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The 25th Hour

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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...In December 2000 George W. Bush became President of the United States on the basis of a 5–4 decision by the US Supreme Court not to order a recount in Florida. The saga of the disputed election divided America and gripped the world....

Get on the Bus and 4 Little Girls

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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...On 16 October 1995 – while Spike was at work on Girl 6 – the Million Man March on Washington took place. The march was called by Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and Rev. Benjamin Chavis Jr, former executive director...

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...

Girl 6

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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...Reflecting on the early days of her marriage, Mrs Tonya Lewis Lee says: ‘I went through a lot of things. I’d always had my own place in the world, yet being married to Spike I just felt so much that everyone was looking at me. I also...

Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled, A Huey P. Newton Story and Jim Brown

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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...‘We started 40 Acres,’ states its chief executive, ‘thinking that we would be a group that developed a company of people in front of and behind the camera as film-makers. What has changed is that people who started off at 40 Acres have...

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...

Broadcasters

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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...HBO Nancy Abraham www.hbo.com Q – What is your job? Nancy – My title is Senior Vice-President, Documentary Programming and I, along with others in our department, develop new ideas for HBO to produce as documentaries. We also...

Case Studies

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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...Marwencol Jeff Malmberg marwencol@gmail.com www.marwencol.com www.facebook.com/marwencol http://twitter.com/marwencol Q – What attracts you to a story? Jeff – I work as an editor and one thing that is a golden rule...

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

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...

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...