A Division of A & R Productions
Atlanta-Film Forum is a live, magazine-style program that starts its thirteenth year on People TV beginning October 11, 2005. Co-producers Aron Siegel and Matt Ceccato host the show.
Aron conceived the show and has been its producer and co-host since 1992. He has also worked behind the cameras as a sound mixer and boom operator with feature film directors and cinematographers (including Bill Pope of The Matrix) on several productions in the Southeast.
Matt is an independent film critic and creator of The Atlanta Movie Theater Guide. He has been actively reviewing the current movie-going conditions in the Atlanta area since 2000. No kernel of popcorn, no out of focus projector and no dirty restroom is safe from Matt's keen eye for detail. Matt has also worked with the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company and their sister group, the Mighty Rassillon Art Players as a performer and singer. Recently, Matt has also worked on various film sets as a boom operator, including the upcoming feature Kathy T filmed at Emory University.
Film Forum critically reviews movies currently showing at theaters and recently released home video/pay-per-view titles. Each 30-minute program also features either a guest from the Georgia/Southeast film industry or a notable film personality, director, writer or producer. Recent interviewees have included sound mixer Whit Norris (Friday Night Lights) and acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith.
The show encourages audience participation by allowing viewers the opportunity to speak directly to the hosts and guests via call-in.
Segments also include commentary focusing on "sleeper" or independent movies, trivia, where viewers are able to answer questions posed by the hosts, and state of the film industry discussions. Twice a year, the show also tackles the controversial topic of movie theater etiquette. Viewers can also receive complimentary movie passes by sending in self-addressed, stamped envelopes.
Film Forum is originally broadcast LIVE every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM on Metro Atlanta's Comcast Channel 24 and replayed every Thursday at 2:00 PM and Saturday at varying times. The show is broadcast on Comcast Broadband (Channel 25) in DeKalb County and Decatur every Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Finally, the show is shown repeatedly during the week on the Georgia Tech and Georgia State closed circuit cable systems and is also broadcast on Channel 22 on Fridays at 11:30 am on the metro Atlanta UHF dial.
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