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Music Dreams Come True in Original Disney Documentary “Mija”

Music Dreams Come True in Original Disney Documentary “Mija”

Disney Original Documentary’s Mija follows Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, two daughters of immigrants from Mexico, navigating their careers in the music industry. A moving love letter to immigrants and their children, this intimate debut feature by Isabel Castro captures the emotional and complex stories of Doris and Jacks for whom “making it” isn’t just a dream, it’s a necessity. A DISNEY FIRST It’s been a quite a musical journey for 27 year millennial old Doris Muñoz, the subject and protagonist of the latest Disney documentary...

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Gamers of the Future on Netflix?  Stranger Things Can Happen

Gamers of the Future on Netflix? Stranger Things Can Happen

In 2007, before the days of "apps" and "streaming" was even heard of, I received a special red envelope from Netflix in my mailbox that was going to change everyone's watching habits forever.  These envelopes were reserved for a select few DVD based Netflix subscribers which was the only option initially there was at the time. The label on the envelope read “Instant Streaming Disc” for PS3.  When Netflix made the announcement to their subscribers that they would soon be able to watch hundreds of movies from their...

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The 93rd Annual Academy Awards to be unmasked tonight

The 93rd Annual Academy Awards to be unmasked tonight

With the COVID-19 Pandemic looming above us during the past year, the major awards season has been rather anemic with its shows having to rely almost exclusively on virtual technology. It would have been just as enjoyable and appropriate for viewers to watch the shows on their six inch smart-phones instead of on their ultra HD television sets. This year’s venue will be primarily at the Union Station in Los Angeles, where they will be able to treat this as a film production shoot, rather than an event. The event will be like watching...

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Dolby: Taking Sound and Vision to an Entirely New Level

Dolby: Taking Sound and Vision to an Entirely New Level

At the CES Pepcom “Digital Experience” show online, I was fortunate to spend some considerable time at the Dolby virtual booth learning about the company's recent announcements at CES, as well as the company's rapid progress during the last few years. It was just a mere four years ago when I wrote about the launch of Dolby Cinema which dramatically changed the movie going experience with its immersive combination of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos with their collaboration with AMC theaters wowing audiences around the world. In movie...

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Voice-Over Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Voice-Over Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Inaugural Induction Ceremony October 10th Voice-Over Actors Hall of Fame to open at the historic Orinda It has been well over a year since the California Independent Film Festival Association conceived the notion of crafting a special public live event that would recognize the true artistry of some of the great voice-over actors of the past. Whether from animated feature films, animated TV shows, or just cartoons, the work from these voice-over actors are indelible and should truly be recognized and appreciated. Despite these...

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