Archive for August, 2007

PodTech:Casting

This conversation about casting for movies is with Davia Nelson, who has worked with Francis Coppola, Phil Kaufman, Barbet Shroeder and she has become a Peabody Award-winning radio creator of Hidden Kitchens on NPR. One of those shows is now the basis of a Broadway musical that she is involved in casting. Also, Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller talk about casting their film, Ballet Russes, and the one they are leaving to shoot in the Galapagoes Islands, Satan Came to Eden.

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PodTech:Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson has twenty-six venues to show her film, Strange Culture all over the world. She\’s also nearly finished editing a documentary she\’s been working on for forty years, called Women + Art = Revolution. There are trailers for both films after a talk about her entire career beginning in the 1950s.

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PodTech:Robert Ryan and Dana Andrews Had Daughters

Robert Ryan became a movie star working for Paramount Pictures and then RKO in the 1940s while Dana Andrews worked simultaneously for Twentieth Century Fox. Their daughters, Lisa Ryan and Susan Andrews, talk about growing up with their famous fathers in Hollywood in the 1950s and coming to San Francisco in the 1960s where they live and work today.

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PodTech:Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson is best known for her novels set in Paris “Le Divorce”, “Le Mariage” and “L’Affaire”. She is in San Francisco for the summer and putting the final touches on her latest novel to be called “Complicity” or “The Virginity Test”. It’s a spy novel that deals with Islam. She puts all of her variety of books and essays for “The New York Review of Books” and “The New York Times” in a context.

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