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AFM Producer Screenings for 2 days: march 2 & 3

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Program Offers Independent Producers Seeking Worldwide Sales Representation Access To DistributorsThe American Film Market (AFM) will begin its second annual AFM Producer Screenings for two days on Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, managing director of the AFM and executive vice president of AFMA. The AFM Producer Screenings is a program for new films that are seeking a worldwide distributor or sales agent. All of the films are new productions - t...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor Edward James Olmos, president and co-founder of LALIFF, acted as theM.C. and introd...

Buy the film Alvarez & Cruz, on eBay

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LATINO FILMMAKERS LAUNCH FIRST-EVER ONLINE AUCTION FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS In a first move of its kind, two Latino filmmakers are reaching out to global distributors in an unconventional way: they are auctioning distribution rights to their feature film, Alvarez & Cruz, on eBay. Alvarez & Cruz is an English-language crime drama that focuses on two Latino conmen/carjackers and their relationships -- or lack thereof -- with their deadbeat fathers. Ricky Alvarez (Alex D¹Lerma) & Jojo Cruz (...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALand the IBERMEDIA ProgramPresentationLOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor...

Choker Bali will open LA indian Fest

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The 2004 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Wednesday April 14-April 18 SundayCHOKHER BALI (premieres in Toronto)will open the festiival on April 14. Next day IFFLA will feature a Gala Film Tribute to Celebrate Career of Indian Actress Kirron Kher on April 15 Rituparno Ghosh's CHOKHER BALI (A Passion Play) as the opening night film of the 2004 festival. The film, based on Rabidranath Tagore's novel CHOKHER BALI, is a period drama featuring superstar actress Aishwarya Rai as a young widow in Bri...

WGA go to Lost in Translation and American Splendor

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The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 21, 2004. Original Screenplay LOST IN TRANSLATION, Written by Sofia Coppola; Focus Features Adapted Screenplay AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, based on the comic b...

Film Star Awards in New Orleans

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2004 LE PRIX INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR AWARDS AND GALASUNDAY, MARCH 28th AT 5PMORPHEUM THEATER AND FAIRMONT HOTEL NEW ORLEANSThe 2004 Le Prix International Film Star Awards will be held Sunday, March 28th at 5pm at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana.A black-tie patron Gala follows the Awards presentation in the famed Blue Room of the Fairmont New Orleans Hotel. The Le Prix International Film Star Awards is the only international awards show that honor entertainers for their body of work...

Q&A with a new-festival director Action/Cut

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Q&A with director/writer/producer Guy Magar, Founder of Action/CutAn Interview by Bruno ChatelinBruno Chatelin:What is the mission of your new shorts competition and what motivated its launch? Guy Magar: Since for filmmakers the most important result of their work is to receive recognition/awards at film festivals and contests to launch their film careers, we received overwhelming requests from filmmakers worldwide and from our Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar Graduates to start our own competitio...

Meryl Streep, Zeta Jones and R Chamberlain SAG presenters

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RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, MERYL STREEP AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES NAMED PRESENTERS FOR THE 10th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® 2004 SAG Awards to Air on Turner Network Television (TNT) on Sunday, February 22 at 8 pm ET/PTLos Angeles, California – Eight-time SAG Award® nominee Meryl Streep will be joined by Richard Chamberlain and three-time SAG Awards® recipient Catherine Zeta-Jones as presenters for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced tod...

Peter Jackson 3 times DGA nominees gets it

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The winners of the 2003 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the DGA's 2004 Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced tonight at the 56th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carl Reiner hosted the Awards ceremony which attracted a record 1,750 guests, including the full slate of presenters: Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Maria Bello (The Cooler), Bob Butler (The Division), Keisha ...

Santa Barbara <i>ambiance</i>

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Santa Barbara -- Meni's latest CGI short “Terra” screened here the opening weekend of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's short film program. This, the 19th year of this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited festival, featured the most talked about writers and directors of the year along with an eclectic international film program. Director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas joined over 80 filmmakers who presented their work in this scenic retreat just 90 miles north of ...

Best of MIFF fest screenings in LA

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Andrea Galante, Director of The Milan International Film Festival, in association with the Consul General of Italy, Diego Brasoli, the UK Film Council and the Austrian Consul General, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, announce of the “Best of the Fest” awards presentation and screenings. Starting January 29th, for 4 consecutive Thursdays, the winners of the 4th annual MIFF, which occurred over 14 days Autumn 2003, will have their films screened in the plush Sala Rossellini at The Italian Cultural I...

A new statue for the SAG awards

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A new 10-foot, 200-pound likeness of the coveted Actor® statuette will debut at the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, televised nationally on Turner Network Television (TNT) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT. The statue joins the four oversized Actors® which were introduced at the SAG Awards last year. The painted fiberglass statue is being constructed at Scenario Design in Los Angeles, under the supervi...

Slamdance schedule of final party

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Slamdance 2004 Closes January 23rd With A Blow-Out "Birthday Party" Celebrating The 10th Annual Film FestivalParty Preceded by Sparky Awards PresentationThe 10th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, which kicks off January 17 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, will end the 2004 festival with a 10th Birthday Party Celebration following the closing night award ceremony on Friday, January 23rd at 9 PM at the Snow Park Lodge (2250 Deer Valley Drive South) in Deer Valley. The party features celebrity ...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

Sundance Welcomes the Women

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A Rise of Women Filmmakers Hits the Theaters of Park CityThis year a record number of women filmmakers are making their mark in this prestigious American Festival. With many first time women feature filmmakers as well as student short females, Sundance has leveled the fields of equality to all that are accepted. Sundance Film Festival now it’s 23rd year in the past has not had such a balance of ratio’s, of course there are just more men making films than women too.Hopefully the trend will ...

Peter jackson Modern Master award at Santa Barbara

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PETER JACKSON TO RECEIVE MODERN MASTER AWARD AT 19th SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present this year's Modern Master Award to the director/producer/writer of the "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy, Peter Jackson, it was announced today by Festival Director, Roger Durling. Says Durling, "When I first came on board, I was asked who would be my choice for Modern Master. I could think of only one name that perfectly exemplified a Modern Master ...

72 hour shoot in NY for a 5 minute long short

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SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT WINNERS New York City Is Destination For 72 Hour ShootThe finalists of SKYY Vodka’s first-ever SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT: One Script, Three Different Filmmakers, Three Very Different Films, was announced today at an Eyes on SKYY event at the SKYY View Lounge in Park City, Utah. An innovative program supporting aspiring filmmakers in the short film format, the SKYY VODKA SHORT FILM PROJECT was launched in Park City in 2003 with call to entries ending June 30, 2003. Hundr...

Sundance tribune for C. Jay Cox's Latter Day

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NATIONAL THEATER CHAIN SAYS “NO” TO LATTER DAYSGay Mormon Film’s Theatrical Date Cancelled in Salt Lake City After Receiving Threats from Local CommunityAfter reportedly receiving threats of intimidation from conservative religious groups, Madstone Theaters has cancelled its upcoming Salt Lake City engagement of TLA Releasing’s newest film, LATTER DAYS, which tells the story of a young closeted Mormon who falls in love with another man while serving his missionary assignment in Los Angel...

The Queer Lounge panel offers C. Jay Cox a tribune

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Gay Mormon Film’s Theatrical Date Cancelled in Salt Lake City After Receiving Threats from Local CommunityAfter reportedly receiving threats of intimidation from conservative religious groups, Madstone Theaters has cancelled its upcoming Salt Lake City engagement of TLA Releasing’s newest film, LATTER DAYS by C. Jay Cox , which tells the story of a young closeted Mormon who falls in love with another man while serving his missionary assignment in Los Angeles.“We are extremely upset that LA...

Skyy Short Film finalists

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The finalists of SKYY Vodka’s first-ever SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT: One Script, Three Different Filmmakers, Three Very Different Films, was announced today at an Eyes on SKYY event at the SKYY View Lounge in Park City, Utah.An innovative program supporting aspiring filmmakers in the short film format, the SKYY VODKA SHORT FILM PROJECT was launched in Park City in 2003 with call to entries ending June 30, 2003. Hundreds of filmmakers submitted a filmed “PITCH” about why they want to be a dir...

Movable film salon travels on the road

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Premiering on January 16 in the heart of Main Street in Park City, Utah, Skyy Spirits, LLC will debut its SKYY View Lounge, a cinema-inspired moveable salon designed to showcase original content, host the hottest premiere parties, provide networking opportunities and hold thought-provoking film events in a contemporary, stylish cocktail-inspired atmosphere. Drenched in SKYY’s signature cobalt blue with clean lines and stylish furnishings, the SKYY View Lounge will showcase SKYY’s short prog...

SAG awards nominations revealed

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

Bush in 30 seconds ad contest by MOBY, Soros...

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Bush in 30 Seconds, is an ad contest that’s intended to bring new talent and new messages into the world of mainstream political advertising. The contest is aimed at selecting the ad that best explains what this President and his policies are really about -- in only 30 seconds. The Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest has been developed and run by a small team of people: Laura Dawn, David Fenton, Moby, Eli Pariser, Lee Solomon, and Jonathan Soros. They've come together because they believe that by ta...

John Casavetes' Shadows back to light at Rotterdam

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Legendary first version of Cassavetes' SHADOWS screened in RotterdamThe legendary 'lost' first version of John Cassavetes' ground-breaking first feature SHADOWS (1959) will receive its first screening in over forty five years (presented by its finder Professor Ray Carney) as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004's 'Cinema Regained' programme. In 1960, Jonas Mekas described this first version of SHADOWS as 'the most frontier-breaking American feature film in at least a decade.' (...

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