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CinemaCon 2014

CinemaCon is the official Convention of The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). It was formerly known as Show West but changed its name five years ago. It meets every Spring in Las Vegas at The Caesars Palace Hotel and … Continue reading

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Lars Von Trier: An Overview

Sandy Mandelberger, FFT’s Editor-In-Chief, posted a story on provocative filmmaker Lars Von Trier called “Lars Von Trier Takes Back His Nazi Apology” on September 30. I’ve been a huge fan of von Trier since Breaking the Waves (1996). Raised a … Continue reading

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Pnomh Phen: Cambodian Film Making Challenges

Over a period of fifteen years through 1975, known as the golden age of the Khmer cinema, Cambodia produced almost 400 films.  Under the four year terror regime of the Khmer Rouge the Cambodian film industry and most of its … Continue reading

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Digital/3D vs Celluloid

Today (2011) 2007 U.S. Screens 39,268 38,803 Digital Screens 15,210 4,703 As the above data indicate the digital transformation of the movie theater industry continues. Exhibitors added between 400-600 3D screens/month in the last 6 months. We at FFT expect … Continue reading

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CinemaCon State of Industry

John Fithian, President and CEO of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) outlined the present state of the movie industry circa 2011.  Fithian quoted Hitchcock to kick off his remarks “For me, the cinema is not a slice of … Continue reading

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Media That Matters 11 Is Now Accepting All Entries!

Arts Engine’s annual Media That Matters Film Festival is now accepting all entries for this year’s event!  Now in it’s ELEVENTH season, Media That Matters™ offers you the opportunity to empower communities working towards social change. Media That Matters™ – … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW | Todd Haynes on “Mildred Pierce”: Too racy for indies, but perfect for TV

INTERVIEW | Todd Haynes on “Mildred Pierce”: Too racy for indies, but perfect for TV by Eric Kohn   Kate Winslet and Todd Haynes on the set of “Mildred Pierce.” Image courtesy of HBO. Todd Haynes began his career as … Continue reading

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San Francisco International Film Fest to Honor Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the upcoming 54th San Francisco International Film Festival. Stone will also be on hand at the event for An Evening with Oliver Stone, for which he’ll take part … Continue reading

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Behind Britain’s silent movies: sex, drugs and scandal-struck stars

The British Silent Film Festival has done much to lift the lurid lid on the film industry before the arrival of the talkie   Cutting columns … gossip columnist Nerina Shute wrote stories about the scandal-hit stars of British silent … Continue reading

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Five Myths about Pushing Social Media Marketing Content

Myths abound when it comes to social media marketing. There are plenty of tales of woe – and no shortage of advice. You have to be “real”. You have to make it your second career. And so on. If you … Continue reading

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