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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Four Titles from 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will be available via Video-On-Demand nationwide

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  Tribeca Film today announced that it will release THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO,  and SLEEPLESS NIGHT nationwide via video-on-demand during the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 18-29. The films are each an official selection of the Festival and feature notable actors such as Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Tomer Sisley, Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.   Tribeca Film also announced it has acquired North American rights to BOOKER'S...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

Tintin will close AFI

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  The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film is based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé and stars Jamie Bell, Andy Ser...

Rise of The Planet Of The Apes to open in record number of single screens in India

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Come August 5th, Fox Star Studios’ Rise of The Planet Of The Apes will open in  450 single screens, trumping Hollywood films like Harry Potter and X-Men: First Class, which  opened in 250 single screens. No other Hollywood film has seen such a massive opening, especially in the dubbed languages (Hindi, Tamil and Telegu), as the film makers feel  audiences across  India will connect with the film's universal appeal. Starring the dashing Oscar nominated actor of 127 Hours fame James Fran...

54th BFI London Film Festival Awards

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Yesterday, the 54th BFI London Film Festival, rounded off a highly successful year with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS, attended by the director and star, James Franco. This year’s festival hosted 201 feature films and 112 short films from 68 countries including 11 World premieres. There were 530 screenings and 629 filmmaker guests, including 346 UK based and 283 from outside the UK. With 990 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and rep...

Tribeca FF Films Come To You

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Economic blues got you counting your pennies? Volcanic ash delaying your flight to New York? Can't get motivated to get dressed and come downtown? Afraid to be seen in public? Well, if you are a cinema lover and cannot quite overcome your own neuroses or spewing volcanos to attend this year's Tribeca Film Festival, don't despair.....the Festival is now coming to you. Tribeca Film, supported by founding partner American Express, has acquired the rights to distribute 12 independent films ...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York. The narratives on display from European talents take in all genre...

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010                           BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee D...

The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness UP IN THE AIR - Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMAN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby FISH TANK - Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold IN THE LOOP - Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy, Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Sim...

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics

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AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams. AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, ...

The Global Film Village: London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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by Marla Lewin The Education with seven nominations leads the awards of the UK film critics.Fish Tank had six and In The Loop and Nowhere Boy tied with five each and A Prophet had four nominations. The 30th Awards will take plave on February 18 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone. In addition to awards to current films special awards will be given to Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola forApocalypse Now in honor of its 30th anniversary.THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE ...

BIFA nominations and jury announced

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NOMINATIONS AND JURY ANNOUNCED FOR THE 12TH BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS The nominations and jury members for the twelfth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Monday 26 October, at Soho House in London. The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent. The film receiving the most nods is Fish Tank with eight nominations. Moon follows with seven nominations. An Education, In The Loop and Nowhere Boy each...

eDIT 11. to honor legendary editor Anne V. Coates

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eDIT 11. Filmmaker's Festival bestows Festival Honors 2008 to editor Anne V. Coates, ACE for her inspiring creative contributions to filmmaking. Anne V. Coates will personally accept the honors on occasion of the Festival Opening Gala on September 28th. With more than 40 professional years, Anne V. Coates is one of the most influential editors in the film business. Her work covers great films from five decades, such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Greystoke - Lord of Apes (1984), In the Line of Fi...

The Prestige Tesla's magic, Bowie's mystique

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After the little liked and little seen Canadian drama, Mr Rice’s Secret, in 2000, David Bowie makes a stylish return to movies as brilliant Serb-born scientist Nikola Tesla – the only character based on a real historical figure in Christopher Nolan’s new film, The Prestige. Tesla’s life and work are every bit as magical as the film’s subject matter, reports Andrew L. Urban, and Bowie gives him a profound mystique.The first time you see him on screen, there is a moment of hesitation; yo...

Terry Gilliam and Andy Serkis honored at next eDIT 9

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Filmmaker's Festival is proud to bestowe Festival Honors upon Terry Gilliam, a truly great visionary of cinema. Terry Gilliam enjoys cult-status amongst generations of film-lovers. The writer, director and lead cartoonist shaped the style of the Monty Python group and their time. Films like 12 Monkeys or Brazil further cemented his reputation as an uncompromising filmmaker of extraordinary visionary power and humor. Terry Gilliam will be interviewed at the Festival Honors Salon on Monday, 25th a...

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

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Know as one of the premiere short film festivals in the world, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has unveiled it’s dynamic festival for 2006. Open on August 24 through the 30th over 300 films will be screened this year at the US largest and most respected short film festival. A record breaking 2,500 short films were submitted this year and the cream of the crop will be keeping short film lovers cool in the theaters in the beautiful desert town of Palm Springs.Once again the...

Building a shrewder ape King Kong review

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Peter Jackson created a full back story for Kong as a starting point for remaking cinema’s iconic giant ape and surrogate Kong Andy Serkis tells how much a labour of love it was for him when he befriended Zaire, one of the female gorillas, during months of research: and when his wife came to visit him, Zaire threw a water bottle at her.Getting to the particular Kong at the centre of Peter Jackson’s remake was of paramount concern to filmmakers, and all involved had very strong ideas about ho...

King Kong reigns on Time Square, for its world premiere

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Peter Jackson's King Kong starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Jamie bell, Evan Parker, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner, Craig Hall had its world premiere in New York as it should be.(L-R) Actors Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, director Peter Jackson, actors Jack Black and Andy Serkis are photographed with King Kong in Times Square as Mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg officially pronounces "King Kong Day" December 5, 2005 as a precur...

King Kong reigns on Time Square, for its world premiere

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Peter Jackson's King Kong starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Jamie bell, Evan Parker, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner, Craig Hall had its world premiere in New York as it should be.(L-R) Actors Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, director Peter Jackson, actors Jack Black and Andy Serkis are photographed with King Kong in Times Square as Mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg officially pronounces "King Kong Day" December 5, 2005 as a precur...

LOTR trilogy extended edition screening with cast in NY

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PETER JACKSON AND CAST MEMBERS INTRODUCING SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY Unique Special Extended Editions To Be Screened Together As One EventOn January 10-11, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and New Line Cinema will present a weekend-long screening series of the Special Extended Editions of the first two films in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, followed by the third and final film, The Return of the King, at Lincoln Center. This will be the first time th...
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