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Ed Burns Gives Aspiring Fimmakers Advice for MOFILM/Chevy Competition


Ed Burns Gives Aspiring Fimmakers Advice for MOFILM/Chevy Competition

Chevrolet is streaming three exclusive interviews with director Ed Burns on its YouTube page in order to inspire aspiring filmmakers to enter the MOFILM/Chevy short film competition. In the first interview, which can be viewed at, Burns discusses why it’s important for directors to collaborate with their cast and crew.

Burns also advises new filmmakers on how to navigate film festivals in an interview that can be viewed at: Lastly, he relays advice that was given to him when he was first starting out in Hollywood. That interview can be found at:

Chevrolet is sponsoring the competition with MOFILM, a production company that helps up-and-coming filmmakers create videos for big companies and social causes. They want new directors to create a short movie that captures the essence of the Chevrolet brand and the car’s passion for the American spirit. Filmmakers interested in entering the contest may submit their entries until April 4. More information can be found at MOFILM’s official website at:

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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