Author Archives: Lia Fietz

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Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, earns her living as a hotel maid in Dortmund, but dreams of owning her own hair salon. She puts money aside each month, but when she is fired without notice, her dream seems out of reach. Without work and under financial pressure, she finds herself forced to look for other

Dispatches From NYWIFT 37th Annual Muse Awards Honoring Women In Film, Television & Media

The New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had it’s 37th annual Muse Awards gala luncheon on Thursday, December 8 at the Hilton hotel in New York City, to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women for their achievements, talent and vision in the entertainment industry. NYWIFT has supported and empowered women working in the show business

Dispatches From The 2016 American Film Market

The 2016 American Film Market closed its 37th edition Wednesday, November 9. During 8 days of an extensive global market, the AFM wraps its 37th edition, with a total of 9,255 films. Attendees were hosted nightly to Carousel Cocktails at sunset on the historic Santa Monica pier, providing a unique and memorable experience to connect and relax at

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37th Edition Of The AFM Is Now Open

On November 2nd, 8,000+ film industry professionals, 400+ distributors, and 1,000+ production companies from around the world arrived in Santa Monica for one week of deal-making, meetings, screenings, networking receptions and conferences.   Indiewood makes it’s presence in one of the major film trade shows around the globe to cover it all. Founded in 1981, the

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Robert Scott Wildes (Poor Boy)

Set in the desert on the outskirts of town, Romeo and Samson Griggs are two reckless, misfit brothers who live on a battered houseboat. Left without any other family to speak of, these two desperately lack both intuition and direction. They survive by constantly hustling, gambling and thieving other small-time crooks in their neighborhood. Nothing

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TFF 2016 Review: Strike A Pose

Tribeca Film Festival is a well-known landscape for documentaries. This year is no exception with another powerful slate of selections. One documentary that caught our eye was Strike A Pose. We all know the iconic Madonna’s blonde ambition world tour and its polemical documentary, 1991’s Truth or Dare. But, who are the back-up dancers that

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