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Published by Anders Frejdh: 19-9-2012
|13 OCTOBER 2012
HILARY SALTZMAN ATTEND BLACK BEAR FILM FEST
|As FWSL reported in August 2012, a feature documentary entitled Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 will be presented on October 5, 2012 (recently announced as Global Bond Day). Thru a whisper, FSWL has been informed that on October 13, during The Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, Pennsylvania, the documentary will be screened followed by a Q&A with Hilary Saltzman, daughter of Harry Saltzman who originally secured the rights to make films based on Ian Fleming's 007 novels.
About Hilary Saltzman:
Hilary Saltzman was born in London 1962. She studied Communications at University of South Florida and Richmond University in London between 1980 and 1983.
Ms. Saltzman has followed in her father's footsteps and works as independent producer of inspirational films with strong values and positive messages while providing great entertainment. She also acts as writer and consultant on Television and Films within the family entertainment genre.
Fluent in French and English offering translations of media. In the past, she has also done voice-overs in English.
Between 1999 and 2003, Hilary was Vice President of Snow Lion Entertainment developing and distributing family entertainment.
She was a Board Member of Quebec Film Festival of the 3 Americas (a festival showcasing films from North, South and Central America) between 2004 and 2010 co-chairing Canada's biggest James Bond in history, Vue sur Bond, in February 2006.
In 2000, honouring her father's legacy, she participated in the documentary Harry Saltzman: Showman along with her older brother Steven Saltzman. She later appeared in the TV documentary True Bond (2007) which profiles the wartime exploits of Dusko Popov, a double-agent who worked for Britain and the U.S. against Germany, and reveals how Ian Fleming used his imagination to weave the adventures of Popov and others into Casino Royale (1953) and subsequent James Bond stories.
About The Black Bear Film Festival:
Early in the year 2000, an extraordinary group of culturally minded, die-hard creative types huddled around a smouldering fire in an attempt to survive the frightful February freeze. Actually, the bit about the creative types is true but it really took place in a cosy tavern (by the fire) over a bottle of wine and some buffalo burgers. The scene was Milford, Pennsylvania, a mountainside Mecca for cutting-edge professionals and vacationers alike, on the Delaware River only an hour and a half northwest of New York City. And the idea hatched on that frigid February afternoon was a film festival. The Black Bear Film Festival.
Black Bear’s mandate is compelling … its programming unique … and its coordinators comprised of influential, thought-leading individualists who would rather face death than sacrifice the integrity of a film or venue. Generational to the area, relatively new to the area, or weekenders, they are committed to producing a program that is only pure in spirit and thought-provoking in content.
Support of innovative and independent films, artistic expression, education, diversity, and cultural enhancement; promotion of the region’s clean air and water, abundant wildlife, natural beauty and the entities that protect them. Recognition of the area’s history as the birthplace of the American conservation movement and as a popular filmmaking location.
Unlike the majority of upstart film festivals, the Black Bear Film Festival packed the town and sold out every showing the first year. Featuring underseen classics and current independents, the local theatres have not experienced such tremendous turnouts and enthusiasm in decades. The heart, souls & psyches of thousands continue to fall spellbound by the profound screen images and the pure entertainment of the festival’s programming.
In celebration of Milford’s rich heritage as a filmmaking location, also featured are silent & historical films originally shot in this beautiful country setting. Zane Grey, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and John Barrymore are just a few of the celebrities who have graced Milford’s alleys long before us. Milford is also the home of Gifford Pinchot, a leader in the American conservation movement, and Black Bear pays tribute to this movement by also featuring films which celebrate the preservation of the natural world.
Not only are the movies engaging, the parties wonderful and the entire weekend a smash hit, with many free events and films in addition to the ticketed main features, the nurturing effects of this event have been much more far-reaching. The creative nature of the subject matter, together with the team effort required to pull it off, have propelled the entire community into a much deeper and heartfelt commitment to the artistic integrity of this area we call home.
Educational programs, ecological and historic preservation efforts, additional film venues during the festival and throughout the year, are just a few of the ways in which the Black Bear Film Festival has continued to promote the cultural enhancement of this beautiful pristine region.
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>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012 (February 12, 2012)
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches (February 22, 2012)
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>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson at TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles (April 14, 2012)
>New James Bond video game announced: 007 Legends (April 18, 2012)
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>James Bond special in EMPIRE magazine's June issue (May, 2012)
>Autographed trading cards set released (May 2, 2012)
>James Bond films screened at Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012)
>150 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>200 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>500 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>007 at 50: James Bond screenings in Los Angeles (June 8-24, 2012)
>James Bond vehicles at Comic Con (July, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in London (July 6-September 5, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>James Bond special in Entertainment Weekly (August 3, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Bollinger launches special cuvée to James Bond (October 1, 2012)
>50th anniversary of Dr. No (October 5, 2012)
>Feature documentary: Everything or Nothing (October 5, 2012)
>The Music of Bond in Los Angeles (October 5, 2012)
>Film festival at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (October 5, 2012)
>Premiere of Skyfall (October 26, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in Toronto (October 26, 2012-January 20, 2013)
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>Anniversary concert in London (November 23, 2012)
Visit the official website for the latest news on this year's Black Bear Film Festival: