Author: Carolyn DeVivo

Carolyn DeVivo

Carolyn DeVivo is an editor at the Independent and an MA candidate in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. She graduated in 2019 with a degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. When she’s not working on school or professional work, she can be found obsessing over anything marvel, star wars, or planning her third trip to San Diego Comic-Con.


Articles Written by Carolyn DeVivo:

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Italy Ends Film Censorship

In a symbolic move on April 5th, Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini abolished the cinematic censorship laws that have been in place since 1913. Over the past several decades, there have been hundreds of films censored, including Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic Last Tango In Paris. According to a survey by Cinecensura, an online exhibition… Read more »

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Film at Lincoln Center: 50th Anniversary of New Directors/New Films

Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) reopens on April 16 with a celebration of the 50th-anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF). The festival introduces 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide and runs via virtual and in-person screenings from April 28-May 8, with in-person screenings extended through May 13 at FLC. To celebrate this… Read more »

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India’s Streaming Services Under New Regulations

Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced a series of digital media laws targeted at social media and streaming services on February 25th. After several reports regarding inappropriate content from Netflix India and Amazon Prime Video, the government was pressured to create a new system for reporting and resolving censorship issues. These new… Read more »