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Digital Production Buzz – October 20, 2016

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Laura Blum, Hoyt Richards, Cirina Catania, Tara-Nicole Azarian, Philip Hodgetts, and James DeRuvo.

  • The Power of Film Festivals
  • Creating an Award-Winning Film
  • The Founding of Sundance
  • Prep Your Film For a Film Festival
  • Automatic Editing? Say It Isn’t So!
  • This Week’s DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Featured Interview #1: The Power of Film Festivals

Laura Blum

Laura Blum, Blogger,

Laura Blum is a writer for and She also programs film festivals. Tonight we talk with her about films, film festivals and what makes that combination so helpful to filmmakers.

Featured Interview #2: Creating an Award-Winning Film

Hoyt Richards

Hoyt Richards, Actor/Writer/Filmmaker/Public Speaker, Tortoise Entertainment

Hoyt Richards is an actor, writer and filmmaker who has won nearly 200 awards at various film festivals with his two films: “Intersection” and “Dumbbells.” Tonight, he explains what it takes to create an award-winning film and what winning awards means for the commercial success of a film.

The Founding of Sundance

Cirina Catania

Cirina Catania, Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group

Cirina Catania is one of the original co-founders of the Sundance Film Festival and has been attending film festivals for as long as she can remember. She is also a filmmaker and the founder and lead creative of The Catania Group.

Prep Your Film For a Film Festival

Tara-Nicole Azarian
Tara-Nicole Azarian, Actress/Filmmaker, Tara Cosplay
Tara-Nicole Azarian is an award-winning actress and filmmaker who recently took her film to a film festival. Tonight, she tells us what she did, what worked and what didn’t.

Automatic Editing? Say It Isn’t So!

Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, is studying the combination of artificial intelligence with the new “smart” interfaces provided by today’s software. Tonight, he explains why we are on the edge of automated editing.

DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, senior writer for DoddleNEWS, presents the latest industry news.

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