July 04, 2015

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

  • Punk never dies

    Subject:
    But how does Punk age?
    Author:
    Bethan Cole
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Narrative,
    2106 words
    Synopsis:
    If ‘punk never dies’, as the infamous slogan goes, then how does it age? The original punk generation of the late seventies are now well into their fifties with a potential arsenal of anti-ageing technology at their disposal. But how has the generation that stuck two fingers up at conformist beautification back in the seventies, adapted to the post-millennial beauty culture? Bethan Cole meets with a number of flamboyant punks like Pasha du Valentine, Michelle Brigandage and Zillah Minx to talk about ageing.
    Quote:
    Michelle Brigandage: “As a young punk rock feminist anarchist I always swore I’d get old disgracefully.”
  • Natalie Portman

    Subject:
    A Tale of Love and Darkness
    Author:
    Jason Adams
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    3002 words
    Synopsis:
    Natalie Portman is back with a slew of new films including her directorial debut ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’. Here she talks about her latest projects, including playing Jackie Kennedy, what it was like directing herself in a movie, the powerful subject matter of her debut and more...
    Quote:
    “We need to, of course, be aware of hatred, it exists and anti-Semitism exists, hatred exists in the world against all sorts of people, not in the same way and many, I don’t mean to make equivalencies, false equivalencies, but we need it to serve as something that makes us empathetic to people rather than paranoid.”
  • Salma Hayek

    Subject:
    Tale of Tales
    Author:
    Stephen Garrett
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Quotes,
    1233 words
    Synopsis:
    Salma Hayek talks about eating monster hearts, taking directions from a child and her growing role as a film producer.
    Quote:
    “At one point I have a great future ahead of me. My true greatest passion is directing, but I'm not in a hurry. So I have something really special to look forward to in my 60s."

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  • Tito Jackson

    Subject:
    debut solo album; solo tour
    Author:
    Kim Carr
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2769 words
    Synopsis:
    Tito Jackson is a member of one of the most legendary musical families in history. The Jackson 5 star has been a part of some of the biggest songs in history. And now he’s going solo. His solo debut album is scheduled for release in June and after decades in the shadows of his brother Michael, Tito he goes at it alone this summer.
    Quote:
    “It is important for me to give the fans me and that’s what I feel that I’ve done. I’ve waited a long time to do the proper album.”
  • Matt Bellamy - Muse

    Subject:
    Drones
    Author:
    Steffen Rueth
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2644 words
    Synopsis:
    Matt Bellamy on how his son likes to rock out to his music, how life is treating him since his split from fiancée Kate Hudson, the effect his parent’s divorce had on him as a teenager plus what we can expect from Muse’s new album Drones.
    Quote:
    “It’s an overall journey of loss of self and then rediscovery of self.”
  • Grammy winner Sam Smith

    Subject:
    Tour; Grammys; homosexuality & why he’s a feminist
    Author:
    Elio Iannacci
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1756 words
    Synopsis:
    Here the soul singer gives a hearty defense of Beyonce and discusses being a young gay man in the music industry.
    Quote:
    “I am a feminist because I grew up in a really untraditional way.”
  • Yorick van Wageningen

    Subject:
    Blackhat
    Author:
    Thierry Somers
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1993 words
    Synopsis:
    Yorick van Wageningen’s role in Michael Mann’s new film ‘Blackhat’ is minimal but it looms darkly over the entire film. He plays the head of a cyber-terrorist network hacking global computer networks. In this interview Van Wageningen talks about how Mann’s status as a big Hollywood director inspired his character, that being uncertain is the best way to approach a scene, the difference between working with David Fincher and Mann, and his interest in hacking and cyber-crime.
    Quote:
    “The Snowden affair and Sony are two prominent (cyber)cases that were reported, but what is scary is what has not been reported?”