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What's on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! internet radio program in the coming weeks?

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Movie Geeks United! is an internet-based movie talk radio program airing every Sunday at 6pm eastern/5pm central at www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited.  Co-hosts Jamey, Chris and Jerry share and discuss movie reviews, the latest breaking news, assorted cinema-themed topics and exclusive interviews with filmmakers and other notable figures throughout the industry. The movie geeks may also be found on www.myspace.com/moviegeeksunited. MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! Sundays at 6pm eastern/5pm central.....

The Lives of Others wins Rotterdam Audience Award

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The 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam has attracted more international festival guests then during its 2006 edition. Also the public attendance has gone up: the festival organisation registered 367,000 visits to its film screenings, arts exhibitions, talk shows and many special events. Sunday February 4, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) took away the KPN Audience Award. The 37t...

Park City opening week end buzz

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The 2007 Sundance Film Festival opened with the premiere of director Brett Morgan’s animated feature “Chicago 10”. The director is an alumni of the festival and first appeared here with his biopic of legendary producer Robert Evans “The Kid Stays in the Picture”. This feature combines motion capture animation and archival footage to explore trial of 10 activists accused of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The film looks into the heart of the sixties rad...

CAREER RETROSPECTIVE: THE AL PACINO FILMOGRAPHY

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THE ELITE: In a career teeming with brilliant work, these are Al Pacino's greatest films. The Godfather: This is where the legacy begins, both of the greatest one-two punch in film history and Pacino's stellar career. Pacino first plays the highly moral idealist Michael sheepishly, until he subtly morphs into a cold-blooded gangster right before your eyes. It is the most amazing transformation ever portrayed in the cinema; made all the more powerful because you barely register it happening. A+ ...

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...

Slamdance to produce a film based on prize-winning entry

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Slamdance, in a landmark precedent for a film festival, has joined forces with Angel Baby Entertainment and Executive Producer Michael Malagiero to annually produce a feature film based on that year’s prize-winning entry culled from the newly-created Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition, it was jointly announced by Peter Baxter of Slamdance and Gregory Segal, a partner at Angel Baby. In addition to having their screenplay guaranteed to be made into a feature motion picture, the winning wri...

AFI brings Bobby Kennedy back to life

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AFI FEST Opens with 38-Year Journey by Eric BeteilleAFI FEST Daily News THE TIME IT TAKES TO JOURNEY between the former site of the Ambassador Hotel and the home of Grauman's Chinese Theater: About 20 minutes. The time it takes to journey between the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the premiere of a film celebrating the spirit of the man and his time: About 38 years. The cast of Emilio Estevez's BOBBY, making its US premiere as the Opening Night Gala Presentation of AFI FEST 2006 presente...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Drool wins Slamdance Screenplay Competition

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“DROOL” WINS 2006 SLAMDANCE SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONTen Finalists Chosen From Over 2,000 Submissions Los Angeles, CA – Nancy Kissam’s “Drool” has won the 11th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition. The announcement was made at a special awards presentation and reception last night at the Writers Guild of America, west, attended by Slamdance alumni and members of the WGAw Independent Writers Caucus. Kissam’s story of a housewife that kills her abusive husband, then along with her ki...

Fantastic cinema in Neuchatel

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Fantastic cinema in all states!From the 3rd to the 9th of July 2006, Neuchatel will turn into the capital of fantastic cinema. With four competitions, famous guests, a retrospective, an homage to the great George Romero, a symposium, public debates and an ephemeral location NIFFF will, for the 6th time, prove that fantastic cinema is far from being a one dimensional genre and that it comes in many different surprising forms ! For all those that are curious, informed movie lovers or fans of this...

3rd season of Slamdance on Stage

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3rd ANNUAL SLAMDANCE ON STAGE OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 3rdwith cast members from the hit TV show, “Just Shoot Me” in key rolesThe 3rd season of Slamdance on Stage, the exciting culmination of the 2005 Slamdance Screenplay and Teleplay Competitions begins Monday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm with a reading of Love and Letters, featuring cast members from “Just Shoot Me”- Enrico Calentoni, Wendie Malick and Laura San Giacomo. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night through the month of April theater...

Larry Holden's Independent Film Company Auctioning Role

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Holden Automotive, an independent film company run by writer/director/executive producer Larry Holden, best known for his supporting roles in the films of Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "Insomnia,"and "Batman Begins"), is once again taking an unorthodox approach to funding its current feature film production by offering a role in an upcoming production through an online auction on eBay.In 2004, with less than two weeks to go before "Tucked In His Knuckles"(then known as "Through East Texas") was ...

Slamdance Podcast launches on iTunes

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced that Apple is launching the "Slamdance Podcast" on iTunes. In a unique creative partnership, the video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival's films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique clip content, all for free and available for download to anyone with a new video iPod or on their Apple computer. In conjunction with the Podcast itself, Slamdance will host a Podcasting screening and discussion...

Slamdance and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists

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Slamdance and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists fox21 to award contract deal to Teleplay Competition Grand Prize WinnerThe top three writers from the 2nd Annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition, who are in the running for a job with fox21, were announced at a ceremony hosted by Writers Boot Camp at the Bergamot Station Arts Center. This year’s competition drew 500 original pilot episodes and the selection process involved Slamdance readers and executives from fox21. The partnership...

10 Features Candidates for Hollywood World Awards

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Hollywood World Awards list of nomineesHollywood Beverly Hills Hilton: October 24This year's nominees for The Hollywood World Awards® are:"4" (Russia) directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky; "Battle in Heaven" (Mexico) directed by Carlos Reygadas;"The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (France) directed by Jacques Audiard; "Cache" ("Hidden") (France/Austria) directed by Michael Haneke; "Death of Mr. Lazarescu" (Romania) directed by Cristi Puiu;"Fateless" (Hungary) directed by Lajos Koltai; "L'Enfant" (Belgium)...

Slamdance announces screenplay competition winners

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The winner of the 10th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition was announced at a special awards presentation and reception last night at the Writers Guild of America, west. The winner was unveiled at the event along side writers of the remaining top ten finalists. Invitees included Slamdance alumni screenwriters, filmmakers, readers, competition semifinalists past and present, and members of the WGAw Independent Writers Caucus."The competition received over 2,000 submissions this year—as the ...

Hollywood Awards reveal award winners

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Warner Bros.' "BATMAN BEGINS," Disney's "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE," Dimension's "SIN CITY" and Paramount's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" will be presented with awards at 9th annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS.The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" with the "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" with the "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City" with the "Hollywood Make-Up o...

Batmobile on Formula 1 German grand Prix track

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FORMULA ONE EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX, NÜRBURGRING, GERMANY ON SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2005THE BATMOBILE will make its first European public appearance this weekend at the Formula One event, Nürburgring, Germany. This opportunity is made possible by Bernie Eccleston and Formula One Management. The all new Batmobile, which takes a starring role in what is set to be the event film of the summer BATMAN BEGINS, will complete two showcase laps of the world’s longest circuit. The state of the art vehicle will b...

Batman begins...soon with an exciting Zimmer Newton collaboration

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HANS ZIMMER AND JAMES NEWTON HOWARD COLLABORATE ON SCOREOn June 15th, Warner Bros. Pictures' BATMAN BEGINS, from director Christopher Nolan, the summer's most anticipated theatrical release, opens nationwide featuring a score that will immediately make music history - a unique collaboration between two of the screen's most honored and respected composers, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, working together for the first time. Warner Sunset Records will release the CD for Batman Begins on Jun...

Slamdance welcomes Kathleen McInnis as New Director for 11th fest:

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Slamdance Welcomes New Director for 11th Year FestivalOpening January 21st In Park City with Documentary MAD HOT BALLROOMSlamdance is set for January 21st to the 28th, 2005 is now coming into its 11th year Festival. With this new era will be a New Executive Director. Kathleen McInnis was brought on in September 2004, to guide the Festival and has many years of experience within the industry. She is looking forward to the event in Park City and the continuing success of Slamdance. McInnis w...

Slamdance enters the television arena

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The first annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition(August 9, 2004) Slamdance announces the arrival of its ORIGINAL TELEPLAY COMPETITION and is now accepting entries. With ten years of history, the Slamdance Film Festival has built a solid reputation as a major source for emerging talent in filmmaking and screenwriting. Lee Daniels, producer of MONTER¹S BALL and the Slamdance Screenplay winner and Sundance hit, THE WOODSMAN, says, ³The best material comes from Slamdance². In theatres now, write...

New Festival players launch FCG in Cannes

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Former Film fest directors Jon Fitzgerald and Mitch Levine announce the launch of Festival Consulting Group (FCG), a company devoted to serving the film festival community. Supported by a comprehensive website, FestivalConsulting.com, the Company will offer a complete range of services – from Sponsorship to Strategic Planning to Production Services – and virtually everything in between. The announcement was made at a reception at the Plage des Palmes Café in Cannes, co-hosted by Film Find...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

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