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AFI announcement about Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi has served as Artist-in-Residence for the past two years at the AFI Conservatory, and his classes had a profound impact upon the 250 young men and women who attend AFI from around the world. The AFI Conservatory stands with artists and filmmakers who find the power of creation ... Full story

Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will not attend the ceremony

Protesting President Trump's executive order banning Syrian refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning film from Iran, "A Separation," and this year's Oscar-nominated film "The Salesman," has ... Full story

2017 Tribeca Film Festival will open with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Tribeca Film Festival will open the 16th edition with the world premiere of the feature length documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The premiere will be followed ... Full story

The 18th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A., this Saturday & Sunday

The 18th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will continue on January 21 and 22. Here is the complete program of this weekendl. Saturday, January 211:00 Heartstone (feature)Hjartasteinn, (Iceland), 2016, 129 minutes, Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundssonn a remote fishing village in Iceland two ... Full story

Pablo Trapero To Direct English-Language Feature ‘Thin Skinned Animal’ For Studiocanal, Working Title

Pablo Trapero, one of Argentina’s most prominent filmmakers, has been tapped to direct his first English-language title, Thin Skinned Animal, for Euro major Studiocanal and Brit production powerhouse Working Title. The film, which will be produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner along ... Full story

David Lynn Named President & CEO Of Viacom International Media Networks

Currently President of Viacom International Media Networks’ operations in the UK, and Northern and Eastern Europe, David Lynn has been appointed President and CEO of the full VIMN group. He will have management oversight of all of Viacom’s media networks and related businesses ... Full story

Complete Program of 2017 Scandinavian Film Festival LA

The 18th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will be on January 14, 15, 21 and 22. Here is the complete program of the festival. Saturday, January 1412:00 The Crossing (documentary)Flukten, (Norway), 2015, 55 minutes, George KurianThe award winning documentary takes us ... Full story

Sling TV announced “Optimized for Sling TV,”

Sling TV announced “Optimized for Sling TV,” a new certification program designed to ensure Sling TV viewers have an optimal experience across platforms. Launching today, the program includes the AirTV Player and Xiaomi’s Mi Box, which may use the “Optimized ... Full story

China Claims To Have Passed U.S. as Country With Most Movie Screens

As of Dec. 20, there were 40,917 screens in mainland China, according to a report that cited the film bureau of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.  China is now home to more movie screens than any ... Full story

First Panorama Titles For Berlin Film Festival Have Been Set

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the first 11 films that will run in its Panorama section. The fest says two prominent themes have already emerged among the films selected to date: “a fresh historically reflective approach to the history of black ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi's Salesman is in Oscar's shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a shortlist of nine pictures competing for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Oscars, Asghar Farhadi'e Salesman is among the 9:Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directorsCanada, ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi's Salesman among Golden Globe Awards nominees

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were annouced today, Monday December 12th. Asghar Farhadi's Salesman, were among nominees for the best Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:“Divines” – France“Elle” – France“Neruda” – Chile“The ... Full story

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA HONORS "LOVING" WITH 2017 STANLEY KRAMER AWARD

  LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2016) - The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today the 2017 Stanley Kramer Award will honor the feature film LOVING produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a.; Sarah Green, p.g.a.; Nancy Buirski, p.g.a.; and Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & ... Full story

Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage, Poland’s 2017 Oscar Submission And The Swan Song Of The Late Great Filmmaker

Afterimage marks the final film by late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda who died in early October at the age of 90 from pulmonary failure.  Four of his movies were nominated for best foreign language Oscars: 1975’s The Promised Land, 1979’s The Maids of Wilko, 1981’s Man ... Full story

Alleged Corruption Charges Has Chinese Detain Senior Executive at Alibaba Pictures

A senior executive at Alibaba Pictures has been detained by Chinese police under alleged corruption charges. According to local Chinese media reports, Kong Qi, a VP of Alibaba Pictures and general manager of Tao Piaopiao, the company’s online ticketing service, was detained ... Full story

First Greenlit Regional Scripted Commision For Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has greenlit its first regional scripted commission The Nine (working title), from Rogue creator Matthew Parkhill and American Odyssey producer Simon Maxwell. The new 8×60 drama, described as an intense, character-driven espionage thriller, will air on Fox in more than 50 European and African ... Full story

Sling TV will have a Cloud Bases DVR starting December

Sling TV will be rolling out a cloud base DVR beta program.Available starting in December, the cloud DVR beta program will roll out first on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. Customers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue ... Full story

Sling TV adding NBA TV to its line-up

 Sling TV has added NBA TV, the National Basketball Association’s 24-hour digital television network, to Sports Extras. ·         More than 95 professional basketball games – NBA TV brings live professional basketball games to Sling TV subscribers at home and on the ... Full story

Zeynab Movahed, a female Iranian painter talks about her style and life as an artist

Born in Tehran, in 1981, Zeynab Movahed is a female Iranian painter with a very unique style and voice. In 2007, she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in painting from Art & Architectural Azad University in Tehran. Then in ... Full story

China’s Anhui Xinke Acquires Voltage Pictures For $350M

Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is reportedly the latest Hollywood firm to come under Chinese control. Anhui Xinke New Materials, a company primarily involved in copper processing and manufacturing wires and cables, has acquired an 80% stake in Midnight Investments, the owner of finance, ... Full story

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