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Producer Adi Shankar Pens An Open Letter To Hollywood Addressing Trump

Speaking out after the election of Donald Trump, the executive producer of Lone Survivor and A Walk Among the Tombstonessaid that “entertainment without meaning is now not only vapid, it is passively supporting the politics of oppression.” His fear for the industry, he said, is that come Trump’s inauguration in January, “everything will ... Full story

Watch election day developments on Sling TV for free

For the election day you can use Sling TV for free to follow all the development and receive the latest results: ·         All of Sling Orange, FREE – The free preview will also include News Extra, and will run from 9 ... Full story

Sling TV new channels

Sling TV has added a few new channls to its line-up in October: ·         Cheddar–-Delivering live news about innovative products, technologies and services from New York City, Cheddar is a 24/7 live linear network, now exclusively available on Sling TV. Cheddar ... Full story

Dalian Wanda Offers Up Even Bigger Incentives For Hollywood Productions

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese conglomerate that is emerging — controversially — as a superpower in the entertainment business, sat in an opulent armchair at the Peninsula Hotel here on Sunday ... Full story

SHORTSHD™ AND HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SHORT FILM AWARD COMPETITION

Los Angeles September 26, 2016—ShortsHD™, the world’s only Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), has just announced the winners of the Hispanic Heritage Short Film Award Competition. The competition, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), received over 900 film submissions. ... Full story

RED DIGITAL CINEMA WILL SHOW THE ENTIRE LINE OF DSMC2 CAMERAS AT CINEC 2016

RED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec (Hall 2, Stand C01). Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON ... Full story

IRISH SCREEN AMERICA LAUNCHES 2016 PROGRAM

Irish Screen America, the annual festival that acts as a transatlantic bridge between the thriving Irish film industry and American audiences, has revealed its program for its 2016 event. Presented with the support of Glucksman House Ireland, the bicoastal festival ... Full story

Two Films By Arab Filmmakers Earn Four Awards at the Final Cut in Venice Workshop

Cairo, Egypt -- Within the events of the 4th Venice Final Cut Workshop at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, the two Arab film projects Obscure by Syrian Director Soudade Kaadan and Ghost Hunting by Palestinian director Raed Andoni have won 4 awards that will provide support for ... Full story

AUDIENCE AND JURY AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL

The 4th Annual Portland Film Festival announced today the feature film and short film recipients of this year's awards in theAudience, Grand Jury, Director's Choice, and Screenplay categories.As in previous years, juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers determined Jury ... Full story

Dalian Wanda Group Wades Deeper Into The Hollywood (Cess)Pool

Pretty soon your clothes, furniture, and basic plastic tchotchkes won’t be the only things bearing the ‘Made In China’ brand. Dalian Wanda’s chairman Wang Jianlin (China’s wealthiest man) has been making big statements about his desires to own a studio. ... Full story

Venice Fest: Amir Naderi to Get Filmmaker Award

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival will award its prestigious Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award to Iranian director Amir Naderi for outstanding and original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema, it was announced Thursday.Naderi is one of the most ... Full story

16th Tribeca Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the sixteenth edition will be held April 19– April 30, 2017 in New York City. The Festival will expand its areas of submissions from feature films, short films, and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) ... Full story

2016 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

The 2016 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL will screen 54 narrative and documentary feature films and 89 short films selected from over 3,800 submissions. The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place August 29 – September 5, 2016, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst ... Full story

The Reel Thing Explores Restoration of Legacy Films to Modern Preservation Techniques

LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2016) - The 38th edition of The Reel Thing, a three-day symposium addressing audio/visual restoration and archiving, will explore the constantly evolving ecosystem of film and digital restoration and preservation. This year's program will examine legacy film ... Full story

Winners Announced in REDirect Explore 2016 Contest

Irvine, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2016)— RED Digital Cinema®, in partnership with Outside Television, has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the REDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process, and Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won ... Full story

$350M Paid By Dalian Wanda Group To Acquire Mtime

Led by Wang Jianlin, Asia’s richest man, the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group continues to expand their global film empire through a recent agreement to acquire Mtime, a Beijing-based film and media company, for $350 million. Mtime’s business also comprises ... Full story

San Sebastian Film Festival 2016 Official Selections

The competition for the Golden Shell at the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival, running from September 16th to 24th, will have as its protagonists some of the most eye-catching moviemakers on the international panorama. Bertrand Bonello (‘Nocturama’), Fernando ... Full story

Line-up For 2016 Venice Days Revealed

Out of the 11 titles in competition representing 20 nationalities and including seven female directors, 10 of these films will be world premieres and seven of them will be first works. Long time independent sidebar to the Venice International Film Festival, ... Full story

Warner Bros. Sets Plans To Expand Local Film Productions In S. Korea

First-time writer and director Lee Ju-yeong along with other established South Korean directors like Kim Jee-woon (‘The Good the Bad, and the Weird) are riding a tidal wave of new local production being rolled out by Warner Brothers. The company plans ... Full story

Toronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line Up

This past Tuesday, TIFF offered a first glance at the panels to come for its September event. These include discussions on the Brexit as well as Hollywood’s gender bias problem. To top it off, there will also be a conversation ... Full story

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