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Iverson on 'Iverson'

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Iverson is the ultimate legacy of NBA legend Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton, VA, to become an 11-time NBA All-Star and universally recognized icon of his sport. Off the court, his audacious rejection of conservative NBA convention and unapologetic embrace of hip-hop culture sent shockwaves throughout the league and influenced an entire generation.

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Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantankerous, and first openly gay Congressman in the United States. On the verge of his retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice.

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Becoming a Mensch: The Astounding Life of Shep Gordon

Saturday, April 26, 2014

In his directorial debut, Mike Myers brings a comic touch to documenting the astounding career of consummate Hollywood insider Shep Gordon in the film Supermensch.

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Ron Howard: I Would Like to Return to Acting

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Academy Award® winning filmmaker Ron Howard discusses his career as a filmmaker, writer and producer, which already spans over fifty years.

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The Growth of Short Content

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Filmmakers with a thirst for storytelling are saturating our digital media landscape with short content, changing the way we seek and consume media. Hear some of the creators discuss the challenges faced in making snappy, attention-grabbing, and informative content, and how to garner an audience outside of a theater.

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Shooting and Scoring

Friday, April 25, 2014

A conversation about the particular art in creating authentic sports stories, from non-fiction material to heart-stopping hits that satisfy hardcore fans while also connecting with broader audiences.

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David Simon Says 'The Wire' Would Never Survive Today

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Almost everything we do creates a digital trail containing information about who we are, where we go, how we spend our time and money, and what we watch. Media and entertainment entities are increasingly able to use this information to tell rich, data-driven stories or to decide what content to acquire or produce. But does betting on the "wisdom of crowds" bode well or ill for future innovation in film, art, and journalism? True believers and tech skeptics square off. 

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VICE and Upworthy on Trust in the New Age of Journalism

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some say the birth of cable news, the 24-hour news cycle, and the internet have caused the demise of journalism. On the flip side, our thirst for news and information has only become more intense in recent years. Citizen journalists, bloggers, viral videos and even video games are stepping up to answer the call. Just this week, VICE News' Simon Ostrovsky was kidnapped while covering the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine (his release was confirmed Thursday). 

As these citizen reporters go to ever more dangerous lengths to bring us information, new questions about boundaries and journalistic ethics need to be addressed.

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How Bryan Cranston Crafts a Great Villain

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hear a candid conversation about the "habits" of successful psychopaths. Sounds crazy? Not really. Turns out, it’s not only screen psychos that we love. Many of the people we admire -- and even elect as our leaders -- share traits with psychopathic killers.

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Aaron Sorkin Wants To Apologize For 'The Newsroom'

Monday, April 21, 2014

Writer and producer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Newsroom, The Social Network) talks with former Chief Presidential Speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it means to be moral in 2014, what we value as heroic in life and in fiction, and how film and television have documented our transition from an analogue to a digital world.

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Shooting the Film: An Exploration of Cinematography

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cinematographers are responsible for some of the most breathtaking and memorable images on screen. Join us to hear cinematographers discuss their careers, capturing images to tell a story, and how they shot some of their most famous scenes.

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On Set With Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, Champs is an insightful and provocative documentary charting the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Hear them live at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Cutting Room: An Insight to the Edit Suite

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It’s said that a movie is made three times: once through a script, once on set, and finally in the edit room. Join us to hear tales from the cutting room floor.

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Dolby Institute: The Art of Sound Design and Music

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ever since the creation of the talkie, sound in film has been evolving. The Dolby Institute brings together top sound designers to discuss what it really takes to create the sound of a film, and the army it takes just to hear a pin drop.

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