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Protecting the Creative Future

Ruth Vitale doesn’t consider herself a creative type, but she does understand the importance of what they do. As an executive in the film industry for more than three decades, she’s worked as Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics, President of Fine Line Features and President of UBU Productions. She’s also worked as Senior Vice President of Production for United Artists, is a member of the…

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One Small Hitch is One Big Success

John Burgess had a big year in 2007. He graduated with his master’s degree in fine art from the University of Southern California, won the $10,000 grand prize in the Haydenfilms 2.0 Online Film Festival and came across a certain script that he’s especially celebrating today. One Small Hitch is a romantic comedy, directed by Burgess, that has been successful overseas and on the festival circuit winning…

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Can Michael Attardi Really Be the Next Walt Disney?

One would think that the entertainment news media would be all over a story that involves an independent filmmaker, Michael Attardi who not only surpassed the all-time wins record but, has smashed the record as a non-studio giant. Attardi’s 66th award on the film festival circuit happened at the Queens International Film Festival.  No one can dispute that Attardi’s animation sensation, “Once Upon a…

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