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Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #40: Juan Pablo Cadaveira Follows Famous Fighter for 'Maravilla'

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Juan Pablo Cadaveira comes form a background of editing narrative, documentaries and commercials. As an editor, he has worked on “Handsome Harry” (Tribeca Film Festival), “History Detectives” (PBS series); and documentary "License to Thrive: Title IX at 35." “Maravilla” is his first film as director/producer/writer, which has already won “best editing” award at “Mar del Pata” Film Festival. Biggest challenge in completing this project? I think the biggest challenge was to follow a high profile athlete, who travels around the globe, while not knowing how the story was going to develop. We wanted to follow Sergio’s life until he got the chance to regain his title in the ring, but we didn’t know if that would ever happen while we were in production. Knowing Sergio's personality, I knew he would not stop fighting, so I knew no matter what there would
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Professor Kaiama Glover Joins Professor Tukufu Zuberi In Updated 'History Detectives' For PBS

PBS announced today a new format of History Detectives (titled History Detectives Special Investigation) to air in 2014, which will comprise of 4 one-hour programs, and introduces the fresh perspective of a new detective and focuses on a single story per episode. The new episodes will air as part of a block of history programming. Our new detective for this upcoming new format of the series is Kaiama (ki Ya ma) Glover (photo above). She'll join current detectives, Tukufu Zuberi (photo left) and Wes Cowan, as they collectively investigate each mystery from all angles.  Glover is a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she...
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Professor Kaiama Glover Joins Professor Tukufu Zuberi In Updated 'History Detectives' For PBS

Professor Kaiama Glover Joins Professor Tukufu Zuberi In Updated 'History Detectives' For PBS
PBS announced today a new format of History Detectives (titled History Detectives Special Investigation) to air in 2014, which will comprise of 4 one-hour programs, and introduces the fresh perspective of a new detective and focuses on a single story per episode. The new episodes will air as part of a block of history programming. Our new detective for this upcoming new format of the series is Kaiama (ki Ya ma) Glover (photo above). She'll join current detectives, Tukufu Zuberi (photo left) and Wes Cowan, as they collectively investigate each mystery from all angles.  Glover is a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches literature of the French-speaking Caribbean and sub-Saharan West African cinema. Zuberi is Professor of Sociology & The Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations Professor of Africana Studies at Upenn. Each new hour-long episode will ask probing questions behind a single iconic...

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Elyse Luray of Collection Intervention Talks to SciFiMafia.com About Collecting and Obsessing

We told you last week about tonight’s premiere of the new Syfy show Collection Intervention, hosted by Elyse Luray. Ms. Luray may look familiar to you from other shows; that could be because she is one of the hosts on PBS’s History Detectives. She also appeared as an appraiser on The Nate Berkus Show, Style Network’s Clean House NY!, Hgtv’s If Walls Could Talk, PBS’ Antiques Road Show and CBS’ The Early Show.

Ms. Luray spent eleven years at Christie’s auction house as an auctioneer and a Vice President of the Popular Arts Department. Some collections she appraised include the archives of Lucas Films, Dreamworks, Chuck Jones’ personal collection, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbara, Hard Rock Cafe and more.

Ms. Luray spoke with SciFiMafia.com recently about her newest show:

SciFiMafia.com: I’m certain that we have readers and maybe even staff members who are
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DVD Playhouse--November 2011

DVD Playhouse—November 2011

By Allen Gardner

Tree Of Life (20th Century Fox) Terrence Malick’s latest effort is both the best film of 2011 and the finest work of his (arguably) mixed, but often masterly canon. A series of vignettes, mostly set in 1950s Texas, capture the memory of a man (Sean Penn) in present-day New York who looks back on his life, and his parents’ (Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain) troubled marriage, when word of his younger brother’s suicide reaches him. Almost indescribable beyond that, except to say no other film in history so perfectly evokes the magic and mystery of the human memory, which both crystalizes (and sometimes idealizes) the past. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, this is a challenging, polarizing work that you must let wash over you. If you go along for the ride, you’re in for a unique, rewarding cinematic experience. Also available on Blu-ray disc.
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PBS reveals summer 2010 arts highlights for network

PBS brings the arts to your living room this summer. Attend concerts, the ballet, enjoy murder mystery weekends, ballgames and circus shows, all without paying over-the-top ticket prices. The summer season on PBS will give you the best seat in the house. Masterpiece Mystery! Murder mystery weekend at a creepy old mansion? Try Sundays on PBS with Masterpiece Mystery! beginning May 23 with all new episodes featuring Agatha Christie.s Miss Marple and Poirot. The plot thickens in August with five all-new .Inspector Lewis. episodes. History Detectives Andrew Jackson.s Mouth, Barton Letter, SpybookMonday, July 12, 2010, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Et"Jackson's Mouth": History Detectives host Elyse Luray reunites the face of an Andrew Jackson statue with
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PBS 'History Detectives' scoops up Nyf Television & Film Award

The popular PBS series History Detectives took the Gold Medal at the 2010 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. The Series won the Gold Medal in the History & Society category. History Detectives' producers, Lion Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting (Opb), were honored to see their effort ranked among the "World's Best Work." "This is a terrific honor, and much deserved for our terrific production team," says Dave Davis, Opb's Vice President for National Production. "We are grateful for the award and to PBS who support a show that tells compelling stories about Us history to such a wide and popular audience," agreed Lion TV Executive Producer Chris Bryson. The New York Festivals awarded
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Lion roars in U.S. with Tackaberry

As part of its ongoing stateside expansion, Lion Television has named Tony Tackaberry its first U.S.-based CEO.

The British production company also has expanded Lion executive vp Tracy Green's duties and hired two development executives.

In addition, the company said it has received renewals for its series Cash Cab from Discovery Channel and History Detectives on PBS.

Tackaberry, who most recently oversaw the company's stateside growth in New York as executive vp, will oversee the company's operations in New York and Los Angeles and take on the strategic role of planning and leading Lion's growth. Nick Catliff had been Lion's CEO, based in London, and continues as co-managing director of Lion Television and president of Lion.

"In just five years, Tony has transformed Lion's New York operations from a startup into a highly successful business making over 100 hours of primetime programming for American cable and terrestrial broadcasters," Catliff said. "He is the ideal person to take on the challenge of bringing the New York and Los Angeles operations together as a single creative business."

In Los Angeles, Green has taken on an expanded role within Lion's parent company, All3 Media, which is headed by CEO Steve Morrison.

GSN steps inside 'Box' with Lion

GSN is developing an adaptation of the Irish game show The Box with Lion Television USA, sources said.

The Box, a reality/game show hybrid, debuted in October on Ireland's TV3. In the Irish version, two contestants are put into a transparent glass box for 24 hours, facing quiz-related tasks throughout the day in full view of the public. At the end of the day, contestants are asked general knowledge questions in a live broadcast, with the winner staying in the box to compete against a fresh contestant the next day.

Lion Television USA is producing. The company's Tracy Green is serving as executive producer along with Nick Catliff, who is with Lion Television U.K.

The project is in development for a possible series pickup, sources said.

GSN and Lion TV declined comment.

Lion TV's credits include Court TV's S.W.A.T. USA, TLC's Family Trip, PBS' History Detectives and History Channel/BBC2's Days That Shook the World.

The "Box" deal was brokered by ICM.

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