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Dutch media entrepreneur Erwin Blom

Dutch media entrepreneur and journalist Erwin Blom started the publisher-cum-platform, Fast Moving Targets. His most recent book is, The Realtime Revolution: How Twitter (Almost) Changes Everything.

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European Film Promotion screens 13 Oscar contenders 2010 November 3-10 in Beverly Hills

Academy Award contenders from 13 European countries will be screened in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) for Academy members, film professionals, and American Film Market (AFM) attendees. The industry screenings — which are hosted by European Film Promotion — will run from 2010 November 3 to November 10, coinciding with the AFM. Cinema Minima’s guide to the screenings includes the complete schedule, and is indexed by country and by title.

Lola Kenya Screen trains 86 children as filmmakers; shows 1,200 Films

Since 2006, Lola Kenya Screen — East Africa’s premier audiovisual media platform for children and youth — has showcased more than 1,200 films from 71 nations, representing all six continents in various genres, formats and lengths. Lola Kenya Screen has added to eastern Africa’s creative and cultural spectrum — 31 child filmmakers, 14 journalists, 13 film judges, 7 MCs, 15 producers of television drama for children and youth, and 6 producers of documentary films for children and youth.