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Clooney will present to Sean Penn the Joel Siegel Award at the 17Th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Given annually, this special a...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Hereafter," Clint Eastwood's latest film in release stars Cécile de France

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Oscar® winner Matt Damon ("Good Will Hunting," "Invictus") stars in "Hereafter," directed by Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven") from a screenplay by two time Oscar® nominee Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon," "The Queen"). "Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile de Fr...

Clint Eastwood 2009 Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara

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Multiple Academy Award® winning director, producer, actor and composer Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an indivi...

Clint Eastwood to receive the Santa Barbara Fest honors

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Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her accomplishments in the motion picture industry. ...

Film-editor Joel Cox to be awarded at Paso Robles

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The Paso Digital Film Festival, planned for November 20th through November 25th,will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award.The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once known world wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first soloist to perform on the opening night of Carnegie Hall in 1891. This Statesman was known for his brilliant, sensitive playing, tossing his long hair as he pounded on the piano keys. In 1913...

Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman

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The 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, co-chaired by Paul Haggis and presented by Starz, are pleased to announce their craft honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards. Composer Danny Elfman will be given the "Hollywood Composer of the Year Award," Cinematographer Mandy Walker, A.C.S., will receive the "Hollywood Cinematographer of the Year Award," editors Daniel P. Hanley, A.C.E., and Mike Hill, A.C.E., will be honored with the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," product...

Paso Robles Digital Film Fest will honor film-editor Joel Cox

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First Annual Ignace Paderewski Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the World of Music and Movies, will go to Academy Award Winner JOEL COX The Paso Digital Film Festival, planned for November 20th through November 25th, will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award.The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once known world wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first soloist to perform on the opening night...

Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.  The Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Eastwood at a special event on Thursday, June 28 sponsored by Target.  Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will present Eastwood with this honor.The Spirit of Independence Award event is an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to hear Eastwood speak about his work, h...

Sarasota Film Festival movie review capsules

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WANT MORE SCOOP ON THESE FILMS?  CHECK OUT OUR MOVIE TALK RADIO SHOW "MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!" HEAR EXCLUSIVE FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS (see below)! Go now to www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited and listen now!  And call this Sunday at 6pm eastern / 5pm central to ask questions concerning these films!The recent 9th annual Sarasota Film Festival was the biggest yet, hosting around 210 films from all over the world.  This event has become increasingly popular with both film fans and industr...

Movie Reviews from the Sarasota Film Festival

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WANT MORE SCOOP ON THESE FILMS?  CHECK OUT OUR MOVIE TALK RADIO SHOW "MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!" HEAR EXCLUSIVE FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS (see below)! Go now to www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited and listen now!  And call this Sunday at 6pm eastern / 5pm central to ask questions concerning these films!The recent 9th annual Sarasota Film Festival was the biggest yet, hosting around 210 films from all over the world.  This event has become increasingly popular with both film fans and industr...

Nominees and winners listings

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76th Academy Awards®Oscars® for the 76th Annual Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 29, 2004 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actor in a leading role Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)++++ Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)...

Barbarians rules Cesar

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French-speaking Denys Arcand stole the show at Saturday's Cesar Awards as "The Barbarian Invasions" took away 3 major César for best film, best director and best scenario.Pas sur la bouche wins 3 too: for best second actor, cosumes and soundBon Voyage gest 3 best male newcomer, best photography and best set.Omar Sharif, won the best actor trophy for "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran," "Mystic River" won the best foreign film.See all awards on the french filmfestival website....

American Splendor favorite from LA film crtics

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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCE 2003 AWARD WINNERS"American Splendor" was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced by Jean Oppenheimer, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was "Lost in Translation".LAFCA's 29th annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Monday, January 26 at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles.Other award winners are:DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"Runner-up: Clint Eastwood: "Mystic R...

SFAC selection for best fimmaking achievements in 2003

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THE SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PICKS FOR BESTFILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2003"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" wins best film, director"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" has been named best filmand its helmer, Peter Jackson, best director in the 2003 awards of theSoutheastern Film Critics Association."City of God" from Brazil was chosen as best foreign-language film in the12th annual awards held by SEFCA. President Betsy Pickle of the KnoxvilleNews ...

Golden Globes awards

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The 61st annual Golden Globes will be presented in a Jan. 25 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And the Golden Globe awards nominees are...Cold Mountain 8Mystic River 5lost in translation 4Master and Commander 3thirteen 2seabiscuit 2BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commander" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAM...

Golden Globes awards

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And the 61st annual Golden Globe awards nominees are...BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commader" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAMACate Blanchett "Veronica Guerin" Nicole Kidman "Cold Mountain" Scarlett Johannson "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Charlize Theron"Monster" Uma Thurman "Kill Bill Vol. 1 "Evan Rachel Woo...

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