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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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Merrick Watts to co-host Radio Awards with Sharon Osbourne

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  Merrick Watts to co-host Radio Awards with Sharon Osbourne   News Media Update...   Triple M Network’s national radio host Merrick Watts is to co-host this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) with special international guest, Sharon Osbourne.   The well-known comedian, radio host and television presenter said he was honoured to be co-hosting with such an internationally well-known personality.  “I was thrilled to be ...

London BFI fest announces jury and line up...

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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

The Durban International Film Festival returns

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The Durban International Film Festival returns for its 33rd year to celebrate the magic of cinema in all its beauty and diversity. From the 19th to the 29th July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 290 screenings in 10 venues across the city. Alongside world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing...

Comic On A Half Shell starts hitting Connecticut television

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Comic On A Half Shell chronicles Conversation Crossroad host Garrison Leykam’s experiences learning to become a stand up comedian and debuting at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club. Comic On A Half Shell will be airing in Connecticut on: Nutmeg TV for residents in Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville on July 11th at 7pm. You can watch on Comcast Channels 5, 95 & 96 and AT&T Channel 99 as well as on the Internet “Live...

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...

How To Be A Stand Up Comedian

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It's amazing...the more I share my experiences about becoming a stand up comedian the more people I run into who tell me, "That is so cool. I've always wanted to become a comic. How did you do it?" and they'll begin sharing with me how long they've had this dream. The first thing I tell them is, "Do it. It's one of the greatest things I've ever done for myself and you will be glad you did, too." After appearing as a guest on myConversation Crossroad radio show, S...

The 51st Rose d'Or Awards Festival

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The 51st Rose d'Or Awards Festival came to a successful close today with the announcement of the Golden Rose Award-winners for 2012. The celebrations began this afternoon at the Awards Ceremony in the Festival Hotel Schweizerhof with the presentation of the Golden Roses in each of the 12 competition categories, as well as performances from comedian Rob Spence and singer/songwriter Henrik Belden. Later ...

Off de Cannes Jury members

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President of the Jury Max HOWARD :  American producer    Other jury members include: Guillaume IVERNEL : french director  Eric JEAN : french producer and designer       Marion LEHMAN : Costume decorator Julien COURBEY : french actor  Alfons ALT : Photograph  Aissatou THIAM :  french actress Emeric BERCO : Radio animator Claudio LEMMI : Comedian ...

7th Off de Cannes contest 2012 will deliver awards may 23rd

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  AZ PRODUCTIONS & CONCEPT INITIATIVE Present 7TH Off de Cannes DEDICATED TO THE MEANING OF LIFE   «The meaning of life » The festival is fostering new emerging talents making the best usage of technologies in film avant-garde films (not only 3D...)    Viewers becomes actors The jury: Aissatou THIAM :  Actres Emeric BERCO : radio ancher Claudio LEMMI : Comedian   DECOUVREURS DES TALENTS DE DEMAIN (2012-2020...

Radio talk show host Garrison Leykam learns what it takes to be a stand up comedian

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Comic On A Half Shell Trailer Released “Are stand up comedians born or are they made?” The answer to this nature versus nurture issue was put to the test when radio talk show host Garrison Leykam took the stage for his "Comic On A Half Shell" debut performance at The Gotham Comedy Club.   After appearing as a guest on Leykam's Conversation Crossroad radio show, Stephen Rosenfield (dubbed "the best known comedy teacher in the country" by The New York Ti...

Catalina Film Fest reveals highlights

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CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP, GUESTS FOR SECOND ANNUAL FEST— MAY 4-6, 2012   Stan Lee, Rachel Leigh Cook, James Scott, Darren Le Gallo, Tommy Chong, Scott Thompson, Daniel Gilles, Adam Sinclair Among Guests Confirmed to Attend   Catalina Film Fest— an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island— today announced the lineup for the 2012 run, May 4-6. The Festival features more than 60 films, industry panels, networking and special events, incl...

The programme for the Copenhagen film festival CPH PIX is here

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Legendary provocateur Carmelo Bene in retrospective, a seriously funny film section, zombies on location and lots of groundbreaking new talent are a few of the exciting things CPH PIX 2012 has to offer. Visiting the festival with their new films will be the great Canadian auteur Guy Maddin and Greek neo-absurdist Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). The tightly packed programme will see the screening of 150 films, lots of insightful seminars, thought-provoking debates, exclusive concerts and ...

CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival - Audience Choice selections

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Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 8th Annual CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival a success.  Each evening, audiences were delighted and moved by the depth and dimension of the work of our local filmmakers.  The Festival opened with the free Community Night presentation of GhettoPhysics, an innovative film that explores the power dynamic from the hood to the highest levels of global engagement.  The Audience Choice selection for each night is as follows:  Thursday, February 2...

Highlights on the Z-Fest Film Festival

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Now in it’s third year, the Z-Fest Film Festival (hosted by Fischer Edit and Z Systems) draws some of Minnesota’s most innovative independent filmmakers in a competition for over $8000 in cash and prizes. The 7-minute films, which are all shot during 10 days, will be projected in full 2K high-definition on the massive screens of the Showplace Icon Theater in St Louis Park. Screenings will be held on March 21st and 22nd, followed by an Post Show Rumble party at Fischer Edit on March 24th. In...

Swerve opens the Australian Film Festival at Randwick Ritz, Sydney, Australia

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Swerve opens the Australian Film Festival at Randwick Ritz, Sydney, Australia Swerve opened the Australian Film Festival tonight at the fabulous Randwick Ritz cinema in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The film is enjoying its release in the US and Australia simultaneously, with the aim of getting international traction. Jump Street Films, with production company Duo Art Productions, will release outback neo-noir film Swerve, written and directed by Craig Lahiff...

Los Angeles Indie Producer Networking Event with NYTVF and TV.com

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ARE YOU AN LA-BASED INDIE PRODUCER, DOCUMENTARIAN, COMEDIAN, WEB SERIES CREATOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, FILMMAKER, ANIMATOR OR JUST SOMEONE WITH A GREAT IDEA FOR A TV SHOW? The NYTVF Has Opportunities for YOU!   Join the New York Television Festival,and TV.com, for a free networking event on Tuesday, March 6 and learn about submission opportunities with the NYTVF as well as multiple guaranteed development opportunities from the Festival's slate of partners includ...

Filmmakers Fire Up For Tropfest’s 20th Birthday!

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Movie Extra Tropfest Australia today announces the 15 lucky filmmakers who will light up screens across the nation for Tropfest’s 20th competition. Finalists include second generation filmmaker Matilda Brown, Damian McLindon, director of the self-help documentary The Secret, and Tropfest’s youngest ever finalist, 16 year old star of the Foxtel hit series ‘Tangled’, Eva Lazzaro. For the second year, Tropfest fans have the opportunity to choose the 16th Finalist that will premiere at the ...

Taika Waititi ('BOY', 2010) will attend the 2012 Berlinale with 'JOJO RABBIT' (2012)

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  Taika Waititi will attend the 2012 Berlinale with his new film project (currently in development) JOJO RABBIT (2012). Taika is an actor/writer/director from the Raukorekore region of east coast New Zealand and of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent. Two years ago his film BOY (2010) held its North American premier at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film BOY, above and beyond, is everything a superb film can aspire to be. It is by far one of the greatest film achievements I have seen ...

2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier. The Festival takes place from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many ways, the extremes of the Festiva...

The BUFF Blog (October 2011)

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“Charles Thompson is a Godsend. I’m fortunate to have started out in media under the tutelage of Charles almost a decade ago now. I was there when Screen Nation was in its infancy and I’m privileged to still be a part of it all albeit as a supporter of this year’s event where another of my mentors (Menelik Shabazz) will be rightly honoured also. I have a lot of time for Charles who in turn has shown a lot of time for me and for so many people in the film industry who would’ve taken g...

The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com) returns to Cardiff

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The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) is back in the Cardiff city region this November 16-20 with the strongest line-up of films in the short history of an event that explores and celebrates the unique relationship between film and music - with tickets on sale from today. Soundtrack was described by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, who featured in the first event in 2008, as "crucial, given the exploding role of m...

Alison Chernick Wins Best Short Screenplay of Films at Broad Humor Film Festival

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Alison Chernick, the director and writer of "The Couple" has won the Best Short Screenplay Award of the produced films at the 2011 Broad Humor Film Festival (www.broadhumor.com) The 6th Annual Broad Humor Film Festival took place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. Broad Humor is the only film festival dedicated to woman-created humor. "When we started the festival, there wasn't a lot of recognition for women who wrote and directed comedic films," says founder and festival dire...

MV International Film Festival wrappped

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Up & Away! Attendance Climbs at 6th Annual MV International Film Festival; New Film Center Is Next ProjectSeptember 20, 2011 (Vineyard Haven, MA)-It's a wrap! The sixth annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, organized and executed by the all-volunteer Martha's Vineyard Film Society, packed over 30 films from 6 continents into 4 vibrant days. "The festival grows each year," says Society founder and Festival director Richard Paradise. "We're still counting but we sold an estimated 3...

NYTVF Schedule Announced, Tickets Available

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The NYTVF announced the schedule highlights of its seventh annual New York Television Festival, including a Creative Keynote Conversation with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof as well as primetime events from FOX, NBCUniversal, Logo and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The Festival's opening night comedy double-header will feature a red-carpet premiere of FOX's new animated comedy Allen Gregory, as well as the world premiere of comedian Marc Maron's indie pilot, based...

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