July 12, 2015

Chris Palmer spoke about his book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Film Producer in Residence at American University and director of its Center for Environmental filmmaking, Palmer has produced some 300 hours of prime-time TV and IMAX nature films, and has won two Emmys, the Frank G. Wells Award from the Environmental Media Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Media at the 2009 International Wildlife Film Festival. His 2010 book, Shooting in the Wild, described the history of wildlife filmmaking; now Palmer lays out the ethical issues involved with moviemaking that harasses animals for dramatic effect or distorts the truth about wild habitats. The industry needs to evolve, he argues, and he shows how it can conserve, not manipulate, nature.

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938954054
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Published: Bluefield Publishing - February 17th, 2015

July 11, 2015

Jen Chaney spoke about her book, As If!, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

For some two decades, Chaney has been an astute observer of popular culture, publishing music and film reviews, features, and essays in venues including Esquire, New York, The Washington Post, and Yahoo.com. Her book examines the enduring cultural impact of Clueless, marking the film’s 20th anniversary with a look back to its roots in Austen’s Emma, tracing Amy Heckerling’s development of the script, the film’s casting, and behind-the-scenes accounts of what went into the costumes and music.

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476799087
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Published: Gallery Books - July 7th, 2015

December 6, 2014

Andy Cohen spoke about his book, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year , in conversation with Wolf Blitzer and Politics & Prose at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Saturday December 6, 2014.

As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. We learn everything from which celebrity peed in her WWHL dressing room to which Housewives are causing trouble and how. Nothing is off limits – including dating. We see Andy at home and with close friends and family (including his beloved and unforgettable mom). Throughout, Andy tells us not only what goes down, but exactly what he thinks about it. Inspired by the diaries of another celebrity-obsessed Andy (Warhol), this honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny book is a one-of-a-kind account of the whos and whats of pop culture in the 21st century.

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ISBN: 9781250078506
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 3rd, 2015