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ESCAPE! with Joe Wehinger

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    Today I have Director/Writer Joe Wehinger here with me to speak about his new film The AmericanStandards (2010) among other, groundbreaking industry projects. Joe is one of the freshest and most far- seeing directors in the industry today. Read him speak of all his upcoming film and media hip happenings.     ME: Hi Joe, can you speak about your film The American Standards (2010)? As your first feature what inspired you to tell this story? JOE:...

Finding David Fine

ME: Hi David. Well, to be honest, you have so many projects going on... can share with me which projects in the last year you are most proud of and were maybe most challenging?   DAVID: The last two I did were pretty intense. In "Stricken" I played the heroic lead, saving a young woman, played, masterfully, by my co lead Stephanie Michelle French, from Demonic Possession. I play a

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals ev...

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga in Aruba Hyatt

Early life Arriaga was born in Mexico City and spent his childhood in one of the most violent sectors of the metropolis. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work.

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival Carribean spotlight

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The inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, will include a special screening series that showcases movies from Caribbean filmmakers. Details were revealed today by AIFF co-founder and executive producer Jonathan Vieira. "Although the Film Festival will show films from the four corners of the world, it hasn't forgotten its roots," said Vieira. "Caribbean films have a unique outlook, and a cinematic style that differs from those in ...

Fair Game starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

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                                     The American director, Doug Liman, presents his first film in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Fair Game is the backdrop for the 2005 Plame-Wilson scandal, where Valeria Plame (played by Naomi Watts), a CIA agent in the nuclear non-proliferation department, sees her reports on uranium trafficking between Nig...

Peter Hutton will present a broad retrospective of his work at DOCUMENTA MADRID

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  At his year´s 7th festival, DOCUMENTA MADIRD is offering broad programming in it´s parallel sections, including a series entitled "USA INDEPENDENTS" retrospectives of three filmmakers -Peter Hutton, Ben Russell and Joseph Strick- who have left their mark on recent history for their creative and revolutionary visions of the genre.  Peter Hutton has been a crucial figure in American documentary and experimental film for forty years. Hutton is the last link in the Nort...

The Global Film Village: 63rd Cannes Film Festival Announces Film Line Up

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 by Marla LewinThe Opening night film already announced  is Ridley Scot's ROBIN HOOD. 20th Century Fox will have an Out of Competition screening of Oliver Stone's WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Additional Out of Competition screenings are YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER from Woody Allen (Sony Classics) and TAMARA DREWE from Stephen Frears.This years line up is a virtual Boy's Club with not  a single female director represented so far in the main competition. Although there are s...

NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast ...

Ninth Tribeca Film Festival 2010

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By Maria Esteves - April 14, 2010 The 9th Tribeca Film Festival 2010 (TFF 2010) in New York sponsored by founding sponsor American Express will be held in selected theatres April 21 - May 2, 2010. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.  The festival annually presents the largest celebration of film, music, and cu...

Coverage of The Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview

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Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview, presented by Pennsylvania Hospital took place this past weekend (April 9-12th)  Tinsel & Tine was in attendance.  Commentary on two of the films- I Am Love (starring Tilda Swinton) and The Square including Q&A with director Nash Edgerton is posted. More film commentary to come! Visit: TINSEL & TINE ...

Houston We Have a Problem to open Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY)

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The 2010 Environmental FilmFestival at Yale (EFFY) announced today it will open with the East CoastPremiere of Houston We Have a Problem on Tuesday, April 6. The documentary thatexposes the hard truths about oil from Texas oilmen themselves, and how the oilindustry must adapt to meet America's future energy needs.  Following thefilm will be a discussion with director Nicole Torre and one of the film'ssubjects Matthew Simmons, one of the world's leading experts on the topic ofpeak oil, and moder...

Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University builds new production studios

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Pennsylvania's Lincoln University, the nation's first historically Black University, has during its 156-year history educated a remarkable number of luminaries, a short list of whom includes Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall, Lincoln U., with a current enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, has as its stated mission to "provide the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based core curriculum to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global so...

NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. BE ON IT COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you.  ______...

Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview

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  Dear Friends of the Film Society, The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that it will produce the Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview, Presented by Pennsylvania Hospital, a three-day film event scheduled to take place on Friday, April 9th, Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th exclusively at the Prince Music Theater.  This event will feature three to four films per day, with complementary tickets to all films for Film Society Members a...

2010 Spirit Quest Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open!

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The Spirit Quest Film Festival has opened their call for entries for their 2010 season and is currently seeking inspirational, thought provoking and intriguing films and screenplays from around the world. Created and maintained by film festival veterans with deep ties within the industry, Spirit Quest hopes to provide submitting filmmakers and screenwriters with the exposure and attention they deserve for all of their hard work. We're looking for anything that will move us, make us la...

Commentary - The People Speak

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I have to confess, I watched "The People Speak" last night, from 8-9, but then I turned to A&E's "The Jackson's: A Family Dynasty" Reality Show premiere ;) What I did see of "The People Speak" makes me want to see it in its entirety, yet still I went to bed without checking to see if they were going to do an encore performance last night on The History Channel, which they did at midnight, so I missed rec...

NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

A Diamond Forms Under Pressure

Director: Ocusonic.
A Diamond Forms Under Pressure, is an anomaly existing somewhere between experimental film and music video, computer animation/ programming, science and art. An improvised electronic soundtrack drives proprietary software, which analyses the frequency content of the audio and generates a cogent synchronous image in real-time. Frequencies push and pull against each other stabilising or agitating the central image.

Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space

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Director: David Moolten.
Once a child laborer who trekked from Mexico to the fields of California to pick strawberries, Jose Hernandez recently traveled into space as an astronaut on the Discovery space shuttle. His story honors both the desperate struggle of immigrants and the greatness of which they are capable. This film and spoken word performance are a tribute.

YouTube film Butterflies screens at First Glance Film Festival in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival is proud to announce Butterflies film to be presented at the 12th annual event on October 25th 2009 at 6PM This will be your last chance to see the Award Winning film about YouTube on a big screen. We have had some great experience at the film festival circle, as well as some not so very good. It is sad to know that some film festival organizers are only there to scam filmmakers and get money out of them for their own projects. We really hope that F...

Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle:  Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author,  speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan.  During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle:  Author:  "&...

Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle: Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author, speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan. During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle: Author: ""Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretative...

Launch of (Philadelphia) La Cinematheque: New French Films

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LA CINEMATHEQUE: NEW FRENCH FILMS Launches year-round programming with premieres of Les Beaux Gosses on September 30; and Costa-Gavras’ Eden is West on October 22; Philadelphia Cinema Alliance forms a partnership with the Prince Music Theater, the Embassy of France and the French-American Cultural Foundation Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), the nonprofit presenter of Philadelphia CineFest and Philadelphia QFest, will be expanding its year-round programming this mon...

Stars Stretch Their Stuff at Woodstock FF

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  Uma Thurman in MOTHERHOOD At the Woodstock Film Festival, which today concludes its five-day marathon of film premieres, industry seminars, music concerts and groovy parties, film directors generally get all the attention. However, after my own personal marathon screenings, it is the performances of several standout actors that has made the biggest impression. Of course, for an independent filmmaker, casting is a critical part of the process.  Luckily, it has been par...

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