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Actor Martinez Signs New Agent Agreement with William Bartoli of Bobby Ball Agency.

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Martinez. (“Prison Break”, “Cross: Resurrection”) announced the signing of an Acting Agreement with established 43 year old Bobby Ball Agency in Universal City, CA today. // Actor MartinezFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRLog (Press Release) – Jun 24, 2009 – LOS ANGELES, CA June 23“We are very pleased to have Martinez. I saw him in ‘Cross:Resurrection’ on his website (as Pontius Pilot) and I was sold.” statedWilliam Bartoli, Theatrical Agent at Bobby Ball. (http://ActorM...

CineVegas 2009 dailies report

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Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels. The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for a once a day feed, and a cocktail hour. There has been much said and written about a pa...

The Global Film Village: CineVegas 2009 by Marla Lewin

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Dennis Hopper in the CineVegas Lounge   Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels.  The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for...

ONE TO WATCH: Actor Martinez Brings Authenticity To Film

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by Bobbi Miller-Moro When you first meet Martinez, you would never guess under his sly smile he is one of the most authentic talented character actors coming up in Hollywood. I met him in an acting class by accident. I was there to meet Randy Becker, a cool, brilliant acting coach in Hollywood that I had been doing business with. Although my attention was on Randy, a distinct whiskey sounding voice was whipping out one line jokes from the back of the room, I turned ...

The line-up for Piazza Grande in Locarno

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The line-up for the official selection in Competition is now shaping up, and several world premières have already been confirmed. Amongst them, a French-Swiss coproduction, Complices, the eagerly anticipated first feature film by Swiss director Frédéric Mermoud, who won critical acclaim for his earlier short films (Rachel, L’escalier). Starring Emmanuelle Devos (Wild Grass, Kings and Queen) and Gilbert Melki (Côte d’Azur, Changing Times), Complices revisits the genre film by combining a ...

ONE TO WATCH: Actor Martinez Brings Authenticity To Film

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 by Bobbi Miller-Moro Whenyou first meet Martinez, you would never guess under his sly smile heis one of the most authentic talented character actors coming up inHollywood. I met him in an acting class byaccident. I was there to meet Randy Becker, a cool, brilliant actingcoach in Hollywood that I had been doing business with.Although my attention was on Randy, a distinct whiskey sounding voicewas whipping out one line jokes from the back of the room, I turnedaround to look.    It’s ...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions by Marla Lewin

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their  locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature.  If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood.  If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other loca...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature. If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood. If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other locales...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 REPORT by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas.  This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event spons...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 Report by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas. This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event sp...

24th Annual 2009 International Dance Music Awards

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By Maria Esteves - April 9, 2009 The 24thAnnual 2009 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presented by the Winter Music Conference; hosted by chief executive officer/founder Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, Charo and Felix Sama was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 26, 2009, 8:00 PM. IDMA annually acknowledges exceptional achievements and innovation in the dance and electronic music industry worldwide (artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, ...

It's Showtime @ Tiburon International Film Festival

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Tiburon International Film Festival March 19-27, 2009 The 8th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), a window to the world, will be held from March 19 to March 27, 2009. Over 250 films will be screened from 90 countries.Our opening film and gala are on Thursday, March 19, starting at 7 pm with the opening film Guard No. 47 with its cast and crew in person. The gala will follow the movie at the Corinthian Yacht Club, with live entertainment and international cuisine. The films officia...

IFFF Awards : awards to family films

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2009 IFFF AWARDS FOR FILM AND SCREENPLAY It reads like a comedy but this time, the real story surpasses any possible reel version and everyone is truly a winner…FADE IN:INT. COCO’S RESTAURANT – NIGHTSUPER: Valencia, CA 1993Two couples sip coffee over earnest discussion of the gratuitous violence in films and the effect it has on America, specifically our children. There must be something more the film industry can offer besides bombs, guns, knives and snakes on a plane. They thirst for goo...

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

Jim Wuthrich upped to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution

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  Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods ...

Jim Wuthrich upped at Warner Home Video

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Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods and digital busin...

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

The Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” got the most nominations (13), including best picture, best actor, best screenplay, best direction, best make up of course...Performance by an actor in a leading roleRichard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films) Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) Performance by...

Alex is unhappy with the Golden Globes awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC. NOTE: The Golden Globes are awarded by the Los Angeles Foreign Press Association, which is composed chiefly of a handful of Hollywood-struck geriatric non-entities less known for their profundity in the assessment of films than for their fear of being caught on the wrong band wagon. Steven Spielberg has rece...

Golden Globe Awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky ...

Golden Globe winners announced

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky Gervais, Jake G...

Screen play nominations for the SAG Awards

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SCREEN NOMINEESORIGINAL SCREENPLAYBurn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus FeaturesMilk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus FeaturesVicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein CompanyThe Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture FilmsThe Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight PicturesADAPTED SCREENPLAYThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Sco...

Directors Guild of America announces 5 Nominees

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Directors Guild of America President Third Vice President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2008. "A film is a collaboration, but it is the director's energy and vision that brings the elements of script, performance and production into a satisfying totality. Today's nominees demonstrate how vision, combined with skill and talent, creates magic on the screen," said Hackford. "What makes this award tru...

Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2008 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles 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 Angela Bassett (“ER”) and Actor® recipient Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”), who announced the nominees ...

Button, Doubt, Nixon top Golden Globes nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 Jorge Camara, president of the HFPA 1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures FROST/NIXON Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures THE READER Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company REVOLUTIONARY ROAD An Evamere Enter...

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