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Combining their respective international multimedia companies, Nathalie Guetermann and Nicholas Snow from Hollywood have teamed up and launched a new video series, "Nathalie & Nicholas", their slogan, "Bringing LIFE to LIFESTYLE!"
Production: Bryan Hall (camera), Nathalie Guetermann/Lifestyle TV & Media Productions Co. Ltd, Nicholas Snow
The spectacular festival, co-hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Federation of National Film Associations of Thailand, delivered more than 80 exciting films, glamorous red-carpet events and numerous occasions to chat with famous directors, writers and actors from Hollywood and other parts of the world. Over the last few years the festival has attracted many of cinemas biggest names. Luminaries such as Thailand regular Oliver Stone (who previously filmed 'Alexander' here), Michael Douglas , British actor Christopher Lee, and Jean Claude van Damme, to name just a few, have all been recent guests. In 2006, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Ubol Rattana presented French actress Catherine Deneuve with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year, James (Jim) Belushi, Gary Daniels and Josef (Joe) Cannon pretty much headed up the list of the familiar but there were also some hot new talent dropping in on Bangkok to take part in the festival. Olivia Thirlby (« The Secret »), Scout Taylor Compton (« Halloween »), Kyle Gallner (« Haunting in Connecticut ») and Sung Kang (« Live free or die hard ») are all rising young stars with big futures ahead.
We were interviewing Rachel Nichols, fresh from G.I.Joe and Star Treck (What I love most about Thailand? Green Curry...), film producer Tom Waller who is in post-production with The Prince and Me 4 (Thailand has touted itself as an ideal film location with varied locations and great value for money) and action star Gary Daniels, a real-life kick-boxing champion (I am a Bruce Lee devotee and I come to Thailand regularly to train Muay Thai). With more than 50 movies under his belt as both an actor and producer, he has worked with many of the biggest stars of the genre. Coming up in 2010: The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone.
Jim Belushi has been working in film and television since 1977 and is best known for his roles in Salvador (directed by Oliver Stone) and Red Heat (co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his own long running TV comedy show 'According to Jim'. It was his first visit to Thailand and he seemed to particularly enjoy the Thai Night and the spectacular show at Siam Niramit Theatre.
During the whole week I was mainly hanging out with Josef Cannon, a veteran of films like, Wildcats, Star Trek, Crime Scene Investigation and the popular TV-Series Las Vegas. Together with his actor-friends Adam Karst (former Sky marshal in the Israeli Army) and Joshi Haas (top model from Germany) he’s actually starring in the latest Jean Claude Van Damme opus ‘The Eagle Path’ (http://www.cannonkarst.com)
Other glitzy, by-invitation-only events included the Opening Gala, Director's Night, and Hollywood Night. Highlight was the Royal Reception and 'Golden Kinnaree Awards' & Closing Ceremony on September 30, hosted by HRH Princess Ubol Ratana. She looked stunning in her signal red ball gown and bejeweled earrings - every inch a fairy tale princess.
See more photos of the event on my Lifestyle News Blog on this website:
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