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A Celebration of Music in Film in Sundance with Ice T and Chuck D: just for u :-)

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  Sundance Institute today announced that Ice-T and hip hop icons Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Grandmaster Caz will perform at 'A Celebration of Music in Film' on January 21 at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 'A Celebration of Music in Film,' one of the most anticipated music events at the annual Festival, this year celebrates SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP, by director Ice-T, co-director Andy Baybutt and producer Paul Toogood. The event takes place Saturday, January 21, 8:3...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

The BUFF Blog (March 2011)

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Some people call it a newsletter, most delete it from their inbox, others try to emulate it, and for the rest of you – well, going online isn’t quite the same until you’ve received it... its’ the BUFF Blog!!! Until recently, most BUFF blogs were written by the BUFF ghostwriter. In the 2 years since the advent of the UK’s 1st ever film festival monthly blog, a variety of voices from the world of film and TV have been invited to offer their own unique voice on the industry by whi...

Indie Iconoclast: Celebrating The Career of David O. Russell

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  He may not walk away with the trophy for Best Director at this year's Oscar ceremonies, but David O. Russell's film THE FIGHTER will certainly go down for the count as one of the important cinema experiences of the year. A critical and box office success, THE FIGHTER has also revitalized the career of its iconooclastic director, who comes back after a seven year hiatus with a force that is sure to be felt for many moons to come. To celebrate this special moment and to explore his en...

Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network'

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The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network' as Best Picture and David Fincher as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. The star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. “The Social Network” was named the year’s Best Picture and David Fincher won Best Director honors for the film.Other big winners of the night incl...

Ice Cube's Straight Outta L.A., will have its world premiere at Tribeca/ESPN Sports Festival

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I must confess I cannot wait to see that film.!, What a smart choice and programming from Tribeca. Let me share with you one of my dearest professionnal experiences as a film distribution (with Columbia at the time). When I was handling the world premiere in Cannes of Boyz'n the Hood, The film revealed both John Singleton as a director, and Ice Cube as an actor and received  2 Academy Award nominations. I was in charge of the distribution in France, and ran all the pro...

Miami Is Music/Music Is Miami

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Thursday, March 6--------When visitors from other states or countries think of Miami, they reflect on its gorgeous weather, pristine beaches, outstanding architecture and Latin-influenced culture. The banging of the drum, the beating of the marimba, the strumming of the guitar, the blaring of a trumpet, the music of Miami is as intoxicating as its other natural beauties.To acknowledge this essential aspect of Miami culture, the Miami International Film Festival has inaugurated a new program this...

PDX Festival: News, Visiting Artists, and Special Events

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PDX is about to host an amazing bevy of visiting artists this year. Lynne Sachs will pop in from her Brooklyn digs to screen her amazing documentary, States of UnBelonging, as well as present a special festival workshop at the Northwest Film Center (see below). Gary Hustwit will also be in town to present the Portland premiere of his much-lauded and much-anticipated feature length documentary, Helvetica. The masterminds behind Seattle record and DVD label, Sublime Frequencies, will be roaming th...

Tears Of A Clown best picture from PAFF Pan African Fest

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TEARS OF A CLOWN, a Tony Spires Feature Film (120 min), has received a nod for Best Feature at The 14th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival and invites the public to its two Screenings: Friday, February 10, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. & Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 1:20 p.m. at the Magic Johnson Theatres. Where do comedians like Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley and others come from? TEARS OF A CLOWN takes a candid look at the world of stand-up comedy and the jagged road...

Tribeca debuts a shorts online competition

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Amazon.com and the Tribeca Film Festival Debut Tribeca Screening Room for Short-Film Competition—more than 1,000 Films SubmittedMillions of Amazon.com Customers Can Rate Films Alongside Celebrity Reviewers including Gwyneth Paltrow, David Duchovny, Ice Cube and Donald Sutherland Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the Tribeca Film Festival and its founding partner American Express today announced the debut of the Tribeca Screening Room (www.amazon.com/screeningroom) for the Amazon Theater/Tribeca...

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