5-Part Podcast Series with “Advanced TV Herstory”

I am so humbled and excited to share a 5-part series with Cynthia Bemis Abrams and “Advanced TV Herstory”. Because Cynthia says it so much better than I can:
 
“Sometimes we lose sight of the adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since lockdown I’ve connected with people and organizations that share the mission and spirit of Advanced TV Herstory. It’s been a creative time. Coming in late July and August is a series of 5 interviews with women who’ve overcome –isms to advance their careers in entertainment. It’s a collaborative effort with Reel Women’s Ashley Pacini, and will feature wisdom and thoughts (that actually apply to all industries) from high school teacher/producer Danielle Earle, TV pioneer Margaret Cho (of 1994-95’s All American Girl) and others. This series offers a spirit and message that could only happen with collaboration.”
 
Episode 1 with Danielle E Earle is now out and I’m so excited for everyone to listen! Danielle provided some amazing insights and I’m excited for her story to be shared.
 
You can listen to the episode here or on any podcast platforms:

Segio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966)

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Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story)

Score by Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli

Gorgeous cinematography with it’s sweeping widescreen, long shots and close ups.

1) Strength of the writing: 5

2) Strength of the directing: 5

3) Strength of the acting: 5

4) Strength of the cinematography: 5

5) Strength of the editing: 5

6) Strength of the sound design: 5

7) Strength of the production design: 5

8) Did I enjoy it? 5

9) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 45/45

Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso” (1988)

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Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay)

Not just a beautiful movie, but an arguably important piece for the revival of Italy’s film industry.

1) Strength of the writing: 5

2) Strength of the directing: 5

3) Strength of the acting: 5

4) Strength of the cinematography: 5

5) Strength of the editing: 5

6) Strength of the sound design: 5

7) Strength of the production design: 5

8) Did I enjoy it? 5

9) Would I recommend it? 5

Score 45/45

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018) by Mimi Leder

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Directed by: Mimi Leder

Written by: Daniel Stiepleman

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 50/50