Archive for aprile, 2012

American screenwriting legend Robert McKee.

ROBERT MCKEE Meeting the founding father of the screenwriters’ bible, “Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting”, and Hollywood’s utmost inspiration to screenwriters. Robert McKee regularly teaches an enjoyable and information packed 4-day, 32-hour intensive class to sold-out audiences around the world. Since 1984, more than 50,000 students have taken McKee’s course in  [ Read More ]

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AN ITALIAN ON BROADWAY: LORENZO THIONE’S MUSICAL Lorenzo Thione, born in Mariano Comense (a small village near Lake Como), moved to the US through a scholarship he earned at Austin’s Texas University. In the course of a few years he started Powerset, an IT company based in San Francisco that sold to Microsoft in the  [ Read More ]

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ANTONIO MONDA & THE CITY Antonio Monda, journalist in Manhattan, is an Italian pride. He started as an essayist and film critic and eventually directed documentaries, commercials and a feature film presented at the Venice Film Festival, winner of several prizes. He is currently a professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts  [ Read More ]

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Artify It Secures Key Investments to Launch a New Platform to Transform Today’s Art Ecosystem Artify It, a San Francisco-based start-up, is unveiling today a new service offering that harnesses technology and a subscription-based model to provide artists, businesses and consumers fresh ways to experience high-quality, contemporary art The company announces today that it has  [ Read More ]

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TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE DISCUSSES STORYTELLING IN THE DIGITAL AGE The Tribeca Film Festival has hosted a 7 hour marathon on the new means to be a journalist, through a series of panels with representatives of transmedia communications. Beth Janson, Executive Director of Tribeca Film Institute, welcomed a huge room packed with international members of the  [ Read More ]

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Here the list of the scheduled movies in or out of competition at the next Cannes Film Festival 2012: Competition: Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson (film d’apertura) De Rouille et d’os, Jacques Audiard Holy Motors, Leos Carax Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg The Paperboy, Lee Daniels Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik Reality, Matteo Garrone Amour, Michael Haneke Lawless,  [ Read More ]

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Michael Fassbender embodies, actually disembodies, Bobby Sands. Steve McQueen chooses to portray, in a very sober and blunt way, the final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike. The film, produced in 2008, arrives in theatres after the  [ Read More ]

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FRANCOPHRENIA

The horror-thriller-documentary by Hollywood star-artist James Franco. Francophrenia is the result of Franco’s collaboration with filmmaker Ian Olds on the set of General Hospital, based on dry footage of the star wandering the small backstage area, talking to cast members and crew. Franco, however, narrates with an increasingly psychotic tone, soon creating a sort of  [ Read More ]

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DEATH CAN DANCE 100 Artists Images, Symbols & Signs. A Collection. Curated by Lori Hersberger Exhibition: April 13 –  June 18 Townhouse Ankengasse 8 CH-8001 Zurich Opening Times / Öffnungszeiten: Friday – Saturday: 12 – 6pm Tuesday – Thursday: By appointment Tel. +0041 (0)76 489 12 85 http://death-can-dance.tumblr.com/ ARTISTS ERIC ANDERSEN, IAN ANÜLL, NOBOYUSHI ARAKI,  [ Read More ]

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“The most serious suspension of democratic rights in a Western country after the second world war.” Amnesty International. July 21 2001: 400 police officers raid the Diaz-Pascoli school in Genoa, set up as a social forum, injuring several nonviolent activists in town for the G8. Shortly after midnight, the police storms in the school and  [ Read More ]

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