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SXSW's Pierson steps down after 15 years leading film fest

Castanet 05 Oct 2022
SXSW announced that film festival director Pierson, a longtime champion of independent film, will shift to a director emeritus role ... After 15 years running SXSW's film festival, director Janet Pierson is stepping down ... In June, Tabitha Jackson stepped down as director of Utah's Sundance Film Festival.

SXSW’s Pierson steps down after 15 years leading film fest

Wtop 05 Oct 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — After 15 years running SXSW’s film festival, director Janet Pierson is stepping down ... SXSW announced the change Wednesday, saying that Pierson, a longtime champion of independent film, will shift to a director emeritus role ... In June, Tabitha Jackson stepped down as director of Utah’s Sundance Film Festival.

Cinema Akil to host first Arab Cinema Week in Dubai

The National 05 Oct 2022
Opening with Bafta-winning Jordanian director Bassel Ghandour’s debut feature The Alleys, the programme will also focus on films from Algeria to reflect on 60 years of the nation’s independence ... Directors of various films will be in attendance for discussions as well as one with acclaimed Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri on October 9.

Fall means its officially time for film festivals in Philadelphia

Metro USA 05 Oct 2022
“This year’s program is one of our largest to date which only further solidifies the strength of the state of cinema today,” remarks Michael Lerman, Artistic Director and Senior Director of Programming of the Philadelphia Film Society in a statement.

Philadelphia Film Festival to Open With Colin Farrell’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ Close With ‘All ...

The Hollywood Reporter 05 Oct 2022
The 2022 Philadelphia Film Festival has announced its complete lineup, including the opening night film The Banshees of Inisherin from director Martin McDonagh and Laura Poitras’ documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed ... Movie News New York Film Festival Director Eugene Hernandez on Why the 60th Edition Is a "Culmination".

Asia's biggest film festival back in top form in 2022

Raw Story 05 Oct 2022
Movie stars, directors and fans descended on South Korea's port town of Busan Wednesday as Asia's largest film festival returned at full power post-pandemic, with an Iranian film opening the event ... "We feel fortunate to be able to play the role of Asia's best film festival again," festival director Huh Moon-young told reporters last month.

38th Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival kicks off on Oct. 5

Egypt Today 05 Oct 2022
The 38th Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival will kick off on October 5 in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina ... The International Honouree programme will also pay special tribute to Spanish director Carlos Saura by screening a number of his films like Ay Carmela (1990), Cría Cuervos (1975) and Elisa Vida Mía (1977).

'Rust' production reaches settlement with Hutchins estate

Fox31 Denver 05 Oct 2022
As part of the settlement, Halyna's husband, Matthew Hutchins, will take on an executive producer role for the film, which will continue filming in January 2023 with the original cast ... The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023.

27th Busan Int'l Film Festival kicks off attracting stars, huge crowds of fans

Korea Times 05 Oct 2022
BUSAN ― The 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off Wednesday for a 10-day run, with hundreds of actors, directors, other film industry members and fans packing the Busan Cinema Center for the opening ceremony ... Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh of opening film ...

Director Shankar's review of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan

The Times of India 05 Oct 2022
Director Shankar is the latest to have watched the film and seems to be impressed calling it "a quality Tamil historical film". Giving his thoughts on the film, director Shankar posted, "#PS1 Captivates ... The film released worldwide in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Sidharth Malhotra reveals Anubhav Sinha was supposed to launch him but film never took off

Hindustan Times 05 Oct 2022
Sidharth has revealed that Student of the Year was not supposed to be his debut film, and instead, he was due to be launched in a film by director Anubhav Sinha ... Sidharth went on to work as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan, before successfully landing a role in his next directorial Student of the Year.

‘Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne’ director Amarjit Singh Saron: Diljit Dosanjh is a director's actor; success is guaranteed

The Times of India 05 Oct 2022
His upcoming comedy film, ‘Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne’ stars the youth sensation Diljit Dosanjh who had earlier been a part of the director’s ‘Honsla Rakh’ that made news across India starring Shehnaz Gill as his leading lady ... People love him for his impeccable comic timing and which is why he was a perfect fit for the film.

Grondahl: Women filmmakers in forefront at Woodstock Film Festival

Times Union 05 Oct 2022
It has been garnering buzz and awards on the film festival circuit ... We’re really proud of this film,” said director Sylvia Caminer ... Meira Blaustein, founder and executive director of the Woodstock Film Festival, said participants and attendees were excited to gather in person after two years of a virtual festival due to the pandemic.

Arun Vijay & Amy Jackson's film with Vijay begins in London

The Times of India 05 Oct 2022
We had earlier reported that actor Arun Vijay will soon start working for his next film with director AL Vijay and also that British model turned actress Amy Jackson will be making her comeback into Kollywood with the film ... The film titled ...

The SXSW Film & TV Festival has a new head as Janet Pierson passes the baton

The Los Angeles Times 05 Oct 2022
After 15 years heading the South by Southwest Film & TV Festival and growing the annual Austin, Texas-based event into a major player, festival director Janet Pierson is passing the baton to longtime deputy Claudette Godfrey, SXSW announced today ... VP, director of film and TV.

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