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63rd Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Robin Hood

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 by Marla Lewin We arrived in Cannes and went right to the Carlton hotel and I said hello to Brian Grazer in the lobby, who said he was excited to be in Cannes for the opening night premiere of his film Robin Hood! We had flown in on the same plane as Donna Langley co-chairman of Universal. We were all relieved when the airline held our connecting flight to Nice because our Los Angeles flight had been late. We had heard rumors in the airport that officials were considering closing airports...

A palme d'or to Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, in Paris for the release of his film Gran Torino, was given the Palme d’Or of the Festival de Cannes by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux at a private ceremony today.The American filmmaker has a long and trusting relationship with the Festival which first welcomed him for the first time in 1985 with Pale Rider. He has returned to present Bird, and then White Hunter, Black Heart, Mystic River and Changeling. Over the years, the acknowledgement of his peers has met the growing fe...

Clint Eastwood 2009 Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara

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Multiple Academy Award® winning director, producer, actor and composer Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an indivi...

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Changeling by Clint Eastwood: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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Changeling by Clint Eastwood Directed by: Client Eastwood Written by: J. Michael Straczynski Produced by: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood Executive Producer: Tim Moore, James Whitaker Cast: Angelina Jolie, Amy Ryan, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan    Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fr...

Changeling from Cannes to Festival Film of the year nominee

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Five years after premiering Mystic River at the Festival de Cannes, Clint Eastwood returns to Competition with Changeling, a thriller which takes place in the late 1920s in a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. Angelina Jolie stars as Christine Collins, a mother whose son Walter mysteriously disappears one day. After an intensive search effort lasting several months, a nine-year-old boy who says he is Walter is returned to her. Unfortunately, the boy is not her son. Christine, accused of being ...

Clint Eastwood to receive the Santa Barbara Fest honors

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Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her accomplishments in the motion picture industry. ...

Press Release October 9, 2008

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This press release was picked up by Yahoo, Forbes, AOL and more! Check us out at http://www.prdff.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Press Assist at studioclubnews@yahoo.com or 805-237-1536 PASO ROBLES DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL UNCORKS IN WINE COUNTRY NOVEMBER 20-25 WITH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO CLINT EASTWOOD, MUSIC FROM THE BACON BROTHERS, THE KYLE EASTWOOD BAND, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT AND MORE Paso Robles, CA, October 9, 2008: In the heart of Central California's "Cowboy Wine ...

Clint Eastwood At The New York Film Festival

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Thursday, October 2------When you have one of the most recognizable faces in film in the same room as you, there is undoubtedly a level of excitement. Clint Eastwood came to New York City today for a press conference for his new film Changeling, which serves as the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival.   Being his affable, laconic self is easy for the still handsome Clint, whose directing career is even surpassing his accomplishments as an actor. With such recent films as M...

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Eastwood centerpiece of the New York Film Festival

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When you have one of the most recognizable faces in film in the same room as you, there is undoubtedly a level of excitement. Clint Eastwood came to New York City today for a press conference for his new film Changeling, which serves as the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival. Being his affable, laconic self is easy for the still handsome Clint, whose directing career is even surpassing his accomplishments as an actor. With such recent films as Million Dollar Baby and Sands Of Iwo Jima, ...

Film-editor Joel Cox to be awarded at Paso Robles

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The Paso Digital Film Festival, planned for November 20th through November 25th,will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award.The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once known world wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first soloist to perform on the opening night of Carnegie Hall in 1891. This Statesman was known for his brilliant, sensitive playing, tossing his long hair as he pounded on the piano keys. In 1913...

September Press Release

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September 29, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘VIP CELEBRITY GUESTS LINE UP FOR NOVEMBER DEBUT OF DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL IN WINE-COUNTRY’S PASO ROBLES, CA There may be no place more likely than in Central California’s town of Paso Robles, for the birth of a brand-new, world-class film festival, in this historic area with its roots in the Old West, population 29,000, surrounded by hillsides covered with thousands of acres of premium wine g...

New York Film Festival will open with Cannes winner: The Class-

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The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHANGELING, directed by Clint Eastwood, The Zi...

Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman

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The 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, co-chaired by Paul Haggis and presented by Starz, are pleased to announce their craft honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards. Composer Danny Elfman will be given the "Hollywood Composer of the Year Award," Cinematographer Mandy Walker, A.C.S., will receive the "Hollywood Cinematographer of the Year Award," editors Daniel P. Hanley, A.C.E., and Mike Hill, A.C.E., will be honored with the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," product...

46th New York Film Festival Opens Friday, September 26, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2008  The  46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHA...

Paso Robles Digital Film Fest will honor film-editor Joel Cox

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First Annual Ignace Paderewski Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the World of Music and Movies, will go to Academy Award Winner JOEL COX The Paso Digital Film Festival, planned for November 20th through November 25th, will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award.The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once known world wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first soloist to perform on the opening night...

Events winding down in Cannes

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As the end of the week approaches, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to die down. Although there are still a few competition films that have yet to be shown, it seems that the premiere of Indiana Jones was the climax of the festival. After the premiere of Jones and Changeling, company's and fans have slowly made there way back home. The French Transporation strike and the closing of the festival's market also give festival attendees a reason to rush out of Cannes. Many companies chose to lea...

"Changeling" by Clint Eastwood in competition at Cannes

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The film: Five years after premiering Mystic River at the Festival de Cannes, Clint Eastwood returns to Competition with Changeling, a thriller which takes place in the late 1920s in a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. Angelina Jolie stars as Christine Collins, a mother whose son Walter mysteriously disappears one day. After an intensive search effort lasting several months, a nine-year-old boy who says he is Walter is returned to her. Unfortunately, the boy is not her son. Christine, acc...

Angelina Jolie Receives Outstanding Performance of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  “I think this is the most important role of my life,” Angelina Jolie remarked upon playing Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart. Pearl is the famous widow of fellow Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan. Pearl’s heart is mighty indeed, as the clips shown in Jolie’s conversation with film critic Pete Hammond reveal.   She graciously accepted the award presented by renowned actor and director Clint Eastwood. The two praised each other...

Angelina Jolie will be honored at next Santa Barbara

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CA- Academy Award® and three-time Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie will be honored on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the 23rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the Outstanding Performance of the Year Award for her critically acclaimed performance in “A Mighty Heart”, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Past recipients include Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger and Helen Mirren for her performance in “The Queen.” Based on the bestselling book b...

Amazon gambles in film

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In its first feature-film venture, Amazon has optioned screen rights to Keith Donohue's bestselling novel "The Stolen Child." Amazon will move to secure a filmmaker and then a studio partner to turn the fantasy into a live-action feature. Move marks the first foray of the world's biggest online retailer into content creation not limited to its Web site. Company isn't looking to co-finance the film but does bring an intriguing variable to the table: a pledge to use the clout of its site as a ma...

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