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Body & Soul NYC Annual 2012 Martin Luther King Celebration

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By Maria Esteves – January 16, 2012 The Body & SOUL Annual 2012 Martin Luther King (MLK) dance music celebration presented by JD Productions John Davis with world renown resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois “K” Kevorkian, and Danny Krivit was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Sunday, January 15, 6:00 PM. Attendees included artists, disk jockeys, industry professionals, and dance patrons. The power and importance of music, the universal...

Insider Game Private Screening Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 11, 2012 A special private screening of INSIDER GAME, documentary short directed by Larry Locke, presented by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and hosted by Time Warner, Inc commenced Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:30pm at Time Warner Center, New York. Business leaders, industry professionals, educators, and artists attended the opening reception, private screening, panel discussion, and closing reception. INSIDER GAME (part one of three)...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

21st Annual 2012 New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 10, 2012   The 21st Annual 2012 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2012) commences January 11-26, 2012 at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase feature and short films (drama, documentary) that explores the Jewish experience. The 21st NYJFF celebration consist of 34 films (13 N.Y., 1 N.Y.C., 5 U.S., and 6 World premieres), panel discussions, gala receptions, and sp...

INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL RIO DE JANEIRO 2012 - First films selected

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INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL RIO DE JANEIRO 2012 The first 10 films selected Press Release December 21, 2011 Until December 2011, the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival received more than 40 documentaries, shorts and features from all continents about nuclear issues - from uranium mining to atomic bomb tests, from Chernobyl to Fukushima. We received films from famous directors like Peter Greenaway as well as productions from newcomers...

2012 Sundance Film Festival travelling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festiv...

2012 Sundance Film Festival traveling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festival, ...

The 3 Kings of House Showcase of 1990s Music Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – December 12, 2011 The 3 Kings of House showcase of 1990s House music commenced Sunday, November 27, 2011, 6:00pm - 4:00am at the historic Webster Hall, New York. Presented by John Davis, JD Productions, the magnificent trio’s DJ dance legend Tony Humphries, Grammy award-winning DJ/producers/remixers David Morales, and Louie Vega were extraordinary. Their ten-hour slate of 1990s dance music classics spun on the Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK3 CD included “I Want You To Know,” b...

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 ...

CMJ 2011 Entertainment Business Law Seminar Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – November 26, 2011 The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011(CMJ 2011) Entertainment Business Law Seminar was held at New York University Kimmel Center, New York, October 21, 2011. Presented by HSBC Private Bank, the all-day seminar WHEN INDUSTRIES COLLIDE accredited for accountants Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) included Cloud Computing vs. File Sharing, Unlocking Revenue Stream, Real World Entertainment Ethi...

“MachinExpo” in Second Life 3:00pm-3:30pm, November 20th

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R2D2, Second Life, Machinima, The Caucus, Rome, London, Boston, NY, Juneau, Chicago and New Media Film FestivalThe Best in New Media… Honoring Stories worth Telling. R2D2, Second LIfe & Machinima: Tony Dyson, the man behind “Star Wars” R2-D2. The versatile Emmy nominated Film SFX supervisor is the creative genius at the helm of many of the biggest SCI-FI movies to date. Among them are “Superman 2”, “Moon Raker”, “Dragon Slayer”, and of course, “The Empire Strikes Back”. To...

Thessaloniki Wrap dailies

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52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ran November 4 -13, 2011.Our festival ambassador vanessa Mcmahon reporting from the festival shared her diaries with our audience.LOVERBOY at 52nd TIFF Interview with Daniel MitulescuLOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and has screened in competition in several festivals since, including Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunnin...

52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Jury Press Conference

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TIFF PRESS RELEASE!52nd TIFF: International Jury press conference (11/8/2011)INTERNATIONAL JURY PRESS CONFERENCEThe Thessaloniki Film Festival International Competition jury gave a press conference on Tuesday, November 8, at Warehouse C. This year’s jury is presided by Lawrence Kardish (Senior curator at the Department for Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art, New York) and consists of Hisami Kuroiwa (producer and sales’ representative), Frédéric Boyer (Artistic Director at the European F...

Interview with Flow Affair Filmmaker Wolfgang Busch

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By Maria Esteves – November 11, 2011 Art from the heart, Wolfgang Busch (WB) is producer, editor, promoter, director, and Award-winning documentarian who began his career as DJ and sound engineer. WB has promoted music artists at legendary NYC nightclubs, is board member, technical director, and volunteer coordinator to many organizations. He has received countless awards in many disciplines. In 1990, Busch television show “New York New Rock” aired weekly on Manhattan Neighborhood Netw...

Createasphere Wrapped 4 days of exhibition and sharing in Burbank

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  Createasphere Wraps Four Days of Connection, Information and Community Building Creativity, Hands-on Insights, and Innovation were on the Docket at Entertainment Technology Expo and Post Production Master Class     Createasphere - a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry - wrapped four days of education, connection, and exhibition last week in Burbank during two events focused on a wide array of topics addressing content creation in a ...

Big Apple special events preview

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 The 8th edition will run November 1 thru Sunday, November 6, 2011                         Honorary Award presentations to Noah Bean(Damages, Morning Glory, The Pill) and Rachel Boston(500 Days of Summer, The Pill). Mr Bean and Ms. Boston will be the co-recipients of the 2011 Big Apple Film Festival NY Emerging Talent Award. Presentation will take place following the screening of “The Pill” on Saturday, November 5th, 9 p.m. at Tribeca Cinemas.2011 Golden Apple...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival travels to New York City and beyond

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CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com), Cambodia's first international film festival event since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime - and Cambodia's only indie film festival! - celebrates its half-decade mark with a screening of shorts from its recent 4th edition in Manhattan, New York City in December.  CamboFest later continues its US tour with a stop in Los Angeles and other cities before moving on to Canada, Mexico, and other global host venues. The Manhattan event, hosted by New Filmmake...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

The Tokyo International film festival to support Tsunami victims

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24th TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS by Alex Deleon   Jūzō Itami  The Tokyo International film festival (TIFF) which came into being in 1985 and is now in its 24th edition forms, is, along with Pusan in neighboring Korea, what might be called the "one-two punch" of leading Asian film festivals. This festival started off slowly and was only held every other year between 1985 and 1991, but fi...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

Lea and Daria

Director: Branko Ivanda.
LEA & DARIA is inspiring true story about two thirteen-year-old girls who were, on the eve of World War II, great dancing and acting stars in Zagreb. Selling out theatre venues, they were praised in the most superb headlines by the Croatian and European press. They were filmed by Parisian Pathe and Berlin’s UFA… During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from communists, a dramatic friendship was born through entertainment, dance, but also anxiety. This led towards an unexpected end.

Taking Bulgarian Cinema on the Road: An Interview With Director Konstantin Bojanov

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Walking around New York, London or Paris, if you offered someone 100 dollars, pounds or euros to name just one Bulgarian film or director, you'd likely still have the money in your pocket after an hour of trying. Of course, this fact has nothing to do with a lack of productivity or talent in contemporary Bulgarian cinema.And with “Avé”, the feature film debut by director Konstantin Bojanov, Bulgarian cinema's profile is likely to be raised higher, as audiences discover a deeply personal and...

The Iris Prize Winners 2011

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And the winner is: ·       I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone  (directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) - Iris Prize And the other winners are:  ·        The Red Bike (directed by Andrew Steggall) – Best UK Short ·        August (directed by Eldar Rapaport)- Iris Prize Best Feature Award ·        Murray Bartlett (Troy in August) Best Actor in a Feature ·        Allison Lane (Candy in Going Down In La-La Land) Best Actress in a Feature A short film about ...

New York No Limits announces Dates and Venue

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New York No Limits Film Series announces partnership with Indie Screen for Fall Series.  NYNL presents its year end screening event on December 9th & 10th at Indie Screen in Brooklyn, NY.  Indie Screen is a professional indepedent cinema dedicated to art house films and NYNL is pleased to give emerging filmmakers access to this unique space.  The lineup for the event is posted on our blog page at http://www.newyorknolimits.com.  Stay tuned for more info.     ...

Something For Everyone At NY Film Festival

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  The 49th edition of the New York Film Festival, a sure sign of the Fall season, is underway, and in its substantially expanded format, there is literally something for everyone at this year’s event. The Festival, which has prided itself on being a boutique as opposed to the bazaar offered at such events in Toronto, Cannes and Berlin (and at New York’s own Tribeca Film Festival) still offers the cream of the crop from those other festival celebrations, with a sprinkling of highbrow c...

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