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Bill Plympton Takes Annecy Animation Fest by Storm

5 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some people go on vacation in June. Bill Plympton goes to Annecy. The man dubbed the King of Indie Animation is a popular draw at the famed French animation festival, which he’s attended since 1985.

“That’s when I started discovering the potential of Annecy. As soon as my short film ‘Boomtown’ screened there, I was bombarded by people who wanted to buy it. I had no idea that I could make a living doing animated shorts. It really turned me around in terms of the power and the marketability of Annecy.”

Plympton hopes this year’s fest will focus attention on his seventh hand-animated feature “Cheatin’” (see the signed frame above) — a noir tale of infidelity that will screen in competition. He’s twice won Annecy’s feature Grand Prix — in 1998 for “I Married a Strange Person,” and in 2001 for “Mutant Aliens.”

Plympton’s fans are primed for “Cheatin »

- Ellen Wolff

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Cannes Video: Salma Hayek Talks Turning Philosophy Into Animation for 'The Prophet'

17 May 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Salma Hayek hit the Cannes Film Festival to present a work-in-progress screening of The Prophet, based on Khalil Gibran's philosophical novel. To share the story of the 1923 best-seller, director Roger Allers worked with Tomm Moore, Joan Gratz, Joann Sfar, Bill Plympton, Paul and Gaeton Brizzi, Michal Socha, Nina Paley and Mohammed Saeed Harib, as each helmed a different thematic section of the animated film. Photos: The Party Scene at Cannes "We have nine directors that have worked on this project, really hard, and we have amazing voices in this too, amazing actors," she told The

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Cannes: Salma Hayek Presenting ‘The Prophet’ as Work-in-Progress

13 May 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes Film Festival has set an Official Selection work-in-progress screening of the animated feature “Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet” on Saturday.

The screening will feature highlights from the film and be presented by producer Salma Hayek-Pinault and director Roger Allers (“The Lion King”).

The story portrays the unlikely friendship between a young mischievous girl and an imprisoned poet.

The event will also include animation directors involved with the film: Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells”), Joan Gratz (“Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”), Joann Sfar (“The Rabbi’s Cat”), Bill Plympton (“In Your Face”), and Paul and Gaetan Brizzi (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”). Composer Gabriel Yared will also participate.

Wild Bunch International is handling international sales at Cannes, excluding North America, which will be sold by Participant Media.

The film includes the voices of Hayek-Pinault, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhane Wallis. Producers are Hayek-Pinault, »

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Cannes sets Prophet screening

13 May 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes organisers have scheduled a screening of official selection work-in-progress animation Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet on May 17.

Salma Hayek-Pinault and director Roger Allers will present the event alongside other animation directors involved with the film who include Tomm Moore, Joan Gratz, Joann Sfar, Bill Plympton and Paul and Gaeton Brizzi.

Composer Gabriel Yared will attend to discuss the film’s music, which includes cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma and original songs by Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, and Glen Hansard.

“I am thrilled to share with the Cannes audience a glimpse of our film and a chance to meet some of the remarkable artists who contributed their unique talents,” said Allers.

“For the last three years, this film has been my passion,” said produce and voice actor Hayek-Pinault. “But I have loved the book since my childhood, when I discovered it by my grandfather’s bedside, where he kept it. I am extremely »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Quentin Tarantino to help close Cannes

13 May 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker will host the screening of A Fistful of Dollars on May 24.

Quentin Tarantino will host the screening of Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars at Cannes’ award ceremony on May 24.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western, the film will be screened after the prizes have been awarded, in a new restoration done by Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film.

Meanwhile, there will also be a tribute to animated films with a screening of extracts from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (working title) on May 17, presented by the film’s producer Salma Hayek.

This year’s Cinéma de la Plage screenings will include the premiere of Frédéric Auburtin’s United Passion, starring Gérard Depardieu, Tim Roth and Sam Neill. Auburtin, Depardieu and Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, will be in attendance. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Tarantino to help close Cannes

13 May 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker will host the screening of A Fistful of Dollars on May 24.

Quentin Tarantino will host the screening of Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars at Cannes’ award ceremony on May 24.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western, the film will be screened after the prizes have been awarded, in a new restoration done by Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film.

Meanwhile, there will also be a tribute to animated films with a screening of extracts from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (working title) on May 17, presented by the film’s producer Salma Hayek.

This year’s Cinéma de la Plage screenings will include the premiere of Frédéric Auburtin’s United Passion, starring Gérard Depardieu, Tim Roth and Sam Neill. Auburtin, Depardieu and Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, will be in attendance. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Tarantino to attend Cannes

13 May 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker will host the screening of A Fistful of Dollars on May 24.

Quentin Tarantino will host the screening of Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars at Cannes’ award ceremony on May 24.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western, the film will be screened after the prizes have been awarded, in a new restoration done by Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film.

Meanwhile, there will also be a tribute to animated films with a screening of extracts from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (working title) on May 17, presented by the film’s producer Salma Hayek.

This year’s Cinéma de la Plage screenings will include the premiere of Frédéric Auburtin’s United Passion, starring Gérard Depardieu, Tim Roth and Sam Neill. Auburtin, Depardieu and Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, will be in attendance. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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John Travolta and Salma Hayek Pinault To Star In A Three Dog Life

8 February 2014 1:21 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty) and Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek Pinault (Savages, upcoming The Prophet) will star in the drama A Three Dog Life, based on thebest-selling memoir by Abigail Thomas, it was announced today by producers J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right) and Clark Peterson (Monster).

The film is written and will be directed by Nick Guthe (Mini’S First Time), who also produces.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) will represent international rights at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin.  CAA and Wme Global are co-representing Us rights.

When Abigail Thomas’ (Hayek Pinault) husband, Rich (Travolta), gets hit by a car, his brain is shattered and he has no memory of his past life. Subject to hallucinations, rage and terror, he is forced to live in an isolated institution to control the side effects of his near-death accident. »

- Michelle McCue

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