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April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 49 Part 3: Montclair Film Education

We speak with the educators behind those beautiful glass doors on Bloomfield Avenue.  In the conclusion to our special series on Montclair Film, Jo speaks with Sue Hollenberg, Montclair Film's Education Director, the woman who brings us all of those great classes for kids and adults.  Find out what Sue has on the schedule plus the very special campaign Montclair Film has launched that'll have you doing something kind for a stranger today. You'll also hear from writer and director Gary Rudoren, Montclair Film's Improv class instructor, and from one of his students who happens to be a familiar voice around town - Ruthie Perretti of Montclair's famous Ruthie's BBQ.  And for all those voiceover wannnabe's - get the inside track from another Montclair Film instructor, the Emmy award winning actress and voice over artist Claudine Ohayon whose commercials you will most likely recognize.  
Montclair Film Festival 2019 kicks off this Friday!
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April 24, 2019 @ 11:51 am

Episode 49 Part 2: Local Filmmakers

We speak with three of this year's Montclair Film Festival filmmakers, all residents of Montclair. 
First up, we talk to new Montclairian Maureen Towey - about making a film inspired by one of her radical community-based theater projects She has directed live theater and many interactive live performances with Arcade Fire, Ray LaMontagne, and Esperanza Spaulding. Then we speak with Susan Skoog, who has had several of her moving narrative films presented in the festival over the years.  A mentor to many young filmmakers, Susan also teaches at Montclair State University. Finally, we'll speak with Emmy Award winner Steve McCarthy, a veteran journalist, and filmmaker who has pursued impactful stories for over 30 years through television and documentary film.
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April 21, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 49 Part 1: Montclair Film Festival with Tom Hall

We speak with with Tom Hall, Executive Director at Montclair Film.  The Film Festival which is in its 8th year, debuts May 3rd.  Tom arrived to Montclair Film almost 5 years ago, via Nantucket, Newport, Sarasota and the Hamptons Film Festivals.  Now he and his team have sifted through 1000 films to create a collection that he knows will be well-received in Montclair.  Find out what special events and celebrities you can look forward to this year as well as why Tom decided to open the festival with “Wild Rose” starring Jessie Buckley.
Details for festival films and events through link above. 
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April 14, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 48: Amie Blumberg Coaching

We speak with Montclair resident Amie Blumberg, a Senior Executive and Leadership Coach, of Amie Blumberg Coaching.  For 30 years. Amie worked in the fashion and retail industries where she held executive level positions at luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne and Bloomingdales. Amie began to learn skills that without knowing it, would create a very different future.  A victim of downsizing, she took those skills to set off in an entirely different direction. Now Amie uses her experience to help clients realize their dreams and achieve their fullest potential.
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April 7, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 47: Culture Artisan Clothing

We speak with Kent Daniel as he launches his new line of clothing, Culture Artisan Clothing, and about his journey in the world of fashion design.  This episode is an inspiration for all creatives and fashionistas looking to find their way in their business. There will be ups and downs but throughout, a positive message about how to stay on track when life throws you for a loop. 

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