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  • Creating “Vampirina”: An Interview With Executive Producer Chris Nee

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    By: Marjorie Galas Chris Nee was familiar with the “Vampirina” book series when Disney Junior approached her about developing a show based on the character.  The Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy Award winning executive producer who’s the mind behind the network’s popular “Doc McStuffins” (for which Nee has three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations from 2015-17) was…

     

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  • Making Syria’s “Little Gandhi”: Writer/Director/Producer Sam Kadi Discusses His Production Process

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    By: Marjorie Galas Ghiyath Matar sensed his life may be cut short.  The 24 year old tailor had been following in the footsteps of his idols: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., peacefully opposing the war that raged in Syria.  In an effort to establish peace, Matar would pass out flowers to soldiers in…

     

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  • Emmy-Nominated Tituss Burgess On Theater, Film And “The Preacher’s Wife”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Netflix hosted a special Emmy FYC event honoring “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” nominee Tituss Burgess on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at Hollywood’s Sayer’s Club Celebrating. Humbled and honored by his third consecutive nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Burgess engaged in a one-on-one discussion with actress Yvette Nicole…

     

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  • Damon Lindelof Leads “Twin Peaks” Panel At Comic Con 2017

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Sporting a graphic t-shirt that read “Damn Fine Coffee”, Damon Lindelof kicked off Showtime’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” panel at Comic Con by recalling his introduction to the series in 1990.  The writer/producer/creator behind numerous films and TV series including “Lost” and “The Leftovers” was a 16-year-old “geeky misfit” who found solace…

     

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  • Damien Chazelle Shares Thoughts On Good Producing At Produced By 2017

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Damien Chazelle shared a revealing truth about “La La Land” during a conversation with John Wells and hundreds of producers attending the 2017 Produced By Conference.  In the middle of the Fox Lot, perched on the Zanuck Theater’s stage the 2017 Oscar-winning director told the principle at John Wells Productions (“Shameless”, “The…

     

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  • New York Home To “Law And Order”- A Twenty Year Production

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    Each fall, new television series are introduced to the viewing public.  Some will succeed, and go on to last several seasons.  Many others will fail, folding before a full season airs.  “Law and Order” has not only defied the odds by reaching its 20th season this year, it’s also spawned a number of spin-off series.  Executive…

     

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  • The PGA’s Produced By Conference

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    By: Marjorie Galas When it came to producing a three day conference complete with two mixers and an award presentation, the Producers Guild of America did not disappoint.   The Produced By Conference kicked off its weekend program June 5th at the Paramount Studios Lot with a cocktail social.   The following two days, 900+ registered…

     

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  • Wendy Kram and L.A. For Hire

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     At a time when many businesses fear their end is near, veteran film and television producer Wendy Kram has begun a new venture.  Recognizing a deficit where entertainment companies are forced to downsize due to the economy, Kram decided to turn the negative into a positive. Who is Wendy Kram?  Kram’s interest in production began…

     

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  • Star Trek: Boldly Going Where Some Men Have Gone Before

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    In the early 60s, writer/producer Gene Roddenberry proposed a television series modeled after “Gulliver’s Travels.”  Marketed as a “western in space,” each episode was intended as both an action/suspense story as well as a morality parable.  On September 8, 1966, “Star Trek,” the embodiment of Roddenberry’s vision, first aired. Roddenberry and the series writers were…

     

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