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November 14, 2011 | By Kyle Kramer, For RedEye
Chicago native Carmen Marron was working as a guidance counselor in Phoenix when she decided to make a film addressing the experience of Latino teenagers. "Go For It," the dance drama that she wrote, directed and produced herself, was released earlier this year by Pantelion Films, a division of Lionsgate. It comes out on DVD Sept. 27. We caught up with Marron by phone from her home in L.A. to talk about her film projects and the state of Latino film. Why did you feel that it was important to set "Go For It" in Chicago?
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July 17, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
The world's largest timed filmmaking competition is back for its seventh year in Chicago, and all interested participates can register now up until the competition kickoff Aug. 9. The 48 Hour Film Project, which will be held in more 100 cities in the world for its 12 th annual year, challenges filmmakers of all skill levels to create a short film in 48 hours, but like any good competition, there is a twist.   The short film must also incorporate a movie genre, character, prop and line of dialogue assigned to each team on Day 1 of the competition.
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July 17, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
The world's largest timed filmmaking competition is back for its seventh year in Chicago, and all interested participates can register now up until the competition kickoff Aug. 9. The 48 Hour Film Project, which will be held in more 100 cities in the world for its 12 th annual year, challenges filmmakers of all skill levels to create a short film in 48 hours, but like any good competition, there is a twist.   The short film must also incorporate a movie genre, character, prop and line of dialogue assigned to each team on Day 1 of the competition.
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November 14, 2011 | By Kyle Kramer, For RedEye
Chicago native Carmen Marron was working as a guidance counselor in Phoenix when she decided to make a film addressing the experience of Latino teenagers. "Go For It," the dance drama that she wrote, directed and produced herself, was released earlier this year by Pantelion Films, a division of Lionsgate. It comes out on DVD Sept. 27. We caught up with Marron by phone from her home in L.A. to talk about her film projects and the state of Latino film. Why did you feel that it was important to set "Go For It" in Chicago?
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May 11, 2014 | By Andy Downing and RedEye special contributor
It's not surprising to learn that Bobby Krlic, the 28-year-old London native behind the Haxan Cloak, is heavily influenced by film scores, considering the artist's sophomore album, the creepy, ambient “Excavation,” would double as an excellent alternate soundtrack to a goosebump-inducing horror flick. “Before I wanted to be a musician I thought I was going to be a filmmaker,” said Krlic, reached at home in early May as he finished preparations for his first U.S. tour. “And I think a lot of the music has roots in the kind of films I would watch growing up.” In fact, the musician...
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April 2, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Several hot TV series scored prestigious Peabody Awards on Wednesday. Among the 46 recipients of the University of Georgia's 73rd annual awards are AMC's "Breaking Bad," ABC's "Scandal," Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," BBC America's "Orphan Black" and "Broadchurch," FX's "The Bridge" and Comedy Central's "Key and Peele. " SundanceTV's French import "The Returned" and the Danish import "Borden" also were honored. Locally, WBEZ Chicago's "This American Life" won a Peabody for its "Harper High...
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