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Bill Murray to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award

BILL MURRAY  MALTIN MODERN MASTER AWARD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 @ 6:00PM Join us for a 90+ minute online live-streamed conversation with the honoree about his entire career. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE! ...

INVISIBLE VALLEY: The team Interviewed - Opening night film at SBIFF

INVISIBLE VALLEY Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2021 Directors: Aaron Maurer and Producer: Zach McMillan   Interview by Emmanuel Itier         Q: Tell me how this project came together and what was the idea behind it?   Aaron: It came together as the request to show the world of migrant workers. We live in New York and, at first, we were not sure we could tell that story. But we felt we could look at the story of migrant workers in relat...

SBIFF's Variety Artisans Award announced!

VARIETY ARTISANS AWARD MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021 @ 6:00PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Variety’s seventh annual Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields.  The Tribute evening will take place online Monday, April 5th at 6:00pm and will be moderated by Variety’s Senior Artisans Editor Jazz Tangcay   The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to Al...

Netflix's Ted Sarandos to Keynote at BANFF 2021

TED SARANDOS TO KEYNOTE AS PART OF BANFF’S PRESTIGIOUS SUMMIT SERIES   The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce Netflix’s Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is set to speak in a virtual keynote as part of the Festival’s renowned Summit Series lineup. The session is scheduled on the Festival’s opening day Monday, June 14th. “Over the last 10-plus years we have been thrilled to share great stories with Canadians, and work ...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Directors of the Year

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival just announced this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. This honor was created to recognize a select group of directors who have pushed the boundaries in their storytelling and created films that showcase the art of filmmaking at its best. Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), David Fincher (Mank), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) will receive their awards and discuss their work on Tuesda...

Carlos Saura Award at the 49th edition of the Huesca International Film Festival goes to Michel Franco

The Ciudad de Huesca Carlos Saura Award at the 49th edition of the Huesca International Film Festival goes to Michel Franco (Mexico City, 1979). This author presents a social and direct cinema from a creative freedom that allows him to reconcile direction, scriptwriting, and production. His career began at the end of the 90s with various short films, but 2003 was a turning point in his career with Entre dos; Many festivals have highlighted his work, among them the ...

"TAKE CARE WITH PEANUTS" - Interview with Melissa Menta

Interview with Melissa Menta (SVP, Marketing and Communication at Peanuts Worldwide) By Emmanuel Itier   Q: Tell me about the initiative and what was the goal?   Melissa: A few years ago, Peanuts was a having a world summit and we realized that people should be more mindful and also more focused at taking care of the Earth. So, this project started before this global pandemic. So, the project “Take Care with Peanuts” is about: taking care of yourself, taki...

Marianna Vargas Gurilieva joins as Film Commissioner of the Dominican Film Commission (DGCINE)

Marianna Vargas Gurilieva joins as the Film Commissioner of the Dominican Film Commission (DGCINE), a position dedicated to developing and promoting the Dominican film industry. Vargas is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) with a law degree. Afterward, she obtained a Master of Law in Corporate, Business, and Maritime Law, specializing in Transactions of Business at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Recently, s...

Interview with Director of Photography Tommy Maddox-Upshaw for SNOWFALL (2021)

Director of photography, Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, ASC shot five episodes (Ep. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) of the recently released FX Networks Season 4 of the series Snowfall. He also filmed half of Season 3. The series crime drama focuses on the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. When asked about his experience working on the series, Maddox-Upshaw stated, "This is where I live with my family, so I care about the history of this town. These stories are like the societal problems I observed in...

VIDEO: Bruno Chatelin Speaker at SR film festival 's panel - "The Buzz that Made the Film"

SR Socially Relevant Festival NY held a great panel "The buzz that made the film" this Wednesday, March 17, at 2:30pm (EDT) The panel discussed the topic of The Importance of PR, the Press, Media and Marketing strategies in Film Distribution. It  reviewed the role of the publicist, the media and press person in securing a successful distribution or a film. Watch the vidoe transcript of the conversation, introduced by Nora Armani, SR festival Founder. ​FULL VIDEO...

Thank you Mister President... Spike is back to Cannes

France, Cannes hold a very special place in Spike Lee's heart,  he had his Cannes debut in 1986, and a great start to his career! The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, th...

The legends who left us: warm tribute from the Cesar to Malo Girod de l'Ain

Nice homage to Malo Girod de l'Ain: co-founder, it was part of the tribute to the recently deceased from the French industry 2020, on the song "What remains of our loves / Que reste t il de nos amours" performed by Benjamin Biolay. We were touched, as, I am sure, many of our followers. The legends who left us ...

FC Academy Gets High School Students Involved in Filmmaking with New Editing Classes

    Four-week virtual classes will take place Mondays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM starting March 22 Filmmakers Collaborative has announced a new virtual class for high school students interested in film editing. Registration is open now and the class will be held every Monday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM over four weeks beginning March 22.  FC Academy provides film classes for middle school and high school students across eastern Massachusetts, taking them through the entire film...

VIDEO Talking Pictures: Charlatan with Director Agnieszka Holland

David Ansen, Lead Programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, sat down with director Agnieszka Holland to talk about her film, Charlatan. The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties. ...

In conversation with 14 Best International Feature Film Shortlisted Directors

   Talking Pictures: Best International Feature Film Panels Ninety-three countries were in the running in the Academy Awards© Best International Feature Film category this year, 15 of which have been shortlisted (up from 10 last year). For the sixth year running, we're excited to present a panel discussion with 14 of these directors in conversation!       Another Round (Denmark) ...

Carey Mulligan to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 36th Santa Barbara Film Fest

Carey Mulligan is set to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Mulligan will be honored on April 5th and will be recognized for her remarkable career and most recent performance in Focus Features’ dark comedy “Promising Young Woman” written, produced and directed by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve, The Crown). Mulligan’s performance in “Promising Young Woman” has already garnered her significant awards r...

People in class houses shouldn’t throw stones, WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Headlines read: “Palace Paralyzed” about the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry disclosures from the Harpo Productions Oprah Winfrey interview on CBS that shook the world (of privilege). But America, these United States, that broke from the UK have no judgments to make on that situation once you see WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA. It is a frank exploration of the unspeakable for many, in relatable terms for all. March 1...

Director Ryan White checks out Mars for us in GOOD NIGHT OPPY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Instead of Red Pill and Blue Pill, we have Red Planet and Blue Planet? Who doesn't feel like taking a break from the Blue Planet right now? There's a crisis of identity for the US, a Royal rift, and garden variety Pandemic-related problems all over our world. So how about Mars, the Red Planet? Wait for GOOD NIGHT OPPY coming from Director Ryan White, about the Opportunity Mars Explorer Rover, which is the location scout advance team fo...

VIDEO: The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wrapped its 24th edition

The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wraps its 24th edition following three days of activities in its first ever digital 'Home of Acting Talent' The three-day online programme for this year's European Shooting Stars, which ran from 23 to 25 February, has been successfully wrapped up. Starting with a Kick-off show to introduce this year's cohort, hosted by British broadcaster Edith Bowman and joined by special guests Matilda de Angelis and Pilou Asba...

SUPERVILLAIN - interview with director Karam Gill.

  Director:  Karam Gill ‘SUPERVILLAIN: THE MAKING OF TEKASHI 6IX9INE’ Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: How did it come together and why were you interested with documenting the life of Tekashi, supervillain?   Karam: Well, this project is actually based on an article published in the magazine Rolling Stones and from a deep investigation about Tekashi. And the company of Ron Howard decided to partner with the cable channel, Showtime, to find t...

The San Sebastien Fest gender identity report on the 68th edition selection and submissions

The San Sebastian Festival analyses the involvement of female directors, producers, scriptwriters, editors, cinematographers and composers in the films of the 68th edition The gender identity report detects a higher presence of female professionals in the selected films than in the total number of films viewed, but the percentage never exceeds 40% The San Sebastian Festival publishes its second gender identity report on the people who work – in the categories of directing, production, ...

Writer Nicola Lagioia to be spotlighted by eighth edition of L’immagine e la parola

  The eighth edition of the Locarno Film Festival’s springtime event L’immagine e la parola will begin on 27 March. The focus for its regular interdisciplinary look at film and literature will be the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, winner of the Strega Prize in 2015 for his novel La ferocia (Ferocity) and director of the Turin International Book Fair. The event will be held online, hosted on the Festival website. L’immagine e la parola will also prov...

Marc Gauthier joins RIDM and Forum RIDM as the new Executive Director

  The board of directors of the RIDM and Forum RIDM is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Gauthier to the position of Executive Director of both organizations.  Photo Marc Gauthier_crédit Louis-Philippe Chiasson “The RIDM’s board and team welcome the news of Marc’s appointment with enthusiasm. His deep understanding of the festival environment, expertise and strong leadership combined with a sense of humility and an utm...

Borat, Sorkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & more invite you to BEYOND WORDS 2021

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Variety Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis has a great gig coming up on Mar. 11 with Variety Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley. They will co-host the Writer’s Guild of America’s open-to-the-public virtual special BEYOND WORDS 2021. This comes as part of an insider tradition whereby the WGA presents award-nominated screenwriters who open up about the intricate facets of writing scripts for screen. These informal and en...

VIDEO: when Radu Jude & Ada Solomon find out they won the Golden Bear for Best Film (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)

Radu Jude couldn't believe it when he got the call telling him and producer Ada Solomon about their Golden Bear win for "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc). "It's really, really overwhelming," says Radu, after the realisation sinks in. "I'm always full of doubts... When something like this happens, you lose some of the doubts." Many congratulations! What an achievement! ...


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