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Richard Zanuck: Mogul by trade

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Oscar winning producer Richard Zanuck hit "the Road" at 77 years old.  I remember very vividly the first time I met Richard Zanuck. We were in Deauville at the American Film Festival to premier "Road to perdition". He was flanked by his son and Tom Hanks.  No matter how accomplished I may be in my career, the little Frenchie who dreamed of making films, and meeting her idols, is still very much part of who I am today.  Even though I can't say I ...

Frank Pierson: another legend goes...

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The news broke yesterday, legendary writer and director, Frank Pierson passed away. He was 87 years old. Sometimes I'm glad to be some kind of a "hoarder". I have religiously kept the interview I made of him in 1996. We spent nearly 2 hours chatting over lunch next to his office. In these days, I was fresh off the university, and it was a big deal that he so kindly accepted to be interviewed by a swooning rookie with a thick French accent.  As a side note, he was ...

AFI Film Festival hits Los Angeles on Nov.3rd and eats its 25th edition cake too!

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Time to spill the well-kept secrets: I'm a Frenchie in Hollywood! and you know you belong to the city, when you take your first shot of coffee in the morning with the "trades" - lingo for Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Wrap and likes. Lately, that reading has been pretty gloomy. Cuts and drastic economic measures have prevailed, and muffled the jolly tunes of the industry. So much so that another industry is soaring as a side-effect of the "depression"...Therapists! Therefore, when the opportu...

AFI Film Festival hits Los Angeles on Nov.3rd and eats its 25th edition cake too!

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Time to spill the well-kept secrets: I'm a Frenchie in Hollywood! and you know you belong to the city, when you take your first shot of coffee in the morning with the "trades" - lingo for Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Wrap and likes. Lately, that reading has been pretty gloomy. Cuts and drastic economic measures have prevailed, and muffled the jolly tunes of the industry. So much so that another industry is soaring as a side-effect of the "depression"...Therapists!...

"Brüno" overshadows Jacko's Star - From Los Angeles by Stephanie Ronnet

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Sometimes Hollywood lives up to its legend. Years ago, I was producing 2 entertainment weekly shows in L.A, and multi-talented French icon Thierry Lhermitte, was promoting "An Indian in the City" -- which went through an "extreme (re)make-over" by Disney later on... As we asked him if he pictured himself pursuing a career in Hollywood, he replied "No way, it's like the Cannes Film Festival 365 days a year!".However, recently, the recession hit, and what reached an a...

Interview with the LA Jewish Film Fest Director

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Hilary Helstein -- Director of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in the spotlightStephanie RONNET: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background?Hilary HELSTEIN: I’m originally from New York with a background in theatre. But my passion for theater, film and the arts quickly turned me to documentary filmmaking. My own film As Seen Through These Eyes, narrated by Maya Angelou has been screened internationally and garnered 8 awards to date. It has afforded me the wonderful opp...

Hilary Helstein -- Director of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in the spotlight

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Stephanie RONNET:  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background? Hilary HELSTEIN: I’m originally from New York with a background in theatre.  But my passion for theater, film and the arts quickly turned me to documentary filmmaking. My own film As Seen Through These Eyes, narrated by Maya Angelou has been screened internationally and garnered 8 awards to date. It has afforded me the wonderful opportunity to participate in many film festivals and meet hugely talented people...

A conversation between Richard Raddon, Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Stephanie Ronnet

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Stephanie Ronnet: When was the Los Angeles Film Festival created ? Can you describe that festival? Richard Raddon: The Los Angeles Film Festival began as the Los Angeles International Film Festival [LAIFF] in 1995. The LAIFF took place over the course of five days in one location at the DGA in Hollywood, California. The LAIFF ran for 7 years, until it was absorbed by Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) in 2001. At it's height the LAIFF attracted 19,000 attendees. Today the Los Angeles Fi...

Conversation with Richard Raddon, LA Film Fest Director

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Stephanie Ronnet: When was the Los Angeles Film Festival created ? Can you describe that festival? Richard Raddon: The Los Angeles Film Festival began as the Los Angeles International Film Festival [LAIFF] in 1995. The LAIFF took place over the course of five days in one location at the DGA in Hollywood, California. The LAIFF ran for 7 years, until it was absorbed by Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) in 2001. At it's height the LAIFF attracted 19,000 attendees. Today the Los Angeles ...

Conversation avec François Truffart

 UNE CONVERSATION AVEC FRANCOIS TRUFFART Directeur et Programmateur de City of Lights, City of Angels à Los Angeles  Stephanie Ronnet : Quel est le processus de sélection ?François Truffart : Le processus se déroule sur  un an, à partir de Cannes. Donc on va procéder à la sélection de l’année prochaine dès ce mois de mai. Je vois les films à l’AFM (American Film Market), et à Paris au cours de projections de presse, ou organisées par des producteurs. Donc au total, je vois...

A conversation with Meir Fenigstein, Founder of the Israel Film Fest

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A conversation with Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Director of the Israel Film FestivalFounded and directed by former Israeli rock star (“Kaveret”) Meir Fenigstein, the Israel Film Festival has grown to become the largest showcase of Israeli films in the US. In the last two decades, the Festival has presented over 700 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to more than 750,000 attendees. Under Fenigstein's leadership, hundreds of Israeli filmmakers have come to the US,...

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