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ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE

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There is absolutely no point is trying to convey the hilarity that just ensued at today’s panel “I Write, I Produce, Therefore I am.” Panelists Laura Kightlinger (SNL), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, Night at the Museum 2), Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury), Linwood Boomer (Malcolm in the Middle), Rodney Barnes (Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) took their seats and all hell broke loose. For starters, Executive Director Jeannie Roshar moderated the panel and when she asked, ...

FAMOUS PEOPLE TALKIN' ABOUT SH*T!

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  It was 6:00 am, the sun was already blazing and it was gearing up to be a beautiful day in Valley Village, CA. Usually, I’d be bummed out what with having to spend the day inside working, but not today because today the Famous People Talkin’ About Sh*t panel was scheduled to insight and amuse at 11:00 am. And amuse it did! On hand for imparting comic wisdom, improvisational exposition and general hilarity was Bob Odenkirk, (SNL, Breaking Bad, and too many more to mention...

KISS MY SHORTS

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We’re at war, the economy is in the toilet, many are out of work and/or sick with no health care, and speaking of which, arguments over health care reached an all time low with the way people have conducted themselves, oh and did I mention you still haven‘t won the lottery? With all the crap on the “news” the relentlessly chatty pundits shoving opinions in our faces, it’s a wonder we don’t all just take an elevator and jump out a high rise window. And do you want to know wh...

Early Bird Submission Open for Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

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We are looking for the best films made that have a woman in the position of at least one of the following positions: Writer, Director, Producer, or Cinematographer. We are also looking for the best Male/Female Collaboration Team! Go to www.ladyfilmmakers.com for more information and to submit your film today! Please contact us if you have any questions! Cheers!Patricia ...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

NYIFF Festival recap

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The New York International Film Festival just wrapped its 2009 festival in NYC. Film screenings were held exclusively at the historic City Cinemas Village East. During the festival's opening weekend, Peter Greene, Steven Bauer, Clem Caserta (NYIFF Best Actor in a Short Film & Best Director of a Short Film), Kathrine Narducci, Ray Abruzzo and Vinnie Vella came out to support indie film and attended the World Premiere of "The Last Gamble" (NYIFF Best Drama) an...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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    LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival.   The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23.   Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are:   -        Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Acto...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival. The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23. Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are: - Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Actor (CHARMED, NIP/TUCK, FANTASTIC FOUR I&II...),- Jessalyn Gilsig, Actress (PRISON BREAK, NIP/TUCK, HEROES, and the upcoming GLEE, PROM NIGHT....

The Global Film Village: Sitting in the speak easy of the Stella Adler Theatre by Marla Lewin

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 Last night was the closing of the month long 17th annual nationwide Young Playwrights Festival, at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The Festival is an opportunity for teenage playwrights to have their work produced, directed and acted out by professional actors from the the Hollywood community. Twelve winning plays were chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from plays submitted by teenaged playwrights, aged 15 -19 from across the United States. Playwrights were then assigned a ...

Sitting in the speak easy of the Stella Adler Theatre

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Last night was the closing of the month long 17th annual nationwide Young Playwrights Festival, at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The Festival is an opportunity for teenage playwrights to have their work produced, directed and acted out by professional actors from the the Hollywood community. Twelve winning plays were chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from plays submitted by teenaged playwrights, aged 15 -19 from across the United States. Playwrights were then assigned a wri...

Water, water everywhere....though some dont have a ( clean ) drop to drink!

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Hi . I m a film maker from New Zealand, seeking co production partners and finishing finance for an environmental documentary film - with a twist! I am also looking for distribution for it  and will be in LA in June. Check out www.holiwater.com cheers   Andrei ...

WNBC DT 4.4.

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  WNBC DT 4.4. Digital Channel Independent Producer Showcase Airplay for your films and docus ...

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Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

Youth Voices Open Call’

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Film Festivals Pro might be interested in a project we’re working on at WGBH.  The WGBH Lab is hosting a ‘Youth Voices Open Call’, a program that will give several young media-makers between the ages of 13 and 18 a $2000 grant to produce video shorts about climate change. The final video shorts will be featured online and may be broadcast on WGBH, Teachers’ Domain, PBS World, and other PBS stations nationwide. For more information, please review the attached press release (also avail...

Kqed

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KQED (PBS in SF) seeks 1hr docs about California. Filmmakers offered resources to complete broadcast versions: online, sound mix, CC, broadcast promotion, presence on web site, & licensing fee. Must be postmarked by DEC 1, 2005. www.kqed.org/trulyca.

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Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers

International short film festival for film students, which opens the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Competition in three categories: animation, fiction, documentary.

Also presenting various non-competitive programs.

14th Annual 2008 Directors Guild of America Eastern Student Film Awards

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By Maria Esteves - December 30, 2008 The 14th Annual 2008 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Eastern Student Film Awards was held at the Academy Theater, New York, Monday, December 15, 2008, 7:00 PM. The award honors the best minority and women student filmmakers in the East Coast, USA. Producer/director Ted Bogosian, DGA student film Awards chair committee, Eastern directors council, introduced award presenter DGA First VP/PAC leadership council co-chair Paris Barclay, executive producer IN T...

Button, Doubt, Nixon top Golden Globes nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 Jorge Camara, president of the HFPA 1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures FROST/NIXON Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures THE READER Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company REVOLUTIONARY ROAD An Evamere Enter...

Button, Doubt, Nixon top Golden Globes nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 20081. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMATHE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount PicturesFROST/NIXONImagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal PicturesTHE READERMirage Enterprises; The Weinstein CompanyREVOLUTIONARY ROADAn Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in A...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awards

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Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Three FilmmakersThe Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2008 awards November 9 at the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Brian Lindstrom, Andrew Blubaugh and Lawrence Johnson. Each received $5,000 Fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and t...

frican-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the “Festival Kick-Off”, BHERC will honor Black Directors of Photography as a part of its Great Day in Black Hollywood at Paramount Pictures. This historic gathering of Black Directors of Photography will honor the likes of pioneering Director of Photography, Joe Wilcots, whose work includes Roots, Bill Cosby: Himself and Matlock to name a fewThe Friday, October 24, 2008 Opening Night Reception will honor Regina Jones, Founder and Publisher of Soul Magazine (Li...

Paris Hilton Mania Hits Toronto

 Wednesday, September 10-------The question lingered.....would Paris Hilton show up or not show up for the red carpet premiere of the film PARIS, NOT FRANCE. Hilton has been vocally critical of the documentary and even tried to shut down public showings of the film. But even Paris Hilton could not resist the celebrity draw of Paris Hilton, so the blond babe (who is famous for being famous, and not for any particular talent) basked in the glow of the attention that the film stirred among the To...

Blonde ambitions, Paris shows up at Toronto

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The question lingered.....would Paris Hilton show up or not show up for the red carpet premiere of the film PARIS, NOT FRANCE. Hilton has been vocally critical of the documentary and even tried to shut down public showings of the film. But even Paris Hilton could not resist the celebrity draw of Paris Hilton, so the blond babe (who is famous for being famous, and not for any particular talent) basked in the glow of the attention that the film stirred among the Toronto paparazzi and public at its...

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