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By Maria Esteves – February 15, 2012 The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J was held at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 8:00pm ET. Presented by The Recording Academy, produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, GRAMMY Awards honored musical excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists and technical professionals of 2011. This year’s GRAMMY sponsors were Delta Air Lines, Dial Global Radio,...

The Year of Electronic and Dance Music at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – January 14, 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations were announced by The Recording Academy on Friday, November 30, 2011. It is the year that marks a profound presence in the genre of electronic and dance music. Electronic dance music producer Skrillex (Sonny John Moore) received five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist. 14-time Grammy winner producer/singer Kanye West received seven Grammy nominations including Song of the Year. Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo...

IFFR brings Gondry's Home Movie Factory to Rotterdam

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced today it is bringing the successful interactive installation "Home Movie Factory" by French filmmaker Michel Gondry to the Netherlands. Following the example of Jack Black and Mos Def in Gondry's film BE KIND, REWIND (2008), the installation gives participants the opportunity and resources to make a short film in under three hours. Gondry will open the installation in Rotterdam on 26 January 2012 and it will run until 5 March 2012. ...

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

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  George Harrison, the bass player for the famed rock group The Beatles, was always referred to in the press as the “quiet one”. Now, almost 10 years after his death from lung cancer, several art exhibitions and a new documentary film by Martin Scorsese will reveal the intimate details of the Beatle who is perhaps the least known and celebrated of the group. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is a 4-hour exploration of the intimate personal and professional life of the man ...

Calling all surfers

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WAVESCAPE @THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL A tumultuous documentary about a schism that splits Papau New Guinea villagers apart, a flowing depiction of South Africa’s surfing dolphins, and a music video by Paul McCartney and filmmaker Jack McCoy premiere at the 2011 Wavescape Surf Film Festival, adding a unique variety to the 32nd Durban International Film Festival, which is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder) and runs from July 21 to ...

STEVEN TYLER'S ROCK MEMOIR

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the  rock memoir of Grammy Award-winning,  Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith (and celebrity judge on American Idol) which I've been watching late night on telly. He's sweet, ditto Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, you couldn't say the same thing about Simon Cowell who was fun to watch anyway. Last time I saw Cowell chat with  Jay Leno and Piers Morgan, he'd  talked about giving 5 million USD prize m...

Michel Gondry – Our Top 6 Music Videos

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by Marc Rickenbach In recent months French filmmaker and arts and crafts enthusiast Michel Gondry has been popping his head up all over the place on both sides of the Atlantic. The director, most well known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Science of Sleep (not to mention numerous music videos, which we’ll get to in a bit), released the big screen version of old time radio and comic book hero The Green Hornet in January. To promote the new film, he guest dir...

Stars Shine at BAFTA

Sir Paul McCartney, Helena Bonham-Carter and other BAFTA hopefuls speak to us ahead of the British Academy Film Awards in Covent Garden.

Richard Sherman on Hits for Walt Disney, THE BOYS & Ringo Starr

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentFamous brother teams are not unusual in movies, from the Coen Bros to the Hughes Bros to the Wachoski Bros, but the combination of working brothers as Oscar-winning songwriters is a little more rare.Like George and Ira Gershwin, who are credited with writing "The Great American Songbook," Richard and Robert Sherman can surely be said to have written The Great American Children's Songbook.New York-born brothers Richard Sherman (b: 1928) and older bro...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

Strawberry Fields: 50 Years The Beatles at Filmfest Hamburg

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„I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg.“ (John Lennon)Filmfest Hamburg 2010 is honouring The Beatles with the section „Strawberry Fields“. Exactly 50 years ago the Fab Four had their first performance in St. Pauli. Then they got world famous. Another anniversary: John Lennon would have been 70 years old. Reason enough to show a film about his widely unknown early years.Filmfest Hamburg will show on October 2nd the film „Nowhere Boy“ (director: Sam Taylor W...

World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2010 Nominees

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The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010: Film Composer of the Year • Alexand...

Go Aspen go 5...

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The 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color, will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Films will be shown at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.Opening the festival will be a special evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of John Lenno...

Full Sail Studios Gateway Project

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On June 7, 2010, Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) will cut the ribbon on the opening of the Full Sail Studios Gateway Project, a 22,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that features a 500-seat venue and world class game production and recording studio spaces. To commemorate the opening, the morning will include an induction ceremony for the Full Sail University 2010 Hall of Fame class and begin a three-day series of special events and celebrity and industry leader appearances. Highlights of th...

Avatar scores best Golden Globes

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FILM   BEST FEATURE - DRAMA WINNER: "Avatar" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Precious" "Up in the Air" BEST FEATURE - COMEDY "(500) Days of Summer" WINNER: "The Hangover" "It's Complicated" "Julie & Julia" "Nine" ACTOR - DRAMA WINNER: Jeff Bridges - "Crazy Heart" George Clooney - "Up in the Air" Colin Firth - "A Single M...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

Torino Fest to open with Sam Taylor Wood's NOWHERE BOY

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Torino International Film Festival director Gianni Amelio announced today that the Sam Taylor Wood directed NOWHERE BOY, is to open the Festival on Friday, November 13th. The story, which stars Aaron Johnson (THE GREATEST) and Kristin Scott Thomas (THE ENGLISH PATIENT), chronicles John Lennon’s formative teenage years in mid-Fifties Liverpool, based on the book ‘Imagine: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon’ by Lennon’s stepsister Julia Baird. The Festival is scheduled to run from Nove...

Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI

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The World Premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. The Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will be the World Premiere of Ecosse Films' Nowhere Boy, the highly anticipated debut feature from British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.Imagine John Lennon's childhood... Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. Mimi, the buttoned...

Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest) is finalizing the program for its upcoming inaugural festival, which will be held in the Chicago Cultural Center downtown and the new St. Paul Cultural Center in the city's Wicker Park neighborhood, March 5-8. Various galleries and music venues, including Th!nkArt Salon, Schuba's, and the Double Door, will also host screenings and nighttime events. This annual event will bring together movies and music, showcasing films with music at...

Festive Opening For 2008 Silverdocs with Alltogether Now

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Documentaries, thanks be to the film gods, remain hot and in demand by both audiences and distributors. Every major film festival in the world now has a prominent documentary film section and there is even an explosion of doc-only events. One of the most important and influential is SILVERDOCS, the AFI/Discovery Communications Festival, which opens tonight with a week-long program of film presentations, conference seminars and special events. Housed at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center,...

Festive Opening For 2008 Silverdocs

Monday, June 16--------Documentaries, thanks be to the film gods, remain hot and in demand by both audiences and distributors. Every major film festival in the world now has a prominent documentary film section and there is even an explosion of doc-only events. One of the most important and influential is SILVERDOCS, the AFI/Discovery Communications Festival, which opens tonight with a week-long program of film presentations, conference seminars and special events. Housed at the AFI Silver The...

Marianelli and Badalamenti guests of honor 8th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy has just announced that world-class composers Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli will attend the 8th annual World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event for the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October 2008).The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is once again promising to be the highlight of the year for soundtrack music fans. After the prestigious awards ceremony, the international elite of film music composers will be on hand to present a l...

Marty Does George: Scorsese To Present Documentary on George Harrison

 Tuesday, November 20---------Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct a documentary film on the life of George Harrison, the youngest member of the Beatles, who died of lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. This is Scorsese's last excursion into music-based documentary and concert films, which memorably includes THE LAST WALTZ (1979), about the final concert of The Band, NO DIRECTION HOME (2005), about troubadour Bob Dylan, and the upcoming SHINE A LIGHT, a film portrait of Rollin...

Deauville Tributes

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The thirty-third edition of the American Film Festival of Deauville will take place this year :From Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 9th, 2007 Cinema is an art and as such, has its codes and its history.Just as music didn’t start with the Beatles, cinema didn’t start with George Lucas.There was Mozart, and even before, Guillaume de Machaux ; just as for the cinema there were Griffith, McCarey, Keaton, Chaplin, Capra, Ida Lupino…Here is the screenplay the Festival wants to direct: t...

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