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The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards(r)" ceremony was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,100 Hollywood Film Festival(r) attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The festival and awards announced this year's winner of the "Hollywood Movie Award" -- J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" -- which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies website. The voting site received 20 million unique visitors and over 160,000 votes were cast...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

NYFF 2008 Closing Night Premiere of "The Wrestler"

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By Maria Esteves - November 18, 2008 The 46th New York Film Festival 2008 (NYFF08), presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Closing Night Premiere of THE WRESTLER, directed by Darren Aronofsky was held at the Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 8:30 PM. A special Q&A with director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin, actor Mickey Rourke, and actress Marisa Tomei, moderated by NYFF selection committee chairman, Richard Pena, program director, Film Society of Lincoln...

'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...

Art of Elysium Charity Gala Honoring Eva Mendes and Jim Sheridan

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Relativity Media, LLC CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh and fashion designer Rosetta Millington Getty hosted The Art of Elysium's 2nd annual black-tie charity gala this past Saturday, January 10th, 2009. The occasion served as an event to showcase the multitude of artistic expressions The Art of Elysium shares with hospitalized children on a daily basis. The gala saw actress Eva Mendes receive the "Spirit of Elysium" award for her enthusiastic support and active participation in The Art of Elysium...

The Art of Elysium Gala Honoring Eva Mendes and Jim Sheridan

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Relativity Media, LLC CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh and fashion designer Rosetta Millington Getty hosted The Art of Elysium's 2nd annual black-tie charity gala this past Saturday, January 10th, 2009. The occasion served as an event to showcase the multitude of artistic expressions The Art of Elysium shares with hospitalized children on a daily basis. The gala saw actress Eva Mendes receive the "Spirit of Elysium" award for her enthusiastic support and active participation in The Art of Elysium's hospital ...

The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky (USA) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Written by: Robert Siegel Produced by: Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky Executive produced by: Vincent Maraval, Agnes Mentre, Jennifer Roth Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood   Synopsis:  Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of die...

The Wrestler Festival Film of the year nominee

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Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is a professional wrestler from the 1980s, twenty years past his prime, wrestling on the weekends in independent and semi-pro matches for extra money. He is forced to retire completely after a heart attack threatens to kill him the next time he wrestles. He takes a weekend shift at the deli counter at the grocery store where he already works on weekdays, attempts to form a relationship with an aging stripper (Marisa Tomei) and does his best to reconcile w...

2009 Oscars Countdown and Predictions

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By Maria Esteves - December 7, 2008 The 81st Academy Awards (Oscar) presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2008 nominees will be announced in The Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, January 22, 2009. The 2009 Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA, and televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide by the ABC Television Network, on Sunday, February 22, 2009. This year's Oscar tele...

Aspen announces star studded lineup for Academy screenings

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As the Oscar® race heats up, Aspen Film announces its lineup for the 18th annual Academy Screenings, a two-week extravaganza running from December 21 - January 3 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. Celebrating films that have garnered considerable Oscar® buzz, Academy Screenings offers a sneak peek at top talent from around the world that will have everyone talking this Academy Awards® season.Many of the twenty-two films in this year's Aspen Film Academy Screenings series have already achieved c...

See Mickey Rourke in the Raw in “The Wrestler” Opens Theatrically December 17, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - November 18, 2008 The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF46), presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Closing Night Premiere of THE WRESTLER, directed by Darren Aronofsky was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 8:30 PM. A special Q&A with director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin, actor Mickey Rourke, and actress Marisa Tomei, moderated by NYFF selection committee chairman, Richard Pena, program director, Film Society of Lincoln Cent...

Hollywood Awards Gala will honor...

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The 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, co-chaired by Paul Haggis and presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on October 27, 2008, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Multi-talented actor, director and producer Ben Stiller will be honored with the "Hollywood Comedy of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei with the...

46th New York Film Festival “The Wrestler” Press Conference Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 2, 2008 The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF46), presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, sponsored by Chopard, The New York Times, and Sardegna; standing room only press screening of THE WRESTLER, directed by Darren Aronofsky was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Wednesday, October 1, 10:00 AM. A special press conference immediately followed with director Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Franklin, actor Mickey Rourke, and actress Marisa Tomei, moderate...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

A Festival of Discoveries

  Sunday, September 14-------For the first time in the past few years, the Toronto International Film Festival will be best remembered for its discoveries, rather than the bigger-budget entries that graced the Galas. Many of those films were critical and industry disappointments (including The Burning Plain, The Third Man, Miracle of St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, Pride And Glory, The Duchess and several others). Of course, they delivered the necessary stardust that has now become de rigeu...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Venice International Film Festival line up

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The 65th Venice International Film Festival, organised by the Venice Biennale, will take place at Venice Lido from August 27th to September 6th 2008. The aim of the Festival is to encourage the awareness and the promotion of all the various aspects of international cinema as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. Marco Müller will be the director of this edition, continuing the work he began in 2004. The line-up of the 65th Venice Film Festival includes the follo...

53rd Annual 2008 Village Voice OBIE Awards Ceremony

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By: Maria Esteves - May 28, 2008 The 53rd Annual 2008 Village Voice OBIE Awards ceremony was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, with live simulcast streamed on iClips.Net, Monday, May 19, 8:00 pm - 10:00pm. The 2008 Obies was co-hosted by Broadway performers Bill Camp of CORAM BOY and Elizabeth Marvel of SEASCAPE. 2008 Obies was presented by Chairman, Michael Feingold Obie Committee, producer Eileen Phelan, publicist Gail Parenteau, lighting designer Stephen Wyker, sound de...

The 53rd Annual 2008 Village Voice OBIE Awards Ceremony Photos

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By: Maria Esteves – May 27, 2008 The 53rd Annual 2008 Village Voice OBIE Awards ceremony honoring the best of Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, with live simulcast streamed on iClips.Net, Monday, May 19, 8:00 pm. The 2008 Obies was co-hosted by Broadway performers Bill Camp of CORAM BOY and Elizabeth Marvel of SEASCAPE. Presented by Chairman, Michael Feingold Obie Committee, producer Eileen Phelan, publicist Gail Parenteau,...

Reflections On The Iraq War At Tribeca FF

 Sunday, April 27-----Even in the cloistered environment of a film festival, the sounds of war are never too distant or far from view. At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, a number of films look at the implications of the highly unpopular conflict for which, to coin a term of one of last year's excellent documentaries on the subject, seems to have "no end in sight".In the film BAGHDAD HIGH, from UK directors Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter, four classmates at an embattled high school...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

Annual Gotham Awards Winners Announced

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17th Annual Gotham Awards Winners AnnouncedINTO THE WILD Named Best Feature; SICKO Named Best Documentary; JUNO’s Ellen Page named Breakthrough ActorNew York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2007 -- Kicking off the film awards season, IFP, the nation's largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, tonight announced the winners of the competitive awards at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony. Established in 1991, the Gotham Awards are one of the leading awards for independent films and ...

Gotham Awards Unveil Nominees

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17th Annual Gotham Awards Unveil Nominees for Year's Best Independent FilmsGreat World of Sound, Day Night Day Night, Into the Wild, and Margot at the Wedding lead list of nominees. http://gotham.ifp.orgNew York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2007 -- Kicking off the film awards season, IFP, the nation’s largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, today announced the nominees for the 17th Annual Gotham Awards (http://gotham.ifp.org). The awards will be presented at Steiner Studios in Ne...

New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th

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The 45th New York Film Festival runs through: September 28 – October 14, 2007The 45th New York Film Festival will premiere 28 films when it runs September 28 - October 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sponsored by Sardinia Region Tourism and The New York Times, also features three showcases, three music documentaries and six retrospective films.Opening NightThis year’s festival opens on Friday,...

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