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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.

Tribeca Film Festival: 3 Documentaries Explore Comedy, Big Pharma & Politics in Zimbabwe

Jimmy Fallon in "Misery Loves Comedy"

Melanie Votaw writes about 3 documentaries in the Tribeca Film Festival - "Misery Loves Comedy," "Democrats," and "Prescription Thugs"

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Tribeca Film Festival: 7 Narrative Films From the Tragic to the Ridiculous

Olivia Wilde in "Meadowland"

Melanie Votaw writes about seven narrative films in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival that range from outrageous comedies to horrific tragedies.

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Set Your DVR’s for HBO’s Serial Killer Doc ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’

Serial killer Lonnie Franklin on trial in Los Angeles in "Tales of the Grim Sleeper"

Set your DVR's for the HBO documentary "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" airing 4/27 at 9 ET/PT.

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3 Tribeca Fest Films Take on the Topic of Terrorism

Maulana Aziz Ghazi, right, quizzes one of his newest students in "Among the Believers"

3 Tribeca Fest films tackle the complex subject of terrorism: "Among the Believers, "(T)Error," and "Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist"

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Tribeca Film Festival Documentaries Celebrate Female African American Trailblazers Misty Copeland, Constance Baker Motley

A still of Misty Copeland from "A Ballerina's Tale" in American Ballet Theatre's 2012 production of "La Bayadere"

Tribeca Film Fest documentaries celebrate two African American women trailblazers, Misty Copeland and Constance Baker Motley.

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3 Tribeca Fest Films Focus on Theme of Suicide: ‘Bridgend,’ ‘Better to Live,’ ‘Man Under’

A still from "Better To Live"

3 Tribeca Fest Films focus on suicide - "Bridgend, "Man Under," and "Better To Live."

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Movie Review: ‘Laugh Killer Laugh’ Starring William Forsythe

William Forsythe in "Laugh Killer Laugh"

Melanie Votaw reviews the new film, "Laugh Killer Laugh," starring the great William Forsythe

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Tribeca Film Festival: 11 Shorts Explore Such Diverse Subjects as Ebola, Stop and Frisk, Loss of Innocence

Members of the Liberian Red Cross carry a dead Ebola victim through a neighborhood in the nation's capitol, Monrovia in "Body Team 12"

Melanie Votaw reports on 10 short films in the Tribeca Film Festival about diverse topics like ebola, kissing, and stop and frisk.

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Tribeca Fest Movie Review: ‘Sleeping With Other People’ Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in "Sleeping With Other People"

Melanie Votaw reviews the new Jason Sudeikis romcom from the Tribeca Film Festival - "Sleeping With Other People" - also starring Alison Brie.

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Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker Tony McNamara Talks Directing Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Sarah Silverman in ‘Ashby’

Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts in "Ashby"

At the Tribeca Film Festival, writer/director Tony McNamara talks about his comic film, "Ashby ", which stars Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, and Sarah Silverman

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Tribeca Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Armor of Light’ Doc Examines Christianity & Gun Culture

The Armor of Light

Melanie Votaw reviews the moving documentary, "The Armor of Light," at the Tribeca Film Festival, which examines the enmeshment of Christianity and the NRA.

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Interview: Dick Cavett Talks New PBS Documentary, ‘Dick Cavett’s Vietnam’

Dick Cavett1

Melanie Votaw talks with the incomparable Dick Cavett about the PBS documentary, "Dick Cavett's Vietnam," airing April 27, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.

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