Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him.

Aretha Franklin Seeks Emergency Injunction to Stop 'Amazing Grace' at Telluride Film Festival

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer asks a Colorado judge to prevent the release of the Sydney Pollack film, which will screen in Telluride and Toronto. Risky Business Movies Movies Business THR Online Aretha Franklin Telluride Film Festival TIFF 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

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Promotion Of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Leads To Defamation Showdown

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Eriq Gardner A real estate mogul building the country's largest home is suing a documentary filmmaker and the Sundance festival organizer for putting out marketing literature that stated he went from "rags to riches to rags." Movies Movies Business Sundance Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival Sues NY Developer for $100 Million

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tribeca Film Festival Business Robert De Niro’s group says it was exploited in the bidding process for rights to a pier. read more. The Business Movies Robert De Niro THR Online THR, Esq.

Fearless Film Festival Fort Worth 2009

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You have until March 15 to submit your short films (up to 20 minutes’ length) in categories ranging from documentary and narrative to experimental, animation, dance, music-video and coming-attractions trailers to Fort Worth’s third annual Fearless Film Festival. Visit the Main Street Arts Festival website for details and an application. Tags: recording agreements music publishing Music Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Music Business Copyright Blogroll Film/TV

Director Lars von Trier Banned From Cannes Film Festival For "Nazi" Remark

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Cannes Film Festival officials have banned Lars von Trier from the event after he announced he was "a Nazi" at a press conference and told the media he "understood Hitler". He has since tried to distance himself from his remarks

Aretha Franklin Granted Injunction to Stop Telluride Showing of 'Amazing Grace'

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The singer says the new film showing her 1972 performance violated her rights to name and likeness and invaded her privacy. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online Telluride Film Festival

The Middle East International Film Festival

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I recently had the great pleasure of serving as a juror at the Middle East International Film Festival, held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from October 12 – 19. The Middle East Film Festival, in its second year now, was organized to bring together filmmakers from all over the world, particularly filmmakers from the Middle East. It’s part of the country’s multi-pronged approach to building a film industry from the ground up in Abu Dhabi.

Anne Hathaway Lizard Film Under 'Godzilla' Attack in New Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film 'Colossal' from Voltage Pictures. Movies Movies Business THR Online Anne Hathaway Nacho Vigalondo Nicolas Chartier Toho Company Ltd Voltage Pictures Cannes 2015 Cannes Film Festival Godzilla Godzilla (2014

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Filmmaker’s Panelist Named: Fort Worth Fearless Film Festival

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The Fort Worth, Texas Fearless Film Festival announced winners and schedules here. Filmmakers’ panels, new this year to the Fearless Film series, survey legal frameworks for as well as resources available to Texas filmmakers in three sessions Saturday, April 18 in the downtown Fort Worth library’s Chappell Meeting Room. Poyser, director of artist services for the Austin Film Society, leads this Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund workshop. by Tamera H. Bennett.

'Birdman' Financier Worldview: Anatomy of a Cannes Implosion

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Christopher Woodrow, CEO of film-financing player Worldview, made a splash last year as an amfAR sponsor with Oscar contender 'Birdman' on the way.

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Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

Top Film Deal Lawyer Jumps Firms on Eve of Sundance (Exclusive)

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Daniel Miller Andrew Hurwitz joined Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz on Tuesday, just days before the Sundance Film Festival begins. The Business Home Sundance 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there. The Toronto Film Festival was supposed to be different. the American Film Market is less than two months away.

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE

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July 25, 2001 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Congratulations to our clients Charles Acosta and Dov Kelemer whose films were invited to screen at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival. I am moderating a panel on financing film on August 2 from 10:00 AM to11:45 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Hollywood Film Festival and Conference runs from August 2-6.

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

July 25, 2001 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Congratulations to our clients Charles Acosta and Dov Kelemer whose films were invited to screen at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival. I am moderating a panel on financing film on August 2 from 10:00 AM to11:45 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Hollywood Film Festival and Conference runs from August 2-6.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

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Aretha Franklin Judge Shows No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for First Amendment (Analysis)

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Why a decision to block a film at the Telluride Film Festival marks a disturbing precedent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

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September 5, 2001 To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival I have just returned from the Telluride Film Festival with my clients, Director David Cunningham and Producer Jack Hafer, where their compelling film “To End All Wars” was received by enthusiastic audiences. The film is based on an eyewitness account by author Ernest Gordon who was an Allied prisoner of war during WW II forced to build the “Railway of Death” for the Japanese.

To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

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September 5, 2001 To End All Wars Premieres at Telluride Film Festival I have just returned from the Telluride Film Festival with my clients, Director David Cunningham and Producer Jack Hafer, where their compelling film “To End All Wars” was received by enthusiastic audiences. The film is based on an eyewitness account by author Ernest Gordon who was an Allied prisoner of war during WW II forced to build the “Railway of Death” for the Japanese.

New York Film Fest Selection Committee Adds Dennis Lim

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has replaced outgoing associate programming director and New York film fest selection committee member Kent Jones with ex- Village Voice editor/critic Dennis Lim, who teaches criticism at NYU and edits Moving Image Source.

Daily Read: Venice Roster Shapes Up, Brown's Daily Beast Loses Money

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Tags: Film Festivals New Media The Daily Beast Tina Brown Venice Film festival

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

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The Bail Out

DealFatigue

Moreover, I recently had several discussions at the Toronto Film Festival and elsewhere with several emerging market financiers who all viewed the current US economic situation as a unique investment opportunity.

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Carradine Was Anti-Suicide, Says My Suicide's Sunday

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Tags: Film Festivals David Carradine Gabriel Sunday My Suicide Seattle Film Fest

Seattle SIFFTer

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This year the Seattle International Film Festival introduced iSIFF, a nifty mobile iPhone app for organizing your festival schedule (downloadable via iTunes).

TIFF: Galas and Specials Include Coens, Barrymore, Moore

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Toronto International Film Fest announcements are coming fast. Ticket packages for the Festival are now available for purchase by cash, debit or Visa †. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays) or in person at the Festival Box Office at Nathan Phillips Square (10 a.m.

Daily Read: Soderbergh Heads Down Under; A Serious Man Trailer

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Tags: Directors Film Festivals Toronto International Film Festival Trailers A Serious Man Coens Steven Soderbergh trailer

Tribeca: Kirby Dick Outs Closeted Politicians

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Much like Michael Moore, Kirby Dick ( Twist of Faith, This Film is Not Yet Rated ) has a talent for putting himself front and center in his documentaries, as well as making them controversial and entertaining.

Seattle Fest Hosts Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola

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Spike Lee and Francis Ford Coppola will attend the country's largest and most sprawling marathon of film fests in Seattle, which runs May 21 through June 14. The film is expected to close a deal with IFC Films and PBS.).

TIFF: Aretha Franklin Doc 'Amazing Grace' Screening Canceled

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cancelation comes after the singer was granted an injunction against the film's planned screening at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend.

Santa Barbara Audience Award Goes to Skin

Thompson On Hollywood

The SB Independent Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara Film Fest went to Skin, which explores a fascinating angle on apartheid. Tags: Film Festivals Alice Krige Sam Neill Santa Barbara Film Festival Skin Sophie Okonedo

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Aretha Franklin Seeks to Stop Sales Screenings of 'Amazing Grace' Doc

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An amended complaint was filed by the singer following reports that producer Alan Elliott showed the doc at a private screening at the Toronto Film Festival for commercial purposes.

LA Film Fest Appoints Director Yeldham

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The Los Angeles Film Festival has nabbed producer Rebecca Yeldham as their new fest director. Yeldham admits that she resisted at first, wanting to continue her career as an indie producer of such films as Anvil! Contact: Elise Freimuth, Film Independent.

Gilmore Defects from Sundance to Tribeca

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Truth is, Geoff Gilmore has been looking to move on from running the Sundance Film Festival for some time. And he's taking on a film fest that has room to grow and expand, having never really found its identity as a New York Fest.

Recession Hits Movies

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could score at September's Toronto Film Fest. Toronto International Film Festival Unstoppable Tags: Cash Crunch Denzel Washington Directors Film Festivals Matt Damon New Media Che Creation Denzel Washington Moneyball Steven Soderbergh The Informant!

Fox Beats 'Napoleon Dynamite' Producers on Appeal of Big Profits Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With at least $10 million on the line, Fox Searchlight''s written deal triumphs over one lawyer''s oral understanding of what happened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tommy Lee Jones Flick Goes Straight to DVD

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Joe Leydon noticed something funny about Bertrand Tavernier's new movie In the Electric Mist, which is premiering at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. Tags: Film Festivals Berlin DVD In the Electric Mist Tommy Lee Jones

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LAFF Film Fest Wrap

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Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson and new LAFF director Rebecca Yeldham were heaving sighs of relief at the sunny awards brunch at the Hammer Museum Sunday. IFC will open the film at the IFC Center in New York in August followed by LA and five other cities in September.

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Sundance Fest: Cooper Takes Director Reins

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As expected, long-time Sundance vet John Cooper is picking up the reins of the Sundance Film festival as director in the wake of Geoff Gilmore's defection to Tribeca Enterprises. Tags: Sundance Geoff Gilmore John Cooper Sundance Film Festival

LAFF: Yeldham Leads Charge

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It's crucial that new Los Angeles Film Festival director Rebecca Yeldham programmed an indie opener for Thursday night's LAFF launch. I wanted for the opening to find a film that reflected the spectrum of great movies in our contemporary film culture," says Yeldham. "We

LAFF: Public Enemies is Centerpiece

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In keeping with Film Independent's recent policy of pursuing Hollywood studio summer movies, the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival will include as its Centerpiece a Sony gangster movie, Michael Mann's Public Enemies , starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger.