circuit by Storm/Superhero Comedy Short Named Official Selection at Top Fests in US and Europe

On the heels of a very successful world premiere at the Jersey Short Film Festival in early July, superhero comedy short S.Q.U.A.D. is taking the global festival circuit by storm, being named an official selection at the Urban Arts Festival in Dallas, Milan Shorts Film Festival in Italy, and Paris International Short Festival in France.   The film, directed by Ethan Cyr, Dakota Holmes-Dodge, and Carlos Lavezzari, explores the i...

'Day9' by Award-winning DGA Director Dastan Khalili To Have World Premiere at LA Shorts International Film Festival

Thriller satire short Day9 will have its world premiere at the LA Short International Film Festival on July 25, 2023, at 3:15 p.m. PST at Regal LA Live Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. In the film, Dobroth, a merciless millionaire, assembles a team of resilient workers and forces them to toil in an uninhabitable wasteland until they are pushed to their limits, both mentally and physically. Official Trailer:    Day-9 from Alliance Of Light on ...

Swedish Actress Alicia Vikander Reigns Over International Film Festival Circuit

Award-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander recently was honored in the Czech Republic at the 57th Karlovy Vary Film Festival with the President’s Award, in advance of the screening of her latest feature, the historical drama Fireband by director Karim Ainouz. In the film, Vikander plays the role of Queen Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII, played by Jude Law. Firebrand Incidentally, Vikander’s first international film A Royal Affair in which she played Caroline M...

Critically Acclaimed Feature Docudrama Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities Debuts To Great Success On EpochTV

On the heels of its world theatrical premiere at Manhattan Film Festival, feature docudrama Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities by award-winning director Tobias Elvhage debuted worldwide on EpochTV on June 19. l-r, Pamela Garfield, Dr. Katherine Welch, Tobias Elvhage, YiYuan Chang, Erin Friday, Roman Balmakov at Manhattan Film Festival Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities examines the topic of transgenderism and youth, exploring th...

Superhero Comedy Short S.Q.U.A.D. to have World Premiere at Jersey Shore Film Festival

NYC Directing Team Ethan Cyr, Dakota Holmes-Dodge, and Carlos Lavezzari Explore Race, Gender and Class Through Narrative of Comic Book Superheroes Superhero comedy short S.Q.U.A.D. will have its world premiere at the Jersey Shore Film Festival on July 7, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST at Basie Center Cinemas as part of the fest’s Shorts Collection: It’s On Us track. The film, directed by Ethan Cyr, Dakota Holmes-Dodge, and Carlos Lavezzari, explores the issues of race, ge...

Location Spotlight: The Wine Country of Abruzzo

Italy is without question one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world, celebrated in some of cinema’s most iconic films, Roman Holiday (the first ever Hollywood movie made in Italy), La Dolce Vita, The Godfather, Il Postino, and Under the Tuscan Sun. Most recently, the hit series White Lotus, set in Toarmina, showcased the picturesque landscape of Sicily.  Incidentally, my research has revealed that some of the most stunning scenery of Abru...

DaVinci International Film Festival Unveils New Junior Leo Program for Student Filmmakers/ Regular Submission Deadline July 5

The sixth edition of the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), scheduled from October 20-22, 2023 at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles, has announced the addition of the new Junior Leo Program designed to celebrate the creative works of student filmmakers. The announcement was made today by DaVinci Film Foundation Inc. founder/CEO Chadwick Pelletier.   ...

Cyndi Lauper Celebrates "Let The Canary Sing" at Tribeca

Music Icon Cyndi Lauper celebrated her Tribeca Film Festival documentary "Let The Canary Sing" At Tribeca Cinema Center held at Serafina Upper West on 77th Street on Wednesday, June 14th following the screening at Beacon Theatre. Joined by personal family, friends, industry filmmakers and cinephiles, and her Sony Music family, Cyndi celebrated at the uptown Italian eatery, toasting with attendees at the intimate bash and making a speech filled with true Lauper pizazz. Guests sipped...

Feature Docudrama 'Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities' To Have World Premiere at Manhattan Film Festival on June 16

Feature docudrama Gender Transformation:The Untold Realities by directors Tobias Elvhage and Liza Morberg will debut to worldwide audiences on EpochTV on June 19. The film will also have its theatrical premiere at the Manhattan Film Festival in New York City at 7 p.m. (EST) on June 16th.     Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities examines the topic of transgenderism and youth, exploring the roles played by the education system, the medical and pharmaceutic...

Catching Up With Filmmaker/Visual Artist Eva Lanska at Festival de Cannes 2023

Eva Lanska is a British Israeli film director, screenwriter and video artist.  She began her career in France in 2000, where in association with members of the musical band the immigrants, she produced her first video installation dedicated to the fight against racism. Eva Lanska attends Firebrand Premiere during Festival de Cannes 2023 Art, literature, French cinematography and atmosphere of Paris influenced her while she was a student and this became the foundation of all her art. Eva...

IEM Spotlight on Elif Balci - Rising Star on the Entertainment Marketing Scene

IEM recently had the opportunity to sit down with Elif Balci, a rising star in the entertainment marketing industry, to discuss her background, movies that inspired her, and some of her recent projects that had the internet buzzing! Originally from Istanbul, Elif studied at the University of San Diego. After landing a series of impressive internships at companies like WPP, TBWA, Elle Magazine, and Clio Awards, she began her professional career as a production assistant for one of the most awarde...

Palme d’or Presented to Justine Triet “Anatomy of a Fall”

The Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes, chaired by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor & director Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifron and French director Julia Ducournau, presented its winners' list...

26th La Cinef Winning Films Revealed

The Short Films and La Cinef Jury presided by Ildikó Enyedi and comprised of Ana Lily Amirpour, Shlomi Elkabetz, Charlotte Le Bon and Karidja Touré has awarded the 2023 La Cinef Prizes today during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. La Cinef consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 2,000 entries coming from 476 film schools around the world. ...

'We Were Laughing A Lot' - Press Conference for 'Firebrand' featuring Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Karim Aïnouz, Gabrielle Tana

Director Karim Aïnouz, producer Gabrielle Tana, along with Alicia Vikander and Jude Law, stars of the in competition film Firebrand were featured at a morning press conference on May 22. The film takes a realistic look at King Henry VII's final marriage to Queen Catherine Parr, in where the roi is characterized as a monster. The lively press conference lightened the mood and theme of the film, with the actors saying they were often joking throughout the shoot, despite the film's ...

Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap Receives French Riviera Film Festival Industry Excellence Award

On May 20, 2023, award-winning Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap received the Industry Excellence Award from the French Riviera Film Festival at the private closing reception of the festival held at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes. The award was presented to Kashyap by Awards Editor Movie Marker magazine Rehna Azim and FRFF co-founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Kashyap's latest film Kennedy was screened at the 2023 Festival de Cannes.   Anurag Kashyap, Reh...

Pierre Angénieux Tribute, Celebrating Excellence in Cinematography, to Honor Barry Ackroyd

Angénieux, world-renowned optical manufacturer and flagship of the French industry for over eighty years, will pay tribute to a great name of photography during an exceptional evening opened by Thierry Frémaux, Delegate General of the Cannes Film Festival and presented by French journalist Charlotte Lipinska. The PIERRE ANGÉNIEUX TRIBUTE ceremony is a unique event during which the experts of the world’s image - without whom cinema would not exist - are celebrated. Ang...

Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Announces Winners

Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival awarded its 2023 winning films and filmmakers at a gala ceremony held on April 22nd at Regal LA Live Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The 2023 awards recipients are: Best Actor: Joseph Sernio (Loved) Best Actress: Sydney Carvill (Moon Students) Best Student Film: Rake Best Foreign Film: Miki Maniaco Best Comedy: Staffed Best First Time Filmmaker: Ramin Sohrab (Layers of Lies) Best LGBTQ: With Myself Best Director: Eric Burton...


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