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The Year Of The Black Director?

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  In the 81 year history of the Academy Awards, nearly 500 films have been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Up until now, not a single film that was directed by a black filmmaker has been included on that list. However, this year, with the critical and popular success of the urban indie drama PRECIOUS, that ignoble record could be history. PRECIOUS, directed by Lee Daniels, has undergone a fascinating journey to become the "it" film of the indie film season.....a jo...

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics

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AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams. AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, ...

Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises

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   Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplicably ignored. This has happened again with the announcement last week of the Golden Globe Award nominations, considered second only to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 80 international film critics and journalists who vote for the prizes, is known f...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way

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  How do you follow up an international success like JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest serious satire, UP IN THE AIR. The George Clooney-starrer has already been named Best Picture of the Year by several critics groups and has now posted the biggest nomination record for this year's Golden Globe Awards (will Oscar gold be far behind????). UP IN THE AIR has scored six 2009 Golden G...

FMX 2010 preview

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FMX 2010: 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 04-07, 2010, Stuttgart, GermanyMulti-disciplined thinking draws cinema, television, computer, console and mobile screens even closer, reinventing them to remain competitive. FMX has been part of this process for more than 15 years now, introducing the world’s leading experts in the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization. Grown with the industrySince its foundin...

Standout performers to be honored at Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year's standout performers by presenting The 2010 Chopin Virtuosos Award to Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Stuhlbarg, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Award presentation, sponsored by Chopin Vodka, will take place Sunday, February 7 at the Lobero Theatre at the 25th edition of the festival, which runs February 4-14, 2010.   The ...

World 3D Premier of Avatar at the Empire Leicester Square

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Dolby Laboratories and Barco announced today that the Empire Leicester Square will show the world premiere of the James Cameron movie Avatar on Thursday, December 10, using the Dolby® 3D solution for large screens. An invited audience of more than 1,300 guests will fill the Empire Leicester Square, which will act as the lead theatre for this much-anticipated premiere. “Empire Leicester Square boasts one of the largest screens in the UK, which is why it regularly plays host to world premieres,...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Redefine, Barco's new magazine celebrates 75th anniversary

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The year 2009 marks the 75th birthday of Barco. Throughout the decades that have passed since Lucien De Puydt founded the company 1934, Barco covered a vast number of different markets and products. Originally, Barco’s name was an acronym for the “Belgian-American Radio Company”. It manufactured a popular brand of radios that quickly gained renown through their forward-thinking technology and clever marketing approach. I welcome you very warmly to this first edition of redefine, our brand ...

The Global Film Village: The Produced By Conference by Marla Lewin

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Marshall Herskovitz is an instrument of change. He is an award winning producer and the current President of the PGA. He wants to change the world, our business and how we do business. This past weekend he oversaw the first Produced By Conference which took place at the Sony Studios in Culver City. Marshall said during his Sunday afternoon Master Class  "Producers are adept at keeping on Balance. There are no answers so there is still lots to be learned. The purpose of this conferenc...

The Global Film Village: The Produced By Conference

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Marshall Herskovitz is an instrument of change. He is an award winning producer and the current President of the PGA. He wants to change the world, our business and how we do business. This past weekend he oversaw the first Produced By Conference which took place at the Sony Studios in Culver City. Marshall said during his Sunday afternoon Master Class "Producers are adept at keeping on Balance. There are no answers so there is still lots to be learned. The purpose of this conference was to hel...

Tribeca Red Carpet for Spike Lee's, "Kobe Doing Work"

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Sharon Abella: Are you excited to be at the film festival?ANTONIO PIERCE: Linebacker for the New York Giants: "Yes. I was here a couple of years ago for the movie about Cesar Chavez, I don't remember the name, maybe it was titled that, I'm not sure."SA: Are you a big Kobe fan?AP: "I am. Big Kobe fan. I admire the way he plays, the way he goes about his business on and off the court, and honestly, being directed by Spike Lee is very huge! You can't put two better people together to work toget...

A book on "How to Make Money Making Movies"

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"How to Make Money Making Movies: The Secrets of Becoming a Profitable Filmmaker" (published by W Business Books) hits stores TODAY, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hollywood Arts www.hollywood-arts.org charity. "The business part of show business – that’s what they don’t teach you in film school – how to make money"- Mario Van Peebles"What they don't teach you in Film School - how to make money!."- Lloyd Kaufman"The joys, thrills, humor, and please-god-come-save-me-nightsw...

Kate Winslet to receive Montecito Award at Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is thrilled to welcome back five-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet by honoring her with the Montecito Award. Having previously received the Performance of the Year Award in 2005, Winslet returns to the hallowed halls of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 23, becoming the festival’s first two-time honoree. “I have had a cinematic crush on Kate Winslet since her first movie,” gushed SBIFF Director Roger Durling. “She's my...

Mammia Mia DVD release breaks UK records

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MAMMA MIA! – THE MOVIE has become the fastest selling DVD of all time in the UK after Day 1 sales reached 1.669 million units, following its launch on 24th November. (source: OCC).The previous Day 1 DVD sales record was held for 10 years by James Cameron's epic Titanic which sold 1.1 million units on its first day of release in 1998 in the UK (source: OCC). Mamma Mia! - The Movie’s Day 1 sales have eclipsed Titantic’s record by almost 50%.Year Title UK All-Time Day 1 DVD Sales(Weighted Sun...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

Jeffrey Katzenberg to receive IBC International Honour for Excellence

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IBC, the leading event in electronic media worldwide, has announced that its International Honour for Excellence 2008 will be presented to Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG. The award will be presented during this year's event which takes place in Amsterdam in September."I am thrilled to be among the distinguished list of recipients to have received an International Honour for Excellence," Katzenberg said. "At DreamWorks Animation we aim to create and deliver quality and innova...

Oscars’ most memorable moments on "love" compilation DVD

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It’s hard not to feel some affection – even love – for the Oscars, the biggest film industry awards ceremony. And this year is no exception. The Oscars 2008 will go down in history as the most highly anticipated award ceremony of all time, if only for the drama surrounding whether the event would go ahead at all. And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without the stars’ dramatic acceptance speeches. With a 45 second deadline and an audience of more than a billion viewers, the pressure ...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

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...

Perry Santos, assistant to Scorsese on "Casino" and Cameron on "Titanic, directs "I'm Rick James"

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Perry Santos, writer, producer, and director of the upcoming documentary I'm Rick James, will appear on internet radio program MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! for an exclusive interview this Sunday, July 8 at 6pm (EST).   Mr. Santos will reveal his personal journey in making the documentary (which will be released this October), as well as share his insights into working with Martin Scorsese during the productions of Casino and Kundun, and James Cameron during Titanic.   An internet radio show hos...

What's COming Up in July on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!

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MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!Sunday, July 1SPECIAL TIME:  8:00PM (EST)- "Live Free or Die Hard"-The latests scoops on the De Palma Tribute Show-Our Topic of the Week:  Director's Cutswith special guest DR. ROYCE CLEMENS-Flick Picks of the Week!-Archived interveiw with Jamey and "Joshua" director George RatliffSunday, July 8-The latest movie reviews and news-Flick Picks of the Week-interview with PERRY SANTOS, the director of the new documentary film"I'm Rick James"M...

Sunday, July 8 on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! Director Perry Santos

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MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!Sunday, July 86pm (EST)Join the Movie Geeks for a very special guest...PERRY SANTOSMr. Santos was Martin Scorsese's assistant during the production of "Casino"......an associate producer on Scorsese's film "Kundun".......James Cameron's assistant during the production of "Titanic"......and is stepping behind the director's lens for the much-buzzed about documentary film..."I'M RICK JAMES"Join us for a terrific, insigh...

Surge of 3-D films set for U.S. Theaters in near future 2009

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According to Reuters A 3-D technology developed to help NASA astronauts practice making repairs in space is set to revolutionize the way people watch movies by 2009, when a wave of live-action 3-D movies hit theaters.Just 18 months ago, "Chicken Little," the first modern 3D movie, touched off a sensation among studio executives and theater chain owners who say the crisp, digital images of the new 3-D will drive profits in the next decade.The slate of 3-D films set for 2009 is led by &...

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