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Motion Picture Writer, Director and Producer.
Sundance Institute Lab Finalist.
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Writer's Guild of America
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New York University Tisch School of the Arts

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2012-05-23 English Movies on Shakespeare's Stories:

Hi Prashant,    Yes, of course.    Since you seem to like wikipedia, the list of all the Shakespeare film and TV productions can be found on wikipedia page below:

2009-09-14 pitching production companies:

Hi Chris,  From your question, it's not clear that you understand the "pitching" concept in its entirely.    "Pitching" refers to an idea or concept that has not been created.    In "Hollywood" there are

2008-09-25 Applying to Film Programs without a Portfolio:

Hi Stephen,    Having some kind of video/film reel (aka "portfolio") always helps.  However, because of the many financial limitations on equipment, expenses etc., a full bodied reel is usually not expected

2008-06-25 short films Digital Vs. 35mm:

Hi Luis,    Regarding film festivals, the main issue is that DIGITAL PROJECTORS are still quite expensive and because of this, many film festivals don't own or don't have a digital project to use to screen

2007-12-16 Short Films:

Hi Jason,    TV is the first distributor that come to mind.    Pay cable channels, such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc., purchase shorts to fill in the time between feature movies--in order for the feature


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