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100 000$ raised in 24 hours for short film 'Tango Underpants'

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    Cottesloe Films, in partnership with Impian Films, just announced that its upcoming short film Tango Underpants has raised an impressive $25,000 in 24 hours through its Pozible crowd funding campaign.   As a result, the film also qualified to have its funding quadrupled under ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 Crowdfunding Initiative, bringing the total to more than $100,000.   Tango Underpants is a playful and engrossing film, written by renowned screenwriter John Collee (H...

Oldenburg Film Festival honors Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective

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Oldenburg Film Festival honors Award Winning Director and Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective “I’d rather work on a good movie than a good-looking movie. I think if someone said ‘that was a good-looking movie’ I’d feel like I’d failed to do my job because they became conscious of it.” Phedan Papamichael   God Bless America This personal credo of one of modern cinemas greatest cinematographers resonates throughout his increasingly extraordinar...

Shriekfest Founder/Director Nabs Role in Mel Gibson Film, “Get the Gringo”

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  Denise Gossett      It’s obvious to anyone who has tried—breaking into show business takes a lot of work. And no one knows this better than actor Denise Gossett, founder and director of the Shriekfest Film Festival, the longest-running Los Angeles-based festival dedicated to all things horror and sci-fi. But it seems that Ms. Gossett is starting to see her efforts really pay off. This May, she will be featured in the new Mel Gibson motion picture, “Get the Gring...

Oscar for Best Director in the past

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DIRECTOR**************** ****************************************************** 2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist (2011) 2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (2009) 2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2008 Joel Coen & Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed (2006) 2006 Ang Lee ...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments...

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  APOCALYPTO While bringing in the New Year in Mayan Mexico, how can I not think of this extraordinary film APOCALYPTO (2006) by Mel Gibson that gives cinematic verisimilitude a new meaning… Not only are they speaking ancient Yucatan Mayan!... but seriously, this film takes us hundreds of years back to pre-Columbian Meso-America. Gibson creates true cinema remarkably achieved, transporting us to this ancient world and its collective myth psychology. In this arresting scene, ...

Fantastic Fest announces the short film lineup

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Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format. Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2011: ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT (2011) U.S. Premiere Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes A naked, terribly bruised man is runn...

Concordia University Shakespeare Centre Recognizes Hollywood Filmmaker Roland Emmerich with Arts Award

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I had the privilege to work with Roland Emmerich on the release of ID4 (when I was running UGC Fox distribution in France) I am glad to share the news: he will headline Concordia University's Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre's Fall Conference Sept. 6-9 in Portland, Ore. Emmerich's new film, Anonymous, speculates on a centuries-old question – did William Shakespeare really write the works attributed to him? – and offers one possible answer. At the conference, Emmerich will ...

Fantastic Fest announces first wave of programming

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The seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, will be happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. This batch of 20 films spans the globe from Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and of course the USA. We're debuting digital restorations of Italian horror classics and a stunning 3D epic with more objects flying in your face than Michael Bay and James Cameron combined. With favorite Fantastic Fest veterans returning with new projects and a new slate of debut directors, 2011 is ...

NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 952 film professionals. Dail...

Foster thinks Cannes film can be 'therapeutic' for Gibson

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by Deborah Cole (On Twitter: @doberah http://twitter.com/#!/doberah)CANNES, FranceJodie Foster drew cheers at Cannes on Tuesday for her latest film "The Beaver" and said she thought the experience of making it could be "therapeutic" for her troubled star Mel Gibson.   The small-budget drama, directed by Foster and featuring Gibson as a depressed toy company executive who turns to a beaver hand puppet to help him get his life back on track, had a shaky opening at US cinemas ...

The press conference for The BEAVER

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*The Beaver* is a film about how a millionaire who's suffering from depression tries to get better with the help of a "talking" beaver. The film stars Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. At the press conference, the actress/director of the movie Jodie Foster, writer kyle killen, and producer Keith Redmon were present. Since Jodie Foster can speak fluent French, she was kind enough to do the press conference in both French and English. She talked about the inspiration of the movie, the makin...

Jodie Foster at *The Beaver* Press Conference

Jodie Foster at the Press Conference for *The Beaver* on May 17 before the Red Carpet premier.Unfortunately, the actor Mel Gibson was not able to make it to the press conference, but he managed to appear with Jodie Foster on the red carpet for the screening. ~Nick Chow 

Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster Earn Standing Ovation at 'The Beaver' International Premiere (Cannes 2011)

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Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images CANNES -- Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson walked the red carpet together at Cannes' international premiere of The Beaver Tuesday night. They entered the Palais' Lumiere Theatre walking hand-in-hand. During the screening they sat next to Summit's Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. And as the lights came up at the end of the film, they were rewarded with a ten-minute standing ovation. A few people around Foster even had tears in their eyes at th...

The Tourist and Mad Max Screening and Q&A Session (29-04-2011-30-04-2011).

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 I was pleased to be invited to two screening-cum-Q&A sessionsorganised by the Australian Cinematographers Society over the course of two days in Adelaide.  Million thanks to Lawrence Horsburgh, Key Account Manager for Kodak (Australasia) for sending through the invitation, really appreciate that, ! The first screening was - The Tourist - followed by an interview session with Oscar winning cinematographer John Seale, and the second session was on the 1979 classic - Mad Max - and an i...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films in Udine

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Three truly explosive titles for the much awaited Opening Night of the Far East Film Festival in Udine! On Friday 29th April at 20:00, the 13th edition will be launched with the European Premiere of Welcome to Shama Town, with the already "cult" 33 minute horror Night Fishing and, saving the best for last, with the International Premiere of a surprise film, which will have its debut in the Extreme Orient on 28th April! Let's take a closer look at this opening triplet ... ...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

I am a Mel Gibson fan

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  I've been a fan of Mel Gibson longer than I care to remember and was   saddened by his dalliance and love child with a Russian woman who had had a child earlier with former Bond, Timothy Dalton.  Had Mel gone off his head? Mel, the action star, the practical joker on the sets, who had a large brood from his happy marriage to the same woman - his childhood sweetheart- for decades. A rarity in Hollywood, OK, make that showbiz.   I'm sorry Mel knocked up the wo...

SXSW To Premiere Mel Gibson Film

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  Mel Gibson may be slightly persona non grata in Hollywood, but Austin, Texas is rolling out the red carpet for him come March. Gibson's newest film, THE BEAVER, in which he co-stars with the film's director Jodie Foster, will receive its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in mid March prior to its theatrical release later that month by producer/distributor Summit Entertainment. In the drama, Ms. Foster's third film as a director, Gibson stars as a depres...

Riding The Weir Wave

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  You cannot talk about world cinema of the 1970s and 1980s without mentioning (and lionizing) the name of Peter Weir. A key innovator of the Australian New Wave of those decades, and one of the few who made major successes in both his native land and in the wilds of Hollywood, Peter Weir is being celebrated this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a showcasing of some of his most important works and a preview screening of his latest film. From the outback of his n...

Dawn of Darkness

Director: Maks Naporowski.
An ancient evil once threatened the lands of Aronmar, engulfing the world in darkness and nearly destroying all life. In a last effort to save their realm a group of warriors banded together to fight the Darkness. They were said to have found the source of magic, a mystical "Light" that flows through the veins of the land and gives life to all. These warriors became the powerful order known as the "Aegis of Light" and with the powers granted by the Light they were able to stop the Darkness from spreading. Peace and harmony returned to the lands and with time, like all things, the memories of the Darkness withered away. With no signs of danger or of the Aegis warriors, the stories became myths, myths became legends and the Ancient Evil was forgotten. A thousand years have now passed and the Evil has returned, spreading and destroying everything in its path. The lands of Aronmar are once again being consumed by Darkness. Two powerful warriors arrive to witness the destruction of an Elven village. Kara, an Elven warrior, who a thousand years ago used to call this burning town her home, along with a human Paladin knight, Dryden. The two may very well be the last of the powerful order of the "Aegis of Light". Can they stop this ancient evil and it’s minions as they did once before? Can the Aegis save Aronmar or will the Ancient Evil consume all on this Dawn of Darkness ...

Julia Roberts - Donostia Award received in San Sebastian

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Julia Roberts received in San Sebastian Donostia Award. Accompanied by Javier Bardem co-star in EAT,PREY,LOVE. Julia Roberts has participated in some of the most successful films of the last 20 years, working with top directors and becoming one of the most admired actresses in world cinema.   Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna (Georgia) on 28 October 1967. Her unstoppable career in the movie world started in 1987 with J. Christian Ingvordsen’s Firehouse, and she already made p...

Is Oliver Stone An Anti-Semite?

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  Is Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone an anti-semite? This question has swamped the blogosphere in the past few days after the director gave a controversial interview to the Sunday Times of London. The director of such celebrated films as PLATOON, WALL STREET, JFK and NIXON, whose most recent documentary SOUTH OF THE BORDER is a controversial look at the left-leaning politics in current favor in South America, has not exactly been known for his discretion. He is a social and political...

The 2010 British Urban Film Festival - June Blog

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This time 5 years ago, Noel Clarke was playing Billie Piper’s screen boyfriend in Doctor Who. Since then, our man Noel not only starred in ‘Kidulthood’ (recently screened again on BBC3), he went onto write and direct its’ sequel, ‘Adulthood’ – collecting a Bafta along the way. He has since starred in ‘Heartless’ and ‘Centurion’. He also starred in ‘Doghouse’ with Stephen Graham, Danny Dyer and Terry Stone, and has just released ‘4,3,2,1’ – considered by some to ...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

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   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com) launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...
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