November 21, 2014

International Feature Agency Amsterdam

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IFA offers fresh features and up to date interviews. We specialise in music, film, and other entertainment interviews, but also carry features on topics ranging from lifestyle to travel and current affairs. On these pages please find a selection of what we have to offer. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for anything specific.

New Features

  • Jonathan Powell - Talking to Terrorists

    Subject:
    How To End Armed Conflicts; How to deal with IS
    Author:
    JP O’Malley
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2280 words
    Synopsis:
    British diplomat Jonathan Powell served as the first ever Downing Street Chief of Staff, from 1997 to 2007. During this period he was the man who eventually negotiated a peace agreement that lasts to this day. JP O’Malley met with Powell for over an hour at his office in Westminster to talk about the complicated process of trying to decipher written statements by the IRA Army Council when negotiating for peace in Northern Ireland, why the British government will have to, at some stage, talk to representatives of Isis, and why extremist parties are often the easiest ones to negotiate a peace deal with.
    Quote:
    “Every time there is a new terrorist group [the west] says we are going to defeat them, but never does. We say we will contain them by military means. In the end though, there will have to be talks if they have political support. And it looks that extreme Islam— in the form of Al-Qaeda and Isis— has that political support. So at some stage we will have to talk to them.”
  • Marianne Faithful

    Subject:
    Give My Love To London (OUT OCT. 7); world tour; Marianne Faithfull: A Life On Record
    Author:
    Andy Welch
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2338 words
    Synopsis:
    It could never be said Marianne Faithfull isn't a survivor. The excesses of the 1960s, heroin addiction, homelessness, cancer and the broken back she sustained in 2013 haven't been able to stop her. More recently, she fractured her hip while on holiday in Greece, and while that has slowed her down a little Faithfull carries on regardless, always putting her music first. Here she talks about her new album, collaborations, why she hates London, her injuries, e-cigarettes, how her voice changed, fifty years of touring and more...
    Quote:
    “As soon as all this is released, and my hip's sorted, I would like to become gentle again.”
  • Eve Hewson

    Subject:
    The Knick
    Author:
    Christina Radish
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2637 words
    Synopsis:
    Daughter of U2's Bono, Eve Hewson talks about drama series The Knick, what led her down a path to acting, the gory surgery scenes, what it’s like to have someone like Steven Soderbergh directing every episode, and her love of E.T..
    Quote:
    “It’s the first big thing I’ve really done. My first job out of college was working with Steven Soderbergh. I was telling my acting teachers, “I did it, you guys!””

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  • Jack O’Connell

    Subject:
    Unbroken
    Author:
    Eric Kohn
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1479 words
    Synopsis:
    At 23, Jack O’Connell has been a mainstay in British cinema for close to a decade, but he's about to break out in a big way. Meet the unknown actor Angelina Jolie cast as her leading man in her latest directing effort Unbroken.
    Quote:
    “It was definitely an uphill battle trying to get myself the recognition.”
  • Chloë Grace Moretz

    Subject:
    If I Stay
    Author:
    Christina Radish
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1474 words
    Synopsis:
    Chloë Grace Moretz talks about ‘If I Stay’, why she finds herself drawn to dark and damaged characters, how much she had to practice the cello to look believable, how she deals with long distance relationships in her own life, her feelings on life after death, and working with Stacy Keach.
    Quote:
    “I’m still fighting the boundary of how old I can be or how young I can be, or how they want me to be something that I’m not.”
  • Woody Allen

    Subject:
    Magic in the Moonlight
    Author:
    Nigel M Smith
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1395 words
    Synopsis:
    Woody Allen on his new movie ‘Magic in the Moonlight' and what's wrong with the younger generation.
    Quote:
    "I think that's nonsense that one generation would be dumber than another generation."
  • Matthew McConaughey

    Subject:
    Interstellar; True Detective
    Author:
    Paul Sheehan
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2478 words
    Synopsis:
    Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey talks about his new blockbuster film, the sci-fi epic “Interstellar”, his first TV series “True Detective”, which could well win him an Emmy this summer and his happy home life.
    Quote:
    “Who could say no to working with Chris Nolan? He is a genius, pure and simple. Every one of his movies is a pleasure to watch. I couldn't believe I was going to get to be in one.”