Author: Lissa Gibbs

Lissa Gibbs was a contributing editor to The Independent and former Film Arts Foundation Fest director.


Articles Written by Lissa Gibbs:

National Asian American Telecommunications

What is NAATA? For 21 years, NAATA has been creating opportunities for Asian/Pacific American media through national public TV broadcasts, educational distribution, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and producer services. Our mission is to present the rich and diverse stories of Asian Americans to the broadest possible audience through production, exhibition, or… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Porchlight Entertainment

What is PorchLight Entertainment? PorchLight is an independent distributor of films and television. We focus solely on programs that promote positive values and/or are family-friendly. PorchLight also produces and co-produces films and series, and currently produces two animated series that air on PBS: Jay Jay the Jetplane and Adventures From the Book of Virtues. Best… Read more »

Porchlight Entertainment

What is PorchLight Entertainment? PorchLight is an independent distributor of films and television. We focus solely on programs that promote positive values and/or are family-friendly. PorchLight also produces and co-produces films and series, and currently produces two animated series that air on PBS: Jay Jay the Jetplane and Adventures From the Book of Virtues. Best… Read more »

Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution

What is the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre (CFMDC)? The CFMDC is Canada’s oldest artist-run organization and it helps give underground and independent filmmakers a greater profile through exhibitions. It also helps to generate revenue through distribution for them. Do you only distribute the work of Canadians? Not at all. Predominantly, the 1,600 film title collection… Read more »

Noodlehead Network

What is NoodleHead? NoodleHead takes the stuff that comes out of kids’ heads and turns it into videos that teach and make you think. We are distributors and producers of videos made with kids. What distinguishes you from other distributors? First, we only distribute videos made with kids. There’s no other organization that’s doing this… Read more »

PBS Home Video

What is PBS Home Video? The mission of PBS Home Video is to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers and member stations while promoting the core ideals of our company: education, culture, and citizenship. We do this by extending the visibility and utilization of our programming through marketing, selling, and fulfilling… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Lot 47 Films

What is Lot 47 Films? We are one of the few independent film distributors left in the United States. Who is Lot 47? It was co-founded in July 1999 by brothers Jeff and Scott Lipsky. A third brother, Mark, joined the company in January 2001 serving as co-president with Jeff. Scott holds the title of… Read more »

MediaRights.org

What exactly is MediaRights.org? MediaRights.org is a nonprofit community web site designed to make social-issue documentaries and advocacy videos easy to find. We are helping community organizers integrate social-issue documentaries into their action campaigns and encouraging filmmakers to learn how to work with community organizers. Driving philosophy behind MediaRights.org: We want to build a bridge… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: MediaRights.org

What exactly is MediaRights.org? MediaRights.org is a nonprofit community web site designed to make social-issue documentaries and advocacy videos easy to find. We are helping community organizers integrate social-issue documentaries into their action campaigns and encouraging filmmakers to learn how to work with community organizers. Driving philosophy behind MediaRights.org: We want to build a bridge… Read more »

Shooting Gallery Entertainment

What is Shooting Gallery Entertainment? Shooting Gallery Entertainment is a film, TV, music development/production/distribution company. Who is Shooting Gallery Entertainment? Shooting Gallery Entertainment management includes: Larry Meistrich (Chairman/CEO); Stephen Carlis (President); Eamonn Bowles (President, Shooting Gallery Films); Josh Kane (President, Shooting Gallery Television); and Phil Carson (President, Shooting Gallery Music). Total number of employees: More… Read more »