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KARMA

The law of Karma is this: For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first and when the opportunity presents itself, your Karma debt will come due for you to pay. No longer the unseen force of retribution, Karma takes on the form of a mysterious woman, who comes to town bearing gifts. Gifts of tragedy, horror, deceit, all the things you put out into the universe fo ...

KARMA

Director: Dee Bailey Harleaux.
No longer the unseen force in the universe, KARMA takes on the form of a mysterious woman and sets out to collect what's due her. The law of Karma is this: For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first and when the opportunity presents itself, your Karma debt will come due for you to pay. No longer the unseen force of retribution, Karma takes on the form of a mysterious woman, who comes to town bearing gifts. Gifts of tragedy, horror, deceit, all the things you put out into the universe for her to hear she is bringing back to you! Your debt is due and Karma is coming to collect. And when it comes time to ante up, you'll find she is a "Real" bitch. Our pilot episode consists of 3 short stories, with each show thereafter focusing on one individual, while introducing the next individual for the following episode within the storyline. Our first story and pilot episode begins with Scott Emerson, a stock broker who has been cheating on is wife for more than two years. Scott doesn't want kids right now so when his wife surprises him with news of a baby, Scott feels his life is all but ended. Six months later during child birth his wife falls into a coma only for Scott to realize how much he loves his wife and newborn son, and is now ready to abandon his wreckless way. But when the baby is born with a sever aliment he find out that what was once good for the goose, was also good for the gander. In our second story: Matthew a Chicago cop, moved his brother Calvin from Chicago at a young age to the Michigan suburbs to keep him away from the harsh realities of Chicago's south side violence, drugs and gangs. But when his brother now 27, falls in love and plans to marry a women he know little about, Matt calls in a favor to find out who she is, but finds the tables turn when his informant unearths a secret about Matt, he has kept keep hidden for 15 years. In our third story: Carol Hopkins, is a doating wife to her sick husband Lucas. Her second husband. She also has a penchant for living the champagne and caviar life on a wine and cheese budget. While an investigation is being opened after her husband mysterious dies, Carol meets a financial planner at a bar, who warms his way into her life. But she is in for a rude awakening when she devises a plan to make him husband number three. The series aims to tape into the karmic debt that we all face in life, due to our misdeeds and also our good deeds. Good and bad. What's your Karmic Debt? And will YOU be ready to ante up when Karma comes to collect? **This film short won the Las Vegas 2012 Film Festival's Golden Ace Award for Television Pilot Series. ** WGA #1447396 Copyright Reg.# PAu 3-528-361 Script is available for this project.

A word from Serge Losique President MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

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THE 36th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FROM AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2012.   Since its founding 36 years ago, the Montreal World Film Festival has remained faithful to its founding principles. The MWFF offers film lovers and professionals a rich program based on cultural diversity, innovation, independence and creativity. The success and international reputation of the Montreal World Film Festival are firmly linked to these principles and goals. ...

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Event Cancellation Insurance is purchased for one off events as a protection against loss of revenue or extra expenses that result from uncontrollable circumstances such as unforeseen weather conditions, power failure, terrorism, cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of an event. You can obtain a quote by completing an online Event Cancellation Questionnaire.  This type of insurance can also cover public liability, such as a serious injury to one...

Chaplin, Welles, Bogart, Curtis Shine At American Film Festival

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  While the main focus of the American Film Festival, Eastern Europe's first all-American film showcase, is on contemporary directors, the Festival is also presenting an eye-opening hommage to classic films and filmmakers from both the golden age of Hollywood and the last decade of American indie gems. The result is a full schedule designed to intrigue any casual or ardent admirer of American cinema. In the section Play It Again, Sam, the Festival is bringing a smorgasboard of film ...

The Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award goes to Michael Douglas

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School day friend Danny DeVito to accept the award on behalf of Michael Douglas US-American actor and producer Michael Douglas will receive the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award for his life’s work. Douglas had already agreed to collect the award in Zurich before he received the news that he had cancer. The award will now be collected on his behalf at the festival’s October 3 Closing Night by his school day friend, companion and fellow actor Danny DeVito. Michael Douglas stands alon...

The Legacy of the Radiant Child

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  Even if you don't know his name, you probably know his imagery. The streetwise graffiti, the charismatic iconography, the madcap use of words and visuals from pop culture.....the coolness of the work and the indelible signature of a gifted, natural (as opposed to heavily trained) artist. And add one more romantic detail.....death at the tender age of  27 after a blazing career that now sees his doodlings capturing record prices on the art auction market. Like James Dean before him, ...

New York: JAPAN CUTS Film Festival

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Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival, though most titles were screened at the Japan Society, JAPAN CUTS is the largest Japanese film festival in the United States. Held for the fourth time from July 1st through the 4th, it offered this year during the Asian Film Festival and at the Japan Society 24 titles spanning a wide variety of themes and styles. This diversity in film making approaches is certainly startling ranging from the anime KING OF THORN on a world threatening cold slee...

The Global Film Village: 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest award winners

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James Franco comes out to support Palm Springs Shortfest - photo(c) Lani Garfield by Marla LewinThe largest short film festival in North America announced its Winners Sunday at an Award Ceremony at the Camelot Theatre.  Some of the finest award winning shorts were shown in-between announcing the winners.  Darryl Macdonald said,  “The sheer quality and diversity of the work on view provided testament to extraordinary new talents emerging worldwide.”  Darryl also said that next year he wo...

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners

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2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 27, 2010. 314 short films screened throughout the Festival along with mo...

FREAKONOMICS Opens AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival

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  The focus returns to documentaries from the US and around the world as the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival kicked off on Monday evening, June 21. The Festival and International Documentary Conference are the largest events of their kind in the United States, bringing together non-fiction producers, distributors, television executives, film festival programmers and a bevvy of other industry professionals who are passionate about documentaries. Add to that the moti...

Octomom! the Mu$ical

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Did the Octomom have Angelina Jolie envy?Is the ruin of America caused by the need for fame, money, and power? Is life just one big Vaudeville act? Will the “American Angels” save us all?These are the questions you might get answered, starting Saturday night at The Fake Theatre, at 4319 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. You can witness "The American Psyche" gone completely off the tracks for 62 minutes with no intermission. This zany, vaudevillian revue that plays like a Mad magazine sketch ...

The Global Film Village: Octomom! the Mu$ical by Marla Lewin

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        Did the Octomom have Angelina Jolie envy?Is the ruin of America caused by the need for fame, money, and power?  Is life just one big Vaudeville act?  Will the “American Angels” save us all?   These are the questions you might get answered, starting Saturday night at The Fake Theatre, at 4319 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.    You can witness "The American Psyche"  gone completely off the tracks for 62 minutes wit...

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