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Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

SAG Awards nominations announced

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Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2007 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the new SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Actor® recipient Terrence Howard (The Brave One), who announced the nomin...

Screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal to Chair Scripter XX Selection Committee

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Screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal will bring her entertainment-industry acumen and her talent for intimate observation of family life to her role as chair of the selection committee for the coveted 20th-annual USC Libraries Scripter(R) Award. Scripter is the only award that fetes a film's screenwriter alongside the author of the book, short story or novella upon which it is based. The winners are honored at a black-tie event in USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library each spring. In Januar...

Line up for the New York International Latino Film Fest

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The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) announces its Premieres line-up of the latest and best in U.S. Hispanic and Latin American cinema. The festival runs from July 24 - 29, 2007, and opens with TRADE, a raw and powerful film on international human trafficking, and closes with EL CANTANTE, a salsa music epic starring Marc Anthony as the legendary Hector Lavoe, and Jennifer Lopez as his wife. Other premiere films feature some of the most impressive talent in the indu...

Remembering Robert Altman At The Walter Reade Theater

Saturday/Sunday, November 25/26----Robert Altman, one of the most influential film directors of his generation, passed away earlier this week at Cedars of Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Rumors about Altman's declining health have been circulating since his announcement at last year's Academy Awards that he had received a heart transplant in the last few years. What the public and even close associates didn't know was that the iconic director had been diagnosed with cancer over a year ago, but ...

Glimpses from the Closing Night at SFIFF

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If you think the only San Francisco love fest took place during the summer of 1967, think again. No one was wearing flowers in their hair at the Castro Theatre on the May 4th Closing Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival, but a special feeling was certainly in the air. Graham Leggat, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), took the stage to applause and hoots and whistles, stating, “G’d evening, guys. No festival from Alaska to Argentina has done so...

Sarasota comes into its own

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The 8th Sarasota Film Festival concluded this past weekend, with a flurry of parties, special events and an impressive roster of Hollywood names receiving career tributes. The Festival, which has been growing in reputation in the past few years, has really come into its own this year as a major destination for filmmakers and film buffs. Kudos to longtime Executive Director Jody Kielbasa, who has been able to attract high level sponsors, patrons and honorees to the event, and to Tom Hall, the Fes...

SXSW Announces Premieres, 'Prairie Home' to be Opening Night Film

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce a preliminary list of premieres in the 2006 edition, scheduled for March 10-18 in Austin, Texas. This includes the North American Premiere of 'A Prairie Home Companion,' directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Garrison Keillor, as the festival's Opening Night Film."I can't think of a more perfect Opening Night Film than 'A Prairie Home Companion,'" says SXSW Film Festival Producer Matt Dentler. "Not only ...

Golden Globe awards Sideways and Aviator

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known worldwide for its Golden Globe Awards at the end of January every year. The 62th gala ceremony took place at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hilton (host of the Hollywood Awards Ceremony late October and a few other industry events).Best film went to The Aviator, and Sideways best Actor to di Caprio, Best Actress to Annette Bening and Hilary Swank and Best Director to Clint Eastwood.Our point of view at filmfestivals.com was a slight deception on a ...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Theron to present Palme d'or; other Cannes winners announced

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Tonite, the Palme d'or will be presented by actress Charlize Theron, who is here in Cannes for 'The Life and Times of Peter Sellers', by Stephen Hopkins. Theron plays Britt Eklund, the Swedish actress who was romantically involved with Sellers. Theron met Eklund for the first time on the Croisette and has been acclaimed for an excellent performance. Ashley Judd and Kevin Kline, the US actors of De-Lovely, the Festival's closing film will present the Grand prize. Cannes is not only about the Palm...

De Lovely: Cannes Festival closing film

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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates MGM's 80th Anniversary with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in Cole Porter musical. De-lovely a musical biography of American composer Cole Porter directed by Irwin Winkler, will crown the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with music after the Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004. The film will screen that evening as an official selection out-of-competition. De-lovely stars Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Pryce in addition to some of today's biggest pop and ...
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