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Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presenters

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Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Betty White and Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today. Currently starring in the feature film “Unstoppable,” Rosario Dawson announced the nominations for this year’s SAG Awards along with Angie Harmon.Four-time Actor® nominee Angie Harmon currently stars in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles.” Harmon also announced the...

German Films has relaunched its website

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German Films has relaunched its website www.german-films.de with a new, modern look. All the information previously found on the website is still available, but now in a more transparent, user-friendly format. The “Distributors’ Corner” has been updated with the new application forms and regulations for Distribution Support as well as further titles in the VOD library, and the new German Films Newsletter (available in German only) is archived under “Press Releases & Newsletter”. Under ...

Golden Globe 2011 nominations shock a couple of

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The Golden Globe nominations for 2011 were officially declared Tues early morning. The list of Golden Globe nominees looked much like that which was expected, including 5 nominations for “Glee” and 7 for “The King’s Speech”. There were some unpredicted movies on the list of Golden Globe nominees. Box-office flop "The Tourist" picked up a couple of nominations. Many individuals are planning to take out a pay day loan just to try and make it to the award show. To...

East Fife Crusoe

The release strategy in Germany

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Release date February 3, world premiere, german release strategy. Distribution : Universum / Disney Prints number 150-250, 2D 250-350, 3D Marketing: "Making of Serengeti", programmed on ARD, Jan. 2011 TV advertising campaign RTL, Vox (20/15/10 sec. spots) Press and Publicity TV program talkshows with Hardy Krüger Jun., R. Radke, NDR, ARD, RTL, Jan. 2011 Radio shows, regional and nationwide, Jan/Feb 2011 Berlinale nat...

Spike Jones returns to executive produce 2011 Writers Guild Awards' Los Angeles Show

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Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped once again by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ Los Angeles show set for Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom. Jones, Jr. recently executive produced the WGAW’s 2010 awards ceremony this past February, as well as this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys telecast. Having produced and directed many high-profile industry awards shows over the past ...

New York: HBO's Sheila Nevins documentary programming

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In the US and overseas two organizations have become more prominent over the last few years at film and television festivals: the French-German consortium arte, and the U.S. based HBO. A growing number of their productions have been selected and received a disproportionate number of awards. HBO and arte are now leading funders and producers of outstanding documentaries and feature films. This article covers HBO and a different one will cover arte.     For HBO much credit for the succes...

This weekend December 3-5 the 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival shows cinema's most provocative and original work.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Company Name: 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Email Address: minneapolisuff@gmail.com Web site address www.minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com This weekend December 3-5 2010 marks the Third Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Held at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design the mission has always been to show the films you will not find broadcast, online or at the multiplex. Underground films come from the heart and are made with a passion ...

Invitation to FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival

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 We would like to invite you to attend a very thought-provoking and humanitarian film festival that urge us to reflect, react, revolutionalize and act as a ‘flashpoint’ to usher in change:FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival  http://flashpointfilmfestival.blogspot.com |  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flashpoint-FilmFestival/164642156902506 This film festival will screen eight extraordinary films from around the world that deal with human rights issues like Human Trafficking & ...

Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer Sean Uyehara

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Sean Uyehara, who has been with the San Francisco Film Society for 5 years, offers an academic perspective on film and animation.Lis: How did your interest in animation begin?Sean: I'm interested in movies...and one thing about animation that I think is especially interesting is the way that it implies the relationship of the production world of film to an audience.  One thing I'm interested in about movies in general is not only how they create meaning, but how they create authority.  There a...

Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer

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Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer Sean Uyehara Sean Uyehara, who has been with the San Francisco Film Society for 5 years, offers an academic perspective on film and animation.Lis: How did your interest in animation begin?Sean: I'm interested in movies...and one thing about animation that I think is especially interesting is the way that it implies the relationship of the production world of film to an audience. One thing I'm interested in about movies in general is ...

Joel McHale to Serve as Host for 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Film Independent announced today that Joel McHale will serve as host for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 26th edition of the awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will air exclusively on IFC in primetime on February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. As previously announced, nominees will be revealed on November 30th by Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner at The London West Hollywood Hotel. "The Spirit Awards is not only a celebration o...

Interview with director Im Sang-soo! THE HOUSEMAID

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THE HOUSEMAID is a remake of a very popular 60s Korean thriller. It tells the story of a housemaid hired by a very rich family; her main task is taking care of their young daughter, Nami, as her mother is heavily pregnant with twins. Her father is a high power executive, whose sex life with his wife is not going too good, so he becomes involved with the new housemaid. As I have never seen the original, I can't compare. The film's main character, the housemaid Eun-Yi, is easy to empathise with fr...

LKFF - THE HOUSEMAID (2010) + Interview with director Im Sang-soo!

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THE HOUSEMAID is a remake of a very popular 60s Korean thriller. It tells the story of a housemaid hired by a very rich family; her main task is taking care of their young daughter, Nami, as her mother is heavily pregnant with twins. Her father is a high power executive, whose sex life with his wife is not going too good, so he becomes involved with the new housemaid.As I have never seen the original, I can't compare. The film's main character, the housemaid Eun-Yi, is easy to empathise with fro...

Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who w...

The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who work...

Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Film Festival Promises Excellence (As Usual)

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Today is a very exciting day!  The San Francisco International Film Festival begins, it runs  November 11–14, 2010.This year is the fifth annual.  Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among other things.  That year I also interviewed founder Sean Uyehara about animation...(...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "10 Degrees Hotter" Short FIms

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From musicals (Sudden Death) to music videos (My Southern Can is Mine), to thrillers (Love Me Tender) and thrills (52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs), to local gems and foreign finds, The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival has a varied selection of short films competing for the coveted 10 Degrees Hotter award.  (Please note that these short films precede our feature films and do not screen in a single program.) ...

2010 Official program announced discounted tickets available until November 15th

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    The 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival official schedule has been announced. 60 films will screen over three days and compete for prizes and awards. Ranging from short films to feature length documentaries, the film festival strives to present a unique voice and vision representing filmmakers from all walks of life. Please check minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com for more details and up to date schedule and filmmaker information.   7:00 PM Macumba...

Jennifer Aniston As Body ICON

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Jennifer Aniston has been voted the top body icon in a new poll.The actress from ' Marley & Me "attracted more than one third of the votes in a poll conducted by Astral moisturizer She beaten Marilyn Monroe, Halle Berry and Cheryl Cole. The 41 - year old beauty was also named as the star, most respondents in the age group 35 to 50 can relate to, coming close in front of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.Many experts credit Jennifer is a stunning appearance with its good care of her body...

WELCOME TO TAMFILMS

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Hello ! We are new here on fest21.com ! TAM Films works on high end documentary films commissioned by ARTE, YLE, VPRO and BOS. Take a look for more information at www.tamfilms.com...

Best short film festival?

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Hi. Just a quick question for all of you out there: which festival is the best for a short drama? Cheers   ...

An Interview with Filmmaker John Putch

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After beginning as an actor, John Putch now works as a director in television and independent film. His TV work includes Cougar Town, My Name is Earl, Outsourced, and Ugly Betty. Three of his films have won Best Feature at The Valley Film Festival, including Bachelorman (2003), Mojave Phone Booth (2006) and Route 30 (2008); John is currently set to begin filming the sequel to the latter film in December. James Latham interviewed John Putch for The Valley Film Fest blog. Read the interview...

An Interview With Beth Einhorn, Filmmaker & Tonight Show Writer

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We contacted Beth Einhorn recently to ask about her experiences working as a writer, producer, and director in TV comedy. She’s worked on The Chris Rock Show, HBO’s George Carlin specials, and Saturday Night Live, to name a few. Beth is currently a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s also written and directed independent films that screened at The Valley Film Festival (Simple Roasted Chicken in 2009 and A 3 1/2 Foot Perspective in 2007). This year VFF is screening 500 Days o...

Hawaii Film Festival honours Roger and Chaz Ebert

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to host the return of dear friends Roger and Chaz Ebert to Hawaii and to present them with it's "Vision in Film" award. An American icon in film reviews, Ebert has paved the way for critics for nearly 50 years. Roger Ebert is a conduit; a bridge between the hallowed film criticism world that he helped create, ranging from Cahiers du Cinema and the French New Wave, to the likes of Gene Siskel, Pauline Kael, and other American ...
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