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American Film Festival tributes Jerry Schatzberg and Wes Anderson

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Schatzberg to receive  Indie Star award. “Moonrise Kingdom” to have its Polish premiere at the Wrocław event. American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland (13-18 Nov), the first event in Eastern and Central Europe focused entirely on independent American cinema, pays tribute to two great American filmmakers: Jerry Schatzberg and Wes Anderson. Jerry Schatzberg, the legendary director and accomplished photographer, will be a special festival guest. He will receive the annual In...

Cannes 2011 Poster revealed

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   This photo of Faye Dunaway was taken by Jerry Schatzberg in 1970. Model of sophistication and timeless elegance, it is an embodiment of the cinematic dream that the Festival de Cannes seeks to maintain. Jerry Schatzberg is a filmmaker from New York who won the Palme d'Or in 1973 for Scarecrow. He began his career as a photographer and his work is quickly noticed, in particular a series of Bob Dylan photos from the 60s which ultimately are used on the cover of the legendary album...

Thierry Fremaux sur le thème "Lumière"

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Thierry Fremaux sur le thème "Lumière"     Les frères Lumière, Auguste Lumière, né en 1862, et Louis, né en 1864, ont été parmi les premiers cinéastes, contribuant ainsi à la naissance du cinéma en 1895. Nés à Besançon, en France, ils ont déménagé à Lyon en 1870, où ils ont tous deux participé à une école technique. Leur père, Claude-Antoine Lumière, dirigeait une entreprise de photographie et de ses fils travaillaient pour lui. Lorsque Claude-Antoine a p...

Thierry Fremaux on "Lumiere"

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895.  Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school.  Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him.  When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures.   They patented a number of significant processes lead...

Thierry Fremaux on “Lumiere”

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895. Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school. Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him. When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures. They patented a number of significant processes leading up ...

The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film festival in Lyon, France, where he has so many fond memories from his youth. It was there that he supporte...

Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film fes...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre appointed as President of Unifrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre was elected as Unifrance President this morning by absolute majority by Board of Directors members present. The Unifrance Board of Directors is composed of 48 members: 23 members from the four Committees elected by the association’s Councils (the Feature Film Producers’, Directors’, Actors’, Writers, and Artists’ Agents’, Film Exporters’, and Short Film Producers’ and Distributors’ Councils), 10 ex officio members, 12 statuary member...

The Panic In Needle Park

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  Visiting 72nd Street and Broadway today, one finds the confluence of Sherman Square and Verdi Park. It's a nice little area, complete with statues, tasteful landscaping, and the occasional homeless person scattered among the yuppies and other usual upscale riffraff that haunt the UWS. There's a Gray's Papaya, a Burritoville, a few chain stores and a lot of nice buildings. Physically, it's not far from the area where they filmed exteriors on Music and Lyrics; architecturally, it is ...

Avignon Film Festival Turns 25

Wednesday, June 25-------Jerry Rudes is a man on a mission. For the past quarter century, he has lived with one foot in New York and the other in the lovely Provence city of Avignon, France. Reflecting his own dual domiciles, he founded the Avignon Film Festival in 1984 as a “transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema”. When asked to comment on his original inspiration for founding the event, Rudes told of a memorable encounter with filmmaker Agnès Varda. “When I first went to Cannes ...

Final Days For New York Noir

 Friday, August 25------There are still a few days to catch the final  offerings in the NYC NOIR series that has been running at the Film Forum for the past few weeks. Dedicated to a depiction of New York as a place of grit, grays and ghosts, the series offers a tidy endgame of treats, a mix of classics and little known gems. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s in the final dog days of August, New York never looked quite so noir. But at least this NYC is air conditioned.REAR WINDOW (1954...

Interview with "On the Lot" winner Will Bigham

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       August 22, 2007                 For more information, contact:Jamey Duvall, producerMovie Geeks United!E-mail: moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com                                                                                 On the Lot Winner Will BighamFeatured on Internet Radio Podcast On Wednesday, August 22 at 10pm (EST), MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, a movie-themed talk radio p...

2 Hour Tribute to 5 Character Actors on August 26

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        August 13, 2007                   For more information, contact: Jamey Duvall, producer Movie Geeks United! E-mail: moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com                                                                                     2 -Hour Tribute to Five Character Actors Planned for Internet Podcast on August 26 On Sunday, August 26 beginning at 6pm (EST...

Composer/Editor John Ottman Discusses "The Invasion", "Valkyrie" on Internet Radio Podcast

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        August 10, 2007                   For more information, contact: Jamey Duvall, producer Movie Geeks United! E-mail: moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com                                                                                     John Ottman, composer of “The Invasion” and upcoming Tom Cruise film “Valkyrie”, on Podcast Show This Sunday   On S...

Uneasy Riders: Films of the 1970s

 Friday, July 27-------It did not seem like it at the time, but the films of a new generation of filmmakers in the 1970s truly did revolutionize the industry and save the studios from financial disaster. By the following decade, Hollywood was back to its old tricks of mounting blockbusters and lowest-common-denominator genre films. But for a period of about ten years (from 1967 to 1977, roughly defined by the release of Mike Nichol's THE GRADUATE and the unprecedented boxoffice extravaganza...

The Shark is Still Working, The Camden 28 and Your Mommy Kills Animals filmmakers on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED

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Filmmakers Behind The Shark is Still Working, The Camden 28, and Your Mommy Kills Animals Featured on Internet Radio Program   On Wednesday, July 25 at 10pm (EST), MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, a movie-themed talk radio program on the internet, will broadcast a special live interviews with the key filmmakers behind three of the year's most highly touted documentaries, The Shark is Still Working, The Camden 28 and Your Mommy Kills Animals.   Jake Gove, Erik Hollander, James Gelet, and M...

FiFilmmakers and cast of horror films "Women's Studies" and "I Know Who Killed Me' on Internet Radio

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        July 16, 2007                   For more information, contact: Jamey Duvall, producer Movie Geeks United! E-mail:            moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com     WOMEN’S STUDIES DIRECTOR LONNIE MARTIN, ACTRESS JUDITH O’DEA, AND ADDITIONAL CAST MEMBERS TO BE INTERVIEWED ON INTERNET RADIO     Women’s Studies writer/director Lonnie Martin, and co-stars Judith O’Dea, Cindy Marie Martin, and Tara Garwood...

Al Pacino's Friends, Collaborators Share Insights on Movie Geeks United!

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On Sunday, June 24, MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, one of the most popular motion picture-themed radio programs on the internet,  broadcast a special 2- hour tribute to the legendary actor of stage and screen AL PACINO.  The broadcast, which is now available for free replay through the archived section of their website (www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited), featured interviews with some of Pacino's most exciting and insightful friends and collaborators.   Steven Bauer, who co-starred with Paci...

Movie Geeks Celebrate AL PACINO with Special Guests

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*******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*******     MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!  AIRS SPECIAL 2 -HOUR TRIBUTE TO AL PACINO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS   This Sunday, June 24, MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, one of the most popular motion picture-themed radio programs on the internet,  will broadcast an exclusive 2- hour tribute to the versatile and passionate genius of Al Pacino.  The broadcast can be enjoyed in its live format from 6 – 8pm (EST) at www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited, or heard any time after...

The Summer I Met Al Pacino

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The summer of 1999 carried a lot of firsts for me.It was the first time I was able to perform one of my dream plays on the stage -- as Tom in "The Glass Menagerie".It was the first time I had ever quit a job -- a job I had held for eight years -- because I was told I couldn't take a much deserved vacation to L.A.And speaking of L.A., it was my first time on a plane...the first time I had ever taken a personal vacation......and the first (ok, and only) time I met Al Pacino.You have ...

David Freeman's screenplay selected by Tribeca/sloan program

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David Freeman has been selected as the winning screenwriter in the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program, a joint project of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, whose purpose is to support film and video projects that educate and inform the public on matters of science. Freeman's project A FIRST CLASS MAN, a fictional examination of the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, will receive financial support over the course of a year as he works...

Script Chosen For Tribeca/Sloan Foundation Program

    Wednesday, March 28------David Freeman has been selected as the winning screenwriter in the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program, a joint project of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, whose purpose is to support film and video projects that educate and inform the public on matters of science.  Freeman's project A FIRST CLASS MAN, a fictional examination of the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, will receive finan...

Oldenburg International Film Festival 2006 ready to go

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From 6th to 10th September, the “German Sundance“ festival will turn the contemplative city in Northern Germany into a mecca for film enthusiasts.This year´s opening film is “Vineta” by Franziska Stünkel, who gained international reputation with her short films. Her testosterone-laden debut features some of the most prominent German actors and tells the story of an architect coming to the edge of reason while trying to build the perfect city. The International Section shows a series o...

Montreal jury and awards

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JURYPresident : CLAUDE ZIDI, director (France)DIANA BRACHO, actress (Mexico)JAIME CAMINO, director (Spain)ANITA CAPRIOLI, actress (Italy)BRETISLAV POJAR, director (Czech Republic)DENISE ROBERT, producer (Canada)JERRY SCHATZBERG, director (United States)FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix of the Americas:THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)Jury Award :Ex-aequo :THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (Un...

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