May 27, 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

  • 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?”
  • Joaquin Phoenix

    Subject:
    Inherent Vice
    Author:
    Charlie Schmidlin
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Narrative,
    1233 words
    Synopsis:
    Joaquin Phoenix talks about Inherent Vice, deleted scenes, keeping his characters malleable, and his signature dukes-up knockout.
    Quote:
    “I'm like the kid that crams for a test and never remembers anything.”

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  • James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

    Subject:
    The Interview
    Author:
    Steven Weintraub
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    2832 words
    Synopsis:
    Seth Rogen and James Franco canceled all upcoming public appearances after Sony’s decision to scrap The Interview’s theatrical release. Nonetheless, here’s a very nice Q&A with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. On the set of The Interview, still unaware of the threats that were to come, they talk about the making of the movie, real-life inspiration, improvisation, Franco’s Instagram, and more.
    Quote:
    JAMES FRANCO: “I know these guys have the best taste and they are the best comedic filmmakers around, so you’ve got to just try it.”
  • Christoph Waltz

    Subject:
    Horrible Bosses 2; Big Eyes; Tarzan
    Author:
    Steven Weintraub
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1325 words
    Synopsis:
    Christoph Waltz talks about how he got involved in the project, how he prepares for a role and if he does anything different for a comedy, if his process has changed over his career, what it was like working with Tim Burton on Big Eyes, collaborating with director David Yates on Tarzan, and a lot more.
    Quote:
    “I’m just an actor. I’m used to being ordered around.“
  • 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.”