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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Jeff Beal - Film Composer - Pollock, Appaloosa, Protagonist, Queen of Versailles, House of Cards, and Blackfish

Jeff has been awarded several Emmys and nominations for his television scores. Some of his projects have included the series: Rome, Monk, The Company, and Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Jeff collaborated with Ed Harris on the Oscar winning biopic Pollock and his western Appaloosa

Jeff scored several of Jessica Yu's films, including: In the Realms of the Unreal, Protagonist, Ping Pong Playa, and Last Call at the Oasis.

Jeff has recently scored the Netflix hit series, House of Cards, the documentary, The Queen of Versailles, the upcoming documentary, When I Walk, Al Pacino's upcoming film, Wilde Salome, and Blackfish, a documentary about the dangers of using killer whales as entertainment.

Direct download: JeffBeal.mp3
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Selma Vilhunen, Alexandra Naoum, and Jen Taher - MANHATTAN SHORT 2013 Finalists

Finnish writer and director, Selma Vilhunen (director of Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), French actress and director, Alexandra Naoum (director and actress in No Comment), and American actress and Producer, and Jen Taher (producer and actress in I Am A Big Ball Of Sadness) are finalists in the 2013 MANHATTAN SHORT

The MANHATTAN SHORT screens between September 27 and October 6th, in over 300 around the world, with audience members selecting their favorite film with the winner announced in New York City on October 6th.

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? is a short comedy about a family preparing to attending a wedding and running into some difficulties. 

No Comment is a comedic story of a woman’s unexpected encounters with two British tourists in Paris.

I Am A Big Ball Of Sadness is a portrayal of a swanky rooftop party in New York City where three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles. 

Direct download: ManhattanShort2013pt3.mp3
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Adley Gartenstein - President of Film Movement

Prior to joining Film Movement in 2003, Adley practiced law at the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions.

Film Movement is a full-service North American distributor of independent and foreign films.

They have released films from 25 countries, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and many other prestigious film festivals. 

As part of its distribution approach, Film Movement partners with theaters, TV networks, wholesalers, retailers, and institutions.  

They have also developed a unique subscription service called the Film of The Month Club

Direct download: AdleyGartenstein.mp3
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Bastien Dubois (Faces from Places) and Jacob Sillman (The Pale of Settlement) - MANHATTAN SHORT 2013 Finalists

French animator and director, Bastien Dubois (director of Faces From Places) and American director Jacob Sillman (director of The Pale of Settlement) are finalists in the 2013 MANHATTAN SHORT

The MANHATTAN SHORT screens between September 27 and October 6th, in over 300 around the world, with audience members selecting their favorite film with the winner announced in New York City on October 6th.

Faces From Places is a series of 20 animated 3 minute travelogue films featuring different countries around the world and 3 of these films will be playing in the MANHATTAN SHORT – Quebec, Pakistan, and Moscow.  

Based on true events, The Pale of Settlement tells the story of a 10 year old Jewish boy, Moische, who must escape forced conscription into the Russian Army during the Crimean War. 

Direct download: ManhattanShort2013Pt2.mp3
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