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Exclusive: Time Warner Cable & FilmRise Seek Documentaries

Exclusive: Time Warner Cable & FilmRise Seek Documentaries
Read More: How to Take a Regional Story and Give it Mainstream Appeal Ever wanted to make a documentary film about your local area? Is your area New York, Southern California, Texas or North or South Carolina? Want your documentary to air on cable? If your answer to the previous questions is "yes," then you're in luck! Brooklyn-based distribution company FilmRise has announced that they are looking for short and feature-length documentary films to air on Time Warner Cable's Local on Demand Channel.  The search is part of a partnership with TWC Local on Demand, which will debut a curated region-specific documentary category to TWC subscribers in late spring 2015. Titles currently set to air on the channel include "If These Knishes Could Talk," about the history of the New York accent, "Shakespeare High," about a high school drama competition in California and "The Unforeseen," about the effects of real estate development on the.
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“The Descendants,” “Shame” leading pack of Austin Film Fest selections – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: A handful of stellar titles with Oscar aspirations have been programmed into this year’s Austin Film Festival schedule, which begins on Oct. 20 with an as-yet-unnamed Opening Night selection.

In between, Aff audiences will get their first looks at Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Rodrigo Garcia’s “Albert Nobbs” and Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” – all films with awards hopes that will screen as part of the festival’s Marquee category.

“We’re proud to be taking our program in some exciting new directions while maintaining our focus on strong writing and engaging stories,” said new Film Programmers Stephen Jannise and Stephen Belyeu.

In addition, the fest has set up special screenings of “Toy Story” (presented by John Lasseter), an “Edward Scissorhands” screening, and a tribute to Polly Platt
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Alex Rotaru: Shakespeare High

Tribeca: Please describe Shakespeare High in your own words. Alex Rotaru: Shakespeare High is a film about the power of change, in the lives of teens, using theater - Shakespeare in particular. It's a movie about the power of art disguised as a competition film. I've always been interested in the power of art in my own life - it helped me isolate myself against Communism when I was growing up in Romania; Shakespeare, in particular. When I was 7 years old, the first book my mom ever gave me was an abridged version, in Romanian, of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and - I will never forget this - I came back to her and said, 'Mom, this is the best book I've ever read.' And it wasn't until I was 20 years old that I got to read it in English with a dictionary, and then another couple of
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