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Big Mike Craft Gets a NO from Premier Sports on Laila Ali

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On February 15th, 2009, Mr. Eric Kaufman of Premier Sports and Entertainment in Santa Monica, California emailed a polite NO answer, to our request for the services of Laila Ali in August 2009, in Saratoga, N.Y. I was personally very saddened, but the note was polite ,and stated that she had other committments. You win some and some you loose. I will always be a fan of Ms Ali and believe she is a beautiful woman. We had offered her a 6 figure salary and a small percentage of the film. We shall c...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival March 5-8, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009 Organiser Contact Information For more info, contact us at: L.A. Comedy Shorts 2009 2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140 Santa Monica, CA 90403 info@lacomedyshorts.com The Staff Festival Director: Ryan Higman Festival Artistic Director: Gary Anthony Williams Festival Programmer: Jeannie Roshar...

Santa Monica International Film Festival line up

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Santa Monica International Film Festival Sept. 19-21 The annual Santa Monica Film Festival has announced the line up of 22 films that will be screening at this years festival September 19-21. Santa Monica Film Festival is held in the world famous Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade. Films will screen from 1:00PM to 10PM at the AMC Loews Broadway 4 (Tickets $10) and at Santa Monica Public Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Theater (Tickets Free). Sponsors include: Third Street Pro...

Festival Director appointed for Lone Star Film Fest

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The Lone Star Film Society has appointed Dennis Bishop as festival director of the 2008 Lone Star International Film Festival, which is scheduled for November 12-16, 2008, in Fort Worth, Texas. A Dallas native, who began his career in Texas, Bishop is an independent filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles whose career in the film and entertainment industry has spanned three decades. He has served in various capacities for major film festivals, workshops and seminars across the nat...

A call for valor selected at NYIIFVF

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Celebrated Police Captain turned award-winning filmmaker Donna Roman (D.R.) Hernandez proudly announces that her crime documentary short film "A Call for Valor" will premiere as part of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The eleven-minute film will play at the ImaginAsian Theater, 239 E. 59th Street & 2nd Avenue in New York City at 6pm on March 1st and is expected to sell out. The film has already earned a nomination for "Best Directoria...

A call for valor selected at NYIIFVF

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Celebrated Police Captain turned award-winning filmmaker Donna Roman (D.R.) Hernandez proudly announces that her crime documentary short film “A Call for Valor” will premiere as part of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The eleven-minute film will play at the ImaginAsian Theater, 239 E. 59th Street & 2nd Avenue in New York City at 6pm on March 1st and is expected to sell out. The film has already earned a nomination for “Best Directorial Debut for a ...

Show Biz Japan! Sneak Peek ~ Film Screenings of Next-Generation Japanese Filmmakers~”, to spotlight

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Show Biz Japan! Sneak Peek ~ Film Screenings of Next-Generation Japanese Filmmakers~”, to spotlight new Japanese directors entering the American market.Recently, Hollywood has been remaking numerous Japanese films in various genres, and creating original movies based on Japanese culture and history. We are beginning to see a pattern of increased attention given to Japanese content, actors, and co-produced films between U.S. and Japanese studios, with Japanese crews being employed.To give these...

Santa Monica International Film Festival Awards

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The 2007 Santa Monica International Film Festival completed it’s return to the city on Monday evening, August 6th, with the Closing Night party at the Oceanside Ma’Kai Restaurant-Lounge Bar. The night’s cocktail party was an awards event honoring festival filmmakers and the best of the weekend’s extraordinary films. “It was incredible the way the festival was received by filmmakers, residents, and visitors to the city,” said David Katz, Festival Director. “We couldn’t be happ...

premium celebrity imagery and video from Toronto from Moving Pictures Magazine

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Moving Pictures Magazine, a subsidiary of entertainment media company, Maitland Primrose Group, and Corbis (www.corbis.com), a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, today announced that they will team up to create and license premium celebrity imagery and video, including celebrity interviews, from the Toronto International Film Festival running September 6 to 15.The behind-the-scenes imagery and video, including exclusive celebrity candids and interviews with act...

Judges Announced for DivX Film Festival

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DivX, Inc. announced today the panel of judges for the DivX(R) Film Festival, an online video festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media. Hosted on DivX Stage6(TM), the festival offers filmmakers the chance to win prizes plus gain exposure to key entertainment industry figures and access to an international audience. Filmmakers are urged to act quickly and send their submissions by April 30, 2007. Prizes up for grabs include a series of DivX Certified and DivX Ultra...

Malibu Fest only a week away from opening

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On Friday April 13, 2007, the curtains will open for the 8th Malibu International Film Festival with the Opening Night Films at 7:30 p.m.: "The Toll", "Life is Short", "Hollow", "Lance is a Jerk", "Greetings From Earth", "Love Hollywood Style". Films screening at 9:30 p.m.: "Moe + Les", "Still Life", "The Falling Man", "Pretty Dead Flowers", "Damaged Goods", "The Drifter". Tickets $10.The celebration continues with a Red Carpet After Party located at Bergamont Station Arts Center with DJ Jason B...

"Cinema Italian Style" in Los Angeles early October

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American Cinematheque and Cinecittà Holding - Rome Present: CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE: NEW FILMS FROM ITALY October 3 - 9, 2006 Presented with the financial support of the Italian Ministry for Culture - General Direction for Cinema, the Lazio Region and the Italian Film Commission, in collaboration with: The Italian Consul General and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, FilmItalia. Special thanks to BVLGARI and MISSONI. Following on the success of the first two years, Cinema Italian Sty...

Malibu Festival schedule of events

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The 7th MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL returns April 7-10 to Malibu and Santa Monica. The Malibu International Film Festival is a competition festival that focuses on premiering new films and talent that are looking for distribution and representation. Quality independent films from around the world, the Opening Night Film under the stars, the Opening Night Party and Maui & Sons Fashion Show, sponsors exhibits and the lavish IndieVest Awards Night Dinner Party make this event one to sponso...

Malibu International Film Festival schedule of events

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The 7th MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL presented by SWT returns April 7-10 to Malibu and Santa Monica. The Malibu International Film Festival is a competition festival that focuses on premiering new films and talent that are looking for distribution and representation. Quality independent films from around world will screen and compete over the four-day event. Great films, the lavish opening night film, party and Maui & Sons fashion show, Jaguar test-drives, sponsors exhibits, and the awar...

AFI gets ready for a stellar 19th Film Festival

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November 3rd to the 13th, 2005 With 16 World Premieres and 17 North American Premieres the AFI FEST 2005 presented by Audi is paving the way for a dynamic Los Angeles Film Festival. Now in its 19th year the Festival is known as one of the top-ten Film Festivals in the US. Known for its stellar presentation of programming and outstanding participation of filmmakers and cast, the Festival draws a large number of passionate film goers in Southern California and many international guest as well.AFI ...

11th Temecula Valley Film & Music Festival live

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THE 11TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY INT’L FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL September 16th and 17th Indie Music Artists from two major music markets coasts – Los Angeles and New York. Two local Rock bands from Murrieta. Two separate Pop artists from different parts of Canada. Two Brandons. There’s even have R&B twins from Chicago. Two is a magic number as this year’s 11th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) slated for September 14-22,2005 at the Movie Experience 10 a...

Illusion the Inspiration Film Festival winner

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THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO MICHAEL GOORGIAN’S “ILLUSION”The First Annual Inspiration Film Festival announced the winners of its Inspiration Awards Monday night at the closing ceremony poolside at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. Both the Jury and Audience Awards for the Best Feature Film were presented to Michael Goorjian for his film ILLUSION starring Kirk Douglas.ILLUSION tells the story of legendary filmmaker Donald Baines (Kirk Douglas) w...

First Inspiration Fest celebrating films that ...inspire us

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THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL - CELEBRATING FILMS THAT MATTERThe First Annual Inspiration Film Festival sponsored by Gaiam and launched in conjunction with the LOHAS 9 Forum (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) will take place Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica and the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. An Inspiration Film is a movie that inspires us, lifts our spirit, or transforms our lives. We identify with an Inspiration Film's cha...

Malibu festival line up

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2005 Malibu Int’l Film Festival To Honor Pierce Brosnan 6th Malibu Int’l Film Festival presented by Paul MitchellThe 6th Annual Malibu Film Festival, slated for April 14-18, will showcase new independent films and filmmakers from around the world and honor actor Pierce Brosnan. The Viceroy and Maui and Sons are generously hosting the opening night industry party of the year to celebrate the Malibu Film Festival, presented by Paul Mitchell. This night of entertainment will include a fashiona...

Roommate from Hell wins in San Francisco, Houston...

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"ROOMMATE FROM HELL" WINS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS IN SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON(Horror Comedy will next Screen July 24 at Comic-Con in San Diego)July 14, 2004 – Santa Monica, Calif. - "Roommate From Hell," a horror/comedy short film directed by Allan Piper, was recently named the winner of the Audience Choice award for Best Short Film at the San Francisco Independent Horror Film Festival, and was called a "Must See" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The soundtrack, composed by Claire Harding, won t...

Hypefest to open with Belief

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HypeFest, the unique film and video festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity, is thrilled to announce that Belief has been selected to create its show open. This opening runs prior to each screening and is a cornerstone branding element for HypeFest 2004. "We had a piece in HypeFest last year and attended the festival, which we found to be an amazing up-and-coming event," notes Belief Founder and Creative Director Michael Goedecke. "HypeFest caters to showcasing art piece...

Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations

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3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production. Formally known as the Directors Board Awards for Achievement in Broadband Motion Pixure Production, the Pixie Awards are widely considered the top award -- if not the only award -- in a bur...

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