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.

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. […]

Calling Out Anti-Mom Bias in the Workplace

July 13, 2018

On a Saturday in late June, over 40 women members gathered at the Guild’s LA headquarters for a roundtable entitled “#MomsToo.” Amy Adrion, who directed “Half the Picture” (2018), which “celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination” against women in Hollywood, was also in attendance. […]

The ‘American Ninjas’ of Post

June 12, 2018

NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (2009-present), now celebrating its 10th season with its May 30 premiere, is a monster success. The series features thousands of athletes/contestants from dozens of US cities, who compete for the title of American Ninja champion. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Sound Editors 2018

February 9, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ list of nominees for the 2018 Oscars. In the sound editing category, nominations went to the teams behind ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Dunkirk, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ […]

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