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Melanie Votaw

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Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer who has written and published 25 non-fiction books, as well as fiction and poetry. 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, her travel blog, Trip Out on Travel, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Interview: Dhani Harrison on Writing the Score for ‘Seattle Road’

Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, talks about his career as a film composer and his latest film, "Seattle Road."

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Illuminates Women’s, LGBT Issues

Melanie Votaw reports on four inspiring documentaries in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

2016 Tony Awards Recap – ‘Hamilton’ is One Win Shy of...

Melanie Votaw recaps the 2016 Tony Awards - it was almost the "Hamiltony's," but not quite. The show won 11 trophies - just one shy of the record held by "The Producers."

Interview: Composer Heitor Pereira Talks ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Minions’ &...

Heitor Pereira talks with Melanie Votaw about his diverse career as a guitarist for Simply Red and as a successful film composer.

What You Can Expect From the Tony Awards – Beyond ‘Hamilton’

There will be a lot more to the Tony's Sunday night than "Hamilton" - Barbra anyone?

‘Nashville’ Picked Up for Fifth Season by CMT

Reports say that "Nashville" has been picked up for a fifth season by CMT!

Interview: Broadway/Disney Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks ‘School of Rock,’ ‘Galavant’ &...

Lyricist Glenn Slater talks working with Alan Menken and writing such pieces as Broadway's "School of Rock," TV's "Galavant," the Disney film "Tangled," and more. This is part 1 of 2.

Interview: Broadway/Disney Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks ‘School of Rock,’ ‘Galavant’ &...

Lyricist Glenn Slater talks working with Alan Menken and writing such pieces as Broadway's "School of Rock," TV's "Galavant," the Disney film "Tangled," and more. This is part 2 of 2.

Interview: Catherine Bell on the Joys of Being ‘The Good Witch’

Catherine Bell talks about the joys of being "The Good Witch," the possibility of becoming a director, and working with Adam Sandler in Netflix's "The Do-Over."

Documentary ‘The God Cells’ Explores Controversial Topic of Fetal Stem Cells

The documentary "God Cells" explores the controversial subject of fetal stem cells. It interviews both children and adults who have recovered from life-threatening and chronic illnesses after receiving stem cells in other countries.

Amazon Renews ‘Transparent’ for Season 4

Amazon renews "Transparent" starring Jeffrey Tambor for season 4 in 2017.

TED Talks: War & Peace Premieres on PBS Memorial Day 2016

The powerful program of speeches and short films, Ted Talks: War & Peace, airs on PBS on Mon., 5/30 at 10:00. Don't miss it!

Field of Vision, The New Yorker Present ‘The Journey’ Doc About...

On its website starting today, The New Yorker releases a 70-minute documentary in six parts about the Syrian refugee crisis.

Netflix Releases ‘The Do-Over’ This Week Starring Adam Sandler, David Spade

Netflix will release the new original movie, "The Do-Over," on Friday, May 27, 2016, starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.
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