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Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, will be presenting the 43rd Annual Hugo Television Awards on Thursday, April 12 beginning at 5:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. NBC5 news anchor Bob Sirott will host the event honoring those who push the envelope and display a mastery of their television commercial and production craft. The evening will honor the winners from this year’s competition as well as present Commitm...

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In this mystery film, a detective investigates unusual events at a neglected theatre in bushland.

On The Lot Series Executive-Produced by Steven Spielberg

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ON THE LOT, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, will give aspiring filmmakers from around the world the chance to earn a $1-million development deal at DreamWorks.Airing next spring on FOX, this unscripted series will feature a cast of 16 undiscovered filmmakers who will compete to win the support of the show’s viewers, as their fate will be decided by a weekly audience vote. The competition will air over two nights weekly, with a one-hour “Film Premiere” episode, foll...

Golden Globe nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION - 2007 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations.Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murph...

Television Comedian Makes His Feature Debut

Wednesday, November 7----He's best known as the rolly-polly manager of the neurotic Larry David in the hit HBO series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, but Jeff Garlin has had a long career as a stand-up comic who has written, produced, directed and performed his own stand-up act. Garlin now tries his hand at feature films with his directorial debut I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH. The film is a filmed version of his critically acclaimed solo show that follows the rotund Garlin as he negotiates love, c...

Jonathan Sehring Of IFC Entertainment To Be Honored

Jonathan Sehring Wedneday, October 11---Jonathan Sehring, the President of IFC Entertainment and a longtime supporter of the independent film movement, will be honored at the Woodstock Film Festival with this year's Trailblazer Award. Sehring will receive the award from Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon, the star of IFC Films' FACTOTUM, at a special Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening. Matt Dillon Sehring has been a prime mover in the contemporary renaissance of American independent film. Via...

Directors Guild of America announces 5 awards nominees

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Directors Guild of America Vice President Betty Thomas today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2005. “What makes the DGA award truly meaningful to directors is the knowledge that only this award is decided solely by their peers – the men and women who know the passion and energy that go into each production,” said Thomas in announcing the nominations. “My congratulations to all five nominees for demonstrating how vi...

Nicktoons fest Jury announced

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EXTOONS: THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL JUDGESNew York, NY -- (May 19, 2005) -- The second annual Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival is pleased to announce the judges for this year's festival: Actor Mark Hamill, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"Co-Creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Director/AnimatorMike Gabriel, and Feature Storyboard Artist and winner of theProducer's Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival Elizabeth Ito. ...

Rouen Festival: Flemish films in focus

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With the festival passing the midpoint the discoveries and revelations keep on coming. One of the best sections has been an eight unit overview of Flemish language films, a national cinema based in Antwerp which is all but unknown outside of Belgium and is easily confusable with Dutch cinema because the Flemish and Dutch languages are as similar as British and American English -- but also as different! -- The standout of this section is "Rosie -- Een duivel in mijn kop" (Rosie, A Devil in my Hea...

Sideways and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind win WGA

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Winners Announced for 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 19, 2005. SCREEN WINNERS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Story by Charlie Kaufman & Mich...

PAFF Panels and Workshops in LA

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PAFF Panels and Workshops Word Up: Marketing & PromotionWhat does it take to get the attention of the public? Catchy phrases, lots of press, flashy t-shirts? Our panelists are veteran film marketers who will share their wealth of experience with the audience. Position yourself in the right circles. Confirmed panelists: Roz Stevenson, Publicist for "RAY", Eva Davis, VP of Warner Home Video, Lynn Jeter, Artist Manager and Publicist and Jasmyne Cannick, producer and publicist for the upcoming cabl...

James L.Venable explained his craft

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Film & TV Composer JAMES L.VENABLEEXPLAINS HOW TO CULT OF ANIMATION AND MOVIE MUSIC FANSAT THE APPLE STORE IN LOS ANGELES"The Composer", who Film Score Monthly calls "One of Ten Composers on the Rise," explained his craft to his cult of animation (Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack) and movie fans (Kevin Smith films: Jersey Girl, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back).James L. Venable is taking his VJ/DJ/Electronica performance to Apple Stores across the nation promoting his debut release Holding Space (Screa...

LeVar Burton appearance at Chicago Children fest

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LeVar Burton Headlines at the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalTwo-time Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton, star of Roots and beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” will be making a special guest appearance at the 21st Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which runs October 21st – 31st. Burton will attend the festival to screen his directorial feature film debut Blizzard. Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (as the voice of Blizzard), Christopher Plummer, and Kevin P...

Peoples awarded at Pocono Mountains

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“Peoples” a Strictly Kings Productions won two top awards at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival on Saturday July 10, 2004. The film received Best Full Feature Film and Best Supporting Actor, Billoah Greene for his portrayal of Sorn Jackson. This is just following on the similar sucess at the Beverly Hills Film Festival where it won best feature.Billoah landed his first major role in Miramax’s “Levity" which he co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Kirsten Dunst. He is also featured in the ...

Entertainment & Variety Exchange program

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Entertainment & Variety Exchange, which will take place in Los Angeles from 25 – 30 April 2004. ContentThis year’s Exchange will give television producers and executives an insight into the development and production of entertainment shows and the keys to successfully adapting new formats to the US market. The week of structured meetings will also give delegates access to the key creative and business professionals working in this vibrant sector in Hollywood. ParticipantsFrom Europe, we will...

An Oscar night in Cleveland

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OHIO INDIE AWARDS JOIN THE OFFICIAL OSCAR NIGHT(R) PARTY IN CLEVELANDThe official presentation of Independent Pictures' Ohio Indie Awards, presented to the winning films from the 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival, will add to the festivities at Cleveland's own Academy-sanctioned Oscar Night(R) Americaparty. The Cleveland party is one of 46 official parties that will be held across the country when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stages its 76th Academy Awards(R) Presentation on...

Premiere and opening

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Riding Giants will open Sundance festivities in Park City, January 15thA documentary by Stacy Peralta (the skateboarder-turned-filmmaker who won the director's prize at Sundance 2001 for the extreme-sports documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys). Screenwriters - Stacy Peralta and Sam George. The first docu to open Sundance ever."Watching a 90-foot wave coming across the screen at the Eccles is something I can hardly wait for, myself," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore. "It's perfect for us for...

Premiere and opening

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Riding Giants will open Sundance festivities in Park City, January 15thA documentary by Stacy Peralta (the skateboarder-turned-filmmaker who won the director's prize at Sundance 2001 for the extreme-sports documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys). Screenwriters - Stacy Peralta and Sam George. The first docu to open Sundance ever."Watching a 90-foot wave coming across the screen at the Eccles is something I can hardly wait for, myself," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore. "It's perfect for us for an...

Premiere and opening

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- Opening Night Riding Giants Park City Director - Stacy Peralta Screenwriters - Stacy Peralta and Sam GeorgeEdge of America Salt Lake City Director - Chris Eyre Screenwriter - Willy Holtzman- Premiere Program Bright Young Things Director - Stephen Fry Screenwriter - Stephen FryThe Butterfly Effect Directors - J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress Screenwriters - J. Mackye Gruber and Eric BressThe ClearingDirector - Pieter Jan Brugge, D.E.B.S. Director - Angela RobinsonScreenwritter - Angela Robins...

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