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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles welcomes Bollywood Icon SHAH RUKH KHAN

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  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES WELCOMES BOLLYWOOD ICON SHAH RUKH KHAN                                   The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Eros International, and Red Chillies Entertainment, hosted Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan at a special screening of his latest movie RA.One on the eve of it...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

Exclusive Interview: with Gore Vidal

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Exclusive Interview: Gore Vidal, Friend of the Country, Champions THE ENEMY OF THE SMILEby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentOn Pearl Harbor Day, literary lion Gore Vidal, 85, allowed a rare exclusive interview at the offices of Dr. Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Vidal made himself available to discuss Dr. Nowzari's documentary THE ENEMY OF THE SMILE that "addresses the serious global dental health issue of early-in-life oral infection" (the bacterium known as AA, a...

Film Finance Forum Zurich wrapped

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The first annual Film Finance Forum Zurich proved to be a major success for organizers and attendees. Held on Saturday, September 25th, the event attracted over 100 participants who descended on the Dolder Grand Hotel, which sits atop the outlying hills of Zurich, overlooking the city and Swiss countryside. Winston|Baker and Millbrook Pictures presented the first Film Finance Forum Zurich in association with the Zurich Film Festival and Variety and sponsored by Magnet Media Group.The forum was c...

Exclusive - Going Green Film Festival Trailer

Classic Western Goes Green! The Going Green Film Festival not only encourages green filmmaking, it rewards it. Visit www.goinggreenfilmfestival.com/registration.html to submit your film now for a chance to win a Hybrid! Festival runs April 2-4, 2010 at the Writers

The Global Film Village: ANNA KENDRICK TO RECEIVE RISING STAR AWARD AT 21ST PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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                              Festival Awards Gala to be Held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival's annual Awards...

Anna Kendrick Rising Star Award n Palm Springs

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. Festival chairman Harold Matzner made the announcement at a private event at the historic Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hills,CA hosted by Festival board member Stephen Breimer. Darryl MacDonald and his programming staff greeted the assembled Los Angeles industry and media attended, m...

The Global Film Village: Breaking and Entering, a new play from Screenwriter Colin Mitchell by Marla Lewin

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Photo by Ed Krieger  Breaking and Entering, is a metaphor, for entering and breaking down a soul.  It had it’s world premiere last night August 14, 2009 at the Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, California. The play runs through September 6.  An obsessed, stalker fan enters a reclusive author's home through an open window on a stormy night, and the rest of the play unfolds as we all discover the unity between their two worlds. They and the play examine fame, and its costs, per...

Producers Challenge Short Film and Webisode Contest, Presented by PGA

The Producers Guild of America will host the Producers Challenge contest, giving short film and webisode producers ultimate access to top professionals and the opportunity to win exceptional prizes. Finalists will be screened for attendees of the Guild’s Produced By Conference on June 6 at Sony Pictures Studios. For more info, visit www.producedbyconference.com

Eugene International Film Festival' s Writer’s Retreat

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Learn some of Hollywood’s best kept secrets from two insiders. Screenwriter/TV Showrunner/novelist Tom Sawyer and prominent literary agent Ken Sherman offer this exciting four day retreat that promises to help you to write sizzling dialog, tell your story in new, exciting cinematic ways, create vivid characters, and how to sell your project to Hollywood. Writers of all genres will benefit from this inspiring, interactive class, taught by people who know how to tell, and sell, a great story! ...

Hear beautiful Cuban music in Love & Suicide, the movie!

If you want to see Kamar de los Reyes like YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE-you get once chance in California on Sept 6th, 2008, in Beverly Hills, Ca. He plays ‘Tomas' a tortured soul, a man who goes to Cuba to discover the one thing between LOVE & SUICIDE. He experienced 10 record breaking weeks at the AMC Coconut Grove in FL. Now, he's back a one time only screening of LOVE & SUICIDE; and two other amazing Cuban films by Cuban American filmmakers; A MAN OF TWO HAVANA'S and HAVANA KID...

Hollywood Black Film Festival N° 3 coming soon

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In its third film announcement, the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has released the line-up for its Spotlight Presentations. The festival has also announced a number of official selections added to the lineup for the eighth annual Festival. The diverse fare of 108 films unspooling at HBFF 2008 includes 23 features, 53 shorts, 16 documentaries, 12 student films, 2 animated films and 2 music videos. Opening and closing night films will be announced early next month. The Festival runs ...

The Hollywood Black Film Festival line up announced

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The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has announced the initial line-up of official selections for the 9th annual competitive festival for Black filmmakers, to be held June 3rd – 8th , 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. The slate includes 51 shorts, 11 student films, 2 animated films and 2 music videos. The roster of narrative and documentary features will be announced on April 14th.HPFF, dubbed “The Black Sundance,” is an annual, six-day celebration of Black cinema, serving as a forum to sho...

Future Defining Presentations for HD EXPO

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On March 6th, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, HD EXPO presents a number of educational opportunities for attendees to help define the future. Intel's Françoise Bourdonnec joins Variety's David Cohen in a thought provoking one-on-one conversation entitled "Does Technology Define the Audience, or Does The Audience Define the Technology," which focuses on her research group's groundbreaking global studies that are illuminating how and what the audience is watchin...

Future Defining Presentations for HD Expo

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On March 6th, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, HD EXPO presents a number of educational opportunities for attendees to help define the future. Intel’s Françoise Bourdonnec joins Variety’s David Cohen in a thought provoking one-on-one conversation entitled "Does Technology Define the Audience, or Does The Audience Define the Technology," which focuses on her research group’s groundbreaking global studies that are illuminating how and what the audience is watching. A...

Slamdance's first 2008 acquisition

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“Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer”, a horror comedy by writer/director Jon Knautz (debut) and starring Robert Englund of "Nightmare on Elm Street" fame, is the first acquisition purchased out of the Slamdance Film Festival this year. Several distributors were chasing “Jack Brooks” for domestic rights after a successful premiere on the first Saturday night at Slamdance, but it was Anchor Bay Entertainment who ended up with the domestic distribution rights for a mid-six figures deal, with a th...

Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky to be honored at Palm Springs

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky with separate Rising Star Awards at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. They will join previously announced honoree Marion Cotillard who will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg made the announcement at a private event at the historic Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hills, CA hosted by Festival board member Stephen Breimer, which...

The Hollywood Black Film Festival prepares for a bigger edition

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The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) continues its legacy as the premiere and original Black Film Festival showcasing indy films from some of the most talented, established and up-and-coming filmmakers of color during its 8th Anniversary presentation happening June 5 – 10, 2007, in Beverly Hills, CA.Since its inception in 1999, HBFF has experienced continuous growth and noted industry participation. In 2007, HBFF will screen its greatest number of films in the festival’s 8 year history ...

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