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‘Face Paint’ and Lisa Eldridge

I have to admit, I’ve always thought makeup or ‘face paint’ as something rather frivolous—or practical (since it’s so handy at hiding flaws from people with otherwise perfectly good vision). But then, as I learned more about it, I began … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Josh Hutcherson on Escobar, Acting & Benicio Del Toro

There’s more to Josh Hutcherson than The Hunger Games. Not that he minds being associated with the exceptionally popular franchise, but he’s equally passionate about bringing to life stories that are perhaps a little less special effects driven. Stories like Escobar: … Continue reading

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Off the Wall: A new web series

I have recently produced and directed a video series for Telefilm Canada, called “Off the Wall.” The series features quirky and–well, off-the-wall–interviews with Canadian talent, filmed in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.Here are the ones released so far: Ever wonder what … Continue reading

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Interview with playwright Israel Horovitz (Stage Directions)

“NOT CONTENT” Legendary playwright Israel Horovitz wrote himself into the life of his dreams Born in 1939 in Wakefield, Mass., Israel Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, including Line, The Primary English Class, Rats, It’s Called the Sugar … Continue reading

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Willem Dafoe on ‘The Hunter’

During this year’s TIFF, I got a chance to interview Willem Defoe about his new movie, ‘The Hunter.”  Admittedly, in all the flurry of the festival, I nearly missed the interview. But I’m glad I eventually made it because this … Continue reading

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Tony Kushner: Fast Scenes, Slow Heart (Interview)

A shorter version of my interview with Tony Kushner appears in Stage Directions. You can read it at: http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/8171/17 OR http://www.stage-directions.com/current-issue/106-plays-a-playwriting/2258-fast-scenes-slow-heart.html Tony Kushner is one of the more renowned American playwrights, having received a slew of prestigious awards including the … Continue reading

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Interview with John Patrick Shanley

This is the extended version of the interview I did with John Patrick Shanley for STAGE DIRECTIONS. For a shorter version, you can view the actual story from the March issue at: http://www.stage-directions.com/current-issue/28-feature/3112-discipline-anger-and-urgency.html And further thoughts at: http://www.stage-directions.com/current-issue/28-feature/3091-further-thoughts-from-john-patrick-shanley.html By KATHERINE … Continue reading

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Interview with the late Richard Jeni: The Art of Making People Laugh

Richard Jeni (born April 14, 1957) died from a self-inflicted gun shot to the head on March 10, 2007. I have interviewed him in April of 2005 and was struck by something about him.  I couldn’t help but feel as … Continue reading

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Interview with the late George Hickenlooper on “Casino Jack”

There’s no doubt that making a political film was meant to be in Casino Jack director George Hickenlooper’s future.  After all, politics run in his blood. Literally. What no one knew at the time of the film’s world premiere at … Continue reading

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