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Oscar Nominated Iranian Filmmaker Barred From Ceremony; Academy Responds

Oscar Nominated Iranian Filmmaker Barred From Ceremony; Academy Responds

Asghar Farhadi, the Academy Award winning Director of ‘A Separation’, currently nominated in the best foreign language film category for ‘The Salesman,’ has been barred from entering the US from Iran due to the newly implemented Immigration restrictions. On 29 January, the Academy released the following statement in solidarity with Asghar: The Academy celebrates achievement

Dispatches From The 2016 American Film Market

The 2016 American Film Market closed its 37th edition Wednesday, November 9. During 8 days of an extensive global market, the AFM wraps its 37th edition, with a total of 9,255 films. Attendees were hosted nightly to Carousel Cocktails at sunset on the historic Santa Monica pier, providing a unique and memorable experience to connect and relax at

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37th Edition Of The AFM Is Now Open

On November 2nd, 8,000+ film industry professionals, 400+ distributors, and 1,000+ production companies from around the world arrived in Santa Monica for one week of deal-making, meetings, screenings, networking receptions and conferences.   Indiewood makes it’s presence in one of the major film trade shows around the globe to cover it all. Founded in 1981, the

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SXSW & TFF 2016: Starz Wins Bidding War for My Blind Brother Distribution

Starz has picked up Sophie Goodhart’s romantic comedy, My Blind Brother, which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and also played at Tribeca Film Festival, Variety reports. The magazine says that the acquisition “will likely be the biggest sale out of this year’s South by Southwest” and is estimated to be in the low seven-figure range. The comedy was reportedly

#DemocratizeCinema With New Online Platform Flix Premiere

The majority of great films have long been underappreciated and overlooked due to the Hollywood model set in place ages ago.  Consumers are forced to believe that the only new movies available each year, are films that have a theatrical run. In reality, as many as 95% of films ‘never’ find their audience or recover

Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

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