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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

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  The cast and crew of the documentary film WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) made a splash at the Santa Barbara International FIlm Festival (SBIFF) on February, 3rd, 2012. The film had its world premier just weeks before in Sundance. Following the screening, director Amy Berg, Damien Echols, and Lorri Davis attended a Q and A. Read a summary of the film here: SUMMARY by Sundance Film Festival- "For many people, the case of the West Memphis Three has become synonymous with wrongful...

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) at 2012 SBIFF- with director Amy Berg, photo by Benjamin Schwartz 

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) at 2012 SBIFF- with director Amy Berg, photo by Benjamin Schwartz 

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) at 2012 SBIFF- with Lorri Davis, Damien Echols, and director Amy Berg, photo by Benjamin Schwartz 

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) at 2012 SBIFF- with Lorri Davis, Damien Echols, and director Amy Berg, photo by Benjamin Schwartz 

West of Memphis at SBIFF 2012

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  The cast and crew of the documentary film WEST OF MEMPHIS (2012) at the Santa Barbara International FIlm Festival (SBIFF), 2012. The film had its world premier just weeks before in Sundance. Following the screening, director Amy Berg, Damien Echols, and Lorri Davis attended a Q and A. Read a summary of the film here: SUMMARY by Sundance Film Festival- "For many people, the case of the West Memphis Three has become synonymous with wrongful conviction. Despite a lack of ...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Films in Premieres and Documentary Premieres Sections

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently fu...

2012 Sundance Film Festival travelling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festiv...

2012 Sundance Film Festival traveling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festival, ...

LA Femme Film Festival Announces Program Scheduled

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UPCOMING EVENTSOct-14 to 17th 6th Annual Festival LaunchesOct-14 Lisa Haley Musical Fundraiser Tickets on Sale Now!Oct-15 "Night Catches Us" Film with Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. Film to be followed by Q&A with Director Tanya Hamilton and Cast Sponsored by SAG DiversityOct-16 Livin' Livda After Party : A Mixer for our fiends and filmmakersOct-17 Awards Ceremony Honoring Anegla Bassett, Virginia Madsen, Loretta Devine, Angela Kinsey, Maggie WheelerGet Tickets NOW! www.lafemme.org websit...

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...

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...

Eastwood to Receive Spirit of Independence Award at LA Film Fest

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Film Independent announced today that Academy Award(R)-winning actor and filmmaker 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 ...

SOS Films to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival opening night

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Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff joined SOS campaign founder Kevin Wall today to announce that seven SOS short films will premiere on the Festival’s opening evening of April 25, 2007. SOS is the campaign behind the Live Earth global concert series on July 7, 2007. The mission of the SOS Short Films Program is to create a series of educational and compelling short films that highlight theproblems of, and engage people with solutions for, the globa...

Oscar night made Marty happy with 4

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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 were presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Marty Scorcese is the big winner of the nigt with 4 Oscars for The Departed: Best film; best directing, editing and screenplay.             Performance by an actor in a leading role >Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)    &...

Oscar Awards made Marty happy with 4

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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 were presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Marty Scorcese is the big winner of the nigt with 4 Oscars for The Departed: Best film; best directing, editing and screenplay.Performance by an actor in a leading role >Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight) Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.) Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFil...

THE DEPARTED and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Scribes Win Awards

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Monday, February 12----The indie hit road comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and the crime thriller THE DEPARTED were the big winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, setting up a showdown between the two movies at the Oscars in two weeks. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, about a dysfunctional family that takes their young daughter across country to compete in a beauty pageant, won best original screenplay honors for Michael Arndt. In a moving acceptance speech, Arndt said he wrote LITTLE MISS SUNSHI...

WGA Awards Little Miss Sunshine and the Departed

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The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2007 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television and radio writing in gala ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre in New York on Sunday, February 11, 2007. SCREEN WINNERS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Little Miss Sunshine, Written by Michael Arndt, Fox Searchlight Pictures ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Depart...

Writers Guild of America Screenplay Nominees

Friday, January 19----The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2006 season. Chosen by a membership of their peers, this is the highest accolade a screenwriter can hope for, aside from a Best Screenplay Oscar. WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINATIONS BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Guillermo Arriaga, BABEL Michael Arndt, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Peter Morgan, THE QU...

IndieWire Critics Poll Names Romanian Drama As Best of the Year

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Friday, December 29-----In a last farewell nod to the best films of the past year, respected film website IndieWire has announced the results of its first annual Critics Poll. The Romanian drama THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, an emotionally devastating meditation on the thin line between life and death, was the top choice of a group of 100 leading North American film critics. The film, the second feature of director Cristi Puiu, won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, wa...

New York Critics Circle Chooses UNITED 93

Tuesday, December 12---UNITED 93, the harrowing re-enactment of the last hours on one of the doomed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, has received the nod as Best Picture of the Year, from the New York Critics Circle, considered the most prestigious and influential of all the national film critics associations. The win by UNITED 93, which was echoed last week by the Washington DC Film Critics Association, catapults the docudrama into prime position for multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nomi...

New York Critics Circle Chooses UNITED 93

Tuesday, December 12---UNITED 93, the harrowing re-enactment of the last hours on one of the doomed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, has received the nod as Best Picture of the Year, from the New York Critics Circle, considered the most prestigious and influential of all the national film critics associations. The win by UNITED 93, which was echoed last week by the Washington DC Film Critics Association, catapults the docudrama into prime position for multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nomi...

New York Critics Circle Chooses UNITED 93

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UNITED 93, the harrowing re-enactment of the last hours on one of the doomed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, has received the nod as Best Picture of the Year, from the New York Critics Circle, considered the most prestigious and influential of all the national film critics associations. The win by UNITED 93, which was echoed last week by the Washington DC Film Critics Association, catapults the docudrama into prime position for multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. The film, direct...

Academy Announces Short List of Documentary Oscar Contenders

Saturday/Sunday, November 25/26----The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the "short list" of feature documentaries that will compete for Best Documentary honors at the 79th Academy Awards in February, 2007. The AMPAS Documentary Screening Committee viewed 81 eligible documentary features, shortening the list to 16 contenders. From this group will come the 5 films that will be compete for the final Best Documentary Oscar. Films on the "short list" include such r...

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