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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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Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Butler' Dispute at 'Fruitvale Station' Screening

Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Butler' Dispute at 'Fruitvale Station' Screening
The Weinstein Co.'s next movie, Fruitvale Station, went through a small title change recently, going from Fruitvale at Sundance to its current incarnation. But it's the title dispute on another Weinstein Co. film, Lee Daniels' The Butler, set to be released Aug. 16, that's been occupying Hollywood's attention. The MPAA's Title Registration Bureau ruled in an arbitration Tuesday that The Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title for its upcoming film because a 1916 short in the Warner Bros. library shares the same name. The Weinstein Co. is appealing the arbitrator's ruling. Analysis: Few Options for Weinstein Co. in Wake of

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Few Options To Come To DVD January 24

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Few Options To Come To DVD January 24
Independent film “Few Options” is making its way to DVD this January. The film, starring Kenny Johnson, Brad Dourif, Erin Daniels, David Marciano and Rainn Wilson, will be available for purchase Jan. 24. The DVD will be priced at $24.95. The synopsis of “Few Options” is: “When a convicted drug smuggler leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he’s forced to take a supposedly legitimate job with his old crime partners – and they have big plans for their newest employee. ‘Few Options’ stars Kenny Johnson (‘Saving Grace,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Blade,’ ‘The...
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Tribeca Film Festival 2011 Announces Jurors for Competitive Categories

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its jurors who will be choosing the winning films, filmmakers and actors from the six competitive Festival categories. The thirty-eight jurors consist of award-winning filmmakers, screenwriters and notorious actors such as Whoopi Goldberg and Michael Cera. Winners will be announced at the Tff Awards Night ceremony on April 28, which will be hosted by Gideon Yago and streamed live on TribecaFilm.com. Below is the press release from Tribeca.

Please visit www.tribecafilm.com for more details. The 2011 Festival runs from April 20 – May 1.

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Jury Announced

David O. Russell, David Gordon Green, Dianne Wiest, Souleymane Cissé, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Denis Leary,Atom Egoyan and Fran Lebowitz are Among the 38 Festival Jurors

New York, NY – April 18, 2010 – The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors
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Tribeca Film Festival Casts an Impressive Jury List

Sometimes it’s good to be called for jury duty.

The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express, today announced its jurors – 38 lucky individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers divided among six competitive Festival categories.

Together, the six Tff juries will award $175,000 in cash and prizes. Festival winners will also receive a piece of original art as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program.

The Tff Awards Night ceremony on April 28 will be hosted by Gideon Yago, and streamed live on TribecaFilm.com.

Following is a list of all 2011 Festival jurors and their respective categories.

World Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2011 World Narrative Competition are:

Souleymane Cissé: Noted Malian director; films include the 1995 Cannes Palme d’Or nomineeWaati, 1987 Cannes Jury Prize Winner Brightness and Tell Me Who You Are. Scott Glenn: Actor; films include The Right Stuff,
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Tribeca Film Festival Casts an Impressive Jury List

Sometimes it’s good to be called for jury duty.

The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express, today announced its jurors – 38 lucky individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers divided among six competitive Festival categories.

Together, the six Tff juries will award $175,000 in cash and prizes. Festival winners will also receive a piece of original art as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program.

The Tff Awards Night ceremony on April 28 will be hosted by Gideon Yago, and streamed live on TribecaFilm.com.

Following is a list of all 2011 Festival jurors and their respective categories.

World Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2011 World Narrative Competition are:

Souleymane Cissé: Noted Malian director; films include the 1995 Cannes Palme d’Or nomineeWaati, 1987 Cannes Jury Prize Winner Brightness and Tell Me Who You Are. Scott Glenn: Actor; films include The Right Stuff,
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David O. Russell, Whoopi Goldberg among Tribeca Film Fest jurors

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: David O. Russell, Nora Ephron, Rainn Wilson, Paul Dano, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Whoopi Goldberg and Dianne Wiest are some of the celebrity names added to the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Jury, announced today.

The jurors have been divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the Tff Awards Night ceremony on April 28.

The 2011 Festival runs from April 20 – May 1.

“This year’s jury is made up of a range of accomplished individuals in their respective fields, bringing a fresh and well-rounded perspective,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “It’s an honor to have a jury of such caliber watching and discussing the films in competition this year.”

Following is a list of all 2011 Festival jurors and their respective categories.

World Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2011 World Narrative Competition
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Tribeca Film Festival announces 2011 jurors

Tribeca Film Festival announces 2011 jurors
David O. Russell, Nora Ephron, Dianne Wiest, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Denis Leary, Atom Egoyan and Fran Lebowitz are among the 38 jurors for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 20 to May 1. “This year’s jury is made up of a range of accomplished individuals in their respective fields, bringing a fresh and well-rounded perspective,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, in a statement. “It’s an honor to have a jury of such caliber watching and discussing the films in competition this year.
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