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Sherry Lansing To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, December 27----Sherry Lansing, the recently retired Chairperson of Paramount Pictures and one of the pioneering women producers in Hollywood, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Award ceremonies, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 25, 2007. Sherry Lansing's long career as a producer and studio executive is rivaled only by her philanthropic commitments and activities. Lansing helped Armand Hammer form the nonprofit organization St...

Golden Globe nominations

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Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations. Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murphy returns to top spot as best supporting actor, and Helen Mirren and Annette Bening cited in two c...

Golden Globe nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION - 2007 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations.Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murph...

Santa Fe Film Festival Ready To Roll

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The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates its 7th season Dec. 6-10 with its most prestigious slate ever, anchored by galas including MISS POTTER, PERFUME: STORY OF A MURDERER, THE PAINTED VEIL, VOLVER and VENUS. In addition, special presentations are planned for PAN’S LABYRINTH and THE ASTRONAUT FARMER. All told, the festival will showcase nearly 200 works in eight separate series, running in nine venues citywide. Announced recipients of the festival’s Luminaria Awards for lifetime achieveme...

Curtain Rises on Second Dubai Film Festival

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International and regional film stars, industry leaders and filmmakers from around the world expected to grace tonight’s red carpet opening gala Months of planning and preparation will culminate in grand style tonight as international celebrities, regional stars and UAE VIPs walk up an 80-metre long red carpet and into the Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Resort at 8pm Sunday (December 11, 2005), to officially open the second Dubai International Film Festival. Lit up by sky trackers and a state-of-the...

Peter Bart Conversation Announced for SXSW 2006

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Peter Bart Conversation, Landmark Panel Announced for SXSW 2006The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is honored to announce “A Conversation with Peter Bart” to take place during the 2006 panels, scheduled for March 11-14, as part of the annual week-long film event in Austin, TX (March 10-18, 2006).“We’re so happy to have a Peter Bart panel at SXSW in March,” says Festival Producer Matt Dentler. “This is someone who has had a front-row seat in the film business for ...

9th Annual Hollywood Fest long list of honorees

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Actress CHARLIZE THERON, actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX,actor MATTHEW BRODERICK and actress SUSAN SARANDON to be honored at the 9th Annual Hollywood FestThe Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Academy Award-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON with the "Hollywood Actress of the Year Award" for her performance in Warner Bros. Pictures and Participant Productions' "NORTH COUNTRY," Oscar(r)-nominated actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX with the "Hollywood Acto...

DCI finalizes D Cinema system requirements and specs

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Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)venture was formed in March 2002. The purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for Digital Cinema components that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.DCI members include Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) has completed the final overall system requirements and specifi...

Sid Ganis named AMPAS - Oscar new President

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named its new President, Sid Ganis has been elected to the post at Tuesday night's board meeting.Sid Ganis established Out of the Blue...Entertainment on the Sony Pictures lot in late '96 as a provider of motion picture, television and musical entertainment for Columbia, TriStar and others. On the creative side, Ganis was formerly president of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group for several years before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment. G...

Hollywood Awards reveal award winners

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Warner Bros.' "BATMAN BEGINS," Disney's "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE," Dimension's "SIN CITY" and Paramount's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" will be presented with awards at 9th annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS.The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" with the "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" with the "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City" with the "Hollywood Make-Up o...

Cinema Expo 2005 highlights:

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CINEMA EXPO, less than three weeks away, is to be held from June 27-30, 2005 in Amsterdam. Always a must-attend event for all members of the motion picture cinema industry, this year's convention promises to be an exciting forum that will once again allow exhibitors and distributors the chance to network and focus on the future state of the industry and the all-important upcoming releases. Cinema Expo 2005 highlights: Screenings A terrific line-up of diverse films includes:"War of the Worlds" (...

San Francisco Black Film Festival opening this week,

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San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night, June 8, 2005 Five days of cinematic celebration rockets off to a start with the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday June 8 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theater. Prefaced by a 6:00 p.m. reception, the Opening Night film program begins at 7:00pm with the U.S. premiere of John ’Ecuyer’s “On the Verge of a Fever,” set in Haiti, 1971, the story of FanFan, a courteous fifteen year old with an over-protective mother who’s dying to get out of the house and...

The Aryan Couple sweeps Beverly Hills Fest awards

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For Immediate ReleaseApril 18, 2005 BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES2005 AWARD WINNERS AT THE 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONALBEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA THE ARYAN COUPLE sweeps the festival awards, winning the Golden Palm Award,Best Director, Best Producer and the jury award for Best FeatureThe winners of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Film Festival were announced on Sunday night (April 17, 2005) at the Beverly Hills Film Festival closing awards ceremony. The awards ga...

Acquisition Shopping At Sundance

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$16 Million Dollar Deal for Craig Brewer’s Film HUSTLE AND FLOWSome of us are the careful shoppers looking for the best quality at the right price. Others see the potential for this item to reap more benefits down the road. However your pocket book fits these analogies, studio acquisitions are shopping in Park City at the 24th Sundance Film Festival. Now considered the top US Market for Independent Films, Sundance draws the industry, corporate sponsors, oh yes if your fortunate a few ticket...

Palm Springs Desert Heats Up With Stars In Winter

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Desert Heats Up With Stars In Winter at Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe Sea Inside and Watermarks Named Audience FavoritesA beautiful starry warm evening greeted filmgoers at the Closing Night event for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. While the rest of the world was braving rain and snow, the Festival was hot with success as they celebrated the Festivals 16th year. This was a record-breaking Festival for Executive Director Darryl MacDonald and dedicated staff and the ...

Palm Springs Festival line up

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its roster of 190 films, culled from more than 65 countries for the 2005 Festival. The selection of films for screening includes a total of 80 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 21 North American). Also 41 of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards will be screened at this year’s Festival, held from January 6-17, 2005. (For a complete list of this year’s ...

Palm Springs Fest unveils 2005 festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUnveils Outstanding 2005 FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival now in it’s 16th year has unveiled the program set for the January Festival. With a wonderful array of 190 films, from over an amazing 65 countries for this prestigious 2005 Festival. This is a dynamic presentation of 79 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 20 North American). Also of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy...

Sky Captain at HDFEST

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"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" added to HDFEST New York Film Festival Line-upHDFEST announced that a special screening of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" will be presented at the HDFEST New York Event. The screening will take place on Sunday December 5th at The Tribeca Grand Screening Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas at 7:30pm. HDFEST is pleased to present this breakthrough film, which is one of the world's first major motion pictures created using high-definition technology. Pa...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

Newport Beach Fest: premieres Laws of Attraction

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NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF LAWS OF ATTRACTIONThe Newport Beach Film Festival opens its fifth annual event with the world premiere of Laws of Attraction from New Line Cinema on April 15, 2004. Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore star in this romantic comedy directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors). The film's ensemble cast also features Parker Posey (A Mighty Wind), Michael Sheen (Underworld), Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Nora Dunn (Bruce Almighty). The film chro...

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