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The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIFF...

WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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  WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIF...

2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Panel Discussion Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Business leaders, elected officials, educators, and parents attended the world premiere presented by NBC News Education Nation. AMERICAN TEACHER Opens Theatrically at AMC Cinemas, September 30, 2011. A special panel discussion preceded the w...

Industry Leaders Jump On Board With Cinequest

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Four dynamic business and media leaders, Lila Ibrahim, Ellen McGirt, Todd Hoddick and Anand Chandrasekaran have joined Cinequest's Board of Directors with the mandate to enhance Cinequest's global impact through creativity and innovation. Lila Ibrahim , partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has connected with Cinequest. Ibrahim became a partner at Kleiner Perkins in 2010 and works across the firm's digital and greentech portfolios. Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Ibrahim had a div...

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

The panels at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations wit...

Robert Osborne On TCM's 31 Days of OSCAR, Judy Garland, & Surprises

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EXCLUSIVE: Robert Osborne On TCM's 31 Days of OSCAR, Judy Garland, & Surprisesby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences award show premiered in 1928, the industry was barely 31 years old. For this year's Oscar build-up, Robert Osborne will host his annual much-watched "31 Days of Oscar" on Turner Classic Movies, Feb. 1, at 10 PM (ET/USA). Robert Osborne: Keeper of OSCAR's secrets Known as The Official Biographer of The Academy Awar...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Four – Involuntary Travelers with Forbidden: 2 of 3

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Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine begins with a simple premise: What happened to the pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina? Once you begin there, however, every question answered gives rise to another unanswered.  Where are they displaced to?  Where will they go once they are delivered to safety?  Who will feed them, house them, give them medical care?  Does anyone remember where this pet came from?  Or that one? Can you find the original owners?  Should you? Or are the pets better off in ne...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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    LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival.   The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23.   Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are:   -        Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Acto...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival. The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23. Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are: - Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Actor (CHARMED, NIP/TUCK, FANTASTIC FOUR I&II...),- Jessalyn Gilsig, Actress (PRISON BREAK, NIP/TUCK, HEROES, and the upcoming GLEE, PROM NIGHT....

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Special Presentation and Panel Discussion of “Making the Boys”

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2009 The Eighth Tribeca Film Festival 2009 (TFF09) Special Presentation of MAKING THE BOYS (work-in-progress) documentary, directed by Crayton Robey was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Monday, April 27, 4:30 PM. A panel discussion immediately followed with director Crayton Robey, actor Carson Kressley (Queer Eye, How to Look Good Naked), playwright playwright/screenwriter Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band), actor Laurence Luckinbill (The Boys in ...

Panel Discussion on Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst

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Join us on April 15th at 5.15pm for the opening panel discussion on recent trends in Taiwanese cinema with the topic... Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst? Key Issues Addressed:   1) Rise of East Asian film success (notable impact of Mainland China) 2) implication for more regional co-production 3) Cape No 7 and what it's commercial success represents 4) a recent rich trend of films that will dry up in 2009/10? Cost: FREE ENT...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

2009 Oscars Red Carpet Greeter Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book Signing Release Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

A Whale of a Concept in Wholphin: Issue 1

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  Wholphin: Issue 1 was my introduction to this innovative approach to film.  The Wholphin film series is touted as “a quarterly DVD magazine, published by McSweeney’s, lovingly encoded with unique and ponderable films designed to make you feel the way we felt when we learned that dolphins and whales sometimes, you know, do it.”  That last part is fodder for a film I’d need to see before I believe it.  But the sentiment evoked by viewing Wholphin might best be describe...

Yes Madam, Sir wins 2 docu prizes at Santa Barbara

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“Sure I enjoyed Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz talking the about their approaches to acting, but nothing had the emotional and inspiring impact of YES MADAM, SIR, a true story in which a woman named Kiran Bedi valiantly fights to reform India’s police service,” said Barney Brantingham of the Santa Barbara Independent, a veteran columnist who has covered the festival since its inception in 1985.Hot on the heels of 'Slumdog Millionaire' comes YES MADAM, SIR, the non-fiction feature film abou...

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