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AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi Announced Festival Dates & Call for Entries

March 29, 2011 by  
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AFI Fest 2011On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 AFI FEST presented by Audi and celebrating its 25th year in 2011 officially announced its dates and call for entries.
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AFI FEST will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The market partner of AFI FEST, the American Film Market (AFM), will be held November 2 through 9.


AFI FEST emerged in 1987 when the American Film Institute adopted FILMEX, Los Angeles’ venerated film exposition. As a program of the AFI, the festival over the past 25 years has paid tribute to numerous influential filmmakers and artists, including Pedro Almodovar, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Catherine Deneuve, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, to name a few, and has screened scores of films that have produced Oscar wins, including BLACK SWAN, THE KING’S SPEECH, MONSTER’S BALL, PRECIOUS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, TALK TO HER and WALK THE LINE.

Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through Withoutabox.com. The final submission deadline for shorts (under 30 minutes) is July 29, and the final deadline for feature length films is August 12. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®.

Among the returning AFI FEST sections is “Breakthrough,” which highlights films found solely through the submissions process. As part of last year’s entrants in this section, I WILL FOLLOW, the feature debut from Ava Duvernay, is currently having an expanded run in the U.S. “I WILL FOLLOW made its Los Angeles premiere to a sold-out audience, thanks to AFI FEST. We couldn’t have dreamed of a more lovely way to begin our film’s journey,” said Duvernay, of her experience at the festival. In addition to providing audience exposure, the winning film in the “Breakthrough” section is eligible for a $5,000 cash award.

Filmmakers can call 1.866.AFI.FEST for more information about the submissions process.
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About the American Film Institute:
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.

AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archives, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image.

AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 39 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the Institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the U.S.; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, D.C. area.

AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI also explores new digital technologies through special workshops.


About AFI FEST presented by Audi:
Celebrating its 25th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will take place November 3 through 10 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of global cinema, right in the center of the film capital of the world.

The American Film Market (AFM), November 2 through 9, 2011, is the market partner of AFI FEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival-market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®.

Audi is the festival’s presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include American Airlines, the official airline of AFI, American Film Market (AFM) and Stella Artois.

Additional information about AFI FEST presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST.

Connect with AFI FEST presented by Audi at facebook.com/AFIFESTtwitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.

About Audi:
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2010 Audi was the top performing luxury brand in Europe, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Over the next few years, AUDI AG will invest nearly $16 billion on new products and technologies. Visit audiusa.com or audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.


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Editor’s Note: Last year 2010 photos: AFI Fest 2010 November 4, 2010 presented by Audi Photos (C) by Daniela Hubbard, Mark Valinsky and Diversity News Publications. (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.


Mark Valinsky, Actor Producer Interviewed On Millionaire Mindset; Being An Entrepreneur

December 17, 2010 by  
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Dr. Mark ValinskyOn Friday, December 17, 2010 Prestige Image PR announced that Dr. Mark Valinsky, doctor, actor, producer, photographer, author, black belt and more, was interviewed on the HealthyLife.Net Radio Network show “The Millionaire Mindset” by creator Jim DeCicco. The topic, “Entrepreneurship – Focusing and Branding Your Creativity”. The radio interview was done on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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During the live interview Jim asked Mark Valinsky how as a multi-talented entrepreneur you can stay focused in multiple careers, properly brand yourself and communicate to your public without confusion.

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To listen to the online radio interview go to: http://view.liveindexer.com/ViewIndexSessionSLAO.aspx?backTo=ViewEvents&indexSessionSKU=kJmzT8A4PFcm%2bwX7WfVGcA%3d%3d&origin=ViewCategories&siteSKU=a9zxHN90HbiGCCKkIudBVg%3d%3d&categorySKUs=ZSRioyaN3r/zr45dNmNaeg%3d%3d&categorySearch=categoryAll&

Jim DeCicco is the show’s creator and host www.mm4artists.com who also has a creative career which includes being an award winning musician, music producer, and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. Jim’s creative work has garnered over a dozen industry awards for independent artist production in addition to studio work with many well known recording artists. Jim’s unique combination of metaphysics, simple business techniques and “street sense” has inspired hundreds of artists and professionals into greater success in not only art, but also in their finances, their relationships and their health.


In 2005, the HealthyLife.Net Radio reached an audience size of 8,522,455 listeners. HealthyLife.Net continues to grow in worldwide audience to 108 countries and now reaches 1,240 cities in all 50 U.S. states in America. HealthyLife.net is syndicated to 52 channels of distribution and simulcast 24/7.

Mark Valinsky

“A creative artist while in medical school Mark helped institute and develop the video teaching lab where he was a producer, cameraman and editor on 12 teaching videos. In the years following his graduation in his career as a surgical podiatrist, Mark helped advance many of the philosophies and techniques of Minimal Incision (Minimal Traumatic) surgery as applied to the foot far before it was popular and has 8 published researched papers. He has also traveled throughout the United States and the world lecturing, including to Madrid, Spain and five visits to the People’s Republic of China.” Wrote Olga Lindsay on Mark Valinsky IMDB.

Something was missing and Mark wanting more out of the rest of his life so he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion of producing, acting and photography.

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Mark ValinskyOnce while talking with Tom Cruise, Tom asked Mark why he would give up being a successful doctor and switch careers to act and produce, Mark’s answer to Tom, “You’re having too much fun without me”.

With a great respect for classic Hollywood Mark is interested in all aspects of the film and television industry. Mark brings to the entertainment field a certain degree of professionalism and determination along with a good mixture of mid west friendliness, dependability and ethics combined with a proper dose of East Coast aggressiveness, plus a natural pursuit of determined excellence to get things done.


Because of their accomplishments in many fields, Mark points out his respect and admiration for people like Clint Eastwood well known and respected for his many diverse talents – politician, composer, musician, film director, producer, and actor.

Mark has initiated Valinsky Media Group http://www.ValinskyMediaGroup.com who has a number of divisions integrated in performing professional services in Public Relations and Marketingfor select clients, involved in the Entertainment Business as well as the financing and production of films.”

While many believe a secret to success is to do one thing well, Mark Valinsky feels you can also be successful by doing the many things you are passionate about and doing them well. The statement “A jack of all trades, a master of none.” really doesn’t always apply, nor should it.

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He uses a few examples and states: “Can you imagine what would have happened if someone convinced Leonardo di Vinci that “Leonardo, maybe you should just paint and forgot about all these other crazy ideas that pop into your head.”

Or to Thomas Edison, considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, “You know Tom, the phonograph was enough.” Or to Clint Eastwood; “Clint I like your acting, Why don’t you forget about your production company, music composing and directing? You’ll never win an Academy Award if you try too many things.”
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About Mark Valinsky:
Mark Valinsky, legal name Mark Steven Valinsky is the eldest of 6 children was born in Chicago, Illinois to Harry and Beckie Valinsky. When he was 5 years old his family moved back to his parent’s hometown of Rochester, New York where he was raised. While back in high school Mark produced a number of events, and would also act and make films with his friends, but his love for imagery creation came about from a visit to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT where he first met and was shown the research lab of the world famous, Professor Harold Edgerton, who did pioneering research in stroboscopic (stop action) photography (the bullet through the apple and playing card).

Mark went off to college at Ohio State University, later to S.U. N.Y. at Buffalo, and finally back to Chicago, Illinois to earn a Bachelors of Science degree and Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from The Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.
During and shortly after podiatry school, Mark photographed the live concert performances of such Classic Rock and Roll bands as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles and others, and has photographed many celebrities on the red carpet and at other prestigious events. To find photos and more information visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1828054, www.MarkValinsky.comwww.MarkValinskyPhotography.comwww.ClassicRockPhotography.comwww.HeadshotExpert.comwww.ValinskyMediaGroup.com;www.WithoutAVoiceTheMovie.com;  and www.SudanHope.org.
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To book Mark contact Sherill Whisenand from Prestige Image PR & Wise Connections LLC  Tel#310-383-7898 or email to: pr@PrestigeImagePR.com
For more information visit: http://www.PrestigeImagePR.com


Sources: IMDB and Prestige Image Public Relations
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Editor’s Note: Dr. Mark Valinsky, doctor, actor, producer, photographer, author is a regular contributor to Diversity News Magazine and our other online publications. He contribute photos and is a media/pr consultant for us. We want to thanks and wish him the best.

AFI Awards 2010 Official Nominations and Jurors Announced

December 13, 2010 by  
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AFI Awards 2010On Sunday, December 12, 2010 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2010, AFI’s almanac that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film, television, and other forms of the moving image arts.

AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the selections at a private luncheon by invitation only sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AFI Awards 2010 nominated films are: Blockbuster Subscription Banner - 2 for 1d AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACK SWAN

THE FIGHTER

INCEPTION

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

127 HOURS

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE TOWN

TOY STORY 3

TRUE GRIT

WINTER’S BONE

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE BIG C

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

BREAKING BAD

GLEE

MAD MEN

MODERN FAMILY

THE PACIFIC

TEMPLE GRANDIN

30 ROCK

THE WALKING DEAD

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS­

THE KING’S SPEECH

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

AFI Awards 2010 Jurors are:

AFI JURY FOR MOTION PICTURES

Tom Pollock

Chair, AFI Awards Jury for Motion Pictures

AFI Board of Trustees

Producer

Jeanine Basinger

Wesleyan University

Donn Cambern

Editor

Diablo Cody

Writer/Producer

Lee Daniels

Director/Producer

Jane Gaines

Columbia University

Bob Gazzale

American Film Institute

Akira Mizuta Lippit

University of Southern California

Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy/ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

Elvis Mitchell

THE TREATMENT/AT THE MOVIES

Claudia Puig

USA Today

Lisa Schwarzbaum

Entertainment Weekly

Michael Wood

Princeton University

AFI JURY FOR TELEVISION

Richard Frank

Chair, AFI Jury for Television

AFI Board of Trustees

Producer

Steven Bochco

Producer/Writer

Bob Gazzale

American Film Institute

Marshall Herskovitz

AFI Board of Trustees

Producer/Writer/Director

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actor/Producer

Henry Jenkins

University of Southern California

Anna McCarthy

New York University

Mary McNamara

Los Angeles Times

James Poniewozik

Time Magazine

Matt Roush

TV Guide Magazine

Maureen Ryan

AOL

John Shaffner

AFI Board of Trustees

Chairman and CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Production Designer

Janet Staiger

University of Texas at Austin

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Actress Halle Berry Attends AFI Fest 2010 & Event Recap Nov. 4 – 11, 2010 Hollywood, CA

November 14, 2010 by  
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Halle Berry at AFI Fest 2010 from November 4 to 11, 2010Winning actress Halle Berry returned this year to the AFI Fest 2010 presented by Audi on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 where she talked about her extraordinary career and her influences, with film clips from her work shown throughout the event.
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AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will took place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.
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About the American Film Institute:
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a national, public-supported educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archives, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image. AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 38 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the US; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI also explores new digital technologies through special workshops. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.
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About AFI FEST presented by Audi:
Celebrating its 24th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will take place November 4 through 11 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the center of the film capital of the world. The American Film Market (AFM), November 3-10, 2010, is the market partner of AFI FEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival/market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi is sponsored in part by American Airlines the official airline of AFI American Film Market (AFM) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional sponsors include Baskin-Robbins, Clarisonic, Hollywood & Highland Center, Little Black Dress Wines and Stella Artois. AFI FEST is proud of its new relationship with the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and its continued collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center. Additional information about AFI FEST presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST presented by Audi at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.
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About Audi:
Audi of America, Inc. and its 272 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive 6 brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit audiusa.com or audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
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About AFM:
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution — a truly collaborative process — reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. More than 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. AFM is the premier global marketplace for Hollywood’s decision makers. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals are sealed  on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet  making AFM the must-attend industry event. The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at IFTA-online.org and AmericanFilmMarket.com.

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Editor’s Note: The only problem with AFI Fest 2010 was that we needed to apply for multiple media/press or guest list to attend the gala or special events, that’s too much. Any how AFI Fest 2010 was held from November 4 – 11, 2010 and presented by Audi. We want to thanks the event publicist and staff for allowing us to be part of “A” class event and we hope to continue covering the best of AFI. Our representatives Daniela Hubbard, Mark Valinsky and Esteban Aka Steven Escobar were from the first day to the last day bringing to our readers the best of AFI. Please enjoy the photos and feel free to contact us.
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AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP OF SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

November 4, 2010 by  
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AFI Fest 2010 November 4 to 11, 2010Additional Tickets Released November 3 for: Los Angeles Times Roundtable with Actors Carey Mulligan, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield; Conversations with Halle Berry and Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin; and a 3D Bootcamp, including a Preview of TRON: LEGACY Footage

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 the full slate of Special Presentations to be offered during the festival, including three new events that have been added to the program: CINEMA’S LEGACY WITH SCREENWRITER AARON SORKIN on November 7; ON ACTING – A CONVERSATION WITH HALLE BERRY on November 9; and a secret screening in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 9 at 9:30 p.m featuring an upcoming major Hollywood release. The title of the secret screening film will be announced on the morning of November 9 but tickets are available online starting November 3, 2010. These events join the previously announced Special Presentations featuring 3D BOOTCAMP, presented by the Sony 3D Technology Center, on November 10, which includes a 20-minute preview of TRON: LEGACY in 3D, and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD roundtable with Carey Mulligan (NEVER LET ME GO, AN EDUCATION) and Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) on November 5. Sign Up With Blockbuster, Get 50% Off First Month.

CINEMA’S LEGACY WITH SCREENWRITER AARON SORKIN Sunday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre Presented by the American Film Institute and the Skirball Cultural Center, this ongoing Cinema’s Legacy series invites contemporary filmmakers to screen work they credit with encouraging and shaping their art. For this event, a conversation and Q&A with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will precede a screening of Alan J. Pakula’s ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976). The conversation will be moderated by AFI Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Jim Hosney. Aaron Sorkin graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Theatre in 1983. He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men,” for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. The following year saw his off-Broadway play, “Making Movies,” and in 2007 he returned to Broadway with “The Farnsworth Invention,” directed by Des McAnuff. His film adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He followed this success with the screenplays for MALICE and THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT. Sorkin produced and wrote the television series SPORTS NIGHT for ABC for two years, and then spent the next four years writing and producing the NBC series THE WEST WING, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on THE WEST WING, Mr. Sorkin also twice received the Peabody Award and the Humanitas Prize, and three Television Critics Association Awards. He also won a Golden Globe, a Writers Guild Award and three Producers Guild Awards. In 2006, Sorkin wrote and produced the NBC television series STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. He also wrote the 2007 film CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR. His latest film, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, is directed by David Fincher and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake.

ON ACTING – A CONVERSATION WITH HALLE BERRY Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Academy Award® winning actress Halle Berry returns to AFI FEST to talk about her extraordinary career and her influences, with film clips from her work shown throughout the event. She will soon be seen in FRANKIE & ALICE, a psychological drama – produced by Berry – based on the true story of Frankie Murdoch, a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles, also starring Stellan Skarsgård. Berry continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles and success at the box office. She won the Academy Award® for Best Actress in 2001’s MONSTER’S BALL, in addition to the SAG Award, National Board of Review and the Berlin Silver Bear Award. Berry also earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for her performance in HBO’s INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, which she also produced. She made her feature film debut in Spike Lee’s groundbreaking 1991 film, JUNGLE FEVER, and has gone on to appear in projects as diverse as BULWORTH, opposite Warren Beatty, LOSING ISAIAH, also starring Jessica Lange, the James Bond film DIE ANOTHER DAY, the boxoffice smash X-MEN series, SWORDFISH with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman, and THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE, opposite Benicio Del Toro.

LOS ANGELES TIMES ROUNDTABLE – YOUNG HOLLYWOOD WITH CAREY MULLIGAN, JESSE EISENBERG AND ANDREW GARFIELD Friday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater The Times film writer Amy Kaufman sits down with three of Hollywood’s most acclaimed young talents – Carey Mulligan (NEVER LET ME GO, AN EDUCATION), Jesse Eisenberg & Andrew Garfield (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) – for an intimate, inside look the art of acting, life behind the scenes and the approaching awards season. Buy Movie Tickets Online Now!

3D BOOTCAMP – PRESENTED BY THE SONY 3D TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND FEATURING A PREVIEW OF TRON: LEGACY Wednesday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. at Mann’s Chinese Theatre Buzz Hayes, Senior Vice President of the Sony 3D Technology Center, will present this special seminar on the making of 3D entertainment. The bootcamp will cover the history and foundation of 3D production, including the fundamentals of making good 3D, basic terminology, tools and techniques and 3D “dos and don’ts.” The seminar includes a 20-minute preview of TRON: LEGACY, a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world. Walt Disney Pictures will release TRON: LEGACY in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on December 17, 2010. American Express Giftcards

“SECRET SCREENING” AT AFI FEST Tuesday, November 9, 9:30 p.m. at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre AFI FEST will offer a secret screening of a soon-to-be-released major Hollywood film. The title of the film will be announced on the day of the screening, but free tickets can be reserved now through the AFI FEST box office and website. Free tickets to all AFI FEST events are available at AFI.com/AFIFEST, 1.888.AFI FEST and on-site at the AFI FEST box office at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Additional tickets will be released the day before each event. Rush Lines will begin forming one hour before the scheduled event start times. Becoming a patron of the festival and purchasing a Patron Package or one of the other Festival Passes secures reserved seats and other festival benefits. Those who become an AFI member or purchase an AFI FEST Patron Package or Festival Pass will receive a commemorative poster featuring artwork created by Guest Artistic Director David Lynch exclusively for AFI FEST 2010. Poster quantities are limited. Additional information is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will take place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010. Wireless from AT&T About the American Film Institute: AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a national, public-supported educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archives, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image. AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 38 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the US; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI also explores new digital technologies through special workshops. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.


About AFI FEST presented by Audi: Celebrating its 24th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will take place November 4 through 11 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the center of the film capital of the world. The American Film Market (AFM), November 3-10, 2010, is the market partner of AFI FEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival/market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi is sponsored in part by American Airlines the official airline of AFI  American Film Market (AFM) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional sponsors include Baskin-Robbins, Clarisonic, Hollywood & Highland Center, Little Black Dress Wines and Stella Artois. AFI FEST is proud of its new relationship with the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and its continued collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center. Additional information about AFI FEST presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST presented by Audi at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.
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About AFM: The business of independent motion picture production and distribution — a truly collaborative process — reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. More than 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. AFM is the premier global marketplace for Hollywood’s decision makers. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals are sealed  on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet  making AFM the must-attend industry event. The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at IFTA-online.org and AmericanFilmMarket.com.