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Hollywood Screenwriter Peter Viertel Dies At Age 86

 Friday, November 9-------Less than three weeks after his second wife, actress Deborah Kerr, passed away, news comes from Marbella, Spain that her second husband, screenwriter and novelist Peter Viertel, has died at the age of 86. Peter Viertel was a noted author and screenwriter who plumbed his relationships with the aristocracy of Hollywood, including Greta Garbo, John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and others, to produce provocative works of fiction and memoir.The author of at l...

Mel Shavelson: Oscar Nominated Writer/Director

Tuesday, August 14------Writer/directors of the old school, who worked exclusively in the Hollywood studios of the 1950s and 1960s, are becoming a rare breed. One of the best of these directorial "team players" was the farceur Mel (aka Melville) Shavelson, a comedy writer, producer and director. In a career that garnered two Academy Award nominations for his original screenplays  and deft direction of such stars as Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Bo...

Davi Doo-Wop Film To Close Palm Beach Film Festival

        Thursday, April 26-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival closes this evening with the Florida Premiere of  THE DUKES, the feature film directorial debut of actor Robert Davi. The special event film screening will also feature a live performance by The Emeralds, a Philadelphia doo-wop group featuring Robert Davi, the film’s director, writer and star. The film, which also stars Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank D'...

Hoboken International Film Festival Launches On The Waterfront

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Thursday, February 8------Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, is famous for three things: the site where the American pasttime of baseball was invented; the birthplace of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra; and the location for the 1950s film classic ON THE WATERFRONT, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando, in the role that won him his first Oscar. This historical waterfront town was once a bastion of working class families, visiting sailors and tough ...

15th Jewish Film Festival

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The 15th annual Portland Jewish Film FestivalThis year's films, while they express specific Jewish experiences, resonate beyond their cultural inspiration and speak to ideas, experiences and issues that confront our common humanity. We invite you to explore, discover and acknowledge as we do the generosity of our individual program sponsors and patrons, whose ongoing investments make the Festival possible.JAN 18 THUR 7 PMFAMILY LAWARGENTINA 2005DIRECTOR: DANIEL BURMANBurman's warm dramatic come...

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...

The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival launches

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The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival will take place August 3 through 6 in the heart of downtown Fullerton with screenings and programs scheduled at the Plummer Auditorium, the Wilshire Auditorium and Fullerton College. Fullerton’s first film festival is presented by the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation (FHTF) which is currently restoring the Fox Fullerton theatre to its original 1920s glory. “The Film Festival is all about summer fun, said Jon Wagner, FHTF execut...

Fullerton Film Festival kicks Off With ‘Mary Poppins’

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The adventures of a British nanny, and a tribute to a local Italian choreographer, playwright, actor and restaurateur kick off the first Fullerton Film Festival running August 3 through August 6 in the heart of downtown Fullerton.Leading off the festival created to support the restoration of the historic Fox Fullerton Theatre will be the beloved, multiple Academy Award winning motion picture “Mary Poppins,” presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, August 3,period.. This screening designed for the ent...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

The 'New' Venice Film Festival

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The 61st Venice International Film Festival has long been an “A” festival of world renown. This year an anti-globalization manifestation on the first day raised the question of how Venice may more and more be bowing to Hollywood glamour and celebrities by staging world premieres to market films outside the US. Many of these films do better in the global box office as proof. The manifestation was designed to blow the horn about the presence of Hollywood movie headliners with top stars as majo...

Costner, Zanuck and Minghella: Palm Springs tributes

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Actor Costner, Producer Zanuck and Director Minghella to Be Honored at Upcoming 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe tributes and awards for the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival are now announced. Academy Award winning actor/director/producer Kevin Costner, Academy Award-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck, and Academy winning director Minghella will be honored at the Award Gala being held on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. T...

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