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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

‘The Messenger’ Doc Shows How Songbirds are Being Threatened and (Hopefully) Being Saved


"The Messenger" is a compelling documentary that shows the many ways songbirds are endangered, the efforts to save them, and why our own lives may depend on theirs.

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Appalling Doc ‘Stink!’ Exposes What ‘Fragrance’ on an Ingredient List Really Means

Filmmaker Jon Whelan in "Stink!"

The documentary "Stink!" is an expose that shows how manufacturers are poisoning us - genetically modifying us through toxic chemicals that they can disguise under the ingredient called "Fragrance."

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‘The Christmas Note’ Premieres on Hallmark Sun., Nov. 29, 2015

Leah Gibson and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in "The Christmas Note"

Hallmark's new original movie, "The Christmas Note," starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler, premieres Sun., Nov. 29, 2015.

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Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Todd Haynes, Jake Lacy, Phyllis Nagy Talk ‘Carol’

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in "Carol"

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, director Todd Haynes, and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy talk about the new film, "Carol," at a press conference in New York.

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You Aren’t Watching ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’? Here’s Why You Should

Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (Photo: Mathieu Young/The CW - © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

Wait, you aren't watching "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"? Here's why you should be.

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Claire Coffee – ‘Grimm’s’ Adalind – Talks Season 5


Claire Coffee talks season 5 of "Grimm."

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Gordon Ramsay Dishes About ‘Burnt’ Starring Bradley Cooper

Burnt top photo

Gordon Ramsay Dishes About "Burnt," the new film starring Bradley Cooper.

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Mario Batali Interviews Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller & Cast at ‘Burnt’ Press Conference

Burnt top photo

Melanie Votaw reports on the press conference in New York for "Burnt," in which Mario Batali interviewed Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Daniel Bruhl, and Sam Keeley.

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Showrunner Warren Leight, New Cast Member Andy Karl Talk Upcoming Episodes of ‘Law and Order: SVU’

Law and Order SVU

Showrunner Warren Leight and new cast member Andy Karl talk what we can expect in upcoming episodes of "Law and Order: SVU"

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NY Film Festival Review: ‘Experimenter’ Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder

Peter Sarsgaard in "Experimenter"

Melanie Votaw reviews the intriguing film, "Experimenter," starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, about the controversial experiments of Stanley Milgram.

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‘Legends’ Starring Sean Bean Returns to TNT Nov. 2


"Legends" starring Sean Bean returns to TNT November 2, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.; Bean appeared at NY Comic Con over the weekend.

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53rd New York Film Festival Closes Over the Weekend

Kyle Chandler and Cate Blanchett in "Carol"

The 53rd annual New York Film Festival closes after screening big movies, documentaries, and small indie films from around the world.

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