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  • 00:33

    Making Documentaries

    in Film

    Interview with Alan Austin
    Topics of conversation:
    Making Documentaries Experience reporting in Vietnam The Shakespeare Mystery Researching Crime Stories Experience interviewing death row prisoners The Cottage Alan K. Austin
    iUniverse (2011)
    ISBN 9781462068708
    Reviewed by Joseph Yurt for Reader Views (6/12)

    Read the review on ReaderViews.com


  • 01:10

    Cinema in Noir - Colorism, the Aaliyah Biopic, & the Best Music Documentaries

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. In the latest edition we discuss the casting of Zendaya in the Lifetime Aaliyah biopic and claims of colorism.  We will also countdow our favorite music documentaries.  Lastly, we will discuss the upcoming season of True Blood. 

  • 01:01

    Hollywood Legends: Up Close and Personal

    in Movies

    Joan Kramer and David Heeley drop by to discuss In the Company of Legends, their behind-the-scenes book about the marvelous movie star documentaries they've worked on together. Starting with their award-winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Kramer and Heeley produced film portraits of the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends including Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Judy Garland and Humphrey Bogart, This dynamic duo established a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. This interview is a must-hear for true movie addicts everywhere!  


    Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, calls In the Company of Legends one of the best reasons ever for curling up with a book, and talk show host Dick Cavett says the Kramer/Heeley memoir was so hard to put down that he ate with one hand while reading it. Osborne goes on to praise the book because it’s about dazzling personalities told by people who actually knew the celebrities they write about, worked with them and, further, socialized with them, aware of their foibles and strengths from first-hand knowledge, not hearsay.


    Among the Kramer and Heeley documentaries are: Katharine Hepburn: All About Me; Bacall on Bogart; The John Garfield Story; The Adventures of Errol Flynn; The Spencer Tracey Legacy; James Stewart: A Wonderful Life; Fonda on Fonda; Fred Astaire: Puttin’ on His Top Hat; Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance.

  • 01:47

    Holly Stephey & Ed Donovan , Cops Helping Cops & The Shattered Badge!

    in Entertainment

    Ed Donovan pioneered the first peer counseling program for Law Enforcement Officers in the World, the Boston Police Stress Program. Ed Donovan is a retired 32 year veteran Boston Police Officer who has produced, directed and appeared in documentaries and talk shows for over twenty years, including, including Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue, 20/20 and 60 Minutes. After retiring he moved to Florida and immediately got involved in Film and Television. He has acted in over 50 Independent Films in the past 20 years and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.In 2009 at the Crystal Reel Awards Ed received the Best Supporting Actor Award in a Feature Film for his role in Acts of Mercy written and directed by Laura Lopez also starring Aleksa Palladino who appeared in Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Once a year, the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (FMPTA) awards an Annual Trophy to someone outstanding in the entertainment industry. In 2010 Ed was the recipient of the R. John Hugh Award, as the Editor of Infocus Magazine.for the hard work he does in promoting film and television in Florida.In 2013 Ed he received the Visionary Award at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival for his promoting Film and Television in the State of Florida.He has spent the last 15 years as the Editor of Focus In newspaper and now In Focus Magazine, Florida’s Film, Television and the Arts Industry Magazine. As a police officer, he was the Founder and Director of the Boston Police Stress Program "Cops Helping Cops," which offered the first peer-counseling program for police in the world. His life story was shared in a book, "The Shattered Badge, Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop," by Bill Kankewitt.Donovan has found a way to live a life that makes a difference to others. By sharing the truth and pursuing his dreams of acting, he continues to remind people they are not alone.

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews filmmaker Brian Belefant!

    in Paranormal

    A long time ago, I was a copywriter.  I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards.  And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do. 


    Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher". 

  • 00:31

    Documentaries Continue to Fail Us. From Food Inc to Fed Up - No Solution Offered

    in Weight Loss

    It seems there's a new documentary addressing the growing concerns of obesity and poor health for adults and your youth. The documentary gets released and people talk about it and agree with the claims, but still obesity rates continue to climb with kids and adults. WHY? Simply put, none of these documentaries are providing a solution. They're basically adding to the propaganda and cashing in on the interest to undercover the truth for why we are gaining weight and finding it difficult to lose it. In this show Robert Ferguson tells you about his upcoming documentary and sheds light on the reasons behind why these documentaries continue to fail.

  • 00:45

    Greg O’Brien - author of On Pluto - Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

    in Women

     


    Greg O’Brien has more than 35 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, investigative reporter, and publisher. Over the years, he has contributed to, among other publications, the Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Arizona Republic, Boston Herald American, Boston Metro, New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Providence Journal, Cape Cod Times, Boston Irish Reporter, and Boston Magazine, where he was senior writer. He is former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and Register newspapers, former editor of Cape Cod Life, and was a founding managing director of Community Newspaper Company in Boston. He is the editor/author of several books, has published 17 books by other writers through his publishing affiliate Codfish Press, has written/produced documentaries, and has been a scriptwriter. O’Brien is the editor and president of Stony Brook Group located on Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, through which he runs local, regional, and national political and corporate communication strategy campaigns. He now blogs for Huffington Post and Psychology Today. He and his wife Mary Catherine have three children: Brendan, Colleen, and Conor. 


     

  • 02:32

    Foods that heal! Consuming Kids & Manufacturing Consent Documentaries

    in News

    Tonight on Crush Radio:


    Foods that heal. What foods should you be eating to optimize your health?


    Media analysis: The reality behind the current events of the new year.


    Documentary Review:
    -Consuming Kids
    -Manufacturing Consent 


    Book Review: Water Cures, Mind Programming


    And what is Resident Consumer?

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews writer/dir/prod Richard Brandes!

    in Paranormal

    Richard Brandes is an accomplished writer, director, and producer of over two dozen
    feature films. His extensive list of credits also includes documentaries, commercials, reality
    television, and music videos. Richard’s films have been released through such well known
    international companies as Alliance/Atlantis, Screen Gems, Sony, HBO, CBS, NBC/
    Universal, and Lionsgate, to name just a few.
    Feature film credits include the suspenseful horror hit, “Penny Dreadful”, starring Rachel
    Miner and Mimi Rogers. Written, directed, and produced by Richard, “Penny Dreadful”
    won the Best Cinematography award at Shriekfest 2006, was released theatrically across
    the US.
    Richard also wrote, directed, and produced the SyFy Channel Premiere hit, “Out For
    Blood”, starring Kevin Dillon and Lance Henriksen. Other notable accomplishments in
    feature films include “Dead Cold”, “The Killing Grounds”, “The Fear”, “Cruel and
    Unusual”, “The Nurse”, and the hit HBO World Premiere Movie franchise “Devil In The
    Flesh 1 and 2” starring Rose McGowan and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. During their run on HBO
    the “Devil In The Flesh” franchise had the distinction of garnering the most viewers of any
    films in HBO’s history and they continue to enjoy a popular status worldwide.
    His most recent feature film is the family film, “Ugly Benny”, an uplifting, feel good
    “Disney” type of tale. Richard wrote, directed, and produced the
    film. The film will be released this July. 
    Richard will be returning to his thriller and horror roots later this year with a film he is
    currently casting that he describes as being very much in the vein of “The Hitcher".

  • 02:00

    Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio Presents: Todd and Diane Neiss

    in Paranormal

    In continuing the series for the North American Sasquatch Researcher, Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio is excited to bring you a husband-wife duo, Todd and Diane Neiss.


    Eyewitness turned researcher, Todd Neiss is an Active Duty Staff Sergeant in the Oregon Army National Guard; and a veteran of the Iraq War.  He founded the “American Primate Foundation” in 1998.  Actively researching these elusive creatures for over two decades, Neiss has been the subject of many television shows and documentaries and has been a featured speaker at numerous Bigfoot conferences across the U.S. and Canada.  He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Grantham University.


    Diane Stocking Neiss is currently employed by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and founded “Stocking Hominid Research” in 2007.  She too has given lectures at various conferences as well as appeared on television. Diane became interested in Bigfoot at a very young age and went on to conduct research in the Southeastern United States as far back as 1974.  She co-authored the cryptozoological book “Elementum Bestia” in 2007. After visiting the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s, Stocking ultimately moved to Oregon, where she continues her research with her husband Todd.  Diane holds an Associate of Science degree in Forestry from Lake City Forestry College in Florida.


    Todd & Diane Neiss live aboard a 42-foot motor yacht christened “Jadoo Shikari” (Hindu for “Mystery Hunter”) in Portland Oregon.  Upon retiring, they plan to utilize the yacht as a research vessel; exploring the numerous wilderness inlets along the British Columbian coastline in search of Bigfoot.  Equipped with a mast mounted remote-controlled FLIR camera, they intend to explore intercostal islands and scour their shorelines and interior for any evidence of these elusive creatures.

  • 00:57

    The Star Chamber Show #46 featuring Amy McCorkle!!

    in Books

    This Wednesday at 9pm EST. we welcome bestselling and award-winning author and filmmaker Amy McCorkle into the Star Chamber!  It's going to be a great night visiting with one of Louisville's rising talents in the literary and moviemaking worlds!  We will be talking books, conventions, documentaries and much more, including her amazing Letters to Daniel project that is now becoming the foundation of a live theater event! 


    So join us Wednesday for our latest adventure in the Star Chamber! 


    About Amy: Kate Lynd/Amy McCorkle and is 3 time Amazon bestselling, award winning author, screenwriter, and blogger. 2nd place finisher in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Poll for Best Romance Short Story for No Ordinary Love. She was a 2012 Top Ten Finisher Preditors & Editors for both GLADIATOR and Another Way to Die. Winner of the 2013 Fright Night Film Festival for Best Sci-Fi Screenplay Bounty Hunter. She also writes as Amy McCorkle. Her books include Another Way to Die, a 2012 Moondance International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, 2013 Moondance International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, Gemini’s War, GLADIATOR , Bounty Hunter, Set Fire to the Rain, ORACLE(the sequel to GLADIATOR), and her memoir, Letters to Daniel.


    You can connect with Amy online at: 


    http://amylmccorklekentuckyauthor.webs.com


    http://creative-chatter.blogspot.com


    http://letters-todaniel.blogspot.com


    http://twitter.com/kate_lynd


    https://www.facebook.com/amy.l.mccorkle


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-McCorkle/173811662670780