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How 'Brazil' gave me the answers to life, the universe, and everything

24 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never had a crisis of faith, because I never had any real faith in the first place. My parents were not wildly religious, but it was important to their lives in a general sense. My father's mother was a church organist, and my mother's mother was active in her own church in any number of ways. Both of my grandmothers lived in Memphis, so when we'd visit them, we'd have to make sure to schedule a trip long enough to show up at each of their churches at least once, just so they got to show off their grandchildren to their friends. In the life of my parents, church always seemed to serve primarily a social function. We moved frequently because of my dad's work as an engineer, and every place we moved, they became active in their local church. Each time, they made friends and they found a »

- Drew McWeeny

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Producers Lab Toronto unveils 2015 line-up

24 August 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK’s Hanan Kattan, Germany’s Peter Rommel and Canada’s Chantelle Kadyschuk  are among those selected for this year’s Producers Lab Toronto (Plt).

The 24 producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will participate in the sixth edition of the networking platform, which will run Sept 9-12 during the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).

Plt is targeted at producers who have had previous experience in working on international co-productions and now have projects in the pipeline that could be interesting for the international market.

European producers

The ten European producers were selected by European Film Promotion’s member organisations from previous participants of its Cannes-based initiative Producers on the Move.

Together with her partner Shamim Sarif, Hanan Kattan has a presence in the UK and Canada with their Enlightenment Group of companies. Hattan produced Sarif’s three features, including Despite The Falling Snow, starring Charles Dance and Rebecca Ferguson, as well as »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Sarajevo: strong female presence and austerity trend at CineLink

18 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

CineLink head Amra Baksic Camo discusses the trends around this year’s edition.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is preparing to host the 13th edition of CineLink (Aug 19-22), a development and financing platform that provides the backbone of its industry section, featuring around 25 projects suited for co-production.

The selection - split between a co-production market and work in progress event - has traditionally focused on Southeast Europe but has opened up in recent years to projects from the Caucasus region, while this year will see two projects from Doha and one from Russia.

Ahead of today’s start of this year’s edition, Amra Baksic Camo, head of CineLink, told ScreenDaily she was proud of the mix on offer this year.

“We have an exciting combination of experienced filmmakers and first-timers,” she said. “That is the role of every CineLink: to combine recognisable faces where you know in advance there is quality with fresh discoveries that people »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New on Video: ‘The River’

5 May 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The River

Written by Rumer Godden and Jean Renoir

Directed by Jean Renoir

France/India/USA, 1951

As the camera looks down upon an ornamental design created from rice powder and water, the narrator (voiced by June Hillman), who speaks throughout the film, welcomes us to the world of The River. This is Bengal, “where the story really happened,” and this is Harriet speaking, reflecting back on her life at a very confusing and significant time. For all intents and purposes, The River is primarily her story. And in this, the film is an intimately personal cinematic memoir. But The River is also something else. In its depiction of the “river people” who inhabit this region of India, the film also takes on an ethnographic appeal, capturing the “flavor” of the setting and its inhabitants.

Guiding this journey is the great French director Jean Renoir, fresh off a tumultuous sojourn in Hollywood, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Danis Tanovic in Doha producer pledge

8 March 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Bosnian Oscar winner has offered his services as producer to a Middle Eastern project at the Doha Film Institute’s inaugural Qumra Masters sessions.

Speaking to Screen, Tanovic said he was so impressed by one project he mentored that he wanted help it get made. He declined to name the project until his involvement was confirmed.

“Most of the stories we’ve seen on screen from the Middle East have been made by European or American film-makers…it’s so important for them to develop their industry,” said Tanovic.

“I think the Gulf and the Middle East is a goldmine that hasn’t been investigated yet.”

Tanovic, who served as a mentor at the Qumra event connecting film-makers with industry experts, said he had seen how an event like the Sarajevo Film Festival helped local film-makers in the Balkans, particularly the co-production market CineLink.

“Now that is what this region needs; you’re building something from the »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Lesley Gore, 'It's My Party' Songstress, Dies at 68

16 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pop singer/songwriter Lesley Gore -- best known for the 1963 chart-topper, "It's My Party" -- has died at 68. On Monday, Gore lost her battle with cancer in a New York City area hospital, Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the Associated Press.

"She was a wonderful human being -- caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson said of Gore.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Gore became a teenage radio sensation when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and recorded the Grammy-nominated single, "It's My Party." She followed the number one record with several other hits, including "Judy's Turn to Cry," "She's a Fool," and "You Don't Own Me."

"I am heartbroken at the news today of the passing of Lesley Gore," Jones told Et in a statement on Monday. " I discovered Lesley, almost on a dare, in 1963 when she was 16 years old and I was Vice President »

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Lesley Gore, ‘It’s My Party’ Songstress, Dies at 68

16 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pop singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, most well-known for the 1963 chart-topper, “It’s My Party,” has died at 68. On Monday, Gore lost her battle with cancer in a New York City area hospital, Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the Associated Press.

"She was a wonderful human being -- caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson said of Gore.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Gore became a teenage radio sensation when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and recorded the Grammy-nominated single, “It’s My Party.” She followed the number one record with several other hits, including “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s a Fool,” and “You Don’t Own Me.”

In 1981, Gore was nominated for an Oscar for penning the ballad, “Out Here on My Own,” for the 1980 hit film, Fame. Her brother Michael won Best Original Song for the title track, “Fame,” which »

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