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Jon Wilkman Interview on "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS"

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EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interviewby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Tu...

The future of Animation panel at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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  "The Future of Animation" panel took place Sunday, October 10, at UA Cinema 6 in East Hampton, at the Hamptons International Film Festival, panelists included Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson (director and producer of Toy Story 3), Thelma Adams (US Weekly, New York Film Critics Circle), Signe Baumane (Birth, Teat Beat of Sex), and Jim Cox (Over the Hedge, RingTales co-founder). New Yorker cartoon editor and Cartoon Bank founder Bob Mankoff will moderate.   "...

Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM

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Public to Choose Winner in January at PeoplesChoice.comLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2010 – The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica. PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.“We had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson s...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

Annual HollyShorts Film Festival awards

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The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close early this past Friday with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when it s...

HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM

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HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM GRZEGORZ JONKAJTYS TAKES HOME BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR HIS SCI-FI SHORT "THE THIRD LETTER" The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close ...

Talking with Tim Seyfert

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  http://www.timetravelboyfriends.com   Talking with Tim, a fellow Californian working on film in London. He has a number of exciting film projects going down and tons more on the way. Watch out for this growing fish in the sea of international film circuits!   ME: Hi, Tim. Thanks for joining us. So awesome to talk to you. You're a fellow Californian working in London like me! So, can you tell us how you got into acting? TIM: Acting wasn't something I ini...

The Global Film Village: Toying with Transmedia at the LA Film Festival

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The Marvel Universe: (c) 2010 Marvel Comics All Rights Reserved.  by Marc Halperin Toying with Transmedia was a lecture by MIT professor Henry Jenkins, this trend has been around for more than a decade but has gained traction lately. I first heard about Transmedia at the San Diego Comic-Con years ago. Robert Gould an old friend created Imaginosis in 1999 to focus on visual artists who create "World Properties." At the center of that company is the World of Brian...

"Oceans" will premiere at the 2010 Going Green Film Festival

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Festival Director Patrice Williams announced today that Disneynature's "Oceans" will premiere at the 2010 Going Green Film Festival at the Writers Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, April 4, 2010. The festival runs April 2-4, 2010. With "Oceans" Disneynature, Disney's newest independent film label, explores the vast and mysterious waters that cover more than two-thirds of our world's surface. "Earth" grossed $16.1 million dollars its opening weekend and set record...

Leo Hurwitz and the New York School of Documentary Film Storm Anthology Film Archives

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For many Americans, "terrorism" is an anthropological term meaning dark foreigners. They might be surprised to learn that it was how a U.S. Senate committee once described corporate America's tactics to crush labor unions.   Social documentarian Leo Hurwitz reenacted findings from that official body — the La Follette Senate Civil Liberties Committee — in his 1942 feature film, Native Land. The hybrid documentary raised the specter of fascism and called exploited workers to action....

Texas Black Film Festival 2010! Premieres, Workshops, and Awards.

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Texas' largest Black film festival kicks off with a VIP Premiere on Wednesday February 3rd, set to be hosted by actor Giancarlo Esposito. The Premiere will feature two short films, the comedic "Thank You For Washing," and the inspirational and powerful one man performance "Empty Spaces." Special Events include: THURSDAY 12:00 NOON -- INDUSTRY WORKSHOP "How to Get that Big Budget Look on an Indie Budget" Sponsored by Videotex Systems and LetUsDirect.C...

NATPE to move (2011) from Vegas to Miami

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The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is about to conclude a very successfull line-up of speakers and activities for its annual Market & Conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas January 25-27. Some also say the 2010 edition looks like the end of an era. Variety's CYNTHIA LITTLETON commented today "...the plan to move the gathering next year to Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel has many longtime attendees feeling that NATPE '10 is the book...

The Global Film Village: 2010 Producers Guild of America Awards

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by Marla Lewin Sunday marked another milestone in this year’s awards  season as The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their winners in television and motion picture productions at their 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood Palladium. The Winners are listed in Bold in each category: Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures:   AVATAR Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau DISTRICT 9 Produce...

People's Choice Award for winner of AFM's Favorite Film Pitch Contest

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  David Minnihan's pitch of Father John will receive a People's Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market's 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People's Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.                                   Photo of David Minnihan, winner o...

David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John awarded by AFM 09

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David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John will receive a People’s Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market’s 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People’s Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.After casting tens of thousands of votes at www.peopleschoice.com from Jan. 6-20, the public named the pitch for the adventure spy drama produced by Minnihan and written by Steven G. Long as its favorite to receive an official Waterford Crystal Peo...

Call for Entries - A Visionary Screenwriter Competition - Cash Award

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The Visionary Screenwriter Competition has been developed by screenwriters for screenwriters. The Visionary Screenwriter Competition focuses on the writer's unique creative contribution to the film and television industries. Our awards are deliberately development focused. We encourage everyone to embrace the development and feedback process. The judges are looking for an engaging premise, well executed, with compelling characters, sharp dialogue and a satisfying ending. We want your best work...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

The Global Film Village: Julie Hebert’s TREE a moving and poetic World Premiere play at [Inside] the Ford

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by Marla Lewinphoto by Ed KriegerTree is a metaphor for the roots, branches, and leaves of a family. It seems both solid and enduring. TREE by Julie Hebert depicts three generations, divided by race, culture, time, and location.  Leo Price (Chuma Gault) is a divorced chef who is caring for an aging mother with dementia (Sloan Robinson) with the help of his college-age daughter, J.J. (Tessa Thompson). They connect when Didi Marcantel (Jacqueline Wright) a southern white woman barges into h...

Favorite Film Pitch contest launches at AFM

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The People's Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed to create an unprecedented Favorite Film Pitch contest. The competition will provide industry professionals attending the AFM, Nov. 4-11, with the opportunity to get their pitches in front of producers, distributors and, in a unique twist, the voting public, PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today. "This is a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes...

AFM Favorite Film Pitch contest.

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The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed to create an unprecedented Favorite Film Pitch contest. The competition will provide industry professionals attending the AFM, Nov. 4-11, with the opportunity to get their pitches in front of producers, distributors and, in a unique twist, the voting public, PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today.“This is a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look into the ...

The New York Television Festival announces keynotes

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The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Ronald D. Moore as the keynote speaker for the indie TV fest's first ever Development Day, a free series of panels and discussions with industry leaders for those aiming to take their television careers to the next level, Saturday, September 26 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, btwn 8th and 9th Aves). In addition to the keynote address, the day will feature writers and executives from "30 Roc...

4th Annual ITVFestival Panel Lineup and more

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Tickets and passes are on sale. If you don't buy them now, they'll be sold out soon. We have some fantastic programs and panels shaping up. Down below is our list of confirmed panelists... Important Dates... July 30th Opening Night Gala. Official invites are on their way, but in the meanwhile, you can rsvp at itvfestgala.eventbrite.com. There will be food and liquor and beer and music. July 31st First day of ITVFest!!! August 3rd, Web TV Day sponsored by Tubefilter Au...

Meegan Huff to run Ojai-Ventura International Film Fest names

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Formerly the Ojai Film Festival, the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is proud to announce that Meegan Huff has been named the this fall. The behind-the-scenes leadership change comes on the heels of the Festival’s recent announcement that it is broadening its regional footprint by becoming an event encompassing the cities of Ojai and Ventura. “We are thrilled to have Meegan as a part of our team,” says David Shor, chairman of the Festival. “She brings a strong creative energy ...

The Global Film Village: At The Weather Girl Premiere at LA Film Festival by Marla Lewin

We spoke with Marin Hinkle, who currently stars as Judith (Harper) on the number one comedy "Two and a Half Men" on CBS. She said this movie was one of the few good things that occurred during last year's WGA strike. The film was cast with such an amazing group of actors because friends were able to get together and make this movie during the strike. The film played to an enthusiastic and appreciative audi ...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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The Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director;  DP BARRY BRAVERMAN,  DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. ...

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