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By Maria Esteves - May 4, 2009 Evan Rachel Wood hit the red carpet at the Eighth Annual

NEWSLETTER N° 413: April 29, 2009

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            Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update proce...

Interview (from Tribeca) with Woody Allen

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Eleven great days ahead of us!!!! "The 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival" kicked off in hysterics as Boris, the neurotic "genius", played by Larry David, addresses the audience the way Woody Allen has in the past with classics like "Annie Hall", in the Sony Pictures Classic, "Whatever Works"!!! After Mr. Allen's European stint, he comes back to New York City with a Southern vengeance which is unlike anything he has done before, offering as much wit and sarcasm as ever before. If you can't hav...

The 8th Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala World Premiere of “Whatever Works” Red Carpet Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - April 23, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Opening Night Gala World Premiere of WHATEVER WORKS, written/directed by Woody Allen, presented by American Express was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm.  WHATEVER WORKS, released by Sony Pictures Classics, opens in theatres throughout New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 19th. The Opening Night Gala red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, artists, filmma...

Trio of European Films In Tribeca Spotlight

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The Tribeca Film Festival, which begins tomorrow evening with the world premiere of the newest film from New York iconic director Woody Allen, has a strong lineup of European films in its streamlined program of 85 feature films this year. The Spotlight section of the Festival includes a trio of European titles that have won awards at other events or are from established directors/stars with a strong following in the New York film community. Among the European films making their premieres in th...

Trio of European Films In Tribeca Spotlight

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The Tribeca Film Festival, which begins tomorrow evening with the world premiere of the newest film from New York iconic director Woody Allen, has a strong lineup of European films in its streamlined program of 85 feature films this year. The Spotlight section of the Festival includes a trio of European titles that have won awards at other events or are from established directors/stars with a strong following in the New York film community.   Among the European films ma...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions by Marla Lewin

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their  locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature.  If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood.  If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other loca...

The Global Film Village: Locations, Parties and Productions

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The world's film commissioners have descended on Hollywood this week, promoting their locations around the world especially within the United States, Canada, and England to shoot your next feature. If you have the money, there are tax rebates available to entice filmmakers to work beyond Hollywood. If one looks to Variety's production charts, it is obvious, that until California also has incentives and rebates to offer,along with the great sunshine, talent is being lured away to other locales...

Woody World Premiere At Tribeca FF

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  New York-----The Tribeca Film Festival will open in a little over a week with the highly anticipated new comedy from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen. WHATEVER WORKS is Allen’s first film shot in New York after a recent spate of successful films helmed in Europe. The comedy stars Larry David, Even Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr. and will have its world premiere at the Festival on 22 April.   Allen has just had a success d’estime with his well regarded...

Come Experience 12 Memorable Days at the 8th Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 - May 3, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - April 14, 2009 The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebr...

Tribeca Film Festival

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The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebration of film, music and culture. Thi...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 REPORT by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas.  This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event spons...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 Report by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas. This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event sp...

"Tribeca Film Festival 2009" April 22 - May 3

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"Tribeca Film Festival/ April 22 to May 3, 2009"Although there is a significant decrease in films being shown this year as opposed to last, the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a salubrious New York flair with Woody Allen's, "Whatever Works", starring Larry David, on Wed April 22, 2009, and Spike Lee's Sports Documentary, "Kobe Doin' Work", on Saturday, April 25th!!! Other popular stars and directors appearing at the festival include the following: Gael G...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened B-EST 2009

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The opening of B-EST International Film Festival 2009, 5th edition, will take place on March 23rd, at Studio Cinema Hall.The event will commence with VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, directed by Woody Allen, thus keeping the festival’s tradition of presenting for the first time in Romania films that have achieved recognition in famous film festivals around the world.The film tells the story of two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson), who are spending their summer in Spain, where they...

Mashed Potato Hangover from LA Comedy Shorts

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Okay, while most of the blog postings on LA Comedy Shorts blog on fest21.com have been “generic” in voice, this one is all me. As a comic and writer, I’ve loved swimming in the deep end of the pool with the big boys and girls of comedy the past few days and today’s panel was definitely that. So, this entry is all about me, you can indulge or just click off. Funny People Talking About Sh*t was moderated by Artistic Director Gary Anthony Williams and America’s Next Top African-Amer...

Mashed Potato Hangover by Kimberly Deisler

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Okay, while most of the blog postings have been “generic” in voice, this one is all me.  As a comic and writer, I’ve loved swimming in the deep end of the pool with the big boys and girls of comedy the past few days and today’s panel was definitely that.  So, this entry is all about me, you can indulge or just click off. Funny People Talking About Sh*t was moderated by Artistic Director Gary Anthony Williams and America’s Next Top African-American.  Next up was comic...

NEWSLETTER N° 405: March 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

Tribeca will open with Woody Allen latest film

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The Tribeca Film Festival and Sony Pictures Classics today announced that Woody Allen’s Whatever Works will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. The highly anticipated new comedy is Allen’s first film shot in New York since 2004. Whatever Works, which is written and directed by Allen, stars Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Patricia Clarkson (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and...

Liam Neeson can beat Bond at ass kicking: he proved that with Taken... Q&A with Liam

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We here, at fest21.com, loved Taken Liam Neeson latest film which was produced by Luc Besson. What a surprise to find out that Liam could beat Bond at ass kicking. The film goes out on DVD and Blue Ray. We had a chance to discuss with Liam about the film. This is an intense film – can you talk about the difficulties of the shoot? First, I love the physicality in films. It’s always great to get the chance to flex your muscles. I’ve done quite a few action films, sword mov...

Liam Neeson Q&A on Taken

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We here at filmfestivals.com loved Taken. what a surprise to find out that Liam could beat Bond at ass kicking.We had a chance to discuss with Liam about the filmThis is an intense film – can you talk about the difficulties of the shoot?First, I love the physicality in films. It’s always great to get the chance to flex your muscles. I’ve done quite a few action films, sword movies, plus there’s been a lightsabre or two, and this was something, which, when I read the script, I thought ‘...

Cmj Film Festival

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The CMJ Marathon Film Festival has opened with filmmakers from Woody Allen to films like Borat. `08 kicks off the first Doc Short subject contest. Indie and cutting edge screenings, parties, Expo, panels, and concerts take over NYC for the 5 days.

Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees

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Herewith the list of the 8 Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees The ones that shook the festival Circuit in 2008The nominees are: Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard London, Golden Globes, Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild AwardsSlumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle Toronto, London, Austin, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild AwardsChangeling by Clint EastwoodCannes, New York, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Satellite Award, Screen Actors Gu...

Golden Globe Awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky ...

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