8th Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival Opening Night Red Carpet with Al Pacino

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover 8th Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival Opening Night at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The Festival was founded by Pascal Vicedomini, and is a weeklong (Feb. 17– 23) pre-Oscar celebration showcasing Italy’s contribution to the arts in a way that is typically Italian: relaxed, stylish and entertaining.

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At the Opening Night event, John Valenti presented and Larry King will introduced Al Pacino who received the inaugural Jack Valenti — L.A., Italia Legend Award. David O. Russell (Writer and Director, Silver Linings Playbook) received the Director of the Year Award.

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About Los Angeles Italia- Film, Fashion and Art Festival
The Los Angeles Italia- Film, Fashion and Art Festival features special screenings of contemporary works as well as classic films from Italian maestros. There are also conferences with students from the American Film Institute and the USC School of Cinema-Television. For complete schedule and to reserve tickets, please visit www.losangelesitalia.com.

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59th Annual Golden Reel® Awards Nominee Announcement

GOLDEN REEL AWARDSThis year Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report team will be covering the Motion Picture Sound Editors 2012 Golden Reel Awards. This year, the 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award will be given to film/TV producer Gale Anne Hurd, while the 2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient is renowned sound designer and editor George Watters II.

We’re excited to announce the that nominees in the categories Feature Films, Television and Others are as follows:

FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, AND ADR IN AN ANIMATION FEATURE FILM

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Cars 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • Rio
  • The Smurfs

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, ADR AND MUSIC IN A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
  • Cave of the Forgotten Dreams
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Lemmy
  • Pearl Jam Twenty

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • 1920. The World’s Most Important Battle
  • Circumstance
  • Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within)
  • The Flowers of War
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • Sarah’s Key
  • The Skin I Live In

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hop
  • Hugo
  • Priest
  • Super 8
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Tree of Life

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM

  • Footloose
  • The Muppets
  • Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Pina

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Abduction
  • The Help
  • Moneyball
  • Quarantine II: Terminal
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8
  • War Horse
  • The Way

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Drive
  • Fast Five
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

TELEVISION CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, AND ADR ANIMATION IN TELEVISION

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum “A Very Brrr-y Icemas #217″
  • Futurama “Law & Oracle”
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil “Truth or Daredevil”
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Legends of Awesomeness “Sight for Sore Eyes – #108″
  • Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
  • The Penguins of Madagascar “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole”
  • Phineas and Ferb “Across the 2nd Dimension”

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM DOCUMENTARY

  • Gettysburg
  • Harlistas: An American Journey
  • Koran By Heart

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION

  • The 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Alphas “Pilot”
  • Avalon High
  • Magic Beyond Words – The JK Rowling Story
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION

  • Big Love “Where Men and Mountains Meet”
  • Cinema Verite
  • Homeland “Marine One”
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″
  • The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION

  • Cinema Verite
  • Homeland “Marine One”
  • Red Faction: Origins
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″
  • The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM DOCUMENTARY

  • Above The Ashes “Above the Ashes”
  • Man Made “Bugatti Super Car”
  • Tim Tebow: Everything In Between

 BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION

  • Camelot “110 – Reckoning”
  • CSI: Miami “Crowned”
  • Damages “Failure is Lonely”
  • Fringe “The Day We Died”
  • Justified “Brother’s Keeper”
  • Raising Hope “Prodigy”
  • Revenge “Pilot”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM MUSICAL IN TELEVISION

  • Glee “The First Time”
  • Grey’s Anatomy “The Song Beneath the Song”
  • The Playboy Club “Pilot”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION

  • The Big C “A Little Death”
  • Game of Thrones “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”
  • Hell on Wheels “Bread and Circuses – #105″
  • Leverage “The Van Gogh Job”
  • Person of Interest “#107 – Witness”
  • Smallville “Dominion”
  • Sons of Anarchy “To Be, Part 2″
  • The Walking Dead “Save the Last One”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION

  • TO BE POSTED ON THE MPSE WEBSITE

OTHERS CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: COMPUTER EPISODIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Aim High
  • Dagedar
  • Polly Pocket
  • Warehouse 13 “Of Monsters & Men”
  • When You Find Me

BEST SOUND EDITING: COMPUTER INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Diablo III Cinematics – Black SoulStone “Doom” and Intro “End of Days”
  • Gears of War 3
  • Need for Speed “The Run”
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Cinematics

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIRECT TO VIDEO – ANIMATION

  • Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury
  • Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters
  • Megamind: The Button of Doom
  • Quest for Zhu
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIRECT TO VIDEO – LIVE ACTION

  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Love
  • Street Kings 2: Motor City

BEST SOUND EDITING: SPECIAL VENUE

  • Rocky Mountain Express
  • Tornado Alley
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System

VERNA FIELDS AWARD IN SOUND EDITING FOR STUDENT FILMMAKERS

  • Alma
  • Inferno
  • The Maiden and the Princess
  • The Pride of Wade Ellison
  • The Secret Numbers

About MPSE
The MPSE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships and mentorship for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.  http://www.mpse.org

The Race is On! 18 Animated Features Submitted for the 2011 Oscars

We’re pretty excited to announce that eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. Many of these features we’ve met cast or attended their premieres or just love them.

Without further delay here are the 18 submitted features:

“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Alois Nebel”
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
“Arthur Christmas”
“Cars 2″
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Gnomeo & Juliet”
“Happy Feet Two”
“Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Mars Needs Moms”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
“Rio”
“The Smurfs”
“Winnie the Pooh”
“Wrinkles”

Here are some of our favorites… of course!!

“Cars 2″

“Gnomeo & Juliet” – we got to interview @KellyAsbury Director on Lee Allport’s Talk Show on Mingle Media TVMy Entertainment Exactlee” 

“Puss in Boots”

“Rango”

“Winnie the Pooh”

Some of these films have not been released in Los Angeles which is part of the requirement to be considered. At least eight eligible animated features have to be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Save the Date

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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So now you know who’s in the race… who are your favorites??

Cars 2 Review – Why We Loved it and You Will Too

Mingle Media TV was excited to be on the Cars 2 red carpet premiere to talk to the celebs last Saturday night and to be honest, we were even more excited to be invited to the early screening of this film at the El Capitan Theatre last night. Here’s our review of “Cars 2″ without spoilers…

We’ve been a big fan of Disney forever (this reporter will not admit the year but it is more than 20 years) and found Cars 2 to be even better than Cars. From the moment the movie opened with a very serious mood to the next scene where the mood is comedic to the detail in the animation, music, and realistic scenery surrounding each segment, we found “Cars 2″ to be delightfully engaging. The detail in the characters and their personality, the landscapes and the overall story were captivating. Just imagine Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) traveling around the world and driving on the wrong side of the road in England or driving in Tokyo where the street signs are in Kanji lettering not English. There were lots of kids in the theatre with us last night and we could hear them watching with their eyes and being surprisingly quieter than the adults in the theatre who like us, were laughing out loud and enjoying the ride. In true Disney fashion, this is another movie that transcends age, gender and even geo-location and can be enjoyed by all on planet earth!

Sidebar: Although we enjoyed Cars when it came out, we have to say that Cars 2 is one sequel that will surpass it in so many ways. (Our prediction: it will be a smash hit and be Oscar nominated – and win!)

My son and I started going to movies together when he was really young and we started a tradition to talk about our favorite parts as we left the theatre. As he grew older, this changed up from favorite parts to did you see this or that nuance, that might have been missed and is related to the writer, director, studio, like Marvel movies having Stan Lee make a cameo. Well, here are some fun facts about the film that you can share with your family and friends before or after you see “Cars 2″ that we found interesting about the movie:

  • Lightning McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson but is named in memory after Glenn McQueen a Pixar animator who worked on the original “Cars” movie
  • Lightning McQueen’s “Lightyear” tires are a reference to another Disney Pixar character: Buzz Lightyear
  • The #95 on Lightning McQueen’s car is in reference to the year “Toy Story” came out 1995 (wow)
  • Mater is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and the number A113 is a reference to the CalArts classroom where director John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton attended
  • Finn McMissile is voiced by none other than Michael Caine and his small tailfins are inspired by the late 50′s British sports car called the Peerless GT
  • Finn McMissile would have been in the first “Cars” movie but was cut out  - only to be revived by Lasseter due to his love of spy movies
  • Holly Shiftwell is voiced by Emily Mortimer and is equiped with all kinds of state-of-the-art gadgetry
  • Believe it or not, Jeff Gorvette is voiced by and named after NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon
  • The “Cars 2″ character team built 145 new character models for the film with 781 variants making a total of 926 new characters
  • The “Cars 2″ film is an International adventure covering Tokyo, Paris, The Riveria, and London – pay attention to the integration of the landscapes, buildings and characters
  • The PIT lane configuration is based on the Formula 1 track in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • If you are a car buff, you’ll also notice that the cars in all of the different locations around the globe match up to the country you find them in

Haven’t seen any trailers yet? Watch this clip to get a feel for the “spy genre” that was incorporated into this film:

We don’t want to spoil the story but can guarantee you won’t be disappointed one little bit…so we’re going to ask you to go out this Friday, June 24th, to a theatre near you and see Cars 2, in Disney Digital 3D or IMAX 3D. Don’t forget to be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars.

If you want to see what the celebrities at the premiere had to say about their favorite Cars character  watch this video clip:

Don’t forget to come back and tell us how you liked it… Vrrroooom Vrrooooom.

Who is Your Favorite Cars (Cars 2) Character? See What the Stars on the Red Carpet Had to Say…

Mingle Media TV and our entertainment reporter, Kristyn Burtt, were on the Red Carpet Saturday night for the Cars 2 Premiere. Big question… who is YOUR favorite Cars character?

Find out what the celebrities we spoke to had to say here:

Share your Cars character with us and be sure to go see Cars 2 in Disney Digital 3D this weekend.

To watch in-depth video interviews with all the stars we spoke to, please visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV atwww.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

See all the photos from the premiere here on our Flickr page:PHOTOS

For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars

 

Kristyn Burtt reporting from the Red Carpet Premiere of “Cars 2″

The “Cars 2″ World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2″-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2″-style reception at the “Cars 2″ World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Fireball Tim at the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Red Carpet Premiere

The “Cars 2″ World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2″-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2″-style reception at the “Cars 2″ World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PixarCars

Vincent Martella at the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Red Carpet Premiere

Mingle Media TV and entertainment reporter Kristyn Burtt were on the Red Carpet last night for the Disney Pixar Cars 2. The “Cars 2″ World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2″-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2″-style reception at the “Cars 2″ World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PixarCars

Peter Jacobson at the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Red Carpet Premiere

Mingle Media TV and entertainment reporter Kristyn Burtt were on the Red Carpet last night for the Disney Pixar Cars 2. The “Cars 2″ World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2″-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2″-style reception at the “Cars 2″ World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PixarCars

Sig Hansen at the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Red Carpet Premiere

Mingle Media TV and entertainment reporter Kristyn Burtt were on the Red Carpet last night for the Disney Pixar Cars 2. The “Cars 2″ World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2″-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2″-style reception at the “Cars 2″ World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PixarCars