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Masterclass with Frank Darabont ...and more at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the revered group of industry professionals that will headline the Festival’s signature Master Class series. 2012 ZFF Master Class instructors include: ●          Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Walking Dead”) ●          Two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction...

CANNES FILM SELECTION 'ONE FOR THE ROAD' TO PLAY PFF

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CANNES FILM SELECTION 'ONE FOR THE ROAD' TO PLAY PFF April 7, 2012 Phenom Film Fest 2012 Phenom Film Fest (PFF) will be screening the Stephen King short adaptation "ONE FOR THE ROAD", directed by Paul Ward and produced by cult horror director Tim Sullivan. A sequel to Stephen King's "SALEM'S LOT", the film, starring Reggie Bannister of PHANTASM fame, was accepted into this years CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. In addition, PFF will be screening Tim Sullivan's other festival h...

Writing a 'Killer TV Pilot' is hard, but I did it!

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Someone once told me that writing a pilot...a killer pilot, for a televison series is going to take some time and a lot of hard, hard, work. Ok, so far, I would have to agree with this producer/director of daytime soaps, but, I found it extremely fun and exciting, as well as challenging. Hard? No! Time? Time is not on my side right now, but when I get going, that mind of mines is like reading a Stephen King novel...you can't wait to get to the next page to see how everything is going to turn o...

Imagi-Movies Festival in California

Famous Monsters of Filmland presents a celebration of the imagination of filmmaking with independent film festival finalists,the Vincent Price Centennial with daughter Victoria Price and producer Roger Corman, the 80th anniversary of Universal's Frankenstein and Dracula with the Lugosi family,Stephen King's Dollar Babies, and more!

Come enjoy a weekend of movies and filmmaking with fans and even take home some tools of the trade during live panels with some of the leading names in Hollywood.

Dino Di Laurentiis dies at 91

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He was born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples, and grew up selling spaghetti produced by his father. His studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome were interrupted by the Second World War. Since his first movie, L'ultimo Combattimento, (1940) he has produced nearly 150. In 1946 his company, the Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, moved into production. In the early years, De Laurentiis produced neorealist films such as Bitter Rice (1946) and the Fellini classics La...

Focus on The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival

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The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival announced today eleven feature films and over thirty shorts to screen at the fifth annual festival, held this year October 21-25, 2010.International festival hit, TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL will open Spooky Movie 2010 on Thursday, October 21 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. TUKCER & DALE premiered this year at Sundance, and has already received awards from Fantasia and South by Southwest festivals. This is the second year in a ro...

Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel at the AFM

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Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel moderated by Mick Garris( creator/producer: Masters of Horror; writer/director/producer of Riding the Bullet, Fear Itself and many others. Larry Cohen writer; Phone Booth, I, the Jury and writer or director of numerous other genre favorites. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White co-writers of Boogeyman and Knowing. Stephen Susco writer: The Grudge 1 and The Grudge 2 and Red. Mick Garris began the panel at the AFM by stating that lately genre equates to horror....

The Global Film Village: Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel at the AFM

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by Marc Halperin   Stephen Susco, Mick Garris, Larry Cohen, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White photo by Marc Halperin    Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel moderated by Mick Garris( creator/producer: Masters of Horror; writer/director/producer of Riding the Bullet, Fear Itself and many others. Larry Cohen writer; Phone Booth, I, the Jury and writer or director of numerous other genre favorites. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White co-writers of Boogeyman and Knowi...

Interrobang Film Festival

Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening at the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Well-Known film-industry panelists announced at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival

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Guests in attendance at the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, will be invited to attend a slate of first-person panel discussions, featuring a list of well-known film industry professionals and personalities. PRDFF organizer Ben Standley is pleased to announce that panel discussions planned for the festival will be hosted and led by as many as 16 already-booked, knowledgeable Hollywood film-makers, actors, editors, composers and publicists. "What's unique, is that at a lot of ...

No Country for Old Men will launch Fantasporto fantastic lineup

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

The Mist will close Fantasporto

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The Mist : STEPEHN KING AND FRANK DARABONT AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF FANTASPORTO 2008The end of the 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto is expected to be great. On Saturday, March 8, the Grand Auditorium of Rivoli wears the "gala suit" again to close the festival of cinema in Portugal. From 21.30h the winners of the Fantasporto 2008 are announced. After that... it is time for cinema. After all we are here to serve the Seventh Art. The closing film of the 28th Fanta...

Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

NEW YORK PREMIERE FILM “THE MIST” RED CARPET PHOTOS OPENS IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 21, 2007

By Maria Esteves - December 8, 2007 The New York premiere film of THE MIST, directed by three time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont, sponsored by Fuji Film and Vault was held at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Monday, November 12, 2007, 7:30 PM. Based on Steven King's short story, THE MIST depicts a cloud of darkness accompanied with monsters looming over a rural community killing it's citizens and the only survivors are trapped in a local food market. The film opens in theaters November 21st. The N...

The 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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Showcasing over 50 independent films from around the world, the 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 14-16 at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is one of the oldest movie theatres still operating in America. In addition to the Park Theatre, suspense and horror films will screen at the Historic Stanley Hotel, which is famous for its inspirational role in Stephen King's book & film, "The Shining". Student films w...

FILMMAKERS: Showcase your horror film at a haunted hotel!

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Showcase your horror film at a haunted hotel! The Estes Park Film Festival in Colorado is looking for short films in the suspense/horror genre to screen at the Stanley Hotel as part of our second annual event.  Short films in the Suspense/Horror genre will be showcased at the Stanley’s famous Concert Hall on Sunday, September 16th. The Stanley Hotel is famous among film aficionados for its inspirational role in Stephen King's novel "The Shining". Known for its architecture and m...

Cinema Potpourri: February

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CINEMA POTPOURRI: February (This is a new monthly segment that will cover a variety of topics -- casting news, movie happenings, and whatever happens to be on my movie-crazed mind)  SUNDANCE(what it was…what it became…what it now wants to be)Of course, the independent film movement existed long before the Sundance Film Festival opened its doors in 1985 and officially adopted its title in 1991.  But never before had mainstream Hollywood responded so resoundingly to its possibilities. Redfor...

Estes Park Film Festival Teams With Historic Stanley Hotel

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The Estes Park Film Festival (EPFF) is proud to announce the addition of the historic Stanley Hotel as a screening venue for their second annual event this September 14-16. Independent short films in the Suspense/Horror genre will be showcased at the Stanley’s famous Concert Hall on Sunday, September 16th. The Stanley Hotel is famous among film aficionados for its inspirational role in Stephen King's novel "The Shining". Known for its architecture and magnificent setting, the Stanley Hotel ...

The Black Dahlia: opening film at the 63rd Venice Fest

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La Biennale di Venezia / 63rd Venice International Film Festival / The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma, with Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank and Josh Hartnett, to be the opening film at the 63rd Venice International Film FestivalThe Black Dahlia, the eagerly-awaited film directed by Brian De Palma, starring Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank and Josh Hartnett - and adapted from the famous novel of the same name by James Ellroy, inspired by a crime in 1940s Los Angeles - will be the opening film at...

SAG Awards roster of presenters on jan 29

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Amy Adams, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Hayes, Terrence Howard Heath Ledger, William H. Macy, Christopher Meloni and Ziyi Zhang will be presenters at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer Jeff Margolis announced today.They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® that includes Naveen Andrews, Patricia Arquette, Benjamin Bratt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marg Helgenber...

HDFest world tour launches in South Florida

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HDFEST 2005 World Tour Launches with South Florida Film Festival EventHDFEST will be launching its 2005 World Tour next month with a film festival event in South Florida September 9th and 10th. HDFEST events include panels, seminars and screenings of new films created using high-definition technology. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour will also be taking place in London, Los Angeles, Helsinki and New York. The upcoming HDFEST South Florida event will be held at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre in Fort Lau...

Kathleen McInnis will join Palm Springs Shorts Festival

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The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, held from September 20-26, 2005 at the Camelot Theatres, announces that Kathleen McInnis will join the Festival as the Director of Short Film Programming this year. The largest short film festival and market in North America screens approximately 350 films from over 40 countries annually. Over the past 10 years, 46 of the short films nominated for Academy Awards have played at the Festival, with six of the ...

Beverly Hills Fest at a glance

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Beverly Hills Festival offers, say Nino Simone its Chairman “A Collection of Films Uniting The World of Independent Cinema”.Los Angeles April 13-17.FESTIVAL RUNDOWN:Opening Day - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 – OPENING NIGHTWRITERS GUILD THEATER135 S. Doheny DriveBeverly Hills, CA 902106:30 PM Doors7:00 PM BHFF Salutations: HONORS TO CALFORNIA FILM COMMISSION7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT FILMMr. DramaticHouse Of D10:00 PM VIP By Invite Only After-Party Sponsored By:PREMIERE MAGAZINE, RENAISSANCE HOTELS & RE...

Frazetta: Painting With Fire screens at Newport Beach

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Frazetta: Painting With Fire screens at Newport Beach Festival“Painting With Fire” transports you inside the incredible world and mind of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.Frazetta’s art has graced album covers, magazines, posters, calendars and paperbacks. His work is everywhere. His style is a familiar signboard. It is unmistakable. It is art. It is always in the public domain, because Frank Frazetta shapes mindscapes. Visions. He has helped carve our expectations of what we want i...

Elfman to be honored (for Film Composing) at PSIFF

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AWARD WINNING COMPOSER DANNY ELFMAN TO BE HONOREDAT THE 15TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALAElfman to Receive Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing The 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Danny Elfman with the Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, it was announced by chairman elect Earl Greenburg. The Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, Januar...
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