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An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the  founding President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( www.RotaryEclubofWorldPeace.org ) and he is part of the U.N Association, Santa Barbara chapter. Lately he joined the World Council of Wisdom (https://thevisioneers.ca ) to bring Peace to the World.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World. 

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier has just released two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” 

These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’  and the politically loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’, which is sure to shake the system! 

Mr. Itier is a recipient of the ‘2018 Global Citizen Award’ from the prestigious United Nation Association and he was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E-Club of World Peace. 

In 2019, just before the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Mr. Itier went to film a drama about quantum physics in Germany and in German. The shooting was stopped by the crisis and he hopes to return by mid 2021 to complete this new endeavor.

In 2021 the impactful and very timely 6th documentary directed by Emmanuel will be released: ‘Guns, Bombs & War: A Love Story’.

Finally, Mr. Itier has formed a spiritual and political movement in France called ‘The French Victory’ (www.LaVicotireFrancaise.net ) with the ambition to run for President in 2022. His vision is:  “I, The People – We, President.” 

In Oneness, we shall heal the World. 

He is a member of The Critics Choice Association.

Emmanuel is a regular contributor to filmfestivals.com; in 2021 he covered Sundance and Santa Barbara with cutting edge filmmakers interviews.

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Interview with director: Celia Aniskovich for Taking back the Groove at SBIFF

TAKING BACK THE GROOVE SBIFF 2024 With Director: Celia Aniskovich More from SBIFF coverage on SBIFF blog Taking Back the Groove reintroduces the world to Bronx-born ’80s disco superstar Richie Weeks. A writer, singer, and producer who was compared to Quincy Jones at his height, Richie created quintessential New York Disco and performed in the likes of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage, all while maintaining day jobs as a postal worker and bricklayer. His mega-hit Rock Your World made it ...

The DPA Gift Suite: feel like a winning star

  Nathalie Dubois (https://dpagroup.org ) did it again! The DPA gift suite, to celebrate the movie and tv Awards season, is back in full force at the iconic Luxe hotel on Sunset boulevard (https://www.luxehotels.com ). Once again nominees and special guests have access to a spectacular worldwide gifting lounge full of special treats and surprises.   The list of special gifts and offerings is long. One of the highlights of the suite was the NOWATCH (https://nowatch.com ) to measure s...

Universal Studios Hollywood Happy Holydays Season

A UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD HAPPY HOLIDAYS SEASON!   “Papa, the mushroom soup, of the Toadstool café, is such a delight!”, and so we are, after 16 years, still coming to celebrate the end of the year Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood ! Just because we love it and because it feels like a real Christmas celebration with the Grinchmas set up, with all your favorite characters including Mr. Grinch himself! As we got to the park, and I recommend getting ther...

The Nature Track film festival 2023 ‘Epic Bill’ reviewed

EPIC BILL   Nature Track film festival 2023   With director: Quinnolyn Benson-Yates. Epic Bill is truly about re-inventing yourself and finding your true self. Meet Bill Bradley, a self-made millionaire who collapsed into bankruptcy and how he found himself, again, by entering the world of extreme endurance racing. Maverick director Quinnolyn Benson-Yates truly captured the spirit of what is defining “Epic Bill” through amazing sequences in the wilderness and hones...

The Nature Track film festival 2023 ‘Out there: A National Parks story’ reviewed

OUT THERE: A National Parks Story. Director: Brendan Hall   It took seven years for maverick director Brendan Hall to complete ‘Out there: A National Parks story’. It was worth the struggle, the resilience, the hard work, and the courage as this majestic film is a true “tour de force” and it will amaze you by its beauty and its spirituality. Watch Brendan and, his best friend, take a tour of various the National Parks across the USA. 10,000 miles and an amazing ...

AURORA'S SUNRISE, Armenia’s Official Selection for 95th Oscars, N. American Theatrical Release Began Aug 11th

AURORA’S SUNRISE   From Director Inna Shakyan   Thanks to my dear friend Louisa Sharamatyan (https://www.instagram.com/louisasharamatyan/?hl=en ) I found out about Amenia’s official selection for the 95th Oscar: ‘Aurora’s Sunrise’. Such a mesmerizing movie that Cher, the iconic singer, showed up at one Los Angeles screening to congratulate fellow Armenian sister, director Inna Shakyan. This inspiring movie is based on the true life of Aurora Mardiga...

Hasbro: 100th anniversary - A love affair with movies.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HASBRO! 100 YEARS AND ROCKING THE MARKETPLACE. This year the legendary bands maker, HASBRO, has turned 100! 100 years to rock the marketplace and create iconic game such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk or Battleship! Hasbro has also expanded his “movie star” status by creating some insane lines of toys such as with ‘Transformers’, ‘G.I Joe’, ‘Dungesons & Dragons’ and lately adding premier collaborations brands with Star Wars, I...

FUNKO: a movie world of their own!

IT’S A FUNKO WILD WILD WORLD!!!     This summer it seems like FUNKO is everywhere on the planet, and especially in the USA with a mega appearance at the worldwide legendary Comic Convention of San Diego. We went to the convention with our three boys who are mega fan of FUNKO. What a surprise when we discovered the ‘FUNKOVILLE’ built by the hard-working team of FUNKO. This year, they doubled the footprint of their booths and it felt like a complete immersive expe...

LEGOLAND - The awesome summer!

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA: AN AWESOME ENDLESS SUMMER!   This summer, again, my boys and I decided to head down to Carlsbad, California for an extravaganza full of fun adventures at Legoland California ( www.Legoland.com/california ). I had prebooked a theme room at the iconic Legoland hotel (https://www.legoland.com/california/places-to-stay/legoland-hotel/ ) and I highly recommend to make a reservation at least 1 month before heading to the park as, both the Legoland Hotel and the Castle Hot...

Keep on rocking the Summer and head back to the most happening place on Earth: Universal Studios Hollywood.

  ROCK THE SUMMER AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS: HOLLYWOOD!!!!!   There might be a strike giving you the appearance that Hollywood has shut down. But this is not the case at the full of life, full of fun Universal Studios Hollywood! To celebrate the summer and get ready for the fall, my sons and I headed back for the magic of Universal Studios Hollywood.   Of course, the usual iconic rides, such as Jurassic World and Transformers were the first stop of our boys. Nearby the lower lot...

Interview with Helene Cardona for Caralique her film premiering at Cannes Market 2023

"Caralique is a determined, young fashion designer looking to bring color to the people around her. Constantly being told no, Caralique must learn to stick to her instincts and continually try again in order to achieve her childhood dreams." CARALIQUE is a new amazing and inspiring movie starring well known actress Helene Cardona. Caralique is a very emotional movie that is sure to gather lost of praise and sales during the Cannes film market occurring in the French Riviera this mon...

Howling at the Great Wolf Lodge

  By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina             You should have seen the beasty faces of our three sons, Felix (18), Max (11) and Rex (9) when my sweet wife, Roxanna, decided to book a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge for their birthday. Our sons had heard plenty about this amazing, totally immersive, unique world that is the Great Wolf Lodge ( www.GreatWolf.com ). Great Wolf Lodge began as a small indoor water park resort in 1997 in Wiscon...

The Super Mario World at Universal Studios Hollywood: let's go!

  By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina. After almost a decade in the making, Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com), in partnership with the iconic video game brand Nintendo, just opened, with a huge success, the long awaited ‘Super Mario World’. Like in the game, you will enter this fantastic new land with the iconic green warp pipe. Be ready to experience some fun like never before and in the company of your favorite characters from the best sell...

Shazam yourself with a Funko Figurine !!!

    By Emmanuel ITIER   To celebrate the successful release of ‘Shazam!: Fury of The Gods’, which I had the honor to cover at the press junket, FUNKO created a limited signature style lineup of new Pop! Figurines. The fans will be able to get their own Shazam, Eugene, Mary, Hespera, Freddy, Anthea, Kalyps, Unicorn, Darla or Pedro for a generous suggested retail price of $US 12 (https://funko.com/search/?q=shazam&search-button= ). Such a deal and so much fun to ...

Interview with the director of GETAWAY Stephanie Malson at PanAfrican Film Festival

GETAWAY   PanAfrican Film Festival.   With Director Stephanie Malson By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina In GETAWAY on the backdrop of a summer of civil unrest in the United States, a Jamaican immigrant gives her bullied young son and herself a reprieve with his first trip to her homeland. As they ease into the change of pace, Mom gets shocking news that forces her to make a life-changing decision. This short film from writer / producer Malaika Paquiot and directo...

VIDEO Interview with J.R. Rodriguez for his first film: REMEMBER YESTERDAY

REMEMBER YESTERDAY OPENING ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON FEBRUARY 14   Interview by Emmanuel Itier     When diner owner Jenny Hill's childhood sweetheart returns home to direct a new film project, her once stable life is turned upside down. She finds herself face to face with the possibility of a second chance at the life she had once longed for; performing on stage and being in love. But is that what's been missing in her life? Confusion, misdirection and an old...

Interview with director Josh Polon for his doc Legend of the Mexman

THE LEGEND OF MEXMAN is an extraordinary Documentary about Obsession, Filmmaking and Mental Health Struggles Emmanuel Itier in conversation with director Josh Polon:   Q: What was the inspiration and what was the ambition?   Josh: German Alonso was truly an inspiration for this film. He has such a creative light within him. He is a fascinating character. He is constantly working with his mind and with his hands. We met in 2008 and then he invited me to his art stud...

DPA Gift bag - Golden Globes 2023

THE DPA 2023 GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINEES GIFT BAG: A WORLD OF WONDERS! It’s again Christmas in January as Ms. Nathalie Dubois, from DPA entertainment strategist company, made the tour de force of putting together an impressive number of glamourous brands in a hand delivered gift bag worth $3,500! Golden Globes nominees can celebrate as if they had already won. Some of this year’s gift bag recipients were Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Angela Basset, Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Di...

Happy holidays with Universal Studios Hollywood

A review by Emmanuel ITIER and Roxanna BINA.   Here comes the magical season, here comes your time to enter the movieland of Universal Studios Hollywood (https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us ). To immerge yourself in the spirit of the holidays the first stop at Universal Studios Hollywood is to visit the “Grinchmas” plaza, at the beginning of the park. Make sure to take a family picture while drinking a yummy hot chocolate under the 65 foot-tall “Grinch...

A walk of fame, luxury and happiness at the DPA gift suite - Grammy's 2022

DPA GIFT SUITE – EMMYS 2022   Photos by: Clair Painchaud.   It’s a clear Sunday morning at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel, just one day before the legendary Emmys celebration. Everyone is on the deck to set up the Emmys 2022 DPA Gift suite. Nathalie Dubois with a firm smile is leading her crew to set up all the booths with various brands to be offered to the many guests, actors, writers, producers, directors who will grace her kingdom of goodies. We are lucky to be ...

LEGOLAND: Summer of movies...

LEGOLAND – SUMMER 2022   BUILD YOUR SUMMER HAPPINESS…ONE BRICK AT A TIME   By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina   If there is one necessary stop for the summer in order to build yourself a little more happiness, it is the land of the bricks as known as Legoland California . Make sure you block one, or ideally two days, with a complete park hopping ticket in order to partake the many rides and activities at the theme park, the water park and the not so well know aq...

Universal Studios Hollywood - Summer 2022: Become the movies

THIS SUMMER: BECOME THE MOVIES!!!!   You started the summer by enjoying the Universal blockbusters, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’, now is your time to become the movies you loved to watch and to indulge into the ultimate live action film experience: Universal Studios Hollywood (https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us ). Fasten your seat belts and let’s jump into this summer promised land! The first impression while pa...

COVID-19 GROUND ZERO Review: Dances with films festival 2022

    With: director Mustafa Ozgun, producer/writer/actress Laura Weissbecker, actor Brandon Sutton (“Jimmy”), composers Marco Velerio Antonini and Elena Maro     The covid pandemic has been the center subject and concern of so many movies that one could wonder why we would need one more exploration of this nightmare we are still part of. Well, this is assuming you have not seen, just yet, the romantic and eye tearing picture from Mustafa Ozgun and also pro...

"Spring, seeing Hong Kong again", film review by Emmanuel Itier

SPRING: SEEING HONG KONG AGAIN A review by Emmanuel ITIER In this short documentary of 27 minutes, French filmmaker Benoît Lelievre (“Le miroir d’Alice”, “À ton image”) awakens, in the moment of "spring", the notion of community and warmth in a covid-hit huge city like Hong Kong. Sit down, remain calm, open your senses, and let the spectacle unfold.   Through some aerial cinematography and a poetic approach we encounter several char...

Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo

Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo byEmmanuel Itier https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12385296 One may have heard about “riot Grrrl” music and one may have heard about director Jennifer Waldo who had done a short, “Acid Test”, in 2017, about a young girl coming from a concert and confessing to her parent about tripping on acid. This new film is the feature version of Waldo take about this coming-of-age teenage rebellion and it is based on a true story. Beyon...

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