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The Golden Little Man

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by in Festivals

The Golden Little Man

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927, and its goal was to “establish the industry in the public mind as a respectable, legitimate institution , and its people as reputable individuals.” In this regard, the formation of the Academy was a response to the film industry’s ever present fear of […]

Kiarostami On Kiarostami

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by in Directors, Festivals

Kiarostami On Kiarostami

A Conversation with Iranian director Addas Kiorastami. Kiarostami spoke in Persian and Mahdi translated his responses for the audience. The following is the full transcription of this dialogue. Bill Horrigan: Let me start with a funny story. This afternoon Mr. Kiarostami came to the Wexner Center and we went through the four galleries, one painting, […]

Isabella Rossellini on the Jury at Berlin

Posted on 08. Sep, 2010 by in Festivals

Isabella Rossellini on the Jury at Berlin

Festival organizers have chosen actress Isabella Rossellini to head the Berlin International Film Festival next February. The daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini, the actress has appeared in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet , Death Becomes Her, and Wyatt Earp. Rossellini has been a regular at the festival since 2006. The next installment of the […]

Venice festival honors Chinese director John Woo

Posted on 04. Sep, 2010 by in Festivals

Venice festival honors Chinese director John Woo

The Venice film festival on Friday honored Hong Kong director John Woo, one of the few Asian filmmakers to enjoy box office success in Hollywood as well as at home. The 64-year-old was awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion at the world’s oldest film festival on the same day it showcased his latest film “Reign […]

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI ON THE JURY AT BERLIN

Posted on 04. Sep, 2010 by in Festivals

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI ON THE JURY AT BERLIN

Festival organizers have chosen actress Isabella Rossellini to head the Berlin International Film Festival next February. The daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini, the actress has appeared in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet , Death Becomes Her, and Wyatt Earp. Rossellini has been a regular at the festival since 2006. The next installment […]

Directors Guild of America’s Own Award Ceremony.

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in Festivals

Directors Guild of America’s Own Award Ceremony.

We all know the DGA is a guild but just what type of awards to they give out and what do Hollywood directors think their best films are? The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually, the first DGA Award was an “Honorary Life Member” award issued in 1938 to D.W. Griffith. The DGA […]

67th Globe Awards Highlights

Posted on 31. Jan, 2010 by in Festivals

67th Globe Awards Highlights

Last Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California were the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by English comedian Ricky Gervais. The choice of Gervais as host was a move to increase viewership which declined to 15 million viewers last year from 27 million in 2004. Canadian director James Cameron—who previously […]

Bangkok Film Fest producers get jail time

Posted on 15. Apr, 2008 by in Festivals

Bangkok Film Fest producers get jail time

Two film producers have been sentenced to six months in jail following a corruption charge in connection with their management of the Bangkok Film Festival. Reuters reports that married couple Gerald and Patricia Green were convicted of money laundering and bribing Thai government officials during their tenure organising the festival between 2002 and 2006. The […]

79th Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Watch

Posted on 27. Jan, 2007 by in Festivals

79th Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Watch

At 5:36:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, Hollywood was abuzz as the Academy Award nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and past Oscar nominee Salma Hayek. The winners from these nominations will be announced at the 79th Academy Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles on 25 February, 2007. Nominees […]

“Children of Men” wins Scripter Award for writing

Posted on 12. Jan, 2007 by in Festivals

“Children of Men” wins Scripter Award for writing

The winning screenwriters are Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby. The Children of Men was James’ 12th book, written in 1992. USC School of Cinematic Arts Writing Division Chair Howard A. Rodman commented: “This year’s five nominated films were, all of them, heartfelt and elegantly wrought. In that heady […]

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