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Catalina Film Festival 2012 is marvelous

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Stan Lee Marvels audience at Catalina Film Festival 2012 by Ron Gilbert Stan Lee preferred to appear at the opening of the 2nd Catalina film festival on the same day of the record breaking weekend release of "The Avengers". The attendees loved having him there for 2 days on which he appeared and discussed his marvelous journey after the audience viewed "The Avengers" which preceded the documentary "With Great Power" -The Stan Lee Story. Stan is very pe...

IFFS Paris 2012: Lionel Chouchan, Deauville Film Festival Director, and Chairman, Le Public Systeme Cinema. by Nesta

Bringing Steven Spielberg, Brian de Palma, Jean Luc Besson to Deauville, stepping out of the shadow, making your festival unique and unforgettable follows... from Avoriaz, Cognac to Deauville.

SES New York 2012 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. This year’s conference included daily round table discuss...

Celtic Merdia Festival to bring Derry to life on screen

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The 33RD annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland from 18th -20th April. The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Playhouse Theatre to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the Celtic nations today. Among those appearing at the festival are RTE broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher and Christopher Young, producer of Channel 4...

Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore!: theme of next IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) will bring together top producers with finance, distribution and digital marketing experts for the 13th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20, entitled "Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget."  The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles), announced IFTA President-CEO Jean...

CCI Chairman urges entertainment and media enterprises & related trade associations to initiate competition compliance program

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 Speaking at FICCI FRAMES 2012  in Mumbai on Friday, Ashok Chawla, Chairman, CCI, urged entertainment and media enterprises and related trade associations to initiate competition compliance programs. Trade bodies could be used for price coordination or market allocation amongst member companies, he cautioned.A competition compliance programme would include imparting awareness and training to employees who may engage themselves or are exposed to anti competitive conducts. It not only reduce...

INDIAN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO TOUCH INR 1466 BILLION BY 2016: FICCI - KPMG REPORT

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  Indian Media & Entertainment Industry to touch INR 1466 Billion by 2016: FICCI-KPMG report Industry Achieves 12 per cent Growth in 2011; projected to Grow at CAGR of 15% Over Next 5 Yrs  In 2011, the Indian Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry registered a growth of 12 percent over 2010 and touched INR 1,457 billon, says FICCI-KPMG report. The growth trajectory is backed by strong consumption in Tier 2 and 3 cities, continued growth of regional media and fast...

Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo Set to Unspool in the Fall

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Art and Commerce converge in Anaheim’s premier all in one entertainment content festival and marketplace, November 14-18, 2012 Entertainment content creators, buyers and Industry leaders expected to converge in Anaheim’s newest global marketplace for Film, Television, Music, Digital and Media Arts related industries.Jo Moulton, Executive Director of the Anaheim Film Arts Society today announced the Inaugural Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo (“AFFMAX”) is set to open November 14-1...

Celtic media unveils awards shortlist

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The Celtic Media Festival has announced the shortlist for the 2012 Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence. The awards celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and interactive media to emerge from within the Celtic nations and regions - whether in English, Breton, Irish, Welsh, Manx or Scottish Gaelic. The winners will be revealed at this year’s festival in Derry-Londonderry in April.Shortlisted titles include; Wonderland: The Men Who Won’t Stop Marching, BBC Northern Ireland’s enthra...

European Film Academy turns to the Young Audience

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Six European cities to participate in Young Audience Day screenings and vote   To celebrate this year’s 25th European Film Awards, the European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions launch a new award for a film addressed to the young audience: The European Film Academy Young Audience Award. To give the new award special attention, it is presented as a separate event. EFA Chairman Yves Marmion: “It has long been our wish to shed a special light on the younger audience, ...

A Tribute To Horowitz: Lola Astanova Piano Debut in Carnegie Hall

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By Maria Esteves – January 23, 2012 A Tribute To Horowitz sold out concert with piano virtuoso Lola Astanova commenced Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8:00 PM, at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co., the extraordinary enchanting evening to benefit the American Cancer Society presented gala chairman Donald J. Trump and special guest artist host Julie Andrews with the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Stonewall Chora...

More wins for the Artist at London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners

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32nd LONDON FILM CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARDS 32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full: FILM OF THE YEAR The Artist (Entertainment)CRITICS' CIRCLE TOP 10 FILMS of 20111. The Artist2. A Separation3. Drive4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy5. The Tree of Life6. We Need to Talk About Kevin7. Melancholia8. Shame9. Margaret10. The DescendantsThe Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEARWe Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEARA Separation (Artificial Eye)DOCUM...

Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of New German Cinema

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  Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Haro Senft, born in Budweis (České Budějovice), is one of t...

Todd Miller will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Celestial Tiger Entertainment

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.  CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pa...

Celestial Tiger Entertainment appoints Todd Miller as President COO

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pay-TV channels, ...

Leading UK-based film industry publicist Ginger Corbett is leaving Premier PR

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  Leading UK-based film industry publicist Ginger Corbett is leaving Premier PR to pursue other projects that she has been developing.   Ginger has been with entertainment press and marketing agency Premier since 2001, when she and business partner Sara Keene brought Corbett & Keene, the agency that they set up in 1988, into the newly formed Premier Public Relations.     Over the years Ginger has worked with some of the world's most celebrated film...

Highlights of upcoming 18th FICA - International Asian Film Festival

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    Kore-eda Hirokazu, Atiq Rahimi, Tran Anh Hung, Ermek Shinarbaev Four major directors at 18th FICA (Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie) Vesoul International film festival of Asian cinema 14-21 February 2012     With the wide audience of 28 327 people at last FICA, Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema is part of the main film festivals in France. FICA is also the oldest film festival in Europe entirely dedicated to Asian cinema.   ...

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead The London Critics’ Circle

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The London Critics’ Circle is delighted to announce the nominations today for its 32nd annual Film Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations are lead by TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and DRIVE, which both receive 6 nominations each. British film TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY directed by Tomas Alfredson is nominated for Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor...

Bruno Chatelin joins new EFA Board from January 1st 2012

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The members of the European Film Academy have elected five new members to the EFA Board: the producers Bruno Chatelin (France), Helena Danielsson (Sweden), László Kantor (Hungary), Marek Rozenbaum (Israel) and director Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland). Welcome! And thank you to the parting board members Per Holst, Cédric Klapisch, Despina Mouzaki and Andrzej Zulawski! Thank you!Bruno Chatelin, your editor, commented "I am so happy that the 2500 members have trusted me with this honor.As a former fi...

The EFA Board has been renewed, the composition was revealed after the recent EFA Awards

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The members of the European Film Academy have elected five new members to the EFA Board: The producers Bruno Chatelin (France) co founder of filmfestivals.com, fest21.com former distributor with Sony, UGC FOX,             Bruno standing next to his Dracula trophy (he created for the exhibitors, a few years back  when he was a distributor :-) Helena Danielsson (Sweden), László Kantor (Hungary), Marek Rozenba...

AFM will stay in Santa Monica through 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today.  New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.   IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzber...

AFM confirmed to stay in Santa Monica till 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today. New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzberg noted, "We tirelessly explored ...

Awards to Tyrants and Shame in Belgrade

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Aleksandar Sasa Petrović Grand Prix achievement in film, of the 17th Author Film Festival (FAF) in Belgrade last night ended in hands of Argentine film Acacia (Las Acacias), directed by Pablo Giorgelli, while the award for Best Director of FAF went to British actor and director Paddy Considine for the film Tyrannosaurus.  Special Recognition Award went to Israeli director Eran Kolirin for Replacement (Hahithalfut). The jury of 17th FAF, chaired by Australian film director now based in Mexico M...

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