Cirina Catania

Dateline: Cirina Catania, Writer-Director
Articles: 46
First Published: Feb 13, 2011 / Last Published: Jun 20, 2013
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Cirina Catania is a writer, director, journalist and former marketing executive with a long history of success in both the major studio and independent film environment. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She has written, directed and/or shot numerous television shows and her credits include National Geographic’s “Nat Geo’s Most Amazing Photos” as writer/field producer, the ground-breaking 12-part series for Discovery Channel, “Southern Steel;” a made-for-TV movie/pilot entitled, “John Douglas-Mindhunter;” 13 episodes of Lifetime’s “ Merge,” starring Lisa Rinna; 16 episodes of “Worst Case Scenario,” for Columbia Television, 6 episodes of “Untold Stories from the ER,” for TLC; and 2 episodes of “Animal Kidding,” for Animal Planet. Ms. Catania also produces the popular weekly one-hour tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, which is streamed live each Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm Pacific time at or can be downloaded on iTunes.

Cirina Catania's articles

  1. June 20, 2013

    Piracy Rising, Civolution's Watermarking & Fingerprinting Technology Keeping Pace
    In tis exclusive interview, Alex Terpstra, CEO of Civolution talks about tracking technology and warns the company can monitor audio and video on all fronts.
  2. May 17, 2013

    American Idol - What's Behind the Winning Envelope? Telescope.
    1.5 billion interactions have been processed by Telescope in the last year. 75% of those are from mobile devices.
  3. April 10, 2013

    "American Idol" Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
    Randy Jackson and Nigel Lythgoe agree, "it is all about the talent," in this exclusive interview backstage prior to the awards ceremony.
    in TV
  4. April 4, 2013

    California Teacher Invents iOgrapher - the First Case for iPad Mini Filmmakers
    Gadget is first of its kind and under construction, financing through Kickstarter
  5. March 8, 2013

    NewTek Shares Interesting History Behind SXSW's Live Streams
    Tim Jenison, NewTek Founder and visionary force behind the desktop revolution of the 1990's predicted the democratization of video production. TriCasters are now used to produce over 60,000 hours of video content each week (40,000 hours are live).
  6. March 7, 2013 Tracks 2013 SXSW in Austin Using Social Media on Steroids
    Jumping off the success of their SuperBowl campaign, the one-stop social media site providing platform for news and events at the upcoming SXSW
  7. March 2, 2013

    Eyeist Publishes First Cloud-Based Portfolio Review Site for Photographers
    Two teams of 16 developers headed by Doug Dewirs and founders Allegra Wilde, Micah and Jesse Diamond created site providing portfolio reviews for shutterbugs worldwide.
  8. February 27, 2013

    Branded Video Conversion Rates 91% Higher in Q4 of 2012
    Combined tablet and mobile video viewing increased 100% (from 4% to 8%)
  9. February 17, 2013

    Near-Set Getting Even Closer With On-Set Logging for Docs and Reality TV
    Lumberjack Logging App To be Unveiled at the Hollywood Post Alliance for the First Time
  10. February 6, 2013

    Perfectly Clear - A Professional Solution to Intelligent Photo Fixes
    Plug-in and corresponding mobile apps are scientifically designed, automatic, accurate and a creative pleasure.