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About Maureen Herzog

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Film Rating Advisors to the Rescue!

Film Rating Advisors to the Rescue!

Confused by the MPAA’s rating process? Film Rating Advisors can help indie filmmakers navigate the MPAA system.  FRA co-founders Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman have rated more than 15,000 films and together offer 23 years of MPAA experience.  They can either represent filmmakers with the MPAA or with behind-the-scenes guidance on specific objectives. Finally, 46 (…) Read More

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Today’s Media Landscape: Food for Thought

Life is what happens, so the saying goes, while you’re making other plans — or, as we could say today, while you’re texting, monitoring Facebook, sharing Instagram pics, checking email, searching Netflix, etc.  In a recent USA Today essay, author Michael Wolff assumes the meta-person position and puts some perspective on our all-consuming world of (…) Read More

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Movies We Like

Movies We Like

Recently released movies Indie Slate editors like and recommend… Rosewater – We’re Jon Stewart fans, so expectations were high for his cinematic retelling of Newsweek  journalist Maziar Bahari’s detention by the Iranian government as a result of his 2009 on-camera interview with The Daily Show‘s Jason Jones.  Stewart came up with a valiant first outing as (…) Read More

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“The Preacher’s Daughter”—Confessions of a Real Preacher’s Kid

“The Preacher’s Daughter”—Confessions of a Real Preacher’s Kid

The law catches up to Andrea Bowen as the prodigal preacher’s daughter. In 2012, writer-director-producer Michelle Mower’s first feature, The Preacher’s Daughter, premiered on the Lifetime Network and opened film industry doors for her.  Mower’s inspiring “Reel Life” story appeared as the cover feature in Indie Slate issue 63. —Editor By Michelle Mower There’s a (…) Read More

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Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet

Book Review by Maureen Herzog “Just because you have only a short amount of time doesn’t mean you can’t tell a real story.” Ross Brown, Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet (2014,  Second Edition) As a successful producer and writer of episodic comedy for television (The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, Who’s (…) Read More

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The Comedy Gospel According to Judd Apatow

Writer-director-producer Judd Apatow has been responsible for some of the most successful comedy motion picture projects of the last decade (Bridesmaids, Anchorman 2, This is 40, Get Him to the Greek).  If writing and producing comedy are among your aspirations, I highly recommend reading the in-depth interview with Apatow recently published in The Hollywood Reporter (…) Read More

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Vimeo Investing $10 Million For Creators Using Vimeo On Demand For Direct Distribution

Vimeo Investing $10 Million For Creators Using Vimeo On Demand For Direct Distribution

  Vimeo’s On Demand platform is expanding its support for content creators selling their work directly online. The $10 million investment will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and access to online marketing services—including website development and translation services—in exchange for distributing their content on Vimeo On Demand. (…) Read More

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Film — the Medium — Stands Test of Time

There is so much hoopla that accompanies the announcement of Academy Award winners, I didn’t think I could open one more message from a PR firm with “Oscar” in the subject line.  But I’m glad I read the one that pointed out the following: In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner (…) Read More

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