Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes – Film Review

The film successfully builds a bridge. With reflections from jazz lions like Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, the foundation of the crucial jazz label is built. Musicians signed more ... Continue Reading →

Film Review – Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

We are in a golden age of music documentaries, quite possibly the platinum age. For the fan, this plethora of offerings is almost an embarrassment of riches. Alfred George Bailey’s ... Continue Reading →

Best of 2012 Palm Springs Short Film Festival

The 18th annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Film Market, the largest festival of its kind in this country, completed its run June 19-25 and this writer’s ... Continue Reading →

Beverly Hills Film Festival & Mother’s Day Luncheon for ABCs

Hollywood Beat Beverly Hills Film Festival & Mother’s Day Luncheon for ABCs Sonia Nassery Cole received the Golden Palm Award for producing and directing The Black Tulip — ... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2011 – Film Round-up

Sundance 2011 – Film Round-up This year’s Sundance was marked by an uptick in attendees and acquisitions.  The weather was generally superb, and the films were generally noteworthy. ... Continue Reading →

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Hollywood Beat, May 7, 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival   Beverly Hills Film Festival The 10th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival kicked off their ... Continue Reading →

SUNDANCE 2010 Round-up

SUNDANCE 2010 Round-up There seemed to be more people at Sundance this year, most likely because last year the crowd was thinned due the magnetic pull of Obama’s ... Continue Reading →

Best of Palm Springs Short Film Fest ’09

Best of Palm Springs Short Film Fest ‘09   The 2009 version of the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market is concluded and, as the largest festival of its ... Continue Reading →