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Let's Meet the Jaegers of Pacific Rim Uprising

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The humans of the new Pacific Rim movie are good and all but let's talk these mechs that they are piloting because let's face it, I like the Jaegers better than humans.

Everyone is building up excitement for the upcoming sequel to the Pacific Rim Pacific Rim Uprising. Which the official trailer was shown at Nycc 2017 and you can watch that here.We’re starting to get more detail about the characters Mako, Jake, and Lambert. Jake Pentacost apparently was a Jaeger pilot who left the program abandoning his copilot Major Nate Lambert who has some animosity against Jake for that. Jake has apparently in his time away been a bit of a criminal selling weapons on the black market. He never felt he was living up to his father Stacker Pentacost’s expectations and had jealousy towards his adopted sister Mako who has now become a trainer for the modern day Jaeger pilots.
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Toronto Film - "Designated Survivor", "Fahrenheit 451", "Falling Water"

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From TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for September 2017 including "Designated Survivor", "Fahrenheit 451", "Falling Water" and a whole lot more:

Angry Angeltv MovieIdaho Productions Ltd.Prod.: John RyanDir.: Jamie TravisAug 14 – Sep 9/17

Baroness Von Sketch Show- Season 3Tv SeriesFrantic FilmsProd.: Graham Ludlow, Jeff PeelerDir.: Jeremy Lalonde, Jordan CanningAug 21 - Nov 10/17

Cardinal: By The Time You Read This- Season 3Tv Series eOneProd.: Jessica DanielDir.: Daniel GrouSep 19 - Nov 24/17

Cartertv SeriesSony/AmazeProd.: Victoria HirstJul 10 - Oct 13/17

Designated Survivor- Season 2Tv SeriesDesignated 1 Ltd.Prod.: Llewellyn WellsJul 4/17 - Mar 31/18 Tbc

Dino Dana- Season 3Tv SeriesSinking Ship EntertainmentProd.: Eric BeldowskiAug 1 – Nov 17/17

Fahrenheit 451Tv MovieHBO Films/Morning Star Prods. Ltd.Prod.: David Coatsworth, Sarah GreenDir.: Ramin BahraniJul 10 – Sep 8/17

Falling Water- Season 2Tv SeriesGEP Falling Water Inc.Prod.: Terry GouldAug 20 - Mar 20/18

Frankie Draketv SeriesShaftesbury Frankie I Inc.Prod.
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Toronto Film- "Designated Survivor", "Falling Water", "Taken"

From TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for August 2017 including "Designated Survivor", "Falling Water", "Taken" and a whole lot more:

Angry Angeltv MovieIdaho Productions Ltd. Prod.: John Ryan Dir.: Jamie TravisAug 14 – Sep 9/17

Bajillionairestv Series PilotBajillionaires Productions Inc.Exec. Prod.: Charles BishopDir.: Samir Rehem Jul 31 - Aug 3/17

Baroness Von Sketch Show

Season 3Tv Series Frantic FilmsProd.: Graham Ludlow, Jeff PeelerDir.: Jeremy Lalonde, Jordan CanningAug 21 - Nov 10/17

Cardinal: Blackfly SEASONMini SeriesSienna Films/eOneProd.: Jessica DanielDir.: Jeff RenfroeMay 29 – Aug 4/17

Carter TV SeriesSony / AmazeProd.: Victoria HirstDir.: VariousJul 10 - Oct 13/17

Condor

Season 1Tv Series T5 Condor Productions Inc. Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence TrillingDir.: Lawrence Trilling, + tbaApr 24 - Aug 15/17

Designated Survivor Season 2 TV Series Designated 1 Ltd. Prod.: Llewellyn WellsDir.: VariousJul 4/17 - Mar 31/18 Tbc

Every DAYFeatureMGMProd.: Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron, Paul Trijbits, Christian GrassDir.: Michael
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Toronto Film - "Falling Water", "Rising Suns", "The Expanse"

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for July 2017 including "Falling Water", "Rising Suns", "The Expanse" and a whole lot more:

12 Monkeys - Season 4Tv SeriesUniversal Television Enterprises LLCProd.: Michael Wray

Cardinal: Blackfly SEASONMini SeriesSienna Films/eOneProd.: Jessica DanielDir.: Jeff RenfroeMay 29 – Aug 4/17

Carter TV SeriesSony / AmazeProd.: Victoria HirstDir.: VariousJul 10 - Oct 13/17

Code 8FeatureCode 8 Films Inc.Prod.: Jeff ChanDir.: Jeff ChanMay 29 - Jul 14/17

Condor Season 1Tv Series T5 Condor Productions Inc. Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence TrillingDir.: Lawrence TrillingApr 24 - Aug 15/17

Designated SURVIVORSeason 2 TV Series Designated 1 Ltd. Prod.: Llewellyn WellsDir.: VariousJul 4/17 - Mar 31/18 Tbc

Dino Dana Season 2Tv SeriesSinking Ship EntertainmentProd.: Eric BeldowskiDir: VariousJun 6 - Jul 28/17

Every DAYFeatureMGMProd.: Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron, Paul Trijbits, Christian GrassDir.: Michael SucsyJul 6 - Aug 11/17

Fahrenheit 451Tv Movie HBO Films/Morning Star Prods. Ltd. Prod.: David Coatsworth,
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Agency Casting Call

According to agent Melissa Lee of Toronto's Ml Talent Agency, the deadline for new actors/actresses, inexperienced/experienced, to register online with the agency as a background performer (extra) for Toronto-based feature films, TV series and commercials, has been extended to Friday June 23, 2017:

Lee, the owner of Ml Talent Agency is a founding member, and Co-Chair of the Toronto Talent Agent Association (Ttaa).

online agency registration here

Recent Toronto film productions include "Suicide Squad", "Dark Matter", "The Strain", "RoboCop", "Carrie", "Resident Evil: Afterlife", "Designated Survivor", "The Handmaid's Tale", "Pixels", "12 Monkeys", "Suits", "11:22.63", "Downsizing", plus the new "Star Trek" TV series, "Star Trek: Discovery".

Here is the Toronto Film Production Update for June 2017:

12 Monkeys - Season 4

TV Series

Universal Television Enterprises LLC

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Producer: Terry Matalas

Dir.: Various

Apr 3 – Jul 7/17

Condor Season 1

TV Series

T5 Condor Productions Inc.

Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence Trilling

Dir.: Lawrence Trilling, + tba

Apr 24 - Aug 15/17

Crawford Season 1

TV Series

Crawford Season One, Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Laura Michalchyshyn, Mike Clattenburg

Dir.: Mike Clattenburg

Apr 17 - Jun 28/17

Green Harvest

TV Series

Streak Productions Inc. / CBS

Prod.: Kevin Lafferty, Loretta Ramos, Aaron Baiers

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts

Dir.: various

Jan 24 – Oct 6/17

People Of Earth Season 2

TV Series

Slanted Films

Prod.: Paula Devonshire

Exec. Prods.: David Jenkins, Norm Hiscock, Aaron Shure

Dir.: Various

May 1 - Jul 17/17

Salvation Season 1

TV Series

CBS

Producer: Robert Ortiz

Exec. Prods.: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Heather Kadin, Aaron Beiers, Stuart Gillard

Dir.: Various

March 1 - Aug 3/17

Secrets From The Russian Tea Room

Feature

Rtr 2016 Ontario Inc.

Prod.: Malene Blenkov, Sandra Cunningham, Robin Cass

LP: Kristina Kornum (Denmark), Lisa Kussner (Canada)

Dir.: Lone Scherfig

May 8 – Jun 2/17

Star Falls

TV Series

Breakthrough Ent

Prod.: Jim Corson

Exec. Prod.:George Doty, Joan Lambur, Ira Levy,Peter Williamson,Michael McGuigan,

Nat Abraham,

Dir.: Various

May 8 - Aug 4/17

The Lead

TV Series

CTV / eOne

Prod.: Brian Gibson

Exec. Prod.: Ilana Frank, Adam Pettle, Ley Lukins, Linda Pope

Dir.: various

Apr 17 - Jul 25/17

Cardinal: Blackfly Season

Mini Series

Sienna Films/eOne

Prod.: Jessica Daniel

Dir.: Jeff Renfroe

May 29 – Aug 4/17

Code 8

Feature

Code 8 Films Inc.

Producer: Jeff Chan

Director: Jeff Chan

May 29 - Jul 14/17

Fahrenheit 451

TV Movie

HBO Films/Morning Star Prods. Ltd.

Prod.: David Coatsworth, Sarah Green

Dir.: Ramin Bahrani

Jul 10 – Sep 8/17

Frankie Drake

TV Series

Shaftesbury Frankie I Inc.

Prod.: Julie Lacey, Jonathan Hackett

Dir.: Various

Jun 19 - Oct 26/17

Girl Underground

(working title)

TV Movie

Cineflix (Captive) Inc.

Prod.: Thomas Vencelides

Dir.: Stephen Kemp

May 16 – Jun 1/17

Little Italy

Feature

Pizza Lovers Productions Ltd.

Prod.: Vinay Virmani, Ajay Virmani, Pauline Dhillon

Dir.: Donald Petrie

May 17 - Jun 26/17

Suits Season 7

TV Series

NBC Universal

Prod.: Mark Winemaker

Dir.: Various

Apr 4 - Nov 15/17

The Detail

TV Series

CTV / eOne

Prod.: Brian Gibson

Dir.: various

Apr 17 - Jul 25/17

The Expanse Season 3

TV Series

SyFy

Prod.: Manny Danelon

Dir.: Various

Jul 12 - Dec 8/17
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Toronto Film - "12 Monkeys", "Fahrenheit 451", "Code 8"

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for June 2017 including "12 Monkeys", "Fahrenheit 451", "Code 8" and a whole lot more:

"Extras" Needed For Toronto Movies/TV

12 Monkeys - Season 4

TV Series

Universal Television Enterprises LLC

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Producer: Terry Matalas

Dir.: Various

Apr 3 – Jul 7/17

Condor Season 1

TV Series

T5 Condor Productions Inc.

Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence Trilling

Dir.: Lawrence Trilling, + tba

Apr 24 - Aug 15/17

Crawford Season 1

TV Series

Crawford Season One, Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Laura Michalchyshyn, Mike Clattenburg

Dir.: Mike Clattenburg

Apr 17 - Jun 28/17

Green Harvest

TV Series

Streak Productions Inc. / CBS

Prod.: Kevin Lafferty, Loretta Ramos, Aaron Baiers

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts

Dir.: various

Jan 24 – Oct 6/17

People Of Earth Season 2

TV Series

Slanted Films

Prod.: Paula Devonshire

Exec. Prods.: David Jenkins, Norm Hiscock,
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Om Puri ji’s Last Complete Film Wraps-up Shooting With Rahul Dev

2006 Varanasi starring Raima Sen, Ravi Kishan, Mukul Dev, Kamlesh Sawant, Nitash Marwah, Ankit Bhardwaj, Matilda Petrovic, Apurv Ratan and late Om Puri wrapped up shooting with Bigg Boss 10 ex-contestant Rahul Dev yesterday in Mumbai. Before starting off with the shoot director Aryeman Keshu along with the entire team of the film kept silence in remembrance of the iconic actor Om Puri ji. Aryeman says 2006 Varanasi will be a tribute to Om Puri ji because it is his last complete film.

The director also plans to organise a special screening to Om Puri ji’s family. He says, “Om Puri ji plays a very essential role and I am glad I got to work with an ace actor like him.”

2006 Varanasi, a thriller is Rahul Dev’s first Bollywood shoot film after Bigg Boss. The film which made under the banner Silver Light Entertainment and Morning Star is slated to release
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Rolf de Heer wins $25,000 Usd to develop 'Mr Ward's Incredible Journey'

Rolf de Heer..

Award-winning director Rolf de Heer (Twelve Canoes, Charlie.s Country) has been named one of four recipients of this year's Mpa Apsa Academy Film Fund, designed to support new feature film projects at script stage.

Announced by the Motion Picture Association (Mpa) at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa) in Brisbane last week, de Heer will receive a $25,000 Usd grant to develop his script Mr Ward.s Incredible Journey.

De Heer's screenplay follows the true story of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward, who tragically died in the back of a police van in the outback in 2008. De Heer will once again collaborate with David Gulpilil on the film.

The jury described the script as both .elegiac and timely. and commended de Heer and his Gulpilil for their .courage in taking on such a critical story in the ongoing history of the race relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia today.
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Rolf de Heer, Haifaa Al Mansour Among Mpa’s Apsa Bursary Winners

Rolf de Heer, Haifaa Al Mansour Among Mpa’s Apsa Bursary Winners
Veteran Australian director Rolf de Heer was among the four winners of film development bursaries from the Motion Picture Association. They are given out annually as part of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and are each worth $25,000.

The financing is available only to Apsa Academy members, a group of roughly 1,000 film makers from the Asia Pacific region who have either won or been nominated for the Apsa awards. By restricting the applications, the Mpa seeks to reward the region’s top film makers and accelerate their progress.

De Heer and David Gulpilil win funding for “Mr Ward’s Incredible Journey,” a race relations story based on real events and involving the death of a man in the back of a police van. De Heer has twice been nominated for Apsa awards, with feature film “Charlie’s Country,” and documentary “Another Country.”

The other winners were: South Korean producer Park Joo
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'Cold Of Kalandar' triumphs at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

'Cold Of Kalandar' triumphs at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
I Am Not Madame Bovary’s Feng Xiaogang took the best director prize.Scroll down for full list of winners

The jury of the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa) has awarded the best film prize to Mustafa Kara’s Turkish drama Cold Of Kalandar. The film won a total of three prizes at the regional film awards, which took place tonight (Nov 24) in Brisbane, Australia.

The best director prize went to Chinese director Feng Xiaogang for his satirical critique of bureaucratic indifference to the populace of mainland China, I Am Not Madame Bovary.

Cold of Kalandar’s Apsa best film win comes after similar honours at the Tokyo Film Festival, and Turkey’s Istanbul and Antalya film festivals.

In September it was selected as Turkey’s candidate for the foreign language Oscar.

The film depicts an impoverished family’s attempt to make a living through farming in Turkey’s mountainous northern region. Tensions between
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Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016: Complete Winners List
The tenth edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards gave out its prizes at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday evening.

Best Feature Film

Cold of Kalandar” (aka “Kalandar Sogugu”) Turkey, Hungary

Best Youth Feature Film

“The World of Us” (aka “Woorideul”) South Korea

Best Animated Feature Film

Seoul Station” (aka “Seoul-yeok”) South Korea

Best Documentary Feature Film

“Starless Dreams” (aka “Royahaye Dame Sobh”) Iran

Achievement In Directing

Feng Xiaogang for “I Am Not Madame Bovary” (aka “Wo Bu Shi Pan Jinlian”) China

Best Screenplay

Ryusuke Hamaguchi , Tadashi Nohara , Tomoyuki Takahashi for “Happy Hour” Japan

Achievement In Cinematography

Cevahir Sahin, Kursat Uresin for “Cold of Kalandar” Turkey, Hungary

Best Performance By An Actress

Hasmine Killip in “Ordinary People” (aka “Pamilya Ordinaryo”) Philippines

Best Performance By An Actor

Manoj Bajpayee in “Aligarh” India

Special Mention For Best Performance By An Actor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in “Psycho Raman” (aka “Raman Raghav 2.0”) India

Cultural Diversity Award,
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Hitman Producer Adrian Askarieh To Develop Adaptations Of Titles From Vault Comics

Adrian Askarieh, producer of Hitman: Agent 47 and the upcoming Jonny Quest film is teaming up with F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Doc Savage) to develop adapt and produce adaptations from comics created by writer and graphic designer Tim Daniel.

The slate Askarieh and Desanto will be adapting have yet to come out, but will be released under the Vault Comics indie banner in 2017. The publisher itself was only founded this year, but it prides itself on being bold, new, and creator-owned.

Here is a description of Vault Comics from their official website:

"Creating science fiction and fantasy is, essentially, about imagining and experiencing the new, the bizarre, the unimagined. In the realm of science fiction and fantasy, creators can break the established order, dissolve conceptions of social identity, and give voices to the silenced. They can ask hard questions, and if they are brave, venture bold answers."

Here are a
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'Shadowhunters' Season 1 Finale Recap: Will Jace Go with Valentine?

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In the season 1 finale of Shadowhunters, "Morning Star," Jace continues to question who he is in the aftermath of the revelation that Valentine is his father, and Clary and Alec can't seem to convince him of his goodness. And the gang is still on the lookout for the Book of the White -- and they might need a little help from someone from Magnus' past in order to find it.
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Red Rising Movie Update: Here's The Latest From The Author

In less than a day, the anticipated third installment to Pierce Brown.s Red Rising trilogy hits shelves, which reminds us that there is supposed to be a feature adaptation of the first book on the way. It.s been a while since we.ve heard any updates on the project, and from what Brown recently said, they.re not trying to rush the process of bringing this ambitious adaptation to the big screen. In anticipation of the arrival of Morning Star, Red Rising author Pierce Brown spoke with Inverse about his trilogy. When the topic of the movie came up . amidst a pretty great story about Brown geeking out over getting to meet TV composer Bear McCreary on a plane . Brown offered a vague update on the status of the Red Rising movie, including what.s going on with the script. It.s still in development right now. The
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5 films to watch now Jeremy Corbyn leads Labour

Simon Columb with five films to watch now Jeremy Corbyn leads Labour…

On Saturday, the successful campaign of Islington North MP, Jeremy Corbyn, marked one of the greatest political upsets for decades. While the Labour party elected an extreme left-winger to lead their ‘broad church’, the national newspapers are divided as they either assume the nail is in the Labour coffin (“Leader Nightmare: In the Corbin” says The Sun, “Red and Buried” in The Mail on Sunday, etc) or they exclaim the victory as an inspirational, positive moment in history (“Things can and will change” in Sunday Mirror and “Jeremy Storms to victory” in Morning Star).

Jeremy Corbyn may look like a cross between Gandalf and Obi-wan, but his policies and principles are much more than fantasy. After a hard day in Labour HQ, what five films might Jezza pop the corn for?

Pride

Jeremy Corbyn is an enormous champion for trade unions.
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Leonard Nimoy: one of the best Simpsons cameos ever

In one of the animated series’ greatest episodes, the Star Trek actor proved his talent for deadpan hilarity addressing America on the subject of alien encounters

Leonard Nimoy’s cameo in the Simpsons’ X-Files spoof episode, The Springfield Files, remains one of the series’ all time greats. Seated behind a desk, he sonorously intones: “Hello, I’m Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false.”

After a metatextual break, at which the story appears to end with 10 minutes left to run, Nimoy makes his excuses and drives off, leaving the cue-card kid to fill in. However, Nimoy then reappears among the crowd waiting for the alien’s appearance (alongside the “Alien Dude: Need Two Tickets to Pearl Jam” poster-holder), leading to the immortal line to Bart: “Wherever there is a mystery and the unexplained, cosmic forces shall draw me near.” Then, after
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Parks and Recreation Premiere Recap: Leslie Knope Goes to War

Still not used to writing “2015” in your planner? Well, you can (momentarily) forget about that.

Because tonight — thanks to Parks and Recreation‘s Season 7 premiere — we’re going to party like it’s 2017.

The NBC comedy returned to kick off its final season on Tuesday night with two back-to-back episodes. We’ve got quite a bit of ground to cover, so let’s jump right in with the highlights, shall we?

Episode 1 | We pick up with the Pawnee gang right where last April’s season finale left us: three years in the future, as Leslie and Ben get ready for Pawnee’s bicentennial celebration.
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Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees Include Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw & Stephen Sondheim

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Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees Include Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw & Stephen Sondheim
Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Stevie Wonder, choreographer Alvin Ailey and author Isabel Allende were among the 19 names chosen by President Obama today to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The awards will be bestowed at the White House on November 24. Here’s the full list of recipients just released:

Alvin Ailey (posthumous)

Ailey was a choreographer, dancer, and the founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is renowned for its inspiring performances in 71 countries on 6 continents since 1958. Ailey’s work was groundbreaking in its exploration of the African American experience and the enrichment of the modern dance tradition, including his beloved American masterpiece Revelations. The Ailey organization, based in New York City, carries on his pioneering legacy with performances, training, educational, and community programs for people of all backgrounds.

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a highly acclaimed author
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Onward and Upward for 'Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution'

As Executive Director of ttff, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival which he started eight years ago, Bruce Paddington saw it develop from showing 36 movies to showing more than 100. They use 2 main venues and several smaller ones. The caliber of films has improved as more filmmakers are applying and because the ttff team works twelve months a year, they can curate better films. They have shown "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with Benh Zeitlin and his sister attending along with his parents who are cultural activists and are in fact now making a documentary on the music of the Caribbean, the African film "La Pirogue" from Senegal, and other notable films.

The films have reached the level of “No" from Chile and "Gloria" which showed there before it opened the Havana Film Festival. "Half of the Yellow Sun" from Nigeria opened their festival last year just weeks after it played in the Toronto International Film Festival. Producer Andrea Calderwood attended, introduced the film and ran a workshop. The Panorama section is becoming more international and yet the festival itself prides itself on the Caribbean character of the films and of their heritage which includes African, Indian, Latino and Anglo citizens. It is the Number One Festival of the Caribbean. Next year it will launch the first Caribbean Film Market.

Bruce is also a filmmaker in his own right as well.

When he produced and directed " Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution", a film about the Grenada Revolution and the circumstances surrounding the execution of Maurice Bishop and his colleagues, he was acting on a burning desire to create a comprehensive record of the key events of the revolution, having been impressed with what he saw on his visit to the island during the revolutionary period. But he hadn’t catered for the overwhelming response that the film has received to date. Having been screened in ten countries in only nine months, "Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution", which is often followed by a post-screening discussion, has generated a buzz of activity worldwide, among analysts of the Grenada revolution, filmmakers and of course the Grenadian diaspora.

The fact that the documentary feature was made and released almost exactly thirty years after the revolution might also have something to do with it; there is the distance of historical perspective, but there are also still enough people around who lived it and who remember the raw details of those events that had such an impact on the region’s politics.

And those who are old enough to remember are not the only ones who flock to "Forward Ever”. “What I also find compelling is the interest that young people – people who might not have even been born when the revolution took place – have in the film,” said Paddington. “Some of them had older relatives involved, others are just curious about Caribbean history. Either way, it’s extremely gratifying to see that level of interest all around; it means that we did something very right with the production.”

The film has also gained critical acclaim. In St. Lucia, the veteran journalist Earl Bousquet praised the film as a work of art that "allows images to tell stories, accompanying still photos with explanatory narratives while allowing those who were there to tell their unvarnished stories." Les Slater of Caribbean Life News believes "a huge debt is owed to the filmmaker Bruce Paddington for the very important document he assembled for the Caribbean archives." While John Green of the Morning Star newspaper in the United Kingdom argues, "Paddington's documentary is a gripping and revealing account of the Grenada revolution as never seen before."

This year, the film has been screened in London at the prestigious British Library and at the British Film Institute on Southbank as part of its African Odysseys program. It made its New York City debut in June, with former head of the Transport Workers Union, Roger Toussaint, a Trinidadian, with the Caribbean Awareness group, as a collaborator. Also supporting the film was Michelle Materre, the director of Creatively Speaking, an organization which highlights important films which feature people of colour and their histories. It was screened at the Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, The Maysles Theatre Harlem and Dctvny in Soho, and then went on to the Baobab Center in Rochester. These screenings were sandwiched in between sold out screenings in Jamaica, St. Kitts, St Lucia and Barbados that were organized by the Uwi Open Campus network; so the film’s busy schedule continues. The film has now been released on DVD for the Us market at grenadamarket.com and is due to be released by the Third World Newsreel distribution company. The DVD will soon be released in Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago.

The film received funding from - The University of the West Indies (funding for the research), Fondashon Bon Intenshon in Curacao, Flow (Columbus Communications) Trinidad, and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (for the marketing and distribution).

For further information: Website: forwardeverfilm.com FaceBook: forwardeverfilm
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Dark Souls II receives mammoth update ahead of Dlc

Dark Souls II's first Dlc is due today, and a new patch has addressed a huge list of issues...

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The first Dlc for Dark Souls II, Crown of the Sunken King, has probably landed by the time you read this, and accompanying it is a huge update that fixes and tweaks a massive range of features.

You can see the full list below (and it's some list), but highlights include a limit to the amount of souls a player can earn whilst fighting invaders, and the removal of healing abilities during any form of PvP, a common annoyance for those who follow Dark Souls' community created honour system of no healing during a fight.

A good portion of the update deals with balancing, making changes to weapons damage, armour effectiveness, and spells. Some items have been changed too, such as the very handy Gower's Ring of Protection, which has been weakened,
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