Author: Jason Guerrasio

Jason Guerrasio was a staff writer for The Independent.


Articles Written by Jason Guerrasio:

Distributor FAQ: Wellspring Media

What is Wellspring Media? Lidell: It’s one of the only independent film distributors that has the capacity to distribute theatrically, on television, domestically, internationally, and on home video. It’s the successor company to Winstar and Fox Lorber. Guirgis: We also have a department that co-produces documentaries between acquisitions and international sales, so basically we raise… Read more »

Funder FAQ: GreeneStreet Films

What is GreeneStreet Films? GreeneStreet Films is a production and finance company. We mostly concentrate on films, but we do a little television as well. When did GreeneStreet Films start? It was begun in 1996 by John Penotti and Fisher Stevens. They both were interested in starting a company that could support artists who have… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Facets Multi-Media

What is Facets? Facets Multi-Media is an arts organization based in Chicago, Illinois. We also have the world’s largest and most unique collection of foreign, classic American, independent, experimental, documentary, cult, fine arts, and children’s videos and DVD’s. The Facets collection represents over fifty thousand individual titles. In addition we also do Facets Cinematheque, an… Read more »

Q&A with Milos Stehlik of Facets Multi-Media

What is Facets? Facets Multi-Media is an arts organization based in Chicago, Illinois. We also have the world’s largest and most unique collection of foreign, classic American, independent, experimental, documentary, cult, fine arts, and children’s videos and DVD’s. The Facets collection represents over fifty thousand individual titles. In addition we also do Facets Cinematheque, an… Read more »

GreeneStreet Films

What is GreeneStreet Films? GreeneStreet Films is a production and finance company. We mostly concentrate on films, but we do a little television as well. When did GreeneStreet Films start? It was begun in 1996 by John Penotti and Fisher Stevens. They both were interested in starting a company that could support artists who have… Read more »

Q&A with Tom Quinn of Samuel Goldwyn Films

When and why was Samuel Goldwyn Films created? In the late 1970’s, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. created the Samuel Goldwyn Company, which then later became Samuel Goldwyn Films. He and our president, Meyer Gottlieb, [have] been working together since they created the first incarnation of the Samuel Goldwyn Company. We’re looking to produce films anywhere between… Read more »

Pitching to PBS

Ever wanted to pitch an idea to one of the PBS strands but didn’t know how? Well The Independent has put together this rundown of the programs that keep their doors open for ideas from indie producers. American Experience—accepts pitches Watched in nearly eight million homes each week, American Experience has told stories of the… Read more »

Latino Public Broadcasting

What is Latino Public Broadcasting? Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a nonprofit organization that funds the development, production, postproduction, and acquisition of programming with educational and cultural contexts addressing the Latino voice in the United Sates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds us, which means the programs we look for are ones that can… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Latino Public Broadcasting

What is Latino Public Broadcasting? Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a nonprofit organization that funds the development, production, postproduction, and acquisition of programming with educational and cultural contexts addressing the Latino voice in the United Sates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds us, which means the programs we look for are ones that can… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Film Movement

What is Film Movement? We’re a company that matches consumers with deserving filmmakers. We do this in two ways: through theatrical releases and by combining them with a subscription-based service so that people everywhere in the United States and ultimately Canada can get access to the same films as people in New York City, Chicago,… Read more »