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FILM REVIEW Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift

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Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage,  Keke Palmer, Josh Gad, Nicki Minaj, Heather Morris, Aziz Ansari, Kunal Nayyar Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier   I read on the web that there have been at least four 'Ice Ages' in the Earth's geological past, the first taking place 2.3 billion years ago. Whether all of the species in the Ice Age franchise existed in the sam...

Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series

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Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Sunday night at a special Festival event held on the rooftop of the Paseo Harencia. Encouraged by tremendous local support over the last two years, AIFF continues to expand its popular "Spotlight" series, which was created to showcase movies from Aruban and Caribbean filmmakers. The CSS Jury Award was split between two films; the US/Dominican Republic baseball...

The Winter Film Awards Opening Night: Major Studio and Latin Film Gala in New York February 9th

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  Opening Night of the First Annual Winter Film Awards to award the very best in Major Studio productions and Latin American Film with A-list celebrities and entertainers to be performing, presenting and attending. New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - The Winter Film Awards (WFA) Opening Night will be on par with the finest American award shows of our time. Executive Producer Johnny Falcones says "The Winter Film Awards will be another New York tradition where the Stars can shine for ...

World Premiere of THE MINISTERS Red Carpet Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2009 The World Premiere of THE MINISTERS written/produced/directed by Franc Reyes, presented by Remy Martin commenced on Tuesday, October 13, at the Lowes Lincoln Square, New York. THE MINISTERS world premiere gala was held at The Empire Hotel Rooftop. The red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, recording artists, producers, industry professionals, and celebrity guests.  "The Ministers," distributed by Maya Entertainment, opens at the AMC Empir...

The World Premiere of THE MINISTERS

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The World Premiere of THE MINISTERS written/produced/directed by Franc Reyes, presented by Remy Martin commenced on Tuesday, October 13, at the Lowes Lincoln Square, New York. THE MINISTERS world premiere gala was held at The Empire Hotel Rooftop. The red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, recording artists, producers, industry professionals, and celebrity guests. "The Ministers," distributed by Maya Entertainment, opens at the AMC Empire 25, New York, Friday, October 16, 2009. By M...

San Diego Latino Film Festival seeking latino work ('by', 'about' or 'for' the Latino community)

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The 2010 San Diego Latino Film Festival will include expanded opportunities for participating filmmakers and their films/videos to take the spotlight. The following is just a taste of what filmmakers and attendees can experience by participating at the upcoming San Diego Latino Film Festival: ´ 155 feature and short films to be screened; ´ Over 120 guest filmmakers and actors; ´ SDLFF Awards Competition;                                   ´ Workshop...

2009 New York International Latino Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years

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The 10th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented by HBO will be held at select theaters July 28 - August 2, 2009. The festival founded in 1999 by Calixto Chinchilla, is the premiere marketplace for Latino film in the country that supports emerging and established directors of Latino and Latino American descent. NYILFF annually showcase film, music, free community events, and scholarships, to enrich the diversity and spirit of New York's Latino community. This year's festiv...

2009 New York International Latino Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years

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By Maria Esteves - July 8, 2009 The 10th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented by HBO will be held at select theaters July 28 - August 2, 2009. The festival founded in 1999 by Calixto Chinchilla, is the premiere marketplace for Latino film in the country that supports emerging and established directors of Latino and Latino American descent. NYILFF annually showcase film, music, free community events, and scholarships, to enrich the diversity and spirit of New York's...

Slamdance and upload films to produce screeplay award winners

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Slamdance, always looking for new and innovative ways to assist emerging artists and to contribute to the film community, has joined forces with Upload Films to annually produce a feature film based on that year’s prize-winning entry from the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, it was jointly announced by Peter Baxter of Slamdance and Todd Williams at Upload Films. It is believed Slamdance is the only film festival to actively produce feature films that emanate from its competitions. The firs...

Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna will close Bahamas

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

Bahamas International Film Festival line up

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

Program for the 5th edition of the Bahamas Fest

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

San Diego Teen Producers Project

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Rick will join the MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO in celebrating the achievements of the Teen Producers Project students over the past year. The evening will prove to be a blast with Rick's creative humor and Latin flair! Not only does Rick's uplifting spirit make his addition to the event something to celebrate, but also his ongoing success and award-winning work in film, television, theatre and Broadway makes him a phenomenal role model for our students who are looking to continue their education...

Special Presentations At Toronto FF

 Thursday, August 28------The Toronto International Film Festival, which starts next week, has a good number of gala presentations on tap, featuring the newest works from such critically acclaimed directors as Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Lee and Paolo Sorrentino and featuring performances by such diverse talents as John Malkovich, Viggo Mortensen, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Michael Cera. In Disgrace by Australian director Steve Jacobs, Australia, cult actor...

Gen Art FF Closing Night and Awards Ceremony

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Friday, April 11--------The 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival Presented by Acura wrapped an exciting week with the U.S. Premiere of THE TAKE, an intense policier directed by Brad Furman and starring John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez. The film opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles today. A packed audience attended the Closing Night Screening at the newly dubbed Visual Arts Theater, recently purchased by the School of Visual Arts. Director Brad Furman was visibly moved by the strong audience ...

Interview With Jeff Abramson, Gen Art Film Festival

 Friday, April 4-----The 13th edition of the Gen Art Film Festival kicked off festivities on Wednesday night with the East Coast Premiere screening of DIMINISHED CAPACITY, a family drama starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. The Festival continues through next Tuesday, showcasing one feature film and accompanying short film per night, followed by a party at some of New York’s most trendy nightspots. On the eve of the Festival, I interviewed Jeff Abramson, Head of the Film Division for Gen...

One Film/One Party: Gen Art FF's Winning Formula

 Wednesday, April 2------One film/one party…..it’s a formula that has served the Gen Art Film Festival well during the last dozen years. Well, the film + party theme kicks off again this evening, as the 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival begins a week-long showcase of the best of new American independent cinema. The Festival, presented by Acura, offers spotlight showcases seven features and seven shorts from emerging filmmakers, which are followed by seven premiere parties at some of New Yor...

Cinequest 18 Opens A Door to Discovery

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“I guarantee the next 12 days and nights of Cinequest will be a cabaret,” Cinequest Co-founder and Executive Director Halfdan Hussey promised upon greeting the opening night crowd. Hussey urged festival-goers to connect with each other—and to discover films and forums that matter, Maverick legends and fun. “A whole lot of fun, because we need that, too, as we’re stimulating our minds and our souls,” Hussey added. More than 1,000 people flocked to the world premiere of Paul Leuer’s ...

Cinequest 18 Opens A Door to Discovery

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – “I guarantee the next 12 days and nights of Cinequest will be a cabaret,” Cinequest Co-founder and Executive Director Halfdan Hussey promised upon greeting the opening night crowd. Hussey urged festival-goers to connect with each other—and to discover films and forums that matter, Maverick legends and fun. “A whole lot of fun, because we need that, too, as we’re stimulating our minds and our souls,” Hussey added. More than 1,000 people flocked to the...

Slamdance's first 2008 acquisition

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“Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer”, a horror comedy by writer/director Jon Knautz (debut) and starring Robert Englund of "Nightmare on Elm Street" fame, is the first acquisition purchased out of the Slamdance Film Festival this year. Several distributors were chasing “Jack Brooks” for domestic rights after a successful premiere on the first Saturday night at Slamdance, but it was Anchor Bay Entertainment who ended up with the domestic distribution rights for a mid-six figures deal, with a th...

Film In Focus from Fort Lauderdale: NY City Serenade

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In an on-going trend, actor Frank Whaley (best known for his role as the put-upon assistant who turns the tables on his abusive agent boss Kevin Spacey in SWIMMING WITH SHARKS) has put on the director's hat for his latest film, NEW YORK CITY SERENADE. In fact, this is the third film the actor-turned-directed has helmed. In 1999, he debuted with the critically acclaimed JOE THE KING, starring Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer and John Leguizamo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and which won...

Film In Focus: NEW YORK CITY SERENADE

 November 10----------In an on-going trend, actor Frank Whaley (best known for his role as the put-upon assistant who turns the tables on his abusive agent boss Kevin Spacey  in SWIMMING WITH SHARKS) has put on the director's hat for his latest film, NEW YORK CITY SERENADE. In fact, this is the third film the actor-turned-directed has helmed. In 1999, he debuted with the critically acclaimed JOE THE KING, starring Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer and John Leguizamo, which premiered at the Sundance F...

Love In The Time of Cholera closing Rio tonight

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After a marathon 1,400 screenings of more than 300 films, Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, has its closing gala tonight, Wednesday October 3 evening, having held its biggest attention-grabber until last.The centre of fevered media interest, the festival's official screening closer will see the world premiere of Golden Globe Award-winning producer Scott Steindorff's $50 million screen adaptation of Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Love...

9th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival opens this week

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Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, which opens its doors to public and industry this coming Thursday, September 20, has confirmed that it will top and tail with world premieres.Thursday’s opening night (20th) will see the first public screening of the final cut of José Padilha’s highly anticipated Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite).The true story of two childhood friends employed in Rio de Janeiro’s military police special unit has been the subject of local contro...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...
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