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Interview with Will Scheffer : HBO’s 'Getting on' Co-Creator, Co-Executive, Producer and Writer

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • January 2, 2014 11:30 AM
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Will Scheffer speaks candidly with Susan Kouguell about the Getting On series, adapting material, collaborations, and more.

When Are Films Political? When They Involve Lebanon and Israel

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 22, 2013 1:30 PM
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One of the most interesting U.S. Distributors these days is Cohen Media Group. Its films are daring and interesting, ranging from documentaries like Chasing Madoff and Frozen River to multi-award winning Spanish film Blancanieves. Later this month it will release the daring film The Attack based on the best selling novel by renowned Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra.

ISA of the Day: Memento and We Are What We Are

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 21, 2013 1:00 PM
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I want to put a spotlight on what to look forward to next Sundance (and Berlin) as an example of long lasting effects of filmmakers/ actors/ buyers and sellers.

LatinoBuzz: The Winners of the 3rd Annual Cinema Tropical Awards Are...

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 23, 2013 9:30 AM
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The winners of the 3rd Annual Cinema Tropical AWARDS will be announced on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at a special event at the New York Times headquarters in New York City.

Mitchell Block Direct: Vol. I Issue 4: Alex Gibney, Paperman, and The Academy Awards Animation Shorts Nominations

  • By Mitchell Block
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  • January 3, 2013 9:30 AM
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Mitchell Block examines Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, Paperman, and the 85th Academy Awards Animation Shorts nominations.

Domestic Film Distribution 101

  • By Mark Litwak
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  • December 10, 2012 9:30 AM
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When it comes to film distribution, "Domestic" is usually defined as the U.S. and Canada, as well as their possessions, territories, commonwealths, protectorates and trusteeships. However, many domestic deals also encompass the Bahamas, Bermuda, Saba Island, St. Eustatius Island, St. Kitts Island and St. Maarten Island. These are not affiliated with either the U.S. or Canada. So why are they considered part of the Domestic territory?

LatinoBuzz: An Interview with Lemon Andersen

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • October 3, 2012 7:30 AM
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Sit down, Lemon Andersen ‘got a story to tell. He grew up in Brooklyn by the ten crack commandments. After both parents succumbing to Aids through their addictions, he took the improbable journey from Rikers to reading his first poem at El Puente Community Center to Broadway earning himself a Tony Award. Or as Lemon simply puts it, he took those lemons and made “the best goddamn lemonade!”

LatinoBuzz: Interview with Actor Jorge Diaz

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • September 5, 2012 8:03 PM
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He was recently in New York to attend the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival for the world premiere of 'Love, Concord' directed by Gustavo Guardado, in which he plays the lead role of Gerry, a class clown who meets Melinda (played charmingly by Angelina Leon), a pretty Latina bookworm and his world is flipped upside down in this sweet funny story that is the first feature set in Concord, California. Jorge's charm, sweetness and inappropriate humor proves he has something for everyone. LatinoBuzz caught up with him!

LatinoBuzz: The New York International Latino Film Festival Honors Its Own At Awards Ceremony

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • August 30, 2012 1:47 AM
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The New York International Latino Film Festival ended its festivities by honoring various films at an Awards Ceremony last week. Prizes were handed out for Best Domestic Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

Outfest 2012 Award Winner 30th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 25, 2012 4:15 PM
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Outfest 2012, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media, has announced the award winners of its 30th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

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