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The Beginner is 'the end of the beginning'!

Ben Coccio (Zero Day, 2003) is the writer/director of the new tell it like it is coming of age/road movie, The Beginner (2010). I asked Ben to tell us about his new film The Beginner. Read interview below.   me: "So, Ben. I love the dollar bill! lol! Can you tell us about The Beginner? What do you want to say about American culture to the rest of the world through this film? B

2 Degrees of Separation

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A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles. Richard Gere, on the other hand, ...

2 Degrees of Separation from Richard Gere, in Aruba

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  A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles.   Richard Gere, on th...

2 Degrees of Separation from Richard Gere, in Aruba

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A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles. Richard Gere, on the other hand, (a guest at the...

Thank you for renting

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  Thank you so much to everyone for all your support and renting Butterflies. We are only one click away from 3200 views on YouTube rentals:) Hope you enjoyed the film and it gave you some ideas on how to make more money on YouTube. The YouTube community has changed so much since the premiere of the film. We are really happy that we were able to capture its beginnings and talk to some of the YouTubers, who started it all. Best of luck with your YouTube channel. Love, http://www.Bu...

NYCIFF.Festival/fest21.com

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Karlos Alastruey If you wanna have your film listed at IMDb, submit it to this new international, high-class event in New York City this coming Augustwww.nyciff.comwww.nyciff.com...

new York City International Film Festival/fest21.com

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NYC International Film Festival is now an IMDb Qualifying Festival ...

Emily Schooley

Emily SchooleyIMDB Credited Actress  Union Status: Non-unionHeight: 5’7″ Weight: 135 lbsHair: Red (dyed) Eyes: Green Selected Film & Television: Black Eve – PIMP (lead) – Fusion Films/Dir: Ryan M. Andrews The Making of a King – The Lady of the Lake (principal) – Ratling Productions/Dir: Danute Dorion Small Town Murder Scenes – Female Reporter – 3 Legged Dog Films/Dir: Ed Gass-Donn

Digital Media Wire Honors "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment"

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Digital Media Wire today unveiled its 2010 "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment" list, recognizing emerging leaders in the digital media and entertainment industry. The honorees will be profiled online at http://www.digitalmediainsider.com/ and will be recognized in a special January feature on the DMWmedia.com website. Digital Media Wire will honor the group at an exclusive reception for industry leaders, members of the press and special guests at the 3rd Annual Dig...

White Men Cant Dance

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Director: Peter S. Vinal.
White Men Cant Dance Synopsis This film White Men Cant Dance is a family oriented story based on hope, inspiration, dancing, morals, dignity and ultimately God is brought into this film. A large part of this film is based on a true story. This film White Men Cant Dance is about a very close family that go through some very tough and emotional struggles. The story takes place in a little home with the husband, wife and precious little girl, which the father Pete works at a development company. His office is very comical, but yet, they all work together as a family. Pete is very close with his parents, but only has a mental relationship with his father. His dad is an inventor, a genius that everyone calls, Einstein 2. One day at the office Pete gets a call from the hospital, his dad is on the way to the hospital and his mother will meet him there. Immediately, Pete leaves the office right in the middle of a very significant investor meeting, which is crucial to the companys existence., But Pete needs to be at his dads side, torn, he leaves the meeting regardless of the reluctance of his boss. At the hospital his father dies in Petes arms waiting for a surgeon that never comes. (based on a true story) This devastates Pete and his family. Almost in a zombie state, the next day Pete goes to work at his job, trying to keep his mind busy and food on the table After his dads funeral Pete finds out that his precious little girl is dieing. She has to go on a waiting list, do to the lack of kidneys, not to mention the expense. After insurance, what little they have, Pete has to come up with $50,000 more to pay the hospital. They dont know what to do, after his dads death they were strapped, his dad had no life insurance of any kind. After a few days Pete is back to work, the guys in the office try to talk Pete into going out to a club just to change the scenery, make him forget for a few hours, with his wifes blessings, they take him out. They get to this club Rox and there we see this black guy dancing, Ice Man he is an incredible break dancer. The guys are freaking out over his abilities, but Pete wasnt impressed. Pete got up to go to the mens room and does a little move, Ice Man came up to Pete and said that he remembered him. He said he remembered how good he used to be, but now he is too old and fat, a pushing match started. During this shoving match Pete sees a banister saying, Dance Competition $40,000 first place. He tells Ice Man that he will see him at the competition. The guys break up the shoving match and are wondering what that was all about. After being escorted out by the bouncers, they take Pete home, wondering if they did the right thing taking him out. Pete thanks them, and tells them that this was the best thing that could ever of happened, it must have been Gods plan. At home Pete finds some of his old dance tapes of him and his partners, inspired, he calls his old dance buddies to ask them if they could help him get in shape one last time for the competition of his life? Of course to save his daughters life. They agree and the intense working out starts, (like when Sylvestor Stellone did in his movie when he went to Russia to work shop, preparing for the fight of his life) so Pete is now struggling to get back into shape. He would slip out at night to go work out with his dance partners. His wife was starting to wonder if he was having an affair. As a result, she gets her best friend involved as a scout for her to find out what is going on. Next day Pete walks into work finding out that he is fired. A fellow worker steals his invention saying pete was stealing it from him. So Pete is fired. Now, it is the night of the competition, Pete goes to his daughters room and kisses her on the forehead after tucking her in, praying to God, very emotional scene. He goes up stairs to the attic and opens an old door where his old dance shoes are hanging, all dusty. He pulls them out, brushes them off and goes out the door to the competition. Meantime, his wife freaking out, calls her best friend and says ok follow him now, on that pre-planned, non trust investigation. She follows him to the competition. At the competition all these dancers are stretching sizing up one another, trying to psyche each other out. We see the judges, two of the four judges are Ice Mans dance buddies, so we know which way this competition is going. The dance competition starts, after 30 minutes it is down to two competitors, Ice Man and Pete. They go back and forth, the crowd is slowly changing from their Iceman and start screaming for Pete. Then, in nervous retaliation, Icemans two dance partners come out on the dance floor and join in dancing. So, Petes dance partners, moon walk and slide out on the dance floor with him to make things even. But one of Petes dancers gives the DJ his own CD on the way out there. The DJ immediately puts it on. They all are going at it, it is incredible, very physical and intense, then the last move. Pete runs up Ice Mans back, doing a double flip down to a split on the floor waving out his arms to a stop. The crowd goes nuts. After a nervous and very quite five minutes, you could cut the air with a knife. The judges announce the winner, it is You will see it at the movie. The End See Trailer at www.whitemencantdance.com

Montana Independent Film Festival (MTIFF) - REVIEW (filmmakers avoid!!! )

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This was the third year for this “film festival” and we should have known better and save ourselves the $60 submission fee. Upon receiving the acceptance letter, we were also informed, that if we are planning to make the journey to Montana for this film-festival, we should absolutely contact the festival organizers. I have tried this for over 3 weeks without an email or phone call response. Again, we should have known …. Because we were planning our trip to other film festivals and n...

October 15th: Butterflies, documentary film about how to make it in social media

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Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace.  YouTube.com has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of becoming internet sensations via YouTube...

Butterflies is nominated by AOF for Best Social Commentary Award 2009

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Press Release For Immediate Release    Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace.  YouTube.com has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of b...

Film submission to festivals

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Festivals exposure is considered by most experts as the strongest avenue for filmmakers to promote their films. Submitting film to festivals will usually consume a lot of time energy and money. You first need to search for the relevant festivals for your films, go through the rules and regulation, download and fill submission forms for each festival and send it. Filmfestivals.com and fest21.com want to simplify your film submission process to festivals with our free digital tool FestivalExpress...

Launch of a new online resource for Jewish film

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(http://www.sfjff.org) is set to launch the largest and most comprehensive online resource for Jewish film in the world. The New Media Initiative will be the ultimate destination for film lovers and filmmakers alike, replicating the same successful models of curation, exhibition, education and community-building that the Festival has successfully offered since 1980, now brought to life online through a media-rich web resource ? like an IMDB for Jewish film.The SFJFF?s New Media Initiative websit...

IFFS Panel: Measuring Success; where to Set the Bar?

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There are so many different definitions of success and “bigness.” There are film festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of people, and yet are not on the mainstream radar, and festivals which show only a few dozen films that are world famous. This session will address considerations and metrics for success including: number of films, number of acquisitions, celebrities, size of audience, longevity, number of impressions and reach? Most notably, these different metrics have differing ...

IFFS Panel: Measuring Success: Where to Set the Bar?

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There are so many different definitions of success and “bigness.” Although some festivals admit they would love to grow "smaller" the general issue on development is how can a festival become bigger, better or even louder.What makes a festival director really happy, eventually what makes sponsors happy, and fulfill filmmakers dreams...How do festivals define goals and ways to measure the success.There are film festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of people, and yet are not on the mai...

Paris Convention Agenda revised

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentation Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair Christian Gaines Director of Festivals Withoutabox, a division of IMDb 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival has t...

Join us for a wine tasting during Fest Summit in Paris

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You are invited to a wine tasting of Best of French wines areas. Join us at our offices April 7 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception Hosted By filmfestivals.com and fest21.comYou won't want to miss this year's opening cocktail reception. More networking and additional meeting time with your peers and colleagues will make this reception time well spent. Wine tasting in our offices offering a choice of red and white wines from the main french wine regions : Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, south West ...

Davey Finch by Kimberly Deisler

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On Friday night, another mob scene waited outside the Arlington for their honoree and ultimately filled the house.  Every year the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents a Director In Residence and this year the versatile David Fincher opened up at the Q & A, dishing the 411 on his film career and the industry in general. Jake Gyllenhaal and Taraji P. Henson were also on hand making additional contributions as per their experience working with Finch with Pete Hammond on deck ...

"The Mystery of the Missing Matron" has made it into the IMDb

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Well, today is truly an historic day for us.  "The Mystery of the Missing Matron" has made it into the IMDb. Have a peeksy-weeksy: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1340599/   Look under cast for Sophia :) Happy Day! ...

The updated agenda of Vegas International Film Festival Summit

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation: Indie Films' Change Agenda Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms, a new digital distribution company founded by AOL Vice-Chairman EmeritusTed Leonsis, and backed by Leonsis, AOL founder Steve Case and others. Launched in July, 2008, SnagFilms gives everyone the latest in web tools to find, watch and share great documentary films and then engag...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing Tuesday December 9, 2008

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The Fest Summit has programmed this first Panel on Festival ticketing "Unlock Your Festivals Ticketing Potential"  (tuesday 1:45pm- 2:45pm) The panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Some of the following questions wi...

The 4th Agora Film Market at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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        4th AGORA November 14 - 23, 2008 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival   The 4th Agora Film Market will take place from November 14th to 23rd, 2008, in the context of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The Agora is continuing last year's highly successful effort, in which 36 films from South Eastern Europe obtained distribution in 18 different world territories.   "In its three years o...

Schedule of panels and keynotes at Las Vegas Festival Summit 08

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2008 CONFERENCE AGENDA SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation Rick Allen Chief Executive Officer SnagFilms 2:45pm- 4:00pm Festivals: Distribution Revolution or Evolution? Current distribution models are evolving faster than ever as studio business models evolve and new organizations crop up. As the independent film ‘distribution revolution’ marches fo...

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