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100 000$ raised in 24 hours for short film 'Tango Underpants'

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    Cottesloe Films, in partnership with Impian Films, just announced that its upcoming short film Tango Underpants has raised an impressive $25,000 in 24 hours through its Pozible crowd funding campaign.   As a result, the film also qualified to have its funding quadrupled under ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 Crowdfunding Initiative, bringing the total to more than $100,000.   Tango Underpants is a playful and engrossing film, written by renowned screenwriter John Collee (H...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced the four successful projects to be awarded development grants

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MPA APSA FILM FUND 2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Projects from Australia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel and Turkey   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced the four successful projects to be awarded development grants of US$25,000 in the 2012 MPA (Motion Picture Association) APSA Academy Film Fund. Established in 2010, the fund is intended to stimulate film production in Asia Pacific. The US$25,000 development grants go to: • Mohammad Rasoulof from the Islam...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

Interview with AUTISM: THE MUSICAL filmmaker Tricia Regan

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By Maria Esteves – June 7, 2007 The Sixth Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) Official Selection World Premiere AUTISM: THE MUSICAL documentary film, directed by Tricia Regan was held at the Regal Battery Park Cinemas, Sunday, April 29, 4:00 pm. A special Q&A immediately followed. The world premiere after party was held at The Knitting Factory venue, 7:00 pm. I had the honor of interviewing director Tricia Regan, at the TFF Filmmaker’s Lounge, Monday, April 30, 2007, 5:30 pm. M...

The Iran Job takes a slam dunk peek behind the Islamic curtain

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"THE IRAN JOB" screened at the Los Angeles Fesdtival The Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF, June 14 - 24) is mounted and presented by FilmIndependent, an organization dedicated to the promotion of independent films by new and upcoming filmmakers and talent. The programs are not studded with the names of iconic directors or well known stars but are more oriented toward intruducing the talent of tomorrow. However, as a nod to the main industry the opening film was the latest by Wo...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

Randy Jones Live: Tribute to the Bee Gees

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By Maria Esteves – June 5, 2012 The Sunday Night Fever special tribute to the Bee Gees with host Award-winning pop icon Randy Jones (Original Village People Cowboy) commenced Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at SPLASH nightclub, New York. Renowned resident DJ Max Rodriguez showcased powerful Disco hits before a dance audience, from the Bee Gees to Culture Club to Donna Summer to the Village People, and many others. The sensational Randy Jones live performance included a remi...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Winners

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  Celebration! That was the mantra throughout the six days of the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). The festival concluded Sunday evening (April 15) with a red carpet and gala 10th anniversary fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Prashant Bhargava's PATANG and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards, followed by an after party. This year the festival hosted 45 filmmakers and screened 33 features, documentaries, and...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

The Artist and Hugo Top Winners at The 84th Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak for outstanding film achievements of 2011 and hosted by nine-time Academy Award host actor/comedian Billy Crystal commenced Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live broadcast of the Oscars were televised in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE ARTI...

Oscar Week New York 2012: Meet the Oscars Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Maria Esteves – February 23, 2012 Oscar Week New York 2012 Sixth Annual Meet the Oscars, Grand Central exhibit ribbon cutting opening ceremony presented by New York program director Patrick Harrison, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and hosted by Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, 2011) was held at Vanderbilt Hall East Side, Grand Central Terminal, New York, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 10:00 AM. This year’s Meet the Oscar, Grand Central showcase H...

The Oscar 2012 teasing you a bit with this video

Bylly Crystal to host  The Academy Awards The official trailer of the 84th Academy Awards®. Watch LIVE on ABC Sunday February 26 7e / 4p. Connect with the Academy on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheAcademy Follow the Academy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheAcademy  

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

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...

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...

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...

French Film "The Artist" leads the Golden Globes with 6 nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 The awards ceremony will take place january 15th, 2012     BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE DESCENDANTS Sofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures THE HELP DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures HUGO Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures THE IDES OF MARCH Columbia Pictures, Cro...

The artist leads Golden Globes with 6 nominations, vive la France

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French Film "The Artist" leads the Golden Globes with 6 nominationsHOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011The awards ceremony will take place january 15th, 2012 1.BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMAa.THE DESCENDANTSSofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Picturesb.THE HELPDreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Picturesc.HUGOParamount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Picturesd.THE IDES OF MARCHColumbia Pi...

Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. PATANG, a combination of stories following six people that are brought together by India's largest kite festival, has been given the Halekulani Go...

Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards: Winners And Chaos, by Eva Rinaldi

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  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards: Winners And Chaos: by Eva Rinaldi What a day and what a night. This was Australia's night of nights for kids and teenagers.   Thousands of fans, mainly teenage girls, swamped outside the Sydney Entertainment Centre, some from as early as 5am, waiting for their favorite entertainment industry stars.   By around 2pm, the line ups behind barricades were 30 people deep, and much of the pr...

Red Dog Sydney Movie Premier; Paws Up For Aussie Flick, by Eva Rinaldi - 2nd August 2011

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Red Dog Sydney Movie Premier; Paws Up For Aussie Flick, : by Eva Rinaldi - 2nd August 2011 Koko, the canine star of feel good and Australian outback culture film, Red Dog, has embarked on his Australian tour ahead of the August 4 release of his feature film. Tonight Koko and cast did the red-dog carpet at Sydney's Event Cinema in George Street, after doing the media circuit in most major Australian capital cities. Produce...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

Katrina Sedgwick to leave BigPond Adelaide Film Festival at the end of 2011

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After nine and a half years as Festival Director/ CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival, Katrina Sedgwick today announced she would be leaving the Festival at the end of 2011 to pursue other opportunities in the arts as well in film. She will continue in her role until the end of the year before handing over to a new Festival Director in early 2012.“It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to have been able to develop and deliver my own fairly idiosyncratic version of a film festival over the pa...

2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

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Français Spanish By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were judged by a panel of notable filmmakers, journalists, and industry...

Breckfilmfest special guests

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David Gallagher is most recognized from his 11 seasons as “Simon Camden” on the hit WB series 7TH HEAVEN. Prior to his time on 7TH HEAVEN,Gallagher made his mark on the big screen starring in PHENOMENON alongside John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall. In the hit sequel LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW he re-teamed with John Travolta to star opposite Kirstie Alley. Additionally, David has starred in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SPIN & MARTY opposite Judd Nelson, ANGELS IN THE ENDZO...
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