PBS's Independent Lens at the Television Critics Association Press Tour

Posted on August 3, 2009

At the Television Critics Association Press Tour, held this past weekend in Los Angeles, television critics and other reporters previewed upcoming programs from PBS. This year Independent Lens showcased two programs from its upcoming 2009-2010 season: YOUNG@HEART, which looks at a group of seniors who belt out hit songs from James Brown to Coldplay; and COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, a film that explores the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the debates over artistic expression, copyright law and (of course) money. 

Check the blog later today for a full behind-the-scenes report. Video blogger Zadi Diaz, from the entertainment blog epicfu.com, caught up with some of the filmmakers and talent. Check out her interviews below and hear more about the inspiration behind the films and what it was like making it. Members of the Young@Heart Chorus:


Bob Cilman director of the Young@Heart Chorus:


Ian Edgar, member of Eclectic Method and pioneer of audio-visual mixing, featured in the film COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS:


Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod, filmmakers of COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS: 


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