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David Schreiber lives in Los Angeles, California. A former film critic and production executive, David Schreiber now works as director of digital film making for an art school in West Los Angeles. Bijan Tehrani: What do you think about the film education in USA? Does it have the right connections to the today’s world Cinema? David Shreiber: Labels are deceptive and often blur the true dynamics of an art form that is also an international industry. Pitting cinema in the U.S. against “global cinema” assumes that the globalization process that has cross-polinated much of world industry, fading and blurring borders,…

An interview with Iranian-Dutch Filmmaker Ramin Farahani Ramin Farahani is an independent filmmaker based in Amsterdam and Tehran. He studied Film directing at the Cinema and Theatre faculty of the Art University in Tehran 1989-93, followed by another study in the same direction at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam 1997. His last film is a documentary titled “Jews of Iran” shown in many international film festivals such as Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2005, New Zealand International Documentary Festival 2005 and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2006. “Jews of Iran” The Jewish settlement in Iran dates back to…

In 1996 during working on a short film in Amsterdam, I met Shoresh Kalantari who was studying film directing in “Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academi“. His short film “Meaning of Night” was Oscar nominated at that time and was shown in lots of international short film festivals. Shoresh moved later to Canada to study Film Production in Concordia University in Montreal and since 2004 he is working as TV producer for United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. ShJ- To start at the very beginning, what were the major factors that led you to take up working as a TV Producer…

Jonathan Wolf is Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and Managing Director of the American Film Market (AFM). The Independent Film & Television Alliance is the global trade association of independent distributors and producers of motion picture and television programming. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 160 members from 22 countries. The American Film Market (AFM) is the world’s largest motion picture trade event. The AFM is a global marketplace where more than $800 million in motion picture and television production and distribution deals are…

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