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Into Film reveals first awards winners

24 March 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK film charity fetes youth at London event.

UK film charity Into Film has revealed its first awards recipients at an event in London today [March 24].

The 15-19 year-olds were awarded for talent in filmmaking and reviewing.

The charity is supported by the BFI through lottery funding and Cinema First.

A total of 14 awards were given out by a judging panel including Sir Alan Parker (Evita), David Yates (Harry Potter), Manjinder Virk (Call the Midwife) and Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall).

CEO of Into Film Paul Reeve said: “We’d like to offer a big congratulations to each and every one of today’s winners…the levels of passion, thought, and ingenuity on show throughout the process was truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to see where their talent leads.”

Full List of Winners

Best Film by 13s and Over sponsored by London Film Museum

Fall – Cornerhouse, BFI Film Academy, 2 Group

Best Film by 12s and Under sponsored »

- mam27@bu.edu (Monica Mendoza)

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Into Film set to host first awards

23 March 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK education charity Into Film is set to host its inaugural awards at London’s Empire Leicester Square.

The awards, held tomorrow (March 24), will pay tribute to outstanding 5-19 year olds who have demonstrated talent and exceptional achievements in filmmaking or film reviewing.

The nominees are to have their films screened to an audience of 600. The winners will be decided by a judging panel comprised of industry professionals including Sir Alan Parker (Evita), David Yates (Harry Potter), Manjinder Virk (Call the Midwife) and Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall).

Into Film’s chief executive Paul Reeve said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first ever Into Film Awards, and believe their creation reflects the vibrant role film plays in the cultural, creative and educational lives of young people today.

“We have a diverse and highly talented group of young nominees and hope that this recognition will encourage them to further develop their skills and go on to become »

- mam27@bu.edu (Monica Mendoza)

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Jonathan Pryce talks about his role in Game of Thrones Season 5

4 March 2015 10:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We only have just over a month to wait for Season 5 of HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones to return to our screens and one of the new cast members joining us for the ride this time around is legendary Welsh thespian Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Evita).

Pryce recently spoke about his role in the upcoming season and the veteran actor admitted that he wasn’t a fan of “swords and sorcery” type TV shows or movies and that he only got involved after reading the scripts and realising that his character ends up being very influential to the whole story.

“If the role hadn’t been what it turned out to be for High Sparrow, I probably would not have been involved…I remember starting out and my agent said ‘does the character change the situation or is he just a functionary’ and this character changes the situation. »

- Gavin Logan

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13 Reasons Why Elizabeth Taylor Is Still the Queen of Hollywood

27 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's time to raise your glass and rattle your jewelry for a birthday toast to Elizabeth Taylor, who'd have turned 83 on Feb. 27. Though memories of her begin to fade, the legacy of the woman who was perhaps the most beautiful, most popular, most everything movie star of all time remains as vivid as ever.

Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.

1. In a way, she never left.

Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.

2. She's the original diva.

Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description. »

- Gary Susman

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5 Ways Lady Gaga Can Rule the Oscars

12 February 2015 12:18 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Lady Gaga is performing at the Oscars. And we don't know why. This is the kind of mystery that enthralls homosexual detectives the world over. What could Stefani Germanotta be doing at the most refined event on the planet? She's confirmed she'll be giving a "special performance" at this year's Academy Awards, and that means she has a pretty big opportunity to give a memorable performance. Here are five ways she could thrill us during Neil Patrick Harris' big show. 1. An actual "In Memoriam" to remember Face it: Anytime Lady Gaga puts the focus squarely on her voice, that quavering, haunted, kooky, damn-near flawless musical instrument, she instantly reminds everyone how distinct a talent she is. The "In Memoriam" segment of the Oscars strikes me as a staid venue for her bravado, for but she could nonetheless rile us with a performance of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" that would be more bad-ass than most. »

- Louis Virtel

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Madonna's New Music Video Looks Like an Episode of American Horror Story

6 February 2015 11:39 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Madonna returned to the spotlight in a big way this week, debuting the music video for her new single on Snapchat. Now the "Living For Love" clip has been released on Vevo, and it's garnering attention from an entirely new audience. Complete with a circus vibe, religious symbols, and a struggle between bulls and a matador, the video pays homage to themes Madonna explored in 1996's Evita and the music video for "Take a Bow" from her 1994 album, Bedtime Stories. At the same time, we can't help but think it's the American Horror Story version of a musical number. Find out what we're talking about in the clip below, and be sure to catch up on the latest viral videos. »

- Nick-Maslow

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The SpongeBob Movie's Antonio Banderas on his varied career

5 February 2015 1:07 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Antonio Banderas, who plays the villain in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, says variety is the spice of life.

The Spanish-born actor has starred in dramas (Philadelphia), comedies (Two Much), musicals (Evita), horror films (Interview with the Vampire), action movies (Desperado), and adventures (The Mask of Zorro). His credits for the younger set include Spy Kids, Shrek, and Puss in Boots.

"To me, yes, but this is my way of understanding this profession. To me acting means visiting many genres and very different characters. ... I really like the possibility of change and since I came to the United States I have virtually tried it all," Banderas told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

"One of my biggest satisfactions as an actor was, a few years ago, when I was strolling in New York and I walked by a movie theater and saw that they were showing Puss in Boots »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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