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Cirina Catania is a writer, director, journalist and former marketing executive at a Fortune 100 company with a long history of success in both the major studio and independent film environment. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She has written, directed and/or shot numerous television shows and her credits include National Geographic’s “Nat Geo’s Most Amazing Photos” as writer/field producer, the ground-breaking 12-part series for Discovery Channel, “Southern Steel;” a made-for-TV movie/pilot entitled, “John Douglas-Mindhunter;” 13 episodes of Lifetime’s “ Merge,” starring Lisa Rinna; 16 episodes of “Worst Case Scenario,” for Columbia Television, 6 episodes of “Untold Stories from the ER,” for TLC; and 2 episodes of “Animal Kidding,” for Animal Planet. Ms. Catania also produces the popular weekly one-hour tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, which is streamed live each Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm PdT or can be downloaded on iTunes. She writes for Technorati here:

Gadget Review: OBiTalk

OBi 100

The OBi when paired with Google Voice runs with no monthly or recurring fees of any kind – and lets you have the sturdy feel of a landline device. Read More »

Anatomy of an Photo Portfolio Review

Photo by Norman Schwartz, #24

Working up the courage to have your portfolio reviewed by professionals can be a highly rewarding decision. Read More »

Product Review: Pelican S130 ProGear Backpack

The Pelican ProGear Backpack S130 Sport Elite is great for photographic gear, a laptop, etc. on remote shoots. Read More »

Furnishing Hope to Disabled Vets

It is shocking to learn that many of our returning warriors end up on blow-up mattresses because they have no furniture. Read More »

Identity of Bus Stop Dancing Woman Discovered!

Ellie Cole, a simple secretary from the UK has become an internet sensation as she was captured dancing at a bus stop in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK Read More »

Movie Review: My Way to Olympia

Director Niko von Glasow, himself disabled, tells a series of very personal stories about athletes preparing for the 2012 Paralympics. Read More »

Reflecting on the ’60s: Something Gained, Something Lost

Life for women in the '60s: What was gained, what was lost and what is new? Reflections on a quiet Sunday morning. Read More »