About Debra Kaufman
Debra Kaufman has been writing about film/TV technology and business for 25 years, for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Wired. She also authors the MobilizedTV.com blog. Reach her at dkla99@verizon.net.

What Price Innocence?
‘When They See Us’ Recounts the Journey of Five Wrongfully Convicted Teens

June 7, 2019

In 1989, five teenagers of color were arrested and accused of the rape and brutal beating of a white woman who had been jogging in Central Park. Although the DNA on the rape kit didn’t match any of the young men, they were first coerced to “confess” and convicted by juries in two separate trials in 1990. Dubbed the Central Park Five, the boys became men during their six to 13 years in prison before a convicted serial rapist confessed to the attacks in 2002. […]

Duck Dynasty – Editing the Fowl Play of Huey, Dewey, Louie and Company

February 15, 2019

Longtime classic Disney character Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie made their very first appearance 82 years ago in a February 1937 Donald Duck Sunday newspaper comic strip (only three years after Donald himself was created). By October of that year, the triplets had their own strip, Donald’s Nephews, and six months later, in April 1938, the three ducklets made their animated debut in a cartoon short of the same name. […]

Oscar-Worthy Re-Recording Mixers

February 10, 2019

At the 2019 Oscars, the nominees in the Sound Mixing category have worked on a wide variety of movie genres, from the super-heroes of ‘Black Panther’ to the Oscar-nominated Rami Malek’s turn at stadium rock with the band Queen in […]

The Eyes and Ears of Reality TV

August 17, 2018

Logging and transcribing are key responsibilities in the making of reality TV, as well as documentaries and occasionally other televised fare, but few know the subtle differences between the two and what the purveyors of these crafts actually do. […]

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