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Filmmaker Interview: Nick Broomfield (Tales Of The Grim Sleeper)

Filmmaker Interview: Nick Broomfield (Tales Of The Grim Sleeper)

On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” murders, which took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. His arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work, but the accidental result of a computer DNA match linking him to a possible 20 victims. TALES

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Interviews: David Heilbroner & Kate Davis (Directors – ‘The Newburgh Sting’)

Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four men

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Elizabeth Swados (Co Director – ‘My Depression: The Up and Down and Up Of It’)

HBO’s ‘MY DEPRESSION: THE UP AND DOWN AND UP OF IT’ is the engaging personal journey of acclaimed theater director/composer Elizabeth Swados‘ decades-long struggle with depression. Poignant yet humorous, this animated short film takes an often-misunderstood condition and brings greater clarity to it, illuminating the symptoms, emotions and side effects associated with depression. From masking

The 1st Annual Urban Action Showcase Comes to NYC – November 8 & 9, 2013

The Urban Action Showcase is a 3-day Independent Action Showcase and Film Festival premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice of fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters, not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have

Interview: Lana Wilson & Martha Shane (Filmmakers) and Dr. Susan Robinson (Doc. Subject) – ‘AFTER TILLER’

Right now there are only four doctors in America who perform third trimester abortions and they happen to be the subjects of the documentary ‘After Tiller‘, a fascinating and humanizing look at a polarizing issue. Directed by filmmakers Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, ‘After Tiller’ refers to life after George Tiller, a late term abortion physician

Disrupting Power Structures, Building Audiences & More – Notes from IFP Indie Film Week Day 2

HBO Documentary Films were sponsors of the second day at the 2013 IFP Independent Film Week, being held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a full program described as “The Truth About Non-Fiction“.  This day, specifically geared toward the modern state of independent documentary production, featured a variety of panels, speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.