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The Accidental Filmmaker

Patricia Kinaga just wanted to document victims of domestic violence – instead she wound up being nominated for an Emmy

What do you get when you cross a sensitive lawyer with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office? Award-winning movies, of course. Patricia Kinaga was for almost nine years a deputy city attorney, in touch daily with the gamut of depravity, corruption and wickedness that files through those offices daily. But rather than turn to drink or slip into depression, Kinaga decided to do something positive. She made a movie. Her first film, About Love, is about and for victims of domestic …

Home on the Range (and in the Courtroom)

Jim Nichols saddles up

Jim Nichols has been a true American cowboy most of his life, beginning at the age of 9, when he received his first horse on his father’s Arizona ranch. Today he is still a cowboy, riding, roping, rounding up cattle and mending broken cattle fences on his own California ranch, many decades later. “It’s in my blood,” he says, “like a virus that burns through me.” Most days, however, Nichols puts away his lasso and picks up a pen and legal pad. Nichols is also vice president …

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