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By Maria Esteves – October 17, 2012   The 50th New York Film Festival 2012(NYFF50) Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis commenced Sunday, October 14, 6:00 PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, red carpet arrivals included industry executives, festival directors, celebrity guests, cast and crew from FLIGHT (Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood, Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Jam...

Haiti: Carnival in Cannes

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    The Festival de Cannes celebrated Haiti: Carnival in Cannes Friday night, a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund (HHF), for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti. The charities’ unity reflects their collective belief that more can be ac...

Japanese Minister Yukino Edano Discusses Plans to Turn American Bases in Okinawa Into Entertainment Villages.

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By Liza Foreman GRAND PLANS FOR OKINAWA: AMERICAN BASES TO BECOMEPOSSIBLE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY VILLAGES?   OKINAWA They say that laughter is the best medicine and thepeople of Okinawa should know. The southern outpost of Japan is famous for the longevityof its inhabitants, many of whom flocked to the 4th OkinawaInternational Movie Festival (March 24 – March 31, 2012), where the core themeswere laughter and peace. The peace section is for good reason. Here o...

MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd will deliver keynote at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) delivered the keynote address at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), 2011 held today. Senator Dodd addressed an audience of diplomats, state government ministers, APSA filmmakers, and business leaders at Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Introducing Senator Dodd, US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, said: "Commercial achievement is a worthy objective, but what fi...

Tintin will close AFI

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  The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film is based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé and stars Jamie Bell, Andy Ser...

Paul Hertzberg, President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc., has been elected Chairman IFTA

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  IFTA Also Announces Election Results For New Executive Committee and Board of Directors   Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced election results for its Executive Committee, as well as 10 members and two alternates for its Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of IFTA's Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and conc...

The Urbanworld Film Festival announces 2011 slate

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The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Networks Announces 2011 Festival Slate & Celebrates 15th Anniversary The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks, announced today that the world premiere of Diane Paragas' and Nelson George's Brooklyn Boheme (Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams) will serve as Opening Night selection for the festival, which will take place September 14-18, 2011 in midtown ...

ScreenSingapore outlines the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011

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Exactly one year after the Board of ScreenSingapore announced its ambitious plan at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 to create a filmed entertainment ‘hybrid’ event in Singapore, key Board members, headed by Chairman Greg Coote, return to Cannes to outline the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011. ScreenSingapore has a myriad of component parts: 1) World, International or Asia-Pacific Premieres (5 – 12 June) ScreenSingapore fea...

ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors

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  Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he works closely with Warner Bros.' senior management to develop opportunities emerging from the company's international growth to expand newly acquired business...

The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum

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The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum (http://www.monacomediaforum.org), chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, opened today, promising two-and-a-half days of debate and conversation on the "mobilization" of media, marketing and technology.(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-b )"From smart phones to tablets, pads and other new devices, mobile media intersects all our past discussions: "Web 2.0," social netw...

ScreenSingapore Market event scheduled for 2011

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The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), together with event organizer Singapore Airshow & Events Pte Ltd (SAe), today confirmed that the inaugural ScreenSingapore event will be held from June 5th to June 12th 2011 with the Trade Exhibition section scheduled to run from June 7th to June 9th. To be held in Singapore, a thriving cosmopolitan city with a vibrant calendar of world-class events, ScreenSingapore will debut an international cinema event offering industry buyers, sellers, pr...

Bill Mechanic will deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote

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New Distribution Options and Reinvention on Agenda Prominent industry executive and producer Bill Mechanic will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Independent Film & Television Alliance's (IFTA) Production Conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced today. Mechanic will be joined by other industry leaders at Century City's InterContinental Hotel to address the best ways to overcome difficult production...

Listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian executives

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Korn/Ferry International, the worlds largest and leading executive search firm, today announced its listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian Executives in the Entertainment and Media Industry. The list was created to honor senior executives of South Asian background who have excelled in various roles in the entertainment business. In announcing the release of the list, Bill Simon, Senior Client Partner and Managing Director of Korn/Ferry Internationals Global Media & Entertainment P...

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