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Author: Lee Matz

MPTV previewed new chapter of The Making of Milwaukee

To celebrate upcoming broadcast premier of The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter, the program’s producer, MPTV, held a special sneak peek on September 28 at the Historic Pabst Brewery’s Best Place. Historian, writer, producer, and host John Gurda and director, producer and editor Claudia Looze renewed their partnership to bring viewers an updated installment of the highly popular documentary series. “What we came up with is a half-hour program that’s different from the original series but also the same,” said Gurda. “We tried to achieve the same thematic perspective, find the same balance, and end in the same...

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Academy Award winner John Ridley talks movies, Milwaukee, and diversity

“The State of Cinema Address” is a keynote discussion held each year at the Milwaukee Film Festival. This year, Festival Director Jonathan Jackson interviewed Milwaukee native John Ridley, director, producer, and Academy Award winning writer of 12 Years a Slave. Ridley returned to his hometown overnight to take part in the festival, which he also recently joined Milwaukee Film’s Board of Directors. He is currently producing two television shows on opposite sides of the world, one in Los Angeles and the other London. Many topics were covered during the talk, particularly what Milwaukee would need to accomplish in order...

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Photo Essay: Rock the Green 2016

Rock the Green, the Midwest’s zero waste music festival with a mission to educate and empower the community to take actionable steps to live sustainably, was be held on September 17, with an eclectic lineup of world-class bands and expanded sustainability offerings.

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