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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.

NY Film Fest Review: ‘Everything is Copy’ Doc Pays Tribute to Nora Ephron


Melanie Votaw reviews "Everything is Copy," the documentary about Nora Ephron made by her son and premiering at the 2015 New York Film Festival.

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NY Film Fest: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, Jeff Daniels Talk ‘Steve Jobs’

Michael Fassbender in "Steve Jobs"

Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin & more talk about the new "Steve Jobs" movie at the NY Film Fest.

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Keira Knightley’s Broadway Debut Interrupted By Crazed Suitor

Keira Knightley 2

Keira Knightley's Broadway debut was interrupted tonight by a crazed suitor who shouted a marriage proposal and threw roses from the balcony.

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NY Film Fest 2015: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Zemeckis, Cast on ‘The Walk’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "The Walk"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Zemeckis, and cast discuss "The Walk" at the New York Film Festival - a 3D film depicting Philippe Petit's high wire walk in 1974 between the World Trade Center twin towers.

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Movie Review: ‘Unbranded’ Doc Highlights Plight of Wild Horses

A still from "Unbranded"

"Unbranded" is a documentary about 4 young men who take a 3,000-mile journey through the American west on horseback, highlighting the plight of wild horses.

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Star-Studded Memorial Service Pays Tribute to Roger Rees in New York

Roger Rees

Melanie Votaw reports on the moving and star-studded memorial service held on Broadway on Sept. 21, 2015 to celebrate the life and work of Roger Rees

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Movie Review: ‘Being Canadian’ is Lighthearted Look at Ambiguous Canadian Identity

Robert Cohen in "Being Canadian"

"Being Canadian" is a lighthearted documentary by "Big Bang Theory" writer Robert Cohen about what it means to be from that "obscure country north of the U.S.," with interviews by well-known Canadians like Dan Ackroyd, Mike Myers, William Shatner, and Cobie Smulders.

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PBS to Air Celebrated Documentaries This Fall


PBS to air celebrated documentaries this fall - "Cutie and the Boxer," "Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case" and more.

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‘Welcome to Leith’ Documentary Chronicles White Supremacist Attempt to Take Over North Dakota Town


'Welcome to Leith' is a documentary that chronicles the takeover by white supremacists of a tiny town in North Dakota.

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Movie Review: Patrick Wilson as a Sleazy Politician in ‘Zipper’

Patrick Wilson and Dianna Agron in a still from "Zipper"

Patrick Wilson plays a sleazy southern politician in "Zipper," a thriller that also includes Ray Winstone, Lena Headey, and Alexandra Breckenridge.

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Robert Redford Returns to Comedy in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in "A Walk in the Woods" | Broad Green Pictures

Robert Redford returns to comedy this Labor Day weekend in "A Walk in the Woods," co-starring Nick Nolte.

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Movie Review: ‘The Mend’ Starring Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas in "The Mend"

Movie Review: "The Mend," John Magary's feature debut starring Josh Lucas.

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