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The Making of the Controversial Non-Dialogue Feature Film ‘Begotten’

Interview with Elias Merhige by Scott Essman Elias Merhige, born in 1964, grew up in Brooklyn, and went to school in Tenafly, New Jersey before attending film school at State University of New York at Purchase where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1987. Best known to mainstream audiences for …

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Jon Yang Focuses on Dreamlike Side of Noir Genre in ‘Echapper’

Second Place Award Recipient of the 2007 Annual Summer Shorts Competition Echapper won the second-place grand prize award of the 2007 Annual Summer Shorts Film and Video Awards. Through masterful editing, cuts and fades, and stylish lighting, UK-based filmmaker Jon Yang focuses on the dreamlike side of the noir genre …

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Madame Tutli-Putli’s Journey to the Red Carpet

Lavis and Szczerbowski Bring Human Emotion to Stop-Motion Puppets in Their 2008 Academy Award-Nominated Film by Mary Ann Skweres Bringing human emotion and expressiveness to stop-motion puppets was the most important creative issue that directors Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski faced as they formulated ideas for what has become their …

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Cindy Chupack Discusses Challenges as a TV Writer

by Camille Haimet Cindy Chupack is an Emmy-winning screenwriter, author, and executive producer. Though her essays have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and she has completed a number of under-the-radar feature scripts, Ms. Chupack is most widely known for her work …

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