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Tonight, in front of a live audience at the spectacular 1920’s-era Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the year’s top movie previews were celebrated at the 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™. In a show hosted by world-renowned Sinbad, with presenters culled from the ranks of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. But the biggest prize of all still remains to be determined: between May 9 and May 14th, the public can log onto USA TODAY onl...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

Late Deals As Sundance Eases Into Final Weekend

 Friday, January 25---------Although the Sundance Film Festival continues through this Sunday, with the culminating Awards Ceremony to be held on Saturday night, many film professionals have already skipped town, mulling the films they have seen (bid or passed on) and, frankly, warming up their external digits after 9 days of frigid weather. What began as a barren landscape for dealmaking has made a rebound, although Festival veterans have described this year's event as very lowkey compared to ...

Late Deals As Sundance Eases Into Final Weekend

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Although the Sundance Film Festival continues through this Sunday, with the culminating Awards Ceremony to be held on Saturday night, many film professionals have already skipped town, mulling the films they have seen (bid or passed on) and, frankly, warming up their external digits after 9 days of frigid weather. What began as a barren landscape for dealmaking has made a rebound, although Festival veterans have described this year's event as very lowkey compared to earlier years (a result of th...

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...

Denise Kassel (Hamptons fest) new consulting activities

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Former Hamptons Film Festival Executive Director, DENISE KASELL is set to open a new film festival service and consulting division at Home.Work.People, a NYC based Real Estate and HR Company that services the Entertainment Industry. The announcement was made today by Jane Stuart, HWP’s Founder and President. In addition to offering consulting services to festivals, the HWP Festival Division will draw on the parent company’s established HR staffing and training expertise to supply the client...

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...

Producer Mark Canton Named Chairman of the 12th Annual International Film Festival

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produce...

Ang Lee Arrives At The Rome Film Festival

Monday, October 22-----Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning director of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN will take part in the evening tribute event on Wednesday night at the Rome FilmFest dedicated to Italian director Sergio Leone. The director's latest film, LUST, CAUTION, is currently playing in theaters worldwide. As a member of the Film Foundation, Ang Lee has been designated by Martin Scorsese to introduce the world premiere of the restored version of Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), featuring an al...

HD EXPO unveils 3D Day

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HD EXPO will present a full day of highly anticipated 3D panels and screenings on November 8th, the second day of its expanded two-day conference and exhibition in Burbank, California. The presentations include “A Multidimensional Conversation About 3D” featuring the industry’s leading 3D experts in a far-ranging discussion of the state of 3D followed by a screening of the most compelling new content headed to screens in the next few months. The panel will offer insights and demonstratio...

Ang Lee will take part to Rome tribute event to Sergio Leone

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The Oscar-winning director of "Brokeback Mountain" to take part in the evening tribute event the FilmFest is dedicating to Sergio Leone.   As a member of the Film Foundation, Ang Lee has been designated by Martin Scorsese to introduce the world premiere of the restored version of "Once Upon a Time in the West", a joint effort between the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Scorsese’s Film Foundation, and Paramount Pictures. The project was announced in Rome a year ago by Scorsese...

Film producer Mark Canton named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007 - The International Film Festival" it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the "made in Italy" cultural trademark.  This year's festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.  The festival is...

Mark Canton named chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produ...

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-...

June 30, 2007 : Behind the Curtain With ILM, A Talk With Scott Farrar (posted by Libbey Coghlan)

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On Saturday June 30, 2007 at the Italian Cultural Institute, I attended "Behind the Curtain With ILM, A Talk With Scott Farrar followed by a special screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) is an SFX company started by George Lucas, the director of Star Wars. Scott Farrar joined ILM in 1981 as a camera operator on Star Trek ll: The Wrath of Khan and was promoted to Visual Effects Supervisor on Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1987. Scott discussed the step by ...

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...

Golden Trailer awards

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8th Annual Golden Trailer Award WinnersShow Category WinnersBest Action300, Warner Bros., Mojo LLCBest Animation/FamilyThe Simpson’s Movie, Twentieth Century Fox, Trailer ParkBest DramaThe Departed, Warner Bros., Giaronomo Productions/Mojo, LLCBest ComedyBorat, Twentieth Century Fox, Trailer ParkBest MusicLeonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, Lionsgate, Mark Woollen & AssociatesBest ThrillerThe Descent, Lionsgate, FishbowlMost OriginalBee Movie, Paramount Pictures, Sameth A.D.V.Best Horror1408, MGM/T...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

Screen Actors Guild presented its awards

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Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2006 at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 13h Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® was simulcast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT The honorees were selected by the active Guild membership nation...

The Golden Globes: Hollywood's Biggest Party

Tuesday, January 16----Even from a distance of 5000 miles, sitting comfortably in front of my flat screen television, and watching with amusement the telecast of the Golden Globe Awards, it was clear that this is one of Hollywood's biggest and most irreverent parties. It has long been noted that because the Awards Ceremony takes place in a hotel ballroom, where food is being served, and liquor is constantly being brought out, that this awards show is a far cry from the dignified demeanor of th...

The Comic Touch of Mike White

Monday, January 15----Mike White, whose off-kilter humor and perceptive writing made such films as CHUCK AND BUCK and THE GOOD GIRL major Sundance discoveries of the past few years, is back in Park City with an auspicious directorial debut, YEAR OF THE DOG. In this richly crafted tale of self-discovery, White invests his characters and their comedic confusion with a poignant and compassionate touch that has pundits dubbing the film as next season's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Not only has White c...

Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2006 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Elijah Wood (Bobby, Happy Feet), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®. Screen Actors Guild will honor its own at the 13th Ann...

New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend Begins On Friday

Tuesday, January 2----The New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend, which begins this coming Friday, is fast becoming one of New York’s most anticipated cultural events of the new year. With a mix of discussions, panels, concert performances and other delights in the fields of theater, dance, film and music, the Weekend is bringing a post-Holidays lift to the Big Apple. The Arts and Leisure Weekend will present several film programs….a combination of screenings of some of the year’s most...

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