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Ari Karpel

Guest/Producer

Journalist who writes for Fast Company magazine and the New York Times, he blogs at The Modern Mensch

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'House of Cards' show-runner on the Netflix experiment; 'Les Miserables' costume designer.

'House of Cards' Showrunner; 'Les Mis' Costume Designer

'House of Cards' show-runner on the Netflix experiment; 'Les Miserables' costume designer.

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Morgan Spurlock on producing web series for the Internet. Plus, television masters on how to make a great TV pilot.

Spurlock Produces for the Internet; What's in a TV Pilot?

Morgan Spurlock on producing web series for the Internet. Plus, television masters on how to make a great TV pilot.

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As the Fall TV season continues, we look at the challenges to making a successful comedy pilot. Plus Alex Kendrick, the man behind the hit Christian film, Courageous...

What's in a TV Pilot?; 'Courageous,' a Faith-Based Film

As the Fall TV season continues, we look at the challenges to making a successful comedy pilot. Plus Alex Kendrick, the man behind the hit Christian film, Courageous...

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