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The Making of Being Elmo, with Director Constance Marks

Being Elmo director Constance Marks began her filmmaking career over 30 years ago as an assistant editor for the renowned cinema verite pioneers David and Albert Maysles. For Being Elmo, she partnered with her cameraman husband James Miller and childhood friend Corrine LaPook to take a close look at Kevin Clash, the man behind (and … READ MORE

4 Hilarious Elmo/Kevin Clash Videos and a Trailer

We’re gearing up for the premiere of Being Elmo on April 5 and April 9 at 10pm, and in that spirit, we’ve found some pretty hilarious videos you may NOT have seen of Elmo (and puppeteer Kevin Clash). Here are a few of our favorites. Elmo Visits with Jimmy Fallon (part 1) Did you know … READ MORE

Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz!

In our preparation for the television broadcast premiere of Being Elmo (April 5 and April 9 at 10pm), we thought we’d whip up another quiz for our audience, many of whom probably watched Sesame Street in the Mr. Hooper era, long before there was an Elmo. Sesame Street has been on for a few months … READ MORE

The 2012 Winter/Spring Season is Here!

Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the Independent Lens Winter/Spring lineup includes the award-winning films We Were Here, Hell and Back Again, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, and more! “Our upcoming winter/spring season features a robust slate of some of the most engaging and award-winning documentaries ever on Independent Lens,” said Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen. “It’s … READ MORE