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Have you see Rachel Galvin's website?

IS founder Rachel Galvin has been trying to update her personal website with information on films she has doing, book signings for her book about acting, pictures of her with celebrities and more. Take a look and find out what she is up to!

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 16, 2016 at 2:29am — No Comments

"Toto" Behind the scenes with cast & crew

By Rachel Galvin

At this year's Palm Beach Intl. Film Festival, some of the cast and crew of the comedy "Toto" flew in from as far as the Philippines to attend the screening of their film. "Toto" features Antonio "Toto" Estares and his goal to make it to the United States. Haunted by his father,…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 24, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

ACTING TRAINING!!!

ACTING TRAINING!!!

Learn professional acting!!!

My name is Michael Haney. My personal mission is to build the best acting school possible. Toward that end my objective is to train so many students, so well, that actors from South Florida develop the same prestige now given to those in Hollywood. This is certainly an…

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Added by Michael Haney on August 17, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Cannes Awards

FEATURE FILMS

Palme d’Or

WINTER SLEEP by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Grand Prix

LE MERAVIGLIE (The Wonders) by Alice ROHRWACHER

Best Director Award

Bennett MILLER for FOXCATCHER

Jury Prize ex-aequo

MOMMY by Xavier DOLAN

ADIEU AU LANGAGE (Goodbye to language) by Jean-Luc GODARD

Best Screenplay Award

Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV and Oleg…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on May 25, 2014 at 4:46am — No Comments

Actor profile: Tommy O'Brien



Tommy O'Brien certainly is one if the hardest working actors in South Florida, or at least the busiest. In the past month alone, he has been involved in at least seven films. Practically every day, he is either auditioning, on set in front of the camera for a commercial or indie film. He has been on set of films and TV shows like "Pain and Gain," "Change of Heart" and "Iron Man 3," in addition to many local features and shorts, 33 films in all. What makes Tommy seemingly so irresistible…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 29, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Toast of the Town party a blast at PBIFF

 

(On left: Vicki Lau ("The Painter"), I.S. founder Rachel Galvin, Dana Lerer ("The New Neighbor") and William Roger Cummings ("Goodbye Deutschland")

On April 5, EAU Spa in Manalapan was filled to the brim with filmmakers and film lovers enjoying the beautiful night sky outside…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 11, 2014 at 2:10am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Tim Phillips, "Lion Ark"

Tim Phillips has campaigned on animal protection issues for 30 years. His video and photographic images have exposed animal suffering and as a scriptwriter, director and editor. Tim has been awarded for his animal protection documentaries, advertisements and training videos. He has co-authored many reports and articles…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 6, 2014 at 11:57pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Writer/ Director/ Actor Banks Helfrich

Banks Helfrich has been everything from a professional triathlete to a circus clown, a Harpo Marx look-alike at Universal Studios (Orlando FL) to David…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Director Ian Vernon, "The War I Knew"

(on left): Ian Vernon at PBIFF 2014

Following the success of Ian Vernon's second feature, the award-winning comedy "Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale," he followed up with a drama, a story about World War II called "The War I Knew." This character driven piece set in the midst of war involves an 18-year-old…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Mickey Rooney

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney, 93, died today (4/6). Did you know he was born Ninian Joseph Yule Jr?  Mickey Rooney certainly is easier to remember. Best known for everything from musicals with Judy Garland to films like "Men of Boys Town," "Black Stallion" and many others. Listing the plethora of films he was involved with would take a long time. After all, he started in the biz as a toddler, making his first film appearance in 1926. And he acted until the end. A new generation saw him in…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 6, 2014 at 11:23pm — No Comments

2014 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 19, 2014 at 1:08am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Yvonne McCormack-Lyons, founder and preside of Women's Intl. Film & Arts Fest

Yvonne McCormack-Lyons is the Founder and President of the award-winning Women's International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) (to be held March 26-30), which began in 2006. Through the success of the fest, she was invited to develop a women's film component for the…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 17, 2014 at 1:52am — No Comments

"Hollywood comes to Deerfield Beach"

  (on left) Slade Smiley, Gretchen Rossi (of Real Housewives of Orange County), actress Elisabetta Fantone and hubby-to-be Patrick Cohen at Gimme a Burger, March 4. Fantone chose this locale as a place to go for a pre-bachelorette party lunch. They drove up from Miami and while there filmed a quick…

Added by Rachel Galvin on March 7, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

OSCAR WINNERS

 

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."

Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."

Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave."

Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."

Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy.

Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave."

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze,…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 3, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Real Housewives of Orange County in Deerfield, March 4

Actress Elisabetta Fantone and Gretchen Christine Rossi, of Real Housewives of Orange County, will be at Gimme a Burger, 1200 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, Tuesday, March 4 at 3 p.m. for a pre-Bachelorette Party burger. Cameras will be…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Robert Redford in Miami for "The Way of the Rain," March 11

 

On Tuesday, March 11 at 8 p.m. at the National YoungArts Foundation Campus (2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137), the National YoungArts Foundation will present the world premiere of “The Way of the Rain Miami” – a collaborative performance art piece by an all-star creative team featuring a special guest appearance by Robert Redford. Directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford, this unique…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 28, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Director Jason Wright, "Torture," "Contamination," "Demon Mist" & more

Horror fans will enjoy listening to Director Jason Wright discuss his upcoming projects, including his films "Torture," "Demon Mist" and others. He has been involved in various capacities with many projects, including "Blaze of Gory," "Domestic Violence,"…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 23, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Smokey and the Bandit car to be shown at "Hot Rod Reality" stars new locale

On Saturday, March 22, Bubba’s East Coast Rods and Customs will host the grand opening of their new facility at the Pennock Industrial Park on Indiantown Road in Jupiter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the main attractions will be the ORIGINAL 1978 Trans Am given to Burt Reynolds after filming the forever popular Smokey and the Bandit movie.

The car, which is owned by Rick Schmidt of National Parts Depot (NPD), is normally showcased in the NPD Museum in Ocala. Because of his…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 21, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Smokey and the Bandit car to be shown at "Hot Rod Reality" stars new locale

On Saturday, March 22, Bubba’s East Coast Rods and Customs will host the grand opening of their new facility at the Pennock Industrial Park on Indiantown Road in Jupiter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the main attractions will be the ORIGINAL 1978 Trans Am given to Burt Reynolds after filming the forever popular Smokey and the Bandit movie.

The car, which is owned by Rick Schmidt of National Parts Depot (NPD), is normally showcased in the NPD Museum in Ocala. Because of his…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

7th ANNUAL TOSCARS, Feb. 26

The 7th Annual “Toscars" are taking place at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Feb 26. The event, which pokes fun at The Oscars, benefits the UKares Foundation charity. Ten teams of ten people have three weeks to make spoofs about the…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 21, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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