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80TH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2008 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, hosted by Jon Stewart will be held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California, and televised live by ABC Television Network on Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. The 80th Academy Award Nominees was announced by President Sid Ganis, Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

fmx/08 May 05 – 08 to host top class program!

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Proceeding with its high quality standards, fmx/08 relies on the support of its many strong partners that help to shape the program, host events or engage in fmx/forum. fmx/08 offers a professional platform for the partners whose expertise enriches the event in terms of variety and content.  More program highlights for fmx/conference confirmed fmx/08 kicks off with a bang! No one less than Glenn Entis, Senior Vice President and Chief Visual & Technical Officer of the world-wide leadi...

fmx/08 May 05 – 08 to host top class program!

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fmx/08 kicks off with a bang! No one less than Glenn Entis, Senior Vice President and Chief Visual & Technical Officer of the world-wide leading game company Electronic Arts will give the opening keynote. This essential lecture underlines the significant role of games within FMX. More big names of past and upcoming box-office hits are part of fmx/conference, with a good deal of Academy Award nominees for animation and visual effects, such as Ratatouille, represented through Sharon Calahan from P...

Private call from Carmen Electra to Bruno Chatelin: Viral?

Jetset Studios, one of the entertainment industry’s leading online marketing agencies, has recently completed a viral campaign for the 20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra.  The announcement was jointly made today by Jetset Studios co-founders Russell Scott and Patrick Young.         0:14 minutes (225.8 KB)

Cool Carmen Electra Viral message to Bruno, where she reveals her "ass tattoo", and secret picture

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20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra developped a viral campaign starring electra in a specific website. Conceived and developed by  Jetset Studios, the website, Carmen Has A Crush On You: www.CarmenHasaCrushonYou.com, allows visitors to enter their name, photograph and phone number of either themselves (or an unsuspecting friend) to create a customized video interview with Electra in which she talks about her new “boyfriend,” reveals a tattoo o...

Viral: Carmen has a crush on you!

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Jetset Studios, one of the entertainment industry’s leading online marketing agencies, has recently completed a viral campaign for the 20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra. The announcement was jointly made today by Jetset Studios co-founders Russell Scott and Patrick Young.Conceived and developed by Young, the website, Carmen Has A Crush On You: www.CarmenHasaCrushonYou.com, allows visitors to enter their name, photograph and phone number of either...

80th Academy Awards Announced

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80th Academy Awards Announced CategoriesPerformance by an actor in a leading roleGeorge Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)Performance by an actor in a supporting roleCasey ...

The Kite Runner - interview with Rebecca Yeldham

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FINDING A LOST KABUL IN OUTBACK CHINAAustralian born producer Rebecca Yeldham has been through some wild filmmaking when shooting The Motorcycle Diaries in deepest Peru, but that now seems tame after “the wild ride” that was the making of The Kite Runner in even deeper Western China, she tells Andrew L. Urban.From the start, the question of where to shoot The Kite Runner loomed over the production. The story would require the wholesale re-creation of several disparate worlds that no longer e...

65th Golden Globe Award Winners

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association2008 Golden Globe Award Winners for the year ended December 31, 2007BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAATONEMENTWorking Title Films Limited; Focus FeaturesBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAJULIE CHRISTIE Away From HerBEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMADANIEL DAY-LEWIS There Will Be BloodBEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALSWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETParkes/MacDonald an...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards

“Atonement”, the wartime drama from the director of Pride & Prejudice led the Golden Globes charge with seven nominations. Charlie Wilson's War received 5 while Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and American Gangster received 4 each.Focus Features received 11 nominations and lead the pack followed by Paramount Vantage 11, Miramax Films 10, Warner Bros. Pictures 10, Universal Pictures 9.Find below the nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards which were just ...

Nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards

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“Atonement”, the wartime drama from the director of Pride & Prejudice led the Golden Globes charge with seven nominations. Charlie Wilson's War received 5 while Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and American Gangster received 4 each.Focus Features received 11 nominations and lead the pack followed by Paramount Vantage 11, Miramax Films 10, Warner Bros. Pictures 10, Universal Pictures 9. Find below the nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards which were just re...

fmx program – putting the pieces together

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Preparations for fmx/08 are now in full progress. Our website has launched with new developments, new partners and a new look and it will be continuously updated as fmx takes shape with a growing list of committed partners. The AIAS – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences – has climbed on board and will be presenting a full day's worth of the latest and greatest from the world of games and interactive content. This new partnership underscores our commitment to the growing world of games and...

The Kite Runner to Close The Dubai International Film Festival

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The Kite Runner, the highly anticipated film adaptation of the best-selling novel, directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) will close this year’s prestigious 4th Dubai International Film Festival 2007 on December 16, it was announced today. The closing night event will be attended by author Khaled Hosseini and the film’s key cast including Khalid Abdalla (United 93), Homayoun Ershadi, Zekiria Ebrahami, Ali Danesh Bakhtyari, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada and Sayed Jafar Massi...

Palm Springs Film Fest will honor Halle Berry

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award® winner Halle Berry with its prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Previously announced Daniel Day-Lewis will also receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award. Past actresses that have received this award include Charlize Theron, Laura Linney, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said, “We’re excited to ...

The jury members of the Bahamas Fest

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The 2007 BIFF jury includes:New Vision Ryan Fleck– Writer/Director (winner of BIFF 2006 New Vision Award for “Half Nelson”)Ben Lyons– E! Entertainment’s resident film expert Lauren Craniotes- Vice President of Production at Warner Independent PicturesSpirit of Freedom: Dramatic Sharon Swart – Senior Editor of features at VarietyHarlan Jacobsen – USA Today Film Critic, Writer, DirectorAntonius Roberts – Bahamian Visual ArtistsSpirit of Freedom: Documentary Elliot Kotek- Ed...

22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY

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22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY By Maria Esteves – November 23, 2007 The 22nd Israel Film Festival 2007 (IFF) Awards Ceremony honoring humanitarian, cinematic, and lifetime achievement awards was held at the Directors Guild of America Theater, New York, Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 7:30 PM. The Closing Night Awards Ceremony acknowledging the best documentary, television drama, and feature film (Panavision Audience Choice) was held at the Clearview Cinemas, New York, Thursday, Nov...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Interview with "On the Lot" winner Will Bigham

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       August 22, 2007                 For more information, contact:Jamey Duvall, producerMovie Geeks United!E-mail: moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com                                                                                 On the Lot Winner Will BighamFeatured on Internet Radio Podcast On Wednesday, August 22 at 10pm (EST), MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, a movie-themed talk radio p...

Michael Bay Interview: Transformers (by Robin Rowe)

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I thought this was a particularly good interview with Michael Bay and since Transformers premiered at the LA Film Festival, I wanted to include this interview in this blog.  Robin Rowe, a Los Angeles screenwriter and facilitator of weekly filmmaker events, asks Bay practical questions that I think a lot of filmmakers will appreciate.  Enjoy!  (Contact information for Robin is at the bottom of this email.) Michael Bay Interview: Transformersby Robin Rowe [More articles] Read Robin's Sci-...

Transformer fans to gather at BotCon in Providence

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On the eve of the live-action TRANSFORMERS movie, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, hitting theaters nationwide, thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans and collectors from around the world will heed the call to "roll out" and gather at BotCon, the annual event celebrating the TRANSFORMERS universe. BotCon runs June 28 to July 1, 2007, and -- for the first time ever -- the four-day convention will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, Hasbro's home state. The largest gathering of TRANSFORME...

fmx/07 - in retrospect!

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The thread that bound the fmx/07 programme together was "believable virtual characters", and it tied research, cinema and games up into an extremely rewarding series. Highlights included Steven Stahlberg's unbelievable cg ladies, the resurrection of Klaus Kinski, digital performances at ILM, crisply real soldiers from Crytek, EA's George Borshukov and a slew of other contributions.Games and realtime applications took an unprecedented role at fmx/07 animation is closing the gap in aesthetic terms...

French 3D cinema is awakening…

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Doremi, leading manufacturer of servers for Digital Cinema, organised an information conference about 3D on March 29, at the Publicis theatre on the Champs-Élysées, Paris. Far from being a dream, the world of 3D and its economic opportunities are now appealing to Hollywood’s most prominent personalities. Patrick Zucchetta, CEO of Doremi Labs Europe, explains: “The current 600-theatre release of Walt Disney’s Meet the Robinsons shows very real economic opportunities that will quickly beco...

Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will ta

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For the second consecutive year, the island of Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will take place between 12th and 19th of April, with 140 films, screening at K-Cineplex cinema venues in Nicosia and with a selection of special screenings in Larnaca and Limassol. Following last year’s success and equipped with this small but substantial experience, this year we were called to select and programme the festival among 600 films submitted by filmmakers from 50 cou...
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