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Jim Wuthrich upped to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution

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  Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods ...

Jim Wuthrich upped at Warner Home Video

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Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods and digital busin...

San Diego's 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino

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(Chula Vista, California) Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center bring the best of Spanish language shorts and feature films to enjoy this September at the 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino 2008 presented by AT&T Uverse. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the public is invited to experience a collection of popular Latino films. In addition there will be a Latino art exhibit and live entertainment. Held weekly in September, film screenin...

San Diego's 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino

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Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center bring the best of Spanish language shorts and feature films to enjoy this September at the 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino 2008 presented by AT&T Uverse. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the public is invited to experience a collection of popular Latino films. In addition there will be a Latino art exhibit and live entertainment. Held weekly in September, film screenings and events will take place ...

Lift Off For 7th Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday, April 23-------On the same day that the Cannes Film Festival announced its official program, the Tribeca Film Festival lifts off this evening in its most ambitious to date. The Festival, which is presenting its seventh edition, has become a major New York cultural event and has increasingly flexed its muscles as an industry destination as well. Modeling itself on such long-standing events as Cannes, Venice and Toronto, the Tribeca Film Festival has avoided the “boutique” approac...

Tribeca All Access program details

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA), a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. Celebrating its 5th year, Tribeca All Access will present 37 new projects, its largest showing ever, at the six-day event taking place April 21 – 26 during this year’s Tribeca Film Festiv...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Indie filmakers in the digital age

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By Rhiannon HobbinsSo after years of dreaming about being a filmmaker you decided to finally go for it. You begged, borrowed and maxed out your credit cards. The house had to be remortgaged and you even had to bail on the Christmas skiing holiday. You’ve seriously never been so bloody broke.But you’ve got no regrets, you’ve made your film and the rest will be easy. But the fact is that it can be just as difficult to land a distribution deal. And after all the sacrifices and hard work, ther...

HD EXPO ended the second day of an expanded conference and exhibition event

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HD EXPO ended the second day of an expanded conference and exhibition event with a capacity crowd at the Burbank Marriott. November’s HD EXPO offered two full days of panels which featured award winning experts, intensives, workshops, and a sold out exhibition area. During the event, entertainment technology’s finest presented intimate conversations, 3D screenings, cutting edge panels and intensives to standing room only audiences. Wednesday’s “Cut To The Chase” panel, sponsored by A...

HD Expo ends on high (digital) note in Chicago

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Kristin Petrovich, CEO of HD EXPO, ended June’s two day HD EXPO by noting that the Chicago event had surpassed expectations on every level. "The third year here was a charm; our attendance has increased significantly, the exhibition hall was consistently busy, and our educational offerings were a hit including the sold-out premier of our paid conference track.”HD EXPO panels brought nationally known experts to the Navy Pier event. Steven Poster, ASC, newly elected President of the powerful ...

Duke City Shootout Announces 2007 Script Winners

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High-Definition Digital Filmmaking Competition Brings Artist’s Visions from Script-to-Screen in One Week from July 20-28, 2007The mystery is over. Now the challenge begins. Organizers of the Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival announce the 2007 script winners. The winning scripts will be produced and premiered in Albuquerque from July 20-28. “From Canada to California, from New Mexico to Florida, this is an exciting group of powerful new screenwriters,” said Jim “Grubb” G...

2007 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

Friday, May 4-------The 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival, announced its jury awards at a gala dinner last evening at Jing Fong restaurant in New York's fabled Chinatown. The World Competition winners were chosen from 18 narrative and 16 documentary features from 25 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from 14 narrative and eight documentary features.  Of the 62 short films in competition, awards were given for best narrative, best documentary an...

2007 Tribeca Film Festival Winners

Friday, May 4-------The 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival, announced its jury awards at a gala dinner last evening at Jing Fong restaurant in New York's fabled Chinatown. The World Competition winners were chosen from 18 narrative and 16 documentary features from 25 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from 14 narrative and eight documentary features.  Of the 62 short films in competition, awards were given for best narrative, best documentary an...

Tribeca FF Announces Its 2007 Winners

Friday, May 4-------The 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival, announced its jury awards at a gala dinner last evening at Jing Fong restaurant in New York's fabled Chinatown. The World Competition winners were chosen from 18 narrative and 16 documentary features from 25 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from 14 narrative and eight documentary features.  Of the 62 short films in competition, awards were given for best narrative, best documentary an...

March 8th HD EXPO

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March 8th HD EXPO features David Wertheimer, Jim Matlosz, Josh Greer, Pierre de Lespinois,Terry Brown and more industry leadersFebruary 15, 2007 (Burbank, CA) What’s in store for the production and creative communities as new tools and technologies come to market and evolve? The future is just one of the provocative questions that industry leaders will be addressed during HD EXPO in a variety of forums, panels and intensives, coming up at the Beverly Hilton on March 8th.“Progress, Prediction...

IFC Entertainment Launches Independent Films on the iTunes Store

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All Independent Spirit Award Nominees Now Available on iTunesIFC Entertainment today announced that its independent theatrical catalog will now be available on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com). Included in the announcement are all IFC's 2007 Independent Spirit Award nominees. This is the premier award for the independent film community and for the 2007 Spirit Award competition IFC Entertainment received the most Spirit Awards nominations of any one film company. "By making IFC films avai...

Berlinale Talent Campus searches for the next generation of filmmakers

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At the Berlinale Talent Campus the spotlight is on the next generation of filmmakers. Alongside numerous lectures, discussions and screenings of films about “Home Affairs - Privacy, Films and Politics”, 350 up-and-coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the practical aspects of filmmaking. To make this happen, the Working Campus, the hands-on laboratory of the Campus, offers a diverse range of events. An entire building, the HAU3 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, will be...

One Day – One Movie at Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus searches for the next generation of filmmakers At the Berlinale Talent Campus the spotlight is on the next generation of filmmakers. Alongside numerous lectures, discussions and screenings of films about “Home Affairs - Privacy, Films and Politics”, 350 up-and-coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the practical aspects of filmmaking. To make this happen, the Working Campus, the hands-on laboratory of the Campus, offers a diverse ran...

Short Film Corner Online Competition lineup

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The ten shorts :Ester – Dir.: Pernilla Johansson / Sweden Undone – Dir: Simon Bovey / UKAuto erotica – Dir: Kenneth Sherman / CanadaUndressing my mother – Dir: Ken Wardrop / IrelandSpace chase – Dir: Daniel Duncan, Jonathan Pearson / UKShopping in the After life – Dir: Joshua Cohen, Robert Yula / UsaCovered – Dir: David Tomaszewski Usa / FranceB is for bomb – Carey Mckenzie / UsaGoing home – Dir: Catherine de Viana / UKLove you, Joseff Hughes – Dir: Dan Hartley / UKOn line Co...

Short Film Corner: more films, more participants, more room

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Created in 2004 as a continuation of the initiatives by the Festival de Cannes to encourage new creative work, the Short Film Corner has become a focal point for shorts. Acting as a bridge between shorts and features, it strengthens the ties between the actions of the Festival de Cannes and Film Market. This year, the SFC brings together around 940 short films (compared to 617 last year), which, for the most part, have never been seen before, from around 50 different countries. The films present...

Filming and phoning it in: the future is right here, right now

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Phoning it inThe world’s first full-length movie to be shot entirely on cellphones has just been wrapped up in Joburg, writes Ryan FortuneIT’S 3AM on Christmas morning 2005 and while Santa makes his final deliveries to good children around the world, a bunch of filmmakers in the pool bar of Johannesburg’s Melrose Arch Hotel are accelerating the digital cinema revolution.They’ve been shooting for over a week now, mostly nights. Everyone’s dead tired, so this particular scene is taking a...

What will happen to movie going experience?

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Movie theater audiences have steadily shrunk over the past 50 years. This brings a very important concern to the forefront: will movie theaters continue to exist among all the new media and technology? With so many different ways to distribute a film, it is a matter of sociology as to why one would want to go into a dark movie theater and experience a film with a group of strangers or even alone in the dark.Several of these topics were addressed at a recent Sundance Film Festival panel I attende...

Slamdance Podcast launches on iTunes

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced that Apple is launching the "Slamdance Podcast" on iTunes. In a unique creative partnership, the video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival's films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique clip content, all for free and available for download to anyone with a new video iPod or on their Apple computer. In conjunction with the Podcast itself, Slamdance will host a Podcasting screening and discussion...

Political inspired shorts at Palm Springs Fest of shorts

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Political Inspired Shorts Screen at Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films presented a daring combination of documentary and dramatic shorts exploring the complexities of the US-led war in Iraq, to a full house Saturday evening. The program, cleverly titled “Iraq and a Hard Place,” included six strong films that each explored a facet of the war in a surprisingly apolitical fashion. From the story of a man in Camden, Ma...

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