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Interviews and articles about the fascinating world of film, theatre, music and media…


An Interview With Director Mel Damski

Director Mel Damski (c)

Few people in the entertainment industry have such a long and diverse filmography as Mel Damski. The 74-year-old American director has worked on numerous acclaimed television series, movies and documentaries, such as ‘Psych’, ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure’. Over the years he has won a Christopher Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He talks about the highs and lows of his impressive career in the demanding world of showbusiness and gives a glimpse into his current documentary project.

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Dream Jobs: An Interview With Director Martyn Pick

Director Martyn Pick

Director Martyn Pick

UK director Martyn Pick is well-known for merging live-action with painterly animation, whether it’s a feature film, commercial or short film. He studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and has been working as a director and animator ever since. Martyn explains what interests him in doing certain projects, which part of the filmmaking process he enjoys the most and what the best and worst aspects of this creative, yet demanding job are.  Continue reading

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Dream Jobs: An Interview With TV Network Executive Trish Williams

Trish Williams - TV Network Executive - Director of Drama (c)

Trish Williams – TV Network Executive – Director of Drama (c)

Whenever I board an airplane, I try not to get my hopes up too high about the person sitting next to me. I’ve accepted the fact that the chances of George Clooney flying Economy are below zero, but just someone friendly and interesting to talk to would be nice! Nine out of ten times however, my flight neighbour puts on his of her headphones and is silent for the remainder of the journey. On the flight from Toronto to Vancouver however I had the pleasure of meeting Trish Williams, Network Executive for Bell Media. She worked on one of the best television series I have ever seen (Flashpoint, starring Enrico Colantoni and Amy Jo Johnson) and has been kind enough to answer my questions about her fascinating profession! Continue reading