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Archive for March, 2005

Tolkien Lecture Images

kunga writes: I attended the Tolkien lecture at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL last night and had a wonderful time. I attended the lecture with Balin, Nancy & several other Tolkien fans from around the area and even some fans from New Jersey & Iowa! The lecture was moderated by Mike Foster, professor at ICC and also a representative of the Tolkien Society. Noted Tolkien scholars, Douglas Anderson and Tom Shippey joined the lecture. [More]

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Get your Ringers Tickets!

Excitement fills the air as RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS makes its gala West Coast premiere at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival. This will be the ONLY chance for West Coast Ringer fans to see the highly-anticipated, critically acclaimed documentary in a theater. Miss this and you’re out of luck. [More]

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Get your Ringers Tickets!

Excitement fills the air as RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS makes its gala West Coast premiere at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival.

This will be the ONLY chance for West Coast Ringer fans to see the highly-anticipated, critically acclaimed documentary in a theater. Miss this and you’re out of luck.

Many surprises are in store — including a confirmed appearance by the Steward of Gondor himself John Noble! Other celebrity attendees will be announced as they are confirmed.

Billy Boyd’s short film INSTANT CREDIT will screen immediately before RINGERS.

After the premiere, come to the RINGERS PREMIERE AFTER-PARTY with hosted bar and appetizers at The Fashion Island Hard Rock Café located at 451 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA, 92660 — Tel: 949-640-8844. The event is for ages 21 and over ONLY! (No exceptions.) Live music and performances are being scheduled, details TBA. More information and celebrity appearance updates can be found here: http://www.theonering.net/ringers/newportbeach_info1.shtml

The 2005 NBFF also includes a special Seminar Series where you can meet RINGERS director Carlene Cordova! She will be speaking on the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Documentary Filmmaking panel. Scheduled for on Sunday April 24th from 2:30pm – 4:00pm at the Newport Beach Public Library, located at 1000 Avocado Drive in Newport Beach.

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The RINGERS is screening on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at 7:30pm at the classic LIDO CINEMA located at 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA, 92663 — Tel: 949-673-8350.

You may purchase tickets for both screening and the after-party Friday, April 1, 2005, on the Festival’s official site [www.newportbeachfilmfest.com] or by phone at 866-NBFF-TIX. Combo price for both screening ticket and party is $50.00/each. Screening tickets only $15.00/each. Reserve tickets early — they are expected to sell out.

Due to technical difficulties, tickets for the Newport Beach Film Festival will go onsale on Monday, April 4 and 12noon Pst. But the schedule for the festival is now posted for your perusal.

For Ringers in Southern California — be sure to join the official Line Party mailing list to get updates and special news in advance of this blow-out event! [http://www.theonering.net/movie/lineparty/displayList.php?id=39]

RINGERS debuted at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival this January to sell-out crowds and great reviews. The Toronto Star called it “…comprehensive, entertaining and informative pop cultural history.” Independent film ubersite FilmThreat proclaimed: “It is a documentary that will always be a salient part of Lord of the Rings history…. See it, absorb it, love it!”

RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS serves as a remarkable dénouement to the past 50 years of the worldwide following of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

Posted in Old Special Reports

Last Night of the Pops – Proms style!

Victoria, BC – Maestro Brian Jackson, Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony, will lead the orchestra through a program of British music themed after the annual “Last Night of the Proms” celebrations for the final Pops concerts of the season on Thursday, March 31 at 2pm, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8pm at the Royal Theatre. [More]

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Last Night of the Pops – Proms style!

victoriasymphony.ca:

Victoria, BC – Maestro Brian Jackson, Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony, will lead the orchestra through a program of British music themed after the annual “Last Night of the Proms” celebrations for the final Pops concerts of the season on Thursday, March 31 at 2pm, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8pm at the Royal Theatre. The “Last Night of the Proms” is a British tradition that is over 110 years old, and each summer thousands of people converge upon Royal Albert Hall in London to enjoy what many call “The World’s Greatest Classical Music Festival.” Victoria audiences will have the opportunity to hear British favourites like Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, Sir Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, and C. Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem along with A Canadian Odyssey, a piece composed by Johnny Cowell (former principal trumpet of the Victoria Symphony) and Howard Shore’s Symphonic Suite from The Lord of the Rings.

A special element of excitement will be added to the Friday evening performance when Brian Jackson draws the grand prize for the symphony’s annual raffle, an 18-day Panama Canal cruise for two aboard Holland America’s Zaandam hosted by the Maestro himself. Other prizes include a $2500 shopping spree at Jordans Interiors, a three-day spa escape package at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa, a tourmaline and diamond pendant necklace from Hélène Bourget Designs and a winter storm getaway at The Wickaninnish Inn. The draw will take place immediately following the concert on April 1st. Tickets are only $5 (or a book of 10 for $50) with all proceeds supporting the orchestra and they may be purchased by calling 385-6515 for. Order forms can also be downloaded at www.victoriasymphony.ca.

Brian Jackson holds a Master of Arts in Music Theory, History and Composition from Oxford University. In 1965 he was the youngest ever Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in London, England. After three years as a Studio Manager with the British Broadcasting Corporation, he emigrated to Canada in 1968 and began his conducting career spanning the next 30 years. Currently Principal Pops Conductor of Orchestra London Canada, the Victoria Symphony and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Jackson has conducted all major orchestras in Canada and has lead orchestras in the United States and South America. He writes and arranges his own pops shows, plays and has recently composed two musicals, Ernest and Wallace.

Posted in Old Special Reports

Ringers West Coast Premiere & Line Party

Ringers: Lord of the Fans will have its West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and there will be a Line Party function to celebrate it. On Saturday, April 23, we will have an afternoon of costumes, trivia, games, and fellowship. The screening (all ages welcome) begins at 7:30pm, and then there is a post party over at the Hard Rock Cafi at Fashion Island (21 and over). To join the Line Party and be updated on all the upcoming activities, please go here VIP guests have been invited, and currently John (Denethor) Noble has rsvp’d. More to be announced as they confirm. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Ringers West Coast Premiere & Line Party

Ringers: Lord of the Fans will have its West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and there will be a Line Party function to celebrate it. On Saturday, April 23, we will have an afternoon of costumes, trivia, games, and fellowship. The screening (all ages welcome) begins at 7:30pm, and then there is a post party over at the Hard Rock Cafi at Fashion Island (21 and over). To join the Line Party and be updated on all the upcoming activities, please go here VIP guests have been invited, and currently John (Denethor) Noble has rsvp’d. More to be announced as they confirm.

The Irvine Line Party has changed its name to the Newport Beach Lido Theater line party, and its purpose is to celebrate the screening of Ringers here in Southern California. This screening will take place as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival, and occur on April 23, 2005. There will be a costume contest, trivia and other Middle Earth themed games, and lots of Fellowship. Please sign up for the Line Party official website or by phone at 866-NBFF-TIX. Combo price for both screening ticket and the party is $50 each. Screening tickets only are just $15 each.

The Festival website will mainly be focused on the overall festival, so for details regarding the Ringers screening, either go to the Line Party page listed above, or to the Ringers official website.

Updates will include a listing of VIP guests who have RSVP’d.

Current list of VIP guests who have confirmed John Noble

Also on the Line Party page, you will notice that the local fan group, Tolkien Forever, will be involved in a fundraiser for Make a Wish (wish.org) on April 25, 2005. This will take place at a local Cold Stone Creamery (TBD), as part of a Nationwide effort by the chain to raise funds for Make a Wish. This is being called the World’s Largest Ice Cream Cake social, so even if you can’t stop by the LA area Cold Stone Creamery on April 25, find one near you to visit. Check the following for info.

Posted in Old Special Reports

Soundtrack-fans Mark Your Calendars!

The Cinema Television Benevolent Fund and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have arranged a charity fundraising concert at The Royal Albert Hall where The Lord of the Rings film scores will be performed as well as other famous scores, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T.with special guest conductors and a tribute to Elmer Bernstein. The CTBF are offering VIP access to gallery, drinks and canapés and a Filmharmonic CD and programme! The event will take place on June 5th. Full details here!

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‘Sin City’s’ Most Wanted: Elijah Wood

Los Angeles, March 28 – Showbiz hunks Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, Kanye West, Ashton Kutcher and “7th Heaven” cutie David Gallagher all turned out for the Hollywood premiere of “Sin City”, but who got all the cheers from female fans that’d been camped outside the Mann Theater since noon? Bright-eyed Elijah Wood had them screaming and panting, rock star-style. [More]

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Pre-Production LOTR Musical Interviews

Soloman Lam writes: Toronto’s CityTV has some behind-the-scenes video footage of the LOTR musical’s pre-production, including interviews with the creative team and workshop rehearsals for the Ents and Black Riders! Looks very exciting. [More]

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Ringer’s Wish Comes True

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Shoshana Davidson had just one wish – to meet Peter Jackson. Yesterday that wish came true, thanks to the Make-a-Wish foundations in NZ and America. [More]

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Wood & Weaving’s ‘Happy Feet’ Press Release

Happy Feet is a comedy adventure set in the land of the Emperor Penguins in the heart of Antarctica. These penguins sing, and each needs their own special song to attract a soul mate. Our hero Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), son of Elvis (HUGH JACKMAN) and Norma Jean (NICOLE KIDMAN) is the worst singer in the world… but he can tap-dance something fierce! [More]

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