Jackie Lyden: Meeting Amy Adams

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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Who will win?  Who will lose?  Who will bore us to tears with the worst acceptance speech of the night?  All those questions and more will be answered this Sunday on Hollywood's biggest night.  That's right, it's the 81st annual Academy Awards. So in keeping with every other media pontificator out there, I'm here to give you my Oscar predictions for the major categories. var iamInit = function() {try{initIamServingHandler(234,340,632054,"http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/Resources/Css/css2.css")}catch(ex){}}() ...more

I'm excited!

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Sean Penn is the man. Slumdog Millionaire is the film Hands down. Agree?

It’s Academy Awards time and I’m inviting you to come with me and share some of your own inner Siskel and Ebert. I've seen most of the contenders: Doubt, Slumdog Millionaire (swoon), The Wrestler, The Reader, Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and most recently, Milk. I’m hoping to see Revolutionary Road before the awards show but the rest may just have to wait for my Netflix queue. ...more

Hi Kim,

I liked most of what the new producers did with the Oscar show last night.

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WVFC At The Movies: "Last Chance Harvey"

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Slumdog Millionaire - reflecting the realities of Channel 19 community producers in India!

Ruchika writes: I am truly surprised at the film that is on everyone’s mind right now and the fact that it happened to be shot just 30 minutes away from my home in Mumbai, India. Slumdog Millionaire is an energetic film with an interesting storyline and was shot entirely in two locations that are close to where I live - the world’s largest slum, Dharavi, and in slum areas of Juhu. These locations are also near ...more

Adventures in Set Designing

Recently I’ve taken on the position of “Set Designer” for a little production of 5 short plays. In all honesty, this is the first time I’ve really done something like this. But, I figured with 5 years of conceptual architecture school and a year of practice under my belt I’d at least be able to help move furniture around. We’re about a month out from opening night and the last pieces of the design are starting to come together and the search for the stage pieces is on. ...more

Save Polaroid: Instant Film Set to Expire in 2009

Want to help save Polaroid film? You are not alone.  ...more

Thank you for these links! I love Polaroid film and still can't believe they've discontinued. ...more

Someplace Else-A Review

I'm lucky to have a venue to write of accomplishment in my aspiring career as a freelance writer/columnist. BlogHer has afforded all of us a wonderful spirit of connectedness for women who want to broaden their horizons in their lifestyle passions and purpose. So while I still have your attention, I'm going to tell you of a wonderful gift I'd been given by a remarkable filmmaker in Chicago, Illinois. ...more

Cinematic poetry (it can happen)

The other evening I had the distinct pleasure of encountering the delights of Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg. Since it’s been winging its way around the US festival circuit since April, I shall shunt my lyrical waxings elsewhere, and instead talk about something shiny and new, but nonetheless related.   ...more