FIlmmaker Jake Boritt

Air Date: Dec 20,2013

Show #149

MY guest is Filmmaker Jake Boritt’s latest project is ‘The Gettysburg Story’ documentary Jake_Boritt_MS_2012.largeto be broadcast on public television in 2013. In 2010 he wrote and produced the “The Gettysburg Story: Battlefield Auto Tour” performed by actor Stephen Lang (‘Avatar’, ‘Gettysburg’). It is now the bestselling audio tour at the Gettysburg Battlefield.

In 2010 his film “759: Boy Scouts of Harlem” was broadcast nationally on public television via MPT. The New York Daily News gave it “Three Stars” calling the film “subtle and uplifting.” The Boston Globe called it a “genial documentary…” saying “Boritt and (co-director Justin) Szlasa have talent.” The film premiered at the Schomburg Center for Black History in Harlem and screened on the USS Intrepid and in the United States Capitol sponsored by Senators Skelton and Sessions.

Boritt’s short documentary for the United Nations and Project Gaia followed Somali refugees in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Desert and the Clean Cook revolution. This project, “Cooking to Live,” featured music by hip-hop artist K’Naan and in 2009 it premiered at COP15: United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Boritt also produced several short films for the United Nations Development Program: South South Cooperation featuring actor Danny Glover.

Boritt’s 2007 film “Budapest to Gettysburg” explored the story of his father Professor Gabor Boritt, a world renowned Lincoln and Civil War scholar who returned to Hungary to find his roots in the tyranny of Hitler and Stalin. “Budapest to Gettysburg” was selected for the 2007 IFP Independent Film Week in New York and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, and was finalist for the documentary series POV.

In 2003 Boritt shot and produced an anthropological documentary with a tribe in Borneo called “The Internet and the Water Buffalo” exploring the effects of a satellite internet connection in a remote indigenous village in the interior jungle highlands. It screened at American Anthropological Association.

Jake was Associate Producer on Rory Kennedy’s Moxie-Firecracker production “The Homestead Strike”, part of the Emmy winning History Channel series “10 Days That Changed America.” Boritt worked with Sarah Teale on productions for HBO, A&E, AMC and CourtTV and on David Grubin’s “Young Doctor Freud” and “Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm” (PBS).

Ken Burns called Boritt’s first documentary “Adams County USA” (WITF) “a really good film.” Boritt has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in Vanity Fair and Newsweek. He has helped guide the President of the United States on the Gettysburg battlefield. Boritt graduated from Johns Hopkins University where he studied under multi-National Book Award nominee Stephen Dixon. Boritt was raised on a Civil War farm in Gettysburg that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and a Confederate Hospital during the battle.

Jake Boritt’s Interview

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Author & Investigative Journalist Mark Ebner

AIR DATE: DEC 13, 2013

SHOW #148

Tonight my show New York Times best selling author Mark Ebner is an award winning investigative journalist who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for Spy, 1264073_10151925050105775_1451118826_oRolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Los Angeles, Premiere, Salon, Spin, Radar and New Times among other national and international publications. He has repeatedly positioned himself in harm’s way, conducting over fifty in-depth investigations into such subjects as Scientology, Pit Bull fighting in South Central Los Angeles, the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, celebrity stalkers, drug dealers, missing porn stars, sports groupies, college suicides and Hepatitis C in Hollywood.

Ebner has produced for and/or appeared as a journalist-commentator on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, A&E, The BBC, Channel 4 (UK), National Public Radio, Court TV, FX, VH-1 and E! Entertainment Television. He has been a featured guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Today Show, The Early Show, Inside Edition, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Fox & Friends, Catherine Crier Live, and a host of other television and radio programs in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia. In 2000, Ebner hosted his own nationally syndicated radio program, Drastic Radio, and co-authored the New York Times/Los Angeles Times best-seller, “Hollywood, Interrupted” in 2005 with Andrew Breitbart of the Drudge Report.

Ebner consulted on the Emmy-nominated “Trapped In The Closet” episode of South Park for Comedy Central, consulted for NBC/Dateline on the “Paris Hilton Tapes” report, and field produced a one-hour VH1 special on the same topic. He also hosted “Rich and Reckless,” a crime show for TruTV, recently authored the Hollywood crime book “Six Degrees of Paris Hilton” for Simon Spotlight Entertainment, and blogs breaking news from the corner of Hollywood & Crime at HollywoodInterrupted.com.

Ebner is represented by Joel Gotler:

 Mark Ebner’s Interview

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Pearl Harbor Day Show with WWII Veteran/Filmmaker George Ciampa

Air Date: Dec 6, 2013

Show #147

George Ciampa, a World War II veteran is dedicated to Dec 7, 1941 and all those that 16345_1222412054268_2070617_ngave their lives at Pearl Harbor. We can never forget that Day of Infamy. George will tell us where he was on that day, and what the mood of the country was like. George is a WWII Veteran who at the age of 81 began making films about his experiences landing on D-Day and working with the 607th grave registration division. George has done three films and at the age of 87 he is about to begin his fourth.

His stories of burying over 80,000 GI’s KIA from D-DAY to the Nazi Surrender is one incredible story which he documents in his first two films. His third film is about the men of the 8th Air Force that the French have honored. George’s goal is to make films to teach American high school students of today about the history of WWII and the cost of freedom. He shows all the graves of our honored dead that he personally buried. George talks about his recent trip back to Europe and his work at the American Military Cemeteries, and next film, where he will show how European school children, in the former occupied countries, are now adopting a grave of an American Soldier and planting flowers at these graves.

Actor, Producer, Director, Paul Koslos

Air Date: Dec. 29, 2013

Show #146

PAUL KOSLO actor, producer and director. This Lean-faced, intense-looking, German-MV5BMTI5NzA2NjI0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzY5NTQzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR7,0,214,317_born, Canada-raised Paul Koslo was at his busiest during the 1970s, usually playing shifty, untrustworthy and often downright nasty characters.

He first broke into films at age 22 in the low-budget Little White Crimes (1966), and then appeared in a rush of movies taking advantage of his youthful looks, including cult favorites Vanishing Point (1971) and The Omega Man (1971), and the western Joe Kidd (1972), martial arts blaxploitation flick Cleopatra Jones (1973) and crime thriller The Stone Killer (1973).

After working alongside such stars as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Walter Matthau and Charles Bronson, Koslo’s career drifted towards television, and in the 1980s he regularly guest-starred on such TV series as The Incredible Hulk (1978), The A-Team (1983), Matlock (1986), MacGyver (1985) and The Fall Guy (1981). Unfortunately, most of his film work in the 1990s and beyond was “straight-to-video” fare, such as Chained Heat II (1993) and Desert Heat (1999).

Koslo is well remembered by many as smart-mouthed small-time hood Bobby Kopas, trying to shake down melon grower Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk (1974).

Paul was born in Germany, raised in Canada, trained with the National Theatre School in Montreal. Paul speaks perfect German.

He met his wife, Allaire Paterson-Koslo, at The MET Theatre in Hollywood, when he produced a one-woman show, “Purple Breasts”, a critically acclaimed play she co-wrote and starred in.

He is one of the founding members of The MET Theatre since 1974 and continues to be on the Board of Directors.

Paul Koslo’s Interview

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