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I am delighted to finally post my long awaited interview of the talented, witty and busy (wow! Check out her credits!) TV and film actress Deborah Theaker. Read our informative and funny UCAP interview below.     ME: Hi Deborah. Thanks for being here. First, can you speak about how you got into acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to do?     DEBORAH: I was always into movies and entertainment since I was kne...

Kevin McCarthy To Be Honored At FLIFF

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  For a classically trained actor, it has probably been a source of much amusement to him that he is best remembered for his role in a low budget sci-fi film that has since become a classic. As the lead in the 1950s film THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Kevin McCarthy played a doctor who becomes alarmed when he discovers that the people in his small town have been transformed.....into aliens. The fact that the film, produced at the height of the McCarthy period, was a deep allegory...

Tribute To Actor Michael Madsen

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 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor  In its 25 year history, FESTROIA has welcomed such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Jane Russell, Ben Gazarra and Mickey Rooney. This year, career achievement honors go to American actor Michael Madsen, who will be in Portugal to receive his prize. He is also being represented on the big screen in two films: STRENGTH AND HONOUR by debut Irish director Mark Mahon, where he gives a s...

Festroia Tribute to Actor Michael Madsen

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In its 25 year history, FESTROIA has welcomed such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Jane Russell, Ben Gazarra and Mickey Rooney. This year, career achievement honors go to American actor Michael Madsen, who will be in Portugal to receive his prize. He is also being represented on the big screen in two films: STRENGTH AND HONOUR by debut Irish director Mark Mahon, where he gives a superlative performance as a washed-up boxer who must en...

Gasparilla Film Fest to honor Terry Moore legendary actress

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Tampa Bay's largest international film festival announced today that screen legend Terry Moore will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented on opening night, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the historic Tampa Theatre. The award will be presented prior to the festival's opening film, Nothing But the Truth, starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett and Alan Alda.The general movie-going public took notice of Terry Moore in 1949 when she starred alongside Ben Joh...

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 289 FILMS FOR 12TH ANNUAL EVENT

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard Jenkins (PROVIDENCE, RI • July 21, 2008)--- With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-da...

NEWSLETTER N° 360: April 17, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com   Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab in partnership with Telefilm Canada and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promis...

Screen Images To Present 3D Demonstration

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Today at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, filmmakers and industry representatives will be among the first in the world to preview an amazing new technology: 3D TV and displays that do not require any special glasses. CEO/Visionary/inventor Fernando Delmau of XES (Xtreme Electronics Systems) along with Sean McKee, CEO of distributor Screen Time Images will be on hand at the Delray Beach Marriot to introduce what's next after the HD revolution.To be shown will be numerous examples, incl...

Screen Time Images To Present 3D Demonstration

 Tuesday, April 15--------Today at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, filmmakers and industry representatives will be among the first in the world to preview an amazing new technology: 3D TV and displays that do not require any special glasses. CEO/Visionary/inventor Fernando Delmau of XES (Xtreme Electronics Systems) along with Sean McKee, CEO of distributor Screen Time Images will be on hand at the Delray Beach Marriot to introduce what's next after the HD revolution.To be shown w...

Palm Beach Tribute: Mickey Rooney

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Tonight, the Palm Beach International Film Festival holds its most glamourous event, the annual Grand Gala at the Boca Raton Country Club. This year, the Festival is honoring the likes of acting legend Mickey Rooney, Oscar winner Louis Gosset Jr., hot director Jason Reitman, actress Cheryl Hines and up-and-coming actor Josh Hutcherson. In a series of articles over the next few days, I will offer a bio and filmography of the honorees and why their careers have been dubbed worthy of recognition. ...

World Premieres Get First Look At Palm Beach

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One of the rarest things to find at a medium-sized film festival are films that have never been seen at another festival venue. World Premieres are a highly prized status that most festivals attempt to attract, but with the exception of the largest, rarely succeed in attracting.So, it was with a mix of curiosity and excitement that I noticed that at this year's Palm Beach International Film Festival, there are a number of films making their world debuts at the event. The decision to showcase one...

Palm Beach Tribute: Mickey Rooney

 Saturday, April 12--------Tonight, the Palm Beach International Film Festival holds its most glamourous event, the annual Grand Gala at the Boca Raton Country Club. This year, the Festival is honoring the likes of acting legend Mickey Rooney, Oscar winner Louis Gosset Jr., hot director Jason Reitman, actress Cheryl Hines and up-and-coming actor Josh Hutcherson. In a series of articles over the next few days, I will offer a bio and filmography of the honorees and why their careers have been dub...

World Premieres Get First Look At Palm Beach

 Saturday, April 12-------One of the rarest things to find at a medium-sized film festival are films that have never been seen at another festival venue. World Premieres are a highly prized status that most festivals attempt to attract, but with the exception of the largest, rarely succeed in attracting.So, it was with a mix of curiosity and excitement that I noticed that at this year's Palm Beach International Film Festival, there are a number of films making their world debuts at the event. ...

Palm Beach Fest Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran actor and Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Louis Gossett, Jr.

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The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) is pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran actor and Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Louis Gossett, Jr., in celebration of his multi-faceted career.  Gossett will join some of the great talents in the industry, as well as community leaders on Saturday, April 12, at the Black Tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.  Back by popular demand, Tristan Rogers (“General Hospital”) will ser...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

Louis Gossett, Jr tribute at Palm Beach International Film Festival

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The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) is pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran actor and Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Louis Gossett, Jr., in celebration of his multi-faceted career. Gossett will join some of the great talents in the industry, as well as community leaders on Saturday, April 12, at the Black Tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Back by popular demand, Tristan Rogers (“General Hospital”) will serve a...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Palm Beach Fest reveals line up

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The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced the film line-up for the 8-day event, which runs April 10-17, 2008. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that 141 films will screen at this year’s event, including features, documentaries, shorts and student shorts from the U.S. and around the world. The 2008 Festival will introduce 12 World Premieres and 10 U.S. Premieres.This year’s festival will play host to an ample amount of international filmmakers, produc...

Tom Cruise to be a Presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Tom Cruise to be a Presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® TNT and TBS’s Live Simulcast of the SAG Awards™ airs Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET/PT Los Angeles, California – Three-time SAG Awards™ nominee Tom Cruise will make his first appearance as a SAG Awards presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.TNT and TBS will simulcast the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® live from the Los Angel...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actor

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Winners and nominees Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.1920s1928 Emil Jannings - The Last Command as "Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander" and The Way of All Flesh as "August Sc...

Films and Events at Tahoe Reno

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Tahoe Reno International Film FestivalAugust 24-28, 2005Line up 1309 (USA, 2005, 15 min) [Short] - Eye on Discovery 39 Pounds of Love (Israel, USA, 2005, 70 min) Reel Point of View AdCorp, Inc. (2005, 12 min) [Short] - Eye on Discovery Aimee Price (USA, 2005, 39 min) [Short] - Eye on Discovery America 101 (USA, 2004, 86 min) Eye on Discovery Ami's New Animation (2005, 6 min) [Short] - Reel Point of View Anna and the Soldier (Germany, Italy, 2004, 10 min) [Short] - Global ...

2nd Pride International Film Fest awards Liz Taylor

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The 2nd annual Pride International Film Festival has just announced its “Lifetime Achievement and Distinction” Honoree this year. This special award, which was given to Hollywood actor and British thespian Sir Ian Mckellen in 2004, will be presented to Hollywood icon & Academy Awardee, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.Pride International Film Festival had developed one of the most important exhibition of GLBT works with its pioneering advocacy in the country towards the education of HIV/AIDS awareness, ...

Backlot Film Festival kicks off: oldies but goodies

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BACKLOT FILM FESTIVALTHE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN MOVIESA TRIBUTE TO THE CLASSIC FILMS OF 1939 SHOWN IN 35 MILLIMETER DECEMBER 16TH THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH AWARDS BANQUET, DECEMBER 15th HONORING DANIEL M. SELZNICK. WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGEThe Backlot Film Festival is pleased to announce The Golden Age of American Movies, a tribute to the classic films of 1939, honoring 65 years of extraordinary achievement in film. Some of the blockbusters, shown in 35-millimeter format, include GONE WITH THE WIND, ...

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