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Deckert Picks Up Levan Koguashvili’s ‘Gogita’s New Life’

Leipzig-based sales company Deckert Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights to Levan Koguashvili’s “Gogita’s New Life,” a production from Koguashvili’s own label Kino Iberica in Georgia, made in co-production with Croatia’s Embrio Russia’s Moskvitch Studio and Tato Film, based in the Ukraine.

Selected for Karlovy Vary’s Docu Talents workshop this year, “Gogita” follows a man’s efforts to enjoy a second chance in life after 14 years in prison. Set in the Georgian sticks, in tragicomic tones the documentary depicts Gogita’s new relationship with Maka, a woman not as pretty as Gogita’s mom would like, though she bakes marvellous cakes.

“‘Gogita’ fits perfectly into our slate. We want auteur films and are always looking for titles coming out of Eastern Europe,” said Heino Deckert, who launched Deckert Distribution, a documentary world sales and distribution company, in 2003.

With “Gogita,” Koguashvili returns to documentary, which
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Zaradasht Ahmed’s ‘Nowhere to Hide’ Takes Top Prize at Idfa

Zaradasht Ahmed’s ‘Nowhere to Hide’ Takes Top Prize at Idfa
Amsterdam – Although the documentary world had plenty of recent upsets to concern itself with – not least the rise of nationalism across Europe and America – the fallout from the Iraq war was not forgotten at this year’s Idfa. The award for Best Feature-Length Documentary went to “Nowhere to Hide,” a Norway-Sweden co-production directed by Zaradasht Ahmed that tells of the experiences of a male nurse named Nori Sharif who worked in a hospital in Jawala, part of the “triangle of death” in central Iraq, from the time the U.S. army left in 2011 until he was forced to leave the area by the arrival of Isis in 2014.

Said the jury: “There are those films which are wonderful to see and there are films that the world needs to see. The film we [chose] is both of these things. The experience was immersive and left us deeply touched. The director respected the
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Prince Remembered by The Late Show: His Aura 'Filled Everybody's Hearts'

Prince Remembered by The Late Show: His Aura 'Filled Everybody's Hearts'
Stephen Colbert and Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste took a moment on Thursday to reflect upon the artist who will forever be known as Prince.

RelatedWhat to Watch: 20/20: Prince, Death of a Legend

Before having the Ed Sullivan Theater lights dimmed to purple, Colbert gave Batiste the spotlight to share an anecdote about the seven-time Grammy winner, who died on April 21 at the all-too-young age of 57. Though he’ll most be remembered for timeless classics such as “Purple Rain” and “Kiss,” Batiste’s memory of working with the icon involved a lesson in courtesy.

Later in the show, Hamilton
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Crypticon Minneapolis 2015 Guests Include Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Kane Hodder

  • DailyDead
The slayer of Xenomorphs, summoner of Pumpkinhead, and killer of Crystal Lake are coming to Minnesota this weekend for the 10th Annual Crypticon Minneapolis. Featured guests include Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Kane Hodder, and many more, along with a packed three-day schedule that aims to please attendees of "The Nightmare Before Halloween."

Officially kicking off this Friday night (following a special Thursday night screening of Harbinger Down, complete with a Lance Henricksen and Alec Gillis Q&A), Crypticon Minneapolis runs from October 23rd–25th at the Ramada Bloomington. Other special guests include Doug Jones, William Forsythe, Suzanna Leigh, Leslie Easterbrook, Gigi Edgley, David Naughton, and more.

Below, we have the complete Crypticon Minneapolis schedule (via Facebook). If you're heading to Crypticon, make sure to send us an email at Contact@DailyDead.com and we can catch up at the event. To learn more, visit:

http://www.crypticonminneapolis.com/index.html

"Friday Night Events!
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Rory Gallagher Box Set to Feature Original Rankin & Truman Story

  • Comicmix
Our pal Timothy Truman, perhaps best known for his work on such comics features as GrimJack, Conan, Hawkworld, Jonah Hex, Hawken, and Scout, has teamed up with writer Ian Rankin to present a 44 page comics story inspired by the work of rock-and-blues musician Rory Gallagher. From the press release:

“On October 29, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Kickback City, a unique immersive album inspired by the crime noir passion and music of Rory Gallagher (Msrp $29.98). Featuring a specially compiled album of Rory Gallagher’s best crime novel-influenced music; the stunning package also includes an exclusive new novella by Ian Rankin, fully illustrated by graphic artist Timothy Truman. This unique immersive album also includes a special narration of the story by actor Aidan Quinn.

“Inspired by Rory Gallagher’s passion for crime novels, Kickback City is a creative collaboration combining the words of Ian Rankin, the illustrations of Timothy Truman and of
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Rod Stewart, Zz Top, Ronnie Wood to play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rod Stewart, Zz Top, Ronnie Wood to play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood will perform a tribute to their band The Small Faces/The Faces at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction gala. The duo will reunite on stage for their band's induction, while fellow inductee Donovan is to collaborate with John Mellencamp. Zz Top's Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons will pay tribute to 'the Texas Cannonball' Freddie King, the noted blues guitarist whose hits include 'Hide Away'. Darlene Love has been selected to salute former Rock Concert host Don Kirshner, and Chuck D and LL Cool J will also honor the legacy of the Beastie Boys. (more)
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WWE Raw Review 12/3/12 – The Rock Concert Returns

The Big News: The Rock brought back The Rock Concert to electrifying results, John Cena brought back the doctor of thugamonics gimmick to rap about his issues with his rival and Triple H brought back the Dx crotch chop as he appeared to turn his buddy and special guest referee Shawn Michaels against The Undertaker.

In a Nutshell: The Rock brings it and sings it like only The Rock can. John Cena’s old school rap returns.

John Cena was introduced by Jerry Lawler and handed the opening segment slot to do a thugamonics style rap dressed in his old chain and backwards cap garment. With real attitude he rhymed about all the issues that have been building between himself and his rival including taking a shot at Rock’s movie career by labelling him a GI joke, comparing his betrayal of the wwe to basketball star Lebron James taking
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Don Kirshner, record producer and TV host, dies at 76

  • Pop2it
The man who produced countless hit records and helped introduce The Monkees to the world has passed away.

The New York Times reports Don Kirshner died of heart failure on Jan. 17 in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 76.

Working with artists such as Carole King and Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Kirshner might be best known for the better part of a decade he spent on camera. He was the producer and host of ABC's "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- an Ed Sullivan for a different generation.

Guests on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," which ran from 1973 to 1981 included Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.
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AfterElton Briefs: Sir Charles Rules, A First Glimpse at Elton's Baby, Anderson Cooper on Broadway, and More!

  • The Backlot
Above you can see the first pic of Elton and David's baby. I could have lived without the bottom quote, but they missed out on a golden opportunity by not making it, "He shot out like a rocket, man." Below you can see the accompanying video, which features host Layla Anna-Lee, who can make everything sound salacious just with her accent. When she says, "thrashing" I expected her to follow it with, "you naughty, naughty boy!."

Gavin Creel talks to Steve Rothaus about coming out, and says he has absolutely no regrets, even if it affects his career: "'If I never play a heterosexual again, bring it on!'' Speaking of coming out, we interviewed Paranormal State host Ryan Buell last year after he came out as bi, and below you can see him talk to Popnography about his reasons for going public ... and about that ghost stuff.

So who
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Rock Out: Promoter Don Kirshner Dies at 76

  • Extra
Rock promoter and publisher Don Kirshner has died from heart failure at the age of 76.

Called "the man with the golden ear" by Time magazine, Don was best known for managing the musical success of the 1960's pop rock sensations The Monkees, and the cartoon band The Archies. Kirshner co-owned Aldon Music with Al Nevin and worked with Brill Building geniuses Carole King, Neil Sedaka and Barry Mann.

His late night TV show, "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,
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Don Kirshner, Music Impresario and TV Producer, Dies at 76

Don Kirshner, who provided one of the early hip outlets for pop and rock music on television, has died. He was 76.

The music impresario and television producer died Monday of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla., promoter Jack Wishna told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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He was the man behind and the host of the syndicated Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, which premiered in 1973 and ran until 1981. In many markets, it served as ...

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Rock Impresario Don Kirshner Dead at 76

  • The Wrap
Rock producer and promoter Don Kirshner, whose 1970s ABC performance series "Rock Concert" hosted lumenary acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen, died at the age of 76 in Boca Raton, Fla. of heart failure. The Bronx-born Kirshner broke into the music business in the 1950s, writing commercial jingles for Bobby Darin. After Darin broke out with the hit "Splish Splash" in 1958, Kirshner established the powerful music-publishing house Aldon, which he co-founded with Al Nevins. Publishing, promoting -- and in some cases, manufacturing -- bubblegum pop acts, Kirshner was
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'Rock' Legend Don Kirshner Dies

  • TMZ
Rock music promoter and producer Don Kirshner died today of heart failure in Boca Raton, Florida. Don gave future superstars like The Police and Billy Joel early national exposure -- and also worked with everyone from Carole King and Bobby Darin to Black Sabbath and the Allman Brothers . In the 70s, he hosted "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" on ABC. Don was 76. Read more
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