GETTING A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Interning, Script Supervising, and Approaching a Producer With a Project

▶ An Interview With Chiemi Karasawa

 

 

Since launching her production company, Isotope Films, in 2005, Chiemi Karasawa has served as a producer on more than sixteen documentaries. Her first film, Billy the Kid, directed by Jennifer Venditti, won Best Documentary at the SXSW, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, and Melbourne film festivals. It premiered theatrically and was released by HBO in 2008. Her second film, The Betrayal, directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, premiered at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 and won the Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking in 2010. ...

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