Ep 287: Desiree Akhavan / Dena Seidel / Lisa Durden & Carol Bash
by Adam Schartoff
April 17th, 2015

Guests on this episode include Antarctic Edge:70° South director Dena Seidel; Lisa Durden of the National Black Programming Consortium & filmmaker Carol Bash with her film Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band; and Appropriate Behavior director Desiree Akhavan from London.

Ep 286: Ondi Timoner / Luke Meyer & Tom Davis / Ross Partridge & Jennifer Lafleur
by Adam Schartoff
April 13th, 2015

The second episode in a series recorded from SxSW 2015. Guests include Ondi Timoner with Brand: A Second Coming; Ross Partridge & Jennifer Lafleur with Lamb; and Luke Meyer & Tom Davis with Breaking a Monster.

Ep 285: Bob Byington / Ben Dickinson / Eugene Kotlyarenko (SxSW)
by Adam Schartoff
April 8th, 2015

This episode of the podcast is the first in a series recorded from SxSW 2015. Guests include Bob Byington with his film 7 Chinese Brothers; Ben Dickinson and his film Creative Control & Eugene Kotlyarenko with his film A Wonderful Cloud. All 3 films had their world premieres at the festival.

Ep 284: Olivier Assayas / Kieran Turner / Milan Mumin & Branislav Bala
by Adam Schartoff
April 2nd, 2015

Guests on this episode include director Olivier Assayas with the new Clouds of Sils Maria; Kieran Turner discusses his new doc Jobriath, A.D.; and filmmaker Brane Bala & actor/musician Milan Mumin with their film Love Hunter.

Ep 283 FIX Shorts Filmmakers: Ben Russell, Maya Erdelyi, Monihan, David Schendel & Lori Felker
by Adam Schartoff
March 27th, 2015

FIX Shorts Filmmakers Ben Russell, Maya Erdelyi, Monihan, David Schendel & Lori Felker discuss their new shorts which Fandor is underwriting. Each are also doing a Kickstarter campaign to raise a matching amount.

Ep 282: Sophie Hyde
by Adam Schartoff
March 27th, 2015

The director of the new film 52 Tuesdays, Sophie Hyde of Australia, is the guest on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. The film opens in select cities on Friday, March 27th and will also debut on

Ep 281: Bill & Turner Ross • Brooke Bloom & Anja Marquardt • Michael King
by Adam Schartoff
March 27th, 2015

The guests on this episode include Wisconsin Film Festival senior programmer Michael King, Bill & Turner Ross with their new film Western; and Anja Marquardt & Brooke Bloom with their film She’s Lost Control.

Ep 280: Bob Berger & Pat Daniels
by Adam Schartoff
March 24th, 2015

The 2 co-directors of the hybrid film Charlie Victor Romeo are the guests; Bob Berger & Pat Daniels. The film is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Fact or Fiction? Fact and Fiction? Doc Film Class at Basilica Hudson
by Kate Gellene
March 19th, 2015

Is there a distinction between reality and fiction? How do we define those boundaries and what are the responsibilities of filmmakers to reality? Explore these questions and more at Basilica Hudson’s upcoming documentary film workshops, lead by Film and Media Curator Aily Nash

DCTV Presents: An Informative Panel on Tax Preparation for Freelancers
by Maria
March 19th, 2015

Are you a freelancer dreading tax season? De-stress with our friends at DCTV this Monday 3/23 at their Making Taxes Less Taxing For Filmmakers panel!

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