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“I’m Always Attracted to the ‘Mutt’ Aspect of Sets”: Production Designer Michael Shaw on Orange is the New Black

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Michael Shaw has had an illustrious career as a production designer, moving from some of the most notable independent films of the 1990s (Heavy, Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me) to a string of this decade’s top television…  Read more

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Applesauce Producer Melodie Sisk

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Filmmaker‘s Taylor Hess recently attended and reported on the U.S. in Progress series at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival. While there, she spoke to a number of female directors and producers. Below, her conversation with Applesauce producer Melodie Sisk. Filmmaker: What…  Read more

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“I Had No Idea if It Actually Worked as a Film”: Christopher Makoto Yogi on the Sundance Directors Lab

Christopher Makoto Yogi (second from right) directs actors Constance Wu and James Saito (Photo by Brandon Cruz)Christopher Makoto Yogi (second from right) directs actors Constance Wu and James Saito (Photo by Brandon Cruz)

Hawai’i-born director Christopher Makoto Yogi is at the Sundance Directors Lab with his feature, I Was a Simple Man. “Like marionettes on a toy stage, the ghosts of Seiichi’s past haunt the countryside in this tale of a Hawai’i family…  Read more

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“What If I Had the Baby on the Mountain?”: Livi Newman on the Sundance Directors Lab

Livi Newman watches the monitor with script supervisor Allison Hughes Stroud (PHoto by Brandon Cruz)Livi Newman watches the monitor with script supervisor Allison Hughes Stroud (PHoto by Brandon Cruz)

Olivia Newman is at the Sundance Directors Lab with her feature First Match, the tale of “a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood [who] decides that joining the all-boys high school wrestling team is the only way back to her…  Read more

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