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Ted Shugrue will be missed, my former boss at Sony Pictures till 1996

  Ted Shugrue waving and surrounded by his colleagues (Steve Klain, Duncan Clark, and Tony Manne to his right) Body language says he was happy... Ted Shugrue, the former head of Sony Pictures' overseas distribution division and president of Loews Cineplex International, died last Thursday fom liver cancer at the age of 62. In 1983, Shugrue became one of the first employees of the newly formed TriStar Pictures, where he was instrumental in building the distribution arm for TriStar (lat...

Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf to Lead IFTA

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                                    The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) has renewed contracts with CEO & President, Jean Prewitt and Executive VP & American Film Market Managing Director, Jonathan Wolf through 2015.   Chairman Paul Hertzberg stated, “We are thrilled to have...

Francophrenia: James Franco Unsheltered

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Tribeca Film Festival By Ioannis Pappos In quantum laboratories around the world you can see an object in two different places at once. Yes, at the same time. Laugh, I used to, but quantum physics is a radical science. I studied electrical engineering, was taught Heisenberg’s theory that atoms are not things but rather tendencies, and still I can’t totally believe that one object can be in more than one place at the same time. Heisenberg was the first paradox in my adult life, so...

2012 Cloud Expo New York Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 11, 2012 The 10th International Cloud Expo New York commenced June 11-14, 2012 at Javits Convention Center, New York.  Produced by SYS-CON Media, sponsored by Dell, Eucalyptus, Oracle, Rackspace Hosting, RightScale, SHI International, SOA Software and many others, Cloud Expo annually showcase the latest in cloud computing (synonymous with computing and software on the web) technology from Infrastructure to Platform to Software as a Service. This year’s Clo...

Hostway VP Aaron Hollobaugh Chats with Aviva Press

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By Maria Esteves – July 3, 2012 The 10th International 2012 Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition commenced June 11-14, at Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase the latest technologies in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), from migration to hosting to business applications to interoperations to enterprise architecture and security in the cloud. Hostway C...

Author Barbara Freedman Doyle discusses “Make Your Movie” on Conversation Crossroad Wednesday, May 30th, 7pm EST

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For anyone interested in the business of breaking into the film industry today, here is your new bible. From the movie industry veteran, Barbara Freedman Doyle, comes the new book, “Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking.” Understanding how a movie makes money and who actually makes it happen has never been easier with this new easily accessible, beautifully crafted book. “Make Your Movie” is a straightforward and comprehensive must-rea...

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...

SESNY 2012 Opening Keynote Session

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By Maria Esteves – April 10, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) Opening Keynote Business Optimization in a Digital Age, with Google digital marketing analyst Avinash Kaushik, author of “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day” commenced Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM at the New York Hilton Hotel. Opening keynote speaker Avinash Kaushik discussed balancing multiple media channels (micro and macro conversion), the four business drivers (social,...

Q&A with Mike Grehan at SESNY 2012

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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. Morning Q&A session with Global VP Content Mik...

Dylan Sellers new President of Production and Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company (TWC)

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today the hiring of Dylan Sellers as President of Production and Acquisitions. Sellers' new role is effective immediately. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO David Glasser. The naming of Sellers to this newly created role and the combining of acquisitions and productions is an organic evolution, one which will bolster a healthy staff, as many TWC titles cr...

International Film Festival Summit kicked off, packed room and creative sharing...Day 1

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9:30 - 9:45 am  Opening Remarks by Bryan Lhuillier Founder & Chief Product Officer Shiftboard, Inc. 9:45 - 10:45 am  Panel “In the Trenches: Festival war stories” This panel will provide a curated discussion of the best and worst of festival war stories.  Panelists and the audience will share stories from decades of dealing with filmmakers, sponsors, and party crashers. (Names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent) The spirit of this panel is meant to be a hi...

Bruno Chatelin will attend The Film Festival Summit in Austin (Dec 4/6) with a busy agenda

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2011 Conference Agenda in Austin, Sunday December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions ...

A $10,000 development prize at Victoria Film Festival

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A $10,000 development prize is up for grabs at the next Victoria Film Festival. The competition will be a highlight of the Festival's SpringBoard industry event and pitches will be heard on February 4. The entire Festival runs February 3 - 12, 2012.KCTS9, a public television station in Seattle, Washington who is partnering with VFF, is seeking proposals to compete for a grant of US $10,000 to enable the winning filmmaker to develop a documentary project and prepare a trailer. The final round of...

DIFF calls for entries

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Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) Call for Entries The 33rd edition of DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place from 19 to 29 July 2012. Supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism and other valued funders and partners, the festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focu...

Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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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. PATANG, a combination of stories following six people that are brought together by India's largest kite festival, has been given the Halekulani Go...

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...

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...

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 ...

HollyShorts Indie Film Summit

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Festival Co-located  Event to Feature Marquee Film Panels, Seminars, Presentations and Networking  Opportunities with the Top Executives in Hollywood Panels Will Be  Live-Streamed Courtesy of Dyal Productions with Showbiz Store and Cafe Hosting  Multiple Sessions On the heels of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival which takes  place August 11-18 in Hollywood, the festival's organizers are unleashing the  inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Summit, a week-long confer...

15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), wrapped in Miami

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Film Life, Inc., celebrated the success of its 15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), wrapping in Miami, July 9. A new record of over 5,000 attendees was set and the festival showcased 30 films drawing a diversity of global brands and companies dedicated to supporting independent films. The 2011 sponsorship lineup proved that ABFF is a valued marketing platform reaching influential consumers and top industry executives. The festival created an incomparable on-site experience aligned ...

Last chance to submit your film for the 5th Kaunas International Film Festival

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  Kaunas International Film Festival calls filmmakers to submit their films for this year’s programme. Films fitting into one of the programme sections – “Identity”, “All the Muses”, “Music Moves the World” and the short film programme – have to be submitted by June 24. In order to participate in the festival, the applicants have to register and fill in the application form in the visitor page of the Kaunas IFF’s website, provided by festiv...
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