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DUSTIN HOFFMAN Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Tr...

Dustin Hoffman, Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, ...

Dustin Hoffman, Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award

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  Today we attended the official presentation of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Every day since the beginning of September we have been receiving news about films and film stars that will be attending the San Sebastian Film Festival on its 60th Anniversary due from 21-29 of September. Names like Richard Gere,Susan Sarandon,Oliver Stone,Tommy Lee Jones,John Travolta,Ewan MacGregor will be on the red carpet during the festival. Today jet anothe...

Kung Fu Panda 2: Jack Black And Lucy Liu Do Sydney 3D Premiere, by Eva Rinaldi - 13th June 2011

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   Kung Fu Panda Sydney Red Carpet Premiere: Eva Rinaldi Photography Hollywood hit Sydney - AussieWood tonight, thanks to Jack Black and Lucy Liu, who star in Kung Fu Panda 2. Black was super animated and friendly, while Liu was quicker paced with the news media and fans. As you may have figured, it's their voices, not their faces or bodies that you will see in the flick, but both are likely to share more of themselves via a directors cut DVD of the film in the coming mon...

Kicking Photo call Kung Fu Panda 2

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Jack Black (Po), Angelina Jolie (Tigress) and Dustin Hoffman (Shifu) dazzle the crowds at a photo call in Cannes, France to celebrate DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 2 which will be released by Paramount Pictures. The voices were there in Cannes to support the animated film, ...

Donnie Yen and Peter Chan at the Premier of *Wu Xia*

Actor Donnie Yen having a conversation with director Peter Chan before the premier of their movie "Wu Xia"

Lessons From The Kung Fu Panda

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As the Kung Fu Panda’s entourage struck the city for its Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere last Monday night, I waited in watchful expectation among the media pack on the red carpet, reciting all the Confucius wisdom I could remember, to mentally prepare myself  to ask ‘The Hard Questions’.  The Paramount Pictures PR whispered to me quietly as if a secret aside “this is the Dreamworks CEO, do you have a question?”  And there heading towards me, first in the Kung Fu Panda PR a...

Lessons From The Kung Fu Panda

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As the Kung Fu Panda’s entourage struck the city for its Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere last Monday night, I waited in watchful expectation among the media pack on the red carpet, reciting all the Confucius wisdom I could remember, to mentally prepare myself to ask ‘The Hard Questions’.The Paramount Pictures PR whispered to me quietly as if a secret aside “this is the Dreamworks CEO, do you have a question?”And there heading towards me, first in the Kung Fu Panda PR attack, ...

Showcomotion is ten years old this year

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Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘Showcomotion is ten years old this year and Pixar Animation Studios are helping us celebrate our anniversary in style. Mark Walsh, the Supervising Animator on the Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille, is a special guest at the festival. Mark will talk about the work of Pixar Animation Studios over the last ten years, including such classics as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The Showcomotion Special 10th Anniversary Talk is on Wed...

Behind the Scenes with another Fest21 intern...

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I am a Communications major and French minor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, USADuring the festival I worked with fest21.com and CFC to organize 5 events throughout the festival on The Future of Cinema. I helped with setting up the events, welcoming guests, and promoting the events. I also blogged for the website on topics such as Indiana Jones, Cursed for Gold, Une Conte de Noel, and the Cinema de la Plage. During the festival, I was able to attend the premiere's of Kung Fu Panda, Two L...

Cannes Film Festival 208 video coverage

Video coverage of the FestivalOur teams were capturing some magical moments of history from the red carpet and brought back glimpses from behind the scenes at the official press conferences. Do not miss the exhaustive coverage from two of Cannes'  hottest panels focusing on some burning issues related to the Future of CinemaThe Blockbuster panel and VOD which rights for which territories.If you missed Cannes do not miss those.Panels   The Blockbuster Panel Future of CinemaVOD P...

Hollywood shines in Cannes for "Kung Fu Panda" Premiere

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The stars glittered brightly on the Croisette Thursday evening at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Studio’s latest animated film directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne starring the voice talents of major Hollywood actors Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and David Cross. It was the event of the evening in Cannes, with red carpet appearances by Hoffman, Black, Jolie, Liu, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Brad Pitt, and Eva Longoria.        ...

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AFI Closing with a Bang - And a Flower

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Scenes from CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, starring Gong Li and Chow Yun Fat, directed by Zhang Yimou, making its world premiere as the Closing Night Gala Presentation of AFI FEST 2006. The Closing Night Gala Presentation, making its world premiere at AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi, is CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, directed and co-written by Zhang Yimou. CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER stars Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li and Jay Chou. The film is set during China's Tang Dynasty of the 10th century. The Imperial...

Venice Fest in Full Swing

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Out of competition films: Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children, Tsui Harks Seven Swords (Qi jian), the opening film , and The Art of Love, Mine Ha Ha by John Irvin set the Venezia 62 in motion August 31. Tsui Hark explained why he has made another martial arts film. Because ‘the stories are still compelling’. Seven Swords is concerned with the origins of martial arts in 1600 China when peasants wanted to defend themselves from rogue bandits. Both Charlie Young and Honglei Sun evoke the stro...

Tsui Hark's "Seven Swords" Opens the 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival

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Hong Kong Tsui Hark's epic martial arts fantasy Seven Swordswill open the Venice Film Festival, and will be screened out of competition. The Venice fest is slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 10 and Dante Ferretti, Oscar-winning set designer of The Aviator will be president of the juryA special "wuxia" martial arts theme party is planned on the Excelsior Hotel beach, the meeting place for journalists, cast and crew, for a celebration of 100 years of Chinese cinema.Asian films will predominate this year's ...

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