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Rob Feld
Rob Feld is a contributing writer to the DGA QUARTERLY, WRITTEN BY magazine and CINEMONTAGE, the journals of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, and the Motion Pictures Editors Guild, respectively, where his interviews with noted filmmakers appear regularly. He has also contributed to AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, is a contributing editor of Newmarket Press’ SHOOTING SCRIPT book series, and has appeared as a commentator on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

Feld teaches screenwriting/directing at the School of Visual Arts and New York University, and his short film, Love, Lots of It, which starred Campbell Scott, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now available on iTunes. His latest directorial effort, Sand Castle, will have its festival premiere in 2015.

Entries by Rob Feld

Evander Holyfield and CHAMPS (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 9:12 AM


Boxing can be a be a brutal sport but no less so an industry. In his new documentary, Champs, filmmaker Bert Marcus explores the lives of three of its champions, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins. Through intimate interviews Marcus explores boxing...

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Merchants of Doubt [VIDEO]

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 10:44 AM


In his new documentary, Merchants of Doubt, filmmaker Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) explores the ways in which corporate interests use media to create confusion and raise doubt over what might otherwise be considered scientific consensus. Beginning with the playbook established by the tobacco...

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The Boxtrolls Makers Talk About the Magic (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:26 AM


Stop motion animation is a fascinating, painstaking process. It's been around for quite some time but was utilized to some new effect this year with the hugely popular The Boxtrolls.

I had the chance to host a screening with directors Anthony Stacchi and...

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The Sleepwalker Shows Christopher Abbott in an Unfamiliar Role (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 8:52 AM


I saw Mona Fastvold's The Sleepwalker while at Sundance, which is available on VOD and at opening at New York's IFC Center November 21st. The film stars Gitta Witt, Christopher Abbott and Brady Corbet (also co-writer with Fastvold) and Stephanie Ellis, all talented...

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Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 1:14 PM


For years writer Anthony McCarten pursued Jane Hawking, the first wife of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, to obtain permission to adapt her book about their life together. Eight years, to be precise. Once she was convinced, the ultimate result was The Theory of...

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HBO Examines Private Violence (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 6:18 PM


"One in four American women experience domestic violence in their homes," filmmaker Cynthia Hill's Sundance documentary, Private Violence posits. "Have you ever asked, 'Why doesn't she just leave?' Private Violence challenges the stigma surrounding this presumptive notion as it follows the stories of...

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Kill the Messenger With Michael Cuesta (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:57 PM


In his new film, Kill the Messenger, director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E., Homeland) tells the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning cum vilified journalist Gary Webb, via a sensitive performance by Jeremy Renner. Webb's 1990s investigations sought to draw a direct line between the CIA and...

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Justin Long and Genesis Rodriquez Talk Kevin Smith's TUSK (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 4:54 PM


I recently hosted a panel with Justin Long and Genesis Rodriquez for AOL BUILD, to talk about their work in Kevin Smith's new horror film, Tusk. They're a funny duo and offered some insight into working with Johnny Depp on the film, as...

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Rory Kennedy Talks 'Last Days in Vietnam'

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:53 PM


After the ceasefire laid down by the Paris Peace Accords, the United States thought North and South Vietnam would relatively stabilize, as North and South Korea had done. After President Nixon left the White House, however, the North Vietnamese began a steady march...

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Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Ira Sachs Talk Love Is Strange

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:21 PM


Love is Strange is a real actors' piece featuring veterans John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei, and directed by indie film staple Ira Sachs. Lithgow and Molina play a married couple forced to live apart when one loses his job, imposing themselves...

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VIDEO Chief of the Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, Talks About Are You Here

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Amy Poehler, Joel Gretsch, Owen Wilson, and Zach Galifianakis in a scene from Matthew Weiners's ARE YOU HERE. Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment

You may not know this, but Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner began his career as a sitcom writer on shows...

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'Land Ho!' Opens -- And a Bjork Sighting

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 9:10 AM


Land Ho!, a road trip comedy co-written/directed by filmmakers Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, follows two retirees through the nightclubs and other dangers of Iceland. The well-received independent film premiered and was picked up for distribution at Sundance this past year.

Here, in...

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Ivory Tower and the Crippling Cost of Higher Education (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:22 PM


In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?

Competing for students, colleges and universities have embraced a...

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Michael C. Hall on Cold in July (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 8:22 AM


Cold in July is a dark Texas noir starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), co-written and directed by Jim Mickle. The film asks the question, How can a split-second decision change one's life? after Hall's character takes an understandable action with...

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Katie Couric, Laurie David and Stephanie Soechtig are Fed Up with America's Childhood Obesity Crisis (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 9:05 AM


Journalist Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) executive produced Fed Up, a documentary by Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped), about America's childhood obesity epidemic. While there have been many docs on obesity and America's industrial food industry, this one takes aim at the...

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Kurt Russell and The Battered Bastards of Baseball (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:26 AM


Before Kurt Russell was a grown-up movie star, he was a ballplayer. Playing the Tribeca Film Festival this week is The Battered Bastards of Baseball, which tells the story of an independent minor league team started by Russell's father, actor Bing Russell, and...

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Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina at Tribeca Film Festival (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:25 AM


Screening at the Tribeca Film Festival next week, Love is Strange is an adult love story by veteran indie filmmaker Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Married Life), starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei. In the film, Lithgow and Molina marry...

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Land Ho! At the Tribeca Film Festival (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:21 AM


Land Ho!, a road trip comedy co-written/directed by filmmakers Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, follows two retirees through the nightclubs and other dangers of Iceland. It was bought by premiere indie distributor, Sony Pictures Classics, for release while at Sundance, but is now...

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Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss at the Tribeca Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:15 AM


Mark Duplass is an indie staple who has re-pioneered a Neo-Realism as an actor, producer, writer and director in films like The Puffy Chair, Cyrus and Humpday. In The One I Love, now screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, he plays opposite Elisabeth...

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The Science and Business of Celebrity Gifting at Sundance (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 12:05 PM

The Sundance Film Festival has in ways grown far beyond what Robert Redford ever intended when the Sundance Institute assumed control over the U.S. Film Festival in 1985. People who remember it from its early days speak wistfully of the intimacy it possessed, and then sigh as hordes of attendees...

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