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NBC LA Gives Us Some Coverage

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Got some nice publicity from NBC: http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2011/11/nbc-la-gives-us-some-coverage.html ...

The Aliens to Zombies Convention is all set

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  The Aliens to Zombies Convention, a two day-long look at monsters and the post-apocalyptic world, will be featured on "Good Day LA" tomorrow. MASTERSFX president Todd Masters will do terrible things to host Lauren Sanchez during a show segment. The A to Z Con takes place Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at Hollywood's most famous haunted hostel, the Roosevelt Hotel. Full details at http://www.alienstozombies.com/. Highlighting the event will be the revival o...

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) completes its line up

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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is thrilled to announce the complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event which heats up Oct. 6-10, 2011. To view this year’s festival film and music offerings please visit: www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.comThe festival’s 2011 films include an unprecedented documentary feature line up including Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, Bloodied But Unbowed, Kumaré, Barbershop Punk, Color Me Obsessed: A film about The Replacements, Blood, Swea...

World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Opens at AMC Cinemas Sept. 30th

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Presented by NBC News Education Nation, a special panel discussion preceded the world premiere with director Vanessa Roth, wirter/producer Dave Eggers, moderated by meteorologist, Today Show host Al Roker, NBC. A post screening panel discussion i...

2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Panel Discussion Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Business leaders, elected officials, educators, and parents attended the world premiere presented by NBC News Education Nation. AMERICAN TEACHER Opens Theatrically at AMC Cinemas, September 30, 2011. A special panel discussion preceded the w...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

Nevada City Film Festival kicks off

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The 11th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presented by AJA Video Systems, kicks off Thursday, August 18 and runs through Sunday, August 21, 2011. This year, over 60 films – both short and full length independent dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation films from around the world – will screen in three beautiful art house theatres and charming historic buildings in downtown Nevada City, CA. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent cinema to the foothills of Northern Californ...

Industry Leaders Jump On Board With Cinequest

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Four dynamic business and media leaders, Lila Ibrahim, Ellen McGirt, Todd Hoddick and Anand Chandrasekaran have joined Cinequest's Board of Directors with the mandate to enhance Cinequest's global impact through creativity and innovation. Lila Ibrahim , partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has connected with Cinequest. Ibrahim became a partner at Kleiner Perkins in 2010 and works across the firm's digital and greentech portfolios. Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Ibrahim had a div...

Very rare Second City pilot featuring "Covariance" star!

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A very rare Second City pilot starring David Razowsky of "Covariance" has just been released by the Second City vault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMjN-x_kBE Shot in 1993 in Chicago, the 46-min. gem also features Steve Carell of NBC's "The Office" and films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Forty-Year-Old Virgin". To see a trailer of "Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/med...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

Official presentation of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition

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This morning, at the María Cristina Hotel, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme and activities scheduled for this year, the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to the event.Festival will take place 16-24 Septembre.JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVALSección Oficial• GUILL...

NYTVF Schedule Announced, Tickets Available

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The NYTVF announced the schedule highlights of its seventh annual New York Television Festival, including a Creative Keynote Conversation with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof as well as primetime events from FOX, NBCUniversal, Logo and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The Festival's opening night comedy double-header will feature a red-carpet premiere of FOX's new animated comedy Allen Gregory, as well as the world premiere of comedian Marc Maron's indie pilot, based...

Ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival to honor Elliott Gould

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  The Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) announced that Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould will receive the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in and around downtown Wichita this October 20-23.   Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s and during the next decade went on to star in some of his most notable film roles, including Ted Henderson in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) which e...

2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

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Français Spanish By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were judged by a panel of notable filmmakers, journalists, and industry...

Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival Kicks Off

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Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival Kicks Off Seven Day SCI-FI/FANTASY DIGITAL SHOOTOUTROSWELL, N.M., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Roswell is more excited than ever to welcome visitors and filmmakers from throughout the universe to experience the city that's been home to some of the most infamous alien landmarks since the 1940s, Roswell, New Mexico, as they kick off an innovative new project, the Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival and SCI-FI/FANTASY DIGITAL SHOOT OUT!...

DEADLINE 6/30!!! NY TV Festival accepting indie pilots in all genres. Win guaranteed dev deals with IFC, MTV, and FX $5-$25k

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 The NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL The NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition is currently accepting original, independently produced television and new media pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners FX, IFC and MTV. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2011_ipc.htm Network sponsored awards:  FX and Apostle present: FX "...

Tribeca Film Festival awards She Monkeys

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  The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City. The Festival runs through May 1, 2011.   The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 21 countries. Best New Directo...

Robert De Niro chats with Brian Williams at Tribeca

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Brian Williams, declined from being a juror at Tribeca Film Festival this year because he will be covering the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011. BW: “How are you towards people if they recognize you in a Walgreen’s upstate, for example?” RD: “I don’t mind, sometimes people are very respectful, and they don’t recognize you. I usually just wave. If people see me on the street and say, “Hi Bob”, I usually just wave. I’m an introvert is someways, and in other ways, I am not.” BW: ...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents Midnight Award to Zoe Saldana

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Late Night Awards Ceremony Celebrates Dynamic Star of 'Star Trek' and 'Avatar' The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) is excited to announce that Zoe Saldana will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards, 10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live musical accompa...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents Midnight Award to Clifton Collins Jr.

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Late Night Awards Ceremony Celebrates Compelling Actor of 'Capote' and 'Star Trek' The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) is excited to announce that Clifton Collins Jr. will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards,10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live mus...

Boleto al paraíso & Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba won the Havana Star Prize for Best Film & Best Documentary

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      At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 15th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre Ticket to Paradise / Boleto al paraîso by Gerardo Chijona (Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Maria Marta Antin, Irene Blecua and Antonio Tibaldi.  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba (U.S-Cuba) by Estela Bravo won the Havana Star Prize for Best Doc...

Zoe Saldana will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards at San Francisco Festival

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  The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) is excited to announce that Zoe Saldana will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards, 10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live musical accompaniment by the Darren Johnston Trio. Lisick will interview Saldana and her soon-to-b...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Tribeca will close with a local: Edward Burns’ Newlyweds

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today it will close its 10th edition with the world premiere of Edward Burns’ Newlyweds. The film will premiere Saturday, April 30, at BMCC TPAC.Newlyweds is the tenth film written and directed by Ed Burns and the sixth to premiere at TFF. Burns, who wrote, directed and stars in Newlyweds, has had a strong connection with TFF since its founding. Ash Wednesday world premiered as part of the inaugural TFF lineup in 2002, a...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

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