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At 3:26pm on November 10, 2015, Katie Campbell said…

Thanks so much Judith! I'm *beaming* over here. 

At 12:05pm on July 28, 2014, Andrew Grace said…

Thanks Judith! Hope all's well for you and yours. 

At 11:16am on July 7, 2014, Eric Slade said…

Thank you Judith! 

At 1:37pm on April 30, 2013, Dan Protess said…

Thanks! Yes, we've had a ton of press. You'd think that I'd know how to talk to the media (because I AM the media) but I never really learned how to be an interviewee until now. I have an Ovee screening tomorrow, and 4 more events in 4 cities in the coming week. Then I guess I should go make another show.

At 12:26am on April 23, 2013, Lisa Durden said…

Thanks Judith.  I am sooo looking forward to getting funding for Running To Win because I know that it's gonna be a eye opening, entertaining documentary. 

At 1:26pm on April 11, 2013, Josh Springer said…

Hi Judith, yes.  I do know Katie.  She's great.  Her stories for Earthfix are quite good; getting some national play on Newshour.   All is well here at KCTS9.  We're a bit soggy this time of year, but looking forward to summer in June...er, July...well Septemer for sure.

At 8:03pm on April 10, 2013, Sandra Alvarez said…

Thank you so much Judith.  What a great way to keep in touch!  (Also- the Applied Economics sounds fancier than it is...it's Cornell's name for their business major =)

At 6:08pm on February 1, 2013, Michele Stephenson said…

Thanks!  IT's been an amazing few weeks.

At 11:32am on December 5, 2012, Rebecca Richman Cohen said…

Thanks Judith!  It was definitely down to the wire - and I was worried!  But folks came through.  I'm so grateful!

At 11:03am on July 17, 2012, Julia Elliott said…

Thanks for the welcome, Judith!  I've been doing a lot of kid raising and very little filmmaking in the past few years, but I'm trying to get back in the loop.  I just finished a web-based video project that I'd love to get the Producers Workshop community's advice on.  Specifically, I'm trying to drum up web traffic, and ideally find a broadcast partner.  I'll post some videos and the link to the site.  Hope you are well!

At 8:55am on October 31, 2011, Raquel Chapa said…
Thanks Judith-happy halloween!
At 2:16am on October 29, 2011, Chris Metzler said…

Will do Judith.  We've just been a bit focused on the theatrical release and waiting to promote AfroPoP closer to the broadcast date a few months from now.  And since this is a DIY punk rock effort, reaching out to press, keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, and our own website has got us all tied up in knots at time.  But love the tool here, so we'll work to incorporate it a bit more.  Thanks for the support and suggestion! Chris

At 10:20pm on August 24, 2011, Christopher Rish said…
Thank you for introducing me to Joanna.  We had such a wonderful shoot covering Diana Nyad.  Now for more bi-coastal collaborations!  And thank you thank you thank you for the connection!
At 2:11pm on May 27, 2011, Sally Rubin said…
Thanks for all your support, Judith.
At 10:42am on May 12, 2011, Kristian Berg said…
I imagine other paths have crossed - before Bruce Barrow came to the academy he and I worked on History Detective stories together at OPB.
At 9:19pm on April 29, 2011, Judith Vecchione said…

Thoughts on the death of Mme Nhu, whom I interviewed in 1982 for "Vietnam: A Television History"-

 

I remember the day vividly.  Mme Nhu lived way outside of Rome, in a huge old house, hard to find, isolated.  We drove through a rusting but ornate metal gate, up a long drive, and were finally admitted - but only to the greenhouse attached to the house, not into the house itself.  We were told, with no explanation, that this was where we could film.  The room was dim, and it was hard to get the lighting right.  But the sound problem was worse -- it was a cold, wet day, and the rain hitting the greenhouse roof made it sound, for a while, as if we were under a waterfall. 

 

We finally got set and she came in, dressed in her trademark ao dai dress, cut tight and low, with a glittering cross around her neck.  She was tiny, delicate, and completely in control.  She wanted to lecture us, not to be interviewed.  It took a lot of discussion to persuade her, but finally, just as I was starting my questions, she got up and left.  Again, no one explained, so we just waited.  After a while Mme Nhu returned, wrapped in a beautiful mink stole against the cold.  And the interview began.  

 

If you want to see the interview, it's posted at WGBH's Open Vault site:

 http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/org.wgbh.mla:f1b35fec863beb654d0e20ddde0bc4f11c1a3f8e

At 4:44pm on April 6, 2011, Anna Rau said…
Sadly, this Doc was so focused on the science it didn't cause too much of a ruckus. You can't really argue with science, but it is getting some attention.  We received plenty of viewer feedback, it got a short write up by a science blogger for the Guardian and since it went online about a month ago, it's had about 32,000 hits.  I am working with NewsHour to cut a ten minute version for them and we are in the process of individually contacting PBS stations in states with Medical Marijuana laws to offer it to them for free.  So far I've only contacted Western Region states and KCSM in California is planning to air it and others are still watching it online to decide if it is national enough to fit their air.  I'll keep you posted!  Hope things are good.  Are you working on a new program?  Sure do love this site!!
At 10:14pm on March 17, 2011, Evan Coyne Maloney said…

Hi Judith! Thanks for the note!

 

A while after Producers Workshop, I finally finished and released "Indoctrinate U". It premiered at the Kennedy Center to a packed house and a standing ovation. It's been carried on some public broadcasting affiliates who carry portions of the Documentary Channel programming, where it's aired a number of times and is also among their best selling DVDs of all time.

 

Since the film, I've been paying the bills working in the software business. I was at Reuters for several years and built their iPhone and iPad apps called News Pro. Last summer, I joined an online retailer called Gilt Groupe where I am also working on building iPhone and iPad apps.

 

On the side, I've also been working on a documentary project covering a controversial new media figure. I'd be happy to tell more, but since any info would have to be off-the-record, do you know whether comments on here are visible to the public, or only to you and former PW participants who are logged in?

 

"Indoctrinate U" has also been in the news in Canada recently for a rather shocking reason. A student at McGill University became so enraged during a screening that he started tweeting death fantasies against other audience members. Global Toronto TV covered it, and posted the video online:

 

Police investigate death threats, racist Tweets of McGill student

 

The story from the student newspaper:

 

The McGill administration is investigating a student who threatened to shoot a roomful of other students at campus screening of "Indoctrinate U"

 

Things haven't been dull!

 

Hope all is well,

Evan

At 4:04pm on February 25, 2011, Andrew Grace said…
Hi Judith! Yes, I did pass on a hello - to a staffer at AmEx who was calling about a student of mine who might be part of the bus trip with Freedom Riders. Also, Paul Taylor is in Tuscaloosa today to show the film, so I might pass on another hello too! Eating Alabama is coming along, slowly, but I'm hoping to have the film finished this summer to shop to Indy Lens and POV. Fingers crossed!
At 1:07pm on February 17, 2011, Jorge Aguirre said…
Hi Judith! I just finished writing my second ep of MARTHA SPEAKS.  It's been fun.

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