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TFV Network is a network of podcasts produced by The Film Verdict. Shows on the TFV Network include "Showcast," a series of candid conversations from film festivals and film markets; "Noir 360," celebrating international Black filmmaking in all its diversity; "HIT," insightful discussions with international film industry experts. Stay tuned...

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TFV Network is a network of podcasts produced by The Film Verdict. Shows on the TFV Network include "Showcast," a series of candid conversations from film festivals and film markets; "Noir 360," celebrating international Black filmmaking in all its diversity; "HIT," insightful discussions with international film industry experts. Stay tuned...

    Showcast: Staying Ahead of the Audiovisual Game w/ Lori McCreary

    Showcast: Staying Ahead of the Audiovisual Game w/ Lori McCreary

    In today's episode of the Showcast, recorded live at the 2024 AVP Summit in Reggio Calabria, Italy, TFV's Matt Micucci sits down with Lori McCreary, the American producer and CEO of Revelations Entertainment, which she co-founded with Morgan Freeman in 1996. McCreary discusses the company's history and mission, highlighting some of its most acclaimed productions and previewing upcoming projects, including Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated adaptation of the sci-fi classic, "Rendezvous With Rama." Reflecting on the AVP Summit's themes, we explore the factors that have influenced the audiovisual production industry in recent years and the importance of nurturing co-productions. In addition, McCreary, who has a prominent background in computer science, shares her insights on the industry's evolution and her early recognition of the need for adaptation to new technologies, exemplified by her work with the broadband movie distribution company ClickStar back in 2006, which predated the rise of major streaming platforms. (Photo: AVP Summit)

    • 20 min
    Showcast: Let's Talk About Screenwriting w/ John August (2024 AVP Summit)

    Showcast: Let's Talk About Screenwriting w/ John August (2024 AVP Summit)

    In the latest episode of the Showcast from the 2024 AVP Summit in Reggio Calabria, Italy, TFV's Matt Micucci sits down for a conversation with John August, the acclaimed screenwriter of behind such films as "Go," "Big Fish," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." August delves into the art of screenwriting, recounts his journey in film and his directorial experience, and shares insights into his writing habits. He also discusses the current film landscape, technological advancements and the impact of artificial intelligence on the audiovisual sector. Additionally, as a Writers Guild of America (WGA) member and part of the negotiation committee during the recent strike, the second longest in WGA's history, August reflects on the strike's outcome and its implications for the industry. (Photo: AVP Summit)

    • 22 min
    Showcast: Reimagining Television w/ Wayne Garvie (2024 AVP Summit)

    Showcast: Reimagining Television w/ Wayne Garvie (2024 AVP Summit)

    TFV's Matt Micucci engages in a conversation with Wayne Garvie, President of International Production at Sony Pictures Television, at the 2024 AVP Summit in Reggio Calabria, Italy. Garvie shares insights on the current audiovisual production landscape, addressing the disruptions caused by technological advancements, including the growth of artificial intelligence, and shifting audience viewing habits, such as the rise in popularity of short-form audiovisual content. Reflecting on his nearly four-decade career, Garvie discusses the evolving definition of television. Among other topics discussed, Garvie also highlights Sony Pictures Television's ongoing transition, following the recent conclusions of landmark series like The Crown and Sex Education, and the anticipation of new series set to potentially usher in a new era for the company. (Photo: AVP Summit)

    • 20 min
    Showcast: The Vibrant Art Scene of Mozambique w/ Carlos Vargas (Tribeca 2024)

    Showcast: The Vibrant Art Scene of Mozambique w/ Carlos Vargas (Tribeca 2024)

    TFV's Matt Micucci speaks with Carlos Vargas, director of "Hidden Era," which marks his feature directorial debut and was presented in the Viewpoints section of the 2024 Tribeca Festival in New York City, New York. Unfolding in the the vibrant city of Maputo, Mozambique, the film chronicles the artistic and personal evolution of Phambi, a painter working in the region, as he struggles with real-life challenges, including providing an education for his son, and awakens to new ways of thinking, including via the influence of two young feminist women who pose for his artworks. "Hidden Era" offers is a thematically dense film and we speak about some of its main themes with Vargas, who also discusses his work's natural blend of reality and fiction and the interesting way in which it was brought to life. We also discuss the film's characteristic style and the vibrant art scene of Mozambique, which the film provides a rare cinematic glimpse into. Additionally, we talk about his journey and the statement he wanted to make with "Hidden Era," his feature directorial debut after much experience in cinematography and production. (Photo: Carlos Vargas)

    • 20 min
    Showcast: The Human Side of Political Resistance in Belarus w/ Mara Tamkovich (Tribeca 2024)

    Showcast: The Human Side of Political Resistance in Belarus w/ Mara Tamkovich (Tribeca 2024)

    TFV's Matt Micucci speaks with Mara Tamkovich, making her feature directorial debut with "Under the Grey Sky," presented in the International Narrative Competition of the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York. Based on a true story, the film talks about a couple of journalists and their resilience, when their cause and love are crushed under the oppression of Belarusian authorities. The film particularly focuses on the aftermath of the mass protests in the country in 2020. In this Showcast episode, Tamkovich shares insights into the true story that inspired her film and its socio-political context, as well as her desire to highlight the human aspect of the story with "Under the Grey Sky." We also find out more about Tamkovich, her earliest memories of cinema, her background in journalism and the journey and challenges she faced in making her feature directorial debut with this film. (Photo: Loco Films)

    • 17 min
    Showcast: Immersive Competition at the Cannes Film Festival w/ Max Borg

    Showcast: Immersive Competition at the Cannes Film Festival w/ Max Borg

    TFV critic Max Borg joins TFV's Matt Micucci to discuss the inaugural edition of the Immersive Competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The section showcased immersive works, from mixed reality to virtual reality works and beyond, representing a new era of storytelling and embracing new technologies. The winner of the competition was Colored, an augmented-reality, location-based experience by Stephane Foekinos and Pierre-Alain Giraud. Max talks with us about his first-hand experience of the Immersive Competition, and the quality and range of the works presented within this program. He also shares some thoughts and opinions about whether the Cannes Film Festival embracing this form of storytelling will have a resonating impact across the international film festival scene. (Photo courtesy of Festival de Cannes)

    • 11 min

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