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Mixed Notes - July 16

By Rich Heldenfels Published: July 16, 2012

I have mostly been involved in domestic matters for the last couple of days, including a brief road trip on Sunday. Here are some items of interest...

Bob Schieffer has a bone to pick with the Romney campaign over their use of footage with him during a campaign ad -- one that, by the way, ran during Schieffer's "Face the Nation." A recap of the situation is here. CBS took the additional step Monday of issuing Schieffer's reaction to the ad, which is this:

: The Romney campaign bought time on FACE THE NATION during one of our commercial blocks, and in some markets around the country, are running a new ad which includes me. We’re going to just show you that. Obviously, I have no connection with the Romney campaign. This was done without our permission. It comes as a total surprise to me. That was a question that I posed to David Axelrod, the president's campaign manager. I wasn't stating something there. I was asking somebody else a question.

AMC has set the third-season premiere of "The Walking Dead" for October. From the official word:

AMC announced ... the premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season 3 on Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET/PT. As previously announced, the series’ third season will consist of 16 episodes. Season three will also air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 11pm ET/PT and “Comic Book Men” at 11:30pm ET/PT. Season two of both series consists of 16 half-hour episodes. Internationally, “The Walking Dead’ will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 15, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.

The latest Chagrin Documentary Film Festival will be in October. The official word:

The third annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival will present documentaries from around the globe on Wednesday, October 3 through Sunday, October 7, 2012 in venues throughout the historic Chagrin Valley.

As of July 1, over 250 films have been submitted for Festival consideration. These films are from over 35 countries and represent the work of both veteran and emerging filmmakers on a wide variety of topics.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is collaborating with arts and cultural organizations, schools and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio to develop programs and activities in addition to the film screenings. The Opening Night Reception, Red Carpet Awards Ceremony, Gala Filmmaker Awards Luncheon, Filmmaker Panels, and “Best of the Fest” Sunday screenings will be included in this year’s schedule of special events.

Honorary Chair of the 2012 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is filmmaker Tyler Davidson, director of Take Shelter (award winner from the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals) and graduate of Chagrin Falls High School.

Ivan Schwartz, Director of the Cleveland Film Commission, will serve as co-emcee of the Filmmaker Awards Luncheon. He says, "In only two years, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has grown to screen 90 documentaries from 26 countries, Cleveland is well known as a film town, with discerning audiences for documentaries and independents as well as studio features. We expect big things from this film festival in the future." ...

To volunteer, become a Festival sponsor, or learn more about the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival visit






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