Directed by Magazine: The Cinema Quarterly

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CreateSpace, Jan 18, 2008 - Performing Arts - 64 pages
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64 Pages of Content, including interviews/articles about Davis Guggenheim, Frank Darabont, Robert Wise, Ben Affleck, Brian Cook, Jeffrey Blitz, THE SOPRANOS directors, Lorraine Bracco and Drea de Matteo, James Wan, Richard Kelly, Michael Katleman, 1982 Films, THE MUMMY and BLADE RUNNER

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 Scott Essman is the Creative Director of Visionary Media, A Multimedia Organization first created in New York in 1988 and reformed in Los Angeles in 1995.  He teaches mass media, filmmaking, screenwriting, directing, and digital video editing at the University of La Verne, The Art Institute of California, and California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.  Mr. Essman has been writing and producing projects about motion picture craftsmanship and Hollywood history since the 1980s. In 1996, he created his first special live event, a tribute to the greatest living makeup artist, Dick Smith. He is also the creator of many subsequent tributes programs such as tributes to: John Chambers and Planet of the Apes; The Wizard of Oz in concert with Warner Bros Studios; Jack Pierce—The Man Behind The Monsters; silent film star Lon Chaney at Universal Studios' CityWalk; and the Westmores of Hollywood at the first Monsterpalooza convention. Since 2002, he has also created numerous DVD documentaries and video interviews for Universal Studios Home Entertainment, including featurettes for Van Helsing, Dawn of the Dead, and The Chronicles of Riddick.  He also published seven issues of Directed By Magazine which highlighted feature film directors and their craft.  In 2008, Mr. Essman won a Rondo Award for Best Feature Film Commentary for his work on the Legacy Set of Universal Studios Home Entertainment's The Mummy (1932 version). Working for the American Cinema Editors, Below the Line News, MovieMaker, Cinefex, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and many other print outlets and websites, Mr. Essman has also published over 500 articles about people who work behind-the-scenes in movies.  Mr. Essman wrote and directed the narrative short film Ten Men on the Field in spring 2011, which was selected for screening at The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York for its baseball film festival.  Next, he directed the short film Potluck in summer and fall 2011.  In winter 2012, he wrote and directed the short Trane and Miles which is has been completed and is being considered for short film festivals.

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