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Jan Harlan serves Jury President at Bucarest B-EST 8th edition

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Jury President of the eighth edition of Bucharest IFF Brief biography Jan Harlan I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was “A Clockwork Orange”. Four years later I became Kubrick’s Executive Producer and worked for Warner Bros. on “Barry Lyndon...

Kubrick project

KUBRICK PROJECT Short fiction - 2011 - director : Olivier Jagut HD - Color - 4min.20 Synopsis :  An immersion into the Stanley Kubrick's obsessive fascination for Napoleon Bonaparte and the movie that he attempted to make about the emperor's life.   Available for festival screenings and competitions

Kubrick project

Director: Olivier Jagut.
An immersion into the Stanley Kubrick's obsessive fascination for Napoleon Bonaparte and the movie that he attempted to make about the emperor's life.

'Break' out with Frank Krueger

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        On the go, go-getter actor Frank Krueger is here today to speak about his recent films The Pink Conspiracy (2007), Break (2008), Gerald (2010) and more!     ME: Hi Frank, thanks for talking with us. First, can you tell us about your film The Pink Conspiracy? Like a brief on what it's about and then your role in it?     FRANK: The Pink Conspiracy is a dark fun relationship comedy about a guy who disc...

SXSW Film Announces first round of cool speakers

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce the first round of confirmed speakers for the 2009 event, to be held March 13-21, 2009 in Austin, Texas. The event will feature acclaimed writer/directors Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater in conversation together, as well as a rare appearance by Col Needham, Founder and Vice President of IMDb Service Limited to discuss the nature of information in the entertainment industry. Longtime Stanley Kubrick producer, Jan Ha...

58TH BERLIN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MICK, AND MARTY, AND PEN AND BEN ... - Part 2

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The big arrival yesterday, (Day 2) was Daniel Day-Lewis, here to plug his latest, the highly touted oil tycoon drama, “There Will Be Blood”. Today, Sunday, day number three, the conference hall was festooned with the appearance in the flesh of smouldering dark haired beauty, Penelope Cruz, the Spanish star being accompanied by hairless British actor Ben Kingsley, and Catalan femme director Isabel Coixet, representing the competition film “Elegy” in which Ben and Pen are the improbable fo...

Indiana Jones Not a Bust

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Ever since the disastrous premiere of "The Davinci Code" at the Cannes Festival two years ago Hollywood has been afraid to let any of their other films be ripped apart by Cannes critics. Fortunately, last night, Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" broke that fear, making a more successful premiere than expected.Reviews are saying that the film should be a summer hit fulfilling the expectations of Indiana Jones fans all over. Shia Leboeuf, C...

SPARK VFX '08 Visual Effects Festival

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SPARK VFX '08Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and the Vancity Theatre are proud to present the SPARK VFX ?08 Film Festival. Featuring a selection of cinema's most influential visual effects (VFX) films, and film industry veteran speakers, SPARK celebrates the history of innovation in VFX. The films have been chosen from the "VES 50", a list of the 50 most influential and inspiring VFX films as selected by the Visual Effects Society. SPARK begins on January 30th with the panel "Celebrating Innovation and I...

Michael Bay Interview: Transformers (by Robin Rowe)

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I thought this was a particularly good interview with Michael Bay and since Transformers premiered at the LA Film Festival, I wanted to include this interview in this blog.  Robin Rowe, a Los Angeles screenwriter and facilitator of weekly filmmaker events, asks Bay practical questions that I think a lot of filmmakers will appreciate.  Enjoy!  (Contact information for Robin is at the bottom of this email.) Michael Bay Interview: Transformersby Robin Rowe [More articles] Read Robin's Sci-...

LA Film Festival Event: Behind the Curtain With ILM, A Talk With Dennis Muren

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This blog was submitted by Libbey Coghlan of www.artfxfilms.com (Thanks Libbey!) Saturday June 23rd I attended "Behind the Curtain With ILM, A Talk With Dennis Muren"  followed by a special screening of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.  Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) is an SFX company started by George Lucas, the director of Star Wars. Dennis is the senior visual effects supervisor at ILM. In the late 1990's Kubrick collaborated  with Dennis on the special visual effects for the ...

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