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The Velocity Of Autumn Wins 2014 Telly Award

The Telly Awards announced the 2014 Award winners yesterday, naming the television spot for the new dark comedy The Velocity Of Autumn produced by Aka NYC the recipient of the 2014 Telly Award for Excellent Use of Humor Local TV and Local Cable. The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video, said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Aka NYC's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.
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TV Director Linda Day Dies

Linda Day, one of the few female TV directors to find steady work in Hollywood in the 1980s, died Oct. 23 in Georgetown, Texas, after a battle with leukemia and breast cancer. She was 71.Day specialized in sitcoms, worked on shows including "Married ... With Children" (for which she did the pilot and continued for more than two years), "Archie Bunker's Place" (for which she received an Emmy nomination), "Kate & Allie," "Mad About You," "Who's the Boss?" "Baby Talk," "Gimme a Break!" "Clueless," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."The native of Los Angeles worked on more than 350 episodes and 50 series.In addition to her Emmy nom, Day received a Humanitas prize and was honored by the DGA for paving the way for women in television.Day is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum; her daughter, Heidi Gutman of New York; and her sister, Nancy Riley of Oceanside, Calif.– Nielsen Business Media
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Dallas Director Day Dies

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Dallas director Linda Day has died. She was 71.

Day, credited with helping women break into TV production, lost her battle with cancer on 23 October in Georgetown, Texas, according to Daily Variety.

Throughout a long career in Hollywood, she directed more than 350 episodes of small-screen hits including long-running soap opera Dallas, Married With Children, Mad About You, The Nanny and Who's The Boss?

She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on Archie Bunker's Place and was recently honoured by the Directors Guild of America as a pioneer for women working in TV.

She is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum, a daughter and a sister.

Review: Pieces DVD

Pieces was the first “No One Under 17 Admitted” movie I ever saw back in my burgeoning horror-lovin’ youth without an older friend to help me through the doors. The additional sign over the box office reading “If You’re Not 17, You’re Not Getting In!” seemed to pose an additional challenge to my friend and I—neither one of us close to that magic age—but we paid our admissions and made it inside easily.

Then the box-office guy called out, “Hold on, you two!” and we were sure we were busted. It turned out, though, that he just wanted to be sure we had our tickets; we acknowledged that we did, he told us thanks and we scurried up the escalator before he could think again about it. So happy were we to have broached the domain of the age-forbidden that we each bought a huge tub of popcorn
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