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Segment 13:  Now in its 4th season Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, WI has been building a solid reputation as the type of place where both filmmakers and movie fans alike can gather, mingle and watch...

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Segment 12:  Melissa DeMonico-Tapia has a lot of fun in her position as Director of Sales for Fairplex So Cal in Pomona, CA.  Perhaps best known as the Event and Entertainment Center that hosts the...

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Segment 11:  Big Bear Lake International Film Festival offers one of the most beautiful locations for a destination film festival, as well as being a highly respected event in the filmmaking community.  John Donovan and...

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010 Gabe Wardell Talks Docs at the IFFS

December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Segment 8: When thinking about film festivals one of the most recognizable names connected with them belongs to Gabe Wardell.  The former Executive Director of the Atlanta Film Festival recently started his own consulting firm Atlanta Film Forum with...

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Segment 6: After 35 years in the film business Sydney Levine is a knowledgable woman with wonderful insights about the world of moviemaking.  From her position as the first woman in International Film Distribution for 20th Century...

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005 For Ira Deutchman The Picture Keeps Emerging

December 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

 Segment 3:  When it comes to independent film one name that is bound to come up is Ira Deutchman, who has been making, marketing and distributing movies since 1975.   John Donovan and I sat down...

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Segment 2: At this year’s IFFS Sita Kaulesar Sukul was both a Speaker and a Sponsor participating in a presentation on the Education Track “Conceptualizing Film Festival Operation” and manning the booth for Brown Paper...

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The first time I heard of Angelo Bell was on Twitter.  I read a couple of his tweets about writing screenplays and wanted to know more.  Here was a filmmaker with wit and wisdom who...

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Last June I had the pleasure of meeting Canadian Filmmaker Heath Tait at the Las Vegas Film Festival when he came to accept an award for his autobiographical documentary “Vancouver Vagabond”.  He impressed me then...

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Here is the second part of a Q&A with Filmmaker Val Lauren, who  was the first recipient of Openfilm’s Get It Made Competition.  Val won the grand prize for his short “HELP”, about a son desperate to...

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