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Asian cinema icon BRIGITTE LIN CHING HSIA in Udine for the official opening of FEFF20!

20/28 April 2018 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo & Visionario  FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 20  Asian cinema icon BRIGITTE LIN CHING HSIA in Udine for the official opening of FEFF 20!  Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia to receive the Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award and  Far East Film to set up a specialdedicated retrospective – the restored version of Cloud of Romance, European Premiere, among the titles. Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche opted to...

Crossing Borders Appoints Chris Humphrey as new Head of Studies

Crossing Borders, a joint training program by Documentary Campus and the European Documentary Network, appoints Chris Humphrey, Director of Production, A+E NETWORKS ASIA (Singapore), as new Head of Studies for Crossing Borders. Steven Seidenberg, Head of International Coproduction, LIC (China), ends his 7-year tenure as Head of Studies for Crossing Borders in February 2018. The Executive Board of Documentary Campus, a European initiative that provides advanced training to documentar...

Michael Keaton In Talks to Star in WHAT IS LIFE WORTH

IMR INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH WORLDWIDE SALES IN BERLIN   MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award® winner David Frankel’s (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth.  Additional casting is currently underway.  Academy Award® winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will p...

Bertolucci's 'The Last Emperor' Returns To Hollywood

A Tribute to Bertolucci Will Be Included in the 13th Edition of the LA, Italia Fest    LOS ANGELES, January 25 – Thirty years after its triumphant nine-Oscar romp, Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” will be back in Hollywood for a special screening as part of the 13th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia – Film Fashion and Art Fest.  The 2018 festival will take place the week preceding the Oscars (February 25-March 2) at the Chinese Six Theatr...

The Cast of Living in the Future's Past

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In order of appearance:   Jeff Bridges  Actor, Artist, Producer, Humanitarian   Dr. Piers Sellers  Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA, Meteorologist and Astronaut (IN MEMORIAM)   Wesley Clark  General, US Army (ret.),  former NATO Supreme Allied Commander   Oren Lyons  Environmental activist and Professor of American Studies    Dr. Timothy Morton  Philosopher and Author,’Humankind’ ...

The crew behind Living in the Future's Past

Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges and Director Susan Kucera collaborated to bring Living in the Future’s Past to the screen. Susan is director, cinematographer and editor of the film which is also, produced, narrated by and features Jeff Bridges.   Jim Swift is the executive producer who set the project in motion and whose support and passion for the subjects are reflected in the film. Music composers + soundMusic composers + sound engineers  engineers  ...

Interview with Sales Agent Carlos Rincon @ Premiere Entertainment Group

    Sales Agent and Producer Carlos Rincon has been working world markets for a decade, having started his career with international sales and distribution company Spotlight Pictures, where he worked on dozens of film titles including James Franco's films 'Sal' (2011) and 'Child of God' (2013). He now works for Premiere Entertainment Group as VP of Development & Acquisitions (Executive); the company has been in business for 15 years and has ...

Interview with Meg Thomson, VP of Worldwide Content for Globalgate Entertainment

Meg Thomson is VP of Worldwide Content for Globalgate Entertainment, a division of distribution company Lionsgate. With offices in the US and London, Globalgate specializes in the co-financing (through its Globalgate Fund), production and international distribution for local-language films within their home territories. I recently interviewed Meg about her experience, position and the company.    Before your current position with Globalgate Entertainment, you were a film ...

Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on elevating quality through gender equality

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Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on how to take action towards 50/50 by 2020.    WIFT Germany, WIFT Nordic and the Swedish Film Institute host a seminar on elevating quality through gender equality with the support of the 68th Berlinale.   The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) was the first public film financing body to achieve its stated intent of gender parity in public film funding. This seminar combines the forces of WIFT Germany and WIFT Nordic...

Italian-American actress Maria Bello to chair LA, ITALIA FESTIVAL

Italian-American actress Maria Bello has been selected by the Board of the Capri in the World Institute to chair the 13th Annual Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest, which runs February 25th to March 3rd.  The 2018 Festival comes to Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists all scheduled to participate in the week-long pre-Academy Awards celebration showcasing the best of Italian culture and will ...

Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet, John Boyega, More Honored at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) had its biggest day yet on Saturday, playing host to the Producers Panel, Writers Panel, and Virtuosos Awards honoring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).   The Lobero Theater served as a major attraction to festival attendees early in the day as it hosted both the Produ...

Press & Filmmaker Breakfast, Writer's Panel, Producer's Panel Feb 3

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  PRODUCER’S PANEL 10 AM Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. – 12 noon Lobero Theatre presented by Mirai   Panelists: Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name), Lisa Bruce (Darkest Hour), Emma Thomas (Dunkirk), Sean McKittrick (Get Out), Evelyn O’Neill (Lady Bird), Daniel Lupi (Phantom Thread), J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), and Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Moderator: Glenn Whipp   The Producers Panel brings together some of today&rsq...

SingularDTV Rounds Out Marketing Team with Two Director Appointments

  Thessa Mooij (director of communications) and Simone Cassas (director of creative services).          Photo credit: Jill Wachter for SingularDTV SingularDTV, the blockchain entertainment studio, rounds out its marketing team with Thessa Mooij as Director of Communications and Simone Cassas as Director of Creative Services. Both work out of the company's New York office and report to Senior VP of Marketing Oliver Mahrdt (formerly North American represe...

Diversity at Berlinale

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  Ever since its foundation in 1951, the exploration of the multivoicedness and diversity of society has been a defining element of the Berlin International Film Festival’s identity. Art and culture always engage themselves in both contemporary aesthetic and social issues - a phenomenon reflected in the film programmes of the different sections and in the initiatives of the Berlinale each year. As an international cultural event, we are a forum where questions and ideas are heard an...

Berlinale Camera 2018: Awards for Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiří Menzel

  Since the award’s inception in 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has been honouring individuals and institutions from the world of film that the festival feels particularly connected to with the Berlinale Camera, as a token of gratitude for their contributions to cinema.                                  &n...

Berlinale 2018: International Jury

Adele Romanski, Foto: © James Laxton; Tom Tykwer, Foto: © Joachim Gern; Stephanie Zacharek  Chema Prado, Foto: © Chema Prado; Cécile de France, Foto: © Ben Dauchez; Ryūichi Sakamoto, Foto: © nss (zakkubalan) Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2018. 19 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition. The winners will be announced at the Berlinal...

32. TEDDY AWARD – Meet The international Jury

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We are happy to present to you the jury of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD, which will be awarded on February 23rd in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Seven renowned filmmakers and festival organisers will choose the laureates from the queer films of the Berlinale in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film and Best Short Film. Furthermore, they will award the TEDDY Jury Award. Natascha Frankenberg is the programmer of begehrt!, the queer film section of the International Women&rsquo...

Guests and Debates of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018

    Godard, Sargnagel, Arslan, Bonnefoy, Löbau, Bekolo, Szymanski, Meilicke, Nazzaro, Angerer, Seibel, Mendonça Filho, Knörer: The Who’s Who of the Berlin Critics’ Week Debates 2018. In the span of seven nights, between the 15th and 22nd of February, the Berlin Critics’ Week sparks debates on questions of p...

175 Oscar® nominees will come together at annual Nominees Luncheon

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More than 175 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 5, 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, Timothée Chalamet, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Kaluuya, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep are expected to attend the pre-Oscars® event. Supporting Actor and Actress nomi...

Interview with William Dafoe honored at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.” Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe&rsq...
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