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Russian Film Festival, in Bangkok It seems to be an epidemic of Film Festivals , in Bangkok, this year ! The first-ever Indian Festival’s gone, and now, it’s the first-ever Russian Film festival. Soon, there will be the World Film Festival of Bangkok (16 Nov - 25 Nov). The Russians are celebrating their 150th Anniversary of relations with Thailand ,and what better way to celebrate, than through Cinema? The ‘ Russian W...

The Berlinale Partners and Their Broad Commitment

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  "Besides the loyal support of Minister of State and Commissioner for Culture and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the financial assistance that the Festival receives from its partners is indispensable. Our partners' passionate and professional engagement also contributes invaluably to the Festival's success. Our contract with ZDF has been extended until 2013. We are especially pleased that for the first time Moët & Chandon will be the Berlinale's official champagne supplier," ...

Who's hot, IMDB users tell us about their favorite actresses...

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Top STARmeter Actresses from IMDB STARmeter rankings provide a snapshot of who's popular based on the searches of millions of IMDb users. Updated weekly, these rankings also graph the popularity of people over time and determine which events affect public awareness. Rooney Mara Kate Beckinsale Emma Stone Jennifer Lawrence Rachel McAdams Jessica Chastain Zooey Deschanel Amanda Seyfried Elizabeth Banks Gina Carano Katherine Heigl Shailene Woodley Olivia Wilde Sarah J...

Looking back on Tokyo fest 2011, year of the quake

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    LOOKING BACK ON TOKYO INTL FILM FESTIVAL, 2011 ~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~    by Alex Deleon Not to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main towe...

A look back on Tokyo fest 2011

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~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~by Alex DeleonNot to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main tower housing the festival offices was a green collection booth where passers by w...

Japanese Prime Minister Opens 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO -   The rain stopped just in time for the celebrities to walk the green carpet, laid out for the opening of the 24th Tokyo International FilmFestival (October 22-30th) on Saturday. TIFF chairman Tom Yoda welcomed guests, including Jackie Chan, whose 100th film“1911” kicked off events as the special opening film. Highlights of the night included the cast of the “Fukushima Hula Girls,” participating as part of the national caravan for the recons...

All there is to DISCOVER!

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Innovative directorial visions, forerunning scripts, unconventional ways of presenting reality and all-stars cast. In the DISCOVERIES section we will present the newest projects of widely known filmmakers as well as the unknown beginners in the cinema industry. We discover the titles of directors from France, US, UK and Chile.   “Stone”, dir.John Curran     The majority of the films in the section has been awarded and appreciated at film...

OFF PLUS CAMERA 2011 – the first titles revealed!

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The programming novelties for this year's festival are: “Filming Women”, and a special section presenting new Irish, German and Asian cinema. Other sections include as usual the main competition “Making Way” (with $100k award), “Discoveries”, “From the Gut” and “Catching Up”.In the section “FILMING WOMEN”, we will present “On Tour” (“Tournée”) directed by a popular French actor Mathieu Amalric. The film got excellent reviews and was awarded with Palme d'Or for di...

61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama

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61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama After visiting Asia, North and South America as well as many European countries to view and select films, 24 works - that is just under half of the 50 films to be presented in the Panorama section - are now certain. They provide lively insight into the creations of world cinema during the so-called post-crisis era. What's more, they reveal that documentary film continues to be strong in 2011: documentaries again make up about a third of the pro...

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Coverage

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By Maria EstevesDay 8 of New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Shows commenced Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the spectacular Lincoln Center. The last day shows included ISAAC MIZRAHI, and ARGENTINE DESIGNERS. This year’s fashion designer Carolina Herrera received the title Mercedes-Benz Presents, the official 2011Mercedes-Benz vehicle on display was the MY 11 E550 Cabriolet in Mauritius Blue with Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Milla Jovovich. The highly fashionable V...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

Deborah Theaker, Gerald and 'the Unflappable'!

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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...

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Collections

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By Maria Esteves - September 3, 2010   New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Collections (MBFW/SS2011) presented by IMG Fashion, providing the latest fashion trends commence September 9-16, 2010, at Lincoln Center. This year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will present designers Nicholas K, Project Runway, Richard Chai, Ruffian, Christian Siriano, Bensoni, Farah Angsana, VERRIER, Concept Korea, Richie Rich, Guli Collections, Tadashi Shoji, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Duckie Brown...

Three Musketeers in 3D

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U.S. Distribution rights to Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers" in 3D, was scooped up by Summit Entertainment, who will also be selling the project worldwide in Cannes. According to "The Hollywood Reporter: The Cannes Daily," the Musketeers: Porthos, Aramis and Athos are set to be played by Ray Stevenson ("The Book of Eli"), Luke Evans ("Clash of the Titans"), and Matthew Macfadyen ("Robin Hood"). Other casted stars include Christoph Wa...

Rock'n'roll... Of Corse!

Director: Lionel Guedj & Stephane Bebert.
Some people’s fates deserved t be known by everyone. Henry Padovani, this Young 24-year old corsican, who arrivedin London in December 1976, is one of them. Actor and witness of a period when the alternative and revolutionary trend, the punk movement, arose, this self-taught guitar player went through the 80’s like a météorite falling from nowhere. From The Police he founded with Stewart Copeland in January 77, until his réunion on stage thirty yearslater in front of 80,000 people, from The Clash to the Sex Pistols, from The Who to The Pretenders, from REM he signedup to Zucchero whom he manages, with everyone, Henry shared a little bit of their music and a lot of their lives. Going back to his London memories, camera in hand, a move guided by a series of improvised sequences, of interviews of some of thèse rock n roll heroes, and of those who were there, more anonymous but just as important, the story of an extraordinary man told in this film, faitfull to his drive for freedom and spontaneity. A man for whom Rock n Roll has always been synonymous of friendship and solidarity. A man who dedicated and keeps on dedicating his life to music, and Rock’n’roll…Of Corse !

"A Perfect Getaway" offers a perfect ($100,000)promo trip to Hawai

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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 ...

Paul Verhoeven, has won Capri Cult Award

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Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, one of the most controversial filmmakers on the international cinema scene, has won the “Capri Cult Award 2007 by Fiuggi”, a special prize for “the high quality of his films”, which will be presented to him by his colleague Lina Wertmuller during the “12th Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival 2007” scheduled to start on 27 December on the “Blue Island”.The announcement was made by Ms. Wertmuller herself on the occasion of the confere...

Annual Russian Film Week in New York

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The 6th Annual Russian Film Week in New York Gears Up For a Week of Premieres and PartiesWe are gearing up for an exciting week of Russian films and parties, October 13-19, 2006. The carefully selected films were all made in 2006 and will showcase the work of the hottest and most influential filmmakers in Russia. Don't miss this exciting week-long cultural event in New York City.New York, NY (PRWEB) October 8, 2006 -- The 6th Annual Russian Film Week in New York proudly announces its return to M...

German shocker raises press and viewer hackles n Berlin

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On the eve of Valentine's day -- the day traditionally dedicated to pure and innocent love -- a new German film dedicated to the unadulterated portrayal of violent, sadistic, psychotic, serial rape, and to the proposition that such rapists are incurably deranged, sent shock waves through an audience composed of around 1,000 press reps in the grand festival hall, and evoked a bedlam of boos and catcalls. The title of the film (in competition this year) is "Die Freie Wille" (Free Will) and the dir...

Camera d'Or ex aequo prizes

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The Caméra d'Or landed in a tie, to Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land) by Vimukthi Jayasundara, which had been selected for Un Certain Regard, and Me And You And Everyone We Know by Miranda July, which screened on the Critics' Week program. Abbas Kiarostami and Milla Jovovich had the honor of presenting the prizes..."I want to thank the Jurors, and thank the Festival for inviting me, said American director Miranda July. I'm still amazed to have gotten all the way here. I must thank the audi...

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