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Interview With Writer Ken LaZebnik

In author interview, directors, essays, film, nonfiction, plays, TV, writing on May 31, 2014 at 11:37 am
Ken LaZebnik. Photo courtesy of the author.

Ken LaZebnik. Photo courtesy of the author.

An introduction to Ken LaZebnik, author of Hollywood Digs (Kelly’s Cove Press, 2014), a book of essays. LaZebnik writes for television, film, and the theater.  His work includes collaborating with Garrison Keillor on Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion, many years of writing for hour-long television dramas, and ten plays. LaZebnik wrote the film Thomas Kinkades Christmas Cottage, which featured Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden, and was directed by Michael Campus. For television, he has written on series as varied as Touched By An AngelArmy Wives, When Calls The HeartProvidence, and Star Trek: Enterprise.   Read the rest of this entry »


Interview With Writer & Filmmaker Mariano Bartolomeu

In directors, film, writing on January 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm


Mariano Bartolomeu

Mariano Bartolomeu. Photo by Marissa Bell Toffoli (2010).

An introduction to the Angolan filmmaker Mariano Bartolomeu. Originally from Angola’s capitol city, Luanda, Bartolomeu has lived in a handful of different countries and now resides in the United States. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and he is a Fulbright alumni. His short films have been selected and screened at a variety of international film festivals, and his documentary “The Sun Still Shines” (1995), made for French TV Channel La Sept-Arte, won Best Documentary and the Fipresci Award at the Milan International Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer & Filmmaker Matthew Gustafson

In directors, editors, film, writing on July 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Matthew Gustafson self-portrait (2008)

An introduction to writer and filmmaker Matthew Gustafson, who recently wrote, directed, and edited the short film Pull. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writers & Indie Filmmakers Logan & Noah Miller

In books, directors, editors, film, memoir, nonfiction, writing on April 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Logan & Noah Miller

Logan & Noah Miller. Photo by Marissa Bell Toffoli (2010).

An introduction to the brothers who wrote the book Either You’re In Or You’re In the Way about writing, directing, editing, and starring in the independent film Touching Home. Read the full interview with Logan & Noah Miller on (First published on in April 2010.) Read the rest of this entry »

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