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The full lineup of Spring/Summer festivals has been confirmed. Book authors and publishers, independent music acts and other interested parties are invited to explore the following opportunities:BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL – May 3, Atlantic City Hilton, Atlantic City, N.J. –Honoring the hottest reads of the summer season, our newest festival offers cash and prizes worth over $10,000, including a week-long stay for two at the fabulous Larimar St. Croix Colony in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a full PR ...

2008 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Call For Entries

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Among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 7th annual Great Lakes Independent Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian for the 2008 festival, September 25th. Thru September 28th. We shall accept all ranges of mus...

Red Carpets and Limosines...

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While this scene is not the premiere of the All Roads Film Festival, it is yet another typical happening in Hollywood, site of the 2007 All Roads Launch. Just a stones throw from the legendary Kodak theater, the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd. will serve as the host for the 4th Annual Event. Filmmakers and photographers from across the globe are set to arrive throughout the next 24 hours to share their art and gift with all of us....

Hollywood Book Festival Awards

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The 2007 Hollywood Book Festival has named Will Clarke’s novel, “The Worthy: A Ghost Story,” as the grand prize winner of its annual competition honoring books worthy of greater attention from the film, TV and multimedia industries. A riveting, sardonic and page-turning account of a fraternity pledge that dies in a hazing accident but returns for revenge, “The Worthy: A Ghost Story” was honored during awards that capped a day-long festival at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, CA. The ev...

"Variety" to present "10 ACTORS TO WATCH" at next Hollywood Awards on October 22

   "Variety," the authoritative entertainment industry publication, will present its annual "10 Actors to Watch" lineup of exciting new talents for the first time onstage at the Hollywood Awards(r). The ten actors, selected by a team of Variety's critics, editors and reporters, will be recognized at the prestigious Hollywood Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 22."We are very proud and honored that 'Variety' ...

The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest launching in LA

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The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest arrives in Hollywood for the first time, in grand style beginning Sunday, February 26th and continuing through Saturday, March 4th. Classic and contemporary Italian cinema will be screened daily at the legendary Mann's Chinese 6 Theatres, located in the heart of Hollywood. The festival will celebrate the art of filmmaking in general with emphasis on the proud heritage of Italian cinema in particular. This wonderful festival of Italian film, fashion and f...

HDFEST High Def Festival highlights

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The schedule for HDFEST, the world's only high definition film festival, was released today. Staged at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and the Dolby Laboratories' Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank, the festival will include screenings of High-Def movies, panels on High-Def filmmaking, festival parties and the HDFEST 2005 Deffie Award Ceremony.HDFEST Los Angeles is the final event in the 2005 HDFEST World Tour, which included previous events this year in ...

Director Paul Haggis breakthrough award at Hollywood Awards

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The Hollywood Film Festival will honor actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award," actress RACHEL McADAMS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award," and director PAUL HAGGIS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award."The awards will be bestowed upon the honorees as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder...

Shriekfest Film Festival kicks off

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The 5th annual Shriekfest Film Festival (a celebration for filmmakers and screenwriters of all ages) will take place at Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose in Hollywood, CA (From the 101 freeway, take the Gower exit South to Melrose, go Left and the studios will be on the right across from Paramount Studios) there is plenty of street parking and a paid parking structure The fest will kick off with a panel of horror filmmakers September 10th sponsored by LA Indie Film Group, then continue with an openin...

Hollywood Awards reveal award winners

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Warner Bros.' "BATMAN BEGINS," Disney's "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE," Dimension's "SIN CITY" and Paramount's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" will be presented with awards at 9th annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS.The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" with the "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" with the "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City" with the "Hollywood Make-Up o...

The Hollywood World Cinema Salon at the Arclight

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The Hollywood Film Festival and ArcLight Cinemas are introducing a new monthly series for film lovers -- The Hollywood World Cinema Salon(tm). Each month a quality film will be screened, followed by a reception and networking session where film fans can engage in thought-provoking conversation. The Salons will be hosted by film journalist David Poland."Responding to the success of the festival's programming and the commitment from both the festival and ArcLight to bringing diverse and quality fi...

Filmfestivals proud presenter of the Hollywood European Award to The Sea Inside

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The 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held October 18 before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special honors went to Newmarket Films' President Bob Berney, film preservation leader Robert Rosen, actor John Travolta, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Annette Bening, director Michael Mann, producer Mel...

Hollywood celebrates Europe

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Hollywood Film Festival(R) and Hollywood Awards (R) Set Pace for Oscar(R) Race and Celebrate World and European Cinema in HollywoodIn their eighth year, the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards announce the launch of their World and European cinema awards."We are very excited to be having our eighth annual festival and awards from October 12 to 18 at Arclight Cinemas. Last year's festival was one of the best yet, with our awards going to such Hollywood icons as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Goldi...

A Monument for D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California”

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NEW HOLLYWOOD MONUMENT TO BE UNVEILED ON MAY 6, 2004 with Mayor James K. Hahn attending. Monument at Hollywood & Vine to Honor D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California” – First Film Shot in HollywoodThe Beverly Hills Film Festival and Thomas Bond II, Biography Company’s CEO, announced the erection of a black granite monument commemorating the first film shot in Hollywood, D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California.”At 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn plans to inaugurate the monumen...

Beverly Hills Fest resurrects "In Old California"

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Ever wonder who wrote, directed, starred in and produced the first independent film ever shot in Hollywood? Sound like a trivial pursuit question almost impossible to answer? The answer is probably a resounding “yes” for most moviegoers and filmmakers alike, but not for the organizers of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. This year’s festival will open with the first movie ever shot in Hollywood, “In Old California,” produced by the oldest movie company in America, Biograph Company....

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