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Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

The Global Film Village: Julie Hebert’s TREE a moving and poetic World Premiere play at [Inside] the Ford

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by Marla Lewinphoto by Ed KriegerTree is a metaphor for the roots, branches, and leaves of a family. It seems both solid and enduring. TREE by Julie Hebert depicts three generations, divided by race, culture, time, and location.  Leo Price (Chuma Gault) is a divorced chef who is caring for an aging mother with dementia (Sloan Robinson) with the help of his college-age daughter, J.J. (Tessa Thompson). They connect when Didi Marcantel (Jacqueline Wright) a southern white woman barges into h...

The Global Film Village: Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Marla Lewin

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 Norman Jewison is a Canadian, although he always made Hollywood films, movies about social issues, humanity, and values, still they always entertained.  Cher, Faye Dunaway, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Haskell Wexler were there to share this special evening with Norman. Stars honor Norman Jewison                          photo by Robert Primes Dawn Hudson from  Film Independent LA, began the evening and said from the stage, that she wanted to feel ...

Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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The Global Film Village: Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Marla Lewin Norman Jewison is a Canadian, although he always made Hollywood films, movies about social issues, humanity, and values, still they always entertained. Cher, Faye Dunaway, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Haskell Wexler were there to share this special evening with Norman. Dawn Hudson from Film Independent LA, began the evening and said from the stage, tha...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions by Marla Lewin

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their  locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature.  If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood.  If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other loca...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature. If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood. If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other locales...

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

The Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” got the most nominations (13), including best picture, best actor, best screenplay, best direction, best make up of course...Performance by an actor in a leading roleRichard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films) Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) Performance by...

Screen play nominations for the SAG Awards

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SCREEN NOMINEESORIGINAL SCREENPLAYBurn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus FeaturesMilk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus FeaturesVicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein CompanyThe Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture FilmsThe Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight PicturesADAPTED SCREENPLAYThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Sco...

Samuel L Jackson and Baz Luhrmann to receive Capri Hollywood Legend Award

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Samuel L Jackson will join Baz Luhrmann and Quentin Tarantino to receive the Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival. Festival chairman and producer Mark Canton and festival director Pascal Vicedomini made the announcement : Luhrmann and Jackson will attend screenings of their latest projects – Australia and The Spirit, respectively. "As with his current film Australia, Baz Lurhmann continues to carve out his own unique path in the fi...

Samuel L Jackson, Baz Luhrmann and Tarantino honored in Capri

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Samuel L Jackson will join Baz Luhrmann and Quentin Tarantino to receive the Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival.Festival chairman and producer Mark Canton and festival director Pascal Vicedomini made the announcement :Luhrmann and Jackson will attend screenings of their latest projects – Australia and The Spirit, respectively."As with his current film Australia, Baz Lurhmann continues to carve out his own unique path in the film industry, maki...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.       "Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood's most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industr...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.“Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood’s most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industry and movie audiences worldwid...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

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ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...

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