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Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

  A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:   This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What's the general feeli...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Interview with Filmmakers Christopher Knoblock and Dana White for "In the Orchard" (2018)

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  Director Christopher Knoblock's breakthrough first feature is an honest heartrending tale about survival in the midst of life's many physical and psychological battles. Charlotte Winston (played by Dana White) loses her husband and child in a tragic car accident. She is left to take care of the many acres of their California orchard alone. The loss is so great it seems she will not survive; until she meets Marine veteran Nick (Jonas Ball) hiding out in her shed. Nick has...

Interview with Filmmakers Christopher Knoblock and Dana White for "In the Orchard" (2018)

Director Christopher Knoblock's breakthrough first feature is an honest heartrending tale about survival in the midst of life's many physical and psychological battles. Charlotte Winston (played by Dana White) loses her husband and child in a tragic car accident. She is left to take care of the many acres of their California orchard alone. The loss is so great it seems she will not survive; until she meets Marine veteran Nick (Jonas Ball) hiding out in her shed. Nick has PTSD and she h...

Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok announced as Talent Ambassador of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

        The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) is today delighted to announce the appointment of Hong Kong based star Aaron Kwok as the first of this year’s Talent Ambassadors for the 3rd edition of the festival, which will take place from 8 to 14 December 2018. Additional Talent Ambassadors will be announced in the coming months.     Internationally recognized actor, singer and dancer Aaron Kwok will represent the ‘Eas...

Interview with Filmmaker Ben Zolno for "Status Pending" (2018)

Director/writer Ben Zolno's breakthrough film 'Status Pending' (2018) is a roller coaster love story between American, Ryan, and Kiwi, Lizzie, living in New Zealand. They met on Tinder and exist posting their personal lives on social media, as most millenials do. At first, their hook up is a lot of fun, until it's time to either move forward or move on. Starring Ben Zolno and actress Ivana Palezevic, the film is currently traveling international film festivals, includin...

Interview with Producer Steve Lee Jones for "Bigger" (2018) at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Producer | Writer | Director Steve Lee Jones' latest film “Bigger” (2018) held market screenings at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. “Bigger” tells the story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, founders of the modern fitness and work out gym phenomena. In this rags to riches story, with just a few dollars in their pocket and a fight against anti-Semitism and racism, the Weider brothers set out to revolutionize the world of physical fitness and build an empire. ...

Interview with Mark Cousins on "The Eyes of Orson Welles" (2018)

Filmmaker Mark Cousins Prolific filmmaker Mark Cousins' latest oeuvre “The Eyes of Orson Welles” (2018) is a documentary about the eponymous genius canon auteur director, his influence on cinema and shaping the collective psyche of our modern culture. Starring Northern Irish-born, Scottish resident director Mark Cousins himself and Orson's daughter Beatrice Welles, they set out to show us who Orson really was, giving us an intimate view of the man behind the mast...

Interview with Mark Cousins on "The Eyes of Orson Welles" (2018)

Filmmaker Mark Cousins Prolific filmmaker Mark Cousins' latest oeuvre “The Eyes of Orson Welles” (2018) is a documentary about the eponymous genius canon auteur director, his influence on cinema and shaping the collective psyche of our modern culture. Starring Northern Irish-born, Scottish resident director Mark Cousins himself and Orson's daughter Beatrice Welles, they set out to show us who Orson really was, giving us an intimate view of the man behind the mastery. The fi...

Hayma Washington To Accept 2018 ‘Ischia Humanitarian Award’ On Behalf Of U.S. Television Academy

Award to be Presented July 15th During Opening Ceremonies of the 16th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival     The Board of the Ischia International Arts Academy has selected America’s Television Academy and the Television Academy Foundation to be honored with the 2018 ‘Ischia Humanitarian Award’ for its programs that nurture burgeoning talents, provide students with exceptional learning opportunities and encourage educators to mentor them and help s...

Arab Cinema Center launched during Cannes Listing of The 100 Most Important Names in the Arab Film Industry

A First-of-its-kind in the Arab World Behind the noticeable development in the Arab film industry over the past few years, are names that spend great efforts in order to boost the growth of Arab cinema. Therefore, it was natural for the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), which aims to promote the Arab film industry in international markets and support it in every possible way, to launch The 100 Most Important Names in the Arab Film Industry. A first-of-its-kind in the Arab world, the list by the AC...

Michel Ocelot, Mark Osborne and many more to attend Annecy

    They’re coming to Annecy!     Once again, the Festival is welcoming big names to Annecy: directors, producers and actors are all coming to have their voices heard.​     Personalities This year’s Festival include the following, in "order of appearance": Michel Ocelot, for the screening event of Dilili in Paris with the young actress XXX who performed the voice of Dilili (Monday, 8:30 pm, Bonlieu Grande salle – invitation o...

Jeff Bridges presents his film at Bozeman Film Celebration

Photo at Bozeman Fim Celebration by Debra-Lynn Hook Jeff Bridges and Susan Kucera will do a Q and A after the film presentation June 8, 8pm at Emerson's Crawford Theatre, Bozeman Montana tickets here: http://bozemanfilmcelebration.com/…/living-in-features-past/ Bozeman Film Celebration is at the forefront in building bridges of understanding between diverse points of view and is in the vanguard in restoring media literacy among our youth. The vision behind BZN...

The Israel Film Festival in LA honors Netflix’s Larry Tanz, Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Ram Bergman and Stanley Black

  The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., is launching its 32nd edition by hosting a Sponsor Luncheon celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary and honoring Netflix’s Larry Tanz, Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Ram Bergman and philanthropist Stanley Black, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Tanz, Vice President, Global Television at Netflix, has been named the 2018 IFF Achievement ...

Extended Deadline for NYC 2 Paris Film Fest: June 20th!

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The Extended Deadline to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival is June 20th, 2018!  NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director.  The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films and music vi...

2018 Consensus New York Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves The 2018 Consensus New York (4th Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the Hilton Midtown, May 14-16, 2018. The Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) and Cryptocurrency annual global conference included the launch of the first decentralized open source Bitcoin Blockchain Smart Contract platform by RSK, Security Token Standard 2.0 by Polymath, hardware wallet Ledger Blue by Ledger, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitors show, special presentations a...

Consensus 2018 New York Coverage

By Maria Esteves The 2018 Consensus New York (4th Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the New York Hilton Midtown, May 14-16. The International Blockchain as a Service and Cryptocurrency annual conference featured keynote presentations, panel discussions by global leaders in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space, special presentations, workshops, exhibitor hall and network receptions. This year’s successful record breaking attendees of over 8,000 fr...

Stars sparkle for World Environment Day in Mumbai

Aditi Govitrikar and Asif Bhamla Stars sparkle for World Environment Day in Mumbai Sparkles Diamond Jewellery joined hands with Bhamla Foundation to observe World Environment Day on June 05. Present on the occasion were actors Tanisha Mukerji, Sidhhant Kapoor (son of Shakti Kapoor), Aditi Govitrikar, singer composer Armaan Malik and playback singer Shaan (real-name Shantanu Mukherjee). Shaan and Tanisha Sparkles Diamond Jewellery is a brand of Poddar Diamonds Limited and Asif Bhamla is a p...

Interview with Two Among the Righteous Few Author Marty Brounstein

By Maria Esteves – May 28, 2018 Marty A. Brounstein (MAB) is an author, consulting business manager and adjunct faculty member of the MBA Program at St. Mary’s College, CA. In 1993, his Practical Solutions Group provided leadership and organizational effectiveness to clients, from executives to managers and staff members in profit and non-profit sectors. His books included Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies, Communicating Effectively For Dummies, and Managing Teams For Dummies...

Interview with Producer Steve Lee Jones for "Bigger" (2018) at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Producer | Writer | Director Steve Lee Jones' latest film “Bigger” (2018) held market screenings at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. “Bigger” tells the story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, founders of the modern fitness and work out gym phenomena. In this rags to riches story, with just a few dollars in their pocket and a fight against anti-Semitism and racism, the Weider brothers set out to revolutionize the world of physical fitness and build an empire.   ...

See-Saw Films name Nicky Earnshaw as Head of Production

See-Saw Films’ joint Managing Directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman today announced the appointment of Nicky Earnshaw as Head of Production for their UK film and television divisions. Effective July 9, Earnshaw will be responsible for the production and day to day operations of See-Saw’s expanding film and TV slate developed and produced out of the UK office.  In addition, she will oversee productions greenlit through the recently announced first look deal with New Regency,...

Interview with Filmmaker Ben Zolno for "Status Pending" (2018)

Director/writer Ben Zolno's breakthrough film 'Status Pending' (2018) is a roller coaster love story between American, Ryan, and Kiwi, Lizzie, living in New Zealand. They met on Tinder and exist posting their personal lives on social media, as most millenials do. At first, their hook up is a lot of fun, until it's time to either move forward or move on. Starring Ben Zolno and actress Ivana Palezevic, the film is currently traveling international film festivals, including most ...

Kim Yutani Named Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Institute’s John Cooper announced today that Kim Yutani is the Sundance Film Festival’s new Director of Programming. Yutani will lead the curation of film, media, and off-screen programming at both the Sundance Film Festival and other year-round public platforms and programs that showcase and elevate independent storytellers and artists. She was forme...

Thirteen Independent Feature Film Projects Selected to Attend Sundance Institute Directors & Screenwriters Labs

      Visionary Storytellers to Receive Individualized Mentorship from Industry Notables and Year-Round Suite of Creative and Tactical Support   Los Angeles, CA — Thirteen new independent feature projects from the U.S., Cuba, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, and Palestine have been selected for the 2018 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs. At the ...

Don’t Let Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov's Die in his indefinite hunger strike !

    Today is Day 16 of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov's indefinite hunger strike which his lawyer Dimitri Dinze reports he full plans to follow through to the death should his demands not be met. Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, ...
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