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Frankenweenie European Premiere to open the 56th BFI London Film Festival

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 10 October with the European Premiere of Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton.  In partnership with American Express and Disney, and in a first for the Festival, the Opening Night screening and red carpet will go live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI Imax and 30 screens across the UK.  The Festival will also...

AVATAR lands in themed Disney parks, with the first at Walt Disney World in Orlando

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  Disney, Fox and James Cameron will Bring AVATAR to Life at Disney Parks Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of AVATAR to life at Disney parks. Through an exclusive agreement announced today by Disney, Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox, Disney will partner with Cameron and producing partner Jon Landau to create themed lands that will give them...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

Chicago International Children's Film Festival highlights

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The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), taking place October 22-November 1, 2009, is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features over 200 films from 40 countries. Programming the best children's media for over 30 years, the Festival welcomes over 26,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators to the screenings, and over 130 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with kids. T...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) today announced the recipients of the 2008 Industry Leadership Award. Sharing the honor this year will be Andy Bird, Chairman, Walt Disney International and Timmy Kandhari, partner and leader, entertainment and media practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers India. The IFFLA’s Industry Leadership Award was created to recognize the achievements of industry executives who have had a substantial and personal impact on the creation and distribution of Indian...

Bollywood Rising? – Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York

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With its seventh edition the MIAAC Film Festival has become the most important North American festival for films produced by filmmakers of South Asian descent retaining its special emphasis on directors from India and the large Indian Diaspora. This year’s festival held from November 7-11, was a milestone as reflected in the shift to new and established screening venues, the Asia society, and Loews theatres in Manhattan and Jersey City, the programming of 49 productions, covering features, sh...

Disney's Meet the Robinsons achieved one third of Box Office through 3D on 11% of screens only

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The 3-D digital cinema engagements of the Walt Disney Co.'s "Meet the Robinsons" have delivered about 31% of the film's total gross, said Chuck Viane, president of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Distribution. The film's cume as of Monday was an estimated $88.4 million. The 3-D screens represented 14% of the total screens from the film's March 30 opening. Still, Viane said they now are delivering more than three times the per-theater average of the 2-D versio...

Future of Cinema Salon at Cannes

future of cinemaThe panel will take place May 23 from 10 to 12 amThis panel in Cannes will examine a few trends that the film industry can expect to go through in the coming decadesThe D Cinema is now a marching revolution, 3D stereo has become a major part in blockbuster launch strategy, The 3-D digital cinema engagements of the Walt Disney Co.'s "Meet the Robinsons" have delivered about 31% of the fil

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...

Disney's 'Meet The Robinsons' Has Largest Digital 3-D Opening in History;

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3-D Engagements Attract $7.1 Million on Just 581 Screens in Opening Frame Moviegoers across the country showed their enthusiastic support for the future of digital 3-D exhibition over the weekend (3/31-4/2) as Walt Disney Pictures' new animated adventure, "Meet The Robinsons," grossed a sensational $7.1 million on just 581 3-D screens to become the largest digital 3-D opening in history, it was announced today by Chuck Viane, president of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Distribution. Enga...

BASIC INSTINCT 2 Chosen As Year's Worst Film

 Wednesday, February 28----Coming on the eve of the Academy Awards, which honors the BEST in film of the past year, the Golden Raspberry Awards go to the other extreme.....singling out the worst films and performances of 2006. Affectionately known as the Razzies, the ceremonies, now in their 27th year, were held on Oscar eve at Hollywood's Ivar Theater.The night's big winner was the unintentionally hilarious who-dunnit  BASIC INSTINCT 2, acknowledged as the year's Worst Fim, Wor...

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up

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The first film market ever held in Turkey ended yesterday in Antalya and was hailed as a success both by buyers and sellers, several of whom were clearly taken aback by the sheer professionalism of the organisers.A combined total of some 200 buyers and sellers from approximately 30 countries attended the inaugural Eurasia Film Festival which took place over four days during the week-long 43rd Golden Orange Eurasia Film Festival.The launch of the film market is a bold bid by the Turks to position...

Animex: world’s largest animation and gaming festival returns

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International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 6 - 10 February 2006, University of Teesside, MiddlesbroughThe World’s largest animation and gaming festival returns to Middlesbrough next year when another helping of Animex hits The University of Teesside and screens around the North East from 6th to 10th February. www.animex.netThe Festival will once again feature its highly successful trademark mix of prestigious international guests, talks and masterclasses, a focus on the best of Briti...

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