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  • Meet the filmmakers of the French megahit “The Intouchables” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    These are heady times for the French-Jewish filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Harvey Weinstein snatched up the rights to their French-language odd couple dramedy, “The Intouchables,” following The Weinstein Company’s penchant for purchasing Gallic fare such as the...

  • Top Five DOs and DON’Ts at the OSCARS

    By Misha Henckel

    February 27, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    1. DO be impeccable, appropriate, and delightful. Colin Firth, always understated, accepting for Best Actor, “I have a feeling my career has just peaked.” You just can’t help rooting for him.

    2. DON’T get too excited and lose control of yourself. Spontaneity is important but...

  • ‘The King’s Speech’ cinematographer, Danny Cohen [SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 23, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    In a memorable scene from “The King’s Speech,” the future George VI (Colin Firth), a.k.a. Bertie, spews every expletive imaginable as a technique to overcome his severe stutter with the help of an unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).  As f-words flow, a...

  • ‘King’s Speech’ addresses our own ability to change

    February 18, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    George is a client in my leadership and communication coaching practice. A few weeks ago, he sent an e-mail asking if I had seen “The King’s Speech.” The message struck me because, earlier that day, another client had said to me: “Drew, you need to see that movie. It reminds...

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  • Lessons from “The King’s Speech”

    By Misha Henckel

    January 27, 2011 | 9:02 pm

    Everyone must see “The King’s Speech!” This is a film about courage, inner strength, perseverance and finding one’s voice and one Self. It is about showing up even in the face of overwhelming odds, and about the value of true friendship.

    It’s a true story based on the life...