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Tarantino will be honored at the LA Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest

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Academy Award® winning director Quentin Tarantino will be honored at the opening of The 5th Annual Los Angeles – Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, Sun., Feb 28, 9:45 p.m. at The Mann Chinese 6 Theatre. Singled out for his commitment in promoting world cinema, Tarantino will be presented with ‘The L.A. Award 2010’ by Enzo G. Castellari, director of the original Inglorious Bastards (1978) and the inspiration for his own Inglourious Basterds, the recipient of eight Oscar nominations, inclu...

A rash of deals announced from Sundance, at last.

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As the Sundance Film Festival shifts into its final weekend, with awards being announced on Saturday evening, several distribution deals have been announced. While the horde of film executives left the Festival in the past 48 hours, a rash of deals have been announced, with more expected in the days and weeks ahead. The heyday of when films were bought in the opening hours of the Festival are long gone, due to the difficult distribution landscape and the smaller number of active distribution buy...

Deals (Finally) Blossom At Sundance

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  As the Sundance Film Festival shifts into its final weekend, with awards being announced on Saturday evening, several distribution deals have been announced. While the horde of film executives left the Festival in the past 48 hours, a rash of deals have been announced, with more expected in the days and weeks ahead. The heyday of when films were bought in the opening hours of the Festival are long gone, due to the difficult distribution landscape and the smaller number o...

Harvey Weinstein attends dinner to honor Holy Rollers at the Sundance Film Festival

Rumors flew around Sundance that Harvey Weinstein attended a Sundance screening of Holy Rollers, directed by Kevin Asch, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Danny Abeckaser and Q-tip.  While the screening attendance may have been a rumor, there are photos on wireimage.com of the famous distributor on the red carpet of the film's celebration dinner at the "House of Hype&

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

Preview of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

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The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (FESTIVAL DO RIO), now in its 11th year, will take place from September 24th to October 8th, 2009, in and around the breathtakingly beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.In a joyous two-week celebration of cinema, films will be seen in cinemas, cultural centres, and in the open air on the world famous Copacabana Beach.FESTIVAL DO RIO is Latin America's largest film festival and gathering of industry executives. Last year, more than 300 productio...

Ischia Global Fest 2009 - The colmplete program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAM SATURDAY JULY 11 LACCO AMENO 8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit” ISCHIA PORTO 8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani and Riccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania Region FORIO 8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony Renis LACCO AMENO (by...

Ischia full program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAMSATURDAY JULY 11LACCO AMENO8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit”ISCHIA PORTO8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani andRiccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania RegionFORIO8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony RenisLACCO AMENO (by invitation only)9:00pm – Albergo Regina Isabella: Special Screening ...

Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest

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Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest (July 12-19) for the Second Global Summit ® Production: Harvey Weinstein, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Samuel Hadida, Avi Lerner will be confronted with Italians Aurelio De Laurentiis, Gianni Nunnari, Fulvio Lucisano, Giampaolo Letta, Paolo Del Brocco about the new opportunity 'of the film industry in Italy. The summit supported by BNL Paribas, which will be held July 17 at Queen Isabella of Lacco Ameno is being heralded as an exceptional opportunity...

Christoph Waltz joins list of talent attending Ischia Global

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Christoph Waltz, Best actor in Cannes for ‘Inglourious Basterds' by Quentin Tarantino will attend the seventh Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, the summer event film world, which opens Sunday in Ischia 12 July with three Music superstars Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero. On their side the actresses Jacqueline Bisset and Elsa Pataki, directors Paul Haggis, Marc Forster, Francesca Archibugi and Dario Argento, the set designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, producers, Riccardo T...

Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest

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Major producers to attend Ischia Global fest (July 12-19) for the Second Global Summit ® Production: Harvey Weinstein, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Samuel Hadida, Avi Lerner will be confronted with Italians Aurelio De Laurentiis, Gianni Nunnari, Fulvio Lucisano, Giampaolo Letta, Paolo Del Brocco about the new opportunity 'of the film industry in Italy. The summit supported by BNL Paribas, which will be held July 17 at Queen Isabella of Lacco Ameno is being heralded as an exceptional opportunity...

Christoph Waltz joins list of talent attending Ischia Global

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Christoph Waltz, Best actor in Cannes for ‘Inglourious Basterds' by Quentin Tarantino will attend the seventh Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, the summer event film world, which opens Sunday in Ischia 12 July with three Music superstars Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero. On their side the actresses Jacqueline Bisset and Elsa Pataki, directors Paul Haggis, Marc Forster, Francesca Archibugi and Dario Argento, the set designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, producers, Riccardo Tozzi a...

Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009 delivers another stellar line up

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(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World) July 12th - 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TV personalities. The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the Campa...

Ischia Full programme, stellar line up

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Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World)July 12th – 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TVpersonalities.The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Cu...

Amfar Fundraiser at Du Cap on May 21st will be a Star Studded Event

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    AmfAR, the American foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its 15th annual 'Cinema Against AIDS' fundraising gala on May 21, 2009.  For the first time, the black-tie dinner and auction will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel du Cap and will feature remarks by Bill Clinton and Annie Lennox.  Tickets are pricey but it all goes to a good cause; over the years the event has raised over $19 million dollars for AIDS research.  The auction this year is set to include Clinton's ...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

"The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards"

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"The Academy Awards" for Independent Film, aka, "The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards", was held this evening at "The Museum of American Finance" and "Cipriani Wall Street". The evening commenced with Terrence Howard singing the track, "Love Makes You Beautiful", off his latest CD, "Shine Through It".Michelle Byrd addressed the audience congratulating IFP as it turns 30 this year. "Indie film is an artform. Since IFP's inception, they have assisted over 7000 films to be made, connect...

"Closing Night of 'The Tribeca Film Festival" with Julian Schnabel for 'Lou Reed's 'Berlin'"

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Jane Rosenthal was proud to end the 8th annual Tribeca Film Festival with "Lou Reed's, Berlin", hosted by the Academy Award Nominated, Julian Schnabel, Former Juror, Lou Reed, and Moderator Lisa Robinson.*It's a little rough around the edges, but you may be able to read between the lines.J.S.~ "It was my responsibility that I had to make this film. I heard the record in 1973 when it came out and it had a huge impact on me and it was an important part of my life. It had been someth...

NY State Film funding announced by Mayor Bloomberg at Tribeca

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The Seventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2008 Opening Press Conference, presented by American Express was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 am. TFF08 press conference speakers included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson, Chief Marketing Officer, John D. Hayes, American Express Company, Festival Co-founder Jane Rosenthal, Festival Artistic Director/Director Peter ...

Secret Sunshine

secret sunshine In a star-studded celebration ceremony officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Mr. Frederick Ma, the 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) presented their awards tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the 4th Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 13th, 2008. In an event hosting 2500 gue

Secret Sunshine takes top honors at Asian Film Awards

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In a star-studded celebration ceremony officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Mr. Frederick Ma, the 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) presented their awards tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the 4th Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 13th, 2008. In an event hosting 2500 guests from around the world and broadcast live on TVB Pearl (Television Broadcasts Limited), AFA’s offici...

Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008

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Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008 by Alex Deleon Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant Tom Cruise as German Officer with Eye-patch Bollywood version of Casablanca A Polish version of Don Giovanni The Earth Stands Still Once Again ... Macho actor Sean Penn (47) is set to play gay San Francisco mayor, Harvey Milk, who was murdered by a rabid gay-baiter in 1978 -- the assassin, by Matt Damon! The Milk affair has been milked nearly dry before in various documentaries, but this wi...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008

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Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008by Alex Deleon1. Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant2. Tom Cruise as German Officer with Eye-patch3. Bollywood version of Casablanca4. A Polish version of Don Giovanni5. The Earth Stands Still Once Again ...Macho actor Sean Penn (47) is set to play gay San Francisco mayor, Harvey Milk, who was murdered by a rabid gay-baiter in 1978 -- the assassin, by Matt Damon! The Milk affair has been milked nearly dry before in various documentaries, but this will be the fi...

Bollywood at The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi

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The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) unveils its international star-studded guest line-up at the Opening Night Gala, featuring Joe Wright’s critically acclaimed international film, ATONEMENT, and a spectacular after-party on October 14, 2007. Celebrated choreographer Otis Sallid will be producing the Opening and Closing Night presentations.From Bollywood…An impressive all-star Bollywood line-up ensures that MEIFF asserts itself as a major force in the international ...

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