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Amber Edwards Interview: Producer Debuts 'Michael Feinstein's American Songbook' on PBS

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Amber Edwards

Premiering Wednesday, October 6 on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), is the three-part series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, produced and directed by Amber Edwards of Hudson West Productions. Viewers accompany Feinstein on stage and backstage in this documentary, hear him interpret great standards, listen in on personal stories about the songwriters and entertainers he’s worked with over three decades, and join him on his quest to find and preserve rare treasures of classic American music. “We spend an awful lot of time actually talking about solving narrative problems. I don’t know how many years you have to do that to figure […]

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Ryan Piers Williams Interview: Director Explores Post-Combat Trauma in 'The Dry Land'

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Ryan Piers Williams

First time feature director Ryan Piers Williams brings the independent film The Dry Land to the big screen. The movie depicts a compelling story of an Iraq War veteran who returns home to Texas and deals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the aftermath of his combat experience. The movie stars Ryan O’Nan as James, the soldier who must come to terms with life after war and America Ferrera (also executive producer) as Sarah, the wife who tries to help him readjust to a normal life. “Five years ago was a time when nobody was talking about PTSD and quite […]