Cirina CataniaDateline: Cirina Catania, Writer-Director
First Published: Feb 13, 2011 / Last Published: Jun 20, 2013
Cirina Catania is a writer, director, journalist and former marketing executive with a long history of success in both the major studio and independent film environment. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She has written, directed and/or shot numerous television shows and her credits include National Geographic’s “Nat Geo’s Most Amazing Photos” as writer/field producer, the ground-breaking 12-part series for Discovery Channel, “Southern Steel;” a made-for-TV movie/pilot entitled, “John Douglas-Mindhunter;” 13 episodes of Lifetime’s “ Merge,” starring Lisa Rinna; 16 episodes of “Worst Case Scenario,” for Columbia Television, 6 episodes of “Untold Stories from the ER,” for TLC; and 2 episodes of “Animal Kidding,” for Animal Planet. Ms. Catania also produces the popular weekly one-hour tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, which is streamed live each Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm Pacific time at http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com or can be downloaded on iTunes.
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February 23, 2011
First Time Oscar Nominee Adrien Morot Talks Makeup for Barney's Version
A hot race pits a first-time nominee against two other teams with a total of 8 Oscars and 8 nominations between them.
February 20, 2011
Do You Speak Crowd? Film Funding for Mavericks
Crowd funding for films popular worldwide, but the majors just don't get it yet.
February 19, 2011
Iranian film, Nadir and Simin (The Separation) Wins Golden Bear at 2011 Berlinale
Excellent work from director Asghar Farhadi and the ensemble cast had press and audiences buzzing
February 17, 2011
Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus
Lion Warriors Circling for Power Revenge in an Adaptation of a Classic Shakespearian Drama
February 14, 2011
Kevin Spacey in Margin Call, Business and Betrayal in the Hallowed Halls of Finance
Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons deliver memorable performances in this flawlessly directed and scripted film.
February 13, 2011
2011 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) Opens on a Serious Note
Artistic Freedom a Strong Message, Punctuated by Jailed Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi’s Vacant Chair