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Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Charlotte Rampling

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  Charlotte Rampling © Courtesy of I, Anna 2012. Photographer Kerry Brown. The Festival del film Locarno will present an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to the English actress Charlotte Rampling. The award ceremony will take place on the Locarno Festival’s opening night on Wednesday 1 August on the Piazza Grande. The following day the public will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Charlotte Rampling. To mark the occasion the Festival del film Locarno will...

Oscar for Best Actor in the past

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BEST ACTOR  2012 Jean Dujardin The Artist (2011) 2011 Colin Firth The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart (2009) 2009 Sean Penn Milk (2008) 2008 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (2007) 2007 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland (2006) 2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote (2005) 2005 Jamie Foxx Ray (2004) 2004 Sean Penn ...

Celebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to Dallas

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6th Texas Black Film FestivalCelebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to STUDIO MOVIE GRILL DALLAS next week, February 1st through 4th. Featuring the premieres of independent film from around the world, TBFF celebrates a rich culture through the art of film, workshops and filmmaker Q&A. Throughout the festival, TBFF will premiere over 50 shorts, documentaries, features and animations of independent filmmakers from Texas and from around the world. Wednesday F...

Fort Lauderdale Honorees

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  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) launches on Friday evening with a three week marathon of premieres, special events, chic soirees and a number of tributes to celebrity guests. Actress Penelope Ann Miller, best remembered for her roles in such films as CARLITO’S WAY, CHAPLIN and KINDERGARTEN COP, will receive a Career Achievement Award on Saturday evening at the gala screening of her new film THE ARTIST. This contemporary black and white silent film by French di...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

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 ...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

Claire Bloom To Be Honored At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  The 25th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) comes to a climax this weekend. Among the special events is a hommage to English stage and screen actress Claire Bloom, who will receive a Career Achievement Award on Saturday evening for her 60 years in show business. The Festival, centered at the Cinema Paradiso art theater, will screen the actress' film debut, a role for which she won a BAFTA Award as Best Newcomer. She was chosen to play the crippled...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival turns 25.

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25th Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival From 13th to 21st November, 2010 The only Latin American Film Festival with “A” status was conceived in 1954 due to the need to reflect the Argentinean Cinema universe, as well as the international cinematographic scenario. Year after year, the Festival established itself as a vital exhibition of the development and exchange of the film industry and audiovisual arts. Mar del Plata International Film Festival is today a must for filmmakers, acto...

Lifetime Achievement Award goses to Michael Ballhaus

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It is our great pleasure to inform that this year's PLUS CAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award will be granted to Michael Ballhaus. A special retrospective review of his films will present some of his greatest achievements and the cinematographer himself will be a guest of the Festival. 18th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Plus Camerimage will be held in the City of Bydgoszcz from the 27th November through 4th December 2010. Current information ab...

Partial Creation of "Fetish" with Joan Collins by Charles Casillo

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It was 1 am on a frigid February morning and Joan Collins’ boots were getting a haircut. We were supposed to shoot the outdoor scene earlier in the day but because of the non-stop snowstorm, filming kept being delayed. A team of crew members continuously shoveled the balcony and tried to keep the ground dry–all the better to keep legendary goddess from being electrocuted while shooting. As the snow fell and the city came to a halt, the lights were being set up by the grips and electrical dep...

Politics + Hollywood = Poliwood

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  It is a powerful mathematical equation: Politics + Hollywood = Poliwood. In his latest film, Oscar winning director and Connecticut resident Barry Levinson (RAIN MAN) surveys the close dance between the celebrity culture of the film capital and the political halls of power in Washington. The film is the Closing Night attraction for this year's Connecticut Film Festival on Saturday evening at 730pm at the historic Palace Theater, preceded by the announcement of the Festival's awards in ...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

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   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com) launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

Keri Putnam appointed as the Sundance Institute's new Executive Director

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Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute, and Wally Weisman, Chairman of the Board, today announced the appointment of Keri Putnam as the Institute's new Executive Director. "In the spirit of moving forward with new ideas and a fresh approach in the environment that surrounds us, Keri's appointment reflects the new direction in which Sundance Institute is headed," Redford said. Putnam, who recently served as President of Production for Miramax Films, the Wa...

The Global Film Village: David Mamet Premieres RACE on Broadway

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by Marla Lewin image copyright Robert J. Saferstein  I first met David Mamet in Chicago, at his St. Nicholas Theatre. I was the guest of actor Robert Strom, and I sat between him and David, it was American Buffalo.  Bob was planning to do a one man show on Charlie Chaplin, and I was to write my first script for him. Bob was a member of the St. Nicholas company.  David wanted to know if I was an actress?  He offered to assist us with the play. David was not yet inter...

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...

The Global Film Village: David Mamet's "The Voysey Inheritance" by Marla Lewin

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 "The Voysey Inheritance" is a play about greed involving an upper class family's crisis and ponzi schemes, sound familiar?  Harley Granville-Barker, one of the most unfamiliar playwrights of the early 20th century, wrote the play over 100 years ago in 1905. Barker, also an accomplished actor was overshadowed by the fame of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Granville-Barker also wrote detailed notes on how to stage Shakespeare. In 2006 David Mamet, one of Americas' most famous w...

"A Celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps"

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I was afraid I was going to have to introduce myself. I'm here because of my loyalty to Paul Newman. Our autobiography? We met many years ago through work and became pals. When we became friends. One thing we agreed upon was that we both took work seriously, but did not take ourselves seriously. We played a lot of games/pranks and had a lot of fun, some of it mythology, some of it truth. As for life in general, we were both aware of the joy of success. Along the way, he ad the chance to fo...

Redford to be Honored at San Francisco Fest

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Robert Redford will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award to be presented at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7). The Owens Award, named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations and Film Society board member, honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The award will be presented to Redford at Film Society Awards Night on Thursday, ...

THE PRICE OF SUGAR

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  Director Bill HANEY              In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequently lack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. Narrated by Paul Newman, "The Price of...

Charlotte Rampling to accept award from Stockholm fest

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The 19th Stockholm International Film Festival presents the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 to English-French actor Charlotte Rampling. Charlotte Rampling will visit the festival to accept the award in person and to meet the audience in a special Face2face.The motivation is as follows:For her impressive portrayals of some of the most memorable female characters in modern cinema. Some might be strong-willed, others more vulnerable, but they have all been depicted with intelligence and a...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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_____________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL&SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically th...

Thank You, Paul Newman.

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WHEW! What a lousy crazy month September was! After a month-long series of daily cataclysmic news about our increasingly troubled economic life, and the revelation of John McCain's "Country First" mantra proven beyond any doubt to be a complete lie by his desperate and inexcusably selfish win-at-any-cost reckless choice of the most intellectually-challenged, thus potentially extremely dangerous, vice-presidential candidate in American history, I experienced one of the saddest weekends in a long ...

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