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Jeremy Daniel Davis: New Sure Bet

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A down to earth mans-man, actor Jeremy Daniel Davis is what leading men are made of. With a steely gaze, charming smile and all the charisma packed into his athletic frame that you can stand-he is a directors dream.Not only does he refurbish his own race cars, sings in his dad’s band, but likes to see chick flicks. Really. His healthy sense of humor and gusto for life have landed him in a string of big international films.When you first meet Jeremy Daniel Davis, the first thing you notice is h...

Water Injected Cars

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Director: Nino De Santis & Nickolas Klein.
30 year Biography of Crusader for Water and Alcohol Injection for Cars.

FOREIGN AWARD 2009 TO “QUANTUM OF SOLACE”

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The Ischia Film Festival and the APE award MarcForster’s film[Ischia,July 19th 2009] The Ischia Film Festival awards “007 Quantum of Solace”,directed by Marc Forster and the 22nd chapter of the film saga dedicatedto James Bond’s adventures .TheForeign Award 2009 is assigned every year to the international movieproductions that selected Italy as the location for their shooting . Since thisyear it will be assigned with the APE – Executive Producers Association – thatembraced its philos...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan's Kites , are stunned by Hrithik's resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It's been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another t...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan’s Kites , are stunned by Hrithik’s resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It’s been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another thi...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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The Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director;  DP BARRY BRAVERMAN,  DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. ...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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Academy Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director; DP BARRY BRAVERMAN, DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. Their purp...

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

Lucania Film Festival

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For those of you unfamiliar with this very beautiful area of Southern Italy, it was here that Mel Gibson chose to shoot his film "The Passion".

Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman

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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 their craft honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards. Composer Danny Elfman will be given the "Hollywood Composer of the Year Award," Cinematographer Mandy Walker, A.C.S., will receive the "Hollywood Cinematographer of the Year Award," editors Daniel P. Hanley, A.C.E., and Mike Hill, A.C.E., will be honored with the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," product...

Director Mark Rydell Is Montreal FF Jury President

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal FF Dailies Editor Wednesday, August 20-------Mark Rydell, an Academy Award-nominated director, a classically trained actor, and an accomplished jazz pianist, will serve as the President of the Jury at the Montreal World Film Festival, which kicks off a twelve day marathon of international cinema this coming Thursday.Throughout his multi-hyphenated career, Rydell's films have received twenty-six Oscar nominations. Born in the Bronx, he studied jazz at the Jui...

45th Karlovy Vary IFF - Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowledge of Cze...

Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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45th Karlovy Vary IFF Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowl...

Ed Limato will be honored at Ischia

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 Ed Limato, the legendary agent of many Hollywood stars (representing the likes of Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Michael Biehn, Thomas Jane, Derek Luke, Sam Neill, and Adrian Lyne) will receive – on Friday July 18Th, at Villa La Colombaia at Forio d’Ischia (the former home of Luchino Visconti) – the Art Legend Award, a special prize for a career rich of artistic achievements.Former co-chairman of the ICM Talent, and current member of the William Morris’s Boa...

The Ischia Film Festival awards Ron Howard on the set of “Angeli e Demoni”

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The Ischia Film Festival 6th edition – 23rd|29th JUNEIn the striking landscape of the Reggia of Caserta, location set of the last Ron Howard’s film “Angels & Devils”, the director of the Ischia Film Festival, Michelangelo Messina will give the Foreign Award 2008 to the film maker. Ron Howard choosed the italian set for some of the shooting of his last film.The Foreign Award is the only award in the world to be given to a film during his shooting.Past editions winners of the Foreign award...

Ischia awards to “Angels and Demons” by Director Ron Howard

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FOREIGN AWARD 2008 to “Angels and Demons” by Director Ron Howard"Angels and Demons," Sony Entertainment’s latest thriller directed by American, RonHoward and based upon the Dan Brown novel of the same title, is sure to excite viewers and fuel controversy as did its predecessor, “The Da Vinci Code.” With Italy as the film’s backdrop, American actor Tom Hanks reprises the role of Harvard Professor and hero, Robert Langdon.In “Angels and Demons,” Langdon takes on the secret sect of ...

Stars lining up at Ischia

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Ed Limato, the legendary agent of many Hollywood stars (representing the likes of Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Michael Biehn, Thomas Jane, Derek Luke, Sam Neill, and Adrian Lyne) will receive – on Friday July 18Th – the Ischia Art Legend Award, a special prize for a career rich of artistic achievements.Former co-chairman of the ICM Talent, and current member of the William Morris’s Board, Ed Limato is one of the ultimate legends of Hollywood who continues to b...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

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When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Novis, a photographe...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

 Saturday, March 2---------When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane El...

Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki

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Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki November 23, 2007 The steady stream of Hollywood personalities continues with the arrival of Danny Glover on the Macedonian Littoral. The sixty-one year old Afro-American actor has appeared in over ninety films since his debut in 1979 as one of many background jailbirds in Don Siegel's "Escape From Alcatraz", which was a Clint Eastwood vehicle of the era. In the mid eighties he was a regular on the popular TV series "Hill Street Blues" a...

Heath Ledger Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose

 Tuesday, January 22--------In an ironic twist of fate, on the same day that the Academy Award nominations were announced, 2005 Oscar nominee Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York loft in the Soho district of New York City. An official autopsy will be done tomorrow, but news has leaked out that the naked body of the actor was found next to a cache of sleeping pills and other drugs. The Australian actor, only 28 years old, was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the Ang Lee fil...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Ben Affleck directorila breakthrough saluted at Hollywood Awards

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, will take place on October 22, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Oscar(r)-winner Ben Affleck will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year Award," and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will receive the "Hollywood Producers of the Year Award."The "Hollywood Awards" wi...

El Violin opening film of the LACMA Latin Cinema Review

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The opening film of the Latin Cinema Review ongoing currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was "El Violin", a sensational first feature shot in stark Black and White by Mexican director, Francisco Vargas. The story deals with a peasant uprising somewhere in an unamed Latin country (but obviously Mexico) at an unspecified time (but it could be the present or the recent past), which is brutally supressed by the "federales", which is the terrm used in Mexico for the regular arm...

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