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Beautiful Downtown Burbank Hosts a Film Festival That Includes 25 World Premieres

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival, which will run September 9th through 13th, announced its full lineup, including 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories, and opening and closing night screenings. The festival is open to the public, with tickets available at Here

The five-day festival will honor pioneering actress and United Nations delegate Marsha Hunt with the 2015 Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

“Located in the Media Capital of the World, our audience is film-savvy, enthusiastic, and linked to the movie business, giving filmmakers privileged access to top industry professionals. This year, we’re proud to deliver our best festival yet, featuring incredibly diverse and talented filmmakers, exciting red carpet premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking,” said Jeff Rector, Festival Director.

Festival events will occur at numerous venues throughout Burbank, with Opening Night at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank, Night of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror at the Iatse Local 80 Sound Stage, Closing Night Gala at The Castaway Burbank, and more than 100 films screening at the AMC 6 at Burbank Town Center.

Festival Highlights:

Wednesday, September 9th

Opening Night ’s feature films will include "Hoovey," directed by Sean McNamara ("Soul Surfer") starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and "Few Options," directed by George A. Pappy Jr., starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, and Brad Dourif.

Thursday, September 10th

The Comedy / New Media program will showcase 23 films including "Made for Each Other," directed by Bo Svenson, and "Too Hip for the Room," directed by Oktay Ortabasi and starring Kelly Monteith.

Friday, September 11th

There will be 22 films in the Drama category, including Short Films by Women, and featuring "Shevenge," directed by Amber Benson. The Drama Centerpiece Feature will be "4Got10," directed by Timothy Woodward. Jr., written by Sean Ryan, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Vivica A. Fox, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré. Headlining the Drama category will be the theatrical world premier of "Twelve Movie," capturing a rare collaboration among 12 award-winning filmmakers shot over 12 months in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 12th

The festival will dedicate Saturday daytime screenings to Family Friendly Programming, including submissions by L.A. County Student Filmmakers (K through 12), Student Films, Animated Short Films, and Faith-Based films.Featured presentations will include "The Martial Arts Kid" directed by Michael Baumgarten and starring martial arts legend Don Wilson, along with Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, and Kathryn Newton, and the 30th Anniversary Screening of Sci-Fi classic, "Back To The Future," directed by Robert Zemeckis.Saturday will conclude with a Night of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror showcasing 16 films, as well as the festival world premiere of "Sharknado 3," directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Sunday, September 13th

The Documentary / Foreign Film category will include 15 films, and will feature the documentary "Brotherhood of the Popcorn" directed by Inda Reid.The Festival Closing Feature will be "Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity," directed by Roger C. Memos. In addition to screening this important documentary, the Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present Marsha Hunt with the Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

For a complete festival lineup including screening times visit www.burbankfilmfest.org
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Picks Up Worldwide Rights to 'Prescription Thugs'

Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #1: Chris Bell Almost Died Making 'Prescription Thugs' "Prescription Thugs," Chris Bell's exposé of the prescription drug business, has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films.  The film is a follow-up to Bell's 2008 "Bigger Faster Stronger," and follows the filmmaker's journey into the nature of prescription drug addiction through his own firsthand experience as well as through interviews with sports veterans and everyday people. Actor Josh Alexander ("Made for Each Other," "My Best Friend's Girl") wrote the film and Greg Young edited it. Alexander and Young also served as co-directors alongside Chris Bell. "I could not be happier that Samuel Goldwyn Films will be distributing 'Prescription Thugs,' enabling our story to reach a broad and diverse audience," said Bell. "Samuel Goldwyn Films has shown in the past their commitment to films that...
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Masterson And Phillips Marry

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Masterson And Phillips Marry
Actor Danny Masterson and his longterm girlfriend, actress Bijou Phillips, have wed in Ireland.

The stars, who appeared together in movies including Made for Each Other and The Bridge to Nowhere, married at a private castle in the Tipperary countryside on Tuesday, in honour of Masterson's Irish heritage.

Phillips wore a Zac Posen bridal gown as she walked down the aisle in front of close family and friends, including actors Ben Foster, Mike Pena and Ethan Suplee, their representative confirms to People.com.

Masterson's actor brother Chris served as best man.

The pair, been dating for six years, became engaged in 2009.

[DVD Review] Made for Each Other

Ten minutes in to Made for Each Other you might not know exactly what you’re watching. Strange sexual innuendos flow abundantly, characters have strange speech patterns, and everyone has an obsession with eating hot wings in bowling alleys. It’s not your typical suburban hell story, and you might never see anything like it ever again – but not because it blazes new trails in its basic story or characterizations, it just doesn’t seem at all concerned with making sure you’re on the same page. We see characters in varying stages of love torn asunder and people dealing with loss in ways that most guys would love to say is how it really goes, but it’s all just a smokescreen for putting really ridiculous ideas and double entendres on the screen in absurd combinations. You’ll recognize a lot of the characters, but only because they’re
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"Red Riding" Comes Home, Michael Caine Loads His Shotgun, and More New DVDs

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A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Red Riding Trilogy" (2010)

Directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, and Anand Tucker

Released by IFC Films

Jarrold ("Brideshead Revisited"), Marsh ("Man on Wire") and Tucker ("Shopgirl") take on the epic true crime story of the Yorkshire Ripper, the serial killer that haunted England throughout the '70s and '80s in this three-part series of films: Jarrold's "1974," which stars future Spider-Man Andrew Garfield as a journalist investigating the crime, Marsh's "1980," which follows Paddy Considine's veteran cop who suspects corruption within his own department, and Tucker's "1983," which tracks David Morrissey's detective as he makes the connection between a current kidnapping and those of years ago. (Aaron Hillis' interview with James Marsh is here.)

"Beatdown" (2010)

Directed by Mike Gunther

Released by Lionsgate

Don't you hate it when your brother's murdered, leaving you to make up his debt to a local gangster by
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DVD Playhouse--august 2010

DVD Playhouse—August 2010

By

Allen Gardner

Black Orpheus (Criterion) Winner of the 1959 Best Foreign Film Oscar and that same year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes, Black Orpheus is a modern-day update of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice reset in 20th century Brazil during Carnival in Rio. Director Marcel Camus offers up a visual feast with some of the decade’s most ravishing color cinematography. A classic. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Archival interviews with Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn; Interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro; Documentary on the film; Trailer. Full screen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

The Last Song (Touchstone) Sentimental adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ (by Sparks and Jeff Van Wie) sentimental novel about a father and daughter attempting to repair their damaged relationship. Greg Kinnear, as the dad in question, comes off best, while tween sensation Miley Cyrus
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Phillips' Embarrassment Over Sex Scenes

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Phillips' Embarrassment Over Sex Scenes
Actress Bijou Phillips was left red-faced on the set of forthcoming movie Made For Each Other - she had to film intimate scenes with her fiance Danny Masterson's brother.

The beauty plays the love interest of Chris Masterson and the pair had to record a number of shots in the bedroom for the film.

But Chris' brother Danny also stars in the movie - and had to watch as his wife-to-be got passionate with his sibling.

Executive producer Sam Hamadeh tells New York Post's gossip column PageSix, "They definitely have a lot of sexual chemistry on screen. It made for some interesting moments on set when Danny had to watch his brother and fiancee go at it."

Phillips and Masterson have been dating since 2004 and announced their engagement earlier this year.

Four seduced by 'Made'

Four seduced by 'Made'
NEW YORK -- Christopher Kennedy Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Patrick Warburton and George Segal are starring in the indie romantic comedy Made for Each Other.

Masterson will play Dan, a newlywed frustrated that he hasn't consummated his marriage to a frigid bride (Phillips) three months after the wedding. So when his boss (Lauren German) -- who happens to be his wife's sister -- seduces him, his buddies (Samm Levine, Kyle Howard, and Danny Masterson) convince him that the best way to alleviate his guilt is to have an actor seduce his wife. They find Mack Mackenzie (Warburton), star of the touring show Waterworld the Musical.

Segal will play Dan's married playboy father, who discourages his son from living the way he does.

The film, now shooting in Connecticut, marks the first time brothers Chris and Danny Masterson have worked together.

Made is directed by Daryl Goldberg (the upcoming thriller Unholy). Production outfit Moderncine's founder Andrew van den Houten is producing from writer Eric Lord's first screenplay.

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