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There is only one direction to go…FORWARD!

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I recently read (again) the Steven Spielberg biography by Joseph McBride. There is a passage in the book that always gets my attention. “Early in 1977, when Close Encounters was still months away from completion, George Lucas showed a rough cut of Star Wars (without John Williams’s rousing musical score) at his San Anselmo home, in northern California. The audience included executives of Twentieth Century-Fox; Gloria Katz and William Huyck, who worked on the script; and several of Lucas...

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,...

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.

Oscar for Best Director in the past

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DIRECTOR**************** ****************************************************** 2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist (2011) 2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (2009) 2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2008 Joel Coen & Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed (2006) 2006 Ang Lee ...

The Artist's producer Thomas Langmann received the PGA award

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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards - January 21, 2012 One of the awards season’s marquee events, The Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped our profession. Considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar®, the announcement of the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the se...

Tintin will close AFI

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  The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film is based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé and stars Jamie Bell, Andy Ser...

A Peep into the world of ILM at FMX 2011

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FMX 201116th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Award winning Visual Effects studio Industry Light & Magic, founded by George Lucas in 1975, will feature in a very special screening at this year's FMX. Director Leslie Iwerks and ILM veteran's Tim Alexander, Ben Snow and Hal Hickel will present the documentary, "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible". For the past 35 years ILM has been responsible for some of the most memora...

My First Report

Director: Ian Rodgers.
Ian Rodgers does his first video YouTube report on Percy Jackson's The Titan's Curse, and uploaded it to YouTube.

Future Of Film Summit 2010 Theme: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema

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Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, will keynote at the 2010 Future of Film Summit. Snider oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company's business strategy. Snider joined DreamWorks in March 2006 and since then has overseen such films as "Dreamgirls," "Sweeney Todd," "Tropic Thunder," and "Revolutionary Road." Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider served as Chairman of Universal Pictures where she oversaw all domest...

Harrison Ford To Be Honored In Santa Barbara

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  Indiana Jones himself will be on the scene when the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present its fifth annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film to legendary actor/producer Harrison Ford. The black-tie Gala, which serves as a fundraiser for the Festival will take place at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Friday, November 19. Ford, one of the planet's biggest stars for more than 3 decades, has made an astonishing 43 feature films, 12 of which hav...

Hollywood Dont Surf...Dude!

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This 63rd Cannes Film Festival featured the surprise new sensational documentary film by producer Lincoln Phipps. Having left his job in California government, he sold his house and put everything into the film with inflexible drive and passion; and lo and behold, a success story! The cast and crew finished editing literally days before cut off dates for entry and were celebrated with flying colors at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Sam George and written by Greg MacGil...

Lincoln Phipps at Cannes

See Lincoln Phipps new film  HOLLYWOOD DONT SURF! http://hollywooddontsurf.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODyb7lEFaQc   This 63rd Cannes Film Festival featured the surprise new sensational documentary film by producer Lincoln Phipps. Having left his job in California government, he sold his house and put everything into the film with inflexible drive and pa

Awesome Time in Cannes! Accepting Submissions now!

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We have been in Cannes for 3 days and we are loving it so far! It's great to be back for the 2nd year in a row as filmmakers and as festival film festival directors. We are looking for great feature and short films from around the world!**We are accepting submissions in the Short Film Corner on Monday/ Lundi the 16th at the Palais in the afternoon. Please email us if you wish to submit in person. The submission is only 10 Euros to submit in person while we are here in Cannes.  Our email address...

Oscar nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla Lewin Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories. Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year Avatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers The Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertai...

The Global Film Village: Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla LewinAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories.Nominations for the 82nd Academy AwardsBest motion picture of the yearAvatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, ProducersThe Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertainment Production, Nominees to be determ...

The Global Film Village: 2010 Producers Guild of America Awards

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by Marla Lewin Sunday marked another milestone in this year’s awards  season as The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their winners in television and motion picture productions at their 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood Palladium. The Winners are listed in Bold in each category: Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures:   AVATAR Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau DISTRICT 9 Produce...

Members of the Jury at Imagina (Media and Entertainment)

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Shelley Page - President Head of International Outreach - DreamWorks Animation - United Kingdom Shelley has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. Her career in animation began in London with the legendary animation director Richard Williams from 1982. She served as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team ...

The Global Film Village: AWARD WINNERS LIST at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA GROWS

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by Marla LewinHelen Mirren Photo taken by Stephan Rabold, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsThe 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winner Helen Mirren with the Career Achievement Award. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010.Mirren will join pre...

Cheeky Chaps

Director: Nathanael Draper.
No man's land in is a dangerous place to be, but for George and Fredric, its the perfect location for a game of chess. Fredric and George have always been great friends. Two friends who frequently enjoy a good game of chess. However, after a long winning streak Fredric is suddenly challenged. Has Fredric met his match? Will he be able to keep his reputation as the champion, or will George claim his title and his dignity?

Los Angeles Film Festival to premiere Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will have its American Premiere on Monday, June 22 at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Michael Bay’s highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Falle...

Alex is unhappy with the Golden Globes awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC. NOTE: The Golden Globes are awarded by the Los Angeles Foreign Press Association, which is composed chiefly of a handful of Hollywood-struck geriatric non-entities less known for their profundity in the assessment of films than for their fear of being caught on the wrong band wagon. Steven Spielberg has rece...

In Bruges review by Alex Deleon

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The "Titanic" international film festival, Budapest's new "tough guy on the block" and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller "In Bruges", and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the "Titanic" festival in Budapest, while still modest in size, appea...

Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Lucas

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Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits of design and cinematography, Lucas has been the creator, storywriter and executive producer of a series of visually groundbreaking feature films, most notably the Star Wars Saga, w...

Jeffrey Katzenberg to receive IBC International Honour for Excellence

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IBC, the leading event in electronic media worldwide, has announced that its International Honour for Excellence 2008 will be presented to Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG. The award will be presented during this year's event which takes place in Amsterdam in September."I am thrilled to be among the distinguished list of recipients to have received an International Honour for Excellence," Katzenberg said. "At DreamWorks Animation we aim to create and deliver quality and innova...

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...

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