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Mo’ Better Blues

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spike Lee : That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...Giant steps had been made by the enterprise that was 40 Acres and a Mule. Monty Ross recalls, ‘The phone was ringing off the hook, and that made it difficult to work. A lot of people were phoning trying to get jobs and be a part of 40...

Crooklyn

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spike Lee : That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘Lady T’, by Spike Lee: It all began on 24 September 1992. Malcolm X was a life-changing experience in more ways than one. Every year the Black Congressional Caucus takes place in Washington DC and is the highlight...

She’s Gotta Have It

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Failure in 1984 was to prove a defining moment for the man about to become Brooklyn’s most famous son. An unexpected setback was the spur that drove him to the focus of international attention within a further two years...

Sucker Free City and She Hate Me

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...In May 2003 TNT, a subsidiary of Viacom, announced that they were changing the name of a channel aimed at young teenage males (with programmes of Jackass-style humour) to ‘Spike TV’. The announcement was countered by an affidavit from Spike...

Documentary Masters

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

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...Nick Broomfield info@nickbroomfield.com www.nickbroomfield.com Q – What does documentary film mean to you and what excites you about it? Nick – It covers an enormous genre of very different films. Some of which have very...

Jungle Fever

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In 1990 rap had a colour-identity crisis. The release of Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’, sampling the catchy staccato beat of David Bowie and Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’, became to rap what Norman Mailer’s The White Negro had been to literary...

Organizations

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

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...IFP–NY Milton Tabbot mtabbot@ifp.org www.ifp.org twitter.com/ifpfilm http://independentfilmmakerproject.blogspot.com Q – How can IFP help documentary filmmakers? Milton – Support for documentaries exists primarily...

Production

Genevieve Jolliffe

Andrew Zinnes has worked in development at Paramount Pictures and at USA Networks. He left to become a script analyst, and worked for Morgan Creek Productions, Artisan and several script analyst companies. Using his documentary filmmaking experience, Andrew was the perfect co-author for The Documentary Film Makers Handbook. He has taught documentary at the NY Film Academy and has lectured on filmmaking at schools and colleges around the US. He is a founding partner of the film company Crazee Pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew Zinnes

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook

Continuum, 2012

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...The Producer Agi Orsi www.agiorsi.com Q – Did you always produce documentaries? Agi – I didn’t do any documentaries. I started as a sales rep bringing French films to the US. Then I started producing my own feature films...

40 Acres and a Mule

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spike Lee : That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...A wooden boat crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Down in the galleys are women and men squashed together, gagged and bound in chains, ordered not to talk to each other. So they create a rhythmic patois by which to communicate. The names...

Clockers

Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab is a freelance writer and a director of the tv and film production house lafamiglia. He writes mainly for the Independent, Hotdog, BBC Collective and The List. He is the author of Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It. He resides in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spike Lee : That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...The departure of Monty Ross left the way clear for Jon Kilik to affirm his position as ‘Spike Lee’s producer’. To many in the New York film community this came as no surprise, and today Kilik and Lee are seen as peas from the same pod...