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2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up

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This year's Festival will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more. Check back May 15 for the complete Festival schedule! OPENING NIGHT:   To Rome With Love- (DIRECTOR/WRITER Woody Allen PRODUCERS Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum CAST Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz,...

116,000 movie-goers at Tribeca

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive D...

The first-ever Sundance London film and music festival came to a close

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  The first-ever Sundance London film and music festival came to a close last night, capping off four days of film screenings and music performances hosted by Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe, with the support of Presenting Partner Sony Entertainment Network. The festival closed with an intimate performance by Rufus and Martha Wainwright following the World Premiere of Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You ~ A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, Lian Lunson...

Tribeca Film Festival audience Awards to ANY DAY NOW and BURN

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The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of the two Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. This year for the first time two awards—one for narrative and one for documentary—were given to the audience choices for the best films. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and BURN, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, was chosen for the Doc...

Cannes Classics 2012 welcomes cannes legends

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                                                      Agnès Varda, Universal Pictures, Robert De Niro, John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Roman Polanski, the World Cinema Foundation, Jerry Lewis, Lawrence of Arabia, Claude Miller, Nastassja Kinski, Alfred Hitchcock, Keisuke Kinoshita, The Dance Cinematheque, Roberto...

THINK OF ME

Director: Bryan Wizemann.
Las Vegas. Present day. A downward spiraling economy. Think of Me is the heartbreaking story of Angela Jerome (Lauren Ambrose, SIX FEET UNDER), a young single mother doing her level best not to fall apart. Her daughter Sunny (newcomer Audrey Scott) is one of the few joys in her life, but raising a child alone is a struggle on even the best of days. When the worst week of Angela's life builds to a breaking point, she is faced with an impossible choice: keep trying to make things work, or let it all go for the promise of something better. Co-starring Dylan Baker (HAPPINESS) as Max, a nihilistic reflection of Las Vegas itself, and his sister, Louise (Penelope Ann Miller, THE ARTIST), whose self-interested offer of 'help' becomes the hardest decision Angela will ever have to make.

WorldView and Sundance Institute to Present New Awards at Sundance London

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  Sundance Institute and WorldView today announced that they will jointly present awards to four films that focus on social justice issues in the developing world: Street Girls by Katie Mark; FARMING by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; My Brother the Devil by Sally El Hosaini; and Valley of Saints by Musa Syeed. Each award is accompanied by a £5,000 or £10,000 grant, and the Documentary Development Award for Street Girls is enhanced with professional access to film mentorship from Je...

KILLER JOE to open The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that William Friedkin’s shockingly cool and blackly comic noir thriller KILLER JOE will be the Opening Gala at the 66th edition of the Festival on Wednesday, 20 June. The EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July 2012.   Released in the UK by Entertainment One UK, KILLER JOE is directed by William Friedkin (THE FRENCH CONNECTION; THE EXORCIST) and stars Matthew McConaughey,    Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon a...

INTERVIEW WITH JIM BUTTERWORTH of NAKED EDGE FILMS (Gone, Donor Unknown at Tribeca 2011 Festival)

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Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Jim Butterworth, the president and co-founder of Naked Edge Films, a documentary film production company based in New York City and Boulder, Colorado, to discuss the two documentaries his company has at the 2011 Tribeca festival -- GONE and DONOR UNKNOWN.   Jim, you have a background in technology as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. How does this background translate to what you are doing with Naked Edge Films? ...

IFFS Paris 2012: Lionel Chouchan, Deauville Film Festival Director, and Chairman, Le Public Systeme Cinema. by Nesta

Bringing Steven Spielberg, Brian de Palma, Jean Luc Besson to Deauville, stepping out of the shadow, making your festival unique and unforgettable follows... from Avoriaz, Cognac to Deauville.

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

BATTLESHIP stars berth at Sydney; Luna Park; Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, director Peter Berg

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Ahoy. The battle for earth begins at sea in epic action-adventure BATTLESHIP - but tonight the all-star cast was warmly welcomed to iconic and circus like Luna Park Sydney, for the Australian Premiere of their highly anticipated new film. In an exciting and profitable partnership, Universal Pictures and 2Day FM co-presented the Australian Premiere under the Luna Park Big Top, where leading man Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)  walked the red carpet with his co-stars...

Penelope Miller joins ‘In Conversation’ @ Sarasota!

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Penelope Ann Miller, star of this year’s THINK OF ME playing at the SFF and last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Picture THE ARTST, participates in the intimate In Conversation series. This discussion will highlight Ms. Miller’s work over the course of her illustrious career and her approach to her craft as one of our finest, most versatile actors. ABOUT PENELOPE ANN MILLER Penelope Ann Miller has shared the screen with some of the most notable and renowned leading men a...

The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off its 17th year with its opening night film,ROBOT & FRANK

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off its 17th year with its opening night film,ROBOT & FRANK, complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet screening. Following the film join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals and guests from around the world as we celebrate seven days of film, entertainment and education. Short Synopsis: Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alo...

Terracotta Festival 2012: European Premiere of INSEPARABLE with Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu

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  Terracotta Festival is proud to hold the European premiere of the Chinese movie INSEPARABLE directed by Dayyan Eng, featuring Daniel Wu and Kevin Spacey. INSEPARABLE tells the story of hopeless 30 year old Li (Wu), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a strange American ex-pat, Chuck(Kevin Spacey in excellent comic form). They fi rst meet when Chuck foils Li’s attempt at suicide, claiming to be his neighbour. He takes Li under his wing, gradually helping with ...

Comic-Con IV: A Fan's Hope

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Morgan Spurlock is the the greatest example of a filmmaker who thinks outside the box and has the imagination and inspiration of a true artist. I compare him to the artist Andy Warhol because he sees what others may view but his artistic talent allows him to create something unique. Perhaps his determination to be a filmmaker after being rejected by the USC film school several times but finally making the cut at the NYU film school opened his eyes in a ...

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize f

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Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to Receive Financial Support, Supervision and Guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute as the Winner  of Sloan's Prize for Science-Themed Screenplay. Sloan Has Awarded over $3.5 Million in Direct Grants to Film Students Since 1997   The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. Penny Stock by Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of...

The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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Comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Creative Team Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and Producer Judd Apatow to Kick Off 11th  Edition of TFF on April 18 The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Universal Pictures  announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller and writer/star Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy, which also stars Emily Blunt, Rh...

Shriekfest Founder/Director Nabs Role in Mel Gibson Film, “Get the Gringo”

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  Denise Gossett      It’s obvious to anyone who has tried—breaking into show business takes a lot of work. And no one knows this better than actor Denise Gossett, founder and director of the Shriekfest Film Festival, the longest-running Los Angeles-based festival dedicated to all things horror and sci-fi. But it seems that Ms. Gossett is starting to see her efforts really pay off. This May, she will be featured in the new Mel Gibson motion picture, “Get the Gring...

AIFF 2011: Tears and Laughter in Ashland

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A pre-dawn dusting of snow fell on southern Oregon, wrapping Ashland like a gift.  Morning’s bright sun melted white back to green to reveal the start of the 10th Ashland Independent Film Festival.  By midday, the endless crisp, blue sky instead hung low, grey, and ominous.  A freakish snow squall swirled around the queue in front of the Varsity waiting for the first slate of films, then the clouds lifted and the world shone bright again. Those changes - from cheery to dreary and b...

Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Honors North By Northwest and Eva Marie Saint

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Photo credit: Hugh E Dillon Earlier this month the Turner Classic Movies’ “Road toHollywood” tour came to Philly (Prince Theater) and brought along legendary actress Eva Marie Saint, the actress best known for her sexy spy role, playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic - North By Northwest. The 10-city tour is part of a campaign to promote the vintage film network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival (April 12-15). I...

Boston Jewish Film Festival names Amy Geller new Artistic Director

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  The Boston Jewish Film Festival named Amy Geller, long active in the Boston film community with curatorial and production experience, as its new Artistic Director. Geller's background includes producing a variety of feature, documentary and short films, curating film festivals and serving as Associate Director of The Boston Jewish Film Festival. Geller's chief responsibilities will be selecting films and programming fo...

Rob Zombie Piggy Released Today

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Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formulated the idea for Piggy, set in Pigsville, South Caroli...

PIGGY by Kluckin Films

Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formu ...

'INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE' (2011) at 14th TDF

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              Film still from Into The Abyss (2011)  One of the most talked about documentaries of the year, Werner Herzog’s film INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE (2011) screened at this year’s Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. The film focuses on two prisoners in the USA who (during the filming) await death row. In the film, Herzog intervi...
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