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Spike Lee winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre 2012 award in Venice

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American filmmaker Spike Lee is the winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2012 award of the Venice International Film Festival   The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre announce that the great American director, screenwriter, actor and producer Spike Lee has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2012 award of the Venice International Film Festival, dedicated a personality who has brought great innovation to contemporary cinema.   The Direc...

Talented Cinematographer to Discuss Creativity, Story and Back-to-Back Oscar Noms

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Createasphere's Spring Entertainment Technology Expo - the top gathering of entertainment and media professionals, technical innovators, and content experts on the West Coast showcasing emerging media trends in production, post, animation, VFX, advertising, and streaming content - announced renowned cinematographer and Oscar nominee Jeff Cronenweth, ASC as the keynote, Visions of Oscar: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, How Collaboration and Talent Gets The Story Told. The keynote will take place on March...

Taika Waititi ('BOY', 2010) will attend the 2012 Berlinale with 'JOJO RABBIT' (2012)

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  Taika Waititi will attend the 2012 Berlinale with his new film project (currently in development) JOJO RABBIT (2012). Taika is an actor/writer/director from the Raukorekore region of east coast New Zealand and of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent. Two years ago his film BOY (2010) held its North American premier at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film BOY, above and beyond, is everything a superb film can aspire to be. It is by far one of the greatest film achievements I have seen ...

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: THE BEGINNING

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 by Robert BarryThe competition was stiff. Amongst the other nominees were Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rockit’, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, the Tobe Hooper-directed clip for Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’, and the epic $500,000 mini-movie of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. But the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year went to the number 7 hit, ‘You Might Think’ from Bostonian new-wavers, The Cars.Opening in a computer-generated apartment with...

John Landis expected at 2012 Victoria Film Festival

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Acclaimed Filmmaker John Landis confirmed as a guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival.Victoria Film Festival Presents:John Landis in the House with Richard Crouse.Saturday, February 4 • 7:00 PM • Vic TheatreCelebrated filmmaker John Landis has been confirmed as a special guest for the 2012 Victoria Film Festival, where he will be joined by film critic Richard Crouse for an exclusive discussion during a special event and screening.Landis is best known for his comedies, including National L...

Event Cancellation Insurance - Who Needs It?

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Event Cancellation Insurance is purchased for one off events as a protection against loss of revenue or extra expenses that result from uncontrollable circumstances such as unforeseen weather conditions, power failure, terrorism, cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of an event. You can obtain a quote by completing an online Event Cancellation Questionnaire.  This type of insurance can also cover public liability, such as a serious injury to one...

The alternative birth of the Music Video

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By Robert Barry In April 2005, less than a year before shooting their own debut film Electroma, the French electronic group Daft Punk directed themselves in a video for the song 'Robot Rock', from their third album, Human After All. The video finds Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in black leather and robot masks performing on a dark, neon-lit stage resembling somewhat the sets for the BBC's flagship pop music show Top of the Pops in the late eighties. Surrounding the stage, a p...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE unveils robust list of honorees

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  The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE will recognize an esteemed group of cinematographers, directors and actors at this year's festival which takes place November 26th - December 3rd at its new home in Bydgoszcz, Poland.   With yet another robust list of honorees, PLUS CAMERIMAGE upholds its proud and unique position as the most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography, and in recent years, expanded its breadth of h...

12 Counts Of Deception

Bcut Productions presents New Film With MJ Footage!! Not only does 12 counts of deception deliver, it also includes footage from Michael Jackson in one of the questions. Bcut Productions presents a new film based on the end of the world prophecies and real life video footage from MJ.12 C.O.D begins with twelve powerful questions that are answered by five strangers from all different aspects of life. The answers

Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing Show & Conference

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By Maria Esteves – September 21, 2011   The Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing (HPC) Show & Conference was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, Monday, September 19, 2011. Presented by Flagg Management, Inc., High Performance Computing Financial Markets annually showcase the latest technological innovations for financial firms in Wall Street and the global market to accelerate trades (ultra fast processors, low latency, network systems, Cloud Computing, Virtualiza...

Kiwis Launch Film Festival in London

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The first of the month saw another first for the  Barbican Arts Centre, nestling in the City of London, as it hosted the first New Zealand Film Festival in its capacious Cinema 1 (from 1-3 July, 2011). Timed to coincide with the City of London's arts festival which takes Oceania as its focus for a continuing season of recitals,lectures and large-scale concerts in a number of historic venues, the opening night was spectacularly successful with a memorable pre-film reception in the Barbican's ...

The New Zealand Film Festival

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The New Zealand Film Festival – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 Julybarbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527This year, as part of the City of London Festival (1), Barbican Film presents from 1 to 3 July, the New Zealand Film Festival, a showcase of the latest films from New Zealand, along with the best recent releases and shorts. On Friday 1 July, Academy Award-nominated director Taika Waititi opens the festival with his latest crowd-pleaser Boy, which has broken box office records at home. Waititi...

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Dance routine to Michael Jackson's 'You Wanna Be Startin' Something' at the Opening AIFF Part 2!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Aruba Opening Day!

Dance routine to Michael Jackson's 'You Wanna Be Startin' Something' at the Opening AIFF Part 2!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Sidney Lumet: One Of The Greats

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  We lost one of the greats this past week. Sidney Lumet, a national treasure and the quintessential New York filmmaker (sorry, Woody Allen) died last week at the age of 86. In a career that spanned over 50 years in both live television and the big screen, Lumet was nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times and has left an indelible filmography of titles that are distinguished by their social relevancy and strong caliber of acting. Lumet’s most famous films were shot in and were ...

NEWSLETTER N° 485: November 19, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 485: November 19, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

Music Videos Competition at Plus Camerimage 2010

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It is our great pleasure to announce the list of music videos selected for the Music Videos Competition of 18th PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The partners of the Music Videos Competition are: This section of the Festival has become an inseparable and highly anticipated part of PLUS CAMERIMAGE. Similarly to last year a large group of professionals working in the field of music videos watched and judged the submi...

The 2010 British Urban Film Festival - July Blog

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If it feels like the frequency of buff blogs are being stepped up, the signs are that the festival is getting nearer. This year’s event marks the 5th annual gathering of filmmakers, the media and the general public to the British Urban Film Festival, now widely accepted as the first stop for urban films. As the late Michael Jackson quotes in one of his songs ‘it don’t matter if you’re black or white’, the festival acts as a tool to highlight, to showcase and to champion the growth of...

Burt Reynolds To Be Honored Tonight At Palm Beach Film Festival

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  For its distinguished honorees this year, the 15th edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival pays tribute to a local legend and a star on the rise. This evening at the recently-opened swanky The Omphoy Ocean Resort (www.omphoy.com), the Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to  local Florida legend, actor/director/producer Burt Reynolds.  The Festival's Horizon Award will be given to actor Quinton Aaron, who recently starred opposite Oscar winner Sandra ...

Medium Rare

Director: Paul Madden.
On the dark side of Hollywood, B-Movie maven Harry Costas (Burt Young) is forced to protect the screen legacy of his wife Helga (Lainie Kazan) when a low-life upstart producer threatens to ruin her image. Harry's goons (Alex Winter + Brad Dourif) intend to screw-up the production, but instead they skewer the stars, which brings in some bungling cops (Al Ruscio and the late Dr. Timothy Leary).

The 2010 February Buff blogcast

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The shortest month of the year is far from short on the movies front as news emerges with regards to the recent BAFTA nominations. Ahead of the big buff bash on Sunday February 21, the marmite film Avatar – so called because you either love it or you hate it – has been nominated for 8 awards including best film and best director. And having picked up the big one at the recent Golden Globes, Avatar looks set to sweep up much in the same way that Slumdog Millionaire did 12 months ago. Precious...

THE COLLEGIUM Forum & Television Program, Presenting Gary Wiggins

A COMPLEXION CHANGE International, Intercultural Diplomacy Fountainhead Tanz Theatre presents THE COLLEGIUM Forum & Television Program, Berlin Germany. A Tribute to Michael Jackson presenting Detroit Gary Wiggins &  Distinguished Musicians

A COMPLEXION CHANGE - International & Intercultural Diplomacy

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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE e LETTER, Berlin/Germany November 2009 www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com ******************************************************* CALL FOR ENTRIES http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC10/bic_10.htm XXV. Black Internatio...

DE-JA-VU FOR FILM BUFFS AS BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS

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For immediate release:  After the success of last year’s event, organisers of the 2009 British Urban Film Festival (BUFF for short) are to once again offer free tickets to the public in what’s been dubbed ‘credit crunch cinema’, part of its’ strategy to capitalise on the growing interest in urban independent film and making it accessible to the public at large. Launched last December when the credit crunch began to hit people financially, over 400 people took advantage of free tic...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

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