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Jan Lisa Huttner

Meet Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner HERE IS THE TEXT FROM OUR ORIGINAL “MEET YOUR HOSTS” PAGE POSTED IN 2002! Jan was born & raised in northern New Jersey, where MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE, THE LATE SHOW, THE LATE LATE SHOW, & THE LATE LATE SHOW II were daily television staples.  While other Dads watched sports, […]

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Support Staff

FF2 Media also thanks Birgit Pauli-Haack, Dana Sinn, Dennis King, Karen Wegehenkel, Ray Marrero, Sharon Rosenzweig and many others for their support and encouragement.

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What Would Nora Do? One Last Look at Nora Ephron’s “Successful” Film Career

Nora Ephron died on Tuesday, June 26, at the age of 71. Although she had been very ill for several years, she kept her condition a secret, so her “sudden” death came as a shock to many people. Tributes began flowing into the Blogosphere, and the avalanche of anecdotes swelled as famous people with well-known […]

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Tzivi’s June ’12 Spotlight

Ah, Spring! Mild weather returns to Chicago and our lecture halls overflow with fascinating guest speakers. On May 6, I went to Spertus to hear Daniel Greene read from his 2011 book The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity. Greene is the Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at […]

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Jan Chats with Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman about their New Film ‘Howl’

Jan Chats with Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman about their New Film ‘Howl’ (First Posted in 2010) From Jan’s Oct ’10 Spotlight in the JUF NEWS: Howl will be called a BioPic about Allen Ginsberg (played by James Franco), but it’s really a “PoemPic” about the genesis and impact of one of the 20th Century’s most […]

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Jane Chats with Jane Campion about ‘Bright Star’

Jane Chats with Jane Campion about ‘Bright Star’ (First posted in 2009) Jane Campion came to Chicago on Friday, July 24, to discuss ”Bright Star’ —her lyrical new film about the doomed love affair between tubercular poet John Keats and his muse Fanny Brawne. Film critics looking for a Keats BioPic will be sorely disappointed. From […]

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