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2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET kicks off

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More Than 10% Increase in Buyers Expected, Including 120 New Buying Companies Industry Conversations Featuring Directors Sacha Gervasi and Victor Levin, “Harry Potter” Franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon and Many More Also Announced. The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will kick-off tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, according to AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf. ...

A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft

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  A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft   A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand...   Leading Australian lifestyle brand Sportscraft continues to strengthen its retail presence with the opening of a flagship store on 12 October 2012 within the Westfield Bondi Junction centre. This store will be the first in Australia to have the cutting edge new shop fit out representing the brands fresh new direction.    In her role as Sportscraft ...

A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft

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  A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft   A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand...   Leading Australian lifestyle brand Sportscraft continues to strengthen its retail presence with the opening of a flagship store on 12 October 2012 within the Westfield Bondi Junction centre. This store will be the first in Australia to have the cutting edge new shop fit out representing the brands fresh new direction.    In her role as Sportscraft ...

The Hawaii International FIlm Festival Awards Keye of Life, best feature

With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International FIlm Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. KEY OF LIFE, a japanese comedy about identity switching, has been given the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature. Jurors for th...

The Industry events scheduled at London BFI

The 56th BFI London Film Festival in association with American Express today reveals an exciting and comprehensive line up of events, screenings and services for UK and international film professionals. The Industry Programme, held at BFI Southbank and other London venues, comes hot on the heels of the early October launch of the BFI’s five year plan for supporting British film – Film Forever – and underlines the BFI’s steadfast commitment to supporting the B...

First Time Fest will launch in NY

First Time Fest (FTF) – a celebration of first time filmmakers – is a new and unique film festival, event and opportunity taking place in New York City from March 1-March 4, 2013. Just as Quentin Tarantino had RESERVOIR DOGS, Orson Welles his CITIZEN KANE, Sam Mendes’ AMERICAN BEAUTY, Rob Reiner with THIS IS SPINAL TAP and John Huston had THE MALTESE FALCON as their first works, First Time Fest’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great cinema by ...

M3 Creative Film launches marketing & film production division

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Prolific Promo Agency Starts M3 Creative Film, Adding Second Feature as Its First Project, Magnet Releasing’s ‘John Dies at the End,’ Heads for TIFF’s Midnight Madness  In a new business model for Hollywood, award-winning creative content agency M3 Creative has formed a vertically integrated, multi-platform marketing/promotion and film production company with the establishment of M3 Creative Film. The new division allows M3 to use its marketing expertise to focus on producing hi...

THE EMPLOYER has been selected as the Opening Feature for the 12th annual Shriekfest Film Festival.

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This World Premiere screening will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. THE EMPLOYER is a psychological thriller starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the CEO of a mysterious corporation called Carcharius. After a series of interviews with five job applicants for a recently opened position with the company, the Employer gathers the five candidates together in a locked room. He informs them that they are about to experience t...

TIFF Deal on UK release of Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY

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Independent Distribution have struck a deal with Fandango Portobello to co-release Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY in the UK, which screens tonight as part of the official selection at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Luc Roeg, CEO of Independent made the announcement today.  The deal was negotiated between Roeg and Janine Gold of Fandango Portobello. Leading the project will be newly appointed Heads of Distribution, Sarah Townsend and Stef...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Forbidden Kiss and Saving Grace B. Jones Top Winners at 2012 NYCIFF Awards Gala

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By Maria Esteves – August 20, 2012 The 3rd New York City International Film Festival Awards Gala (NYCIFF 2012) presented by NYCIFF Founder/CEO Roberto Rizzo and President Caroline Johnson for outstanding film achievements of 2012 commenced Thursday, August 17, 9:00pm at the Angelika Film Center, New York. The Closing Night World Premiere of Forbidden Kiss, directed by Fen Tien preceded the awards ceremony. NYCIFF 2012 Awards Gala reception immediately followed at Stir, New York. Since...

2012 NYC International Film Festival Awards Gala Videos

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By Maria Esteves – August 20, 2012 The 3rd New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF12) Awards Gala presented by NYCIFF Founder/CEO Roberto Rizzo and President Caroline Johnson for outstanding film achievements of 2012 commenced Thursday, August 17, 2012, 9:00pm ET at the Angelika Film Center, New York. The Closing Night World Premiere of Forbidden Kiss, directed by Fen Tien preceded the awards ceremony. NYCIFF 2012 Awards Gala reception immediately followed at Stir. This...

3rd NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere & Honors

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By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF 2012) Opening Night Gala Awards and World Premiere of Saving Grace B. Jones, directed by Connie Stevens commenced Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm at the magnificent Angelica Film Center. Presented by NYCIFF founder/CEO Robert Rizzo, the festival presents the best in world cinema from emerging and established filmmakers. This year’s festival includes over 100 films (features, documentaries...

Ted Hope appointed Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

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Ted Hope, one of the film industry’s most respected and prolific figures, has been named executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), effective September 1, 2012. In a surprise move, the veteran film producer and one of the most influential individuals in independent film will embark upon a new chapter in his professional life, leaving New York City, where he produced independent films through his companies Good Machine, This is that corporation and Double Hope Films, t...

Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon opened the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival

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  Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon took to the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night for the UK Premiere of KILLER JOE which opened the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Arriving in AF Noble Subaru cars, in attendance with the filmmakers were EIFF guests including Jim Broadbent (Chair Michael Powell Jury), Elliott Gould (Chair International Jury), Edith Bowman (Juror), Kate Dickie (actor), Steven McCole (Actor), Paul McCole (Actor), Craig Hil...

Interview with Award Winning Documentarian Ian Rosenberg

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By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2012   Ian Rosenberg (IR) is a producer and Award winning documentarian who lives in New York and married to co-director and producer Caroline Laskow. He is co-founder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective. In 2003, Rosenberg co-produced the Award winning documentary “Ashtanga, NY.” In 2006, he produced “The World's Best Prom" and directed “Grand Street" documentary short. In 2009, his HBO Documentary “Fin...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped with a 10% growth and 122 000 admissions

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The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 17 June 2012 with the Australian Premiere of the US sci-fi comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed, bringing to a close the most highly attended Sydney Film Festival to date. “This year, attendances at films and talks grew by 10% to 122,000,’  said SFF CEO, Leigh Small. “There was also a 27% growth in Flexipass sales, indicating individuals are attending more films during the Festival. We were elated by the positive festival buzz in the city...

The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner’s "The Magic of Belle Isle”

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The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP PARIBAS, Fay and Planter’s are proud to announce that the 10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will take place from July 8th through the 15th on several of the most beautiful locations on Ischia, Italy’s renowned green island resort (www.ischiaglobal.com). The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner’s latest movie, “The Magic of Belle Isle” starring Morgan Free...

Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

UFFO announce the Best of Film Festivals annual extravaganza

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The UFFO organization has just under 140 international film festivals that have adopted UFFO’s best business practices for film festivals – www.uffo.org. Membership to UFFO is free to all international festivals large and small. UFFO also help smaller festivals and non-jury festivals with business development and promotion. UFFO also has a free industry magazine being distributed throughout the UFFO festival network and via industry partners. www.ufmag.org In line with this phenom...

Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival 10th anniversary announcements from Cannes

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  The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP PARIBAS and Planter's are proud to announce that the 10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will take place from July 8th through the 15th on several of the most beautiful locations on Ischia, Italy's renowned green island resort (http://www.ischiaglobal.com/). The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner's latest movie, "The Magic of Belle Isle" starring Morgan Fr...

Ischia Film & Music Global Fest Presentation in Cannes

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    2012 ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH JULY 8th WITH THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF ROB REINER'S THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE'Reiner To Receive Ischia Lifetime Achievement AwardFest Lineup Includes The Italian Premiere of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman'And a 15-Minute World Premiere of  ‘Lovelace' Footage10th Edition of The Fest To Run From July 8th through the 15thCANNES, May 19, 2012 - The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP ...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new LomoKino camera in Cannes today and discussing his short Ashes

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  Filmmaker and 2010 Palme d’Or winner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new MUBI edition LomoKino camera in Cannes today (Saturday 19 May), and discussing his new short film ASHES, which he shot on a LomoKino. The first ever clone of the popular hand-cranked analogue movie camera is designed by MUBI and endorsed and signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  His 20 minute short film ASHES shot on the camera is a first step into production by MUBI, the global online film pla...
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