Betsy is discussing with producer/director Nick Ryan and writer Mark Monroe on October 13, 2013 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The latest book review/essay from Betsy is about the book “The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of the Motion Picture”
Betsy is serving as a juror for Documentary Features at the Dallas Video Festival Betsy McLane is the author of the book A NEW HISTORY OF DOCUMENTARY FILM: SECOND EDITION, which recently went into a second printing. She has served as the Project Director for the The American Documentary Showcase, a cooperative project of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of US Department of State. For eight years McLane as the Executive Director the International Documentary Association. She hold and MA and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Betsy’s current research project is a 6000 word essay on American Political Documentaries of the 21st Century being included in THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO FILM AND POLITICS is large a volume being edited by Claire Molloy (a Professor in Film at Edge Hill University in Liverpool) and Dr. Yannis Tzioumakis (Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at University of Liverpool).
Betsy is moderating a series of discussions with documentary filmmakers at Member Screenings at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles. Link to see excerpts. http://www.oscars.org/video/academyconversations.html