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Independent Spirit Awards live announcement

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LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2009) - Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 25th Film… Continue

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Movie Trailers in Google Search

Always something new... Happy… Continue

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FJI Digital Edition for December 2009 has just been released



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Industry Player: "When Tom met Oscar..." Exclusive interview with AMPAS president Tom Sherak



Film Journal International, November 2009, by Andreas Fuchs.



On August 18, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) elected Tom Sherak as the organization’s president. Always a good friend of the theatrical side of the business, Sherak found room in his busy schedule to speak to the readers of Film Journal International within a mere month of his appointment.



“Off to a good start,”… Continue

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Nominations for the European Film Awards 2009

At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards. More than 2,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on December 12 in Bochum, the heart of Germany's Ruhr region.



The Nominees… Continue

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Mark Zoradi leaves Disney

Published in Germany: 10 November 2010

Zoradi verlässt Disney

Das Personalkarusell im Maus-Haus kommt nicht zum Stillstand. Nach Chairman Dick Cook und Miramax-Chef Daniel Battsek kündigte am 9. November nun auch noch Mark Zoradi seinen Weggang an. Seit 29 Jahren bei der Walt Disney Company im Film-, Fernseh- und Home-Entertainment-Bereich … [mehr]

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Ribbon vs. Prophet: Foreign Language Oscar race is on

Band gegen Propheten

Rennen um Fremdsprachen-Oscar beginnt



Kaum gab die Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) die offiziellen Beiträge aus 65 Ländern bekannt, beginnen im Hauptquartier in Beverly Hills bereits die Vorführungen für die Mitglieder des Nominierungskomitees. Die letztjährige Rekordbeteiligung wurde damit zwar um zwei unterschritten. Gegenüber dem „Leben der Anderen“-Erfolgsjahr 2007 sind es jedoch zwei Filme mehr.



Wie bereits berichtet sind… Continue

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FilmEcho 43/09: Glickman leaves MPAA

Published in Germany: 23 October 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “Wild Things go wild on number one” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Dan Glickman leaves MPAA [p6]; Race is on for Foreign Language Film Award [p7.]

Hollywood launches horror projects [USA1]; More movies filmed in L.A.; Independent Spirit Awards moving to L.A. Live garage roof top; AMPTP elect Carol Lombardini as successor to Nick Counter who retired after almost 30 years on the job; Sumner Redstone sells some more… Continue

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FilmEcho 42/09: Columbia plans “Venom” spin-off;

Published in Germany: 16 October 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “Couples Retreat to top of box office” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Columbia plans “Venom” spin-off; “Amelia” opens Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar; “Rabbit a la Berlin” makes Oscar shorts short list [USA1];



** Talent Ticker: After „King of New York” Wesley Snipes and Abel Ferrara are working together again in „Game of Death“; Robert Rodriguez selects Adrien Brody for „Predators” relaunch with director… Continue

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FilmEcho 41/09: Musical chairs in Hollywood, changes at Universal, Miramax, Walt Disney Studios

Published in Germany: 9 October 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “Meat eaters and meatballs dominate box-office” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Musical Chairs in Hollywood: David Linde and Marc Shmuger at Universal replaced by Adam Fogelson, Donna Langley and Rick Finkelstein; Miramax cut down to some 20 staffers as Rich Ross succeed Dick Cook as chairman of Walt Disney Studios [p6]; Buzz & Woody launch RealD XL [Kino3]



** Talent Ticker: Bill Mechanic keynotes IFTA; Barbie… Continue

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FilmEcho 40/09: MPAA has victory against Real Networks DVD software as China rallies against WTO ruling and Barack Obama appoints Victoria Espinel as head of IP protection agency

Published in Germany: 2 October 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “Another Sunny Box Office with a Chance of Meatballs” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Justin Lin to direct new “Highlander” for Neal Moritz and Columbia written by “Iron Man” team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway [p3];

John Lasseter talks up Disney/Pixar plans at D23 Expo [p9]

Sony books “2010” across all channels, expects to attract 140 million contacts within 24 hours; SAG elects Ken Howard as president… Continue

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Next at Sundance; $525 mil. for d-cinema; Academy moves testimonial awards to November

Als nächstes bei Sundance



Unter dem Namen „Next” präsentiert das Sundance Festivals ab der nächsten Ausgabe (21. bis 31. Januar 2010) eine neue Sektion. Wie Festivaldirektor John Cooper versprach, sollen darin jene sechs bis acht innovative Filme zum Einsatz kommen, die sich durch eine „kreative Ungeduld“ auszeichnen, wie sie bereits in den Dokumentar- und New Frontier-Reihen zu finden sei. Dies seien nicht nur Filme, die bereits als dogmatisch oder im Guerilla Stil bezeichnet… Continue

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FilmEcho 39/09: Christoph Waltz to play villain in “The Green Hornet”

Published in Germany: 26 September 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Meatballs and popcorn taste great together as box office moves ahead over prior year’s weekend by 14% [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Universal stops project development for rest of year because of budget reasons, 2010 and 2011 line-ups set; Christoph Waltz to play villain in “The Green Hornet” [p6];



SAG membership votes down board plans to incorporate AFTRA; WGA elects John Wells; “Precious” becomes first film… Continue

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„John Rabe“ is guest in the Hamptons

„John Rabe“ gastiert in den Hamptons



Unter den 107 Filmen – davon 15 Weltpremieren und zehn für Nordamerika bzw. 18 U.S. an der Ostküste – des 17. Hamptons International Film Festival (http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/) steht vom 8. bis 12. Oktober auch „John Rabe“ im Spotlight. Weitere Filme in dieser Sektion sind „Desert Flower” von Sherry Hormann (und mit Liya Kebede) und die Weltpremieren der amerikanischen Filme „Stolen Lives” (Josh Lucas,… Continue

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FilmEcho 38/09: D23 Expo in Anaheim unveils much Disney news

Published in Germany: 19 September 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Tyler Perry does good with doing bad… [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: D23 Expo in Anaheim unveils much Disney news: Johnny Depp to do “Pirates 4” and “The Lone Ranger” as Guillermo Del Toro signs on to develop darker “Double DareYou” animation series; JP Morgan sends out $525 million package for d-cinema financing to be deployed by Digital Cinema Implementation Partners AMC. Regal and Cinemark; Warner Bros. launches DC… Continue

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FilmEcho 37/09: Herzog, Haneke und von Trotta in Telluride

Published in Germany: 11 September 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: No changes at top of charts as summer season ends with a record [BoxOff];



Sommer Box-Office endet mit Rekord



Zum offiziellen Ende des Kinosommers änderte sich an der Spitze der Charts nur wenig während die Neuzugänge auf drei, vier und zehn landeten. Mit geschätzten 15,4 und 15 Millionen Dollar lagen „The Final Destination“ und „Inglorious Bastards“ über das Labor Day Feiertagswochende noch Kopf an… Continue

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FilmEcho 36/09: Haneke and Ade featured at New York Film Festival

Published in Germany: 4 September 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Destination: Box-Office, clocking in 27% over same weekend last year, theatre business can already celebrated the biggest summer season in record (and it’s not even Labor Day yet); 1,678 3D of a total 3, 121screens take 70 % of “Final Destination” gross ($27.4 million was enough to out-scare “Halloween II”); with $3.5 mil. from 1,393 screens “Taking Woodstock” is not much of a happening; hold-overs holding as “The Half-Blood… Continue

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FilmEcho 35/09: Tom Sherak elected Academy President

Published in Germany: 28 August 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “Inglorious Bastards” book $38.1 mil., “Shorts” disappoints by compasison to Robert Rodriguez’s other family films; “X Games 3D” and “Post Grad” don’t take off either; “District 9” holds better “Cloverfield” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still” as “G.I. JOE” moves to three; “Julie & Julia” and “Time Traveler’s Wife” continue to do well [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: A Complex Komplex: Vitagraph Films distributes Foreign… Continue

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FilmEcho 34/09: Warner Bros. to make Lego live-action animation feature

Published in Germany: 21 August 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: New takes on Sci-Fi themes take top of charts: “District 9” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” lead year-over plus of 19% as “G.I. JOE” drops 59%; “Ponyo” plays on eight; “It Might Get Loud” makes noise in specialized segment [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Warner Bros. to make Lego live-action animation feature with producer Dan Lin [p6] Tribeca Doha announces management team [int]; “Money Never Sleeps” leads list of financial… Continue

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