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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. ...

New York Film Festival 2008 notes Sept. 26 – Oct. 12

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Like other festivals, the Lincoln Center Film Society’s 46th New York Film Festival experienced a steady increase in films submitted amounting to about 1500 productions this year, far below the 8500 which the Sundance program coordinator Zakheim is quoted as having received for the 2008 edition, even less than the 1600 productions send now to the four year old Dubai festival. Yet the importance of the NYFF and of the 2008 main selection of 28 titles is not measured by competitive numbers, rat...

Well-Known film-industry panelists announced at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival

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Guests in attendance at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, will be invited to attend a slate of first-person panel discussions, featuring a list of well-known film industry professionals and personalities. PRDFF organizer Ben Standley is pleased to announce that panel discussions planned for the festival will be hosted and led by as many as 16 already-booked, knowledgeable Hollywood film-makers, actors, editors, composers and publicists. "What's unique, is that at a lot of ...

Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Lucas

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Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits of design and cinematography, Lucas has been the creator, storywriter and executive producer of a series of visually groundbreaking feature films, most notably the Star Wars Saga, w...

New stuff on the National Screen Institute website

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We've packed so much new stuff into the National Screen Institute website that we wanted to make sure you know where to find it all. 1. Two new festival films including a hilarious two minute comedy 'Dave Foley & Fans' featuring the real Dave Foley of 'Kids in the Hall' fame. http://www.nsi-canada.ca/now_showing.aspx 2. A new space on the site for alumni news which is bursting at the seams right now: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/alumni_news.aspx 3. NSI Drama Prize & NS...

Stockholm Fest full line up

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The program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries."This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival...

Laurence Fishburne to be awarded at Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that esteemed actor and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place December 4-11 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Mr. Fishburne will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation on Sunday, December 7th. Academy Award® winner Sir Sean Connery will again be lending hi...

Spotlight On Directors At New York Film Festival

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Lucretia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN)Matteo Garone (GOMORRAH)Clint Eastwood (The Changeling)Mike Leigh (Happy Go Lucky)Oliver Assayas (Summer Hours)Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR)Benicio del Toro and Steven Soderbergh (CHE)Kiyoshi Kurosawa (TOKYO SONATA) ...

Press Release October 9, 2008

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This press release was picked up by Yahoo, Forbes, AOL and more! Check us out at http://www.prdff.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Press Assist at studioclubnews@yahoo.com or 805-237-1536 PASO ROBLES DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL UNCORKS IN WINE COUNTRY NOVEMBER 20-25 WITH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO CLINT EASTWOOD, MUSIC FROM THE BACON BROTHERS, THE KYLE EASTWOOD BAND, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT AND MORE Paso Robles, CA, October 9, 2008: In the heart of Central California's "Cowboy Wine ...

Celebrity Sightings At New York Film Festival

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Clint Eastwood Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieMike LeighMickey Rourke, Darren Aronofsky and Marisa TomeiOliver Assayas ...

Clint Eastwood At The New York Film Festival

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Thursday, October 2------When you have one of the most recognizable faces in film in the same room as you, there is undoubtedly a level of excitement. Clint Eastwood came to New York City today for a press conference for his new film Changeling, which serves as the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival.   Being his affable, laconic self is easy for the still handsome Clint, whose directing career is even surpassing his accomplishments as an actor. With such recent films as M...

Eastwood centerpiece of the New York Film Festival

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When you have one of the most recognizable faces in film in the same room as you, there is undoubtedly a level of excitement. Clint Eastwood came to New York City today for a press conference for his new film Changeling, which serves as the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival. Being his affable, laconic self is easy for the still handsome Clint, whose directing career is even surpassing his accomplishments as an actor. With such recent films as Million Dollar Baby and Sands Of Iwo Jima, ...

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...

Paso Robles Digital Film Festival , goes more digital!

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Boasting a host of Hollywood VIP personalities and famous musicians, the Paso Robles Digital Film Festival (PRDFF.com) will not only be webcast world wide, but filmed for a special DVD, showing an inside look at a film festival and the film business itself in the Digital Age. Scheduled for November 20 through 25 seasoned event director Benford Standley will produce what promises to be a first-class film festival. The theme is 'Music In Film,' meaning there will be a number of outstanding Jazz, ...

September Press Release

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September 29, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘VIP CELEBRITY GUESTS LINE UP FOR NOVEMBER DEBUT OF DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL IN WINE-COUNTRY’S PASO ROBLES, CA There may be no place more likely than in Central California’s town of Paso Robles, for the birth of a brand-new, world-class film festival, in this historic area with its roots in the Old West, population 29,000, surrounded by hillsides covered with thousands of acres of premium wine g...

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25

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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25 will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after one of Paso Robles, California’s best-known historic guests and residents, the classical concert pianist and popular musical super-star from the Turn of the Century, Ignace J. Paderweski. The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once knownworld wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first...

New York Film Festival will open with Cannes winner: The Class-

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The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHANGELING, directed by Clint Eastwood, The Zi...

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...

Toronto FF Embraces the difficult

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While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempting to showcase films of tough integrity that may not ult...

Toronto FF Embraces The Difficult

Tuesday, September 2------While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempti...

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25

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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25 will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after one of Paso Robles, California’s best-known historic guests and residents, the classical concert pianist and popular musical super-star from the Turn of the Century, 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 ...

The Paso Robles Film Fest to welcome The Bacon Brothers

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The Paso Robles Film Festival is proud to welcome The Bacon Brothers One of the headlining acts from this years festival includes The Bacon Brothers featuring actor Kevin Bacon and his brother and musician Michael Bacon. Standley, with advice from local authorities on children and youth, is planning to donate a percentage of all proceeds from the festival to benefit some to-be named youth programs in Paso Robles. He is already setting up a link with Kevin Bacon's charity organization, www.six...

46th New York Film Festival Opens Friday, September 26, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2008  The  46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHA...

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...

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...
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