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The Business of Film: Agent & Entertainment Lawyer Eric Weissmann

Eric Weissmann is a founding and senior partner for the Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall LLP's entertainment department; he represents actors, directors, producers and financiers. Weissmann has extensive international entertainment experience and has represented the New South Wales (Australia) government film industry, the studio owned by the then-government of Yugoslavia, and a branch of Gozkino- the Ministry of Film of the USSR.
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2016
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Scriptwriter for TV & Film: Michael Kang

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Michael Kang, a Korean-American writer and director. His film, The Motel, won the Humanitas Prize at the Sundance Film festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
Online
2016
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Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Cuong LeNguyen

Cuong Lenguyen was the cinematographer, producer, and director for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, co-producing and editing the series, Claro! English for Parents. LeNguyen is Senior Motion Graphics Designer at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C. creating commercials, PSAs, and high-end videos for a wide range of commercial, non-profit, and government organizations (Animal Planet, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).
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2016
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The Business of Film: Producer Barry R. Sisson

Videographer Award of Distinction recipient Barry R. Sisson, businessman turned filmmaker, is the President of Virginia based independent Cavalier Films. His aim is to merge his business principles with independent film production. His first film project, The Station Agent, won the coveted Audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Miramax Films. Sisson's second film is Familiar Strangers.
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2016
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Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Christian D'Andrea

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Christian D'Andrea, a documentary television producer whose credits include HALO: Freefall Warriors and Searching for God in Iraq. He co-developed an energy bar for soldiers and civilians called SoldierFuel. Topics include D'Andrea's background, working in a talent agency, producing military documentaries, and advice for students. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
Online
2016
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The Business of Film: Executives Eric Espejo With Tanner Cooley

Eric Espejo is the Vice President of the Virginia based 19th & Wilson, Inc. and the director, producer and writer for TechFellas, Love Story of Henry and Carol, and Ghosts Don't Exist. With a background in sports, Ghosts Don't Exist, marks Tanner Cooley's first credits as a filmmaker and producer.
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2016
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Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Aviva Kempner

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Aviva Kempner, a long-time documentary filmmaker whose works cover a broad range of issues, such as homelessness, civil rights, and the Holocaust. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is one of her most noted works. The film won many awards, including the Peabody Award and awards from the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Kempner is also the founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Ciesla Foundation, dedicated to producing and distributing films to educate the public on social issues of the past and present. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
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2016
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Scriptwriter for TV: Aaron Peters

In this video, Rick Davis interviews comedy script writer and producer Aaron Peters. Peters wrote, consulted on, or produced over 150 episodes of broadcasted television, including Fox's The Simple Life; CBS' My Big, Fat Greek Life; NBC's Just Shoot Me; and MTV's The Tom Green Show and The Andy Dick Show. Covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, this program is designed to teach students what it takes to make it in the business.
Online
2016
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National Geographic Filmmaker: Cinematographer Dennis Boni

Dennis Boni is an award-winning cinematographer who has worked on projects such as the PBS series Journey to Planet Earth. A Steadicam operator for over 20 years, Boni was one of the few cinematographers handpicked to be trained by Garret Brown, inventor of the Steadicam. He was nominated for National Emmy Awards, for his DP/Steadicam work on the Smithsonian project, Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25, and for Koppel Group's, Peoples Republic of Capitalism.
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2016
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Scriptwriter for Film: Richard Squires

Richard Squires is an up and coming filmmaker whose recent credits include writer/director of Crazy Like a Fox, the story of a Virginia farmer's struggles with betrayal. The film's stars include Emmy award-winning actor Roger Rees and Academy award nominee Mary McDonnell. Covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, this program is designed to teach students what it takes to make it in the business.
Online
2016
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National Geographic Filmmaker: Producer Roshini Thinakaran

Roshini Thinakaran is a filmmaker with National Geographic. Her focus is on regions devastated by war. Through her travels she has met women who are dedicated to moving on with their lives, supporting their families and rebuilding their homelands. Women at the Forefront is Thinakaran's film project, which reveals a strong women's movement-born of oppression and hardship-happening all around the world.
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2016
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Scriptwriter for Film: Jamie Nash

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Jamie Nash, a scriptwriter, whose credits include Lovely Molly, ParaAbnormal, Seventh Moon, and Altered. Topics include Nash's influences, the writing process, collaborations, un-repped scripts, and working with agents and managers. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
Online
2016
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Cinematographer: Documentary & News Estel Dillon

Estel Dillon is a photographer and editor with over 30 year's experience working at NBC, NBC News, NBC Universal, NBC News Washington, D.C., and WWBT-TV. His awards include a National Emmy, several first place awards from the White House News Photographer's Association, NPPA awards, regional Emmy awards and, the NBC Ovation award.
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2016
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Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Mike Walter

In this interview at George Mason University, Mike Walter talks with Rick Davis about his award winning film, Breaking News Breaking Down. Hear why he left broadcast journalism and what inspired him to tell the story of how journalists are affected by the traumatic events they report.
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2016
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Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Lance Kramer

Lance Kramer is a co-founder of Meridian Hill Picture; a platform for producing independent social impact documentaries, commissioned films with leading nonprofit organizations, and innovative media arts education programs. In 2014, Kramer accepted the Mayor's Arts Award in Innovation, the highest honor given to a working artist in Washington, DC.
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2016
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Scriptwriter for TV: Megan Holley

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Megan Holley, whom Variety named one of the "10 Screenwriters to Watch." Topics include Holley's background, inspirations, the writing process, and working on Sunshine Cleaning, which starred Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
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2016
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Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Tom Kaufman

Tom Kaufman is the cinematographer for NOVA Series and Fahrenheit 9/11. He has worked for National Geographic, Discovery Channels, British Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH, WNET and Academy Award-winners Mark Jonathan Harris, Charles Guggenheim, and Barbara Kopple. Kaufman has twice won the Gordon Parks Award for Cinematography and an Emmy for the 1994 documentary about deaf children, See What I'm Saying.
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2016
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Webisode Producer: Producer & Director Kathryn O'Sullivan & Paul Awad

In this video, Kathryn O'Sullivan and Paul Awad discuss Thurston, a internet television series about the inhabitants of a remote mining town and their struggle for survival in the rugged 1880's Kansas Ozarks. Topics include: the filmmaker's background, previous work, inspiration, advice for student a, and monetizing new media markets. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University.
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2016
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Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Holly & Paul Fine

Holly and Paul Fine are a husband and wife team of documentary producer/directors. Their works garnered 10 National Emmy and 75 Local Emmy awards, in addition to four Peabody awards. The couple had a long association with the CBS news program 60 Minutes and produced a number of television specials including In the Killing Fields of America. After leaving CBS, the Fines signed with ABC to produce specials for the hit series: 20/20, Turning Point and Primetime Live.
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2016
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The Business of Film: Video & Post Production Robert L. Henninger

Robert L. Henninger is President and CEO of Henninger Media Services, Inc. Following a stint as a freelance editor, he founded what was then known as Henninger Video. In the last thirty years, Henninger Media Services, Inc. has become one of the foremost full-service production facilities in the Washington Metropolitan area, winning multiple awards.
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2016