January 11, 2016 0

“The Revenant” and “The Martian” on the top of the Globes

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Check the whole list of winners and nominees here

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards honoured the best in film and American television of 2015 and was broadcast live on January 10, 2016, from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

“The Revenant” and “The Martian” took the top film awards, while “Mr. Robot” and “Mozart in the Jungle” went home with wins in the TV drama and TV comedy categories, respectively.

the revenant“The Revenant” won the Golden Globe award for best drama film. The win capped a strong evening for 20th Century Fox’s period epic based on the true story of a man who survived being mauled by a bear and left for dead, with “The Revenant” also winning awards for best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director for Alejandro G.Iñárritu.

“I cannot say how surprised I am and how proud I am to have survived this film with all these fellas,” Iñárritu said, taking the stage for the second time Sunday night and reiterating what has been the theme of “The Revenant’s” awards campaign: the hardship of making it.

Iñárritu also thanked “all the Native Americans” who worked on the movie, whom DiCaprio acknowledged in his speech as well.

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Matt Damon won the Golden Globe for lead actor in a musical or comedy motion picture for the box office hit “The Martian”, playing an astronaut stranded on Mars as the rest of his crew members presume he is dead and leave without him.

This is Damon’s first Golden Globe for acting. He and Ben Affleck won a Golden Globe for their screenplay for the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.” As he noted it had been 18 years since he had stood on the stage to accept a Golden Globe and much had changed since then, which he referenced in his acceptance speech.

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January 8, 2016 0

Star Wars becomes UK’s biggest film of 2015

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JJ Abrams’ film has also overtaken Avatar (£94m) as the second most successful film in history in the UK. But Skyfall still reigns supreme as the UK’s highest-grossing film of all time with £103m in 2012. At the end of December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also became the fastest film to take $1bn (£674m) at the global box office. It achieved the feat in 12 days, beating the previous record of 13 days set by Jurassic World in June.

star warsIt still has a way to go before it can compete with the two films which took more than $2bn worldwide – 1997′s Titanic ($2.18bn; £1.45bn) and 2009′s Avatar ($2.78bn; £1.85bn). Both were directed by James Cameron and were also released in the same pre-Christmas slot as The Force Awakens.

Star Wars fans, many of them waving lightsabers, turned out in force for the red carpet event in Leicester Square on the premiere night. They cheered as a procession of stormtroopers, led by Darth Vader, marched down the red carpet before the stars arrived.

Director JJ Abrams and cast members including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o had all flown in from Los Angeles, where the world premiere was held on Monday. Famous droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and new robot BB-8 also made an appearance.

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December 14, 2015 0

FOCUS – The Location Production Event opens today!

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Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
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MONDAY 14TH DECEMBER – 10.00 TO 17.00
TUESDAY 15TH DECEMBER – 10.00 TO 17.00

How to attend: www.tlgfocus.com/visit

What is FOCUS?

FOCUS – the location production event, is London’s first international trade show, summit and networking event for film, television and commercials. 
Meet your next locations provider and network with the industry’s finest, in a lively, social, but fundamentally useful gathering, scheduled just before the festive break.Brought to you by The Location Guide, you can rely on Focus for an inspiring mix of exhibitors; films commissions, production services companies, locations, and ancillary services. 
Alongside there will be a lively programme of networking opportunities and information to help you fund your next project, including the inaugural FOCUS Summit, aimed at producers and executive producers from around the globe.
What is The Location Guide?
For almost 20 years,The Location Guide has been providing the International audiovisual industry with pre-production resources that assist production companies and producers worldwide with planning their overseas or out-of-state shoots.
The Location Guide has built its reputation as the premier global source for production contacts with its yearly publication and has continuously evolved over the years through introducing new exciting products and services aimed at helping film professionals with their location searches and maximising their production values.

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November 25, 2015 0

Today is the day! The Engagement at the Ojo Cojo International Film Festival in Madrid

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When: 25/11/2015 at 19:30

Where: Biblioteca Iván de Vargas, Madrid

More info: Ojo Cojo International Film Festival

Proud to announce the next screening of our film The Engagement, this time in Madrid!

If you are in town you can’t miss the opportunity to have a good laugh watching this romantic comedy about the difficulty of making marital commitment. Starring Christian McKay (Richard Linklater’s The Theory of Everthing), Ben Peel (Steve McQueen’s Hunger), and April Pearson (the British hit series Skins); produced by Corinne Weber (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s Babel, Sam Mendes‘ Revolutionary Road) and Timothy Burrill (Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose).

El Ojo Cojo is the First International Film Festival of Madrid promoting sensible cinema and intercultural dialogue and integration of socially excluded groups. This is an innovative alternative that seeks to add eyes to accompany the walk of communities and social groups in seeking and building fairer society solidarity.

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October 26, 2015 0

He is Bond, James Bond.

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Bond 007-Spectre

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Spectre is the 24th film in the Bond franchise, the fourth starring Daniel Craig, the second directed by Sam Mendes.

A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis (Léa Seydoux), he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

spectreWe open with an action sequence set in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead. It’s a set piece that sees our hero blow up a building and loop-the-loop in a helicopter, and it’s filmed by Mendes as a continuous five-minute tracking shot.

$34 million of trashed cars, night-time sessions on a pitch-black Thames, and Daniel Craig’s long list of injuries, the $303 million film wasn’t easy to film.

The cast is excellent. Waltz creates an unnerving villain, particularly during his silhouetted opening scenes. Max Denbigh, or C (the implied name’s very much intentional), Andrew Scott delivers a wonderfully arrogant performance. Ben Whishaw’s Q delivers some genuinely funny lines and lovely Seydoux brilliantly plays the role of a strong and sexy Bond Girl that, for once, doesn’t look like she just jumped out of a fashion magazine.

Craig has said he wants out of the Bond series and people are starting to wonder who will be the next Bond, James Bond. Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston and Colin Firth have all been rumoured for the iconic part.

Craig is signed on to shoot at least one more film but it is looking more and more likely that a different actor will be zooming around in Bond’s Aston Martin next time he hits the big screen.

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September 30, 2015 0

Experience never gets old

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Imagine getting to work one morning to discover that your new colleague is a 70 year-old retired man. Would you find it reasonable? The new film from writer and director Nancy Meyers brings to the screen this situation, for most unusual, but very creative, fresh and innovative.

the-intern-movie70 year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

By definition, an intern is a student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification. What director Meyers has done is changing that concept for something very different. The professionals of a company will learn from a senior intern rather than the intern learning from the company, bringing his experience and expertise to a new world where things move to fast to realise what’s going on around them.

This idea, which the producers have introduced on their own payroll (a senior intern has worked in this prodution), could and should be implemented in all companies. This will not only help retired people to recover the sense of their lives, but will also help this changing society to bring back moral and working values that are long forgotten.

A feel-good movie that will change the way you see the new emerging companies and their assets. Robert De Niro brings to the screen once more his most funny side to help Anne Hathaway get back on check, and show people with his same age that there’s life after retirement, and it is not only walks in the park and looking after grand children.


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August 28, 2015 0

“Spanish Affair” at the 11th London Spanish Film Festival

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Spanish Affair (Watch Trailer)

Venues: Ciné Lumière and Regent Street Cinema

Prices: from £12 (£10 concession) 

Full programme: www.londonspanishfilmfestival.com


24 – 30 September 2015

Once again and for the 11th year, the London Spanish Film Festival returns with a selection of some of the best recent films from Spain including feature films as well as documentaries and shorts. This year some of the feature films (marked **) will be in competition and the winner will be decided by a jury formed by Arts, Letters and Film professionals: Art Curator Andrew Dempsey, Vanity Fair’s journalist Bridget Arsenault, film producer Frank Mannion and actors Nickolas Grace and Charles Dance.

Filmmakers and actors from nearly all corners of Spain will come to present their work and bring to the screenings some extra background and insight.

Filmmaker Isabel Coixet (with one of her latest films, Learning to Drive), who knows no frontiers and works in several countries and languages, will be on stage talking about her career with Prof. María Delgado on Sunday 27 September.

As usual, the Festival will take place at Ciné Lumière in South Kensington but this year we can also enjoy being at the recently opened Regent Street Cinema, a cinema full of history at the very heart of London.

The London Spanish Film Festival is organised by Tristana Media (www.tristanamedia.com).

For the full programme go to: www.londonspanishfilmfestival.com

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August 7, 2015 0

Guayaquil International Film Festival presents The Engagement by Greg Zinger

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More info: www.festicineguayaquil.com

The Engagement short film by Greg Zinger has been selected to be screened at the Guayaquil International Film Festival 2015 on the 10th of September. April Pearson and Ben Peel starring in this romantic comedy about the difficulty of making marital commitment.

The festival, which will take place from the 5th to the 12th of September 2015, is organised by Renacer Films, in collaboration with Overloaded Productions and Vertice Advertisement.

Jhonny Obando (left), Festival Director, Councillor Grecia Cando, Executive Producer Marlon Freire and Cheo Poggy. Image by Álex Vanegas, courtesy of Diario "El Universo"

Jhonny Obando (left), Festival Director, Councillor Grecia Cando, Executive Producer Marlon Freire and Cheo Poggy. Image by Álex Vanegas, courtesy of Diario “El Universo”

80 short and feature films from 18 different countries like Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, France, Canada and United Kingdom.

Seven personalities from the film industry will decide who gets the price for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Script.

Film critic Jorge Suárez will lead this year’s competition.

Fingers crossed for The Engagement!

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June 10, 2015 0

Minions invading London on the 11th of June at Leicester Sq

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The Minions premiere in the UK is going to take place in Leicester Square on the 11th of June. If you’ve missed your chance there, it will also premiere in France on the 18th. The movie is set to release on the 26th of June in the UK and the 10th of July in the US, so you will have to wait a while before you see it.

However, if you live in Australia, Malaysia, or Singapore, it will come out on the 18th of June, so you’ll be able to see it first. Two of the main voice actors for the movie are going to be there, Sandra Bullock (she voices Scarlet Overkill, the main villain in the movie) and Pierre Coffin (the source of that classic Minion gibberish). Read the rest of this entry »

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June 5, 2015 0

Makeup artist Rick Baker’s film props auctioned for $1M

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Before Avatar and performance-capture technology, Hollywood relied on a different kind of artist to bring magic to the big screen: the makeup artist. One of the most well-known and renowned makeup artists of our time is Rick Baker, who pioneered the field with his work on An American Werewolf in London and continues to work wonders to this day on films like Men in Black 3 and Maleficent.

prop_store_auctionRick Baker retired recently, explaining on a radio interview with KPCC his reasoning for leaving entertainment industry. Baker said that the industry is now looking to save money on makeup work, opting for computer effects to take the place of human hands.

“I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast,” Baker said. “That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out.”

Some others believe that the art of special effects is not dead. Mad Max: Fury Road and AMC’s The Walking Dead prove that the art form lives on, though maybe not as strongly as it once did. Read the rest of this entry »

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