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WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music

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WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music in Partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia's only film festival dedicated to music is coming soon to theaters near you! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that the XPN Music Film Festival produced by the Philadelphia Film Society will r...

Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the past

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  SUPPORTING ACTOR 2012 Christopher Plummer Beginners (2011) 2011 Christian Bale The Fighter (2010) 2010 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds! (2009) 2009 Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (2008) (Posthumous) 2008 Javier Bardem No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 2006 George Clooney Syriana (2005) 2005 Morgan Freeman Mi...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

George Clooney Hollywood Star To Speak In Sydney Australia Next Week, by Eva Rinaldi

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George Clooney Hollywood Star To Speak In Sydney Australia Next Week, by Eva Rinaldi He's one of the hottest actors in the world, right up there with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson and Australia's own Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. Some will argue he is the hottest. Whatever the case and how you rank Mr Clooney, he is very successful and we've also le...

Tribeca Film Festival opened with Elton John Concert

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The stars were out last night in Lower Manhattan in more way than one! The gods shined down on the opening night of the 10th Anniversary of “The Tribeca Film Festival “, as it did not rain, the wind was not howling, the temperatures were about average for this time of the year, and star-studded guests like Mayor Bloomberg, Dennis Leary, Martin Scorsese, and Elton John entertained the general public. For those who were unable to attend, or for those who would like to relive the magic, please...

Sicilian Film Festival, 6th Edition, Miami Beach Announces New Addition to its Film Lineup

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Filmfever has yet to end in Miami!  With theclosing of the Miami International FilmFestival, film buffs can continue feeding their passion for the ‘Big Screen’at the 6th Annual Sicilian Film Festival (SFF) on April 7 to 13, 2011 at the MiamiBeach Cinematheque, located at the HistoricCity Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue,Miami Beach, 33139.ArtisticDirector, Salvo Bitonti todayannounced the addition of the highly-acclaimed film, “Legend of the Bandit and the Champion.”  Loosely, based on a b...

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs with Deneuve and Potiche opening

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Opening with Potiche (french film by François Ozon starring french icon Catherine Deneuve) just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or signifigance on the annual international film festival calendar. While this is not a festival one hears too much about, being well off the beaten track and coming at a time when most of us are still recovering from year end Holidaze entertainment ove...

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs

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Opening just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or significance on the annual international film festival calendar. For readers unfamiliar with the geography of Southern California, most of the lower part of the state is actually a desert and Palm Springs is a kind of extremely upscale oasis in the middle of this desert, a hundred miles away from Los Angeles and halfway to more desert over ...

Jane Russell: The Brunette Bombshell

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  The number of film stars who embodied the golden age of Hollywood who are still here to tell the tale are few and far between. However, this evening the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will have one such diva in their presence, Miss Jane Russell. The busty, brunette bombshell who set pulses racing in the 1940s and 1950s made only 25 films in a two decade career, but she was one of the iconic figures who defined Hollywood glamour. The discovery of millionaire Howard H...

Ernest Borgnine Screen to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade-—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor w...

Wow, What A Musical Lineup

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THE WRECKING CREW, the music documentary that opened the Connecticut Film Festival at the historic Palace Theater in Danbury last evening, was a musical wow. Telling the story of the studio session musicians who backed up some of the recording industry's biggest stars, the film was an eye-opening look at an era when popular musical acts did not necessarily play musical instruments, and these professional back up musicians were not acknowledged. The documentary, a 12 year labor of ...

Film Trailer: THE WRECKING CREW

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  THE WRECKING CREW, an award-winning music documentary on the unknown back up musicians for some of the recording industry's most celebrated talents, is tonight's Opening Night attraction of the Connecticut Film Festival (May 4-9, website: www.ctfilmfest.com). From the mid 1960s through the early 1970s, a group of two-dozen studio musicians shaped the sound of the American pop music industry and influenced generations of musicians to come.  The Wrecking Crew played backup for ...

Meet Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

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  Denny Tedesco decided to make his film debut THE WRECKING CREW about a subject close to his heart. His father had been a studio musician who played backup for some of the reigning giants of the recording industry. But as the son of a musician who stayed in the shadows for his career, Tedesco was also aware of the difficult choices and somewhat unfulfilled lives these people endured. So, his choice for his directorial debut seems inspired...a tribute to the unsung musicians who play ...

The Palace: Reviving A Historic Treasure

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  One of the main venues for the Connecticut Film Festival, which opens tomorrow evening, is the Palace Theater on Main Street in Danbury, a once prosperous town 50 miles north of New York City. From the theater's simple facade and faded charm, it is hard to imagine that this was one of the important theaters in the Northeast, where headliners and musical legends once entertained Danbury's upper crust. The historic theater, originally built in 1928 when Danbury was a wealthy town, h...

Friars Club Comedy Film Festival sets date for second edtion in septembre

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The second annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival will take place September 23rd - 26th in New York City. Submissions are now open for film-makers at www.friarsclub.com/filmfestival and the deadline is July 30th.   This year's film festival will again be a four day celebration of comedy movies presented by the legendary Friars Club - whose iconic membership includes the world's funniest actors and comedians. Proceeds from the festival will benefit...

GORDON M. DOUGLAS DIRECTED IT ALL !

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Surely the most versatile of Hollywood Directors, and although his name rings no bells, Gordon DOUGLAS - sometimes billed as Gordon M. Douglas, created a remarkable piece of work, his cinematic career spanning over five decades. Indeed, what Hollywood film director could boast having helmed such a spectrum of personalities ranging in the 30's, from a hoofing Al Jolson, through action westerns with Randolph Scott in the '40's, rambling on to culminate in rock sensation Elvis Presley...

Stars Stretch Their Stuff at Woodstock FF

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  Uma Thurman in MOTHERHOOD At the Woodstock Film Festival, which today concludes its five-day marathon of film premieres, industry seminars, music concerts and groovy parties, film directors generally get all the attention. However, after my own personal marathon screenings, it is the performances of several standout actors that has made the biggest impression. Of course, for an independent filmmaker, casting is a critical part of the process.  Luckily, it has been par...

Stars Stretch Their Stuff at Woodstock FF

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At the Woodstock Film Festival, which today concludes its five-day marathon of film premieres, industry seminars, music concerts and groovy parties, film directors generally get all the attention. However, after my own personal marathon screenings, it is the performances of several standout actors that has made the biggest impression. Of course, for an independent filmmaker, casting is a critical part of the process. Luckily, it has been part of the appeal of independent cinema that name actors...

“Body & SOUL NYC” 2009 Memorial Day Weekend Dance Celebration

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By Maria Esteves - June 9, 2009 The "Body & Soul NYC" 2009 Memorial Day Weekend dance celebration presented by John Davis, JD Productions with world renown DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois "K" Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (The God Father of Disco, MAESTRO documentary films) was held at the historical Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, May 24,  6:00 PM. The evening featured talent warm-up by Andi Hanely, lights by Ariel, and host...

Big Mike Craft Forms Progressive Universal Life Of N.Y. INC.

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Today,I am a we, in the Film Production Business. We are registered as a New York State Corporation and a Federal Production Company with the Government. I (We) shall be moving forward with a 2 part production in Saratoga, N.Y. We shall be offering stock, in a private offering ,here in New York State. A potential investor can touch his or her investment with us. The money is out in the open and not in some Mutual Fund. An investment in a film, is an investment in the Art World. The New York Sta...

Big Mike Craft, and a few drinks with Frank Sinatra Sr. in the 70's

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I was very young when I met Frank Sinatra. I was out in Vegas in 1969 for the first time and would go out every 6 months or so. I went a lot after 1973 when I got rid of my business partner Tony. He was a pain with his constant complaining so we severed the partnership. It was in the Fall of 69 that I first met Mr. Sinatra. I was in the Desert Inn having a drink when someone told him I worked for Meyer Lansky. Moe Daliz did not want me to ever start up with people because all my ol...

Jonathan Demme San Sebastian Jury Pres meets the press

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A special showing out of competition on Thursday, Day Seven of the fest at the gloriously renovated Teatro Victoria Eugenia was Jonathan Demme's new film "Rachel Getting Married", starring beauteous limpid-eyed dark haired Ann Hathaway in an uncharacteristically less-than-glamorous role as a recovering dope addict, and a host of unknowns supporting her act. Mister Demme, director of such megahits as "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" is also president of th...

Jury pres Jonathan Demme meets the Donostia press

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A special showing out of competition on Thursday, Day Seven of the fest at the gloriously renovated Teatro Victoria Eugenia was Jonathan Demme's new film "Rachel Getting Married", starring beauteous limpid-eyed dark haired Ann Hathaway in an uncharacteristically less-than-glamorous role as a recovering dope addict, and a host of unknowns supporting her act. Mister Demme, director of such megahits as "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" is also president of the jury here this year and met t...

Publicist Extraordinaire Warren Cowan

Friday, May 16-------Warren Cowan, 87, one of Hollywood's most influential press agents who represented a who's who of A-list stars during a seven-decade career, has died of heart failure and cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Cowan began working as a publicist while still at student at UCLA. One of his first clients was actress Linda Darnell. In 1950, he became a partner with Henry Rogers in the firm Rogers & Cowan, which grew to become the largest public relations agenc...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actor

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Winners and nominees Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.1920s1928 Emil Jannings - The Last Command as "Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander" and The Way of All Flesh as "August Sc...
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