Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2009

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition offers a unique opportunity for selected writers to participate in a weekend screenwriting retreat with a group of industry mentors. The retreat includes intensive one-on-one mentoring sessions as well as group activities, all designed to take each winning screenplay to the next stage of development. Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA …
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3rd Annual Lone Star International Film Festival

The Lone Star International Film Festival celebrates the art of the moving image. Considering the wealth of cultural tradition in the city, it’s no mystery why local audiences are eager to be exposed to original cinematic material. Fort Worth provides a dynamic and inspiring environment to show films in a place where art and artists …
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9th Annual Whistler Film Festival

The Whistler Film Festival is one of Canada’s preeminent film festivals, attracting over 7,500 attendees including 700 industry delegates each year. The Whistler Film Festival Society is committed to celebrating, promoting and developing a strong film industry in Western Canada, and to showcasing the best films from Canada and around the globe. Location: Whistler, British …
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Brigand Shorts 2009

Brigand Shorts celebrates short films in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event is dedicated to furthering the careers of emerging filmmakers, offering distribution to all ten of their official selections, and showcasing Chattanooga’s growing film industry. Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Dates: August 29, 2009 Find out more about Brigand Shorts at www.brigandpictures.com.

8th Annual Miami Short Film Festival

The 8th Annual Miami Short Film Festival is set to host a selection featuring some of the best short films from around the globe. Since the festival began, it has screened more than 700 short films from 40 countries, attracting a loyal local, as well as international, following. It also has a growing contingent of …
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Even more Twilight Saga: Eclipse casting news

Producers of Summit Entertainment’s third Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, have cast Catalina Sandino Moreno (Love in the Time of Cholera), to play the vampire Maria, according to THR. Moreno will take on the role of a woman who tries to create a newborn army of vampires, recruiting a Confederate soldier named Jasper (Jackson …
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Win one of three copies of Nights and Weekends on DVD

Nights and Weekends, Joe Swanberg’s daring and poignant portrait of modern romance, which he co-created and stars opposite Greta Gerwig, arrives on DVD August 25th. To celebrate the release, FilmFetish is giving away three copies of the DVD release to three romantic readers. PLEASE NOTE: To be considered to win this and all other contests, …
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New York Film Festival releases 2009 slate

The New York Film Festival released its 2009 slate of films on Tuesaday, with a focus on international films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lineup includes such European filmmakers as Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon), Alain Resnais (who will open the fest with Wild Grass), Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces) and Claire Denis (White Material). …
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse adds a new cast member

Jack Huston – who stars in the upcoming TV witch saga Eastwick – will be fitted for fangs in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the popular novel series’ adaptations, according to THR. Huston joins Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Bryce Dallas Howard in the series based on Stephenie …
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Ernie Hudson coming to NBC’s Heroes

Ernie Hudson (The Crow, Oz) has joined NBC’s drama series Heroes as a regular cast member, according to THR. He will play a Baltimore police detective named Captain Lubbock, who is on the hunt for one of the other characters on the show. The upcoming fourth season of Heroes will also introduce a major new …
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David Mamet to tackle new version of Anne Frank

David Mamet is set to write and direct and new version of Holocaust story The Diary of Anne Frank for Disney, which recently acquired rights to the book, according to Variety. The new film will be a compendium of Frank’s diary, the stage play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, and Mamet’s own original take …
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Faith-based film and gaming review show coming to network television

The Dove Foundation will produce a national television pilot focused on movie and video game reviews. Storytelling Pictures, a Michigan-based production company, will shoot the pilot in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Zondervan, the leading Christian communications company, will sponsor the program. The as-yet-unnamed show will be co-hosted by Grand Rapids natives Rachael Ruiz, a news …
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