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Conrad Hotels & Resorts is celebrating their newest property, Conrad New York, by partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that they will serve as the Official Hotel Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival through 2014, and they are offering you the chance to win a trip to this year's fest!
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The NYC Food Film Festival recently began gearing up for this year's event, which will take place October 18-21 and is now in the midst of the 2012 Call For Entries.
Filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their food films for consideration through April 20th, 2012. The only criteria for submitting a film is that it must be about food or drink, and it must be submitted digitally via thefoodfilmfestival.com.
Even though ABC has grounded new episodes of Pan Am until January 8, 2012, the show's stars are still busy shooting fresh scenes in New York City.
On Wednesday, December 7, Christina Ricci was spotted filming in a little black retro dress on the Upper East Side. Ricci, who plays Pan Am flight attendant Maggie Ryan in the series, also did some multitasking as she walked, smoked, and enjoyed a diet coke on the way to her trailer to change.
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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to take a lie detector test? The Showtime series Homeland is giving New Yorkers a chance to find out this afternoon with free lie detector tests out of a van.
The Homeland "Surveillance Van," complete with polygraph machines and certified polygraph experts, will be parked near Bryant Park (possibly around back of the Bank of America building) in New York City today until 5 pm.
Participants will have the chance to take a real polygraph test while being prompted to lie according to an assigned character sheet. Everyone who tries the test will also get free Homeland downloads and t-shirts.
If you can't make it to Bryant Park today, follow Homeland on Twitter to find out where their surveillance van will show up next.
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John Travolta might not be any use to KFC, but he does have something that the producers of Pan Am want.
In the pilot episode of the hit ABC show, Long Island's Republic Airport filled in for a Cuba airstrip, and this week it will play Haiti for a scene in an upcoming episode.
The cast and crew will spend three days (October 26-28) shooting night scenes on the airport tarmac, which are to be taking place during a 1960's coup.
They'll also be using a special aircraft for the shoot: John Travolta's Boeing 707. The plane normally sports the Qantas Airlines livery, but, for the scenes, will be covered in a vinyl wrap bearing the Pan Am markings.
The plane was expected to arrive at the airport yesterday, but so far there's been no word on whether or not Travolta delivered it himself.
New York Comic Con kicks off today at the Javits Center in New York City, but if you think it's too late to get tickets, think again.
This year's special guests at NYCC, which runs through Sunday, include comic legend Stan Lee, SNL's Seth Meyers, and director Kevin Smith. The 3-day schedule is also packed with lots of panels, screenings, costume contests, autograph signings and comics vendors.
Most of the drama on ABC's Pan Am takes place in the sky but the show is actually filmed on the ground, in New York City.
Pan Am uses the famous Steiner Studios in Brooklyn as their home base where they've painstakingly recreated the interiors of a vintage 1960's Pan Am 707 jetliner. Set designers pulled parts for the set from California's Mojave Desert where old planes are retired, duplicated china and silverware used on flights in the '60s, and even borrowed a piece of the cockpit panel from an aviation museum.
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Our dearly beloved Conan O'Brien will be taping his show at The Beacon Theatre in NYC from 10/31-11/3 and he's looking for a studio audience (along with a ride from the airport).
Since Conan, which is usually filmed in Los Angeles, will only be in New York for a few days the demand for tickets is high, but it's not hopeless. Tickets are being issued through an online lottery.
This year's New York Comedy Festival line-up includes Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Peters, and Kathy Griffin who will all be performing around New York City between November 9th and 13th. If you want to be a part of the audience, you better act fast!
In total, the NYCF will feature 150 comedians at various venues around the city. For instance, Wanda Sykes Live will be held at Town Hall on November 10th at 7:30 pm. Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker will take place at Carnegie Hall on November 12th at 8:00 pm, and for the first time, Sarah Silverman will perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Gilman Opera House on November 12th at 8:00 pm.
Fashion Week draws celebs from around the world to New York City for the shows, parties and photo opportunities, but there are plenty of stars already in NYC working. Here's a look at who might be taking a break from filming (and who already has) to stop by the runway this week:
This year's New York Film Festival main slate features 27 films including George Clooney's The Descendants and My Week With Marilyn, which stars Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. Guess what? You can be part of the festival, if you're available later this month.
NYFF is currently looking for volunteers to do various jobs during the festival which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16 in New York City. Available positions include Red Carpet Volunteers who will escort talent prior to premieres, Still Photographers who will cover various events, and Special Events Assistants who will help out with galas and dinners.
You can apply to be a volunteer by registering at FilmLinc.com and filling out an online application.
NYFF will also host a Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, September 7, from 10 to 11:30am at the Furman Gallery, 165 W. 65th St in New York City. The meeting is open to the public and will provide more information about open positions and how to become a volunteer.
Tickets to Saturday Night Live have always been hard to get. Yes, you can take your chances in the stand-by line at 30 Rock, but the best way to get tickets is via SNL's ticket lottery.
To enter the lottery for the upcoming season all you need to do is send an email with all of your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31 (the lottery is only open during the month of August). If you are selected, you'll receive two tickets to a random show date. You can only enter once and must be at least 16 years old.
SNL returns for it's 37th season this fall with Alec Baldwin hosting the season the season premiere, which will also mark his 16th appearance on the show.