2012 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 14-24) announces 3 Galas; Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love” to2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
The 18th celebration of the Los Angeles Film Festival will have the North American Premiere of Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love,” which will serve as the Opening Night film, kicking of on June 14, with Virgin America as the Opening Night Sponsor. The festival will be headquartered at the L.A. Live in downtown, Los Angeles and run through June 24. The festival promises to provide the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.
Three world-class films will have its Gala Night: Focus Features’ “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, will have its World Premiere. The movie stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley with Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, and more. As an asteroid nears the Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. Then he decides to go on a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. The writer/director explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near. Focus will release the film nationwide on June 22, 2012.
Fox Searchlight’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is directed by Benh Zeitlin, written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, and stars Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry. In a forgotten world by a sprawling levee, a sixyear-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. The film won this year’s Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was recently selected to play in UnCertain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. Fox Searchlight will release the film on June 27, 2012.
AFFRM and Participant’s “Middle of Nowhere” is written and directed by Ava DuVernay and stars newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Toussaint, Edwina Findley and Sharon Lawrence. Middle of Nowhere is a portrait of a woman struggling between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. The film garnered Ava the Best Director Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. AFFRM and Participant will release the film on October 12, 2012.
Passes are currently on sale to Film Independent members and the general public. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the Filmmaker Lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning May 29. Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866. FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com. The Official Film Guide, the comprehensive source for all movie info, screenings, locations, and related events is produced by the Los Angeles Times. It will top The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, June 10 in Los Angeles and Orange County and be made available throughout downtown during the tenday event.
Fil-Am Media, bawal nang mag-cover sa “American Idol”!
Nakapanghihinayang malaman, na dahil sa kagagawan ng ilang tao ay nadadamay ang ilang Filipino
press para di na payagang makapag-cover ng tv series na “American Idol.” “Unruly” ang tawag ng Publicist na ayaw mag-pakilala, sa isang media outlet na pasaway, na naging dahilan para madamay ang ilang Filipino media outlet para di na maapprove um-attend sa alinmang Fox related shows.
Kahit naman sa ilang Filipino events (Expo, concerts, press con, at iba pa ..), bantad na sa atin ang pagiging “unruly” at walang disiplina ng ilang mga Pilipino. Ilang tao ang nagpapanggap na “press media” para lang makapagpicture sa mga artista? Sa isa ngang Expo, pati ba naman bata ay may “press badge”?
Ano’ng katarantaduhan ito?
Since 2002, taon nang manalo si Kelly Clarkson, ay naghahatid na ako ng balita sa taunang “American
Idol.” The last time I covered it was Season 7 in 2008 when David Cook won and that was a battle between
the two Davids (Cook and Archuleta). Hindi ko na ito sinundan dahil naging busy ako sa pag-ma-manage ng aking mga talents. Natutuwa ako’t ilang Filipino press ang ngayon ay nagpapatuloy ng aking nasimulan. Pero nakalulungkot isipin na dahil sa ilang palalong mga kababayan ay naa-apektuhan ang impresyon ng international media at Publicist sa mga Filipino media. Nakatanggap ako ng invitation mula sa American Idol para maikober ang finale pagkatapos kong malaman ang nangyari. Hopefully, mapatunayan natin sa kanila na hindi lahat ng Fil-Am press ay “unruly.”
Importante ang propesyonalismo at ang pagsunod sa rules at protocol kapag nag-i-interbyu ang isang press media. May nakalakip na responsibilidad kapag nabigyan ng credential ang isang press — whether it is for Print, Broadcast, Photographer, o Radio/On-Line Media. Sana naman, huwag abusuhin ang pribilehiyo na ito. Kayo rin!
Tidbits: The play “The Girl Most Likely To” is about a young teen Fil-Am boy who wants to dress up as a girl, and be treated as a girl. Written by Michael Premsrirat and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, it is produced by Playwrights‘ Arena and The Latino Theatre Company, in association with PAE Live. Let’s support this funny, heartwrenching, sweet play. Runs until May 13th. Please call box office at 866-811-4111 or log on to playwrightsarena.org…..
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them, “Where is Amanda and does Daniel also suspects Emily?” “Revenge” is on ABC, 10 p.m. every
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