Author: Lissa Gibbs

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


Articles Written by Lissa Gibbs:

Distributor FAQ: University of California Extension

University of California extension 2000 Center St., 4th fl., Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 642-1340 or 643-2788; fax: (510) 643-9271; cmil@uclink.berkeley.edu; www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/; contacts: Dan Bickley and Kate Spohr What is the University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning (CMIL)? We are the educational media distribution agency of the University of California. We distribute… Read more »

The Cinema Guild

What is The Cinema Guild? We are a well-established (in business over 25 years) “full-service” distributor of motion pictures in all markets—theatrical, nontheatrical, television, and home video—and are thereby able to oversee the release of a film and maximize its commercial potential throughout its entire distribution career. Who is The Cinema Guild? Philip and Mary-Ann… Read more »

V Tape

What is V tape? V tape is an information and distribution system for mediaworks by artists and independents. We are strongly committed to the medium of video and media artworks—to their cataloging, their exhibition, their distribution, their preservation, and their future. V tape is actively involved in the continuous evolution of information technologies, seeking new… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: V Tape

What is V tape? V tape is an information and distribution system for mediaworks by artists and independents. We are strongly committed to the medium of video and media artworks—to their cataloging, their exhibition, their distribution, their preservation, and their future. V tape is actively involved in the continuous evolution of information technologies, seeking new… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing

What is Seventh Art? A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs. Who is Seventh Art? We’re a subsidiary of Cordish Media Inc. Udy Epstein, principal and co-founder (with Jonathan Cordish, who is currently at the Wharton School), is joined at Seventh Art by… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences

What is Films for the Humanities and Sciences? Films for the Humanities and Sciences is the largest distributor of videos and CD-ROMs to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America. Who is Film for the Humanities and Sciences? President and CEO is Betsy Sherer. Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer is Jay Shah. Molly… Read more »

Films for the Humanities and Sciences

What is Films for the Humanities and Sciences? Films for the Humanities and Sciences is the largest distributor of videos and CD-ROMs to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America. Who is Film for the Humanities and Sciences? President and CEO is Betsy Sherer. Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer is Jay Shah. Molly… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Seventh Art Releasing

What is Seventh Art? A filmmaker-friendly specialized theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit. We mostly do docs. Who is Seventh Art? We’re a subsidiary of Cordish Media Inc. Udy Epstein, principal and co-founder (with Jonathan Cordish, who is currently at the Wharton School), is joined at Seventh Art by… Read more »

Stratopshere Entertainment

What is Stratosphere? We’re a new theatrical motion picture distribution company based in New York City. Who is Stratosphere? Founded by investor Carl Icahn and former film professor Paul E. Cohen, it is currently run by Richard Abramowitz. Total number of employees: 15. When did Stratosphere come into being? In the fall of 1997. Driving… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Stratosphere Entertainment

What is Stratosphere? We’re a new theatrical motion picture distribution company based in New York City. Who is Stratosphere? Founded by investor Carl Icahn and former film professor Paul E. Cohen, it is currently run by Richard Abramowitz. Total number of employees: 15. When did Stratosphere come into being? In the fall of 1997. Driving… Read more »