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Ben Affleck to be honored at santa barbara

  SBIFF TO BESTOW BEN AFFLECK WITH  MODERN MASTER AWARD   The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, will honor director, producer and actor Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award at the 28th edition of the Fest, which runs January 24 -February 3, 2013, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the historic Arlington Theatre.   “Afflec...

Peter Straughan at BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture, BFI London, Sketch by Nesta 24/10/12

On screenwriting Peter says it's like swimming. "I can't sketch, I just paint it as I go", "with structure". Peter wrote the film "The Men Who Stare at Goats", staring George Clooney, he is a BAFTA award winner for his Screenplay adaptation of "Tinker,Tailor, Soldier Spy" which he co-wrote with Bridget O'Connor.

Oldenburg Film Festival honors Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective

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Oldenburg Film Festival honors Award Winning Director and Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective “I’d rather work on a good movie than a good-looking movie. I think if someone said ‘that was a good-looking movie’ I’d feel like I’d failed to do my job because they became conscious of it.” Phedan Papamichael   God Bless America This personal credo of one of modern cinemas greatest cinematographers resonates throughout his increasingly extraordinar...

Ben Affleck will present Argo in San Sebastian Film Festival

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San Sebastian Film Festival is boiling with news.   Yesterday we learnt that "Arbitrage", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in competition and both actors are confirmed to attend the inauguration gala. Both of them have received Donostia Awards in previous years in recognition of their entire careers: Richard Gere at the 55th edition in 2007 and Susan Sarandon at the 43rd edition in 19...

19th amfAR gala in Cannes broke another record

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The nineteenth annual Cinema Against AIDS,held during the Cannes Film Festival, was a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction.    Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and well publicized event held during the Cannes Film Festival.  Cinema Against AIDS is always marked by unforgettable moments like Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, George Clooney bestowin...

WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

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      CANNES PRESS WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Eli Roth to Direct New Horror Thriller that Exclusive Media will Offer to Buyers in Cannes May 17, 2012 (CANNES, FRANCE) -- Worldview Entertainment, a New York City-based motion picture production and investment company, has signed on to finance and produce Eli Roth’s new horror thriller, “The Green Inferno.” Roth, who reignited the horror genre with the “Hostel...

Rutger Hauer guest speaker list for FEST – Training Ground 2012

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This time around it is time to welcome a living legend. Rutger Hauer became a household name in 1982 for his outstanding performance in Ridley Scott´s great masterpiece Blade Runner. Since then he has plays some of the most memorable parts in modern film history, such as in Robert Harmon´s horror classic The Hitcher or in Richard Donner´s Ladyhawk. More recently he has worked on films such as George Clooney´s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Robert Rodriguez´s Sin City, Christopher Nolan´s...

Future Music Festival Gets Pure Blonde Dome In Sydney, Australia

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Future Music Festival Gets Pure Blonde Dome In Sydney, Australia   The awesome Pure Blonde DOME will be landing at Future Music Festival for the first time and will be will be an oasis at this year’s festival. Featuring a sleek, state-of-the-art fit out with incredible custom-made 2D and 3D moving projections both inside and outside the dome structure, an exclusive live music and DJ line-up, cool air conditioning, premium bar service, and the crisp, pure taste of ice cold Pur...

A MIGHTY FINE interview with cast of 'MIGHTY FINE' (2011)!

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  photo still from MIGHTY FINE (2011). Andie MacDowell and Chazz Palminteri   A few weeks ago during the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) I had the pleasure of sitting with the cast from Debbie Goodstein’s film MIGHTY FINE (2011) where the film held its North American premier. What started as an interview turned into a fascinating discussion about rage from the microcosm of American domestic life to the macrocosm of rage in the world at large. Her...

A MIGHTY FINE interview with cast of 'MIGHTY FINE' (2011)!

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  photo still from MIGHTY FINE (2011). Andie MacDowell and Chazz Palminteri   A few weeks ago during the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) I had the pleasure of sitting with the cast from Debbie Goodstein’s film MIGHTY FINE (2011) where the film held its North American premier. What started as an interview turned into a fascinating discussion about rage from the microcosm of American domestic life to the macrocosm of rage in the world at large. Here...

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...

Peter Bogdanovic in Belgrade on FEST International Film Festival 2012

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Regarding Oscar Nominations Gala Night of this very night in US, American film director of Serbian origin Peter Bogdanovich, Hollywood film director, together with another prime guest of festival Jiri Menzl opened 40th FEST- the International Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition, today he was awarded with the highest recognition of the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade "Golden Seal". This acclaimed director was born in New York 1939 in family in exile, and at the 16th he en...

Top 50 actors ranking

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Here is how the ranking looks according to IMDB star meter  George Clooney  Ryan Gosling  Tom Hardy  Liam Neeson  Johnny Depp  Brad Pitt  James Farentino  Michael Fassbender  Leonardo DiCaprio  Josh Hutcherson  Benedict Cumberbatch  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  Alan Rickman  Channing Tatum  Gary Oldman  Nicolas Cage  Sam Worthington  Tom Cruise  Christian Bale  Jim Carrey  Robert Hegyes  Robert Downey Jr.  Jim Parsons  Jason Statham  Liam...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

The Awards list for the Oscar 2012/ Artist and Hugo lead the pack

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  Actor in a Leading Role Demián Bichir in "A Better Life" George Clooney in "The Descendants" Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" Actor in a Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn" Jonah Hill in "Moneyball" Nick Nolte in "Warrior" Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" Max von Sydow in "...

The Artist and Hugo lead the pack for the Oscar

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Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" and The Artist led the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles this morning. Hugo took 11 nominations and was followed closely by Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist," with 10 nominations (in the the top 5 categories). Other contenders for best picture category include "The Descendants," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," "War Horse" and one of the surprises "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Other...

Who's Hot, Who's Not?... Harris Polls says Johnny Depp is N°1 America's Favorite Actor

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In 2011 he was the voice of Rango, he was Captain Jack Sparrow (again) and he was also a journalist. And, again this year, Johnny Depp has the distinction of being America's Favorite Actor. Next on the list are two actors who haven't actually acted in a movie this past year. Tied for number two are Denzel Washington, who was in the second spot last year, and Clint Eastwood who was number 9 on the list last year. These are so...

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012

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2011 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2012)BEST FILMTHE ARTIST Thomas LangmannTHE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim TaylorDRIVE Marc Platt, Adam SiegelTHE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael BarnathanTINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn SlovoOUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMMY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian HodgesSENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish PandeySHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman...

69th Golden Globes Tinsel & Tine Commentary

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Winners Best Performance Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep – Iron Lady. I'm looking forward to seeing this film. (very disappointed The Film Society didn't offer a preview screening). I'm certain as always, Streep's performance will be award worthy; however, since this film hasn't even hit theaters yet, how about giving the Globe to Viola Davis and letting Meryl win the Oscar. Best Performance Actor – Drama: George Clooney - The Descendants Cloon...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards surprises, The Descendants grabs Best Film and Best Actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards suprises, Descendants grabs best film and actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

Festival winners for 23rd Palm Springs international Film Festival

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Starbuck Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature; The Girls in the Band and Wish Me Away Tie for Audience Award Best Doc Feature; The Turin Horse Receives FIPRESCI Award; The House Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; The Tiniest Place Receives The John Schlesinger Award   The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a glamourous luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 20...

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

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AACTA Awards Results From Sydney, Australia David Parer ABC1 (Out of Ashes) The highly anticipated inaugural Samsung Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (AACTA) Awards commenced with the AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Digital Pictures at the prestigious Westin Hotel in the heart of Sydney. Today’s ceremony is for the Documentary, Short Film, Television and technical awards in Feature Film, with the writing, acting, di...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Festival, held from January 5-16, 2012, screened 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs ’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yea...

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director

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    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film. Other...
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