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San Francisco Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away while in Sundance

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  The San Francisco Film Society regrets to announce that Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away on January 23 while attending the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Bingham Ray Photo by Michael Rauner "The board of directors and staff of the Film Society are stunned and deeply saddened by the untimely death of our executive director Bingham Ray. We at the Film Society a...

Route 66 Documentary

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  Czech director based in Los Angeles, Ester Brym, has a new film in the works. After her multi-Award winning feature Butterflies that profiled the Internet celebrity, her 2nd feature is much more personal and visually stunning. Autumn of Route 66  documents ones journey through the history, the incredible experience of driving the first American highway, Mother of all roads, the Route 66. Brym is currently in late post-production stage and raising finishing funds to complete the ...

The Artist's producer Thomas Langmann received the PGA award

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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards - January 21, 2012 One of the awards season’s marquee events, The Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped our profession. Considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar®, the announcement of the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the se...

Face it... we ALL love to travel into the unknown.

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The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival has opened up early submissions and we have to say that we are trilled with the power and imagination of the up and comming filmmakers who have been submitting. Fortunately we have FIVE whole days to show off our great finds!! Regular submissions begin on Feb 5th and the Fest starts on May15th.   ...

Spoken Word Fest Auditions

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THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR THE SPOKEN WORD FEST!   Auditions will be held Saturday & Sunday in the Community Room of the Baldwin Hills Plaza.  Saturday January 21 from 3pm-6pm Sunday January 22 from 2pm-5pm We ask that you bring original spoken word or poetry pieces that are no longer than 3 minutes.  The address for the Baldwin Hills Malls is given below. 3650 West Martin Luther King jr. Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008 323.290.6636...

Submissions are open for 2012

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So it is here. Early submissions have begun for The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival. It's going to be a fun year. Over the following weeks we will be listing events and special screeenings that will take place during the week of May 15-20th. You can also visit us at Lafearandfantasyfilmfest.com. Those of you looking to show your movie this year can submit through Withoutabox. And remember, this year we not only have an "un-produced" Screenplay category, but we have a...

FILM MEANS BUSINESS - International Co-Production; the upcoming networking and panel event

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Film Means Business is delighted to welcome a fantastic panel line-up, featuring some of the UK's leading Film industry Professionals. They will be discussing International Co-Production from a UK Producer's perspective. What is an official co-production? Which territories have signed official co-production treaties with the UK and what are the benefits to co-producing your film with them? What is the British Film Industry's role? We will hear from 2 of the UK's prominent, experienced Producti...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards surprises, The Descendants grabs Best Film and Best Actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards suprises, Descendants grabs best film and actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

Golden Globes award winners

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles.The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy)The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney)The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script)Meryl Streep, best actress as th...

The Year of Electronic and Dance Music at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – January 14, 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations were announced by The Recording Academy on Friday, November 30, 2011. It is the year that marks a profound presence in the genre of electronic and dance music. Electronic dance music producer Skrillex (Sonny John Moore) received five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist. 14-time Grammy winner producer/singer Kanye West received seven Grammy nominations including Song of the Year. Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

John Waters to be spotlighted at the 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

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    The 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11-15, 2012, will pay tribute to innovative filmmaker John Waters, hosting the American director, author, actor and photographer during a special evening on Saturday, April 14th, at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Building.   The night's events will include Waters' one-man "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of T...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

Dylan Sellers new President of Production and Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company (TWC)

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today the hiring of Dylan Sellers as President of Production and Acquisitions. Sellers' new role is effective immediately. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO David Glasser. The naming of Sellers to this newly created role and the combining of acquisitions and productions is an organic evolution, one which will bolster a healthy staff, as many TWC titles cr...

"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood

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"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood - The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in "Shame," and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest's 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.       ...

Sir Ben Kingsley Received Capri Fest’s Legend Award

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“The Artist,” which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood – The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in “Shame,” and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest’s 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.The Fest’s 16th edition, which was directed by Pasca...

Film Festivals Posters awards

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The website www.FilmFestivalPosters.com  has announced the award recipients for the 2011 year. 2011 Award Recipients: GOLD Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 SPECIAL JURY AWARD LIKE ad, FANTASPORTO Oporto International Film Festival 2011 SILVER Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 French Film Festival in Australia 2011 Transatlantyk: Poznan International Film and Music Festival 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival 2011 Karlovy Va...

Scorsese Returns to Lincoln Center Film Society

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Goodfella Martin Scorsese Returns to Lincoln Center Film Society's Walter Reade Theater  for an Intimate Night of  "Mean Streets" and  Q & A                 Rest assured: film director Martin Scorsese's legacy as perhaps the greatest living American director is secure. Seeing him in the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center's Film Society Tuesday was both a privilege for film fans, knowing that his passion for filmmaking is equally matched...

WITHOUT (2011), Interview with Joslyn Jensen

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WITHOUT (2011) is a haunting coming of age psychological drama about a young girl who becomes a caretaker to an old man who is practically a vegetable. In small town America almost in the middle of nowhere Joslyn has little to no internet signal and is cut off, ‘without’ any and all outside communication. She has to assimilate into this new life with her near-death patient and the provincial frustrated locals; further, she is dealing with the overwhelming loss of the love of her lif...

Interview with actress Joslyn Jensen from award winning film, WITHOUT (2011)

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  WITHOUT (2011) is a haunting coming of age psychological drama about a young girl who becomes a caretaker to an old man who is practically a vegetable. In small town America almost in the middle of nowhere Joslyn has little to no internet signal and is cut off, ‘without’ any and all outside communication. She has to assimilate into this new life with her near-death patient and the provincial frustrated locals; further, she is dealing with the overwhelming loss of the love of her l...

The Muppets’ Australian Premiere To Be Hosted By Jason Segel and Kermit The Frog

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 The Muppets’ Australian Premiere To Be Hosted By Jason Segel and Kermit The Frog Kermit The Frog has snuck into Australia to premiere 'The Muppets' movie on the green carpet at Bondi Junction's Event Cinemas. Synopsis On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raz...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) have been named Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year by Capri,

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Awards To Be Presented During Fest’s 16th Edition, December 27th – January 2nd On the heels of their receiving Golden Globe nominations today, Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) have been named Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year by Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival 2011. The awards will be presented during the Fest’s 16th edition, which runs from December 27th through January 2nd. Both performing artists have been garnering cr...

Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.SAG President Ken Howard introduced Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) and Regina King (TNT’s “Southland” and the 18th Annual Scree...

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