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Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

Special to the Hoboken Film Festival 2008 : A Man Among Giants

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A Man Among Giants is, on its face, a documentary about what happens when the ultimate little guy runs for political office.  Beneath that mask is a story beyond what you would expect from such a film.Most political documentaries take as their subject a charismatic, inspirational candidate full of vitality and out to change the world for the better.  Usually told from the underdog’s perspective for a better dramatic effect, win or lose, their story gives the viewer insight into the political...

Special to the Hoboken Film Festival 2008 : A Man Among Giants

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A Man Among Giants is, on its face, a documentary about what happens when the ultimate little guy runs for political office. Beneath that mask is a story beyond what you would expect from such a film.Most political documentaries take as their subject a charismatic, inspirational candidate full of vitality and out to change the world for the better. Usually told from the underdog’s perspective for a better dramatic effect, win or lose, their story gives the viewer insight into the political p...

ON THE TRAIL OF GERONIMO

GERONIMO, Apache Chief by his great-grandson Harlyn.GERONIMO Geronimo: Geronimo  SUR LES PAS DE GÉRONIMOby Corine Sombrun and Harlyn GERONIMOAvailable in bookstores May 20th, 2008A new book has just come out on the legendary Apache Indian GERONIMO, published by Alban Michel.                                    Harlyn Géronimo, his great-grandson, was present in Paris to lauch

GERONIMO

  SUR LES PAS DE GÉRONIMOby Corine Sombrun and Harlyn GERONIMOAvailable in bookstores May 20th, 2008A new book has just come out on the legendary Apache Indian GERONIMO, published by Alban Michel.                                    Harlyn Géronimo, his great-grandson, was present in Paris to launch the edition based on his ancestor Geronimo (1829-1909)One of the last Indians to lay down his weapons at the end of the wars, after holding out to over  half...

Screen Actors Guild Awards® timeline

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The 4,200 Screen Actors Guild members who will determine the nominees for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for this year’s outstanding performances in film and primetime television will be drawn by random sample this Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2008, SAG Awards® Committee Chair Yale Summers announced today.The SAG Awards’ separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, are randomly selected anew each year. To be eligible to...

USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival, April 21-27, 2008, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.This year, the Festival honors two stage, screen and television veterans; one of the most respected cinematographers of our time; a rock and roll living legend; stages an anniversary reunion of popular comedy cult phenomenons of all time; brings eminent French director Claude Lelouch to Dallas; presents its 30th annual installment of the Academy-q...

Jeff Margolis to Direct Screen Actors Guild Awards® Telecast

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Jeff Margolis, executive producer of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® since the fifth Actors® honors in 1999, will bring his Emmy® and DGA Award-winning directing talents to the Guild’s Annual awards ceremony for the second consecutive year, producer Kathy Connell announced today. The only industry kudos selected entirely by actors' peers, the “14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, ...

Charles Durning honored with Screen Actors Guild

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that Charles Durning, the quintessential character actor and highly decorated World War II veteran, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious tribute—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Durning will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,” which premieres live...

New York, Green New York...is this how festivals are born?

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OK so I know you want to know how pop singer AUBREY O’DAY from Danity Kane did speaking at the United Nations last night. Did she fall flat on her face ….the answer is a big old NO.She did a great job last night at a Tribute to Live Earth and evening of film as the evening’s awards hostess at the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium at United Nations Headquarters.The evening was a side event of the DPI/NGO Conference titled CLIMATE CHANGE – HOW IT AFFECTS US ALL. The conference has delegates com...

From Broadway To Hollywood

 Thursday, August 30----------Mark Brokaw is a respected Broadway theater director who is making his feature film debut with SPINNING INTO BUTTER, which has its world premiere this evening in the Competition Section of the Montreal World Film Festival. A member of the drama department of the Yale School School Drama, Mark Brokaw has directed a score of plays, including many award-winning premieres, on and off Broadway. He staged works in regional theatres across the United States and he directe...

Stacy Keach to head Oldenburg festival's jury

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14th Oldenburg International Filmfestival 12th to 16th September 2007Oldenburg International Filmfestival rediscovers a chameleon of contemporary film history in Stacy Keach.He worked with John Huston and Walter Hill, earned worldwide fame as the private detective "Mike Hammer" and he still is one of the most sought after stage actors in the United States. This year's festival tribute honours a diverse and charming actor who defied genres and thus built a lasting legacy: Stacy Keach.As the first...

We lost Jack Valenti

Jack Valenti, the former head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America for almost four decades and the prime mover behind the movie ratings system, died Thursday. He was 85. Valenti had checked out of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center on Wednesday where he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. We loved his strong tenure, relentless battle against piracy, strong advocate of american cinema from majors and independents...I had the priviledge of dining a few times with his family and celeb...

Sarasota Fest will salute Edward Norton & Brian Koppelman

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The Sarasota Film Festival, which began its 9th edition last night, will salute Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton and writer/producer Brian Koppelman (who recently teamed as actor and producer of the critically acclaimed THE ILLUSIONIST) at The Reel Experience at The Lake Club Gala this evening. Mr. Norton will be honored with the Festival’s Humanitarian Award, with Koppelman receiving an Excellence in Screenwriting honor for his work (which includes the upcoming OCEAN'S THIRTEEN,...

Honors For Edward Norton and Brian Koppelman

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 Saturday, April 14----The Sarasota Film Festival, which began its 9th edition last night, will salute Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton and writer/producer Brian Koppelman (who recently teamed as actor and producer of the critically acclaimed THE ILLUSIONIST) at The Reel Experience at The Lake Club Gala this evening.   Mr. Norton will be honored with the Festival’s Humanitarian Award, with Koppelman receiving an Excellence in Screenwriting honor for his work (which includes...

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...

Sandra Oh and Elijah Wood to announce SAG awards

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Two-time Actor® recipient Sandra Oh, currently starring in the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, and Actor® recipient Elijah Wood, currently starring in the Golden Globe®-nominated films Bobby and Happy Feet, will join Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg to announce the nominees for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today. The SAG Awards™ nominations will be revealed at 6:05 a.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in the SilverScreen Th...

Ne creative team for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, has announced the creative team for this year’s Actors® honors. Many of the talented producers and artists behind the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ are returning to create this year’s ceremonies, joined by two new film segment producers.Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:05 am PT / 9:05 am ET at the Pacific Design Center in West Holl...

37th Hungarian Film Week prizes

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List of prizesFEATURE FILMS:Main Prize: TAXIDERMIA directed by György PálfiBest Director: SZABOLCS HAJDU for WHITE PALMSDirector’s Prize for Visual Expression: TIBOR SZEMZŐ for A GUEST OF LIFE,ALEXANDER CSOMA DE KŐRÖSBest First Film, SÁNDOR SIMÓ PRIZE: ÁGNES KOCSIS for FRESH AIRBest Cinematography (ex-aequo): ANDRÁS NAGY for JOHANNA and WHITE PALMSand TIBOR MÁTHÉ for HUNTING FOR ENGLISHMENBest Screenplay: KRISZTINA GODA, GÁBOR HELLER and RÉKA DIVINYIfor JUST SEX AND NOTHIN...

Jamie Lee Curtis to present SAG award to Shirley Temple Black

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Jamie Lee Curtis will present Screen Actors Guild’s 42nd Life Achievement Award to Shirley Temple Black at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today. It will mark Curtis’ first appearance as a presenter at the SAG Awards™.Screen Actors Guild is honoring Black for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Recent recipients of SAG’s Life Achievement Award include James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Os...

SOL Film Festival screening and workshop schedule

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SOL Film Festival has released its Movie Screening and Workshop Schedule“The First National Film Festival to Visit Hampton Roads”SOL Film Festival, the most highly anticipated film festival to ever visit the Hampton Roads region, has released its film screening and workshop/seminar schedule. Although, the festival includes projects from filmmakers throughout the country, festival committee members are enthused to announce the acceptance of seven projects involving local filmmakers. The sho...

2nd Warsaw jewish film fest concluded

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2ND WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (MAY 19 -- 25, 2005)A ROUSING SUCCESSBy Alex Deleon-PevnyThe second convening of the new International Jewish Film Festival in Warsaw proved to be an even bigger success than the first edition a year ago. The official Polish designation, directly translated, comes out as "The Warsaw International Film Festival on Jewish Motifs" which seems to leave room for a broad interpretation of just what it is that counts as a "Jewish film". Indeed, as we shall see, some of ...

USA Fest announces winners

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 27th ANNUAL NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITIONDALLAS – On Sunday, April 24, 2005, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 27th Annual National Short Film and Video Competition during the 35th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.Chosen out of over 500 entries as Grand Prize Winner, is Lisa Chang and Newton Thomas Siegel’s The Big Empty, a bittersweet tale of Alice (played by Selma Blair), her womanhood, and the infinite nature of the tund...

Michael Moore "This Divided State" guerilla college tour

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MICHAEL MOORE DOCUMENTARY TO GO ON 22 COLLEGE TOURMinority Films and the Center for American Progress proudly announced this week the national college tour of the controversial new documentary film, This Divided State.Steven Greenstreet, director and producer of This Divided State, has been invited by the Center for American Progress and its sub-division Campus Progress to screen the film at 22 colleges around the nation including Harvard, Yale, NYU, and USC.This Divided State follows the explos...

Final Solution won two more international awards at 3 Continents at Nantes

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At the recently-concluded 26th edition of Festival des 3 Continents at Nantes (France), Final Solution won two more international awards : Montgolfiere d’Or for Best Documentary adjudged by the Jury Le Prix Fip/Pil’ du Public – the Audience award for the Best Documentary This is the first ever time that an Indian documentary has won an award at the 3 Continents film festival in France. The other films in competition included Zairat by Bahman Kiarostami (Iran), Tierra de Agua by Carlos Klei...

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