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Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ceremony Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 20, 2012 The Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, Hangar 3), New York, was held during day two of SAMSUNG SpaceFest 2012, Thursday, July 19, 11:00am. SpaceFest celebrated the new home of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that conducted critical tests within Earth’s atmosphere in 1976 and transported to New York in April 2011. Come experience the awesomeness of the Space...

Space Shuttle Pavilion Grand Opening Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves – July 20, 2012 The Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, Hangar 3), New York, was held during day two of SAMSUNG SpaceFest 2012, Thursday, July 19, 11:00am. SpaceFest celebrated the future home of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that conducted critical tests within Earth’s atmosphere in 1976 and transported to New York in April 2011. Special guest speakers and celebrities in atten...

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...

10th International 2012 Cloud Computing Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 2, 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. Thi...

Zachary Quinto's Before the Door Pictures to Open HollyShorts Film Festival

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The organizers of Hollyshorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that Zachary Quinto and his Before The Door Pictures ("Margin Call") banner (www.beforethedoor.com) will open the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) with a special theatrical world premiere of PERIODS. (www.periodsfilms.com), an improvised comedy film series created by NY-based filmmakers Victor Quinaz, Anna Martemucci and their ensemble crew.   The showcase of the PERIODS. shorts will be held during the Ho...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Circuit Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express commenced April 18 - 29, 2012 in New York. This year’s festival showcased 106 features, 60 shorts, and 88 premieres including panel discussions, special events, online screenings, real time video streaming, free events (Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Soccer Day), filmmakers, and industry parties. The opening ...

TFF 2012 Tribeca Talks New Filmmakers on Film Panel Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 25, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) New Filmmakers on Film Panel Discussion sponsored by Panavision was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Friday, April 27, 2:30 PM. Moderated by manager of New Filmmakers program Mike Dallatorre, Panavision, with a panel of industry experts and filmmakers were U.S. account manager entertainment imaging, Bob Mastronardi, Kodak; director Peter Brogna, Corporate Monster; TFF2012 Best Cinematography Award w...

Review: International Premiere of Rat King

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By Maria Esteves – June 25, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express International Premiere of RAT KING, directed by Petri Kotwica commenced Thursday, April 19, 6:30 PM at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, New York. A special Q&A discussion with director Kotwica immediately followed the international premiere. RAT KING is a powerful psychological technology thriller that seriously depicts the dangers of online gaming. Set i...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

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...

Fried Chicken

Director: Serdar YILMAZ.
In a family made up of a grandmother, daughter and a 9-year old granddaughter, granddaughter is forced to eat. The moral supporter of this little girl who feels contented about her games and within her own world, is a man behind the curtain only visible to her and no one has any clue whether this man is real or imaginary. While the Fried Chicken is a monstrous and aversive thing for the little girl, it turns in to a four - meter -long avant-garde object that is pulled over by the (same) man behind the curtain under cheers in an isolated corner (street) populated by the homeless.

A Look at the 2012 Tony Awards from a Film Blogger/Seatfiller's Perspective

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There's always some glitter of Tinseltown on Broadway; however, the 66th Annual American Theater Wing's Tony Awards had a really important film tie-in. You probably think I'm referring to: The win for Death of a Salesman produced by Scott Rudin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, who brought along current girlfriend and Spiderman (2012 movie) co-star Emma Stone. Or Once, totally sweeping the Tonys as a Broadway musical! Which firs...

North American Premiere of As Luck Would Have It (La Chispa de la Vida)

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By Maria Esteves – June 18, 2012   The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express North American Premiere of AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (La Chispa de la Vida), directed by Alex de la Iglesia commenced Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 PM at the SVA Theater, New York. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (La Chispa de la Vida) is a fantastic dark comedy, satire, and passionate film that proves life is priceless! Set in present day Spain economic meltdo...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

Randy Jones Live: Sunday Night Fever Closing Night

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By Maria Esteves – June 14, 2012   The Sunday Night Fever Closing Night Disco extravaganza hosted by American Music Award recipient pop icon Randy Jones (Original Village People Cowboy) commenced Sunday, June 10, 2012, 8:00 PM at SPLASH nightclub, New York. Dance patrons at this extraordinary evening enjoyed live telecast of the 2012 Tony Awards with Splash’s new ultra high-tech multimedia system on the lower level and 80s Disco hits with renowned resident DJ Max Rodriguez on th...

Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

Randy Jones Live: Tribute to the Bee Gees

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By Maria Esteves – June 5, 2012 The Sunday Night Fever special tribute to the Bee Gees with host Award-winning pop icon Randy Jones (Original Village People Cowboy) commenced Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at SPLASH nightclub, New York. Renowned resident DJ Max Rodriguez showcased powerful Disco hits before a dance audience, from the Bee Gees to Culture Club to Donna Summer to the Village People, and many others. The sensational Randy Jones live performance included a remi...

Fleet Week Celebration 2012 with Randy Jones

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By Maria Esteves – May 29, 2012   The Sunday Night Fever Memorial Day Weekend 2012 Fleet Week Celebration with host Award-winning pop icon Randy Jones (Original Village People Cowboy commenced Sunday, May 27, 8:30 PM at SPLASH nightclub, New York. Renowned resident DJ Max Rodriguez spun the best 70s and 80s Disco classics. A special live performance with Randy Jones in honor of “Fleet Week in America service people” was profound and memorable. Florida Navy officers PA 3rd class...

2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – May 24, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2012) honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm at the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. The ceremony also featured three outstanding performances by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-t...

57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By Maria Esteves – May 23, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2012) honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. The ceremony also featured three outstanding performances by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-t...

2012 OBIE Awards Photo Coverage

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm at the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York. The ceremony featured performance by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-time Tony Award nominated Broadway ONCE, and Ethan Lipton &a...

Join the FUN! AUG 3-5, 2012 - 5th Feel Good Film Festival at Laemmle NoHo7 - www.fgff.org

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Los Angeles, CA May 21, 2012 — Entering into its fifth year, Hollywood's International Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it will hold its 2012 event at Laemmle’s newest all-digital theater in the heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District. Dedicated to provide a platform for filmmakers worldwide with positive views on life, the Festival will take place August 3-5, 2012, with pre- and post-screening gala parties and an encore screening of the winning films on Thursday, August 9. ...

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